Get up to Speed with Culture & Leisure is a chance to see some of South Yorkshire’s most exciting organisations from the Culture, Leisure, Tourism, Hospitality, Creativity and Sport industries.

We’ve got some fantastic exhibitors joining us on the day of the event to showcase their world of work – check out the line-up so far below…

I’m a retired IT professional that took up art as a hobby five years ago. I love to paint using acrylics on canvas and also watercolours. Most of my artwork is focused around landscape, flowers and animals. I have made numerous sales at craft centre’s and fairs, on art websites, through family and friends and commissions. I’ve also raised funds through charity sales. Art is wonderful therapy and helped me through the last few years in and out of lockdown!

Yorkshire Magician Andy is a full-time professional close-up magician and entertainer. Andy will engage & amaze your guests with his expert sleight of hand magic and surprise them with his unique skills. Guaranteed to get everyone laughing!

Aralia Studios was established in 2021 by two friends from Yorkshire, Emily and Samira. Sharing a passion for Art and Nature they came together to bring nature back to the people, through immersive creative workshops accessible to everyone.


We host inspiring Therapeutic art workshops designed to restore your Mind, Body and Soul. 

Artworks South Yorkshire is a not-for-profit creative arts organisation, inspiring and helping artists with learning disabilities, autism or both to achieve their potential and develop important life skills through creative workshops and placements.ArtWorks focuses on achievement, self-belief, collaborative practice and teamwork whilst supporting our artists to play an active role within their community. Our aim it to challenge people’s perceptions of intellectual disabilities and autism through celebrating the creativity and ambition of our artists.

My practice in photography is mainly photographing the change of the landscapes due to climate change, photographing people in their environment and much more. I hope to display photos in many different formats: photobooks, prints and many more. My photos will show people that there are loads of opportunities in the field of photography and that I will give my knowledge to people as well.

Local independent photographer.

Protecting the nation and its dependent territories will always be our first role. Highly trained soldiers are ready to deploy anywhere at any time to meet a variety of challenges. Ranging from support to the Police following a terrorist attack, to specialist capabilities such as bomb disposal and intelligence experts, 24 hours a day 365 days a year, we are always ready to serve.

The Chesterfield College Group is a leading provider of further education, higher education, apprenticeships and professional training, with a national reputation for the quality of our provision and the high standards of customer service and support we offer.

In 2025 Rotherham will become the world’s first Children’s Capital of Culture, designed and delivered by children and young people from across our borough.

The journey to 2025 starts now, with events, activities, and opportunities for everyone to take part in!

We have over 50 years’ combined experience in marketing across a range of industries including engineering and manufacturing, and professional services.

I am a student photographer at Uni and I’m wanting to give younger kids the experience of photography. I do dance comps and concerts, if there ever is a kid there interested in what I’m doing I give them a go with my camera taking there own images.

Enigma delivers Immersive game play at their various live Escape Rooms, we also offer pop up rooms and table top rooms which can be played at your School, these learning experiences unlock numerous skills such as Communication, Problem Solving, Enquiry based learning, team building and perseverance to name a few.

Flux Rotherham is one of 39 programmes being developed across England as part of its Creative People and Places programme. Creative People and Places is a Arts Council programme which focuses on parts of the country where involvement in creativity and culture is significantly below the national average. Each project is completely unique to its area and communities, testing how to grow arts provision in ways that are relevant and lasting.

We are an Ecological Design Company focusing on Permaculture and Forest Gardening (For you ones “We design fruitful, creative and complete gardens to connect with wildlife, nature and who we are”)

Created by author Malcolm J Hogan, Granny Norbag is not your typical 91 year-old pensioner. With her pet parrot, Engelbert, this Yorkshire lass embarks on crazy adventures when her magic false teeth start to chatter. When she’s not facing naughty pirates or angry aliens, Granny is a pop star who enjoys singing her biggest hits. Some people think she might even be the next Ariana GRANDMA….


Greta Vilidaite is a landscape oil painter, climber, walker and yoga teacher based in Sheffield. After her PhD in Neuroscience and several years of research into the brain she left her academic career in search of something to bring her closer to nature and to the human condition itself. Greta’s landscapes aim to inspire reverence and love for wilderness within the UK and beyond. Greta is currently in the middle of her most ambitious project yet: 100 mountain landscapes in 100 days.

