Ignite Imaginations has teamed up with charity Age Better to offer music, singing, crafts and other activities for the older generation in Burngreave, with a free lunch thrown in for good measure. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to textile and mixed media artist Helen Moyes.
The Peace in the Park festival returned to Sheffield for 2017 with the message of reclaiming peace in the world and the power of community action. The arts and music festival is celebrating its fifteenth year since it launched in 2003 and is still run entirely by volunteers. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Created out of the ‘Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts’ 1940, the ‘Arts Council England’ aimed to support Britain’s culture as part of the war effort. Now, seventy years on, Sheffield Live wanted to find out how the ‘Arts Council England’ helps Sheffield and whether the ‘Brexit’ vote after the EU referendum may change this. Here’s what Senior Manager Pete Massey had to say.
Off the Shelf Festival of Words has officially launched today. The festival has many authors, poets, journalists and speakers across a number of venues. It’s partly funded by the Arts council, and runs until the 31st of October.
Makers of Sheffields’ famous Hendersons Relish have released a cook book with a difference. The book includes art, music and culture as well as recipes from the City which all include the not so secret ingredient.
Sheffield Live! reporter Emma Wass interviews Stacey Sampson from Dead Earnest Theatre, an applied theatre company in Sheffield who create bespoke theatre and interactive workshops to address a range of social issues. Most recently they devised a performance for the Accommodation and Campus Services Department of the University of Sheffield around the issue of staff absence and returning to work interviews.
In this interview, Stacey talks about the Creative Sparks programme, an initiative for children funded by Sheffield City Council. Over the past two weeks they have been delivering free drama and art and craft workshops in Firth Park and the city centre.
For more information about the Creative Sparks workshops, email Stacey on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The report was aired on Communities Live on August 27, 2010.