Following the success of Special Olympics 2017 GB National Summer Games, Sheffield Council hosted a lunch reception to congratulate the athletes and their coaches. During the week long event some 2,600 athletes with intellectual disabilities took part in various sporting events across the city. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Next week marks 20 years since the release of The Full Monty, the low budget film set in Sheffield about former steelworkers who decided to put on a male strip show. The film went on to make millions at the international box office and created stars of many of the cast members including Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed visited the site of one of the iconic Full Monty scenes where he met with members of the Unite the union Brass Band who featured in the film.
The 70th anniversary of the creation of the state of Pakistan was celebrated in Sheffield with an Independence Day party in Barker’s Pool. The anniversary recalls the partition of India following the end of the British Raj and the declaration of Pakistan as an independent state. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to event organiser Nasar Raoof and singer-songwriter Ahmad Hussain.
Sharrow Festival brought people together for another day of celebration with music, games, street art, food, campaign stalls and more. The popular community festival has been running for nearly 20 years and is known for its diversity of cultures and participation. Abdul Basith reports for Sheffield Live!
The Sheffield City Giants, War and Peace, were among the stars at a folk dance and music celebration outside Sheffield Town Hall. Traditional folk dance groups took to the streets to showcase their moves for the St George’s Day weekend display. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Events and activities for Black History Month are being organised in Sheffield as part of an international celebration. The month recognises the contribution of Black and ethnic minorities in Britain to cultural, political, social and economic life. Black History Month has been celebrated in Sheffield since 1997 though its origins date back to the United States in the 1920s. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Vena Truscoft, director of SYAC.
A tree has been planted to celebrate 30 years of Sheffield being twinned with Esteli a town in Nicaragua.
The Freedom Riders are fighting for the return of free travel for pensioners. Two of the protesters were arrested earlier on this year and were due in court today. The protest turned in to a celebration as it was announced last week that charges were being dropped.