Arts and Wellbeing

Our fourth annual Arts Festival takes place from 30 September to 11 October 2019.

This year’s theme is ‘inspiration’.

We want to see how Sheffield inspires you, please send photos of your own artworks to be displayed in our online gallery! 

There are lots of exciting events planned at various sites across the city.  Our calendar of events will be available soon!

This is a great opportunity for us all to come together and use our creativity to celebrate the things we’re proud of.  View last year’s online gallery here.

You can share anything creative as part of the festival. It could be anything from a drawing, painting or sculpture, to sewing, poetry or photography and we’ll put it in our online gallery.

Send your digital images to (maximum file size 10MB), preferred formats jpeg, png, word or PDF. 

All art is copyright.

Please fill in the consent form for the work to be shown in the online gallery on our website.

We’ll try and include everyone’s submissions. If there’s a big response we might need to limit the number of images per person.

We’ll also be holding a number of public events in Sheffield during the festival. 

Poe-Tree poetry event

As part of the SHSC Arts Festival we’re planning to hold our now annual ‘Poe-Tree’ poetry event and we’d love for you to join us.

Poe-Tree is open to anyone. It’s a celebration of creativity, mental health and well-being, and the many different sources of inspiration in life.

When: 01 October
Time: 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Where: Virgin Money Lounge, Sheffield


CAST 10 year anniversary

Come to this exhibition, party, fundraiser and all-round extravaganza of creativity! 

All work on display will be donated by artists and for sale to raise funds for CAST. 

CAST is Creative Arts Support Team and provides opportunities for arts activities and arts exhibitions. They are supported by Sheffield Flourish.

This event is open to all, but registration is needed! Book your place or submit your art for display here.

When: 10 October
Time: 4pm to 6.30pm
Where: Hive, Park Hill, 33-36 Gilbert, South Street, Sheffield, S2 5QY


CAST artist gathering

The Artists Gathering is an open mic evening and an opportunity for anyone who wants to perform live poetry/music. You can take part and perform or just go along to watch, it takes place on the first Thursday of the month.
The gathering is open to all.  Find out more on the Sheffield Mental Health website

When: 3 October
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Where: Blend Kitchen 18 Pinstone Street,Sheffield, S1 2HN

Take a look at the online galleries from our previous Arts Festivals:


Arts Festival Evaluation Report 2016

Arts Festival Evaluation Report 2017