Fun for all the family at Weston Park May Fayre

Some of the city's greatest artists and innovators took centre stage at this year's Weston Park May Fayre.

Sunday, 22nd May 2016, 2:48 pm
Updated Sunday, 22nd May 2016, 3:51 pm
Latoya Ellis, of Funky Faces, pictured painting student Lorna Sinclair.Picture: Marie Caley NSST Weston Park MC 1

Hosted in the popular Weston Park, the free event attracted scores of residents who made the most of the sunny weather.

Visitors enjoyed attractions including the Insect Circus Museum, traditional rides and an impressive display of work by some of Sheffield’s finest artists.

Abigail Carter, Animal Team Leader at the Tropical Butterfly House, introduces Jack Sievwright, seven, of Sheffield, to Rosie the Chilean Rose Tarantula. Picture: Marie Caley NSST Weston Park MC 3

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The theme of the event was ‘Year of Making Sheffield 2016’ with work on display from artists and innovators, many of whom were on hand to demonstrate their craft.

The exhibition marquee included work from a textile artist, painter and sculptor, artist-printmaker, photographer, imagination hat-maker and more.

Professor Vanessa Toulmin, Chair Sheffield Culture Consortium Director of City & Cultural Engagement, University of Sheffield said: “The Year of Making was a unique opportunity to show that making is in the city’s DNA, ranging across advanced manufacturing to arts, music and theatre.

“Sheffield is a city that makes people; from theatre-makers, music-makers, health-makers, art-makers, education-makers to business-makers.

Abigail Carter, Animal Team Leader at the Tropical Butterfly House, introduces Jack Sievwright, seven, of Sheffield, to Rosie the Chilean Rose Tarantula. Picture: Marie Caley NSST Weston Park MC 3

“Displaying work at Weston Park May Fayre was an opportunity to showcase this by providing a crucible of creativity for visitors and the next generation of would-be-makers”.

The event also included a display of classic and vintage cars, food stalls, a traditional carousel as well as a host of fundraising activities collecting for charity partner the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity.