HILLSFEST Arts & Music Festival Fun Fundraising Event 7th May

3 May

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IT really will be a case of art for art’s sake when a fundraiser is staged in the city centre this Saturday, 7 May.

For artists have donated around a hundred works to be sold in aid of HillsFest, a free, arts-based festival to be held at Hillsborough Park in July.

“This weekend’s family-friendly event, from 3pm until 11pm, at DINA on Cambridge Street, will feature original paintings, prints, sculptures, textiles, lamp shades and art books, with prices ranging from under £10 to £300,” explained Festival Director, Karen Sherwood.

“People will have a chance to have a go at 3D printing and a jelly baby wave machine.

“Artist Sam Galbraith will be doing sketching and we’ll also have a tombola with prizes including a £70 cake to mystery boxes and a bottle of fizz.”

And for those who can stay out late, Sheffield singer songwriter Leon Lockley will be performing on acoustic guitar from 9pm.

“I’ll mainly be singing my own stuff, but might throw in a few REM covers. My set will have an Alternative/Indie/Americana vibe,” he said.

There will also be the chance to buy tickets for a raffle to be drawn at a later date. Prizes include a highly-sought dodo, worth £500, by Bruce Hardwick and Lynn Critchlow, a course in ceramics by locally-based potter Brian Holland and a meal for two at a French bistro.

Continued Karen: “Once again, artists have been incredibly generous. This is a great chance for people to own a gorgeous thing, have fun and support an ambitious festival of arts and music for Hillsborough and Sheffield.

“I’m entering into the spirit myself as I’m happy to offer, as one of the raffle prizes, the commission of an original landscape artwork. The winner can name a place of their choice and I will paint it.”

HillsFest, on July 9 and 10, aims to highlight the history, industry, culture and heritage of the area in a positive way.

It will see the park transformed with huge, inflatable domes housing artists, a modular graffiti tower as high as a terrace house and a live sound stage – to name but a few.

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