We’re ale and arty down at The Riverside

Community: Chris Pritchard
Community: Chris Pritchard
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ENJOY a pint and a painting – that’s the call as a Sheffield pub turns itself into something of an art gallery from next month.

Original prints, canvases and jewellery by a range of Sheffield creatives will go on display at The Riverside, in Mowbray Street, Sheffield.

And it will all kick off with a mini festival.

“This is a community pub, and this is all part of our plan to open the place up to as many people as possible, while perhaps introducing customers to the talent on their doorstep,” says manager Chris Pritchard

The art will be displayed across the pub but will be particularly prominent in the front room, thus creating a mini-gallery – albeit one where you can enjoy an ale.

A range of 20 pictures, supplied by The Old Sweet Shop gallery in Nether Edge and a cabinet of hand-made jewellery will be on display, rotating every couple of months. Customers will be able to buy.

A series of historic photos showing The Riverside dating back to the 1920s will adorn the walls permanently.

The festival, which will spill into the boozer’s garden, runs Saturday and Sunday June 11 and 12, with live music, craft stalls, a barbecue and children’s workshops.