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Harry Potter and a spell of magic at Sheffield libraries

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17 October 2017 Fans of Harry Potter are set to be spellbound by a nine-week exhibition and programme of events at Sheffield libraries celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The ‘Harry Potter: A history of magic’ exhibition is being opened at Sheffield Central Library on Friday, 20 October by the Lord Mayor ...

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How Sir Arthur Conan Doyle helped save WW1 soldiers

Professor Walker's shield

A new exhibition is coming to Sheffield’s Local Studies and Archives Library which tells the tale of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his campaign to save the lives of British soldiers fighting in the First World War. Sir Conan Doyle is famous as the creator of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. But he’s less well known for his campaign to ...

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Art in the Gardens returns for 2017

Rob Walker outside the Crucible

5 June 2017 Artists from Sheffield and beyond are invited to take part in this year’s Portraits of Distinction competition, as part of the annual Art in the Gardens festival. Back for a 14th year, Art in the Gardens will see around 300 artists and craft workers, exhibiting more than 4,000 pieces of their work, at Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens on ...

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Site Gallery embarks on ambitious expansion project

Artist impression as Site Galley set for major expansion

17 February 2017 Press release from Site Gallery: Sheffield’s leading contemporary art gallery announces that it will begin its expansion in April 2017. With a formidable track record of presenting and supporting important UK and international artists, Site Gallery will treble the scale of its public offer through an expansion programme worth over £2.7m. Work is planned to commence in spring ...

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Search launched for artist for Tinsley legacy project

M1 viaduct at Tinsley

8 December 2015 An artist is now being sought to take forward an ambitious public art project inspired by the legacy of the former Tinsley cooling towers. In what is the largest art commission in Sheffield in recent years, the aim is to create a significant work that is integral to the regeneration of an area that was once the ...

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