Sheffield: City of Protest, 27 May 2016 (Banks Street Arts)

This event is free but space is limited so please book your place here.

Coinciding with the launch of our digital anthology of protest poetry printed in Sheffield at the end of the 18th century this special event will bring together a host of speakers involved in activism and literature across the city today.

We will hear from the people involved in campaigning for difference right now, whilst also asking what it is about the Steel City that has made it such a hot-bed for protest and activism for (at least) the past 300 hundred years.

Tracing legacies from the work of Sheffield’s 18th-century radical press to the remarkable work still taking place across the city today, this promises to be both an entertaining and engaging evening and a fitting celebration of this fantastic city.

Speakers will include:

  • Drs Hamish Mathison and Adam Smith (Sheffield University, Sheffield: Print, Protest, Poetry, 1790-1810 Project)
  • Julia Armstrong (Sheffield Star)
  • Dr Sam Browse (Sheffield Hallam University, Campaigner)
  • Reverend Deacon Andrew Crowley (Sheffield Interfaith Network)
  • Karl Riordon (Poet, Campaigner)
  • River Wolton (Poet, Campaigner, Stories of Activism Project)
  • Prof Sue Vice (Sheffield University, Barry Hines Project)

The event will close with a drinks reception marking the official launch of our new digital anthology.

City of Protest Event Poster