Sheffield’s longest running community radio station, Sheffield Live! has joined a growing number of radio services available on DAB in Sheffield and Rotherham. The station was born over two decades ago as a weekend broadcast at Sharrow Festival. It was later awarded the first full-time FM community radio licence in Sheffield, launched in October 2007. It is also available online and now via the Shefcast Digital DAB platform. Sheffield Live! volunteers Graham Marshall, Julie Meese and Paul Lizzie spoke to reporter Baillor Jalloh.
Sheffield’s City Hall was the venue this week for a celebration of diverse cultures as part of Black History Month. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to event organiser Sahal Bareh.
Award winning social enterprise, Printed By Us, has opened a retail shop in Sheffield’s Orchard Square selling T-shrts, hoodies, mugs and other printed products to raise funds for homeless people. Printed by us is a not for profit organisation and [part of the Archer Project which helps homeless people find new opportunities and better living conditions. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to shop manager, Danielle Richard.
A national programme to help people get fit and active following the lockdown has arrived in Sheffield. Beat the Street challenges people, schools, workplaces and community groups to see how far they can walk, run, scoot, wheel or cycle in return for points and prizes. It also aims to encourage people to explore their local community anew and discover routes and areas they may not know. The programme is free to take part and open to all ages. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Natalie Grinvalds, the engagement coordinator for Beat the Street Sheffield.
The licence to operate the new digital audio broadcasting (DAB) service for Sheffield and Rotherham has been awarded to a partnership of community media organisations. Shefcast Digital promises to bring more than 20 new radio services to the DAB platform. Its founding partners include Sheffield Live, Link FM and Redroad FM. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Hafeas Rehman of Link FM.
RSPB Old Moor is working with Chol theatre and arts to bring to the stage memories and history of the Dearne Valley nature reserves. The RSPB are looking for people with an interest in local history and skills in interviewing and storytelling to volunteer as part of the Flock of Stories heritage project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Liz Harding of RSPB Old Moor and to Mandeep Sarma and Lauren Ash of Chol.
A demonstration in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement is being organised this Saturday in Sheffield by local activists. The vigil is being held in response to the murder by Minnesota police officers of George Floyd which has sparked protests across the USA and worldwide. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to organiser and activist Abdullah Okud.
Local politicians and community activists joined a rally at Fargate in solidarity with pro-democracy campaigners in Hong Kong. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Local charity b:friend, which aims to reduce social isolation among older people, held an open event Endcliffe park at the weekend to encourage volunteer befrienders. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield Carnival procession parade brought together hundreds of participants in its third year at Norfolk Heritage Park celebrating communities and diversity. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!