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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Edward Carpenter's socialist song ‘England, Arise!’

Edward Carpenter was a true Sheffield pioneer. He was a socialist, vegetarian and activist who campaigned for women’s rights, animal rights and environmental causes. He lived openly as a gay man with his partner, George Merrill, on the outskirts of Sheffield, and his activism and influential writings laid the foundation for the gay liberation movement of the 20th century. To celebrate Edward Carpenter’s 175th birthday in 2019, the Friends of Edward Carpenter and Museums Sheffield worked together on a series of new displays and events paying tribute to his achievements – including this performance below at Millennium Gallery by the Woodhouse Prize Brass Band of Carpenter's socialist hymn ‘England, Arise!’ The Woodhouse Prize Band, based in Sheffield, was founded in 1853, and is one of the oldest surviving brass bands in the country in continuous existence.

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A series of livestreams, asking artists to delve into a musical form close to their hearts that they might not be known for but for which they have a serious passion. Starting with Hope Works/No Bounds resident Lo Shea exploring jazz.

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A multi-purpose creative space for Sheffield’s underground community, run by social enterprise RiteTrax. Events span genres, often going to the extremes of music. Their recent crowdfunder raised £6,000 to make improvements – so watch this space!

Changemaker – Leo Waddell

In this talk from Children's Media Conference 2016, transgender teenager Leo discusses his transition and preparing to start taking testosterone to continue his puberty.

Sheffield Adventures – musical mark-making

You might think listening to music is only about using your ears. But what if your favourite piece of music could inspire your latest artistic creation?