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

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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Picture the Poet

In 2014 the National Portrait Gallery brought to town portraits of the likes of Benjamin Zephaniah, Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy. Alongside the exhibition, Museums Sheffield and Word Life hosted performances by the city's own literary talents.

Edward Carpenter's socialist song ‘England, Arise!’

A performance by Woodhouse Prize Brass Band – one of the country's oldest brass bands – to mark the 175th birthday of 19th-century socialist, vegetarian, poet, gay rights pioneer, and all-round right-on guy Edward Carpenter.

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A performance at Sheffield Jazz in February 2016, from a band fronted by the jazz trumpet player widely considered to be one of the UK's greatest.

Content in the Time of Corona

The third CMC webinar explores what’s being commissioned and made for kids that responds to or reflects the crisis – in TV, digital and social media – with expert analysis from CMC’s top regular rapporteurs and research into commissioning trends.