logo Burngreave Messenger Issue 32 - June 2003

The Green Environment Programme

Open Up Burngreave

This year Burngreave became part of the city-wide Open Up Sheffield, an annual event where artists invite the public into their studios.

Abbeyfield Stables opened up its doors receiving over 100 visitors who enjoyed an exhibition of local artist’s paintings, photographs, crafts and sculpture, as well as demonstrations and workshops from portrait drawing to playing the African balafons, making peace prayer flags to juggling and unicycling.

Abbeyfield Stables is in a state of disrepair and dereliction but its main building was cleared out and decorated by volunteers so the exhibition could take place. Green City Action has secured New Deal funding for Co-ordinator, Panni Poh Yoke Loh, to raise capital funds for the Grade 2 Listed buildings and to run a series of workshops in readiness for it becoming a Multicultural Environment and Arts Education Centre. Visitors were consulted on the sorts of educational courses and community activity they would like the centre to hold.


your invitation to meet more than 120 artists in their workplaces…