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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


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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City gearing up for traffic-free cycling event


Friday 24 June 2016 Mount those saddles and pedal to your hearts content. There’s just one week to go until Sky Ride Sheffield brings traffic-free cycling for all the family, to Sheffield city centre. The third and final Sky Ride Sheffield event, organised by British Cycling and Sky, will return on Sunday 3 July with a festival atmosphere and lots ...

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Streets Ahead team help keep Food Festival litter free

27 May 2016 As the city prepares to host this weekend’s food festival, Streets Ahead is preparing to keep Sheffield litter free and looking its best before food-lovers descend. Sheffield Food Festival showcases the quality and diversity of food and drink produced in the region and will take place this bank holiday weekend (Saturday 28 – Monday 30 May) at ...

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Love big city life, love the outdoors? Think Reward Health Cliffhanger, Sheffield’s inner-city festival of the outdoors

Top British female boulderer Shauna Coxsey on the wall

Sheffield city centre will be transformed into a playground for outdoor adventure when the Reward Health Cliffhanger Festival returns this July, with a new city centre location and free entry for everyone. One of the UK’s biggest outdoors festivals which is organised by Sheffield City Council is back in Sheffield from Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 July and for the ...

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Save the date for Sheffield City Centre’s Out of This World experience

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Step in to a parallel universe of sci-fi, mystery and magic as Sheffield promises another Out Of This World event for all the family on Sunday 23 October. Back by popular demand, people can now start thinking about their costumes for this year’s event celebrating the best of the strange, spooky, stupendous and supernatural. Last year, the festival celebrating all ...

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Phil the bin run Yorkshire Half Marathon

Phil the Bin getting ready for the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon

7 April 2016 Running over 13 miles is a challenge enough for most, but a member of the Streets Ahead team will be running this weekend’s Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon dressed as the Clean Sheffield anti-litter mascot, Phil the Bin. Ken Rowe, 63, a Highways Supervisor for Streets Ahead, has run every single marathon and half marathon in the city ...

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Search starts for next year’s Special Olympics volunteers

Sheffield football legends Tony Currie and David Hirst with Special Olympic Games athletes Niall Guite and Alex Thompson with the Lord Mayor, Cllr Talib Hussain

5 April 2016 Sheffield is proud to be hosting the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games in 2017. Today starts the search for 900 volunteers to help make The Games a success and Sheffield’s sporting legends, Special Olympics athletes and the Lord Mayor are amongst those calling for people to come forward. The National Summer Games will run from 7 August 2017 ...

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And we’re off…the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon officially launched today

Run for All, Partner Charities, Deputy Lord Mayor Denise Fox and Cllr Neale Gibson at the launch of 2016 Yorkshire Half Marathon

Friday 29 January Following the success of the brand new route, launched last year, the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon returns to Sheffield on 10 April 2016. Thousands of runners from across the country will unite in Sheffield to take on the challenging Yorkshire Half Marathon, now famous for its grueling hills, beautiful countryside views and downhill sprint to the finish, and ...

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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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