Opinions from the people of Sheffield

Review: Inspiral Carpets at The Leadmill

Despite not being the only big name from the Madchester music scene in the 1980s and 90s, Oldham’s own Inspiral Carpets are veterans to the alternative rock scene of the time, having links with the Happy Mondays and Stone Roses, they are truly influential British legends.

Their Leadmill gig on 6th December saw fans young and old gather together to celebrate an extraordinary act. It was a flawless gig with a killer combination of old and new tracks, giving everybody something to love.

After seeing the Happy Mondays a year ago this month, there was a distinctive contrast between the two groups despite coming from just around the corner from each other. It was very evident throughout the Mondays gig that these guys had hit it hard over the last 30 years. In contrast, no spark had been lost from the Inspirals, a perfect sound and charismatic performance that sounded as enthused and energetic as I imagine it had done the first time they were on stage.

An unbeatable blending of dance and indie that made standing still impossible. The new single Spitfire should be purchased by anybody with any taste immediately.

College construction begins

Sheffield City College have started work on a new Technical, Engineering and Design Centre on their Olive Grove site.  The project which is called TED is aiming to make Sheffield the place to come to if you want to study any of the three disciplines.

Man with pram a Sheffield Star

John Burkhill has had thousands of people signing a petition to get him a  star on the Walk of Fame outside Sheffield Town Hall.  The man with a pram met Jennifer Dunstan, who started the campaign, for the first time when they were both interviewed by Sheffield Live!  The 38 degrees petition is now heading towards seven thousand signatures.

Build your own home

Sheffield City Council are offering information and advice about how to build your own home.  It is hoped that this will go some of the way to solving the housing shortage in the City.

Jessica speaks out against Ched Evans return

Jessica Ennis-Hill has become the latest star to say that she will not lend her name to Sheffield United if they give Ched Evans a contract. The Blades have a stand named after the Olympic Gold medalist. Ched Evans was convicted of rape and has been training at the United Ground.