Spectacular free event celebrating Sheffield’s Year of Making to be held on Tuesday

This image is copyrighted to David Chang @ ErhuDave Studio

This image is copyrighted to David Chang @ ErhuDave Studio

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Sheffield’s year-long celebration of everything that has made the city great - past present and future - is coming to the Crucible Theatre for a special Year Of Making Showcase.

The Year of Marking Sheffield March 2016 - March 2017 is a year long festival that celebrates our past, present and future as a city of makers and promotes Sheffield as a world city with an international reputation for excellence and innovation.

On Tuesday from 3-5pm, the Crucible will hold a FREE event for anyone to attend.

Here’s what you can expect:

-Expect to hear from the people behind some of the companies featured in the Made In Sheffield exhibition currently on in Millennium Galleries.

-Be entertained by a musicians from Classical Sheffield

-Find out about the Third Angel project Desire Paths that renamed Sheffield Streets with the people of Sheffield.

-Experience films and poetry about our wonderful city and much much more

The event is hosted by new Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Rob Hastie

The festival incorporates five core themes: Art & Design, Manufacturing & Industry, Film & Literature, Heritage & Placemaking, and Music & Performance and features an exciting programme of festivals, theatre, exhibitions, conferences and cultural events offering a unique opportunity to unlock hidden talent and break down barriers.

It champions all forms of making in the city and region – from advanced manufacturing, specialist steels, forged products, cutting tools, flanges, bearings and blades to award winning theatre, international art and design, ground-breaking research and world class talent.

Making is in the city’s DNA and continues to provide considerable economic and cultural vibrancy to our community and wider region.

The YOM Making festival was conceived by the Sheffield Culture Consortium and is backed by the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and the Arts Council.

The Sheffield Culture Consortium has just been awarded £550,000 for a three year programme called ‘Making Ways’ to support activities that help visual artists create a living economy and YOM is part of this

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