Stories from the Soil

Saturday, 16th September 2023

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Wardsend Cemetery Heritage Park


Discover the lives of Sheffield locals, who contributed to their community in creative ways.

Opened in 1857, as a separate burial ground for St Phillips Church, Wardsend Cemetery is a unique space rich in both heritage and nature. Amongst the nearly 30,000 stories, the ‘wild’ nature of the site supports biodiversity and nature recovery.

This year, as part of the Creativity Unwrapped theme, Young Creators will host an immersive experience, taking people on a tour through Wardsend Cemetery – rediscovering the fascinating individuals who are buried here. From carvers to engravers, photographers to painters, performers to musicians visit us to uncover the stories from the soil.

Between 11am – 1pm, a drop-in Cyanotype workshop will be available on the green space (where the chapel once stood). Cyanotype photography is a playful and experimental camera-less technique. Using paper that is coated with chemicals, and leaves, plants etc. as your subject matter; you will be able to create your own stunning prussian blue and white image by exposing it to sunlight. Suitable for age 10 and above (all children MUST be accompanied by an adult)

This event is part of New Wave, a series of innovative youth-led events being produced for this year’s Heritage Open Days festival. New Wave is a project by Heritage Open Days, which is presented by the National Trust and supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. You can find out more here.

Wardsend Cemetery
Club Mill Road
S6 2ET