THE KEITH HAYMAN AWARDS 2020+21

The Keith Hayman Award recognises outstanding contributions to the experience of public art in Sheffield. It has become an annual award, made in conjunction with the Sheffield Design Awards [SDA], with which Keith was heavily involved in its formative days.

Read more about the history of the KHA here

The KHA was awarded for the fifth and sixth time in 2021 thus bringing us back ‘up-to-date’ after Covid restrictions, with the focus still on public art.

The awards were made alongside an opening event for the SDA 2022 which is now an independent charity working with both SCT and the Sheffield Society of Architects.

The Winners and a Highly Commended for 2020 & 2021 were:


‘Hemispheres’, by Owen Waterhouse on Green Lane, Kelham Island 
(Winner, Sculpture/Relief 2020)

‘Workings of Sheffield’, by Will Rea in Orchard Square
(Winner, Mural 2020)
‘Great Sheffield Flood Project’, by Steve Roche at Lidl, Malin Bridge
(Winner, Sculpture/Relief 2021)

‘Growing City’, by Jo Peel, planting by Nigel Dunnett on Yorkshire Artspace, Brown Street
(Winner, Mural 2021)
‘New Era Giant Pandas’, by Hatch Architects in New Era Sq.
(Highly Commended, Sculpture/Relief 2021)

Nominations for the KHA were taken from members of SCT and SDA, the public, officers of the Sheffield City Council and artists themselves, for any work on public display in Sheffield which was installed or produced since 2018 and made a significant contribution to the public realm.

The remaining shortlist was as follows:

  • Jarvis Cocker, by Bubba 2000 on The Fat Cat
  • Stone Scissors, by Robin Loxley at Kelham Island Museum
  • Grey to Green II, sculptural benches and totems by various artists,​Castlegate
  • Park Hill Plinths, by various artists at Park Hill
  • Raw Quality, by Matthew Jarratt at Park Hill
  • Salmon of Steel, by Jason Heppenstall at Sheffield Station
  • Blockscape, glazing patterns by Peter Griffiths on West Street
  • Bounce!, pavement mural by Florence Blanchard at Site Square, Charles Street
  • Metamorphosis, mural by Liz von Graevenitz at Sharrow Community Forum

The Awards Event was held at Perch on Garden St. Sheffield on 18th November when Jim Bell of Arup, representing our Sponsors, the Sheffield Property Association, welcomed over 30 guests; Andrew Skelton, Public Art Officer, Sheffield City Council gave the keynote address on the important contribution of art in the widest sense to the public realm and both our enjoyment and sense of place. Trustees of SCT and SDA spoke of Keith Hayman, the association with the Design Awards and the differing contributions of the shortlist before announcing the winners. Janet Hayman, Keith’s widow, presented the Winners’ certificates. Perch provided a comfortable and appropriate setting for an enjoyable evening, sealed with a take-home bottle of beer specially brewed for the occasion.

The next awards will be made in Autumn 2022 for any artwork not previously submitted which was completed since 1st January 2020. We sincerely hope that our members and supporters will start straight away noting artworks which might become suitable nominations next year. SCT can accept nominations at any time until a closing date which will be published in due course.

The evening was a lively and encouraging occasion on which to celebrate the achievements of artists on behalf of our city.

Public art does so much to brighten up and enliven our City, SCT feels it is important to continue to recognise its contribution.

All further enquiries or nominations please to Jim Monach:

info@sheffieldcivictrust.org.uk

Sheffield Heritage Open Days 2021

Sheffield’s Heritage Open Day festival, which ran for 10 days in September, saw a welcome return to a full programme of in-person events following the Covid-19 restrictions of 2020. Over 70 free events took place in and around Sheffield, making our city one of the largest participants in England’s biggest annual celebration of heritage and culture. 

Heritage Open Days is coordinated locally by Sheffield Civic Trust, and we offer support, training, and mentorship to the many organisations large and small (most of which are volunteer-led), which take part in the festival.

We produce a free printed brochure that is circulated widely across the region, and we have a dedicated website and an active social media presence which all help to ensure that the festival is promoted widely in communities across all parts of the city and beyond.

Every Heritage Open Days event is completely free to attend, making it a truly inclusive and accessible festival. Events in Sheffield this year included behind-the-scenes tours of Sheffield museums, walking tours celebrating the city’s status as the Home of Football, heritage pub tours, a medieval re-enactment day, and the ever-popular ‘Drainspotting’ tours which take a look at Sheffield’s historic drain covers and street furniture!

