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RUSKIN in SHEFFIELD is an ongoing project run by the Guild of St George to reconnect Sheffield with Ruskin's legacy. The series of events for 2016 have now concluded, but come back soon to read about plans for 2017. In he meantime, read our review of the year.



Download the full programme for 2016 here.

Visit the RUSKIN in SHEFFIELD website.

Click o tap the image above to watch a short presentation by Ruth Nutter, reviewing the events of RUSKIN in SHEFFIELD 2016.

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March - May
Forum Bar, Division Street, Sheffield
Read all about it here.

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Mon 2nd May 11am - 4pm (Bank Holiday Monday)
JG Graves Discovery Centre, Ecclesall Woods, Abbey Lane, S7 2QZ

Attended by about 250 people, this event provide an opportunity to meet some of Sheffield's finest wood designers and makers and see them at work. Visitors had a go at making things in wood. Held in collaboration with Sheffield City Council.

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Sat 18th & Sun 19th June
Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, S1 2PP, Sat 11am - 4pm. Sun 11am - 3pm.
Sheffield Institute of Arts, Fitzalan Square, S1 2AY, Sat 11am - 4pm. Sun 11am - 3pm.
Portland Works, Randall St, S2 4SJ, Sat 11am - 5pm
Access Space, Avec Building, 3-7 Sidney St, S1 4RG, Sun 11am - 4pm

A weekend of free activities showcasing the amazingly diverse craftsmanship skills providing livelihoods in Sheffield city centre. Find out how craftsmanship offers a satisfying living, and how you can learn or make a start. Hands-on activity of traditional and digital making for adults and children.

Talks on Saturday 18th June at the Millennium Gallery:
12 noon - 1pm How Did I Get Here?
A panel of professional craftspeople tell their - often unexpected - paths to becoming makers. Speakers include Jason Thomson, Seiko Kinoshita, Frazer Hudson and Nina Rithalia.
2pm - 3pm Digital Creation & Craftsmanship
Makers working with traditional and modern materials talk about the impact of technology on their craft. Speakers include Coralie Turpin, Sirdeep Nandera and Access Space.

Events on Sunday 19th June at the Millennium Gallery:
1 - 2pm Time-Banking Taster Workshop
Sheffield Creative Guild demonstrates the benefits of membership, including how time-banking works between members.
1.30 - 3pm Ruskin, Craftsmanship & Poetry
(Activity Room at Millennium Gallery)
Ruskin saw poetry as craftsmanship in words. Fay Musselwhite, Sally Goldsmith, Tony Walsh, and Master of the Guild of St George, Clive Wilmer, will read their poems and talk about poetry and craft. There will also be a screening of Ruskin-inspired poems by Tony Walsh and Rommi Smith, commissioned last year by Off The Shelf and Wordlife.

Sat 16th July 11am - 5pm
Freeman Biodynamic Garden Open Day
High Riggs, Riggs High Road, Stannington

Free open day, just turn up. Talks on Craftsmanship and Nature, craft demonstrations, arts activities, site tours, pick your own vegetables and flowers. Artisan bread for sale at the outdoor oven.

Public workshops from 12th - 15th July (Booking for workshops essential. Full details and charges tbc via or 0114 252 5972 ). Workshops include artisan bread making, charcoal making, making copper trowels with wooden handles, alongside seasonal land work and communal eating. All based at Freeman College's beautiful nine-acre semi rural site with stunning views over the Rivelin Valley.

Sat 30th July to Friday 12th August 11am - 4pm
The Moor, outside TJ Hughes, city centre

A temporary 'parlour' to drop into, help create useful and beautiful items with Sheffield craftspeople, tell us what you can make and display your own creations. Find out about the connections between Ruskin, creativity and craftsmanship in communities around Sheffield.

Photos from the final day of the Parlour

Sun 11th September 12 noon - 4pm
CELEBRATING MEERSBROOK HALL: Ruskin, Whit Sings & the Park
Meersbrook Park, S8

Local professional artists and craftspeople show their work and offer hands-on activity as part of a day celebrating the cultural heritage and future of Meersbrook Hall and park. Displays and talks about Meersbrook Hall from 1890 - 1953 when it was home to the Ruskin Museum and what is now the Ruskin Collection. In collaboration with Friends of Meersbrook Hall.

Click or tap on the photo below to watch a short video presentation.

Click or tap the photo above to watch Kate Souper and Rhiannon Thomas talk about plans for Meersbrook Hall.