SHEFFIELD SCENE | Phlegm – Mausoleum of the Giants

I thought I would start April with a picture perfect, picture heavy post and a spot of culture.

Last week along with my friends Sue and Jo I attended the Mausoleum of the Giants an exhibition by Sheffield’s adopted son – street artist Phlegm. His murals of fantasy creatures are scattered throughout the city often found amongst industrail landscapes and derelict buildings … if you are from Sheffield you will no doubt have spotted a few of them.

The exhibition which is hailed as the final resting place for his characters is on for a few more days until Saturday 6th April; I urge you to go and have a ganzy if you can.

Set in Eye Witness Works an abandoned factory complex it only adds to the atmosphere. The floors are uneven, there is no heating and it’s quite dark in places.

Entrance is free and all staff are volunteers. The only down fall is you may have to queue for an hour or two.

We fell lucky and only had to wait an hour, it was glorious sunshine so we made the most of it and had ourselves a big dose of good old vitamin D and a natter. It’s always good to talk!

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Concrete Jungle – love it or hate it? Park Hill Flats, Sheffield

Last Saturday I went on my first Instameet, organised by the lovely Zoey Breuer, a friend of a friend.

We met at Sheffield Train Station.

Lots of faces I recognised but couldn’t quite place. That’s IG for you. Enough reason to atleast post one ‘unfiltered’ selfie…you never know when you may bump into some of your IG chums and you want them to recognise you!

Introductions made off we trotted the short distance up and over the train-tracks to Park Hill Flats.

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