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Out of This World returns for a second year

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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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Thrill-seekers of all ages welcome at Reward Health Cliffhanger


22 May 2015 It’s the UK’s biggest outdoor festival, and is set to take place once again this July in Sheffield’s Millhouses Park. But while the Reward Health Cliffhanger is undoubtedly popular with climbers, stunt bikers, kayakers, freerunners, and even those who just want to enjoy the beer garden and trade stalls, there’s fun for younger members of the family ...

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Sheffield Food Festival all set for Bank Holiday foodie fun

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20 May 2015 This bank holiday weekend, Sheffield City Centre will come alive with food-based fun as thousands of people tuck into the fifth instalment of the Sheffield Food Festival. Between Saturday 23 May and Monday 25 May the popular Sheffield Business School-organised festival will be taking place within the heart of the city, with dozens of local producers, restaurateurs ...

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Rediscover Sheffield with free guided bike rides

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19 May 2015 If you’re keen to get out on your bike a bit more and explore more of your local area this summer, but don’t know where to start, a series of free guided bike rides coming to Sheffield could be the answer. Part of a national campaign to get more people cycling for fun and fitness, Sky Ride ...

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Take a step back in time at annual May Fayre

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 12 May 2015 MUSIC played from the restored Victorian bandstand, along with traditional fairground rides, vintage cars and street theatre, will be among the attractions at this year’s Weston Park May Fayre. In conjunction with the National Fairground Archive (NFA) and taking place on Sunday, May 17, between 11am and 5pm, the free-of-charge annual event in one of Sheffield’s most ...

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Calves and lambs born just in time for annual Highland Fling

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28 April 2015 Highland cattle will be the stars of the show as the annual Highland Fling returns to Sheffield’s Graves Park this Bank Holiday Monday. Now in its 12th year, the free family-friendly festival on Monday, 4 May will feature attractions including a fun dog show, birds of prey, ferret racing, sheep shearing, train rides, fairground rides and the ...

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Festival of the outdoors becomes Reward Health Cliffhanger

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Monday 13 April 2015 Details have been announced for this year’s Cliffhanger festival in Sheffield – and it’s set to return bigger and better than ever. The event, which will this year be named the Reward Health Cliffhanger due to a new sponsorship partner, is organised by Sheffield City Council in conjunction with Heason Events. Reward Health Cliffhanger, now in ...

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Preparations well underway for Royal Maundy visit

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Thursday 19 March 2015 Excitement is rising in Sheffield in anticipation of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to the city on Thursday 2 April. The Queen is visiting Sheffield to distribute the Royal Maundy to 89 men and 89 women from across South Yorkshire, in a special service at Sheffield Cathedral. The visit will be the first ...

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First look at 2015’s packed event calendar

Thursday 18 December 2014 While most people aren’t thinking much further ahead than their plans for ringing in the New Year, Sheffield City Council’s Major Events Team are already lining up a packed events calendar for 2015. From sport and leisure to culture and the arts, the events and festivals planned for the coming year are set to capture the ...

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Further details revealed of Sheffield’s spectacular Christmas

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CBeebies stars, singers who triumphed in Britain’s Got Talent and an X-Factor winner are among the famous faces set to entertain at Sheffield’s Christmas lights switch-on this weekend. A full programme of entertainment will begin from 2pm on Sunday, November 23, before the big switch itself is flicked at 5.30pm in the Peace Gardens. On the Heart Stage in the ...

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Switch to be flicked on Sheffield’s spectacular Christmas

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Families are invited to pack out the Peace Gardens later this month as Sheffield is transformed into a winter wonderland for the city’s annual Christmas light switch-on. A full programme of entertainment will begin from 2pm on Sunday, November 23, before the big switch itself is flicked at 5.30pm in the Peace Gardens. Musicians, choirs and pantomime performers starring in ...

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Time to get scared at Out of This World

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Zombies, skeletons, a caged mummy and even a giant robot are preparing to be unleashed on Sheffield city centre during the new Out of This World festival, set to take place on Saturday, 1 November and Sunday, 2 November. Themed around magic, sci-fi and horror, the brand-new family-friendly festival will take place across the city centre between 12.30pm and 4.30pm ...

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Be a hero or a villain at Out of This World

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Comic book heroes and arch-villains are set to bring Sheffield’s streets to life at the all-new Out of This World festival – and you’re invited to join them. Members of the public are being invited to dress up as their favourite characters during the festival on Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, which aims to celebrate all things out ...

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New festival is Out of This World

Street magician John Martin at the launch of Out of This World

A festival of all things magical and fantastical is set to come to Sheffield for the first time this year, bringing with it street magicians, zombies, illusionists, comic book heroes and much more. “Out of This World” will be held in the city centre on Saturday, 1 November and Sunday, 2 November, and is divided into three distinct zones, on ...

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