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Future Now

Festival of Creativity: April-June 2023

Future Now is Sheffield’s festival of creativity. We ask emerging creatives to show us the future through exhibitions, events, performances and screenings.

The festival showcases the work of Sheffield Hallam University’s graduating students, including artists, designers, filmmakers, animators, writers, architects and performers.

We aim to present creative proposals to real problems: from new fashion to new videogames human-centred approaches to the built environment to greater sustainability in the products we buy.

These ‘creatives’ propose new brands and services, help us glimpse alternative realities, and launch new enterprises, but most of all they tell stories, documenting the world as they find it and how they’d like it to be.

Future Now takes place across Sheffield city centre and online through April, May and June 2023.

2023 Festival highlights

Performing Arts

Change Makers Showcase 2023 - Performance Labs, 17 April - 5 May

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Creative Writing

Showcase - The Atrium, Heartspace, 3 May

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Film and Media Production

Screening - Showroom Cinema, 3 May

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Film and Performing Arts

Screen Yorkshire and Royal Television Society Selection - Head Post Office Gallery, 9 May

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Fashion Show

Event (By invitation only) - Sheffield Winter Gardens, 18 May

Fashion Management and Communication

Exhibition - Yorkshire Art Space, Persistence Works, 18-25 May

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Fine Art

Exhibition - Millennium Galleries, 24 May - 4 June

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Animation

Screening - Showroom Cinema, 24 May             

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Digital Media Production

Exhibition - Cantor Building, 25 May 

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Graphic Design

Exhibition - Trafalgar Warehouse, 25-28 May

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Illustration

Exhibition - Trafalgar Warehouse, 25-28 May

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Product Design

Exhibition - Trafalgar Warehouse, 1-5 June

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Interior Design and Architecture

Exhibition - Trafalgar Warehouse, 1-5 June

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Jewellery, Materials and Design

Exhibition - Yorkshire Art Space, Persistence Works, 1-5 June

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Photography

Exhibition - Kommune, 9-11 June 

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Architecture and Architectural Technology

Exhibition/Event - STEM Atrium, 2-20 June

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If you are a School or College and would like to book a half-day workshop in relation to the courses exhibited, please email Kate Smith.

A photograph of a model wearing designs from the 2021 Fashion Show
2022 Fashion Show
A photograph from the 2021 Fine Art Exhibition
2022 Fine Art Exhibition
A photograph from a 2021 performance
2022 Performance Showcase
A photograph of a model wearing designs from the 2021 Fashion Show
2022 Fashion Show
A photograph from the 2021 Fine Art Exhibition
2022 Fine Art Exhibition
A photograph from a 2021 performance
2022 Performance Showcase
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