From bee-keeping to bowling, roller derby to rock climbing, it’s all there in a new film showcasing just what makes Sheffield great.
And now, members of the public are being thanked for their creative and inspirational ideas for the “Our Sheffield” film, which is set to be premiered at a major event this autumn.
Back in July, we at Sheffield City Council appealed to members of the public to suggest what should be in this short film to document 24 hours in the life of our city.
And people responded in their droves, so much so that we won’t be able to include all of the great ideas suggested to us in the two-and-a-half minute final cut of Our Sheffield.
Councillor Julie Dore, leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to all those who took the time to send us their ideas for Our Sheffield.
“This film is all about telling the story of Sheffield through the eyes of its people and, thanks to the overwhelming response from communities across our city, the film was able to capture just that.
“We wanted to create something real and exciting, showing everything from industry through to the city, parks and countryside, because we know that what makes Sheffield truly unique is its fantastic people and places.
“I’m so pleased with what I’ve seen so far, and am now really excited about showing the film to the people of Sheffield and beyond.”
The premiere of Our Sheffield – details of which will be announced soon – is by no means the end of the project and, rather, is the start of a new call to members of the public to get involved.
People are being encouraged to make their own short films of something that represents “their Sheffield”, on something as simple as a smartphone, and send them to us at the council.
Like Our Sheffield itself, we will also share these across our social media channels, using the hashtag #ourSheffield.
The final pieces of filming for Our Sheffield are currently taking place, so look out – you might see our filmmaker in and around the city capturing those essential final pieces of footage.
To get involved with the Our Sheffield project, send your ideas or video clips to @SheffCouncil on twitter, using the hashtag #oursheffield
Alternatively, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Coun Dore added: “We hope that the people of Sheffield will like the film as much as we do.
“But what must be remembered is that this isn’t the end. This is Our Sheffield – but what’s yours?”