Sheffield gears up for Migration Matters Festival

Migration Matters Festival is set to return to Sheffield on Friday with its biggest line up to date for this year’s Refugee Week. The annual festival, now into its fourth year, features local, national and international acts celebrating the positive impact of migration in the city and the UK. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Artists and campaigners join to make art to change the world

Artists, activists and campaigners shared their ideas and tools at the Sheffield Institute of Arts in the Old Post Office for the workshop ‘Art Possibility Action’. The event aimed to bring together those who want to change the world with their art, and those who want to find out how art can help in effective political action. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Women of Steel celebrated

The Women of Steel statue has been unveiled in Sheffield City centre. The statue honors and commemorates the work that women did during both world wars to keep the steel industry going.

Going Public Exhibition launches across five Sheffield Venues

Five venues across Sheffield are showcasing work from major European Art Collectors, highlighting the city, and the public and private. ‘Going Public’ includes vast collections of some rarely seen work. Pieces by different artists will be on display at the Millennium Galleries, Graves Gallery, the Sheffield Cathedral, the Site Gallery and Sheffield Hallam University until the 12th of December. Louisa Briggs is the Exhibition Curator at the Millennium Galleries.

4 July is Sheffield Pride Day.

Sheffield Pride is taking place at the  Sheffield Students’ Union at the University of Sheffield. the festival will have various activities, music, and food and drink .  Pride is hoping to re start the local gay scene in Sheffield.

Local authors publish book

A new creative writing group which has been meeting at the Archer Project has released its first book of memoirs, fiction and poetry. The group called Unscribe has received funding from Sheffield Hallam Student Union.