Castlegate Festival

Castlegate Festival hosts a range of events over the weekend from exhibitions and workshops, to drop in artists studios, stalls, displays and activities. A great chance to come and find out more about Castlegate and enjoy the vibrancy of this part of the city.

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Saturday 20th 10am-5pm Sunday 21st 11am-4pm
All activity is open during above stated times unless otherwise stated within programme.


Venue: Castle House

Castle House Angel St, Sheffield, S3 8LN

Studio COCOA: Castlegate Open Community of Artists invites you to join us in our artists’ studio, create art for a large-scale projection or enter a drawing into the prestigious COCOA Art Prize.

COCOA Talks:
20 June 11am-12noon
Joe Scarborough will discuss his work and the role of ‘painter within the city’

COCOA Pro-Celebrity Paint off:
21 June 11am-1pm and 2-4pm
Artists Professor Vulcan and Stuart Faulkner will take on all challengers in this exciting battle of colour, form and texture. Watch the colours fly in a breathtaking display of brush strokes and competitive mark making!

COCOA Studio Designs:
Working in collaboration with Sheffield Design Week and MADE NORTH local schools and participants are encouraged to design their own street sign and a Castlegate Chair.

School of Architecture Live Works Exhibition & ReMake Castlegate:
ReMake Castlegate is a project developed in partnership with Live Works, Yorkshire Artspace and local artists in Sheffield to explore the ways in which recent changes to the area are affecting its inhabitants.

Inspiration for a More Liveable Sheffield – Cycle Sheffield
Selection of thought-provoking short ‘Streetfilms’

The Professors – Out of the Woods:
Screened performance by this learning disabled company.


Venue: Bank Street Arts

32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield, S1 2DS

Castlegate Festival Bar:
Saturday 20th 10am –11pm Sunday 21st 11am – 4pm
Festival Bar with hot & cold drinks plus try some delicious tapas and relax in their renovated Georgian Courtyard.

Fruits of the Orchard Exhibition:
Contemporary artwork – drawing, painting and photography – by volunteers at Bank Street Arts.

Pop Up Shop:
An eclectic mix of artists, writers, jewellers and individual creative practitioners.


On the Streets of Castlegate.

Sheffield’s Waterfront Tour with Simon Ogden:
Saturday 21st at 12pm-2pm.
Meet at Exchange Place Studios. To book email or phone 0114 2734189

Castlegate Flora and Fauna Tours with artist Helen Stratford:
Sunday 21st at 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm (starting from Castle House)
Free but booking essential email:

A Short Walk Round an Old Building With Friends of the Old Town Hall
Sunday 21 June, 1pm
Meet outside the Old Town Hall, on the corner of Castle St and Castle Green.

Guided History Walk around the Old Town Hall and Bank Street:
Sunday 21 June, 3pm
Meet outside the Old Town Hall, on the corner of Castle Street and Waingate

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Venue: Exchange Place

Exchange Place Studios; Exchange Street; Sheffield; S.Yorks; S2 5TR

Castigate Vibrancy Workshops
Workshops should be booked in advance by emailing the relevant designer

Saturday 20th

Build A Small Machine
11-12:30pm / FREE / Ages 7+

Mosaic Making
10-12:30pm / £2 age / Ages 10

Creative Card Making
10-12:30 Adults only 2:30-5 Family Session
£20 per adult, 1 child FREE, £5 per additional child

Pottery Class
10-12:30pm / £12 all ages

Sunday 21st

No-Sew Feather Fascinator  
11-12:30pm / £10 all ages.

Creative Card Making
10-12:30 pm / £20 per adult, 1 child FREE, £5 per additional child
2:30-5 Family Session

Summer Lantern Making
10-12:30pm / £2 all ages.

Block of logos


Venue Info

Various (see above)

Contact Info

0114 222 1457

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