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Tens of thousands enjoy Christmas Lights switch-on

Crowds in the Peace Gardens

23 November 2015 Around 35,000 people packed into Sheffield city centre yesterday (Sunday 22 November) to watch champion fundraiser John Burkhill flick the switch on this year’s Christmas lights. Mr Burkhill took to the Peace Gardens stage to turn the lights on with pop band Stooshe; singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan; the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain; stars of this ...

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Sheffield set to host 2016 Olympic trials

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

19 November 2015 Britain’s best divers will arrive in Sheffield next summer – with their only aim to secure their place on the plane to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. The British Diving Championships 2016 will take place at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre from 10 to 12 June and will see Olympic nominations up for grabs. The ...

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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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Chart-topping band to switch on Sheffield’s Christmas

Stars on stage at the 2014 Christmas lights switch-on

16 November 2015 Girl band “Stooshe” have today been confirmed as the star guests at this year’s Sheffield Christmas lights switch-on. A full programme of entertainment will begin from 2pm on Sunday 22 November, before the big switch itself is flicked at 5.30pm on the main stage in the Peace Gardens. Joining Stooshe for the afternoon of festive fun will ...

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Festive markets and free parking boosting business this Christmas

Collabro performing at the 2014 Christmas lights switch-on

10 November 2015 A traditional Christmas is the main theme for festive shopping in Sheffield this year, with independent traders adding an extra-special offer to city centre retail in the run-up to the big day. As well as traders from across the UK and Europe selling a variety of gifts, jewellery, crafts and fresh produce, the Christmas market in Fargate ...

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Countdown to a spectacular Sheffield Christmas

Stars on stage at the 2014 Christmas lights switch-on

4 November 2015 Music, lights and festive sparkle are set to take over Sheffield city centre on Sunday 22 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 and ...

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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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Entries set to open for 2016 Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield

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

15 October 2015 Organisers have announced that entries for the 2016 Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield will open at 9am tomorrow (Friday 16 October). The inaugural event burst on to the city’s streets on Sunday 12 April this year and proved an immediate success, attracting thousands of runners and large crowds that helped create a an amazing race day atmosphere. With ...

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Out of This World returns to spook Sheffield city centre

Stormtrooper meeting members of the public in the Winter Garden

23 September 2015 Last year it brought sci-fi, mystery and magic to Sheffield, complete with comic book characters, movie-themed cars, zombies, puppets, live music, fairground rides and even a giant robot. And now, “Out of this World” is set to return for a second year, taking over the city centre from 11am to 6pm for free, family-friendly fun on Sunday ...

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Sheffield Grand Prix 2015 – interview with Gary Clifton

Tom Scully took the top prize at the fourth annual Sheffield Grand Prix, which took place in the city centre on Wednesday 22 July. Around 7,000 people turned out to enjoy the British Cycling Elite Circuit Series race, which took in a route around Pinstone Street, Furnival Gate, Arundel Gate and Surrey Street. An event village, complete with stalls, refreshments, children’s ...

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Sheffield set for sizzling summer of festivals

Bike stunts at the Cliffhanger festival

Sheffield is fast becoming the UK city for summer festivals, with more than 350,000 people expected to attend one of the busiest-ever programmes of events in the city. From Tramlines through to Cliffhanger, Grand Prix cycling, Art in the Gardens, the Festival of Fun, the Sheffield Film and Comic Con, Sheffield By The Seaside and Sheffield Fayre, covering everything from ...

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