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New: The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival

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3 May 2016 Sheffield’s adventurers, literary lovers and family thrill seekers are in for a treat at The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival. Two packed days will see outdoor lovers immersed in literature, film, photography and children’s activities at Sheffield’s Central Library on Friday 3 June and Saturday 4 June. Free and ticketed events take place across the two days ...

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Most weird and wonderful exhibits at Sheffield Archives

Most weird and wonderful exhibits at Sheffield Archives... - cabvsa

8 April 2016 Sheffield Archives are having an open day on Friday, 15 April from 2pm to 4pm. Everyone is invited to drop in and explore the exhibits. We asked the staff to tell us their favourite and the most weird or wonderful from the collections. 1. Records from the South Yorkshire Lunatic Asylum dating back to 1872. These include ...

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New Home for Tinsley Library

Tinsley Forum on Bawtry Road

24 March 2016 A new base has been found for a local library in Sheffield with facilities for book lovers, computer users, children and community groups. The Tinsley Forum, on Bawtry Road, will house the future Tinsley Library service just along the road from the previous base. Sheffield City Council came out of this last month when its lease on ...

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Shakespeare brought to life for Sheffield children

Four year old Xazier Yere and his father, Sheffield Eagles player Menzie Yere, at an Early Years Shakespeare Event held at Hillsborough Library this week.

Shakespeare is being brought to life next week with a range of activities for children in Sheffield libraries. Writing workshops, game sessions and a Tudor trail are on the list of activities taking place during the Easter holiday to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Councillor Sioned-Mair Richards, cabinet member for neighbourhoods at Sheffield City Council, explained: “Shakespeare ...

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Sheffield 10km road race set to step up to new level

Tired runners at the finish line of the 2014 Yorkshire Half Marathon: Sheffield

16 March 2016 Sheffield City Council is seeking a partner to launch the next phase of the city’s 10km road race. Following the huge success of the newly launched Sheffield Half Marathon last April, the council are now tendering for a provider to manage and organise a new 10km road race forming part of a range activities that people of ...

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New £7million Leisure Centre set for June opening

Thorncliffe Health & Leisure Centre is nearing completion.

Tuesday 15 March 2016 State of the art, new Thorncliffe Health and Leisure Centre in High Green, Sheffield will open its doors to the public on Wednesday 1 June. The £7million development will incorporate a 6 lane x 25m swimming pool plus dedicated learner pool, a major fitness suite and studio plus specialist health and research facilities as part of ...

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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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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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Temporary arrangements for Tinsley Library

24 February 2016 Library services in Tinsley are changing as Sheffield City Council’s lease on the current building comes to an end. Alternative arrangements have been made from the end of February once the council comes out of the building, before a new base is found for a voluntary-run service. Temporary arrangements include a local book drop off and collection ...

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New LGBT books in libraries

The Pride flag of the LGBT community and a symbol of openness and tolerance

22 February 2016 One hundred new Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) books have been added to Sheffield’s library collection, bringing the total collection to more than 300 titles. The books include modern classic fiction and biographies from LGBT authors as well as stories of activism. They also include reference books looking at LGBT issues and how to deal with them, ...

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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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Council maintains voluntary sector grant fund

Sheffield Citizens Advice - one of the organisations receiving grant aid funding

12 February 2016 Plans to maintain the amount of grant aid funding for voluntary organisations have been announced by Sheffield City Council, despite the authority having to save a further £50million this year. This funding makes a difference to people’s lives in Sheffield. The £1.66million voluntary sector grant funds 20 organisations and more than 50 lunch clubs. They help vulnerable ...

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Get on your bike with Sky Ride Local

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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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Business centre supports entrepreneurs

More than 2,000 people have been helped to take their business ideas forward thanks to Sheffield’s Business and Intellectual Property Centre which opened a year ago. Inventors, scientists, creative designers and students have all booked into the centre which is based in the city’s Central Library on Surrey Street. Almost 240 also attended free one-to-one clinics with a patent attorney ...

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10 things people got up to in Sheffield libraries last week….

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[listly id=”10cc” layout=”full” per_page=”25″] It’s National Libraries Day on Saturday, 6 February. There are events happening across Sheffield on and around the day, including a teddy-bear themed li-bear-ian event at Central Children’s Library, and the first of six ‘Crafternoon’ workshops for adults at the Central Lending Library on Surrey Street. Councillor Sioned-Mair Richards, acting cabinet member for neighbourhoods at Sheffield ...

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