Hope Works was a WW1 gun barrel factory, now it’s a place of creativity and expression. It is a revolving gallery of music and visual art with an artist in residence program as well as a highly developed calendar of events. It serves as an incubator for new talent with regular plays and support given to new emerging artists from Sheffield and beyond. It was set up in association with Mixed In Sheffield in 2012 and has since endeavoured to program events which are both impactful and inspirational, embracing the local community whilst drafting in true giants of electronic music from the furthest reaches of the globe.
Trafalgar Warehouse (TW) is a 1930’s industrial warehouse building, located in the heart of Sheffield City Centre. The ground floor is a large performance space and the upper floors were formerly home to the galleries and studios of S1 Artspace, now used by a new crop of artists as their work/studio space. TW forms the music hub for our Saturday daytime - evening programme right in the heart of the city. Most of the other venues below can readily be found within easy walking distance from TW. We will release plans of how we will be using the space this year soon.
A post-industrial concept space for the showing and sharing of everything that's good in creative endeavour.
Testone Factory is about initiating and facilitating creative ideas and content. A new space of invention and production for the design communications agency Peter & Paul and cultural collaborators. Located in Kelham Island between the historic River Don and the spaces of transition that are driving Sheffield’s innovation economy.
Foodhall is a multi-award-winning open public dining room and kitchen at the heart of Sheffield city centre. Managed by the community, for the community, we tackle social isolation and encourage integration across a diverse range of community groups. Foodhall intercepts food waste streams from local traders and uses this surplus to serve hot meals to all on a put-something-in't-pot donation basis. At its core, Foodhall represents community, skill sharing, education, participation, equality and inclusion.
This will be viewable from the Hope Works courtyard. This stage will feature animations and artwork from a range of artists mapped onto the side of this huge industrial structure.
Heeley swimming pool is a wonderful Edwardian public swimming baths which will be the scene for the Wet Sounds underwater installation.
Various rooms will host installations of comissioned artwork by the festival. Details to follow.