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Countdown on to this weekend’s Art in the Gardens

Artwork set against the background of the Botanical Gardens glasshouses

31 August 2017 The countdown is on to this weekend’s Art in the Gardens festival at the Botanical Gardens, which will see around 300 artists and craftspeople exhibiting more than 4,000 pieces of their work. Sponsored by Lexus Sheffield, the event – now in its 14th year – is one of the highlights of Sheffield’s major events calendar, and attracts ...

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Sheffield celebrates Special Olympics’ athletes

Local athlete Alex Thompson helped light the Olympic torch at the Special Olympics opening ceremony at Bramall Lane

29 August 2017 Following the success of the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games, which saw more than 2,600 athletes with intellectual disabilities compete in Sheffield earlier this month, the Lord Mayor will be hosting a reception at the Town Hall on Thursday 31 August. The 2017 Special Olympics Games was country’s disability sporting event of the year. It showcased ...

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Carnival returns to Sheffield after more than two decades

Sheffield Carnival - resized

10 August 2017 Back in the 1980s and early 90s, Carnival was an annual attraction in Sheffield, with a spectacular colourful procession wending its way around the city’s streets each September. And now the tradition is set to be revamped, with Sheffield Carnival coming back with a bang at Norfolk Heritage Park on Monday 28 August, as part of Sheffield ...

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Home and garden showcase brings extra style to art festival

Artwork set against the background of the Botanical Gardens glasshouses

1 August 2017 For the first time this year, the annual Art in the Gardens festival will host a dedicated Homes and Gardens-themed area, featuring a huge exhibition of outdoor living and garden ideas. The centrepiece of the area, created by garden design and maintenance company daVally, will include a range of outdoor furniture, a hot tub and contemporary outdoor ...

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HSBC UK | National Circuit Champions to be crowned in Sheffield

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18 July 2017 The prestigious national champions’ jerseys are on the line as the 2017 HSBC UK | National Circuit Championships head to Sheffield. Following last Sunday’s fantastic HSBC UK City Ride, which saw thousands of cyclists of all ages and abilities take to the streets, cycling is back in Sheffield city centre on Wednesday 19 July. British cycling superstars ...

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HSBC UK City Ride – road closure and access information

Sheffield City Ride route map

14 July 2017 HSBC UK City Ride comes to Sheffield on Sunday 16 July, bringing traffic-free cycling and a whole host of other activities. The route takes in Endcliffe Park, Bramall Lane, Sheffield city centre and the Winter Gardens along the way. Some roads in and around the city centre will be closed for most of the day. Further details ...

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Sheffield set for environmental benefit from HSBC UK City Ride

HSBC UK City Ride Newcastle

13 July 2017 Press release from British Cycling Ahead of this weekend’s HSBC UK City Ride in Sheffield, research has shown clear evidence of the benefits that increased levels of cycling can bring to a city. Research carried out by Newcastle University’s Urban Observatory project has revealed that, when city centre roads were closed to traffic during the city’s HSBC ...

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Marchant to join Skinner at HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield

Katy Marchant - Great Britain Cycling Team Portraits

11 July 2016 Yorkshire-born Olympic bronze medallist Katy Marchant will be in attendance at this Sunday’s HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield, British Cycling has confirmed. Marchant, who won bronze in the individual sprint in Rio last summer, will join men’s team sprint champion Callum Skinner for this weekend’s event. Both riders will take part in a variety of activities on ...

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Olympic champion to attend HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield

Callum Skinner - Great Britain Cycling Team Portraits

6 July 2017 Olympic champion Callum Skinner will be in attendance at next Sunday’s HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield, British Cycling has confirmed. Skinner, who won gold in the team sprint and silver in the individual sprint in Rio last summer, will start the riders off as well as taking part in a variety of activities on the day with ...

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Final countdown to weekend of adventure

British Bouldering Championships at Cliffhanger 2016

6 July 2017 With live music, refreshments and fun for all the family, this year’s Cliffhanger festival is set to get underway tomorrow evening (Friday 7 July), from 5pm in Devonshire Green. Cliffhanger, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors, will be held across locations including the ...

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Olympic champions lead line-up for HSBC UK National Circuit Championships in Sheffield

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5 July 2017 Olympic champions Elinor Barker, Katie Archibald and Ed Clancy have been confirmed to race at the forthcoming HSBC UK National Circuit Championships, taking place in Sheffield city centre on Wednesday 19 July. Four former male champions, including three-time winner Russell Downing, will be trying to reclaim the title, while reigning champion Eileen Roe will defend her women’s ...

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Tickets now available for star-studded Special Olympics Opening Ceremony

James Toseland with Special Olympics athletes

28 June 2016 Release originally published by Special Olympics Great Britain Special Olympics GB has announced the Opening Ceremony ticket sale arrangements and entertainment line-up. Iconic singer Tony Hadley will be headlining the Opening Ceremony on the evening of Tuesday 8 August at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane Stadium. The show will be hosted by three big-name stars – Downton Abbey’s ...

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British Bouldering Championships to be centre stage in weekend of adventure

British Bouldering Championships at Cliffhanger 2016

28 June 2017 It attracts the best of the best – and this year the BMC British Bouldering Championships will return to centre stage at this year’s Cliffhanger festival in Sheffield city centre. Cliffhanger, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors, is set to be held at ...

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Sheffield swimmer makes waves in run up to Special Olympics

Robert and Megan Hattersley

23 June 2017 A Sheffield swimmer is making waves in the run up to the Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games and training harder than ever in a bid to win more medals. “When I’m in the water I feel free”. That’s the effect swimming has on 27-year-old Special Olympics athlete and wheelchair user, Megan Hattersley, of Wadsley Bridge. ...

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