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South Yorkshire charity Roundabout has recently announced a new addition to its 2021 fundraising calendar, in the form of a live, drive-in musical theatre extravaganza to be held in Meadowhall’s orange car park in on the 12th of June.
Roundabout is a youth homeless charity that supports young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Local young journalist Niamh Brownhill is aiming to tackle society’s taboo subjects head on in her new podcast, Talking Taboo with Niamh. Niamh is a student journalist currently in her final year at Sheffield College and won the BBC’s National Young Reporter award last year for her brilliant piece, ‘I Quit College to Care for my Alcoholic Mum.’ We spoke to her to find out more about the podcast.
“She does not represent us”: Parish Councillor Under Investigation Following Complaints From Residents.
Anthea Brownrigg of Ecclesfield Parish Council, is facing an investigation by Sheffield City Council after a number of residents in the Chapeltown ward which she represents, complained about content posted and shared on her social media accounts.
Concerns were raised after a range of content posted on her social media profiles over the last few months was shared to a local forum.
BBC’s Ghosts first premiered in spring 2019, receiving rave reviews, and the second series has been no different. Written by the stars of Horrible Histories and Yonderland, Laurence Rickard, Mathew Baynton, Ben Willbond, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby and Martha Howe-Douglas, and directed by Tom Kingsley, Ghosts is clearly the product of a well-oiled machine. The team have successfully made the difficult transition from kid’s TV to prime time, post-watershed BBC One, and Ghosts has quickly become ...
On this day in 1940, the Luftwaffe began Operation Crucible, also known as the Sheffield Blitz. On the cold, clear nights of the 12th and 15th December, thousands of high-explosive bombs and incendiaries were dropped on Sheffield, resulting in over 660 deaths, 1500 injuries and 40,000 people being made homeless.
Hydeout is a new, up and coming alt-rock/indie band originally formed last year by lead singer, lyricist and rhythm guitarist Joel and drummer Sam, after they met at Sheffield Hallam University. They were later joined by bassist Adam and most recently, lead guitarist Ellie. Despite Covid’s best efforts, lockdown hasn’t stopped the band from continuing to make music and with their latest single ‘Schooled’ coming out this Friday, we caught up with them to hear a bit more about it.
With the Coronavirus Pandemic decimating the economy, it’s more important than ever that we all try and shop local this year to support independent businesses in our area! To help with this, we’ve compiled a list of just a few of the amazing local businesses that you can buy from this Christmas to support your local economy during this difficult time.
‘Sheffield Made’ is a a Sheffield-based online food delivery service selling locally produced artisan food. Before Covid hit, the owners were c...
The Coronavirus Pandemic has had a devastating financial impact across society over recent months, affecting individuals, businesses and charities alike. With Christmas Markets and other such events cancelled this year, one Barnsley resident is doing something to try and support local independent businesses while also raising money for Barnsley Hospice, which like many charities, has had all their scheduled fundraising events cancelled.
Join us as we remember some of Sheffield’s forgotten heroes. Over the last few weeks, Louisa Merrick-White has been speaking to families of the men featured here, hearing their stories and memories. Take some time this morning to share their stories as we remember them.
Now more than ever, it’s important that we support small businesses, so to round-off black history month, we’ve spoken to some local black-owned businesses about what they do and the importance of supporting businesses like theirs.
Since the Black Lives Matter Movement gained momentum earlier this year, a group of local young people are seeking to make a difference. Diversity Reform Initiative are fighting against inequality, disadvantage and racism in society through the combined efforts of volunteers, academics and organisations. We caught up with one of the founders, Aldridge Phiri, to tell us a bit more about it.
Since opening in July, Traxx Community Market has breathed life back into the site of Chapeltown’s old market, which had been in decline for over a decade until only a lone fruit and veg seller remained. For decades prior Chapeltown had enjoyed a thriving market that provided a community hub for generations of traders and shoppers alike. Now Traxx Community Market is hoping to resurrect some of that community spirit...
Humans is the third book by Brandon Stanton, the creator of the immensely popular photoblog ‘Humans of New York’ (HONY). With 18m likes on Facebook and 11m followers on Instagram, Stanton’s street portraits and accompanying captions have captured the hearts and minds of millions, keen to dip into the vulnerability of humanity.
Humans is a carefully assembled compilation of as yet untold stories, detailing some of the most joyous and traumatising times in the lives of Stanton’s interviewees. I...
Covid-19 might have brought the live music industry to a grinding halt, but that hasn’t stopped one local band making the best of their time in lockdown. We caught up with Sheffield-based alternative rock quartet, Concrete Armbands, to hear about their success, the impact of Covid-19 and their upcoming EP.
Tell us a bit about the band.
We met in our first year at the University of Sheffield, with Josh (vocals) and James (guitar) arriving in Sheffield as friends from back home in Durham. Josh ...