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

Delivered by librarians, archivists and guests, the Sheffield Libraries Podcast delves deeper into fascinating stories and collections.

They're broadcasting a special series of episodes throughout LGBTQ+ History Month:

Heroes from the Archives
Episode released 8th February
Archivists from Sheffield and Lambeth delve into their collections to tell the stories of LGBTQ heroes from both Sheffield and Lambeth. They'll also discuss ongoing archive collection building.

LGBTQ interest books for Children and Young People
Episode released 15th February
Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Prize judges Liz Chapman and Zoey Dixon chat about the best LGBTQ+ interest books aimed at children and young people.

Bestselling Crime Writer, Russ Thomas in Conversation
Episode released 22nd February
Russ is the author of crime-thriller Firewatching and his new book Nighthawking is published in February 2021. Detective Sergeant Adam Tyler is a maverick new detective desperate to kickstart his stagnating career. He also happens to be gay, a rare occurrence in bestselling crime-fiction.

Tune in.

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Fabric of Our Lives

An immersive photography, textile and audio story exhibition. Based on collaborative workshops and the stories of local and refugee women living in UK textile and industrial towns, and a Refugee Women’s Safe House in Calais.

CMC Keynote Panel: Black Lives Matter

The opening keynote panel for Children's Media Conference 2020 considers the implications of the worldwide movement for change on the children’s media audience and industry.

In Conversation with The Slumflower

Chidera Eggerue preaches her messages of self-love and body positivity to thousands on her blog The Slumflower. Hear her discuss her campaigning work and plans for a documentary questioning ideals of beauty, in a talk filmed at Doc/Fest 2019.

Picture the Poet

In 2014 the National Portrait Gallery brought to town portraits of the likes of Benjamin Zephaniah, Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy. Alongside the exhibition, Museums Sheffield and Word Life hosted performances by the city's own literary talents.