Sharrow Lantern Festival 2017 -Call Out For Volunteers!

It’s not long until the big parade on Sunday 9th April! We are looking for people who can help us out on the night by volunteering in one of these roles:


Further details about the what the role involve are outlined below – any time you can offer us no matter how little would be greatly appreciated. Please email [email protected] to confirm your interest.


Spring in the Woods

Spring in the Woods 2017

Spring in the Woods is back in 2017 in Ecclesall Woods on
Sunday April 30th from 10.00am ’til 4.00pm

Unfortunately, this year Grow Sheffield won’t be there to help celebrate, but do go along to show your support and celebrate the end of a long, hard winter!

Art Possibility Action Workshop

Art Possibility Action, a workshop at Sheffield Institute of Arts on 5th November bringing together artists, activists, campaigners, community organisers, students and academics to look at how art can help bring other worlds into being.

It will be facilitated by Rhiannon Westphal from activist training collective Seeds for Change and will feature presentations from the artist Nina Edge, the writer Mel Evans of Liberate Tate, Kerry Morrison of In Situ and James Marriott of Platform.

More info here:

Soup in the City Poster

Please see attached the official ‘Soup in the City’ poster.Soup in the City

You can download this by clicking on the image so see it full-sized, and it will be in Adobe .pdf format. From here, you can save it.

From there, we’d encourage you to print it out as many times as you like, then post it wherever you think friends and associates who may be interested in coming will see it.



Allotment Soup is now ‘Soup in the City’!

As it is our 10th anniversary this year, we thought we’d do something a little different…

Rather than hold an event at an allotment site, we thought we’d celebrate urban growing right here in the city, so this year on October 1st from 11.00am ’til 5.00pm, we’ll be holding a special celebration right in the centre of Sunny Sheffield, centred around The Hub on Union Street, directly opposite Sheffield Council’s ‘Howden House’ building.

Here you’ll be able to meet all the gang, see a rooftop garden, enjoy freshly-made soup, and much, much more.

We look forward to seeing you all then!

Shelf Life Art Exhibition- Michael Borkowsky

Michael Borkowsky has contacted us about his forthcoming solo exhibition at the Gage Gallery (Part of Kelham Island Arts Co-Operative) in Sheffield, from 28/02/14 – 12/03/14.

‘Shelf Life’ explores the role of food in art. It seeks to re-imagine the genre of still life painting in order to make it relevant and accessible in the 21st Century – encouraging a questioning of what we perceive as holding value and highlighting how our experiences should not be dictated by vision. I also acknowledge how food and art are able to inform each other as they run parallel in our consumer culture.

A primary concern of mine is the practice of paint making – and the tension between the possibility of raw paint and the notion that meaning can be extracted from raw paint before it has been applied to a surface. My Paint Making Workshop will give participants the opportunity to create paints of their own – using food and egg yolk. I begin by discussing my work, before giving a working demonstration of the paint making process. After a refreshment break the participants will be able to create paints of their own and apply them to a surface.

Allotment Soup- Partners in Grime!

Come and join us for some creative, crafty fun on Sunday 22nd September for our annual Allotment Soup collaboration.

ALLOTMENT SOUP is an annual creative and artistic harvest celebration of food growing and allotment culture. Allotment holders at Grimesthorpe Allotments will be opening up their plots and hosting artwork and workshops.

This year’s theme is

Partners In Grime!

 The day will feature:

amazing allotments, art installations, circus skills, performances and poetry, acoustic music, art workshops, herbal magic, craft, apple pressing, SOUP!, fruit and veg, tea and cake, growers, artists, children’s activities, storytelling, allotment shop and seed bombs!

12-5  Trail around the allotment site

6-8   Evening Entertainment and SOUP (weather permitting!)

Grimesthorpe Allotments

The nearest postcode is S4 8LE, the gate opposite the top of Torbay Road

From the city centre, take bus number 20/20a to Scott Road.

Or 75/76/88/87 and walk up Osgathorpe Road


Allotment Soup Call for Artists

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Poets, Musicians, Performers, Painters and Artists of all kinds are invited to take part in:

Allotment Soup
Sunday 22nd September
Grimesthorpe Allotments

Allotment Soup is an annual creative and artistic harvest celebration that takes place on a different Sheffield allotment site each year.

Plot holders are invited to open up their plots to the public and to host an artwork, performance, or event on the day.

Artists, performers and poets are encouraged to liaise with individual plot holders and create an original work in response to the site, theme and season

If you would like to take part in Allotment Soup, please contact [email protected]