The ‘Recover Street Film Festival’ has been to a number of cities, showcasing short films showing how people have recovered from addictions. The festival aims to raise awareness of drug and alcohol related problems. But instead of showcasing the films in a cinema, they were screened on Fargate. Shoppers were invited to grab a pair of headphones and watch the videos.
Thousands of cyclists took to the streets of Sheffield to celebrate the first anniversary of the Grand Depart. Cote de Wincobank saw people cycling up the steepest part of the Tour circuit. While others took a 8 kilometer route around the City Centre.
Sheffield Pride is taking place at the Sheffield Students’ Union at the University of Sheffield. the festival will have various activities, music, and food and drink . Pride is hoping to re start the local gay scene in Sheffield.
This is Learning Disability Week and things kicked off in Sheffield with a game of football in Bakers Pool. Mencap and Sheffield Wednesday put on the event which encouraged everybody to have a go at playing football together.
Local Graphic artists are exhibiting their works in the Winter Gardens. They are gaining qualifications while on work placement here in Sheffield.
The Rathayatra Festival was celebrated in Sheffield for the second year running. The Hindu Festival original believed to be 5,000 years old, has the deities, Lord Jagannatha and his sister Subhdara and brother Balabhadra travelling through the streets on Chariots so that the wider public gets a chance to see them. Lord Jagannatha is one of the representations of Lord Krishna. When the British first saw the Festival they were said to be so over awed by the size of the Chariots that the name Jagannatha became the root of the word Juggeranaut in English.
The National Emergency Services Museum held a 999 funday on The Moor. The day included showing people road safety skills and an inflatable smoke house which helped people learn how to get out of a fire situation safely.
The people of Sheffield tell us what Easter means to them.
An event showcasing women artists, enterprises and organisations was held at the Town Hall to celebrate International Women’s Day in Sheffield.
The Chinese new year starts on Thursday but the celebrations have already began with the dance of the Dragon being performed outside Sheffield Town Hall.