Churches, historic buildings, and cultural venues throw open their doors, including places not normally open to the public, and many put on special events, talks or guided tours to showcase their rich heritage.

This year Sheffield Civic Trust was delighted to be one of only a handful of organisations across the country selected by the National Trust, (the organising body behind the national Heritage Open Days festival), to run a ground-breaking ‘New Wave’ event during the festival, aimed at attracting the hard-to-reach 19-34 age group who are underrepresented visitors at heritage events and venues.

Working in partnership with the National Videogames Museum, which is located in a Grade II listed building in Sheffield’s historic Castlegate quarter in the city centre, ‘Behind the Screens’ offered visitors an opportunity to visit the museum and discover how Sheffield has emerged from its industrial past to become a world leader in the videogames industry.


Sheffield Heritage Open Days Launch 2021 at the National Videogames Museum, pictured l-r are Julie Grocutt (Deputy Leader, SCC, Janet Ridler (HODs Coordinator, SCT), Mike Drabble (SCC Heritage Champion).  Photo credit: Ian Spooner

Talks by experts, and the chance to play a huge selection of video games old and new, made this event a great success at attracting its target age group and introducing them to what is perhaps a less well-known aspect of Sheffield’s cultural heritage.

We are delighted to have been part of such a high-profile initiative and look forward to sharing what we have learned about attracting younger audiences to heritage venues with our Heritage Open Days participants next year.

Next year’s Heritage Open Days may be many months away, but the coordinator team are already looking towards next year’s festival, and in particular considering how to encourage even more organisations across the city to take part. If you know of any heritage sites, venues or organisations who might like to get involved, or would like to help us with the coordination of the festival, do drop us an email at hods@sheffieldcivictrust.org.uk 

We are grateful to Sheffield City Council for their financial support of Heritage Open Days and are always looking for new sponsors – if you would like to discuss supporting Sheffield Civic Trust’s community engagement work through Heritage Open Days we would be delighted to hear from you.

…Janet Ridler, Heritage Open Days Coordinator, SCT

Sheffield Design Awards 2022

The Sheffield Design Awards were set up by the Sheffield Civic Trust, shortly after establishing in 2006, to recognise quality and high standards in buildings and public spaces in Sheffield and the City Region.

Albert Works, home to marketing agency Jaywing, by Cartwright Pickard Architects,
Overall Award & Large Project Award, 2018

One particular aspect of these awards of which we are proud is the People’s Award, managed with the help of Sheffield Newspapers, in which the public are invited to nominate and choose their favourite buildings or spaces.

They have been awarded in alternate years ever since with the exception of 2020, for the usual reasons.

The judging and Awarding ceremony are held in the Autumn, preceded in the biennial cycle with a formal launch in late Spring and has a publicity event a year ahead of the Awards.
Covid caused the cycle to be interrupted, but we are all hoping that it will be possible to resume this pattern for 2022.

Leavygreave Plantables by Artist David Appleyard.
Leavygreave Plantables by Artist David Appleyard, winner 2018

There will be a public presentation of the SDA on Thursday 18th November, at which the SCT Keith Hayman Award will be made. This will be an opportunity for members and guests to hear about the plans for SDA next year prior to a formal launch in May 2022.

If you would like to attend, please contact SCT.

Details of all the winners and commended entries are here.

What is the Future of Our High Streets?

Fri, May 14, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM BST
Online

As part of the Civic Trust’s ongoing work focussing on Sheffield’s ‘high ‘street’ and its development, we are pleased to invite our members and supporters to this affiliated event, part of the Festival of Debate.

This event brings together Sheffield Council officers and academics to discuss the future of the places we live, work and shop.

About this event

Covid-19 has only heightened pre-existing issues with the make-up of our high streets and city centres. The steady growth of online sales, matched with falling revenue in high street retail amidst soaring costs in rent and business rates, has resulted in key questions about the future of our city. This is compounded by the now-widespread adoption of remote working and the likely drop in the use of office space in Sheffield city centre.

This event brings together Council officers and academics to discuss the future of the places we live, work and shop. Sheffield’s recent hard-won bid for significant investment into the city centre could present some welcome solutions, but it’s clear that radical revisioning is required. What lies ahead for Sheffield’s high streets?

