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Back to the Future: Sheffield’s Hole in the Road

October 18, 2016 Comments Off on Back to the Future: Sheffield’s Hole in the Road

I feel as though I’m about to die. Not in a horrific, life flashing before my eyes kind of way, but in a dreamlike, out-of-body experience. Except, if I really was about to die, I would hope that a failed 1960s underpass might not be the last thing on which I rested my earthly gaze.

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Review: Made in Sheffield, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

October 17, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Made in Sheffield, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

We’ve all heard it said that Britain doesn’t make things any more. We’re a service economy apparently, although I’ve never been quite certain what that entails. Does it mean we’re now merely the kind of country that waits at traffic lights to wipe the world’s windscreens, then hustles for a few coins in return?

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Amphora with Peacocks (about 1888-1898) by William De Morgan, painted Halsey Ralph Ricardo

From John Ruskin to Grayson Perry, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

January 31, 2016 Comments Off on From John Ruskin to Grayson Perry, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

A new exhibition in Sheffield brings together old and new artworks to explore the world of John Ruskin. Do modern artists have just as much to say about the role of creating beautiful things as the Victorians did?

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Brutal Beauty: the Park Hill Paintings of Mandy Payne

November 7, 2015 Comments Off on Brutal Beauty: the Park Hill Paintings of Mandy Payne

In 1981, Roy Hattersley, then Shadow Home Secretary, made a short film for Yorkshire Television about the Sheffield in which he grew up.

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The Sarah Kane Season

Richard Wilson on the Sarah Kane season at Sheffield Crucible

February 4, 2015 Comments Off on Richard Wilson on the Sarah Kane season at Sheffield Crucible

Daniel Evans, artistic director of Sheffield Theatres, has established a tradition of producing entire seasons dedicated to the work of one writer. But this month’s programme, which is devoted to the complete works of Sarah Kane, is a bit different.

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Derrick Greaves, Sheffield, 1953 © Derrick Greaves, courtesy James Hyman Gallery in London

Picturing Sheffield at the Millennium Gallery  

December 8, 2014 Comments Off on Picturing Sheffield at the Millennium Gallery  

You can tell a lot about a city’s self-image by looking at the pictures on sale in its gift shops.

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Sheffield Crimean Monument

Sheffield’s Missing War Monument

November 3, 2014 Comments Off on Sheffield’s Missing War Monument

A Grade II listed monument was removed from Sheffield in the 1960s. The Victorian Society says it should be returned to its rightful place.

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Sheffield 1987

Brutalism, Bus Fares and The Box 

October 30, 2014 Comments Off on Brutalism, Bus Fares and The Box 

Think of the camera’s shutter as a scalpel. See the photograph as a slice through time.

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Connie Converse

How sad, how lovely: the mystery of Connie Converse

October 1, 2014 Comments Off on How sad, how lovely: the mystery of Connie Converse

Musicians can be strange, unpredictable, other-worldly creatures, completely wrapped up in the mysteries of their art. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they have a habit of going missing.

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