Here at Gulliver’s we’ve been providing magic to children for over 40 years – from the fantastic fun at our theme parks and attractions, to great priced gifts and presents.

Get ready for giant adventures at Gulliver’s Valley Resort, South Yorkshire!


Hallam FM: The Number 1 Radio Station for Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster. The home of Big John at Breakfast, playing The Biggest Hits, The Biggest Throwbacks. Plus award winning Local News, Weather and Traffic and Travel for South Yorkshire.

Greatest Hits Radio: The biggest songs of the 70s, 80s and 90s played by presenters you know and love. Listen on your radio, mobile or on your smart speaker.

We are one of the most experienced providers of outdoor education in the UK. Founded over 35 years ago, we run over 1.2 million activity sessions each year. We now welcome over 165,000 young people from more than 35 countries around the world annually.

Here at Magick Entertainments we offer the most amazing entertainment for any occasion we truly will make it special. 

We offer anything from magic, illusions , escape shows to mascot ,and pa hire and lighting 

A fantastic day out, Magna Science Adventure Centre is a hands-on experience packed with interactive exhibits. Explore the wonders of science and technology in our four pavilions – Air, Earth, Fire and Water. Splash in water, work a real JCB, wow at the fire tornado and even explode a rock face! Magna is a coats-on experience set in the vast, former Templeborough steelworks. The awesome Big Melt Show brings the story of steelmaking to life. The fun continues outside with our huge adventure playground and summertime splash park.

A growing movement internationally, maker education provides children and young people with the skills, knowledge and habits of mind to make projects in relation to real world problems using both high- and low-tech tools, materials and technologies.

The Maker{Futures} programme from The University of Sheffield provides resources, support, workshops and pop-up makerspaces for early years settings, schools, libraries, museums and community spaces who want to develop their maker education provision.

Our programme offers playful and creative ways to develop digital and STEM skills through a STEAM approach that integrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics with the arts.

I’m Sheffield born-and-bred artist with a real passion for my home town! Having loved drawing from an early age, I studied Art & Design and Photography at college, and I’ve now developed my own style of digital illustration which I sell as framed and unframed prints, cards and coasters. I’ve been inspired to create images of the things and places around me, and music and cultural references which make me happy.  Clients started to ask if I could create custom artwork of themselves and their loved ones, so I now produce commissions and bespoke pieces too.

The National Emergency Services Museum (NESM) is an independent, self-funded museum and charity dedicated to celebrating and preserving the history of the emergency services and their communities, in peace and war. We are regularly involved in local community work, wider national and international projects as well as events all over the country. We are the largest combined emergency services museum in the world.

A unique museum where anyone can play, explore and create videogames. We think videogames are for everyone. Here, you can explore how they are made, who makes them, and even why they are made. You can play them and make them. You can attend workshops to learn how they are made. You can discover careers within the UK’s fastest growing creative industry. Find us in Castle House, Sheffield, S3 8LN.

I’m a freelance artist, illustrator, animator and small business owner; producing both traditional and digital merchandise for my shop (paintings, block/lino printing, stickers, colouring books, etc.), marketing designs and custom commissioned pieces. I have a passion for the arts and music, have put together the soundtracks for a couple animated & live-action pieces and have been involved with galleries, artist expos, music groups and art workshops.

Life in the Royal Air Force is exciting and varied. When you join the RAF, you get access to a whole host of opportunities and benefits. You are paid right from the beginning of initial training, so you can start earning straight away. In addition to your pay, the RAF provides subsidised accommodation, food and sport, as well as free health and dental care.

The opportunities don’t end there. You can choose to play sport at multiple levels from representing the force on an international stage to playing casually on base with your friends. If adventure is more your thing the RAF has plenty to offer. Whether it be Adventure training on the weekends to travelling to areas of the world you never thought you’d see. Or, perhaps you’d rather spend your spare time visiting friends and family. You will have plenty of opportunities to do all this and more.

ROAR are an Arts Council funded National Portfolio Organisation.

