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Sheffield Street Art Book by Hedley & Jim

Pictures of Sheffield Old & New are pleased to announce that group creator, Hedley Bishop and photographer, Jim Lambert have combined forces to launch a new book documenting the ever changing face of Sheffield Street Art.

The book takes you on an aesthetic journey around the streets of Sheffield looking at the modern works of artists such as Phlegm and Kid Acne to name just a few.

The book is launched tonight: Tuesday 16th August at the Three Tons pub, 39 Silver Street Head, Sheffield S1 2DD from 6pm.

Feature on BBC Look North, Yorkshire

We're very pleased to announce that Pictures of Sheffield Old & New was featured on BBC Look North, Yorkshire tonight (14/04/11), looking at how people use social media and Facebook.

*Click here to watch the feature*


Co-op Castle Street display

The group's new exhibition for February, in the shopfront windows of the Co-op building on Castle St is now almost fully completed and today we had a visit from councillor Paul Scriven, a long time supporter of the group.

Councillor Scriven spent an hour with the group members getting updated about the progress and the new section of the display on objects related to Sheffield.


Jim Lambert, Hedley Bishop and fellow group member Mark Wallis have been asked to include photographs in an exhibition entitled "CHANGING FACES " at The Riverside, Mowbray St starting on the 29th September.

The collection, curated by Lorelle Hill, will also include  submissions by Berris Conolly, A.G. Smith, Geo Law, Jim Connolly and Jonathan Wilkinson.

Hope to see as many of you there as we can fit in!
Jim Lambert

Winter Gardens Display

Some of the group members had a little get together in the Harlequin pub on Nursery St on the 12 July and brought along a marvellous selection of pictures to be included in the upcoming  Winter Gardens exhibition.

Charlie Barker also brought along her guitar and (as always) provided us with some great entertainment and gave us a little preview of some of the songs from her upcoming album Ghosts and Heroes. 

The groups display in the Winter gardens will be installed on Sunday the 8th  August and will be on display till September 3rd ,we hope  as many people as possible will come down and show their support for a project that has been steadily growing as a public event since it was first thought of in September 2009.

Thanks again for all your support,
Jim Lambert

Radio Sheffield


I am going to be interviewed on Radio Sheffield about the group and the Winter Gardens display. The interview will be on weds 23rd June at 2.30pm with Paulette Edwards. We look forward to meeting members at the Harlequin pub on 12/07/10.


Pictures of Sheffield old and new in the Winter Gardens

We are very pleased to inform you that our display will be moving to the Winter Gardens on August 8th for around one month. We will keep you updated when we get more information.


The final week of the current display at Castle Market

The current display finishes next Saturday (3rd April). The new display will begin on 5th April at the Showcase on Cambridge Street. We thank everyone who has supported the Castle Market display.


Market Display update

The market display has now been updated with a whole new bunch of pictures, among which are some absolutely stunning pictures of Sheffield in the sixties and seventies taken by Harry Ainscough shown with the permission of his son David Ainscough.


Harry Ainscough's pictures of Sheffield in the sixties and seventies. Displayed in the market with the kind permission of his son David Ainscough.


David's facebook site containing the pictures and many more  views of Sheffield can be found here :-

Councillor Paul Scriven visits the market display

Yet another red letter day for the group display with the visit of Council leader Paul Scriven. Mr Scriven showed a genuine interest not only in the pictures, but in the  members also and had plenty of questions for us to answer with regard to the history of the group, how the display had been conceived and also how we intend to take the group forward. He has asked us to contact him with any ideas we have for future venues. 

He spent quite a bit of time chatting and joking with the group in what proved to be a very informal and friendly visit.

A likeable politician! What is the world coming to?

He also expressed an interest in the groups Portland works petition and was given what has become known to us as " the speech" from one of the petition's organisers Lilian Hatch.

Mr Scriven then signed both the Portland petition and the group comments book.

Jim Lambert

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Press article in Sheffield Star