Pick Yourself Up And Pull Yourself Together | Alex Chinneck

2. Pick Yourself Up And Pull Yourself Together 2017 | Alex Chinneck | Sheffield Road, Sheffield | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1030446E

 

4. Pick Yourself Up And Pull Yourself Together 2017 | Alex Chinneck | Sheffield Road, Sheffield | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1030422E

 

1. Pick Yourself Up And Pull Yourself Together 2017 | Alex Chinneck | Sheffield Road, Sheffield | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1030464E

 

3. Pick Yourself Up And Pull Yourself Together 2017 | Alex Chinneck | Sheffield Road, Sheffield | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1030423E

 

5. Pick Yourself Up And Pull Yourself Together 2017 | Alex Chinneck | Sheffield Road, Sheffield | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1030404E

 

This work by sculptor Alex Chinneck was installed for one week in Tinsley on Sheffield Road as a taster for his proposals of more permanent work alongside the Sheffield Canal.  Local residents and school children were invited to see the sculpture and to meet the artist.

More images of this sculpture in monochrome over on Postcard Cafe HERE

See more wonderful work from Alex on his website HERE

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Grosvenor House Hotel | Demolition

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Click HERE to view images of Grosvenor House Hotel before demolition.

Photographs taken between 3-25 February 2017

Opened in 1966 the Grosvenor House Hotel was a familiar landmark on the Sheffield city skyline. Demolition began in 2016 and the hotel, car park and shops that were on the same site finally became dust in 2017.

Click HERE to view a set of images taken in 2016 of the car park located beneath the main hotel building.

Watch the wonderful 1966 Movietone News film footage of the hotel below

Lady’s Bridge

Lady's Bridge | Sheffield 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020413E

Lady’s Bridge is the oldest bridge to cross the River Don in Sheffield.  It is also the name of the album released by Richard Hawley in 2007.

Read about the Bridge HERE

Listen HERE to the album track Tonight The Streets Are Ours.

Bonus song fact: Tonight The Streets Are Ours featured in the opening scenes of Banksy’s film Exit Through The Gift Shop.

Rare & Racy | Curious Epitomes

Outside Rare & Racy on last Day of trading 1.7.2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020931E

This photograph was taken on Saturday 1st July 2017.  Sadly on that day after 48 years of trading the shop closed their doors for the last time.

Inside Rare & Racy Vol I  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol II  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol III  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol IV  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol V  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol VI  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol VII  HERE

Rare & Racy shop front  HERE

The Rare & Racy website is  HERE

Norfolk Street Photography

Norfolk Street | Sheffield 27 January 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1010331E

This photograph was taken on rainy day in January this year.  The paved area in the foreground was actually steaming from the heat of the underground District Energy Network which runs beneath many parts of Sheffield.  Even though the ground was wet it felt warm to touch.  I’m guessing the insulation to the distribution pipes is not as good as it once might have been!

Rare & Racy | Buried Treasure

1. Rare & Racy | Phlegm Skull and Crossbones |  Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020928

 

2. Rare & Racy | Phlegm Skull and Crossbones |  Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1020927

Last week on what may well be his last visit to Rare & Racy Phlegm erased his previous painting on the shop front and replaced it with a skull and crossbones. Yesterday, sadly after 48 years of trading Rare & Racy closed it’s doors for the last time

The erased artwork can be seen HERE and on the previous blog post on this site HERE

 

 

Singing The Blues | Rare & Racy

Singing The Blues | Rare & Racy Sheffield | © Little Bits of Sheffield | S_1070578E

1969 – 2017

Today is the day when after 48 years of trading Rare & Racy will finally close it’s doors for good.  If you read this early today then do drop by to wish them well.  The reasons for closure are well documented and for many it is a very sad day.  Rare & Racy has been one of the rare and precious jewels in Sheffield’s cultural crown.  A place for books, music and and artworks by local artists it is a place held dear by many and will be greatly missed.

Follow the links below to Postcard Cafe see more photographs inside Rare & Racy

Inside Rare & Racy Vol I  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol II  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol III  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol IV  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol V  HERE

Inside Rare & Racy Vol VI  HERE

Rare & Racy shop front  HERE

The Rare & Racy website is  HERE

More photos of Rare & Racy on Postcard Cafe HERE