We provide courses and apprenticeships that are career focused, providing you with the hands-on experience and skills needed for your future career. You can choose to study from entry level through to level 3 before choosing to progress on to Higher Education at our University Centre Rotherham.

Our college aims to help young people with SEND find their place in the community, be as independent as possible, find employment and lead healthy lives.

Yorkshire’s first Premiership Rugby Union Club.

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is the Official Charitable Partner of Rotherham United Football Club which uses the power and the brand of a professional sports club to bring about long lasting change in the many diverse communities. Using our passion for empowering communities and creating positive change we aim to deliver high quality wide ranging projects which generate life changing habits through Education, Health & Wellbeing, Inclusion and Sport Participation.

We manufacture premium supports and clothing for strength fitness sports, which are world-renowned for their design and quality.
We have 7 departments/production lines: cutting/CNC, screen printing, branding, bonding, machinists (clothing), machinists (supports), inspection, and packaging/assembly.

sheffield Museums Trust is the independent charity that operates six of the city’s leading museums and heritage sites: Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Graves Gallery, Kelham Island Museum, Millennium Gallery, Shepherd Wheel and Weston Park Museum. Established in 2021, the charity cares for the city’s collections of art, human and industrial history, and natural science, alongside the Guild of St George’s John Ruskin collection and is home to the Ken Hawley Collection Trust’s Hawley Tool Collection.

Showroom Cinema is an independent cinema based in Sheffield, we work all year round to bring the latest releases and film making courses to Sheffield and South Yorkshire. We offer film making and programming training for 16-19 year olds. Our graduates have gone on to work in the film industry at places such as Warner Brothers, Sheffield Doc/Fest and more.

We are a non profit children’s charity, with a mission to get children active, having fun and learning together! We run sports and activity camps, all over the UK, during school holidays, getting thousands of children active per year. We look to recruit around 700 students a year to work in paid positions on our UK camps.

The Source Academy is a leading provider of training development and conferencing facilities for the local community and businesses, including Sheffield, Barnsley and Rotherham.

An approved skills academy for the delivery of apprenticeships nationwide, The Source is working with employers to create the best apprenticeship opportunities for everyone and celebrates success rates that consistently exceed that of national averages.

The Trust has a clear vision to prepare our students for high quality careers in major growth areas of the UK and global economies – Engineering & Advanced Manufacturing, Creative & Digital Industries, Computing, Health and Sport Sciences and Life Sciences. We provide a rounded education to develop the professional, personal and technical skills that employers want.

All of our students achieve a set of qualifications endorsed by both our university and employer partners, enabling them to progress to top universities as well as high quality apprenticeships.

We are a hotel management company with a range of hotels in the hospitality sector specialising in conferencing, weddings and Events.
As well as hosting our corporate and leisure guests.
Our hotels include Mecure Sheffield Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa, Double Tree by Hilton Sheffield Park and Best Western plus Mosborough Hall Hotel.
We also have the established Laura Ashley Tea Rooms and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse.

We’re passionate about helping you stay physically active and emotionally engaged in fitness, sport and wellbeing.  Our mission is to put our heart and soul into ‘creating active places and healthy people’ – it’s about creating a place for everyone. 

Wentworth Woodhouse is a country house with a difference! On the outskirts of Rotherham, this grand house with 365 rooms (one for every day of the year!) has had a turbulent history and is now at the start of a new journey.

Wentworth Woodhouse is all about embracing different beliefs and cultures whilst creating a place where local communities are at the heart of things. We aim to create an exciting arts space and events venue, unlike your regular stately home. Although we’re just at the beginning, we are well on our way to fulfilling our dream…

Whyy? Change is a leading training provider based in Chapeltown, Sheffield. We offer a range of apprenticeship training courses to help businesses upskill and develop their employees.

We’re proud to offer accredited qualifications as a part of our apprenticeship frameworks, these are created by some of the world’s leading accreditation bodies including Lean & Six Sigma, Leadership (CMI), HR & Learning (CIPD), Marketing (CIM), Quality HSE (Bureau Veritas) and Functional Skills (Pearson Edexcel).

We give real insights into world of work, specialists in attracting, developing and retaining talent. We help young people and employers connect, bridging the gap between education and the workplace.