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Youngsters meet the Gruffalo at Winter Garden Bookstart event

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12 June 2017 Hundreds of young families enjoyed meeting the Gruffalo at a Bookstart event in the Winter Garden last week. Sheffield libraries staff organised the event to mark the start of National Bookstart Week, which encourages reading with children from a young age. Around 300 young children and their parents and carers attended the event and took part in ...

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Summer set to be a sizzler at the Moor Market

The Moor Market, Sheffield. Image courtesy of Marc Barker.

12 June 2017 Cookery demonstrations and an Asian bazaar are among the activities taking place at the Moor Market this summer. The first Moor Market Bazaar will take place tomorrow (Tuesday 13 June), with a range of Asian stalls selling clothes, jewellery, alcohol-free perfumes, loose fabric, halal sweets and more. Previously a success in Rotherham, and now coming to Sheffield for ...

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Council pledges support for festival of film

Doc/Fest in Tudor Square

12 June 2017 It’s the UK’s biggest festival of documentaries, and is currently underway in Sheffield with guests including Louis Theroux, Sir Lenny Henry and Maxine Peake. And now, Sheffield City Council is pleased to announce that it has signed a new three-year funding agreement with Doc/Fest, an event which brings in more than £1.2m to Sheffield each year. Now ...

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City Ride comes to Sheffield – watch the video here

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  9 June 2017 Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your bike and join HSBC City Ride for a ride to remember in Sheffield on Sunday 16 July. As well as cycling on safe traffic-free streets, there’ll be lots of free entertainment, plenty to see and have a go at, and a totally new way of experiencing The Outdoor City. Find out ...

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Art in the Gardens returns for 2017

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5 June 2017 Artists from Sheffield and beyond are invited to take part in this year’s Portraits of Distinction competition, as part of the annual Art in the Gardens festival. Back for a 14th year, Art in the Gardens will see around 300 artists and craft workers, exhibiting more than 4,000 pieces of their work, at Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens on ...

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Traditional fun for all the family at city’s May Fayre

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15 May 2017 Enjoy a day of traditional family fun at this year’s Weston Park May Fayre, taking place on Sunday 21 May. Attractions are set to include live music on the restored Victorian bandstand, classic and vintage cars, art and craft activities, a vintage and artisan craft marquee, children’s rides, an exhibition from the National Fairground and Circus Archive, ...

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Sheffield to host 2017 HSBC UK National Circuit Championships

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10 May 2017 British Cycling today (Wednesday 10 May) announced that Sheffield: The Outdoor City will host the 2017 HSBC UK | National Circuit Championships. The championships on Wednesday, 19 July will bring an exciting evening of bike racing to the city, in which men’s and women’s titles will be decided. One of the highlights of the elite road racing calendar, the ...

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Bigger and better Cliffhanger set for city centre return

British Bouldering Championships 2016 in Devonshire Green

9 May 2017 Details have been announced for this year’s Cliffhanger festival in Sheffield – and it’s set to return bigger and better than ever. The event, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors, is set to be held at locations including the Peace Gardens, Tudor Square, ...

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Road closures for Blades Bus Tour and Civic Reception

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Tuesday 2 May 2017 As fans gather to celebrate Sheffield United’s promotion to the Championship, city centre road closures are now in place at: Surrey Street/Norfolk Street junction Norfolk Row/Norfolk Street Fargate Leopold Street (West Street junction) Pinstone Street Burgess Street (Barkers Pool House) Holly Street/Balm Green We expect these road closures will remain until 9:30pm but will open them ...

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100 days until the Special Olympics National Games come to Sheffield

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1 May 2017 Release originally published by Special Olympics Great Britain With just 100 days until the Special Olympics National Games come to Sheffield, a flag is flying proudly above Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane Stadium – which will host the opening ceremony in front of a predicted 20,000-strong audience on 8 August 2017. The green flag is to recognise the ...

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Sheffield to host HSBC UK City Ride

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27 April 2017 Release originally published by British Cycling British Cycling and HSBC UK have confirmed that Sheffield will host one of 13 city centre, family-friendly City Rides this summer. The announcement of the new HSBC UK City Ride events is the first step in British Cycling and HSBC UK’s ambition to make cycling the most popular activity and sport ...

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Parkwood: Council pleased with bids for former ski village site

New brochure released by Sheffield City Council

26 April 2017 The deadline for expressions of interest to develop an Outdoor City themed proposal for Sheffield’s former ski village has passed with a number of “exciting” bids now to be taken to the next stage of the process. Sheffield City Council has received a number of bids for the site after announcing plans to lease the Parkwood site to ...

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Sheffield on the world stage during biggest-ever weekend of sport

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  25 April 2017 With annual festivals such as Tramlines, Out of this World and The Outdoor City Weekender, Sheffield is no stranger to hosting top-class major events. But this weekend is arguably set to be the biggest-ever weekend of sporting activity in the city, as the World Snooker Championship draws to a close, cyclists cross the finish line of ...

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Spectators urged to plan ahead for the Tour de Yorkshire

2016 Asda Women's Tour de Yorkshire

20 April 2017 News release from  South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive Details of upcoming traffic and travel changes have been released, as the region gears up to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race for the third time. Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire is due to ride through South Yorkshire on Sunday 30 April, starting in Crow Edge before ...

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City to show its support for newly-promoted Blades

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20 April 2017 Tens of thousands of people are expected to throng the streets of Sheffield on Tuesday, 2 May, to mark Sheffield United’s promotion to the Championship. Council leaders are laying on a civic reception for the players, who will be chauffeured in style from Bramall Lane to the Town Hall on an open-top bus. There will also be ...

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