Month of marvels showcases young talent

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AMATEUR student photographers and filmmakers are getting the chance to display their work at a month-long festival celebrating talent in Sheffield.

Sheffield Hallam student union has teamed up with city charity Art in the Park for the Platform Festival.

The festival runs until March 26 as part of the Cultural Olympiad, which aims to create a lasting legacy for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Photographers will display their work at an exhibition on the theme of identity at the Creative Art Development Space from March 15 to 19.

Hallam’s Got Talent will showcase students’ performing abilities with the final on March 16, and Ink Creative Writing Magazine will host a celebration of the spoken word at the Lantern Theatre on March 26.