Speakers:

Julian Dobson – Hallam University & Event Chair

Professor Vanessa Toulmin – Director of City & Culture, Partnerships and Regional Engagement University of Sheffield

Nalin Seneviratne – Director – City Centre Development SCC

Jesse Matheson – University of Sheffield – CoPERI & Senior lecturer in economics

Sara Boonham – Sector lead for Town and City Regeneration at Gleeds

Rosie Dodgson – The Sheffield Civic Trust

Tomorrow’s High Street

“As large high-street retailers leave our city the future of Sheffield’s High Street is in question.  The Sheffield Civic Trust has been ambitiously exploring and debating this for many years and we believe the future of Sheffield’s high street lies in its past.

overall proposed masterplan, running through Sheffield's central axis, from Moorfoot Junction - proposed as an adventure playground - through to the Wicker Arches - reimagined as Wicker Highline, an elevated park along the unused Victoria Station line
overall proposed masterplan, running through Sheffield’s central axis, from Moorfoot Junction – proposed as an adventure playground – through to the Wicker Arches – reimagined as Wicker Highline, an elevated park along the unused Victoria Station line

Historically Sheffield has always had a uniquely linear high-street   Its elongated nature enables it to stretch from Moorfoot to the Wicker, connecting the city centre to thriving neighbourhoods and out to our beloved Peak District. It has the possibility of becoming a luscious extension of the ‘Grey to Green’; a route where pedestrians and cyclists are prioritised and existing nodes repurposed to create destinations where people can live, work, and relax.

Large high-street retailers aid our high street, but they do not define it.  We should celebrate, diversify and utilise our existing high street to create a sustainable ‘Tomorrows High Street’ for Sheffield!”

HotC II Block H consultation event

As a key stakeholder in the development of the Heart of the City II development, Sheffield Civic Trust have been asked to contribute to the pre-application consultation on the next phase (Block H) of the development, bounded by Cambridge and Wellington Street, and including the Grade II* Listed Leah’s Yard.

As supporters and members of the Trust, we would like to extend the information regarding the public events providing the opportunity to see the plans and speak to the project team.

Wednesday 25 March 202015:30-19:00
Thursday 26 March 2020
11:00-16:00

38-40 Pinstone Street
(most recently home to ‘Clicks and Mortar’)
Sheffield
S1 2HN

Trustees who are able to attend will be at the event on 25th March from 6pm. Please join us if possible as we review the latest proposals and talk to the project team.

For those that cannot attend in person, the dedicated website (www.heartofcity2.com) has been updated to include information about the current pre-application consultation. Visitors to the website will have the opportunity to complete an online response form about these proposals.

If you would like comments to be included in the Civic Trust’s response, please forward all comments to info@sheffieldcivictrust.org.uk.

A PDF of the Stakeholder briefing note is available to download here: http://sheffieldcivictrust.org.uk/block-h-consultation-brochure/

Call to Action from Joined Up Heritage Sheffield

Following the planning committee’s principled decision to refuse permission for a block of apartments to replace the historic Old Coroner’s Court on Nursery Street, the ball is now in the Council’s court to resolve the situation. The Old Coroner’s Court is still very much at risk and the developer still has the right to demolish it at any time.

Please contact your local councillors, copying Council leader Julie Dore, as soon as possible to ask that the Council immediately reach out to the developer, George Johnston of Firestone, and the architect, Coda, to find an alternative to demolition. This should not be difficult to find if approached in a positive and collaborative spirit. The developer has already proposed several schemes which are preferable to losing the building altogether, and the Council needs to be open-minded about these.

You can find contact details for your local councillors at http://democracy.sheffield.gov.uk/mgFindMember.aspx  Cllr Julie Dore can be contacted at julie.dore@sheffield.gov.uk

2019 AGM Co-Chair’s Report

This evening we are holding a meeting about the forward planning and thinking in Sheffield in collaboration with Sheffield Property Association in the coming months and years, alongside our AGM.

This year Rupert Wood and Rosie Dodson have joined and re-joined the Sheffield Civic Trust as Trustees and have brought fresh new perspectives and expertise to the Trustees. Thanks for their input. Thanks too to Trustees who continue to work hard for us and deserve the thanks of the Trust: Simon Gedye, Paul Bedwell [membership], Jim Monach [Secretary], Chris Bell, Liz Godfrey [HODs], Samantha Birchall [SDA], Alex Maxwell [communications], Andrew Jackson [SDA], Janet Ridler [media], Rupert Wood, and Rosie Dodson.

The Co-Chair Lilly Ingleby will be stepping down as co-chair at this AGM, and would like to thank all trustees and collaborators of the SCT for their work this year.

