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Stage set for another year of dazzling major events

Crowds at the 2015 Christmas Lights switch-on

18 December 2015 This year saw the highest-ever attendance at Out of This World, a packed-out Peace Gardens for the Christmas lights switch-on, thousands of art lovers enjoying Art in the Gardens, and the city coming alive with music of all genres at Tramlines. And with details of 2016’s events line-up currently being finalised, it’s set to be another very ...

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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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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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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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Fun summer of activities at Moor Market

30 July 2015 Mini golf, puppet shows and storytelling are just part of a packed schedule of free family-friendly activities coming to the Moor Market this summer. Events will be taking place each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout August and range from sports activities such as mini golf and ping pong through to storytelling and the little library, puppet shows ...

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The sky is the limit for Sheffield’s cyclists

Cycling fever is set to hit Sheffield this weekend when Sky Ride Sheffield comes to the city with thousands of people already signed up to take part in the fun, free and family-friendly event. Individuals, cycling groups, families and friends are being encouraged to sign up and take part in the event – one of 14 free large cycle rides ...

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It’s Showtime! for Sheffield’s talented performers

Talented school children and performing arts groups with a flair for drama and music will be treading the boards at some of the city’s most prestigious theatres during this year’s Sheffield Children’s Festival. Theatres such as The Montgomery Theatre, the Library Theatre, The Octagon and Crucible will be showcasing drama, musicals, dance extravaganzas, comedies and classic stories performed by a ...

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Outdoor festival goers gearing up for Cliffhanger

This summer’s Cliffhanger festival is nearly here. Everyone from sports enthusiasts to complete beginners will be able to watch and take part in a host of adventurous activities, especially biking ones, at this eighth Cliffhanger festival, which is returning to Millhouses Park in Sheffield between 21 and 22 June 2014. The family-friendly, value for money event, is expected to attract ...

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Step Up! and Dance on The Moor

Hot-footed youngsters are being encouraged to step up and take part in a host of dance activities at this year’s Sheffield Children’s Festival. From hip hop to Zumba and contemporary to street style – there will be a variety of dancing workshops, performances and opportunities to get involved. One highlight of the festival is the Step Up! – Dance on ...

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Get on your bike for the Highland Fling

One of the biggest bashes in Sheffield’s outdoor events calendar will be returning this bank holiday with a cycling theme to mark the upcoming Tour de France. A taste of the countryside will be coming to the city once again when the 11th Highland Fling Country Fair arrives at Graves Park on Monday 5 May 2014. Entertainment at this year’s ...

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Get your ticket for Sheffield’s top outdoor event

Daredevils hoping to brush shoulders with world champions and record breakers can now buy their tickets to this summer’s Cliffhanger festival. Everyone from sports enthusiasts to complete beginners will be able to watch and take part in a host of adventurous activities at the eighth Cliffhanger festival, which is returning to Millhouses Park in Sheffield between 21 and 22 June ...

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Local sporting heroes named as Batonbearers for Queen’s Baton Relay

With just under 100 days to go until the 2014 Commonwealth Games begins in Glasgow, Sheffield City Council today announced the three Batonbearers selected to carry the Queen’s Baton when it arrives in the city. The Queen’s Baton Relay will tour Sheffield on 1 June, visiting local landmarks and acting as the centrepiece for events happening to celebrate the countdown ...

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