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Cupola, Preserve & Rescue

Cupola is a contemporary fine art gallery in Hillsborough, exhibiting the work of over 300 artists. Karen and her team are immensely proud of their ability to offer artists a space in which they can have fun and take risks with their work - but they're worried this may not be able to continue.

The floor of their framing department is likely to collapse within the next six months unless urgent repairs are carried out, but these are set to cost up to £40,000.

They already have a couple of fundraising ideas, including a crowdfunding campaign, a Justgiving page and a secret postcard show, but there are plenty of ways you can pitch in too. They need volunteers, recommendations for builders and electricians, and people willing to spread the word about their campaign. If you want to go that extra mile, send in a short video sharing your thoughts, comments and experiences at the gallery over the years.

Follow the link to find out other ways you can help preserve and rescue Cupola.

Foodhall Community Carnival

14-15 Sept, 12-11pm, £8 day/£15 weekend

Foodhall is a volunteer-run dining hall. The main aim of the project is social eating, whether that's cooking a meal for your community or dining on a pay-as-you-feel basis. Through this, Foodhall wants to promote a sense of togetherness, tackling social isolation in favour of the integration of the diverse social groups living across the city.

In this spirit of unity, Foodhall are putting on a Community Carnival on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September, a family-friendly weekend that will include live music, local food and drink, workshops and clothes stalls, plus DJ sets in the evening.

The money raised will go towards Foodhall, as well as SAYiT, a Sheffield-based charity supporting young LGTBQ people with practical advice, emotional support and social opportunities, and GRL, a female/non-binary DJ collective, demonstrating Foodhall's status as an open and welcoming space for all.

Pecha Kucha Sheffield #30

17 September, Kollider, Castle House

PechaKucha has long been a platform through which creatives can share their work with the people of Sheffield, perhaps best identified through its unique approach. The iconic 20x20 format makes for a presentation of 20 images or slides, each displayed for 20 seconds before automatically advancing, as speakers do their best to keep up.

As always, the next PechaKucha will have a theme, 'Finding A Way', with presentations centring around navigating a world of challenges. There will be a broad range of creative minds on display, with author, coach and Writers' Hub curator Beverly Ward among the guest speakers, along with graphic design and photography group Rife Collective, and gender and development specialist Tchiyiwe Chihana. We're also excited to announce that our very own James Lock, Managing Director at Opus, will be speaking at PK#30.

Book your tickets now or visit to find out more.

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