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New management announced for Sheffield Food Festival

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23 November 2016 Hugely popular Sheffield Food Festival will return for a seventh year next May, under new management. The ever-successful annual event, which takes place across the city centre on the May bank holiday weekend, began as a collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University’s Business School and Sheffield City Council’s major events team. The organisation Events Collective, which has been an ...

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Tens of thousands watch Sheffield light up for Christmas

Panto mice in Peace Gardens

21 November 2016 Music, children’s activities, carol singing and festive refreshments were the order of the day as around 35,000 people packed into Sheffield city centre yesterday (Sunday 20 November) to watch a host of famous faces flick the switch on this year’s Christmas lights. After a jam-packed programme of entertainment throughout the afternoon, those on stage to light up ...

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Olympic medallist and X Factor star to take the stage as Sheffield sparkles

Crowds at the 2015 Christmas Lights switch-on

17 November 2016 SILVER medal winning trampolinist Bryony Page and X Factor singer Gifty Louise are among the well-known faces set to switch on Sheffield’s Christmas lights this Sunday, 20 November. A full programme of entertainment will take place across the city throughout the day, before the lights are switched on in the Peace Gardens at 5pm. Choirs, street entertainers, ...

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British Figure Skating Championships return to iceSheffield

2015 Senior Men's Champion, Phillip Harris

Brush up on your Bolero – because Britain’s brightest skating talents will return to iceSheffield for the 2016 British Figure Skating Championships at the end of the month.   Hundreds of figure skaters will be heading to Sheffield from 29 November to 4 December, with Britain’s best all skating to be crowned champion in their respective categories. The competition, which covers all ...

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Meet the man behind the pram: Local hero at Moor Market book signing

Sheffield's Man With the Pram, John Burkhill

Thursday 10 November 2016 John Burkhill, Sheffield’s famous ‘mad man with the pram’, has penned his long-awaited autobiography telling his fascinating tale of a truly unique life, and this Saturday 12 November lucky Sheffielders have the chance to get their copy signed by the local legend himself. ‘Distance No Object: Sheffield’s Man with the Pram’ is full of moving memories, ...

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Sheffield set to sparkle as Christmas countdown is on

Friendly snowman at Santa's Grotto in Sheffield City Centre

Friday 4 November 2016 Music, lights and festive sparkle are set to take over Sheffield city centre on Sunday 20 November for the annual Christmas lights switch-on. A full programme of entertainment will begin from 2pm, before the big switch itself is flicked at 5.30pm in the Peace Gardens by a soon-to-be-revealed famous face. Musicians, choirs, street entertainers, children’s characters ...

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Road closures run down for new Sheffield 10K

Sheffield's new 10k road race - route revealed!

Thursday 27 October 2016 Thousands of runners will hit the streets of Sheffield on Sunday October 30th for the latest addition to the city’s sporting calendar. The inaugural Asda Foundation 10K gets underway at 9.30am and is expected to bring a major boost for local charities. The organisers, Run For All, working in partnership with Sheffield City Council, are now ...

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Runners take their marks for the all-new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K

Runners in Sheffield - The Outdoor City

Thursday 27 October 2016 The countdown is on for thousands of big-hearted runners who are getting ready to take on the much-anticipated new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K. The event, which takes place on Sunday 30th October, is set to generate a major boost for local charities. The new run starts in Arundel Gate, in the heart of the city, and ...

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An Out Of This World line up for festival of the extraordinary

Scary face painting at Out of this World

18 October 2016 Prepare for ghouls, robo-gadgets and hats with white rabbits as Out Of This World takes over Sheffield City Centre this Sunday 23 October. With this years’ line up in the bag, people can now start planning how they’ll take in all the best sights of the strange, spooky, stupendous and supernatural and put the finishing touches to ...

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Hi ho hi ho, it’s off to the market we go…

Cast of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

23 September 2016 The cast of this years Sheffield Theaters panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs popped into the Moor Market this week. Cast member Wendi Peters, Corries Cilla Battersby, who plays the Wicked Queen sampled the wares at Stuart’s Fruit and Veg. Alongside were fellow cast members including Sheffield pantomime legend Damian Williams plays Nurse Nelly and Phil Gallagher playing Muddles. Phil is best ...

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Vintage Treasures in the Moor Market

Photo Credit: Sheffield Antiques Quarter

22 September 2016 The Moor Market plays host to all things classic and quirky with a new monthly vintage pop-up market this Saturday 24 September. The pop-up style event is a collaboration between The Moor Market and Sheffield Antiques Quarter and will feature around 40 Stalls of retro, vintage, arts, crafts, salvage, artisan wares and antiques. ‘Top Notch’ traders from ...

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Local artist delighted with Portrait of Distinction award

Artist David Ball (right), Master Cutler Craig McKay and Mistress Cutler Karen McKay with the winning portrait

Tuesday 13 September 2016 Local artist David Ball has won this year’s ‘Portrait of Distinction’ competition at the 13th annual Art in the Gardens which took place earlier this month. David painted this year’s portrait participants, Master Cutler Craig McKay and Mistress Cutler Karen McKay, who also judged the competition choosing from more than 20 portraits. The portraits were displayed ...

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Best foot forward for new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K

Cllr Mary Lea and Run For All with official sponsor ASDA and partner charities of the new Sheffield 10k race

Tuesday 6 September 2016 The countdown is on for thousands of big-hearted runners who are getting ready to take on the much-anticipated new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K. The event, which takes place on Sunday 30 October, is set to generate a major boost for local charities – who were at Sheffield Winter Gardens today to celebrate the new event. Entries ...

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Sheffield honours its Olympic & Paralympic stars with civic reception celebration

Athletics facilities at The EIS in Sheffield

Courage, determination, passion and inspiration. We’ve seen it all at this year’s Rio Games and in recognition Sheffield City Council is throwing a special civic reception in honour of the city’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Throughout the decades Sheffield has been home to many sporting stars, whether they live or train here. This year we have already seen several of ...

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City prepares for the North’s biggest outdoor art show

Exterior of pavilions resized

Friday 26 August 2016 It’s one of the highlights of Sheffield’s events calendar, and welcomes thousands of people to the beautiful Botanical Gardens every year. And now, more than 300 artists, sculptors and craftspeople are preparing to exhibit their work when Art in the Gardens returns for a 13th year on Saturday, 3 September and Sunday 4 September. Visitors from ...

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