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!
Young people from schools across Sheffield came together together at the weekend for the One Sheffield Many Cultures Festival at Barker’s Pool. The day of music, dance, gymnastics and family fun was organised by pupils from ten different Sheffield schools. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The student-run Inter Varsity Folk Dance Festival, which returns to Sheffield for the ninth time, was first launched in Leeds in 1951 and is the UK’s longest continually running folk festival. Followers of folk music and dance from across the country will get to enjoy the three day festival packed with workshops, performances, singarounds and dances. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Charlotte Robinson of the Sheffield University Ceilidh Society.
Sheffielders were twisting, jiving and foot-tapping this weekend as the Chance to Dance Festival took place across city centre locations. Dance performance in the streets, from Barker’s Pool to the Moor, included ballroom, tap dancing, ballet and belly dancing with the public invited to join in as well as watch. The event also featured the Sheffield Giants, War and Peace, who are celebrating 25 years since they were presented to the city in 1992.
The SheFest fringe festival was in full swing on the streets of Sheffield at the weekend with music, dance, fashion and workshops across the city. Inspired by International Women’s Day the city-wide festival ran throughout the week and culminated in a weekend of celebration of women and girls. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Dancing England 2017 brought together a host of traditional folk and dance groups to Sheffield City Hall at the weekend. The showcase concerts were originally held at the Derby Assembly Rooms from 1979 to 1987, curated by Phil Heaton and John Shaw, members of the Black Cap Sword Dancers and notable characters on the Nottingham and Derby folk scene. Heaton has now brought the event to the ballroom at Sheffield City Hall, in recognition of the city’s burgeoning folk scene. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Phil Heaton at the rehearsals.
Women, children and men gathered to dance in Sheffield Peace Gardens as part of the One Billion Rising global campaign to stop violence against women and girls. Since the campaign first launched in 2012, activists and supporters have performed the ‘Break the Chain’ dance to bring colour, movement and choreography to the One Billion Rising campaign. Participants, wearing black, red, pink and orange, joined thousands around the world participating in public dance events, interpreting words and music, by writers and musicians Tena Clerk and Tim Heintz, with the choreography of Debbie Allen. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
School sports are to benefit from new funding for football, boxing and dance through Sports FX South Yorkshire. Sports FX ambassador Howard Webb said: “The benefits are huge in terms of personal well being and health”. Interview now online at sheffieldlive.org