Sheffield’s Blowfish Theatre company will bring their latest production, Trump the Musical, to Theatre Deli in May, after touring in London, Birmingham and Manchester. The satirical show takes on US politics follows last year’s success with the company’s first production, Boris the Musicals. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to co-artistic director Laurence Peacock and actor David Bercot.
Hundreds took part in a march from Devonshire Green to Sheffield Town Hall as part of a national day of action to celebrate diversity and the contribution of migrants to British society. The “1 Day Without Us” campaign grew from an idea posted on social media by Sheffield author and journalist Matt Carr in response to the rise of xenophobia after the Brexit vote. It has grown into a national and international solidarity campaign with action groups in towns and cities across the UK. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Muslims in the UK have expressed disappointment at the latest tweet outburst from the US president which linked the rise in UK crime with ‘Islamic terror’. The Office for National Statistics has reported a thirteen per cent rise in recorded crime, with 5.2m offences recorded by police in the year to June. The report makes little mention of terrorism but does note increases in gun crime, knife crime and sexual offences. Recently released Home Office figures also show that hate crime reporting has soared. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Zameer Khan, secretary of Sheffield’s Madina Mosque.
A vigil was held outside Sheffield Town Hall to condemn the Charlottesville terror attack. Heather Hayes was killed and several others injured when a neo-nazi campaigner drove his car into a crowd of counter protesters. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Bookies favourite Judd Trump faced a surprise challenge from world number 54 Rory McLeod in the World Snooker Championship 2017. In an interview with Sheffield Live! on the eve of the tournament, Trump reflected on being the poster boy for the next generation, nights out in Sheffield, and the challenges of a big tournament. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
In this special edition of Talking Sheffield, Simon Thake analyzes what a Trump presidency will mean for the US, the UK and the world.
Protesters built a cardboard wall in Sheffield city centre as part of a demonstration against the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. Boxes were lined up in front of speakers outside Sheffield Town Hall to symbolise Trump’s plan for a border wall with Mexico. The gathering, organised by people and groups including Sheffield Stop the War Coalition, Stand Up To Racism and Black Lives Matter, was one of many similar protests across the world as the presidential inauguration got underway. Sham Powell reports for Sheffield Live!