|The bewilderment of a ‘curious’ Iranian student|
Many thanks to Shirin for sharing this story. Daddy-English-Literature ‘Who are YOU?’ said the Caterpillar. This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, ‘I—I hardly know, sir, just at present—at … Continue reading
|Transport and Tablets|
We are very pleased to be able to present Alan’s account of his life (click on the pages to enlarge).
St Andrews United Reform Church in Broomhall, Sheffield, run a weekly breakfast open to everyone. Alex and Kay made this film about it. Read more about the Broomhall Breakfast here.
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.
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
The 4th annual Storying Sheffield exhibition will take place on Thursday June 13th 2013 from 10am to 6pm in the Jessop West Exhibition Space at the University of Sheffield. It’s free and everyone is very welcome to … Continue reading
The next meeting of the Sheffield Arts and Wellbeing Network is on Wed 22nd May at 6:30pm, St Mary’s Church, Bramall lane. Anyone interested in the links between arts and wellbeing is very welcome to attend. Please … Continue reading
In the City: talks and events about Sheffield and beyond. On Friday 3 May, Owen Hatherley, author of Uncommon, kicks off the month-long Faculty of Arts and Humanities events series ‘In the City: talks and events about Sheffield … Continue reading
May-June 2013 In the City is a series of events, films, and talks exploring life in cities. Themes include musical and literary heritage, migration, the role of art in post-traumatic landscapes, estates and the regeneration of the … Continue reading
Tuesday 11 June 2013, Leeds Clinical Practice and the Value of Narrative: Analysing the Value and Application of Narrative and Stories in Delivering Healthcare This seminar will look at the ways in which narratives of medicine and health … Continue reading
This is Our City. This event will showcase the work of some of the many Sheffield filmmakers who are telling the untold stories of this city, and will also include a talk by the acclaimed author and cultural … Continue reading
Building Economies And Resilient Societies University of Sheffield – With Doncaster MBC Building Economies And Resilient Societies (BEARS) PhD Studentships BEARS is an exciting new multi-disciplinary postgraduate research network of four linked PhD full-time studentships at The University … Continue reading
Here are some images from a workshop on enterprise and creativity with young people from the Youth Ready Hub at Rotherham, in March 2013. The workshop was led by Brendan Stone of Storying Sheffield, David Knowles of the Research … Continue reading
This project is the result of a collaboration between the University of Sheffield LGBT Staff Network and LGBT Student Committee, who worked with staff from our Human Resources Department. During Autumn 2012, current students and members of … Continue reading
The Sheffield Arts and Wellbeing Network will meet on Wednesday March 6th at the Harland Cafe, John Street from 6-8pm. Anyone interested in the links between arts and wellbeing is very welcome to attend. The Harland Café is … Continue reading
Hannah Boast of LaDIYfest Sheffield describes what happened when a DIY feminist group took the risk of going ‘official’ to work with the University of Sheffield’s Biblical Studies department on a new project, Hidden Perspectives. The Hidden Perspectives festival takes … Continue reading
Liz Evered is studying for an MA in Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield. She is researching mental health recovery and the urban environment, and is looking for people with interests or experience in this area. “I’m … Continue reading
Many thanks to Matthew Lloyd for this fascinating post. It’s 1992, and today’s episode of Fireman Sam is playing on television screens up and down the country. The episode begins with schoolboy Norman Price, sat in much … Continue reading
Many thanks to Lizzy Jewell for this guest post. The mistake that people make with history is to assume that there is only one of them. Once you’ve learned the kings and queens, memorised the key dates … Continue reading
Many thanks to Ben Taylor and Alexander J. Smith of the Dead Beats who have given us permission to republish their cut-up poem ‘He Do the Police in Different Voices’. Dead Beats is a “Sheffield-based, student-run publishing and … Continue reading
Peter is gazing in my direction across the table. But he doesn’t seem to be seeing me. His eyes look out of focus. He is talking about what happened yesterday when he saw his psychiatrist. “The thing is, it’s … Continue reading
We’re delighted to present this photo-post from Wendy Michallat about her walks with her dog Stanley on the moors around Harden Reservoir to the north of Sheffield. Wendy is a lecturer in the University of Sheffield’s French Department. To see … Continue reading
We’re very grateful to Katy for writing this guest post about her experience of hearing voices. There’s more about Katy at the end of the post. Walking through town on a break from college, suicidal thoughts … Continue reading
A new initiative developed over the last year is the Researching Community Stories project. This involves undergraduate students undertaking research in a local inner-city neighbourhood to co-produce knowledge with residents and stakeholders about the functioning of diverse … Continue reading
|John & John K.|
Chris and Gabby worked with John K. to make a film about his life as a plasterer.
Theresa worked with Isla and Loretta on a huge array of work. Including poetry, audio, a series of books and a bureau which housed a number of significant objects.
Peter worked with Charlie to explore ideas of perception and prejudice through a series of photographs:
Margaret worked with Josephine on an installation which used a recreation of her garden bench to tell a number of stories from her life:
Neil worked with Becca, Rachel and Helen to tell a story from his childhood about when he used to pretend to be Peter Shilton: Audio coming soon.
Karen and Sarah worked together to showcase and display Karen’s encaustic art: