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

Lloyd Stewart 'Lloydie' – Sheffield Bodybuilding Legend

Lloyd Stewart has been part of Sheffield’s boxing, bodybuilding and gym community since the 1960s and is well-known and respected for his fitness, success and mentoring of others.

He began training as a boxer, moving from amateur to professional status as a light heavyweight. He retired from boxing after an injury, but kept on training and started a new career as a natural bodybuilder in his late 30s. Lloyd won the first competition he entered and has since competed in regional, national, European and international competitions. His achievements include the ANB Yorkshire title, the UIBBN European title in 2013 and the NPA British Champion title in 2016.

A display in Weston Park Museum showcases Lloyd Stewart’s accomplishments through photographs, trophies, programmes, personal items from his archive, and this short documentary (below) about natural bodybuilding featuring Lloyd and his friends.

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HAIYU – Rebel Singer Mariem Hassan and the Struggle for a Free Western Sahara

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HAIYU delves into the intertwined life of iconic singer Mariem Hassan and the ongoing revolutionary fight against Spanish colonisation and Moroccan occupation in Western Sahara. The film weaves her music, personal journey, and historical context.

The Ruskin Collection: Hand, Head and Heart

Sat. 9 December 2023 — Sun. 1 December 2024

Millennium Gallery

A display about the positive power of making by hand. Including a new memorial quilt commemorating Terry Higgins, the first named person in the UK to die of an AIDS-related illness, on public display for the first time.

VR Experience: Phlegm’s Mausoleum of the Giants

Sun. 30 June 2024

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Don a virtual reality headset and enjoy a 360-degree film of Phlegm’s Mausoleum of the Giants exhibition.

Ashley Holmes

An artist with a multitude of interests – music, film, visual arts, archiving – investigating social and political histories, and exploring the ways that stories of Black people in Britain are told.