Sheffield is a city of makers, of ‘little mesters’ in workshops and studio complexes dotted around the city’s villages. But can Little Sheffield fit with the ‘big’ economic picture the city region is developing?
Sheffield University has stepped up its role within the city since austerity cuts hit the council. ‘Professor Vanessa’ – academic and circus director – has been appointed to head up the university’s engagement with the city, and talks to New Start about maker culture, creativity and running a city like a circus
Sheffield is rich in industrial heritage, outdoor life, independent thinking, creativity and community. Here’s ten of the city’s best ideas for change: