This year’s Nether Edge Festival will feature Ukrainian virtuoso pianist Daria Golovchenko, who is rebuilding her career after fleeing the war in Ukraine. Golovchenko originally trained at Kharkiv University of Arts after discovering a passion for piano at the age of five. The concert is one among many diverse events that make up the Ninth Nether Edge Festival, running from 16 to 24 September. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Daria Golovchenko at a rehearsal for the event.
A new alliance of mental health providers and service users has been launched to improve the health and well-being of the people of Sheffield. The Synergy mental health alliance has more than 100 members including voluntary organisations, decision makers from the local authority, GP’s, and experts by lived experience working together to improves the lives of people with mental health issues. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor spoke to Rachel Siviter, independent chair of Synergy.
Pensioner, charity marathon runner and former boxer Ray Matthews of Rotherham has shared his memories in new book “Path to Success”. The publication narrates his early life and introduction to boxing as a means to combat bullying and goes on to tell his account of aspirations to complete multiple challenges. Among these, Matthews famously running seventy-five marathons in seventy-five days on his seventy-fifth birthday to raise £75,000 for charity. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield based charity, Autistics Children and Carers Together (ACCT) has been shortlisted for the public vote stage of the National Lottery funded People’s Projects and is calling for public support. The charity could win a vital grant of £70,000 to support its work with more than 500 children and their families in Sheffield. It offers activities and a supportive environment for autistic young people to relax and be themselves, developing confidence, social skills and making friends. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
An extraordinary Sheffield Council meeting last week to discuss the findings of the Lowcock Tree Inquiry into the Street Trees Dispute turned heated as questions were raised by former tree campaigners. Calvin Payne who was arrested in 2016 for protesting against the cutting down of thousands of trees across the city told Sheffied Live! he accepts the council’s apology over the felling of street trees and the treatment of campaigners but feels more accountability is needed. Baillor Jalloh reports.
Sheffielders were treated to a showcase of Ukrainian music and dance on Devonshire Green as hundreds filled up the Eurovision fan zone at the weekend. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield’s Peace Gardens hosted two days of celebrations with food and entertainment to mark the coronation of King Charles III. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
As part of Deaf Awareness Week, the RNID charity, which supports people with hearing difficulties, is calling for more support for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. The campaign aims to increase public awareness in the workp;ace and daily lfe about the nature of deafness and the communities, cultures, languages, and sign languages of deaf people. Sheffield Live! reporter Bailor Jalloh spoke to Teri Devine, director for inclusion at RNID.
An art exhibition displaying over 900 paintings submitted by students aged 5 to 18 years from 46 schools in Sheffield is on display at Central United Reformed Church on Norfolk Street. The annual Sheffield Young Artists Exhibition, established 20 years ago, is organised by Abbeydale Rotary Club. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to organiser Ken Marshall and student artist Liesha Barle.
Hillsborough-based charity S6 Foodbank has welcomed the new cost of living payment to help struggling families but say more support is needed. Speaking to Sheffield Live! Alison Wise said more help is needed for poor households as the number of people using their foodbank has rocketed in the last 12 months. Millions of people on means-tested benefits including Universal Credit and Tax Credit will receive the £301 instalment by mid-May or earlier. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!