Celebrating African Heritage & Culture in the City of Sheffield & Beyond

Latest Past Events

Windrush in the Winter Garden

Winter Garden 90 Surrey Street, Sheffield

The African Heritage Culture Forum will be showcasing the city’s [...]


Let’s talk about Black women and Breast Cancer – 5th anniversary (Sheffield Watch Event)

Breast Cancer Now 3rd Floor, St James House, Vicars Lane, Sheffield

Hear from a range of speakers (inc Dr Georgette Oni - renowned reconstructive surgeon) from different backgrounds all passionate about breast cancer care for Black women. This will be an opportunity to hear their stories, some of their personal experience and ask questions in what will be a truly interactive speaker session.  This is the first Sheffield watch event - streamed directly from the live event taking place at no. 1 Wimpole Street, the world-famous Royal Society of Medicine.

Places are limited - please don't delay and book now for what could be a life-saving event.  Coffee/tea/pastries will also be provided free of charge.


Meet the Artist: Francisca Onumah

Francisca will be in conversation with Emma Paragreen, Curator of Industry and Metalwork, to discuss her work, inspiration, process, and life as an artist. You’ll hear more about how she approached her latest commission, Clothed Akin, which she produced for the Sheffield collection thanks to support from the Contemporary Art Society's Griffin Award.

Clothed Akin is a family of sculptural vessels. Francisca works from sheet metal, using a variety of mark making techniques to create tactile surface patterns that are evocative of textiles. The five anthropomorphic forms, as Francisca puts it, “lean into each other as if in quiet conversation”, complementing the other works on display in the Portraiture and the Human Figure gallery.

Image credit: Clothed Akin by Francisca Onumah, photo by Jerry Lampson.

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