Sheffield social enterprise, Under The Stars, are celebrating a new generation of DJ talent. Newly trained DJs will be demonstrating their skills alongside other artists and music acts, including Sheffield legend DJ Pipes, as part of a collaboration with ‘Party for the People’. Under the stars is a social enterprise run by and for people with a learning disability and their friends.
South Yorkshire’s very own Ray Hearne visited the Sheffield Live! studios. As well as performing a couple of songs he spoke to us about his influences and what inspires him to write.
Natz from the Local Talent Show spoke to Philippa Hanna about current tour with Leona Lewis and upcoming projects.
This weekend is the start of Sheffield Design Week. Park Hill Flats is hosting the launch with activities, food and drink being available through the weekend. Some of the flats are open to the the public to see what renovation is taking place there.
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.
Hundreds of women filled up the Peace Gardens to join in the Break the Chain flash dance. The event has women all around the world joining together to fight against all violence against women every where and to celebrate the courage of survivors.
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.
Sugar Hill gang, The Buzzcocks and Billy Bragg are among the line up for this year’s Tramlines Festival.
An exhibition showcasing the work of young Sheffield Artists is on display at the Millennium Galleries in Sheffield.
Over three hundred people went to a free singing workshop at Sheffield City Hall this week.