Station News

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!

Age Better campaign to combat loneliness

The Age Better in Sheffield campaign, led by South Yorkshire Housing Association, is seeking to reduce isolation and loneliness among over 50s with a toolkit going out initially to 7,000 households in the Firth Park area. The kits are designed to encourage people to connect with one another, especially those who may feel isolated, and include information about activities and facilities as well as advice. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Hannah Thornton of Age Better in Sheffield.

Tramlines fringe set to rock the city

A packed music programme of fringe events is planned to run in parallel with this year’s Tramlines Festival at Hillsborough Park. A music stage on Devonshire Green will be among the highlights as bars and clubs across the city programme a weekend of live music. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Sheffield-based singer songwriter Caroline Francess.

Podcasts now available in one location

To get all our shows in one podcast you can use the URL:

https://web.sheffieldlive.org/podcastsubscribe

iTunes (Mac & Windows)

Click on “File” in the top left menu. Then select “Subscribe to Podcast…” from the dropdown and paste the feed URL. Click ok and voilà!

Podcasts App (iOS)

Tap the “My Podcasts” button on the bottom row of icons. Then hit the + button in the top left corner, and select “Add Podcast” from the pop up. Then you paste in the feed URL and hit subscribe.

Pocket Casts (iOSAndroid & Web)

Paste the URL of the feed into the search field and hit search. Done!

Overcast (iOS & Web)

Tap the + button in the top right like you normally would to add a podcast. Then tap “Add URL” in the top right, paste the feed URL and hit done!

Podcast Addict (Android)

Tap the + sign in the top right. Then choose”Add RSS Feed” and paste in the URL of the RSS feed. Tap “Add.”

Downcast (iOS & Mac)

Tap “Add” on the bottom bar, press “Add Podcast Manually” and in the “Feed” field paste the URL of the RSS feed. Then hit “Subscribe” in the top right.

Your podcasts should now be kept up to date and every show until you unsubscribe will be kept on your media player. Bear in mind our shows are usually 1 or 2 hours, so each show will use up 55mb to 110mb of your hard drive storage respectively. 

If you have any problems with the podcasts, please let us know on the feedback form at: http://web.sheffieldlive.org/website.

Sheffield Live! Community Business Weekend Open Day

Sheffield Live! is holding an Open Day event, 12-5pm, Friday 6th October to celebrate Community Business Weekend.

The second annual Community Business Weekend organised by Power to Change will be taking place from 5th-8th October 2017. The event celebrates the 7000 community businesses across England in local hands. Sheffield Live! is proud to be a local community business and to join the celebrations we will be opening our doors to invite local people to come and see what we do and how.

Invite your family, colleagues, friends and neighbours via the Sheffield Live! Facebook events page.

Drop in anytime between midday and 5pm at 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX. We’ll give you a tour of the Sheffield Live! TV and radio studio. There will be a chance see our ‘green screen’ multi-camera TV studio in action, meet the Sheffield Live! team and find out more about what we have going on here at Sheffield Live! HQ and how you can get involved.

For more info email nicole@sheffieldlive.org

Sheffield Fayre goers enjoy the sun

Thousand of people flocked to Norfolk Heritage Park for the 16th annual Sheffield Fayre. The bank holiday crowds were not disappointed as the sun came out for the free event with attractions ranging from fairground rides and food to a blooming horticultural show, crafts, games and market stalls. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Milk Teeth – The Plug [27/07/2017]

It’s rare that you can leave a gig feeling that you have, in a strange way,  made friends with the band after they’ve left the stage, despite not having a conversation with them.  The four piece is made up of (in alphabetical order!) Becky Blomfield, Billy Hutton, Chris Webb and Oli Holbrook and each soul on stage emanated this wonderful feeling of positivity, and through their themes of Being Nice and Owning Your Okayness, it’s almost as if you are getting a lyrically hug from the band and feel that you are in an environment where you can let your guard down and just be yourself. 

Despite some technical difficulties, Milk Teeth held the crowd by being completely endearing and radiating positive energy in the light of something that could have caused other bands to “get the face on”. A few jokes from the drummer Oli Holbrook sent ripples of chortles and I think perhaps some non-malicious eye rolling through the crowd.

The show was just brilliant and it left us at The Plug dying for more, I think it’s fair to say that we were surprised when the band left the stage and the lights came on! More Milk Teeth would have been the only thing that would have improved a practically perfect performance.

The group absolutely ooze the potential to be something massive and I have the utmost confidence that they will be.

Becky Blomfield is absolute power house, and a great role model for both men and women. Her incredibly interesting article Interesting article HERE from back in 2016 just shows that there is still a lot of work to do in the music industry.

Milk Teeth’s new EP “Be Nice” is available to buy now from here: http://shop.roadrunnerrecords.co.uk/uk/be-nice-vinyl-ep.html

You can follow the band on Twitter/Facebook – @MILKTEETHPUNXhttps://www.facebook.com/milkteethpunx/

Thanks as well the The Plug for putting on a great show and all of their hard work.  The Plug in Sheffield puts on a huge variety of shows and also club nights. Check them out https://www.the-plug.com/events-and-tickets.

 

Tramlines Festival returns for ninth year

Tramlines Festival returned to Sheffield for the ninth year this weekend with top-billed artists including Toots and the Maytals, All Saints and The Libertines. The city-wide urban music festival featured top artists across five main stages including at Ponderosa Park and Devonshire Green, with a host of fringe events in Sheffield’s pubs and clubs. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Stannington comes together for community carnival

Fine weather brought huge crowds to the annual Stannington Carnival, a community-led celebration which has been a summer fixture for over 20 years. With music including Stannington Mixed Choir, Stannington Brass Band and the Old Friends Folk Bank, the traditional village carnival provided a diversity of family entertainment from the Scrufts Fun Dog Show to street dance performance, archery and face painting. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!