Culture is inextricably linked to its surroundings, particularly housing and communities. At this panel discussion, speakers from Sheffield's music community will look at the role of social housing estates in forging a local music scene, particularly in the 1990s, and question whether social housing estates should be given more recognition and protection as cultural spaces.
This talk is a local response to themes explored in a recent Radio 4 documentary called Estate Music.
Speakers on the panel include Winston Hazel, Amy Carter, and Helen Nicol.
Winston is a Sheffield techno legend and former member of Forgemasters, the first act to be released on Warp Records, who in the 90s was part of the scene that flourished in parties at spaces including Castle Court estate. Amy is a cultural producer based in Sheffield whose background in music ranges from early days running record shop Injection Records and hosting a pirate radio show broadcasting from social housing in Upperthorpe to more recently establishing Cosmic Family artist management of Afro-fusion band K.O.G and the Zongo Brigade and working part time in public engagement at the University of Sheffield. Helen Nicol's experience living in Castle Court in the mid 90s informed the way she views estates. Having worked in housing in Central Government, she now supports communities whose estates are being regenerated to help them gain power and voice in the process.
The conversation will be moderated by Auriel Majumdar, a coach, academic, cultural commentator and long-time raver who in 2015 started the #sheffieldgirl campaign in response to women’s voices being left out of the narrative of the city's music scene.
The talk will take place in Site Gallery's Project Space. The on-site cafe/bar Kollective Kitchen will be open for the evening, serving drinks only.
This event is now fully booked.
The talk will be followed by a Lates night at Foodhall, Sheffield's DIY volunteer-run community centre/cafe/venue. Details below.
Lates: Sounds of the Estates
8pm-midnight, Foodhall, £7 suggested donation on the door (nobody turned away for lack of funds)
Following the talk in Site Gallery, head to Foodhall for a Sheffield Modern DJs Ashley Holmes and Winston Hazel
Foodhall is Sheffield's DIY volunteer run community centre/cafe/venue/utopia. It brings everyone together to share as equals, tackling social inequality and isolation through food.
Lates are Foodhall's main fundraising events. They may suggest a donation on the door, but nobody is turned away for lack of funds. Lates events are BYOB. Please be respectful of the space and each other.
Sheffield Modern is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Supported by Site Gallery. Supported by City of Ideas funded through Arts Council England's Ambition For Excellence fund.
With funding and support from: Sheffield Hallam University, RIBA Yorkshire, Sheffield Society of Architects, Sheffield Town Trust, BDP, and David Mellor.