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It’s Great Outdoors – upcoming exhibition and debate as part of the Festival of Social Sciences

22 Oct

As part of the Festival of Social Science there will be some ‘green space’ themed events taking place which have been organised by the Public Urban Green Spaces Group.

Convened by Jill Dickinson from Sheffield Hallam University, alongside other local stakeholders including the University of Sheffield and SCC Parks & Countryside, the group aims to develop and share ideas for making green spaces available for everyone to enjoy – as well as supporting and promoting the associated social, environmental and economic benefits of green space.

It’s Great Outdoors: Winter Gardens exhibition

Saturday 3 November – Saturday 10 November

http://festivalofsocialscience.group.shef.ac.uk/its-great-outdoors-celebrating-sheffields-green-spaces/

It’s Great Outdoors: The Debate

Monday 5 November, 4pm-6pm

http://festivalofsocialscience.group.shef.ac.uk/its-great-outdoors-the-debate/

There will also be daily activities being held in the Winter Gardens between 10am and 2pm

 

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Football coming home to Sheffield with fanzone

10 Jul

Football’s coming home to Sheffield with our semi-final fanzone.

On Wednesday 11 July, Sheffield city centre will be home to the Made In Sheffield fan zone. Inspired by Sheffield’s three lions – Harry Maguire, Kyle Walker and Jamie Vardy – a giant 46 square metre screen will take pride of place in the city’s Devonshire Green.

An expected 6,000 fans at Devonshire Green will be able to enjoy the game – England’s biggest match since the Italia ‘90 semi-final against West Germany.

The council considered various locations for this event and Devonshire Green, which is used to putting on major events such as Tramlines and Cliffhanger,  was the only one in the city centre that could safely accommodate expected numbers and create a family atmosphere.

Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, parks and leisure at SCC, said:

“Sheffield is immensely proud of its footballing heritage and the three players who have played such prominent roles in this memorable World Cup.

“We are proud of Harry, Kyle and Jamie and have watched their journeys from grass roots, through spells at our professional clubs to become the heroes we see today.

“Across the city, pubs and clubs have been packed into the early hours celebrating England’s successes.

“Sheffield is the home of football and in Sheffield FC, boasts the oldest club in the world so it’s fitting that three of our great sporting ambassadors are at the heart of it. Our fan zone at Devonshire Green on Wednesday will clearly be the place to be as we continue this remarkable sporting journey.

“For Sheffield it really is coming home.”

The event will provide an opportunity for Sheffielders to come together and support England, to enjoy the success of the England team getting to the semi-finals and to celebrate Sheffield’s part in creating the team the nation is pinning its hopes on.

The event will start at 5.30pm and finish at 9.30pm. This may be extended due to extra time and penalties. From 6pm, the screen will show live TV from ITV through to the finish.

The event will be treated the same as any other licensed event and a full safety plan will be implemented which includes stewarding, First Aid and toilets, in consultation with South Yorkshire Police.

There will be zero tolerance to any glass on site and plastic glasses will be provided where possible but people should provide their own plastic glasses where possible.

To assist with this, and in agreement with local bar owners, the council has agreed that there will be one bar as part of the event on Devonshire Green to help reduce people leaving the site and carrying drinks between locations.

In addition local bars will be encouraged to play their part in the event but must use plastic glasses. The Forum will also be used as a bar although it’s not in the arena.

People attending the event will be encouraged to bring their own food and drink or use local businesses or make a night of it and use local bars, restaurants, shops and cafes.

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All action city centre takeover as Cliffhanger festival returns to Sheffield

6 Jul

A weekend packed full of action and adventure is upon us as Cliffhanger festival returns to Sheffield tomorrow (Friday 6 July).

The event, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival celebrating all things outdoors, will stretch across city centre locations including the Peace Gardens, Tudor Square, Millennium Square and the Winter Garden from Friday, 6 July until Sunday, 8 July.

Live music kicks things off from 6pm on the Friday evening in Devonshire Green with some of Sheffield’s hottest emerging talent taking to the stage, plus refreshments from a range of food and drink outlets.

Saturday and Sunday will see Sheffield transformed into a giant outdoor playground, for big kids, little kids and all with professional demonstrations and sports activities including climbing, mountain biking, skateboarding, orienteering, caving and much more. The Sheffield City Urban Orienteering Race will take place on Sunday.

