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

One from the Archives | Kid Acne 2012

Cocktail Cigarettes | Kid Acne 2012 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SDSC_0419E

Photograph taken 25 March 2012.

I recently came across this image in my archives.  I always thought it was an interesting image and not sure why it wasn’t published back when it photographed.  The irregular light pattern was created by reflected sunlight from windows opposite the artwork.  Created by Kid Acne in 2012 the building on which this was painted has long since been demolished.

Sciurus Carolinensis

Grey Squirrel | Botanical Gardens Sheffield 2017 | © Little Bits of Sheffield | SP1010838E

The Grey Squirrel is not a native species to the UK.  After it was introduced in the 19th Century it gradually displaced and grew to out-number native Red Squirrels.  On Little Bits of Sheffield it has for one day displaced the usual less animated content and is dedicated to Victoria over on Neo Watercolour.

The photograph was taken at the Botanical Gardens on 30 March 2017.