Online crafting event to support Sheffield museums and galleries

An online crafting event is due to be held online to support museums and art galleries in Sheffield.

Sheffield Hallam University students Chloe Burke, Lucy Pennington and Hannah Pugh are planning and running the event called Hearts and Crafts on 20 March. 

Money will go to Museums Sheffield, a charity responsible for three of the city’s museums and galleries which host free exhibitions along with a variety of learning opportunities open to all.

Last year 50,000 people took part in workshops, talks and events with Museums Sheffield. Donations and support mean that it will continue to be a place of inspiration and a free space for everyone, every day.

Chloe Burke said: “In these hard times we would be extremely grateful for any donations towards our event and Museums Sheffield. We welcome any donations no matter how big or small”

Part of this fundraising will help in creating an inspiring and successful event and raise money for the charity.

The museums and galleries they will be supporting through their event are Millennium Gallery, Weston Park and Graves Gallery. 

These are all maintained and run by the charity we are supporting, Museums Sheffield.

They provide a breadth of free exhibitions and learning opportunities for everyone, with over 50,000 people taking part in workshops, talks and events last year, such as their Dementia-Friendly Cafe to support families and carers and Their Death Cafe, aiming to break down taboos around discussing death and grief

The three students have chosen this as they believe libraries and free exhibitions play such an important part in a community’s livelihood that many people may not see. 

They offer learning opportunities and creative inspiration to anyone of all backgrounds and are an important education resource. In hard times like our current climate, people need support and a sense of community in order to combat loneliness, and free spaces such as galleries and museums have long been a great environment of support for people.

Mrs Burke said: “It is clear to see that the arts sector is poorly funded by the government, therefore they believe that supporting these places in any way you can makes such a difference.”

Their socials are Reviresco Events on Facebook and @revirescoevents on Instagram if people would like more information, tickets will be released soon.

Written by Florence Hill

Student journalist at The University of Sheffield

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