There’s plenty of action taking place in each area across the weekend, with some new additions for this year such as a 5k run on Saturday and Sunday at 10am from Devonshire Green with the full low down available at www.theoutdoorcity.co.uk/cliffhanger.

Once again, the highlight of the weekend will be the British Bouldering Championships, where the nation’s strongest male and female climbers will battle it out on a purpose-built bouldering wall in Devonshire Green.

Councillor Mary Lea, Cabinet Member for culture parks and leisure at Sheffield City Council, said: “Since moving Cliffhanger Festival to the city centre two years ago, the weekend is now a well-established and well-anticipated event on Sheffield’s major events calendar and is growing year on year.

“With its city centre location and free entry, the festival is accessible to everyone, giving people the chance to try out new activities such as parkour or caving and experience the thrill of outdoor adventure.

“Cliffhanger perfectly demonstrates Sheffield’s status as The Outdoor City and our unrivalled offer of big city life and the great outdoors. And with what looks like guaranteed sunshine for the weekend I would encourage everyone to come along for a piece of the action.”

Cliffhanger kicks off a very busy month with a series of events taking place in Sheffield City Centre this July. HSBC City Ride brings traffic-free, family-friendly cycling on 15 July and The Fringe at Tramlines will be showcasing the best of Sheffield’s emerging local talent on 21 & 22 July.

Diane Jarvis, Sheffield BID manager, said: “This is the third time Sheffield city centre has played host to Cliffhanger and it is fantastic to see tens of thousands of people out enjoying action-packed activities for free in the heart of The Outdoor City.

“The BID is pleased to have played a part in bringing Cliffhanger into the city centre and making it free for all. The event gets more popular each year, driving footfall and increasing dwell time in the city centre. Cliffhanger helps promote Sheffield as an exciting, dynamic leisure destination for lovers of the outdoors from across the UK and beyond.”

This year for the first time the British Bouldering Championships will be broadcast live by the BBC, via BBC Sport live streaming service, viewable across the world at www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live-guide and on the BBC Sport app.

There will be two separate broadcasts on Sunday 8 July, showing the semi-finals at 10.25am and the finals at 5.15pm.

The championships will also be streamed on BMC’s own YouTube channels, collectively reaching an audience of thousands across the world.

All you need to know about the hot contenders at this year’s championships is on the BMC website at www.thebmc.co.uk/british-bouldering-championships-2018-contenders.

Round-up of activities and stalls over the weekend:

Devonshire Green

British Bouldering championships, orienteering, climbing walls, parkour, live music, bar, food stalls and outdoors trade stalls.

Barkers Pool

British Cycling, zip line, fairground rides and food stalls.

Town Hall Square

Airbag Drop and the Wipe Out ride.

Peace Gardens / millennium Square

BMX display, Scouts obstacle course, Tough Guy assault course, Dive World, skateboarding, caving, Up & Running stall, fairground rides, food stalls and outdoors trade stalls, plus Heart Radio providing children’s activities.

Winter Garden

Friends of the Peak District, The Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Ecclesall Woodcrafts, Don Catchment River Trust, Eastern Moors Partnership, NHS Blood and Transplant Donation and Henna Tattoo  (Sunday only)

Tudor Square

Green Top Circus aerial trapeze workshop, fairground ride, food stalls.

Live music line-up for Devonshire Green stage:

Friday

  • 6.15pm – James Taplin
  • 7pm – Patrick Rose
  • 7.45pm – Patrick Ludwig
  • 8.30pm – From Carbon
  • 9.15pm – Treebeard

Saturday

  • 4.15pm –  Catherine Levi
  • 5.30pm – Late Night Legacy
  • 6.15pm – Homesteads
  • 7pm – Lateral Vision
  • 7.45pm – Harriet Rose Grant
  • 8.30 – Unidentified
  • 9.15 – Idle Ross

Sunday

2-3pm : Charlie Barker

Admission to Cliffhanger is completely free, though there may be a small charge for some of the activities.

For more information about Cliffhanger visit www.theoutdoorcity.co.uk/cliffhanger, follow @theoutdoorcity on Twitter (#cliffhanger) or join the Facebook event at www.facebook.com/events/384034878762770/

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Broomhall Summer Event – 21st July 2018

21 Jun

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