A celebration of Sheffield’s street trees brought together campaigners, writers, artists and musicians at the Merlin Theatre in Nether Edge. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield’s Festival of Arts and Humanities 2017, a celebration of people and cultures, has been launched at a showcase event at the Millennium Gallery. The main festival, which is organised by Sheffield University, is to run at various venues for a three week period from the beginning of May. It will feature world renowned writers, poets and historians, film screenings, music, medieval cabaret and a Roman feast with the aim of stimulating imagination, creativity and “thinking about thinking”. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
On the 29th of March, a talented bunch of writers from across the UK got together to present and perform a new radio show featuring a unique collection of live poetry and music. The show was recorded ‘as live‘ at ‘The Red House’ pub on Solly street and produced by wordsandthings.co.uk in association with Sheffieldlive!
This evening was conceived by the ‘Bard of Broomhill’ otherwise known as Ruth Grimsley, who presented her unique and unmissable readings along with co-host Paul Amber.
The show also featured amazing performances by Richard Faulkner, Mr & Mrs Mills, Graham Stevens, Rex Davies, Anxious Andrews and Sue Wallis
And if you fancy getting involved with future poetry or writing events, remember to check out wordsandthings.co.uk or email us here at firstname.lastname@example.org
Update: The next ‘Words and Things: Open Mic Roadshow’ will be taking place on June 8th upstairs at the Harlequin pub on Nursery Street
The Poetry Show (90 mins) Warning: Contains Some Adult Language
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