An exhibition about homelessness brought new perspectives through multimedia artworks. The Black Eye Project collaborated with the Archer Project to create the event at Sheffield Cathedral. Sheffield Live! reporter, Isabelle Goodhand spoke to Jim Lobley, Creative Director of the Black Eye Project.
The Centre for Equity & Inclusion at the University of Sheffield has launched a new programme for post-graduate researchers of minority backgrounds. The scheme offers training workshops, mental health and wellbeing support, and mentoring opportunities. Now in its second year, the research hub seeks to enhance the university experience for post-graduates of colour, while challenging racism within and beyond higher education. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Wilko shops are to close across the UK tis weekend after the company went into administreation in August and failed to find a buyer. Employees at the high street chain’s store in Sheffield spoke to Sheffield Live! of their disappointment, describing the closure as “the end of an era”. Baillor Jalloh reports.
Sheffield’s “Man with The Pram”, John Burkhill, is one of the finalists for the Pride of Britain Fundraiser Award. The announcement comes after Burkhill reached his goal earlier this year of raising £1 million for charity. Well-known in Sheffield, he is a familiar sight with an iconic green wig and pushing a pram, with a charity bucket, around the city centre streets. He hopes to win the award for Macmillan Cancer Support, the charity for which he has been fundraising since the loss of his wife, who died of cancer in 1992. Isabelle Goodhand reports for Sheffield Live!
The brutal coup d’etat in Chile on 11 September 1973 left thousands dead, many more in exile, and overthrew Salvador Allende’s democratically-elected government. Sheffield is among the cities that gave sanctuary to Chilean refugees. The Chilean community and friends held a march and rally on Saturday. Sheffield Live! reporter Steve Buckley spoke to organiser Maria Vasquez-Aguilar of the Chile Solidarity Network Sheffield.
Sheffield based social enterprise, Motion Exercise CIC, has launched a new digital platform for activity coordinators working with care home residents. With the support of Sheffield City Trust the company has launched Motion Wellbeing designed to enhance physical and mental wellbeing through exercise. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Ella Hopkins, CEO of Motion Exercise.
Universal Robots, the world’s largest collaborative robot company, has opened in Sheffield its first UK hub. The new hub will help UK manufacturers benefit from collaborative automation, where robotic devices work alongside human workers. The Sheffield hub will house offices and a showroom where the latest technology and applications will be demonstrated. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Mark Gray, manager for Universal Robots in the UK & Ireland.
The Women of the World Festival is returning to Rotherham on 10 June for its second year running, with a packed programme of events. Organisers hope this year’s festival will be more extraordinary, captivating audiences with workshops, talks, performances, film screenings and pop-ups. The aim of the event is to celebrate women, girls, and non-binary people at a safe place. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Noor Salih, community producer for Women of the World.
A new alliance of mental health providers and service users has been launched to improve the health and well-being of the people of Sheffield. The Synergy mental health alliance has more than 100 members including voluntary organisations, decision makers from the local authority, GP’s, and experts by lived experience working together to improves the lives of people with mental health issues. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor spoke to Rachel Siviter, independent chair of Synergy.
BBC radio journalists in Sheffield and other parts of England have been on strike with a 48 hour walk out in a dispute over cuts to local radio services. The BBC wants its 39 local stations to share more programmes as part of a plan to modernise services and reduce costs across England. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to BBC journalist Kate Linderholm.