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Ben Eckersley

Musician

Ben Eckersley is a Sheffield based musician. He teaches cello and piano and plays in a bunch of Sheffield bands including Captives on the Carousel and (going back a bit) 7 Black Tentacles and Woolly Mammoth. You can also see him with the Sheffield Beatles Project for which he’s the musical director and heading up the Sheffield team for Sofar Sounds. He loves a good quiz, and runs what he hopes is Sheffield’s trickiest quiz night monthly at the Treehouse Board Game Cafe.

James Yorkston: Scottish singer-songwriter comes to Sheffield

Hailing from Fife, singer-songwriter James Yorkston is a well established Scottish solo artist, first coming to prominence with his debut al…

Hailing from Fife, singer-songwriter James Yorkston is a well established Scottish solo artist, first coming to prominence with his debut al

Michael Nyman: War Work

Michael Nyman is a world renowned composer, pianist, writer and critic. His lengthy collaboration with Peter Greenaway and his hugely popula…

Michael Nyman is a world renowned composer, pianist, writer and critic. His lengthy collaboration with Peter Greenaway and his hugely popula

Headsup Sam and Sofia

Sam and Sofia – Sam Genders and Sofia Hagberg – are a husband and wife promoter team putting on a fantastic line-up of gigs around Sheffield…

Sam and Sofia – Sam Genders and Sofia Hagberg – are a husband and wife promoter team putting on a fantastic line-up of gigs around Sheffield

Sound Contemporary Classical Music in Sheffield.

The contemporary classical music scene in Sheffield and other local cities is, I sometimes think, possibly the most underground arts scene t…

The contemporary classical music scene in Sheffield and other local cities is, I sometimes think, possibly the most underground arts scene t

The Unthanks: Songs from The Shipyards

Northumberland-based folk band The Unthanks will be in Sheffield performing their live soundtrack to internationally acclaimed filmmaker Ric…

Northumberland-based folk band The Unthanks will be in Sheffield performing their live soundtrack to internationally acclaimed filmmaker Ric

Papa Westray: A model of community ownership

Papa Westray, known locally as Papay, is a small island at the far north end of the Orkney Isles, an archipelago off the north coast of Scot…

Papa Westray, known locally as Papay, is a small island at the far north end of the Orkney Isles, an archipelago off the north coast of Scot

Railways: Alternatives to HS2

I love travelling on railways. I enjoy chatting to strangers, having occasional naps, and most of all, watching the view. Anyone else who's …

I love travelling on railways. I enjoy chatting to strangers, having occasional naps, and most of all, watching the view. Anyone else who's 

Royals: Read this on April 29th

Eventually, Britain will become a republic and people will look back on days like today with incredulity. "Why", they will say "did anyone c…

Eventually, Britain will become a republic and people will look back on days like today with incredulity. "Why", they will say "did anyone c