|Rotherham and its ‘Imagined Communities’|
‘Listening Voices and Telling Stories’: A project about Rotherham and its ‘Imagined Communities’ ‘Listening Voices and Telling Stories’ is a collaborative research project between academic staff from the University of Sheffield and a group of women … Continue reading
Rachel produced a collage and installation articulating aspects of her identity through a creative focus on her home and its history.
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.
A Dialogic Exploration of Gluten Ataxia: Lived Experience, the Medical Condition, its History This new and ongoing project led by Ruth Chalkley with assistance from Nina Schmidt is exploring ideas of patienthood, transition, and post-traumatic growth. … Continue reading
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
The next meeting of the Sheffield Arts and Wellbeing Network will take place on Tuesday 11th November. All are welcome and it’s free to attend. Details below. Date: Tuesday 11th November Venue: The Old Junior School, South View … Continue reading
ON line and ON demand: the psychology of modern media from Facebook to the X-Factor. A lecture by Dr Aaron Balick Date/ Time: Thursday 27 November, 2014 7.30-9pm (Doors open at 7pm). Venue: Richard Roberts Auditorium The … Continue reading
Don’t miss the Rhythms of Identity exhibition staged by the Creative Arts Steering Team (CAST). It will run from the 9th October to the 12th. CAST have been in existence since 2009, and was formed to reflect the … Continue reading
We are looking for choirs, groups, and individuals who would like to take part in our performance this Sunday 21 September as part of a special performance for the Festival of the Mind. Everyone is welcome! No experience … Continue reading
Lee Child, the highly successful and popular British author, will be carrying out a Twitter Q&A on Thursday 2 October at 4pm on the University of Sheffield Alumni Twitter account – @SheffieldAlumni Lee Child (real name, Jim Grant) … 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
This post is by Shirin Teifouri. Image by Gemma Thorpe Stories of Change is a new collaborative project between Sheffield First Partnership’s Better Connected Programme, the University of Sheffield, local artists, and people of Sheffield; it is investigating … Continue reading
As part of John Lewis’s support for Barnardo’s, stores recently ran a storyboarding competition. Children aged 3 – 11 were invited to use their imagination and creativity to tell their own stories using words and drawings. Brendan Stone … Continue reading
This post is by Tony Prince, convenor of the Sheffield’s Shakespeare community reading group. A small group of students launched the Sheffield’s Shakespeare community reading group on Thursday 8th May this year, after distributing advertisements around the city … 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
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