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Identities explored in Winter Gardens exhibition

Arts charity, Ignite Imaginations, has presented a new exhibition at Sheffield Winter Gardens exploring issues of mental health and identity. The project has been development in partnership with Adullam Homes and support of the National Lottery. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Louisa Golob, chief executive of Ignite Imaginations.

First elephant unveiled for Herd of Sheffield

The first elephant which will form a public art trail across the city was launched in the Winter Gardens last night. ‘The Herd of Sheffield 2016’ will include over forty individually designed elephant sculptures. The elephants will be in the city between July and September next year, then they’ll be auctioned to the public. The money will go towards The Children’s Hospital charity. Local illustrator, Geo Law has created the first one.

Learn,Create and Sell

Hantu and Aalfy are two local social organisations that have given unemployed people in the City the chance to learn how to use a laser cutter to make a product and then try to test its viability by selling it in a pop up shop in The Winter Gardens.

Cornucopia Live: The Performances!


Well, we did it! On Saturday the 30th of October, as part of the ‘Off the Shelf’ festival, the ‘Cornucopia Radio Show’ was broadcast live from the Sheffield Winter Gardens, for 6 hours between 11am and 5pm.

The day featured poets, storytellers, comedians, performers, actors, musicians, singers and local amateur dramatic groups. Yes, it was a little chaotic (let there be no doubt about that!) but it was also pretty amazing, because amazing is the thing we do best!

Click here for an image gallery featuring every performer or click on the audio player below to listen to each and every act (and if you want to download them as individual mp3s click here)

And if you’d like to get involved in any of our future live events or help with the recording of our studio pieces, then our email address would be a good place to start: studio@cornucopia-radio.co.uk, or if that’s too hard, just try visiting the website.

Communities Live! in the Winter Gardens

Sheffield Live! gets in amongst the public this week in a special outside broadcast from the Winter Garden.

The station’s flagship programme, ‘Communities Live!’ will hit the airwaves every weekday between 12 and 1pm from an open-air studio in the Winter Garden, to support Sheffield Live’s Spring Fundraising appeal.

This is a fantastic opportunity to see Sheffield’s newest radio station in action, as volunteers from the local community put their radio training into practice, in full view of the public. It is also an opportunity to find out more about Sheffield Live! and how you can get involved.

Look out for interviews with local councilors, movers and shakers from Sheffield’s community and voluntary sector, snooker celebrities and performances from local musicians.

Monday’s programme featured Sangita Basudev – Chief Executive of Sheffield Live! 93.2FM, Lee Adams – Deputy Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council, Cllr Sylvia Dunkley – Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Streetscene and Sheffield’s premier Latin American band, ‘Son Para Todos’

Tuesday’s programme will feature Cllr Bob McCann – Cabinet Member for housing and sustainable, safer communities, Colin Humphries – World Snooker Referee, a performance from local band ‘Pink Sharabang’, Kate Hewitt – Head of Programming at The Harley Hotel and Dan Clayton, front man of up and coming band ‘The Yell’

Coming up in the rest of the week are Cllr Shaffaq Mohammed – Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Local Environment, Noel Sharkey – Professor of Robotics at the University of Sheffield and presenter of Sheffield Live’s ‘Sound of Science’ and Cllr Sylvia Anginotti – Cabinet Member for Employment and Enterprise.

If you miss any of the shows live, then you can always listen back to them in our Podcast Section

Monday: Live in the Winter Gardens

Sylvia Dunkley Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure
Latin American band, ‘Son Para Todos’
Lee Adams, Deputy, Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council
The Communities Live! team with Sangita Basudev


Tuesday: Live in the Winter Gardens

Bob McCann, cabinet member for housing and sustainable
Live music by ‘Pink Sharabang’ in the ‘Winter Gardens’
Colin Humphries, snooker referee at the ‘World Championships’



“Radiothon” Coming to Sheffield’s Airwaves

Sheffield Live! 93.2 FM, the local community radio, is to launch its first “radiothon”, a week long fundraising campaign on-the-air and in venues across Sheffield, starting Monday 27 April 2009.

The Sheffield Live! Spring Appeal 2009 marks 18 months on-air as a full-time community radio service for Sheffield Live! 93.2 FM and celebrates World Press Freedom Day 2009 on 3 May.

Sheffield Live! volunteer programme makers and presenters will drop their usual schedule to broadcast a round-the-clock campaign for listener donations and support. The Sheffield Live! Spring 2009 Appeal is supported by local musicians and artists who will be performing at venues around Sheffield as well as donating music tracks to a Sheffield Live! digital compilation.

Sangita Basudev, Chief Executive of Sheffield Live! said: “This is the first time that Sheffield Live! has organised an on-air fundraising appeal of this kind. We have been delighted by the number of offers of help and assistance that have already come forward. We are just hoping the enormous goodwill there is towards our work will be translated into real contributions and support.”

Local musicians backing the appeal include Toddler T, Mark Stoney and Mim Suleiman. The Harley will host a Sheffield Live! Showcase of local bands on Wednesday 29 April while other activities include a Jazz night at the Riverside on Monday, a latin music night at Cubana on Tuesday and a bhangra music night at DQ on Thursday. On Saturday, 2 May, Sticky music collective will join forces with Sheffield Live!for a day long local music event at the Stockroom.

Sheffield Live! is a not-for-profit community organisation that provides media facilities, training and broadcast services in support of community voices and cultural diversity. The Sheffield Live! Spring 2009 Appeal aims to raise funds to support programme making of community benefit, media training for disadvantaged groups and the provision of public access media facilities.

Throughout the week, the Communities Live! team at Sheffield Live! will be broadcasting from the Winter Gardens, where members of the public can drop by and find out how to get involved.