London 2012 silver medalist Will Bayley says he will take anybody on at table tennis at National Paralympic Day. He got his first table when he was diagnosed with cancer at the age of seven. He is aiming for gold in Rio next year.
A meeting calling for Sheffield to unite against fascism and racism is taking place in the centre of town. The meeting has local, national and international speakers at it.
Recycle Bikes is a not for profit, one stop shop for people who are interested in bikes, they recycle old ones, loan bikes out and also donate bikes to projects across Africa. You can learn basic road and maintenance skills and get spare parts for your vintage bike.
A turf cutting ceremony was held to celebrate construction work beginning on an extension to the Hillsborough College which will be specialising in Journalism and the creative industries.
Fifty two fire arms, including a pair of black powder muskets, have been handed in to the police as a result of a twelve day firearm amnesty in South Yorkshire. Over 600 rounds of ammunition were also given up.
Young people from Barnsley got the chance to make and programme robots from scratch alongside Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro at Sheffield Centre for Robotics. Professor Ishiguro is famous for making cutting edge, human like robots in his own image.
What a treat it was to see Bob Golding’s portrayal of one half of the duo Morecambe and Wise who became the Nation’s favourite funnymen in a partnership lasting some 43 years, write Sheffield Live!’s Paul Gregory and Kevin Resley.
A one man show forged in the West End and brought to Sheffield for an all too brief visit, well suited to the Lyceum stage, it showed the development of Eric Morecambe from a “lanky-shire” lad to comedy genius.
Brilliantly written by Tim Withnall, Directed by Paul Hendy and produced by Gary Morecambe, the one-man show incorporated Ernie Wise “Little Ern” by way of clever use of a puppet. So well integrated as the diminutive straight man it was easy to accept and contributed much to the performance.
Touching on his mother’s guidance and support, it charts the beginning and end of the partnership through war, setbacks and the vagaries of showbiz to the heights of a career where over 28 million watched their Christmas special.
Touching, funny, engaging and totally believable as Eric, Bob Golding had the audience singing the pair’s theme tune “Bring me Sunshine.”
Fantastic and you couldn’t see the join. Pure sunshine from start to finish!
- Morecambe is also on this evening (Weds 9 April) – details and tickets
- Paul also reviewed Morecambe during today’s Communities Live show (every weekday, noon to 1pm)