Club of 26

Sheffield Theatres has signed up 26 businesses from across the region into their new business club, a scheme which has raised over £10,000 towards the cost of the Lyceum Theatre refurbishment.

The Lyceum Theatre Business Club launched earlier this year as a strand of the fundraising campaign to raise £1,933,000 for the Lyceum Theatre refurbishment.  So far 26 local businesses from the Media, Financial, Legal and Leisure sectors who have all donated £400.

Sheffield Theatres’ Chief Executive Dan Bates said: “This level of support reflects how well-loved the Lyceum Theatre is and how vital its contribution is to the city’s cultural economy.I’m looking forward to welcoming our partners for a special event in October when they can all enjoy the freshly transformed, more comfortable and cooler theatre that they’ve played a key role in refurbishing.’

The work on the Lyceum began in July and the theatre will reopen in October with the return of Tim Firth’s award-winning musical comedy, This Is My Family.

1An open-call exhibition called Play is to be held at Access Space in the Cultural Industries Quarter from October 3-31. 2014. Organisers are inviting artists at any stage of their career to submit work in any medium on the theme of video games. See and work should be submitted to by September 8. 

1An exhibition by the Walkley Edge group featuring the work of Cath Dunn, Rachel Durance, Jacqui Hilson, Claire Lee, Sue Nichol and Paul Schatzberger is on show at the Blue Moon Café in St James Street until September 30.

1The organisers of the second Sheffield Print Fair 2014, at St Mary’s Church and Community Centre, Bramall Lane on Saturday, November 14, are now inviting applications to take part.

It is open to printmakers from Sheffield and beyond in woodcut, mezzotint, linocut, screen-print, wood-engravings, digital prints, monoprints and more.

Application forms from Deadline is 
September 14.