Sheffield Shows its Metal
Thursday, 22nd July 2021
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
£15 per person
Join us for an evening of short talks from three engaging speakers celebrating Sheffield’s metal heritage in relation to silver and cutlery.
The talks will take place amongst contemporary steel installations which form part of ‘The Foundry’ exhibition being hosted by Sheffield Cathedral this summer.
Reverend Keith Farrow is Vice Dean and Canon Missioner of Sheffield Cathedral. He is also Canon Treasurer with the responsibility to ensure the safe keeping and care of the art and silver bestowed on the Cathedral. He has always had a passion for silver and will give the chance to get up close to the cathedral’s collection in his talk ‘Reflections in Silver’.
Dr Joan Unwin has been the Archivist to the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire since 2003. In her talk ‘What’s in your knife drawer?’ Joan will share her interest in cutlery with you and talk about the history of the cutlery trade in Sheffield and the stylistic change of the knives and forks we use through the years.
The third speaker is Emma Paragreen. She is the Curator, Librarian and Archivist with the Sheffield Assay Office. Emma will talk about the history and work of Sheffield Assay Office and its connections with the city’s metalworking history and Sheffield Cathedral as well as showing off a few items in the Assay Office collection.