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More famous faces join line-up for Christmas Lights switch-on

Stars on stage at the 2014 Christmas lights switch-on

18 November 2015 More famous faces, including Sheffield’s “man with a pram” John Burkhill, have been confirmed as star guests for the Christmas Lights switch-on this Sunday, November 22. Performing this year will be girl band Stooshe and X Factor singer/songwriter Lucy Spraggan, who are heading up the entertainment programme which begins at 2pm. They will be joined on the Peace Gardens stage ...

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Chart-topping band to switch on Sheffield’s Christmas

Stars on stage at the 2014 Christmas lights switch-on

16 November 2015 Girl band “Stooshe” have today been confirmed as the star guests at this year’s Sheffield Christmas lights switch-on. A full programme of entertainment will begin from 2pm on Sunday 22 November, before the big switch itself is flicked at 5.30pm on the main stage in the Peace Gardens. Joining Stooshe for the afternoon of festive fun will ...

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Festive markets and free parking boosting business this Christmas

Collabro performing at the 2014 Christmas lights switch-on

10 November 2015 A traditional Christmas is the main theme for festive shopping in Sheffield this year, with independent traders adding an extra-special offer to city centre retail in the run-up to the big day. As well as traders from across the UK and Europe selling a variety of gifts, jewellery, crafts and fresh produce, the Christmas market in Fargate ...

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Public invited to Remembrance Day service

4 November 2015 Sheffield will mark the National Day of Remembrance with a special service on Sunday, 8 November at the city’s war memorial in Barkers Pool. The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain, will lead a procession from the City Hall at 10.50 am. The ceremony will begin with the Exhortation read by Captain R E J Crothers ...

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Countdown to a spectacular Sheffield Christmas

Stars on stage at the 2014 Christmas lights switch-on

4 November 2015 Music, lights and festive sparkle are set to take over Sheffield city centre on Sunday 22 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 and ...

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Half term sporting fun kicks off

Activity Sheffield generic

27 October 2015 From ghost walks to bug hunting, traditional crafts to rounders, children from across the city are invited to take part in Activity Sheffield sessions throughout the school half-term holiday. Following on from the successful “Your Summer Holiday in the Park” events which were held during the summer break, Activity Sheffield is continuing to make the most of ...

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Tens of thousands enjoy city festival

Beverly Hills Cop in Millennium Square

26 October 2015 More than 30,000 people packed out Sheffield city centre yesterday (Sunday, 25 October) for the second annual Out of This World festival. From families to cosplay enthusiasts, revellers enjoyed meeting sci-fi characters in the Peace Gardens and Winter Gardens, getting spooked on The Moor and being wowed by magicians outside the Town Hall. Younger visitors also enjoyed the ...

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Hundreds of children come together for mass skipping event

Fern Howard and Beth Crolla, both nine, from Anns Grove Primary School

Children from seven schools across Sheffield took part in a mass skipping event at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre today (Thursday 22 October). The event, which followed individual skipping days at the schools held over the past month, was organised by Activity Sheffield in conjunction with Jump Rope UK, a national body which promotes skipping as a good way to ...

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Final countdown to Out of This World

Spooky faces resized for Newsroom

21 October 2015 It’s the final countdown to this year’s Out of This World festival, which is set to blast off in Sheffield city centre on Sunday, 25 October. Taking over the Peace Gardens, Tudor Square, the Winter Garden, the Town Hall and The Moor from 11am to 6pm, Out of This World will bring free family-friendly activities based around ...

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Let’s get digital

Let's get digital event 2014

Friday 09 October, 2015 What: ‘Let’s get digital’, an event to encourage people to get online as part of national Get Online Week. Learn how to use a tablet, computer or smartphone, manage your money online, trace your family tree and get advice about keeping your computer healthy. Plus win a free tablet. Where: The Moor Market, Sheffield When: 10am ...

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Summer Ends on a High with Seaside Success

Sheffield Peace Gardens transformed in to Sheffield by the Seaside

Friday 18 September Nearly a quarter of a million people visited Sheffield’s seaside this year making it the biggest summer fair yet. Sheffield by the Seaside was such a hit it was extended by three days due to popular demand. The Helter Skelters rides, traditional boat swings, paddling in the fountains, dancing to the disco and the huge sandpit all ...

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