Monday, 13 December 2010
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Proposal: siting of public art consisting of 7 large letters (S,H,A,R,R,O,W)
Location: various sites on woodhead road/sharrow lnae/cemetery road/abbeydale road/bramall lane, highfield, sheffield,
Applicant: bird and bee (comissioned by disinctive sharrow action group)
After considering the proposal, together with comments, the council has decided to grant planning permission subject to condition. (can be found at http://planning.sheffield.gov.uk/publicaccess/tdc/DcApplication/application_detailview.aspx?caseno=KWJQVYNYFY000 )
• Residential (Housing, flats etc) no longer being an acceptable use of the ground floor units along London Road District Centre. This is so that it is retained as shops, restaurants and takeaways, drawing people in to the area and serving the needs of local people.
• Abbeydale Road will be contracted into three smaller neighbourhood centres rather than running the full length of the road. This will offer the potential for residential uses between these sections of shops .
• Shoreham Street and Worstenholme Road would not be designated as neighbourhood centres. This is due to National Planning Policy which states that “small parades of Shops of purely neighbourhood significance are not regarded as centres”.
• The Lower Porter Valley area would have a preferred use of Offices.
• Guernsey Road area and the Queens Road corridor is proposed for a flexible range of
employment uses with housing no longer accepted.
• The John Street area would be subdivided into two mixed use areas with a respective bias towards housing for the John Street Triangle Conservation Area and Offices for the area along Bramall Lane. This would mean that general industry and warehouses would no longer be accepted. This would have an impact on sites such as Stag andPortland Works .
• Protection is given to historic cemeteries as well as parks and gardens, this means the General Cemetery and St Mary’s Church.
• Gateways to the city centre will be improved. The policies at the moment specify that this will be to create striking tall buildings at the ring road .
It is currently possible to comment on these proposals and to view them on the proposals map. This can be accessed at www.sheffield.gov.uk/sdfconsult .
For more info see: Sharrow Today issue August 2010 page 8.
Monday, 7 June 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
2. Lloyds Corner
3. Empty Shops and Artists
4. Art Trail II
5. Portland Works Open days
6. Sharrow Signpost
7. Any other business
8. Next Meeting
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
A curated group exhibition designed to draw attention to the traditional skills practiced at Portland Works and the people whose livelihood depends on it continuing as a working/creative community. Portland Works is under threat of closure as one of Sheffield’s remaining small industrial works, because of plans to redevelop it as apartments and offices. This lively and diverse exhibition of art and craft is designed to engage Sheffield people in an awareness of their industrial heritage and its relevance to their lives. The exhibition blurs the boundaries between art and industry, situating the objects of production, both past and present in an art gallery context, for public viewing. It juxtaposes artefacts produced by craftspeople against artists’ responses to the objects and their environment in the form of paintings, photographs, installations, sculpture and film.
This exhibition runs from 30th March to 17th April
Nic Bate and Matt Risby
An installation comprising of video and sounds depicting one whole day in the working life of Portland Works. This comprises of multiple screens showing edited footage of the inhabitants of the Works; craftspeople, musicians, artists etc to portray the diversity and breadth of talent that exists there.
This exhibition runs from 30th march to 1st May, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
For more information, please contact Bank Street Arts on 0114 346 3034
|Location : Bank Street Arts, S1 2DS|
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Please send any agenda items through to me at email@example.com before this date
We will update/ have a chat about the following:
1. Lloyds Corner
2. Lowfield Myspace
3. Empty Shops and Artists
4. Portland Works
5. Art trail
6. Project planning and proposals
Monday, 8 March 2010
inspriatio for lloyds corner?
If you've recently visited the University of Plymouth in Devon, or you're a student there right now, then you might be familiar with the Roland Levinsky building -- a monolithic construction built in 2007 to house the arts and architecture faculties on the edge of the University. Each year, the institution holds a festival called the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival, which is now in its sixth year.
This year, however, the organisers have chosen to begin the festival in a rather innovative way -- by turning the building itself into an instrument. In a performance called "Sunlight Symphony: Sunrise", artists Alexis Kirke and Tim Hodgson have placed light sensors in windows on each floor of the building, facing the direction of sunrise -- and as the sun emerges over the horizon and the first rays of light land on the uppermost sensor, a single note will ring out around the building.
As the light hits the next floor down, another note will sound, and so on until all nine floors are activated -- producing nine different layers of audio. Then, as the sun climbs higher in the sky and the intensity of the received light increases, the intensity and complexity of the music will build, producing melodies and harmonies that play through surround speakers located throughout the Roland Levinsky building.
Friday, 5 March 2010
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
I think this website is full of useful information, which could be apply at asmall scale for Lloyds corner (a sort of demonstration site) in an imaginative way. Laurence
Monday, 8 February 2010
Monday, 1 February 2010
Thursday, 28 January 2010
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Alternatively, meet me at the Old Junior School at 4.50 if you would like to walk up there together.
If you have any queries, please give me a call 0114 2508384, thanks.
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
The workshops will be held on Friday 19th Feb and Friday 26th Feb from 12.30pm... We are currently looking for volunteers to help facilitate...
Our aims for the project are that:
1. The students find out more about the area- and therefore may be more likely to come here/ think more positively about what sharrow has to offer...
2. They draw people who live, work and play in sharrows attention to aspects of sharrow that excite them/inspire them and/or are critical of things- so perhaps comment on the way space is used/ link places together...
3. They have to talk to local businesses/ people at the potential locations of the signs and so converstaions start and negotioations start... people start talking about the area and what is distinctive/ important
3. We create a map of their signs and distribute it around schools/ shops/ local people/ students and get poeple walking aorund at looking at sharrow more generally...
We need facilitators for the two workshops- the first would be presenting the area/ themes in the brief and going for a walk around with the students, provoking them, getting then to look at/ know the area better... then help them to come back and discuss ideas for their groups signs... and begin to design them...
The second workshop would be the making of the signs... we have some bought materials as we have fairly substantial pot of money (about £400) and also will hope to salvage materials etc...
The students could also have a small budget per group (from hallam) of about £40 to buy extras if they needed them...
We are expecting 40-50 students to attend and i thought that they could form 8 groups of 5 students (two groups per theme and area- 'create'- the john street triangle... 'play'- the parks and schools, 'gather'... the community buildings (inc sufc!) and 'trade'- london road area)...
I think it is important for the facilitators to push with how the students would interpret these themes... and get them to be as creative as possible... (so play could be about lots of things- a full page of defintions according to the online dictionary- i like Quick, often irregular movement or action, especially of light or color: the play of color on iridescent feathers.)
so please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you might like to be involved...
Monday, 11 January 2010
The Winners are:
First prize: Signed Sheffield United Shirt 'Ella Havard'
Second Prize: Creative Live!Cam Webcam 'Adrian Woudstra'
Third Prize: Wireless Internet Dongle 'Josh Christie'
Congratulations to our winners and many thanks to SUFC and ESP for their kind donation of the prizes.
Monday, 4 January 2010
Saturday 16th January 10-1pm: Lloyds Corner Design Workshop at Action Group HQ, the OJS
Wednesday 27th January 5.30pm: South Yorkshire Energy Centre Training, meet at the centre, 5.30pm
Wednesday 24th February: Built Environment and Landscape Students Presentations and Action Group Social. At 6.00pm at the Action Group HQ, the OJS
Please contact me on email@example.com for more details about any of the above events. There are also more to come, watch this space!
So please feel free to check or let others know to look out for what is happening over the next few months...
I have now also updated the website: