An Indoor Culture FixPosted by: Claudia Downs
The best arts and culture to enjoy at home - in partnership with 'Our Favourite Places'.
The government regulations to stay inside could have easily resulted in a bit of a culture draught, as galleries and museums lock their doors for potentially moths on end. But not in Sheffield. The creative, innovative folk of the city have been working hard to bring arts and culture to the masses, all online.
Sheffield culture guide Our Favourite Places has been sniffing out all the best creative stuff you can plug in to, from theatre to art workshops. Here's a few we're excited to check out...
Lily Trotter, African Jacana by Richard Hall - winner of Best Photo in Exhibition
SHEFFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY ANNUAL EXHIBITION
Founded in 1864, Sheffield Photographic Society is one of the oldest such societies in the world. Each year, it showcases the work of its members with a public exhibition. While this year's physical exhibition at Sheffield Cathedral is postponed, you can now visit the gallery online. All 173 images on display have been chosen by Marilyn Roberts, the current President Elect of the Yorkshire Photographic Union.
Charlotte Dawson is an artist based at S1 Artspace, using sculpture, installation and moving image pieces to explore the communicative nature of objects.
Under-Side, Under-Stood is a body of work investigating our connection to the ground below us, exploring our relation to this space through physical and written language.
PETE MCKEE'S CARTOON WORKSHOPS
Join Pete McKee, one of Sheffield's best-loved artists, as he hosts online cartoon workshop lessons. All you’ll need is a few pieces of paper, or whatever’s lying around – card, scrap paper etc – and some pencils or pens.
THE NATIONAL VIDEOGAME MUSEUM
Based in Sheffield city centre, the National Videogame Museum (NVM) showcases over a hundred games, tracing the evolution of videogames over time and even giving you the chance to create your own games. As the museum is currently closed, they've put together an 'at home' series of activities to keep the whole family busy.
As well as posting online events from Sheffield's arts/culture organisations, Our Favourite Places also re-sharing articles from their 'Meet the Locals' archive of interviews with local artists and makers, posting 2 per day on their Instagram.
"We just want to continue to offer a platform for the city's creative community," says OFP's Kat Hall. "We want to remind people of some of the great people out there at this time, when everyone could use a little more love and support than ever!"