Storying Sheffield

This is Our City: Sheffield on Film, with Lynsey Hanley May 14th.

This is Our City.
This event will showcase the work of some of the many Sheffield filmmakers who are telling the untold stories of this city, and will also include a talk by the acclaimed author and cultural commentator Lynsey Hanley.
Speaker: Lynsey Hanley
Date: 14 May – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue: The Showroom Cinema [map]
Tickets: Free, please book via The Showroom box office
This is Our City will present the work of some of the many filmmakers working in Sheffield to document our city. Films will include vivid stories of lives from Broomhall, an account of growing up in Parson Cross and discovering art, and other films which explore the lives and places of Sheffield. The evening will also include an opportunity to see ‘In the Tracks of Memory’ – a film which paints a vivid picture of the city, from the Edwardian period, through the 50s and 60s to the present, with the story centring on the city’s trams.
The event includes a talk by the writer and commentator Lynsey Hanley. Lynsey was born and raised just outside Birmingham on what was then the largest council estate in Europe. Her book Estates: An Intimate History is a vivid mixture of memoir and social history and tells the story of estates in Britain through her own experience. It challenges stereotypes, and asks why homes that were built to improve people’s lives have ended up, in many cases, doing the opposite.