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Make Good Livelihoods activities and talks

Sat 18 Jun 2016, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, S1 2PP

A weekend of free activities across four venues showcasing the amazingly diverse craftsmanship skills providing livelihoods in Sheffield city centre. Find out how craftsmanship offers a satisfying living, and how you can learn or make a start. Hands-on activity of traditional and digital making for adults and children. Part of Sheffield's Year of Making to celebrate all that Ruskin admired about the 'hand-power' and 'heart-passion' of craftsmanship and how it helps make better lives. There is a listing of the events and activities, download the brochure here.All welcome, suitable for children. All events are free, no booking required, unless stated. 11am-4pm Craftspeople: includes: Sculptor Jason Thomson; ceramicist Coralie Turpin; textile artist Seiko Kinoshita; stone sculptor Andrew Vickers (Stoneface); artist/designer Sarah Jane Palmer; knife, scissor and corset maker Grace Horne; jeweller Nina Rithalia; illustrator Frazer Hudson; visual artist Carole Baugh; guitar maker Thom Tietzsch-Tyler (Sat only); knife-maker Stuart Mitchell (Sun only); and master stone carver Richard Watts (Sat only). Creative activities provided by Running With Scissors.Talks at the Millennium Gallery:12 noon-1pm How Did I Get Here?A panel of professional craftspeople tell their often unexpected paths to becoming makers. Speakers include Jason Thomson, Seiko Kinoshita, Sarah Jane Palmer, Frazer Hudson and Nina Rithalia.2pm-3pm Digital Creation & CraftsmanshipMakers working with traditional and modern materials talk about the impact of technology on their craft. Speakers include Coralie Turpin, Sirdeep Nandera and Access Space. Chaired by Emma Cooper of BAFTA-winning creative digital agency, Rocket. Make Good Livelihoods

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