Live Late: Hope is Strong

Engage with the Millennium Gallery's Protest and Activism season at their next Live Late
Engage with the Millennium Gallery's Protest and Activism season at their next Live Late

On 23 March the Millennium Gallery will open its doors after-hours once again. The exhibition, which runs until 10 June as part of Museums Sheffield, explores how art plays a part in questioning the world in which we live in.

As part of its Protest and Activism season, this second Live Late will offer you the chance to visit the exhibition from 7:30-10:30pm, and even get a bit creative; you can contribute to the collaborative art project, HOPE IS…, which will eventually become a parade of placards transforming their Cadman Room into a sociable and creative art space outlining hopes for the future.

Also on the night, Everyday Activism will run activities aimed at getting you involved with the causes you care about. The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign and the Mark Jenkinson Image Library will also be sharing insights into the events chronicled in Jeremy Deller’s ‘An Injury to One is an Injury to All’ exhibition, who’s just one of the politically-motivated artists featured in the show.

Work from Ai Weiwei, Conroy/Sanderson, Ashley Cook, Kate Davis, Ruth Ewan, Jamie Fitzpatrick flyingleaps, Mona Hatoum, Sharon Kivland, Goshka Macuga, Ciara Phillips, Keith Piper, Olivia Plender, Hester Reeve, Sean Scully and Artur Zmijewski will also be showcased as part of the exhibition.

If that wasn’t enough, the Speaker’s Corner will also be showcasing examples of creative activism, protest music and spoken word, with live performances from Stephen Sawyer and Jim Ghedi.

Interested? Head down to the Millennium Gallery on Friday 23 March for some politically-fuelled, thought-provoking culture. Why not make a night of it (it’ll be the start of the weekend after all) and make the most of our restaurant fortnight, Dine Sheffield to fill your boots with food as cheap as £5, from some of your favourite bars and restaurants in the city centre. Simply download your vouchers and you’re good to go. Head to the website to find out more.

As always, use #SheffAfter5 to share your photos of Sheff after 5pm.