Out and About in Castlegate

Other festival events are taking place out and about in Castlegate. Find further information on the venue location on the Maps page.


Date, time & venue


Sheffield’s Waterfront is Coming Back to Life!

Saturday 21st June at 12pm
Meet at Exchange Place Studios – 2 hours free. To book email simon.ogden@sheffield.gov.uk or phone 0114 2734189
A walk with Sheffield Council’s City Regeneration Head and Five Weirs Walk founder Simon Ogden from Victoria Quays to Kelham Island looking at the fascinating past, present and future of our waterways, including plans for opening up the hidden delights of Sheffield’s Canal Basin, putting the Sheaf back into Sheffield, turning grey streets and derelict land into green spaces and pop up parks and opening up more of the River Don to public enjoyment (and a few intriguing bits of lost history).

Castlegate Flora and Fauna Tours

Sunday 21st June at 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm (starting from Castle House). Free but booking essential via email: contact@helenstratford.co.uk Image of pigeon with cross throughJoin artist Helen Stratford to explore Castlegate through the eyes of Bird Deterrent expert Kevin Thearle, Urban Botanists and other experts. Part walk, part survey, part conversation, the ‘Flora & Fauna Tours’ will gather evidence of where animal and plant life - wild or domesticated, real or imagined - would like to inhabit, nest, or grow. Explore where regeneration starts, where the city ends and how plant, animal or birdlife are linked to human inhabitation! The walks are accessible to all ages and abilities.

A Short Walk Round an Old Building With Friends of the Old Town Hall

Sunday 21st June, 1pm
Meet outside the Old Town Hall, on the corner of Castle St and Castle Green (near Hen and Chickens pub)
Image of a stone sculptured face on a buildingThis short guided walk will look at the history of the building, its architecture, and why it’s in the state it’s in. Places are limited. There are some steep and cobbled surfaces which are slippery if wet.

History Walk with Friends of the Old Town Hall

Sunday 21st June, 3pm
Meet outside the Old Town Hall, on the corner of Castle Street and Waingate

A guided walk focusing on the history of the people and buildings of the area around the Old Town Hall and Bank Street.

This area has a fascinating history, not well known enough in Sheffield. It is in the centre of what was Sheffield’s legal quarter in the 18th and 19th centuries. Find out how it all worked and about the colourful characters who found themselves spending time here – whether by choice or not!

Information: Places are limited. Walk may include some steep and cobbled surfaces which are slippery if wet.

In Their Own Words

In place Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June at Bank Street Arts and around Castlegate streets Nine artists were asked to participate in an exhibition and to submit a description of one of their works rather than the work itself. These texts, transcribed onto eight foot high boards will be exhibited along the Festival route. Other works which made up the original exhibitions will be on show at Bank Street Arts.