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

Future Now Festival of Creativity

Mon. 22 April 2024 — Sat. 27 July 2024


The Future Now Festival of Creativity showcases the work of Sheffield Hallam University’s graduating students, including artists, designers, filmmakers, animators, writers, architects and performers. It asks emerging creatives to show us the future through exhibitions, events, performances and screenings.

The festival aims to present creative proposals to real problems: from new fashion to new videogames, human-centred approaches to the built environment to greater sustainability in the products we buy.

Through exhibitions, performances and talks, the festival proposes new brands and services, helps us glimpse alternative realities, and launches new enterprises. But most of all it tells stories, documenting the world as these creatives find it and how they’d like it to be.

The Future Now Festival of Creativity takes place across Sheffield city centre through April, May, June and July 2024.

Events include:

Survival Through Design
2 May, 5:30–7pm
Richard Neutra (1890–1970) is one of the most prominent architects of the 20th century. His landmark book Survival Through Design looked at humans self-destructiveness in the creation of the built environment. Join his youngest son for this talk.

Change Makers
22 April–3 May
A showcase of new writing, physical theatre, storytelling, multi-media performance, short-films and plays. Presented by final-year students in Acting and Performance.

See the full programme.

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