Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre is preparing to host the city’s first Spirit of Africa Festival over the weekend of 26 to 27 October. The two day event will showcase local and African culture, arts and musical talent with headliners including Nigeria’s Seun Kuti and British born Akala. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
More than 80 young people from across Sheffield joined a festival of sport at the weekend bringing together some of the city’s most disadvantaged communities. The event, a collaboration between several city-wide organisations and hosted at Sheffield University’s Goodwin Centre, featured a 5-aside football tournament, BMXing, grafitti workshops and film-making. The multi-sport festival was designed to give young people a chance to learn new skills and to improve links between communities. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Thousands of revellers enjoyed the Fringe at Tramlines free festival with live performances on Devonshire Green and in venues across the city. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A packed music programme of fringe events is planned to run in parallel with this year’s Tramlines Festival at Hillsborough Park. A music stage on Devonshire Green will be among the highlights as bars and clubs across the city programme a weekend of live music. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Sheffield-based singer songwriter Caroline Francess.
Hundreds attended the Sharrow Festival at the weekend as festival goers celebrated its 21st anniversary. The community event features multiple stages for music and dance, crafts and campaign stalls, and activities including five-a-side football and a graffiti zone. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The festival of the outdoors is back in Sheffield with three days of action and adventure. The event will be held across city centre locations including the Peace Gardens, Tudor Square, Millennium Square and the Winter Gardens. Azz Mohamed reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield’s International Documentary Film Festival has drawn to a close with thousands of festival goers enjoying the week of events, industry talks, exhibitions and films including several UK premieres. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Doc/Fest director Liz McIntyre.
Thousands enjoyed the sunshine at Sheffield’s fifteenth annual Peace in the Park Festival. The event, held in the Ponderosa Park in Netherthorpe, aims to bring people together to celebrate different cultures and to promote peace and harmony. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Final preparations are underway for the Tenth Tramlines Festival which will be taking place in parks and venues across Sheffield. Azz Mohammed spoke to Alex Deadman from Tramlines.
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.