On the Radar: “It’s Us” – Reconsidering the male gaze in feminist performance through approaches of weirdness and digital activism” with Dr Sophie Swoffer – Wednesday 31 January 2024

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ON THE RADAR research seminars promote the sharing of knowledge across the entire Sheffield Hallam University community – all are welcome, free to attend. Our next talk is by Dr Sophie Swoffer (Acting & Performance) with “It’s Us!” Reconsidering the male gaze in feminist performance through approaches of weirdness and digital activism, as below: “It’s Us!” Reconsidering the male gaze […]

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LOOKDON’TLOOK exhibition: 17-19 November 2023

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LOOKDON’TLOOK exhibition Friday 17 – Sunday 19 November 2023 Brown St Project (old Food Hall) 62 Brown Street, S1 2BS FREE – All Welcome Please note that work on the first floor does not have lift access to it The exhibition temporarily takes over and responds to the empty building opposite Site Gallery on Brown Street. Using sound, video, performance, […]

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Prof Lise Autogena’s Foghorn Requiem holds Guinness World Record

A REQUIEM FOR THE FOGHORN, PERFORMED BY SEVENTY FIVE BRASS PLAYERS, A FOGHORN AND AN ARMADA OF SHIPS A project by Danish artist, Lise Autogena, in collaboration with Joshua Portway and composer Orlando Gough. Ships horns from an armada of vessels off-shore, seventy five brass players on-shore and the Souter Lighthouse Foghorn performed a Foghorn Requiem, an ambitious musical performance to mark the disappearance of the sound of the foghorn from the UK’s coastal landscape. Conducted and controlled from a distance, ships at sea sounded their horns to a musical score, that will took into account landscape and the physical distance of sound. The performance took place by Souter Light House by South Shields, UK with 8-10.000 spectators and more than 50 ships off-shore.

Foghorn Requiem, a landscape-interactive musical composition by artists Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway and composer Orlando Gough, has been selected for the Guinness World Records. It holds the record for Most ship horns in a piece of music. The piece was performed by three brass bands, 60 ships at sea and Souter Lighthouse Foghorn. The Guinness World Records entry reads: […]

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“I Sang in my Chains like the Sea” – Newly-commissioned settings of seven Dylan Thomas poems staged as part of York Late Music series, co-organised by Professor John Goodby

On Saturday 04 November, “I Sang in my Chains like the Sea“ took place involving the performance of newly-commissioned settings of seven Dylan Thomas poems by five composers. The event, co-organised by Professor John Goodby as part of an ongoing collaborative project with the composer David Lancaster (York St John University) was staged as part of the York Late Music […]

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Wednesday 11 October 2023 – ‘Overspill: Presences, Processes, Perspectives event’ – in conversation with Rosana Cade

All are warmly invited to this screening and in conversation with Rosana Cade. This event is part of the research seminar series Overspill: Presences, Processes & Perspectives hosted at Sheffield Hallam University by Dr Sophie Swoffer (Lecturer in Performance). The event includes a screening of the creative documentary film ‘Walking:Holding’ by Rosana Cade, Claire Nolan and Charlie Cauchi. This film […]

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Patti Smith and King Creosote perform ‘Pauper’s Dough’ from Professor Virginia Heath’s film ‘From Scotland With Love’ at COP 26 Climate Action Concert

Pathway-to-Paris-Cop-26-Concert-Glasgow-2021 Banner Patti Smith and King Creosote perform 'Paupers Dough' from Professor Virginia Heath’s film 'From Scotland With Love' at COP 26 Climate Action Concert

Patti Smith and King Creosote perform Pauper’s Dough from Professor Virginia Heath’s film From Scotland With Love at COP 26 Climate Action Concert Pathway to Paris in Glasgow 2021 On 31 October 2021, to mark the beginning of the COP 26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Patti Smith invited King Creosote to perform with her and they sang Pauper’s Dough, […]

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Ashely Barnes speaks with BBC Radio Sheffield about short story dispensers at Off the Shelf Festival

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Short stories to go at Off the Shelf Festival of Words Ashley Barnes, deputy head of the Department of Humanities has been speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield (1:41:20) about Short Story Dispenser machines which were positioned at Sheffield Central Library and the Millennium Gallery during Off the Shelf this year. The Dispensers offer short stories and poems on different themes […]

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Professor Virginia Heath’s BAFTA-nominated film ‘From Scotland With Love’ screening with live performance by King Creosote

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Professor Virginia Heath’s BAFTA-nominated film, From Scotland With Love, is screening with live performance of the score by King Creosote at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Saturday 07 March 2020, almost 5 years after it was performed to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2015. “Even without the use of a TV, mobile phone and the internet, I am […]

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Chloë Brown’s ‘A Soft Rebellion in Paradise’ reviewed in Corridor8

A Soft Rebellion in Paradise

A Soft Rebellion in Paradise is a new short film by artist and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Chloë Brown. The film was shot on location in Sheffield’s Paradise Square and being internationally premiered in the form of an outdoor screening in partnership with Sheffield Doc/Fest on Saturday 08 June 2019, in the Square itself. A review of the screening was recently posted by Holly […]

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