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The Outdoor City Weekender – Sheffield Hallam University Highline

Friday 11 March 2016 Just an ordinary day in Sheffield… or maybe not! To kick off the first ever Outdoor City Weekender and The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, Sarah Rixham, female highline world record holder, walked the line across Sheffield Hallam University towers this morning. By eck she’s brave! Video courtesy of Coldhouse Collective and Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.

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It’s all the fun of the farm this Easter

A newly hatched chick at Graves Park Animal Farm

Tuesday 8 March 2016 With spring well and truly in the air, Graves Park Animal Farm is the perfect place for families this Easter, with free events and activities taking place every day throughout the holidays. Graves Park Animal Farm is always a popular attraction for families in Sheffield, but at this time of year they have even more to ...

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Sheffield celebrates women and speaks out for gender equality


8 March 2016 People in Sheffield are joining others across the globe to celebrate International Women’s Day which this year has the theme ‘Pledge for Parity’. International Women’s Day (8 March) has been celebrated for over 100 years and has seen women go from strength to strength, fighting against the countless obstacles that have stood in the way of equality. ...

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Burbage Valley tree planting – get involved!


Friday 4 March 2016 Sheffield City Council is asking people to help them with a project to create new woodland in the Burbage Valley, as restoration work continues in this environmentally sensitive area of the Peak District National Park. Members of the public are invited to come along on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 March to help with the planting ...

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Sheffield to host BUCS Nationals for further 3 years

BUCS Nationals runners lining up for the 60m heats at EIS Sheffield

Friday 19 February 2016 British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) has agreed a deal with the City of Sheffield to host the BUCS Nationals in Sheffield for a further three years. The agreement which includes the 2016 BUCS Nationals, starting today, is signed in conjunction with a city partnership consisting of Sheffield City Council, Sheffield International Venues (SIV), Sheffield University and ...

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Town Hall Talks for Two Million Trees

Woodland in Glen Howe Park

Monday 15 February 2016 Sheffield City Council is asking members of the public to help it plan future care for 2.2million trees. The council has been working on a framework for a new Trees and Woodland Strategy, which will set out how it looks after all trees in the city; including those in parks, woodlands, green spaces and on the ...

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Can’t wait for The Outdoor City Weekender in March?


Fancy a warm up to the The Outdoor City Weekender held in Sheffield this March? We have just the thing! The 7th annual Hope Valley Adventure Film Festival will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 at Hope Valley College and is sure to excite and inspire with a collection of award winning films from around the world. Perfect for ...

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Love the outdoors? Love big city life? Play in Sheffield this March – Weekender 11-13 March 2016

Sheffield The Outdoor City

Lovers of the outdoors are in for a treat as registration picks up for the headline events in The Outdoor City Weekender 11-13 March. Through its status as The Outdoor City, Sheffield is growing its reputation as the UK’s leading destination for people seeking outdoor adventure, city culture and rural escapes and we’re in the mood to celebrate the people and places that make ...

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Get on your bike with Sky Ride Local

SRL Female Lead

Friday 5 February 2016 People in Sheffield are being encouraged to get on their bikes this weekend with Sky Ride Local, as the first guided rides of 2016 take place in the city. There is an easygoing four mile History and Heritage ride this Sunday, 7 February, which starts at Oughtibridge and a challenging 22 mile Tour de Bradfield ride ...

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Today’s Moor Market Roadshow Top Picks

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The Moor Market hits Fargate this morning for the first of our monthly roadshows. The mini-market gives you a chance to sample what’s on offer in the market and each month will bring a different selection of stalls. Here’s our Top Picks from this week’s traders: Worldwide Candy Co. sells drinks, candy and snacks from America, Australia and Japan. This limited-edition Strawberry Cheesecake flavoured ...

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Moor Market Roadshows are coming to town

Market stalls on Fargate

Tuesday 2 February Get a flavour for the Moor Market as Sheffield City Council brings a selection of its independent traders to Fargate – with roadshow style mini-markets on the first Thursday of every month. For one day a month city centre shoppers will be able to sample what’s on offer at the Moor Market and each month will bring ...

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How on earth will they get up that hill?

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At today’s Yorkshire Half Marathon launch we asked people what they thought would help our 2016 runners get up that hill… We spoke to Cllr Neale Gibson, Deputy Lord Mayor Denise Fox, Representatives from Run for All and the participating charities and the one and only ‘Man with the Pram’ John Burkhill. And their suggestions… stamina, determination? hmm not quite!

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And we’re off…the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon officially launched today

Run for All, Partner Charities, Deputy Lord Mayor Denise Fox and Cllr Neale Gibson at the launch of 2016 Yorkshire Half Marathon

Friday 29 January Following the success of the brand new route, launched last year, the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon returns to Sheffield on 10 April 2016. Thousands of runners from across the country will unite in Sheffield to take on the challenging Yorkshire Half Marathon, now famous for its grueling hills, beautiful countryside views and downhill sprint to the finish, and ...

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