Down at the Arcade
If you’d like a textbook example of the Kelham Island regeneration project we keep banging on about here at Exposed, pay a visit to Kelham Arcade at 92 Burton Road.
Once an abandoned industrial unit, the building has been transformed into a thriving retail hub housing a number of quirky independent businesses – ranging from chic hair salons to an antique taxidermist. Better yet, when you’ve had your fill of retail therapy you’re just a short stroll away from the area’s envious selection of pubs, restaurants and cafés. So, to celebrate the spirit of innovation and indie lovin’ currently sweeping the area, we’re shining a spotlight on the residents currently housed at one of the city’s trendiest addresses.
Come and step inside…
Showcasing work by a selection of talented individuals and brands from the Sheffield and Bristol creative scene, Gravel Pit offer a fine range of handmade glass, concrete and stone homeware. There’s plenty more to feast the eyes on with a curated selection of original artwork, screen prints, ceramics, books, zines, lighting and furniture also in-stock.
Owned by Lawrence Wheen, a co-founder of the Kelham Arcade project, this modern gents barbers has built up a loyal following and quickly risen to become one of the main players on the Sheffield scene. Specialising in all aspects of barbering – fades, longer hair, hot towel shaves, etc – Lawrence, Chloe and apprentice Luke guarantee a personable welcome and high-quality service each time.
Book an appointment on their Facebook page.
Situated in the private loft space upstairs, Kelham Studio offers a multi-functional space perfect for photography, classes, exhibitions and small events. So far the studio has been adapted to suit a range of needs, hosting everything from cocktail masterclasses to yoga and meditation classes. Pop in and see for yourself during next month’s Peddler Market, where it will be hosting another special event.
Check out their website.
It’s worth sticking your head around the door at Purdy’s just to marvel at the colourful retro surroundings, but if you’re after an inspired do as well then take a seat and let Jane and Victoria work their magic. Using only PETA-Approved, cruelty-free products the duo specialise in creative/colour services and also offer occasion/wedding hair appointments.
Contact for bookings: 07791284116
A collaborative, design-led architects practice, the team at Thread are committed to exploring new ideas and creating unique spaces. With prior experience of working alongside community groups, businesses, schools, families and individuals, they specialise in bespoke designs for one-off new builds and the creative re-use of existing buildings.
Nature of the Beast
Combining her two great passions, nature and history, Jodie Davidson’s collection of ethically sourced taxidermy, vintage curio’s and artwork is always worth a browse if you’re searching for something unique. Zebra foot ashtray, anyone? Yep, they’ve had one of those in before.
Headed up by experienced artists Polly Taylor and Kelly Smith, who both specialise in a range of styles, Cry Baby is the first tattoo parlour in the area. Check out their Instagram below to take a peek at the incredible designs they’re capable of.
Meet the Neighbours:
That’s not yer lot either! There are plenty of other cracking independents dotted around 92 Burton Road who are certainly worth checking out…
Depot Bakery – thedepotbakery.co.uk
Netheredge Pizza Company – netheredgepizza.com
Russell’s Bicycle Shed – facebook.com/russellsbicycleshedneepsend
Sheffield Cheese Masters – sheffieldcheesemasters.co.uk
Alpine Industries – alpineindustries.co.uk
Craft – craftmakeup.com