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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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Stone markers installed to preserve Tour de France legacy for Sheffield

At the installation of the stone end marker in Attercliffe Common.
(L-R) Councillor Leigh Bramall, Rob Allen from AMEY, David Wain from SCC and Diana Buckley from SCC

2 July 2015 It’s now a year since the Tour de France – the largest sporting event in the world – came to Sheffield. And as well as organising the Allez Allez Sheffield event, a three-day celebration of all things cycling which runs from 3 to 5 July, Sheffield City Council has developed, with private sector partners, an ambitious Tour ...

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Businesses in The Outdoor City gearing up for Reward Health Cliffhanger

Bike stunts at the Cliffhanger festival

Having the highest household spend on outdoor equipment in the country, and more than 200 outdoor equipment businesses, Sheffield is undoubtedly the UK’s Outdoor City – and this year, more than ever, is building upon that reputation. Last year an independent study, carried out by the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, found that outdoor recreation in Sheffield ...

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Support our Armed Forces and veterans from all conflicts at annual event

Armed Forces and Veterans Day in Sheffield

15 June 2015 A parade, live music, displays and 1940s-themed activities will be among the attractions at Armed Forces and Veterans Day, taking place in Sheffield city centre on Saturday 20 June. The veterans will gather from 11.30am in Norfolk Row before the parade begins at 11.50am, taking in Norfolk Row, Fargate, Town Hall Square and the Peace Gardens. The ...

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Out of This World returns for a second year

Spooky faces resized for Newsroom

3 June 2015 Horror, sci-fi and magic are set to return to Sheffield city centre this October at the second annual Out of This World festival. The festival, set to take place around the Peace Gardens, Winter Garden, Tudor Square, Fargate, Barkers Pool and The Moor on Sunday 25 October, celebrates all things out of the ordinary. After the success ...

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Portraits of Distinction – Call To Artists

Alexandra Sitwell

Artists from Sheffield and beyond are invited to take part in this year’s Portraits of Distinction competition, as part of the annual Art in the Gardens festival. This year’s contest officially opens today (Monday, 1 June), with the subject being Alexandra Sitwell, owner of Renishaw Hall and daughter of the late Sir Reresby and Lady Sitwell. The Sitwells have lived ...

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