The Uses of Literacy revisited! Young people in Rotherham reimagine the future

12 June to 9 September 2017

Exhibition Gallery, Western Bank Library

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An exhibition which showcases the outcomes of two University of Sheffield research projects: the 'Imagine' project led by Professor Kate Pahl from the School of Education, specifically a community-led collaborative research project in Rotherham with a focus on creative writing and art work in community contexts; and the Grimm & Co. literacy charity, also based in Rotherham and supported by the research of Professor Jane Hodson of the School of English. The exhibition also draws on the archive of Richard Hoggart, author of The Uses of Literacy, which is held by the University of Sheffield Library, and highlights his thinking on literacy in everyday life, an important element in both research projects.


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Come and see some of the visual artefacts developed during the 'Imagine' project, including art work, poetry and photographs created by groups of young people in Rotherham; experience Grimm & Co., learn more about the work of the charity and see some of the objects and stories created by the participants; examine documents and photographs from the life and work of Richard Hoggart.


Monday to Thursday 9am—7pm Friday 10am—7pm Saturday 12—6pm (excluding holidays)

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