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Site Gallery Introducing at The Folk Forest presents a fantastic line up of contemporary performance, music and video art commissioned and selected by and for young people in Sheffield.

All activity is curated and produced in collaboration with the Society of Explorers, Site Gallery’s art collective of 14-19 year olds.

Full Line Up:


Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 – 3:00pm
Exhibition: Anarchy and/or Space

An exhibition of video art, curated by The Society of Explorers, following an open call based on the theme of Anarchy and/or Space.


Spaces of Flow by Sara Bianchi, Tunnel by Duncan Poulton, and The Way You Move by Thomas Lee Griffiths.

Saturday, 3:00 – 8:00pm

Exhibition: Tough Matter x Society of Explorers

Tough Matter (Ashley Holmes & Vicky Hayward) collaborate with artists every month to produce a series of photos taken on a disposable camera. For Site Gallery Introducing, they gave the Society of Explorers ten disposable cameras and asked them to document their experiences of being a teenager in Sheffield.

View the results in the container, whilst listening to playlists compiled by the Society of Explorers.

Sunday, 3:00 – 8:00pm

VJ With Dom Ewan

Drop in and gain hands on experience learning how to mix, blend and glitch live visuals to music. With Sheffield based digital visual artist, and former member of The Society of Explorers, Dom Ewan aka VJXYZ.

All welcome to have a go, or to chill our on the bean bags and watch/listen.


Saturday, 12:00 – 8:00pm
12:00pm Rian Treanor & the Society of Explorers present a live musical installation that has been developed over a series of workshops.
2:00pm Porter Brook. A debut performance. Live electronic music from Sheffield.
3:00pm – 8.00pm Tough Matter Takeover Featuring…
3:30pm Ottis Mensah –
4:00pm Tough Matter DJs
4:30pm Rosey PM –
5:00pm Tough Matter DJs
5:15pm Elsa Hewitt –
6:00pm Hurricane –
Sunday, 12:00 – 8:00pm
12:00pm Pete Mursch DJ Set
2:00pm All Girl Arson Club –
3:00pm Baggage Belt Number 9 –
4:00pm Tonia Victoria –
5:00pm Live Spoken Word with Dominic Heslop
6:00pm Precious Metals –
7:00pm Brandon Grey –


Saturday, 2:30 – 8.00pm & Sunday, 12.:00 – 8:00pm

Have a go at making your own electronic music with samples pre-recorded by the Society of Explorers and DJ/artist Rian Treanor. Learn how to manipulate audio, change tempos and create beats using patches designed by Rian within MaxMSP software. All welcome to have a go, or just watch/listen.

How to find us:
Location: The Folk Forest, Endcliffe Park Sheffield – we’ll be in free area of the festival, near the parkour area on the main field.
Admission: All Site Gallery Introducing activities are FREE and open to all.
Accessibility: The festival is wheelchair accessible. The easiest access is via the Rustlings Road entrance near the memorial. Our van, tents and stage will be on grass around 60m away from the concrete walkway. The nearest accessible toilets are next to the Endcliffe Park cafe.
More information about the festival can be found on the Folk Forest website.

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