Street Film Festival raises awareness of addictions

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.

4 July is Sheffield Pride Day.

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.

Hindu Festival of Chariots celebrated in Endlciffe Park

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.

999 Funday held at The Moor

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.