Sheffield gears up for Migration Matters Festival

Migration Matters Festival is set to return to Sheffield on Friday with its biggest line up to date for this year’s Refugee Week. The annual festival, now into its fourth year, features local, national and international acts celebrating the positive impact of migration in the city and the UK. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Nether Edge Festival underway

The opening event for Nether Edge Festival 2018 was held at the Common Ground Community Centre with music, dance, face-painting, arts and crafts activities. The festival, into its fourth year and taking place at various venues in Nether Edge, runs until 23 September. Baillor Jalloh reports fo Sheffield Live!

Film festival marks Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transforming Cinema film festival is being held at venues across Sheffield this weekend to coincide with Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday, 20 November. The film festival, produced by E.D.E.N Film Productions, brings together speaker events and films on trans issues and productions from the LGBTQ community. Transgender Day of Remembrance, is an annual memorial to those murdered as a result of trans-phobia, and highlights the violence faced by the transgender community. In Sheffield there will be a vigil at 6pm in Hallam Square. Shamaan Freeman-Powell spoke to festival organiser Claire Watkinson of E.D.E.N. Film production and film producer Taylor Le Fin.

Yorkshire writers reflect on regions sporting downturn

Sports writer Anthony Clavane, author of ‘A Yorkshire Tragedy: The Rise and Fall of a Sporting Powerhouse’ was in conversation at the Off the Shelf Literary Festival. Barnsley poet and broadcaster Ian McMillan interviewed Anthony Clavane earlier this week in a special festival session reflecting on the region’s sporting performance over the last twenty years. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke with the two writers.

Yarnstormers decorate Nether Edge trees

Nether Edge Festival got under way with a ‘yarnstorming’ session as local artist Lynn Carruthers led Nether Edge locals through the streets to decorate the trees with woollen patterns. The family festival, celebrating the community of Nether Edge, is now in its second year and features events ranging from ceildhis to cricket matches, wildlife talks and musical performance. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Comedian puts new spin on urban wind turbines

Local artist and comedian Chella Quint is hosting a series of workshops on wind turbines as part of Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind. The festival is a celebration of ideas, culture and collaboration between academics and professionals from Sheffield’s cultural, creative and digital industries. The activities and events are free and open to the public. Quint, who has been working in collaboration with Sheffield University, is a passionate turbine spotter. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Festival of words prepares for 25th year in Sheffield

Sheffield’s ‘Off the Shelf’ literature festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this autumn. Starting in October, this year’s festival programme is wide ranging, with over 200 events for all ages and described by organisers as “bursting with innovation, creativity, authenticity and life”. Sheffield Live! reporter Shamman Freeman-Powell met with Off the Shelf organisers and authors and heard of taste of what’s in store.