Transforming Cinema film festival is being held at venues across Sheffield this weekend to coincide with Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday, 20 November. The film festival, produced by E.D.E.N Film Productions, brings together speaker events and films on trans issues and productions from the LGBTQ community. Transgender Day of Remembrance, is an annual memorial to those murdered as a result of trans-phobia, and highlights the violence faced by the transgender community. In Sheffield there will be a vigil at 6pm in Hallam Square. Shamaan Freeman-Powell spoke to festival organiser Claire Watkinson of E.D.E.N. Film production and film producer Taylor Le Fin.
Sports writer Anthony Clavane, author of ‘A Yorkshire Tragedy: The Rise and Fall of a Sporting Powerhouse’ was in conversation at the Off the Shelf Literary Festival. Barnsley poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan interviewed Anthony Clavane earlier this week in a special festival session reflecting on the region’s sporting performance over the last twenty years. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke with the two writers.
Sally Goldsmith, has created songs and poems from the words of ‘ordinary’ local people for her new work ‘Out of the Ordinary’. The Sheffield poet, singer and songwriter was performing at Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind and has a published a new book of the same title. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Nether Edge Festival got under way with a ‘yarnstorming’ session as local artist Lynn Carruthers led Nether Edge locals through the streets to decorate the trees with woollen patterns. The family festival, celebrating the community of Nether Edge, is now in its second year and features events ranging from ceildhis to cricket matches, wildlife talks and musical performance. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Local artist and comedian Chella Quint is hosting a series of workshops on wind turbines as part of Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind. The festival is a celebration of ideas, culture and collaboration between academics and professionals from Sheffield’s cultural, creative and digital industries. The activities and events are free and open to the public. Quint, who has been working in collaboration with Sheffield University, is a passionate turbine spotter. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield’s ‘Off the Shelf’ literature festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this autumn. Starting in October, this year’s festival programme is wide ranging, with over 200 events for all ages and described by organisers as “bursting with innovation, creativity, authenticity and life”. Sheffield Live! reporter Shamman Freeman-Powell met with Off the Shelf organisers and authors and heard of taste of what’s in store.
Sheffield Doc Fest attracts thousands of people into the city each year. For 2016, the festival has a new CEO and Director. Sheffield Live caught up with Liz McIntyre about her plans for the festival and what it brings to local filmmakers.
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.
The ‘Recover Street Film Festival’ has been to a number of cities, showcasing short films showing how people have recovered from addictions. The festival aims to raise awareness of drug and alcohol related problems. But instead of showcasing the films in a cinema, they were screened on Fargate. Shoppers were invited to grab a pair of headphones and watch the videos.
Thousands of cyclists took to the streets of Sheffield to celebrate the first anniversary of the Grand Depart. Cote de Wincobank saw people cycling up the steepest part of the Tour circuit. While others took a 8 kilometer route around the City Centre.