Castlegate Festival

Welcome to Castlegate

A celebration of the oldest part of the city of Sheffield

Over the course of two days, we hope to highlight the area’s historical importance by hosting a range of activities, brought together by a group of individuals and organisations who either reside in or have a love of Castlegate. Our intention is to both celebrate and reveal the rich complexity of the area, and to provide inspiration for its future. The festival will showcase the work of artists who form part of the community in Castlegate alongside that of students from the school of architecture at the University of Sheffield. All of us have found inspiration in Castlegate, so we invite you to explore the sights, take part in the festivities, tell us your stories and celebrate with us.

Castlegate Festival Bar
Open 8th – 23rd June Saturday 20th 10am –11pm Sunday 21st 11am – 4pm
Bank Street Arts will host the Festival Bar where you can grab hot & cold drinks at any time, try some delicious tapas and relax in their renovated Georgian Courtyard, an oasis in the heart of the city! On the Saturday, catch an eclectic mix of live world music & poetry from visiting stars celebrating Refugee Week, including Zimbabwe’s Stella Chiweshe, Sarah Yaseen & Tangled Roots performance poets – see website for full programme.
Pop Up Shop
Saturday 20th 10am – 6pm, Sunday 21st 11am – 4pm
Bank Street Arts is home to a healthy variety of artists, writers, jewellers and individual creative practitioners. You can meet some of them at the Pop Up Shop especially set up for the Castlegate Festival, which offers visitors the chance to purchase work produced by Resident Artists and Members.
Saturday Live
Saturday 20th June, 7pm to 11pm
Tickets: £3 in advance, £5 on the door at tickets. partyforthepeople.org.uk/ events/1144
The Bare Project presents Saturday Live: a scratch night for local performance artists. Featuring Live Art, immersive performance, spoken word, stand-up and rehearsed readings.
To apply to showcase your work please email sian@thebareproject. org with a short summary of your piece, a title and a running time (if applicable) by the 8th June.

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