Thursday, September 18, 2014

Launch of Festival of the Mind 2014

The Festival of the Mind launches today with 11 days of creative events in Sheffield.

The Spiegeltent has returned to Barker’s Pool and the festival will be hosting many other events across the city including at Castle House (the Co-op), a grade II listed building on Angel Street which is being opened to the public again to host exhibitions slideshows and installations.
Sheffield Archives and Local Studies Library have worked with festival organisers on a number of events at Castle House including:

A Letter to Sheffield – a history of the city in letters curated by Dr Jonathan Ellis from the University of Sheffield.  The exhibition will feature contemporary letters alongside historical letters from Sheffield Archives including: letters written by Mary Queen of Scots during her imprisonment in Sheffield in 1571 and illustrated 19th century letters written by the Gatty family of Ecclesfield.
The Tactile Image - the UK’s first photographic exhibition of 2D and 3D printed images based on the work of our long-time collaborator, Clive Egginton.  The exhibition breaks new ground in representing the art of photography by portraying images both in standard print form and in one or more corresponding tactile facsimiles.  The photographs cover various aspects of Sheffield life.

Look out for Festival of the Mind on BBC Look North tonight (18 Sep), BBC1 (Yorkshire), 6:30pm.