Arts and culture from around the world is set to be on show in the Winter Gardens and Barker’s Pool with a weekend of poetry, music, stage and more, brought to Sheffield by Good Chance Theatre. The FreeDome arts festival builds on the Theatre of Hope project created in the Sangatte refugee camp, Calais and which has gone on to tour the world. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Dina Mousawi, creative producer at Good Chance Theatre.
A street mural has been unveiled on Howard Street to mark the tenth anniversary of Now Then, Sheffield’s monthly arts, culture and political magazine. The mural was created by local artist Rob Lee. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The Fun Palaces campaign, a weekend dedicated to putting communities at the heart of culture, brought workshops and events to Sheffield’s libraries, theatres, parks and shopping malls. The campaign, organised across the UK and beyonds aims to democratise culture by nurturing untapped resources in the community and supporting people to develop new skills and polish up old ones. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Hundreds attended the Sharrow Festival at the weekend as festival goers celebrated its 21st anniversary. The community event features multiple stages for music and dance, crafts and campaign stalls, and activities including five-a-side football and a graffiti zone. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield’s annual Migration Matters theatre and arts festival has launched as part of Refugee Week, aiming to unite people across cultures and communities. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Young people from schools across Sheffield came together together at the weekend for the One Sheffield Many Cultures Festival at Barker’s Pool. The day of music, dance, gymnastics and family fun was organised by pupils from ten different Sheffield schools. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield Carnival is set to return for the first time since the 1980s with a colourful parade which will take place at the Norfolk Heritage Park. The carnival, with costumes, music, food and cultural activities will run alongside Sheffield Fayre as a free, family friendly event. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed joined the preparations at Weston Park Museum.
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.
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! is hosting an exclusive preview of programmes under development for Sheffield’s new local TV channel.
Join us for a breakfast screening with an eclectic selection of showreels from our independent producers. Sheffield Live! TV will carry a diverse mix of news and current affairs, music, culture, sport, community and alternative programming, featuring Sheffield talent and creativity.
Join us for breakfast, with refreshments, light snacks, a chance to talk to some of our programme makers and a screening at the Showroom Cinema on 24 July 2014 – a taste of things to come.
Please book early – places will be limited! Further details here.