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Special Olympics National Games mural set to be launched in Sheffield

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14 February 2017 A special piece of artwork and outdoor mural to celebrate Special Olympics National Games in Sheffield in August 2017 is being unveiled today in Sheffield City Centre. This very exciting and ground breaking collaboration between professional Sheffield digital artist Greg Harris, local art students with intellectual (learning) disability and athletes from Special Olympics GB sees famous Sheffield ...

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Magnificent cyclists take to the seven hills

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2 February 2017 Just walking up Blake Street or Hagg Hill is enough of a test for most hardy Sheffielders. But when The Magnificent Seven cycling event returns for a second time in March, cyclists will be racing as hard as they can up these, and five other, notorious Sheffield hill climbs. The race, a cross between a sportive and ...

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Weekend of all things outdoors returns for a second year

Cyclist in Fulwood, by Duncan Philpott

25 January 2017 Climbers, walkers, bikers, runners and those who simply love the outdoors are set for a treat when The Outdoor City Weekender returns to Sheffield for a second year in March. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the weekend of high-octane outdoor fun will take place from 17 to 19 March in and around Sheffield: ...

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Lord Mayor and Consort get their skates on with a frozen fundraiser

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28 November 2016 IT’S more than three decades since Torvill and Dean became the highest scoring figure skaters of all time, with their 1984 Olympic performance to Ravel’s Bolero. And now the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox, and her husband Councillor Terry Fox, are set to perform their very own – and very “Yorkshire” – version of the ...

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New management announced for Sheffield Food Festival

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23 November 2016 Hugely popular Sheffield Food Festival will return for a seventh year next May, under new management. The ever-successful annual event, which takes place across the city centre on the May bank holiday weekend, began as a collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University’s Business School and Sheffield City Council’s major events team. The organisation Events Collective, which has been an ...

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Tens of thousands watch Sheffield light up for Christmas

Panto mice in Peace Gardens

21 November 2016 Music, children’s activities, carol singing and festive refreshments were the order of the day as around 35,000 people packed into Sheffield city centre yesterday (Sunday 20 November) to watch a host of famous faces flick the switch on this year’s Christmas lights. After a jam-packed programme of entertainment throughout the afternoon, those on stage to light up ...

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Olympic medallist and X Factor star to take the stage as Sheffield sparkles

Crowds at the 2015 Christmas Lights switch-on

17 November 2016 SILVER medal winning trampolinist Bryony Page and X Factor singer Gifty Louise are among the well-known faces set to switch on Sheffield’s Christmas lights this Sunday, 20 November. A full programme of entertainment will take place across the city throughout the day, before the lights are switched on in the Peace Gardens at 5pm. Choirs, street entertainers, ...

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British Figure Skating Championships return to iceSheffield

2015 Senior Men's Champion, Phillip Harris

Brush up on your Bolero – because Britain’s brightest skating talents will return to iceSheffield for the 2016 British Figure Skating Championships at the end of the month.   Hundreds of figure skaters will be heading to Sheffield from 29 November to 4 December, with Britain’s best all skating to be crowned champion in their respective categories. The competition, which covers all ...

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Sheffield set to sparkle as Christmas countdown is on

Friendly snowman at Santa's Grotto in Sheffield City Centre

Friday 4 November 2016 Music, lights and festive sparkle are set to take over Sheffield city centre on Sunday 20 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 ...

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Local artist delighted with Portrait of Distinction award

Artist David Ball (right), Master Cutler Craig McKay and Mistress Cutler Karen McKay with the winning portrait

Tuesday 13 September 2016 Local artist David Ball has won this year’s ‘Portrait of Distinction’ competition at the 13th annual Art in the Gardens which took place earlier this month. David painted this year’s portrait participants, Master Cutler Craig McKay and Mistress Cutler Karen McKay, who also judged the competition choosing from more than 20 portraits. The portraits were displayed ...

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City prepares for the North’s biggest outdoor art show

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Friday 26 August 2016 It’s one of the highlights of Sheffield’s events calendar, and welcomes thousands of people to the beautiful Botanical Gardens every year. And now, more than 300 artists, sculptors and craftspeople are preparing to exhibit their work when Art in the Gardens returns for a 13th year on Saturday, 3 September and Sunday 4 September. Visitors from ...

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Call for horticultural exhibitors at annual Sheffield Fayre

Produce at the 2015 Sheffield Fayre

Friday 12 August 2016 Can you boast the tastiest cakes, supreme beans or the finest flower arrangements? Now in its 15th year, Sheffield Fayre will take place on Monday 29 August in Norfolk Heritage Park. And organisers from the Sheffield Fayre team are calling for people from across the city and beyond to showcase their finest produce in the horticultural ...

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Outdoor City sparks a chain reaction for cycling in Sheffield

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18 July 2016 With this year’s Tour de France once again capturing the headlines, elite cyclists are expecting a huge reception when they line up for the return of the Sheffield Hallam University Grand Prix on Wednesday, 20 July. The 5th Sheffield Grand Prix, part of the British Cycling Elite Circuit Race Series, caps a superb month for cycling in ...

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Route unveiled for much-anticipated new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K

Sheffield's new 10k road race - route revealed!

The route of a major new road race for Sheffield can today be revealed. The Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K – which takes place on Sunday 30 October – will start in Arundel Gate in the heart of the city and take runners on a journey along Charter Row and along Ecclesall Road, before skirting the edges of pretty Endcliffe Park. ...

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New look for high-octane festival as Cliffhanger returns for tenth year

Cliffhanger bouldering

Friday 1 July 2016 It’s the high-energy festival of all things climbing, biking, running and more. And now, as Cliffhanger marks its 10th anniversary, the festival – which climaxes with the BMC British Bouldering Championships – is set to move into the heart of The Outdoor City, and transform Sheffield city centre itself into an adventure playground. Traditionally, the event, ...

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