A field trip limited to 12 photographers.
One of the great educational aspects of these collaborative events is seeing how fellow photographers approach the same subject on the same day
On February 25th 2015 a group of RPS East Midlands photographers made a field trip to Sheffield's Park Hill Flats and photographed them in whatever way each photographer chose to do. From the images we took in 2015 we produced a book which proved very popular with people all over the world and which the chairman of Urban Splash, Tom Bloxham MBE was very supportive of.
Park Hill is one of the seven hills on which Sheffield is built and the 1000 flats were originally built as a council estate which opened in 1961 based on brutalist architecture. There are five blocks, and each block is linked by a path which gained them the name ‘streets in the sky’.
Following a period of perceived decline, the estate is being renovated by developers Urban Splash into a mostly private mixed-tenure estate made up of homes for market rent, private sale, shared ownership, and student housing while around a quarter of the units in the development will be social housing. The renovation was one of the six short-listed projects for the 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize.
On February 25th 2020 East Midlands will return to the flats to produce another book, if you would like to join in please book your space, the event is limited to 12 photographers.
- Cancellation policy
Cancellation by You
If you wish to cancel your booking PLEASE let the event leader / organiser know with as much notice as possible. If nothing else, this can avoid them delaying the start of the event while they wait for you.
If you have paid for an event, please note that this fee/ticket price is non-refundable unless we are able to sell your place to somebody else. You are welcome to sell your place yourself but, again, PLEASE notify the event leader / organiser in advance of any change.
Cancellation by us
Event leaders are asked to make plans for alternative activities or locations in the case of poor weather and, in most cases, events will proceed despite poor weather unless, in the view of the event leader, the weather will lead to unacceptable safety risks or very little chance of successful photography. It is inevitable, however, that occasionally an event will be cancelled for this or another reason beyond the RPS’s control.
Occasionally an event may also be cancelled owing to lack of bookings. So if you wish to attend an event, don’t leave it till the last minute to book as it may be too late.
If an event is cancelled we will give you as much notice as we are able and any payment by you to the RPS in respect of the event offered as a full refund. In the case of events cancelled because of lack of interest we will aim to give at least three weeks’ notice wherever possible.
Please note we are NOT able to refund any associated or consequential costs including but not limited to travel, accommodation, insurance premium or other costs incurred by you in order to attend the event.
Park Hill Sheffield
218 Norwich St