Film Screening: Our Municipal Dreams

Wednesday 25 July / 6.30pm Book tickets

As part of Love Among the Ruins at S1 Artspace, we’ve put together a selection of archival films exploring the changing urban landscape of post-war Britain and the radical new vision for town planning from the 1940s – 1970s. In collaboration with Showroom Cinema and the British Film Institute, Media Archive for Central England (MACE), East Anglian Film Archive, Crown and the London Metropolitan Archives. After the films, we will be joined in conversation by Lisa McKenzie, author of Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain and Kate Linderholm of BBC Radio Sheffield.

Dr Lisa Mckenzie is working class academic, currently employed at Middlesex University as Lecturer in Practical Sociology. Lisa is an academic and a grass roots activist, focusing on ethnographic research, narrative writing, and engaging her work with a wide range of publics.

Kate Linderholm is a journalist at BBC Radio Sheffield who produces programmes and specialises in feature-making and documentaries at the station. Kate has also reported at BBC Radio 4 for the World Tonight and You and Yours.

BOOKING REQUIRED. Please note this event is at Showroom Cinema.

Still from Milton Keynes A Village City (1973). Courtesy of the British Film Institute

Park Hill Architecture Tour: Mark Latham, Urban Splash

Saturday 4 August / 11am Book tickets

Join Mark Latham, Regeneration Director at Urban Splash, as he discusses the process of redeveloping the Park Hill estate. The tour will explore the first phase of the redevelopment, as well as a chance to walk around the grounds of the undeveloped parts of the estate before work on the second phase begins later this year.

Mark has been working on the transformation of the Park Hill estate for the past 9 years. He was previously a member of the Sheffield Sustainable Development & Design Panel and was Senior Regions Advisor for the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment. He holds an MSc in Urban Regeneration, Development and Planning from UCL.

BOOKING REQUIRED, £4 full price, £2 concession for residents of the S2 postcode*

The tour will begin at S1 Artspace. Places are limited and booking in advance is essential.

Park Hill aerial view

Park Hill Architecture Tour: Andrew Jackson, Twentieth Century Society

Saturday 4 August / 2pm Book tickets

Join Andrew Jackson, Chair of the Twentieth Century Society in Yorkshire, as he discusses the architectural history of the Park Hill estate. The tour will explore the first phase of the redevelopment, as well as a chance to walk around the grounds of the undeveloped parts of the estate before work on the second phase begins later this year.

Andrew studied at Liverpool School of Architecture and the University of Liverpool’s Department of Civic Design. He is currently Chair of the Twentieth Century Society in Yorkshire and sits on the Society’s national Casework Committee. In 2016 he founded Sheffield Modernist Society and is Judging Coordinator for the Sheffield Design Awards.

BOOKING REQUIRED, £4 full price, £2 concession for residents of the S2 postcode*

The tour will begin at S1 Artspace. Places are limited and booking in advance is essential.

Park Hill aerial view

Public Showreel Coffee Mornings

Thursday 9 August / 11am & Thursday 30 August / 11am

An opportunity for local residents both past and present to share stories about Park Hill and contribute towards a growing showreel of personal photographs to be presented in the entrance to the new gallery.

Please bring along any photographs that you’d like to share, or send them in advance to info@s1artspace.org

With Bill Stephenson and Matthew Conduit, curator of Streets in the Sky (1988).

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Roger Mayne, Milk delivery, Park Hill Estate, Sheffield, 1961 © Roger Mayne Archive : Mary Evans Picture Library

Exhibition Tour: Russell Light, Sheffield School of Architecture

Wednesday 15 August / 2pm

Join Russell Light, Senior University Teacher at Sheffield School of Architecture, for a tour of Love Among the Ruins at S1 Artspace. Russell will explore the surprising relationship between Park Hill, Roger Mayne and the radical 1960s Italian architecture firm Superstudio.

Russell studied architecture at Portsmouth Polytechnic from 1978 to 1984, after which he established the practice `Ferenczi Design’ with two colleagues, which had successes in a number of competitions and was exhibited at the Venice Biennale. He has been teaching at Sheffield School of Architecture since 1987 and continues to run his own architectural practice.

