Doc/Fest goes al fresco in Botanical Gardens

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An outdoor film screening will take place in the Botanical Gardens as part of Sheffield’s Doc/Fest celebration for the first time in June.

The European premiere of Mavis! - a music documentary about singer Mavis Staples - is happening in the gardens on June 6.

Composer Michael Nyman brings War Work: 8 Songs with Film to Sheffield for a special event at City Hall on the same day, while agony aunt and TV presenter Philippa Perry will discuss her work on June 9 in the Memorial Hall.

Comedian Adam Buxton appears at the Crucible on June 10, sharing music videos as part of his BUG show.

The Doc/Fest runs from June 5 to 10, and the complete festival bill will be announced next week. Visit to book for individual events.