This year we are celebrating 'People Power' – the ability of local communities, groups and individuals to evoke change.
This year’s theme is inspired by two contrasting anniversaries, which highlight the different forms of People Power:
200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre: British forces attacked a massive pro-democracy rally on St Peter’s Field, Manchester. The ensuing outrage helped publicise the call for parliamentary representation and led to the founding of the Guardian newspaper.
25th anniversary of Heritage Open Days: Over the years, we’ve seen many of you do extraordinary things for your communities: opening museums, creating networks, saving sites from unsuitable developments. All of these have made - and continue to make - a real difference. So this year, we are celebrating your achievements, which represent two and a half decades of ‘people power’ in its purest form.
Tell your Sheffield People Power stories
Who has changed and shaped your world?
What movements have been created, friendships forged, communities strengthened and buildings saved in your area?
Which people have been instrumental in creating your Heritage Open Days and what impact has this had on your community?