Our key activities have largely continued as in previous years;

Sheffield Heritage Open Days – once again piloted with great success by Liz Godfrey and Louise Watt. Nearly 150 buildings opened their doors this September, spread over two weekends.
This will sadly be the last year Liz Godfrey heads up the HODS team. The SCT would like to thank Liz for the amazing feat of coordination and energy it takes to put together such a vast heritage program. Liz will be extremely missed, and will be handing over to Janet Ridler for the 2019-2020 year.

Sheffield Design Awards – The Sheffield Design Awards 2018 were held in Trafalgar Warehouse in October.
This year has seen the SDA become established as a charitable body with the support of the Sheffield Civic Trust.
Newsletter – continues to come out to some 500 people. This gives very helpful information about our work and issues which are of interest to SCT members and supporters.

Civic Voice – Paul Bedwell continues as a Trustee of the national Civic body and thus keeps us informed of their views and activities. Once again several Trustees attended the annual conference.
YHACS – SCT continues to be a member of The Yorkshire and Humber Association of Civic Societies, and this March hosted Civic Voice and over 20 Civic Societies from across the region for a day of lively debate about meaningful engagement and representation with the planning system, and a workshop with Sarah James of Civic Voice on the Building For Life standard as a template for consultation responses.

Design Review – This year has seen the SCT actively responding to planning applications, albeit at a much reduced rate due to Trustee capacity. Design reviews continue to be a key way of engaging the public in the development of the city and this is an area of activity which the SCT hopes to be more active in.

Heritage – Liz Godfrey remains our hardworking and conscientious representative on the SCC Conservation Advisory Group. If the SCC could resource that group better, more work could be done to safeguard the City’s vital heritage resource.

Live Projects with Sheffield University – Rosie Dodson, working with Carolyn Butterworth of Live Works / The University of Sheffield has channeled the enthusiasm and debate around the future of Sheffield’s High Streets’ into forming a Live Project brief for masters Students at The University of Sheffield. This will run October-November 2019.

Well done and thank you to all Trustees and members who gave so generously of their time to help make SCT a significant force for the wellbeing of Sheffield. If this is to continue we need more Trustees and active members. It is not however necessary to become a Trustee. We welcome members who would like to focus their efforts on one or more particular area of interest. Meetings are interesting and friendly occasions. All Trustees will happily talk to anyone interested in helping in this way.

Lillian Ingleby and Simon Gedye
Co-Chairs

PUBLIC ART AWARD NEEDS YOU!

Last year’s winner: Plantables, University of Sheffield & David Appleyard

The Keith Hayman Award for public art has been part of the biennial Sheffield Design Awards for a number of years. Named in memory of Keith Hayman, a keen artist and SCT Trustee, it is presented to the artist judged to have contributed most to the enhancement of Sheffield’s public realm in the two years preceding the award.

In celebration of Sheffield Design Awards becoming a registered charity, a retrospective event will be held this autumn (more details coming soon) at which the Keith Hayman Award will be launched as an annual prize judged, as in previous years, by the SCT Trustees.

If you know of a piece of new public art, mural or sculpture, please get in touch and let us know. All suggestions will form a longlist from which a shortlist will be taken and put before Trustees and a specially invited advisor from the city’s artistic community.

To be eligible for longlisting, the work needs to be sited within the city boundary and have been completed in the last two years.

Sheffield Design Award Winners building visits

The Long Barn – Conservation Award winner (Chiles, Evans and Care)

Over the coming months, the Sheffield Society of Architects has arranged a selection of building visits to some of the winners from the 2018 Sheffield Design Awards. Promoting design excellence across the City Region, the planned visits include:

June:

The Long Barn  – Conservation Award winner (Chiles, Evans and Care)

July:

National College for High Speed Rail – Large Project Award winner (Bond Bryan Architects)

Dam View – Residential Award winner (Robin Ashley Architects)

August: 

Leavygreave Plantables – Open Space Award winner (Grant Associates & David Appleyard)

October:

The Glassworks – Residential Award highly commended  (CODA)

These projects showcase the variety of areas which the Sheffield Design Awards cover, including the residential, education and public realm sectors.

Not only do the visits include significant projects from well-known national architects such as the National College for High Speed Rail, designed by Bond Bryan Architects, they also incorporate entrants from much smaller practices such as The Long Barn by Chiles, Evans and Care, which reflects the scope of projects which are being constructed in the region, and the diversity of design.

To find out more about the forthcoming visits, please follow @RIBA_SSA and book your place. For more information on the Design Awards please follow @SHFdesignawards


National College for High Speed Rail, Bond Bryan Architects – Large Project Award winner