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Comma Press Short Story Course

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09/02/17 – 06/07/17
A writing course from one of the UK’s leading publishers of short fiction. Comma Press is always looking for new voices in short fiction and it’s hoped that this course will unearth and develop contenders for one of their showcases of new writers.

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Chris Graham Atrium Occupation

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2nd Nov onwards
A complex, nuanced and dazzling blend of radical dissent, catharsis, and critique of institutional power, the work of BSA resident Chris Graham- who’s going to be occupying our atrium over the next few months- is as likely to reference Mickey Mouse or Kate Moss as it is Zygmunt Bauman.

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The Nymph and the Shepherd

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Spring 2016- spring 2017
The Nymph and the Shepherd is an ongoing series of photographs chronicling the transitions of resident Jesse Alexander’s rural Somerset surroundings 160 miles from Sheffield. The series commenced in Spring 2016 with a commitment from Jesse to send one image per week to Bank Street Arts over the course of a year.

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Laura Smith | Mania

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From February 17th at 6pm
Laura Smith is interested in the attachments that people form with inanimate objects and her work involves giving charity shop figurines a surreal makeover. Her Mania exhibition, which takes place in our newly-refurbished Keyhole Gallery, features three textbook examples of mantelpiece kitsch and car boot sale tat, to which Laura has added her own twist.

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Lucy Wright | Bling!

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March 29th- 1st April.
Artist and researcher Lucy Wright’s conception of folk is more interested in what can happen when people come together to share in a cultural practice that they create for themselves. Her forthcoming exhibition Bling! explores this, with loving reference to the recent DIY phenomenon known variously as ‘bedazzling,’ ‘bejewelling’ and ‘blinging’.

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Andrew Jackson | Wake-Up Call

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22nd March- 1st April
With the Hallam Tower hotel now mainly occupied by pigeons and urban explorers and Grosvenor House being very publicly flattened, urbanist Andrew Jackson’s new exhibition Wake-Up Call checks you in at the Bank Street Hotel for a remembrance of lost futures and a slowly-vanishing Sheffield.

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Mark Harvey | A Box For My Bed

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Monday 27th Feb- Saturday 11th March
Whereas Baggage, resident Mark Harvey’s previous show at Bank Street Arts, consisted of portraits of a number of people who’ve experienced homelessness, A Box For My Bed shifts the emphasis towards the actual spaces where Sheffield’s rough sleepers bunk down for the night.

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Writing Space

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From 5/11/2016
A series of workshops led by Poet Suzannah Evans that are ideal for anyone who struggles to find time or motivation to write. No conventional prompts, no judgement, just plenty of time, a contemplative environment and a supportive atmosphere.

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In Celebration of Trees

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7th- 12th January
In Celebration of Trees is an exhibition of photographs that comes at a point when trees have become an unusually divisive and highly charged issue in Sheffield. While a 2007 independent survey suggested that just 1,000 of the city’s street trees needed replacing, 4,000 have since been felled. Sheffield hasn’t taken kindly to this…

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Writing in Crisis

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21/10/16
An evening of poetry, memoir extracts, and fiction readings from writers that have experienced, or are currently experiencing, homelessness. This event is suitable for ages 16+ and is organised by Crisis, the national homeless charity. Part of this year’s Off the Shelf Festival of Words.

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Poetry Cafe

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The next Poetry Cafe at Bank Street Arts will be on Wednesday, 5th August. We’re reading Matthew Clegg’s ‘The Navigators’. From 1pm, we’ll start the workshop. Bring half a dozen or so copies of your poem. We’ll aim to finish between 3pm and half past.

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The History of Bank Street

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Since 2011, Dr Karen Harvey from the University of Sheffield has been academic in residence at Bank Street Arts. Starting with her own research into Georgian domestic life, she has looked into the history of the buildings on Bank Street and collaborated with our artists and writers, along with our founder and former Creative Director John Clark.

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Sean Morley

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As our first Comedian in Residence- and one ‘armed with ‘a bucket full of pranks and a briefcase full of EU funding applications’- Sean Morley has been given free rein to explore humour and laughter at Bank Street Arts, develop his work in live and recorded comedy, and… whatever else tickles his fancy.

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Sean Morley: Scriptless Standup

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8/10/2016
Bank Street Arts comedian in residence Sean Morley is running another instalment of his Scriptless Standup workshop for devised and improvised comedy performance this autumn. The workshop is open to anybody with an interest in developing their standup, and will teach the skills needed to abandon your ideas in the moment and go with what’s funny, interesting or dramatic. Please note, Sean’s workshop is now fully subscribed.

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