Empowering Sheffield Communities: “Crafting the Past” Project

Saturday, 29th June 2024

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Kelham Island Museum



Share your memories – creatively express your experiences and stories of Sheffield’s industrial past

“Crafting the Past: Empowering Communities through Creative Writing, Visual Narratives, Memory, and Place-Making” is a new collaborative project between Joined Up Heritage Sheffield and the University of Sheffield. Led by Dr Gui Pozzer (Department of Archaeology) and funded by the University, the project aims to empower Sheffield’s communities to share their stories and memories about the city’s rich industrial past and heritage.

Through creative writing and visual storytelling workshops (such as sketch and gesture drawings, line art, stippling, scumbling), the project will bridge residents, policymakers, and academia. This creative and collaborative approach will ensure a more inclusive understanding of Sheffield’s industrial legacy and its impact on the city’s communities.

Here is the link to the registration form:   https://forms.gle/BGzFM79wuC2VBhJF7

You can also download the flyer.

Dates and Venues:

  • 29th June 2024 (2pm-5pm): Kelham Island Museum (Alma St, Sheffield S3 8SA)
  • 5th & 6th July 2024 (2pm-5pm): Portland Works (Randall Street, Sheffield S2 4SJ)
  • 12th July 2024 (2pm-5pm):  Walkley Community Centre (7A Fir St, Sheffield S6 3TG)


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr Gui Pozzer.

Kelham Island Museum
Alma Street
S3 8SA