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Opus team at work

Our Work

About our work

Our work recognises that the problems faced by our city, the UK and the wider world are complex and intersecting. We can't solve these problems one at a time – that's why we're involved in dozens of different projects seeking to make interventions at a systemic level.

Explore our work


Sheffield Demonstrators

Demonstrating the Transformational Capabilities of Cities in Sheffield

Now Then Magazine pages

Now Then Magazine

A Magazine 
for Sheffield

Magid and Corbyn at Festival of Debate

Festival of Debate

The UK’s largest annual politics and activism festival

UBI Lab group

UBI Lab Network

The UBI Lab Network supports a worldwide decentralised network of citizens, researchers, and activists.

Tall trees from below

Foundations Earth

At Foundations Earth, we nurture the capacities and capabilities needed for a new kind of planetary-scale governance.

Programme delivery to shop

Opus Distribution

Opus Distribution provides unique print distribution opportunities.

Opus film still

Opus Films

Opus Films is the production department of Opus

Crookes Valley Park Lake

Neighbourhood Democracy Movement

A network of groups and individuals who are trying to deepen democracy at a local level

Workshop notes stuck to window

The People's Newsroom

Learning and action for people and organisations to face the many interlinked crises that stand in front of us

Spital Hill Street Art

Sheffield City Goals

Tackling the challenges we face and making change happen in Sheffield

Person seen through video camera screen

Independent Media Association

Supporting the independent media sector

City Centre Public Art


A network and campaign aimed at diversifying city leadership

Wordlife audience


Bringing new audiences to literature

Give Over illustration

Give Over

Border abolition project

Meeting on canal boat

The River
Dôn Project

Modelling the future rights of
nature in South Yorkshire

Stories from the Pandemic

No community was untouched by the pandemic. We found our way through it together.

Endcliffe Park Café

Sheffield Makes Civil Society

A report commissioned by Marketing Sheffield

Photo Credit - Fir Vale Community Hub (1

Fir Vale Conversations

Enabling collective control where ideas are created and shaped by the local community

CAH event in Barnsley

Culture, Arts and Heritage Report

An engagement project and report across the creative sectors


It’s Our Community

Research and development for a new progressive vision for social care

City Centre Panorama

Citizen Hubs

A neighbourhood-level approach to engaging people in decision making

Stannington Panorama

Learn Sheffield Resources

Four sets of learning resources for teachers in Sheffield

Group of protesters

Radical Roots

Exploring the ‘radical roots’ of Sheffield

City Centre Public Art

Sheffield Culture Strategy

Developing a new vision for creativity and culture in Sheffield

Weston Park

Civic Action Labs

A welcoming, inclusive and accessible space

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