The Dorothy Pax


Story Swap Cafe: Everyday Myths

  • Date: May 12, 2018
  • Time: 11:00
  • Location: The Dorothy Pax
  • Venue: Story Swap Cafe: Everyday Myths

Do you live in Sheffield near The Wicker, Attercliffe or Tinsley? What are you memories of life, work and community in the area? How have these places changed over the years?

Join us at our Story Swap Cafe on Saturday 12 May when the price of a drink is a story. Drop-in for conversation, refreshments and music at Dorothy Pax bar and cafe, and outside on Victoria Quays from 11am to 4pm.

The lovely people at Sheffield and District African Caribbean Community Association (SADACCA) will be providing music to make this a special Saturday afternoon, and we hope to welcome lots of their members, along with others from across the local community. All welcome.

*Why are we collecting stories?

Sheffield-based theatre company The Bare Project are collaborating with the Canal & River Trust to create a new artwork about the diverse communities that live near the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal.

The artwork, titled Everyday Myths, will be created over two months through a series of Story Swap Cafes and workshops with residents of all ages from The Wicker, Attercliffe, Tinsley and Rotherham.

*Everyday Myths: Audio Walk Performances:

The final artwork will be showcased to the public as a FREE interactive audio walk along the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal on Saturday 23 June, interweaving real-life stories with ancient secrets hidden in the waterways. Hear of journeys and homecomings, beasts and heroines, and find artefacts, some real and some imagined, and share your own stories too!

You can also visit the Everyday Myths installation at Theatre Delicatessen 19th-23rd June 2018

Everyday Myths is a collaboration with Grimm & Co, and the Canal & River Trust as part of Hinterlands, a new arts programme that connects local communities and promotes wellbeing, supported by Arts Council England and the Arts Council of Wales.