Posted by: North Officer | 16/10/2012


Out/Side/Film is a community organisation now based in Sheffield. From 2009 – 2011 they worked with Nottingham Irish communities to make the well-known film ‘Arise, You Gallant Sweeneys!’ They have just received Sheffield City Council funding for a six month pilot project working towards reducing isolation and loneliness in Sheffield’s older Irish population.

Over the coming months they will be putting on a range of free events where older people from an Irish background can come together to chat, eat, drink, sing, tell stories and, if they like, have a go at some photography, film and IT skills. People can get as involved (or not) as they like – they mainly want people to have a good time and link them up with other people. There will be some accessible free transport to events for those who find it difficult to leave their homes and they can also provide outreach for those who are unable to leave their homes. They are looking for the best ways for everyone to get involved! To this end, they are also hoping to create an online archive of film, interviews, photos, stories and songs that can be shared by Irish communities in Sheffield and beyond.

They will be running monthly events in the city centre and also monthly events at venues across Sheffield not yet confirmed as they will be very much determined by the needs of people living in those areas. More details to follow…

For now they have an opening event (details below) to meet, have a bowl of Irish stew and a drink, a sing song and chat. If you know any over 65s from an Irish background who might be interested then please let them know. They can also provide free transport – just contact them on any of the details below. Please circulate as appropriate.


Jade 07966 422590

Laura 07886 245477

Nes 07791 044678


St Vincent’s CMS club, Solly St, City Centre, S1 4BS. Hope to see you there!



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