The UK’s premier synthesizer festival, SynthFest, has returned to Sheffield for its fourth year with over 1000 delegates attending exhibitions, workshops and performance at the Octagon Centre. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Paul Gilby, festival organiser and digital media director at Sound on Sound.
A portrait exhibition to raise awareness about the rise of homelessness in the UK and the plight of rough sleepers on the streets has been launched at Dina arts venue on Cambridge Street. Sion Thomas has been documenting and photographing homeless people to bring to the public’s attention the struggles of living on the streets and to raise funds for two local charities, the Archer Project and S2 Food Bank. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A new contemporary art exhibition at the Sidney and Matilda gallery, Sidney Street, offers an eclectic take on climate vulnerabilities and changing landscapes. Flat + Earth features paintings and drawings of regional and international artists. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to exhibition curator Joanna Whittle.
Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery has put on display a series of remarkable drawings by Leornado da Vinci as part of a nationwide exhibition to mark 500 years since the Renaissance artists’s death. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
An exhibition highlighting grass roots campaigns on housing and homelessness is on display at Union Street co-working space. The week long exhibition, led by Dr Sam Burgum, explores the links between poverty, inequality and housing and looks at how squatting, trespass and direct action campaigns have contributed to awareness and action. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A travelling exhibition of animatronic dinosaurs have arrived at Norfolk Heritage Park and look set to be a roaring success. Over a thousand attended the opening day of the family oriented event. Organised by Jurassic Kingdom the dinosaurs will be roaming the park until 10 June with tickets available online and on the door. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Homelessness charity Roundabout are celebrating forty years of services by hosting Britain’s first art roadshow banger rally with the theme Bangers and Cash. The charity are inviting forty local businesses to each purchase an old car worth £650 or less and have it painted by a local artist to drive from Sheffield to Monte Carlo. The car bonnets will then go to an exhibition to be auctioned off for charity. Nick Coleman reports for Sheffield Live!
Hosted by Access Space, the 20×20 exhibition is into its twelfth year providing a platform to showcase work from beginners to established artists, the only requirement being that each piece must fit a 20 by 20 inch square. Sheffield Live! reporter Nick Coleman spoke to Jake Harris, director of art and innovation for Access Space.
An exhibition from the Black women’s arts collective, Black Blossoms has been on display at the Workstation. The display includes a series of images of Black women and has been accompanied by a painter at work, Sola Olulode. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Arts charity, Ignite Imaginations, has presented a new exhibition at Sheffield Winter Gardens exploring issues of mental health and identity. The project has been development in partnership with Adullam Homes and support of the National Lottery. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Louisa Golob, chief executive of Ignite Imaginations.