Sid Fletchers Blog
|Posted on 23 June, 2011 at 20:42|
Heck of a lot of interest in the old dear on the week of her 50th Birthday! Check out "link central" below.....
Lets kick off with an article from the Independent
And also some Musings of an Urbanist on the above article; the usual Hatherley type debate regarding the sale of social housing to the dreaded middle classes....
Some locals talking about the ongoing works and the South Street Ampitheatre
in Skyscraper City...like the idea of "Minack North!"
Several events are up and coming ...Sheffield Civic Trust are holding a tour of the estate on Friday 24th June but alas its already fulled booked- rest assured they are holding further tours later in the year
The National Youth Theatre will be staging a performance in Park Hill early September
Also plenty of events coming up in the Autumn read Press release by Urban Splash
also here's their regular Park Hill Page
Sheffields much loved Jonathan Wilkinson of "Welivehere" fame; is creating several new interpretations of the estate ; also a set of new artworks are to be commissioned specially by architectural art specialists Dainow and Dainow ; as well as a new piece of home ware from Corin Mellor at David Mellor design
On a personal note; I am looking forward to spending some time in July with fellow Blogger/ Housing enthiasiast SingleAspect
Almost certainly we will be spending time in and around PH and we are endevouring; via the council to gain (legal) access to one of the empty tenancies for photos research etc , obviously this will be a future Blog topic if we are sucessful; also am looking forward to organising several other Industrial / housing / heritage tours ...hopefully on the backdrop of too many Wetherspoons Breakfasts and beer in the evenings
Hellfire ... just can't keep up.. Don't worry ...i'll be churning out even more TowerBlockMetal mugs and prints in the usual style and manner (sign up to my Blog or Twitter to keep up to speed on events) - may even have to set up a trestle table in the middle of events ...... jus like Del Boy eh!
And finally - forget what all the socialites have to say ... here's Building UK s view on the matter
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