Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th November 2014

Upper Chapel (Norfolk St) and Millennium Gallery, Sheffield


Over three hundred people feasted on beautiful and unexpected images of wealth projected onto the outside of Upper Chapel.  Images and words from the Ruskin Collection, University of Sheffield, artists, economists, environmentalists, changemakers and people in Sheffield, mixed by artists Poly-Technic.   See a film clip here.

Wealthy Weekend was part of BEING HUMAN, the UK's first national festival of the humanities, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.


Exhibitions and drop-in activities for adults and children:


Tree of Wealth  Using natural charcoal, draw what's precious to you onto wood, to help create a silver birch tree artwork. Led by artist Carole Baugh.


Nature's Bounty  Make something beautiful from natural materials with outdoor youth theatre specialists Growtheatre


Fairness on the 83 Filmed interviews and photographs showing what users of the 83 bus route think about inequality and fairness in Sheffield.  Created by Opus Independents, drawing on Sheffield Fariness Commission 2013 and State of Sheffield 2014 reports.


ReMake Castlegate  Build your ideas of how to make Castlegate a better place to live and work into this 3D model created by the School of Architecture at the University of Sheffield.


Museum of the Great Outdoors  Exhibition exploring the unique relationship between Sheffield, the Peak District and its diverse community of users.  Created by the University of Sheffield.


There Is No Wealth But Life  Photographs of the wealth that matters created by people taking part in workshops run by Shelter and Stories from the Street.


Thoughtful Sticks  Activity to tie responses to questions about what you value onto a stick, and decorate it.  Led by Charlie Hill.


Stories of Success  Read Sheffield people's personal stories of success collected in a postbox during 'Time Passes. Listen', a community arts project run by Bare Project.  Post your own stories into the box.


Local thinkers, makers and do-ers offer insights into the wealth that matters, and how to make more of it in Sheffield, followed by audience discussion.  Speakers include Julia Udall, Portland Works Steering Group; Tony Bowring, Arts on the Run; Felicity Stout, woodland historian; Jason Leman, Sheffield Equality Group; Sara Hill, Opus Independents, Ben Curran, Councillor for Walkley, and Christopher Bennett, philosopher.  Chaired by Jane Hodson, University of Sheffield.


WEALTH THAT MATTERS:  How To Make It and Spend It

Clive Wilmer, Master of the Guild of St George; Fiona Reynolds DBE, Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and former Director-General of the National Trust, and Andrew Simms, chief environment analyst at Global Witness, former policy director at New Economic Foundation, and author of best-selling Tescopoly, offer their perspectives on economic, social and environmental wealth that matters, followed by audience discussion.  Chaired by Janet Barnes, director of the Guild of St George.

Sunday 16th November  2014

Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1

Saturday 15th November  2014

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1

Over four hundred adults and children attended the talks and activities at the Millennium Gallery, which included tours and workshops to introduce people to the Ruskin Collection and the following events:


The Guild of St George and University of Sheffield's Faculty of Arts and Humanities presented an inspiring and well attended weekend of talks, artworks, discussions, and displays highlighting wealth beyond money, inspired by John Ruskin's quote 'THERE IS NO WEALTH BUT LIFE'.  

Andy proj bird and people Andy Manifesto Andy Fairness Andy Ruskin COllection Andy WW sign

Wonder-Full Wealth.

Fairness on the 83

Manifesto For Wealth

Andy WW architects making Andy smile q

Thoughtful Sticks

Carole people looking and making Andy stript boy drawing

Tree of Wealth

Manifesto For Wealth book

Photos: Andy Brown

Photo: Ruth Nutter

Exploring the Ruskin Collection