A city is comprised of complex fabrics woven from its physical spaces and the lives of the people who inhabit them. To understand a city, one needs to study both the stories of these lives, and the spaces in which they unfold.
Storying Sheffield is about narrative, community, arts/wellbeing, mental health & place. Read more here.
This project is led by Charlotte Conway. Charlotte’s research interests are the uses of personal narratives and recovery stories within the Hearing Voices Movement. Charlotte is employed by Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust. She divides … Continue reading
Sheffield Film Studies & Sheffield Studies Film: City, Image, Memory Drawing on a range of interdisciplinary approaches to issues of space, landscape, and the city, Sheffield Film Studies and Sheffield Studies Film is a project which works … Continue reading
An important part of the University of Sheffield’s mission and strategy is rooted in its founding principles, in which civic responsibility and engagement were and are a central component. The Storying Sheffield course and wider project is contributing to … Continue reading
Much of Storying Sheffield’s activities include partnership working with groups and institutions. These include local authorities, museums and galleries, NHS Trusts, social enterprises, community centres, local artists and businesses, and arts festivals. Some examples of our partnership work … Continue reading
This event is part of the Off The Shelf Festival of Words. Download the full festival programme, including booking information, here. Running from 11 October – 1 November and with some pre festival and post festival specials, … Continue reading
The next meeting of the Sheffield Arts and Wellbeing Network will take place at 6:30pm on Wednesday September 10th. The venue is the Cantor Building, Sheffield Hallam University, Arundel Street in central Sheffield. The room is Cantor-9006. Entry is … Continue reading
Sheffield’s Shakespeare — A Community Reading Group Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm At Eten Café, York Street, Sheffield Sheffield’s Shakespeare is an inclusive reading and discussion group open to anyone and everyone. Sheffield’s Shakespeare aims to enable a … Continue reading
The Daft Craft Raft Race is an amazing event at which artists construct weird and wonderful rafts, and race them down the River Porter in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield! The event raises money for charities, and this year funds are … Continue reading
As part of the John Lewis partnership with Barnados, Brendan Stone of Storying Sheffield will be hosting Story Time in the John Lewis store in Sheffield on Saturday June 21st from 12-2pm. From John Lewis: Join … Continue reading
The Seasons art exhibition will display work created by people in Sheffield who live with mental health difficulties. It will run from Wednesday 18th June to Saturday 21st June at 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield. To download a brochure, … Continue reading
BE PART OF: Ida Barr’s Mash Up show at the Festival of the Mind, Sheffield. We are looking for elders, young people, community groups, and community social/music/choir/dance groups to join an exciting intergenerational choir project that will perform … Continue reading
Steel Stories is an exhibition of visual, textual, and aural representations of the steel industry in Sheffield produced by photographers and filmmakers Shaun Bloodworth and Andy Brown who have worked with Brendan Stone, Matt Colbeck, and undergraduate students of … Continue reading
Sheffield’s Shakespeare — A Community Reading Group Thursday 29th May, 6:00-7:30pm At Eten Café, York Street, Sheffield This week: 2 Henry VI Sheffield’s Shakespeare is an inclusive reading and discussion group open to anyone and everyone. … Continue reading
Turn a Leaf is a newly formed mental health support group in Sheffield which started on 3 April 2014 and was developed by Tammy Raines. Tammy developed the group after attending SPACES (Adult Mental Health Day Services) in Sheffield … Continue reading
This guest post is by Paul Brook, and is cross-posted with permission from his blog Dippyman. Many thanks to Paul for allowing us to share it here. To read more about Paul, see below. I’ve learned … Continue reading
Yesterday I went to the funeral and thanksgiving service for Richard Hanson, at Christ Church, Pitsmoor. Richard died at the age of 46. He was a lovely man, who I had come to know in the last few years. … Continue reading
Many thanks to @drinksinthedark for allowing us to cross-post this piece from her blog PsychConfessions. @drinksinthedark is a psychologist with newly diagnosed bipolar. As those of you who follow me on Twitter are probably aware, I’ve recently experienced … Continue reading
This is the second post by Jessica Yates on The Sheffield Black Atlantic Project, which is exploring Sheffield’s connections with the trans-Atlantic slave trade. To read the first post, click here. Silhouette portrait of Hannah Kilham. (From the Memoir … Continue reading
This guest post is by Charlotte Conway. Charlotte’s research interests are the uses of personal narratives and recovery stories within the Hearing Voices Movement. To read more about Charlotte, click here. As he enters the ward, the man … Continue reading
Festival of Wellbeing On May 28th 2014, the ‘New Connections‘ networking event and symposium was held in Sheffield which explored the themes of arts/ health/ humanities/ wellbeing, with a focus on developing collaborations and partnerships, facilitating, generating, and supporting … Continue reading
This is the text of a speech given by Sue Sibbald to the NHS Confederation annual conference in Liverpool on Friday 6th June, 2014. Many thanks to Sue for sharing this. To read more about Sue, see the end of … Continue reading
This guest post is by Mat Robinson. Mat is a brilliant photographer who works for the Peak District Tourist board, Visit Peak District, and the Yorkshire Dales National Park. He is also doing a PhD in cosmology! See the end … Continue reading
The Sheffield Black Atlantic Project is exploring Sheffield’s connections with the trans-Atlantic slave trade. This post is by Jessica Yates. This image shows hoes which were produced in Sheffield but used on the plantations in the West Indies by … Continue reading
Natalie and Leyla worked with Jeremy to create a film about his life.
|More story fragments.|
These are story fragments, focused on ‘trees’, from a recent Storying Sheffield workshop. The stories are written by 2nd year undergraduate students.
|Trees. A fragment.|
This is a story fragment on the subject of ‘trees’ from a recent workshop at a mental health day centre in Sheffield. Many thanks to the author for allowing us to share it here.
|‘I might…’ World Mental Health Day: Poetry Competition winner|
Each year the University of Sheffield supports World Mental Health Day (WMHD) on the 10th of October and this year’s theme was ‘mental health is for everyone’. The underlying message was that we all deserve our mental health and through … Continue reading
Click on the image to download an interactive Powerpoint show, created by Beth Monks for the Hearing Community Stories project (formerly ‘Researching Community stories’). There are multiple routes through the presentation, and if you pause on the screen, further … Continue reading