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Seahorse: A Conversation with Jeanie Finlay and Freddy McConnell

Freddy is 30 and yearns to start a family but this poses unique challenges. He is a gay transgender man. Deciding to carry his own baby took years of soul searching, but he was unprepared for the reality of pregnancy, both physically and challenging society's fundamental understanding of gender and family. To him what feels pragmatic, to others feels confronting; this wasn't part of his plan. Against a backdrop of hostility towards trans people, he is forced to confront his naivety. Made with unprecedented access and collaboration, Seahorse is an audacious and lyrical story about what makes us who we are. See Freddy and director Jeanie Finlay in conversation below, following the documentary's screening at Doc/Fest 2019.

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The Reason I Jump

Fri. 18 June 2021 — Thu. 24 June 2021


An immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity, based on the bestselling book by Naoki Higashida. Based on the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world and descriptions Higashida wrote about his autism when he was 13.

Stone Flowers

Tue. 15 June 2021

An interactive music session with the refugee torture survivor collective.

The Meditation Garden: for health, happiness and spiritual wellbeing

Tue. 15 June 2021

Alan Clements is the creator of the Cascades meditation garden near Matlock. Here, he will explore the question: why do we garden? He'll look at our interest in gardening and the satisfaction that we can get from creating a natural sacred space.

Sheffield Museums Live: From Bells to Blades: Sheffield's Living Craft Heritage

Wed. 23 June 2021

From bells to handmade scissors, take a look at some iconic Sheffield-made objects from the city’s collection. With Mary Lewis, Endangered Crafts Manager at the Heritage Crafts Association.