Walkley History

News, events and discoveries of the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars history project.

Ruskin in Sheffield launch

Ruskin in Sheffield
The Guild of St George are delighted that we will be announcing the details of an exciting community heritage programme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, as part of Ruskin-in-Sheffield for 2015, on Sunday 1st February 4pm – 7pm at Ruskin Hall, Walkley Community Centre, 7a Fir St, Walkley, S6.

If you would like to attend the launch on 1st February, please contact Ruth Nutter, Producer, at ruskininsheffield@gmail.com. Places are free but we’d like to know if you’re coming. More details about the launch on this website in January.

Ruskin-in-Sheffield is an exciting year-long project looking at the impact of John Ruskin on the people of Sheffield. It will focus on four areas – Walkley, Rivelin, Stannington and Totley.

Lots of exciting events are planned in Walkley based around the St George’s Museum opened by Ruskin in 1875. There will be opportunities to research the lives of Walkley’s visitors to the museum, take part in art projects, contribute to exhibitions and see an archaeological dig outside the museum, now Ruskin House flats.

If anyone would like to help research the lives of the museum visitors using census records, street directoris, electoral roles, etc – please contact us. This research will take place between February and April this year.

RiS launch invitation e-version final black

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About Bill Bevan

Bill Bevan is an archaeologist, writer, photographer and heritage interpreter.

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This entry was posted on January 6, 2015 by in Events, News.
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