 

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Roger Mayne & Superstudio

Exhibition Tour: Dr Helen Smith, social and cultural historian

Thursday 23 August / 2pm

Join Dr Helen Smith, social and cultural historian, for a tour of Love Among the Ruins at S1 Artspace. Helen will explore the history of the Park Hill and Hyde Park estates in the context of industrial Sheffield.

Helen is a social and cultural historian who is fascinated by masculinity, sexuality, class and the impact that region had on people’s identities in the 20th century, particularly in the north of England. Smith works in Lincoln but lives in Sheffield, which remains an inspiration due to its industrial past and strong working-class identity. Her first book, Masculinity, Class and Same-Sex Desire in Industrial England, 1895-1957 was published in 2015 and while still working on those ideas, she is also beginning a new project on work, youth culture and the impact that the de-industrialisation of the 1970s and 80s had on gender identities.

 

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Bill Stephenson, Roller skating paper girls Anita and Emma. Hyde Park Flats, Sheffield, 1988 © Bill Stephenson

Park Hill Architecture Tour: Andrew Lees, RIBA member and Park Hill resident

Saturday 1 September / 11am Book tickets

Join Andrew Lees, architect and current Park Hill resident, as he discusses the utopian ideals behind the architecture of the Park Hill estate. The tour will explore the first phase of the redevelopment, as well as a chance to walk around the grounds of the undeveloped parts of the estate before work on the second phase begins later this year.

Andrew is a practising architect and also tutors at the University of Sheffield School of Architecture. His MArch. thesis, ‘Utopia, Reality and Park Hill: a critical history of the Park Hill Estate’, examined the project’s place in cutting edge architectural thought of the 1950s, the socio-political context at the time of its construction, and during its subsequent decline. He has been a Park Hill resident since 2015.

BOOKING REQUIRED, £4 full price, £2 concession for residents of the S2 postcode*

The tour will begin at S1 Artspace. Places are limited and booking in advance is essential.

Park Hill aerial view

Park Hill Architecture Tour: Emma Sharpe, Historic England

Saturday 1 September / 2pm Book tickets

Join Emma Sharpe, Inspector of Historic Buildings and Areas at Historic England, as she discusses the conservation of landmark buildings including the Park Hill estate. The tour will explore the first phase of the redevelopment, as well as a chance to walk around the grounds of the undeveloped parts of the estate before work on the second phase begins later this year.

Emma provided design and conservation advice to Sheffield City Council and the project teams for the recently consented Phase II and Phase III development of Park Hill, building on previous work undertaken in Phase I which was partly grant-funded by Historic England (then English Heritage). The majority of Emma’s day-to-day work is across West and South Yorkshire and she has a particular interest in the re-use of industrial buildings and new design in historic areas.

BOOKING REQUIRED, £4 full price, £2 concession for residents of the S2 postcode*

The tour will begin at S1 Artspace. Places are limited and booking in advance is essential.

Park Hill aerial view

Artist Talk: Anna Douglas, Bill Stephenson and Matthew Conduit

Wednesday 12 September / 6.30pm Book tickets

Join Anna Douglas, curator of Roger Mayne’s retrospective at the Photographer’s Gallery for a talk on Roger Mayne’s seminal street photography, with photographer Bill Stephenson and Matthew Conduit, Curator of Streets in the Sky at Untitled Gallery, 1988, as they discuss Bill Stephenson’s Hyde Park body of work and the 1988 exhibition that it was originally created for.

FREE, BOOKING REQUIRED

Bill Stephenson, Donna Hargreaves and Carmen Bello sit on an unguarded fourth storey concrete parapet. Hyde Park Flats, Sheffield, 1988 © Bill Stephenson

Talk: Experiments in Living with Elain Harwood and Lynsey Hanley

Saturday 15 September / 2pm Book tickets

Join architectural historian and author of Space, Hope, and Brutalism: English Architecture, 1945-1975 Elain Harwood and Lynsey Hanley, author of Estates: An Intimate History, for a talk on the history and legacy of Britain’s post-war social housing projects and the controversial repurposing of landmark buildings, including Sheffield’s Park Hill. Chaired by Satwinder Samra.

BOOKING REQUIRED, £6 full price, £4 concession for residents of the S2 postcode*

Please note, this event will be held in Lecture Theatre 4, Arts Tower at the Sheffield School of Architecture.

Roger Mayne, Park Hill Estate, Sheffield, 1961 © Roger Mayne Archive / Mary Evans Picture Library