David Clarke Researcher Blog: Reclaiming Robin Hood

Harrison's Survey - Robin Hood project

About the author Dr David Clarke is Principal Research Fellow in the Communication and Computing Research Centre (CCRC) at Sheffield Hallam University. David’s particular areas of interest are Media Law, Regulation & Ethics, Investigative Journalism, and Contemporary Legend and Folklore. Along with colleagues Diane Rodgers and Andrew Robinson, he established the Centre for Contemporary Legend. David regularly blogs about Folklore and […]

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‘Nothing Happens in Huddersfield’ – Sheffield Off the Shelf festival event features Joanne Lee

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Sheffield Off the Shelf Festival Ideas Alive at 5.45PM: Nothing Happens in Huddersfield Tuesday 22 October 2019, 5.45PM Ambulo Café, Sheffield Nothing Happens in Huddersfield is organised by Professor Richard Phillips, of the Department of Geography at University of Sheffield, editor of George Perec’s Geographies: Material, Performative and Textual Spaces, a book offering a rounded picture of Perec’s geographical interests. […]

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‘Illustration Heroes’ – An exhibition of staff, alumni and friends of SHU’s Illustration course

2019-10 Illustration Heroes - HPO Exhibition Banner

Illustration Heroes  An exhibition celebrating the professional work of illustration staff, alumni and friends of the Illustration course at Sheffield Hallam University. The exhibition highlights the key ‘hero’ figure for each exhibitor and the role each played in their education and future career. Illustration Heroes  Friday 11 October – Friday 08 November 2019 Private View Thursday 17 October, 6PM Post […]

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‘Towards Memorial’ – Yuen Fong Ling’s art project exploring the legacy of Edward Carpenter opens in Sheffield’s Yorkshire Art Space on 08 August 2019

Towards Memorial (2019), Yuen Fong Ling, film still by Picture Story Productions. Courtesy of the artist.

Platform 2019 Persistence Works, Yorkshire Art Space, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS Friday 09 August to Sunday 01 September 2019 – with preview on Thursday 08 August, 6PM – 9PM Exhibiting TOWARDS MEMORIAL (2019) by YUEN FONG LING Part of Site Gallery’s Freelands Artist Programme About Towards Memorial: In a period of political and social uncertainty, how can what you wear […]

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SHU Space & Place Group Conference – Featuring screening of Esther Johnson’s ‘Alone Together’ and sessions by Becky Shaw and James Corazzo – Wednesday 10 July 2019

Still from 'Alone Together' by Professor Esther Johnson

This free day-long event hosted by Sheffield Hallam University’s Space & Place Group at Kelham Island Industrial Museum on 10 July 2019 (as part of the University of Sheffield’s From Brooklyn Works to Brooklynism programme) brings together academics from across SHU, and beyond, to explore different ways of researching spaces and places, specifically from the perspective of comfort and discomfort. This event […]

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‘Fighting for Life’ – Claire Craig hosts play at Crucible Theatre Sheffield exploring issues of end of life care

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Fighting for Life is a play by the renowned and award winning writer, Brian Daniels. Inspired by the experiences of the Findlay family it explores issues relating to end of life care. It is a powerful story about navigating systems, coping with the complex challenges that living with life-limiting illnesses bring, about the centrality of communication but above all it is a story about love, […]

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Transmission: Julie Westerman and Lulu Quinn – Tuesday 19 March 2019

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Julie Westerman and Lulu Quinn have been friends and collaborators for twenty-five years. Inspired by each other’s practice they have combined their expertise in many an epic, entertaining, exasperating, exhilarating, and ambitious public art project, triumphing over the torrents of life-threatening flood-swollen rivers and the threat of legionella. Julie Westerman is an artist, researcher, and lecturer in Fine Art, Sheffield […]

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Transmission: Andrew Sneddon and Zoë Skoulding – Tuesday 12 March 2019

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A discussion that might revolve around the poetics of place, how inspiration might be received from particular locations, gardens and anti-gardens, nature excluded from architectural space, hidden or buried rivers. Andrew Sneddon is a Scottish artist living and working in the UK. He recently completed his doctorate, Confusions of meaning in the concept of place: An investigation into the role […]

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Transmission: Gary Simmonds and Dale Holmes – Tuesday 05 March 2019

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Painting as a dialogue. Painting as a message. Painting as an exchange. Gary Simmonds and Dale Holmes started a conversation through painting ten years ago. The modes of address have changed, morphed, abstracted, reconfigured, and made new to fit the need to carry on communicating. They have used the languages of painting—from abstraction and formalism to figuration and narrative and […]

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Transmission: Becky Shaw and Amanda Ravetz – Tuesday 26 February 2019

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Becky Shaw and Amanda Ravetz began working together through a research council funded project ODD: Feeling different in the world of education. The project brings together artists, anthropologists, and educational researchers to explore how politics, school policy, environment, and children interact to produce a child’s embodied experience of what it is to fit, or not fit in. They will talk […]

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