RUSKIN

2017

in  SHEFFIELD          

               

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MEERSBROOK HALL         Brook Road entrance to the park, S8 9FH

12 noon: WELCOME    

Outside Meersbrook Hall

Welcome by Clive Wilmer, Master of the Guild of St George.

The Guild owns and supports the Ruskin Collection at the Millennium Gallery.

12 noon, 2pm and 3pm: HERITAGE TALKS

Outside Meersbrook Hall.  

Heritage talks about the history of the building and future plans, given by Heeley Development Trust and Friends of Meersbrook Hall.  Food on sale outside the hall.

 

 Download a

 walking route

 from  

 Meersbrook Hall  

 to the Gleadless  

 Commons Fair  

 here.

Sunday 10th September

Big Draw in Meersbrook

12 noon - 4pm

 

12 noon - 4pm: MEERSBROOK HALL OPEN

- Heritage displays, including the Ruskin Museum (1890 - 1953)

- Future plans for Meersbrook Hall

- Original items from the Ruskin Museum, with the curator of the Ruskin Collection, Louise Pullen, on hand to answer questions  

- Guild of St George and Ruskin publications on sale

- Artworks by Sheffield Young Artists.

- Drawing and calligraphy activities to take part in

Looking at displays copy Meersbrook event copy

MEERSBROOK PARK - WALLED GARDEN

Paint images of the flowers and nature of the Walled Garden on tiles, with artist Sarah Coleman.

 

Guided tours at 1pm and 2.30pm with Meersbrook Park Users Trust.

 

Tea, coffee and cakes on sale.

GLEADLESS COMMONS FAIR   12 noon - 6pm

Free entry, some activities will be charged for.

 

Less than half an hour's walk away from Meersbrook Park, Mesters Events present a Commons Fair on the open green space next to Cat Lane woods.  A mellow mix of heritage crafts, music, drawing, great local music and locally crafted ales in this urban haven for wildlife.  

 

Enter via footpaths from Cat Lane, S8 9JQ, and Bankwood Close, S14 1LW.

carving Mini Meersbrook canvases copy Meersbrook A5

12 noon - 4pm: CREATIVE ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE HALL

 

Draw scenes of the Hall and park with drawing materials and help from Museums Sheffield.

 

Bash out metal images inspired by the park, with Quirky Metals.

 

Print an image of the Hall from junk materials, with illustrator and designer Jo Rucklidge.

ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE - JUST TURN UP    

MEERSBROOK PARK - ON THE SLOPES

Help create a sculpture on the site of the former Victorian bandstand, with artist Ruthie Ford.

 

Try playing folk instruments with Soundpost musician Nicola Beazley at 12.30pm, 2.30pm or 3.30pm (next to the old bandstand site).

 

Help create a well-dressing to capture the view of the city from the 'Turner Viewpoint' near the top of the park, with artist Coralie Turpin.

 

Have a go at drawing local landmark Bishop's House, built c. 1500.

Murray 01367 copy Manor well dressing SH copy