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Public sector workers protest

public sector workers protest

Today saw public sector workers protest over pay, pensions and cuts. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out nationally to take part in rallies and marches as part of a day of strike action by public service unions. Thousands attended the Sheffield event on what was a very warm, sunny day. Here’s an interview with Tim Roache […]

Digital lab video tour

digital lab video tour

Fancy a tour of Access Space, Sheffield’s longest-running open digital lab? Sheffieldist has just produced a short video hosted by CEO James Wallbank that provides a full nosey around Access Space. Access Space is usually open 11am to 7pm from Tuesday to Saturday and folk can drop in to find out more, and even get a live […]

Sheffield Space for Cycling Ride event

space for cycling

With Sheffield’s roads increasingly congested with motorised traffic, is there enough space for cycling? Saturday May 17th sees a bike event hitting the city’s streets. Sheffield Space for Cycling Ride will assemble between 10.30 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Barker’s Pool. Emma Metcalfe of Space For Cycling Ride told Sheffieldist, “We’d like to get as many people on bikes as possible to […]

Top drawer cutlery talk at Portland Works

cutlery talk at Portland Works

There’s a talk this Thursday at Portland Works about Sheffield’s involvement in the evolution of cutlery design. Paul Iseard, of the Famous Sheffield Shop, will discuss ‘A Brief History of Sheffield’s Involvement with the Making of Cutlery’. If you fancy supporting one of the city’s greatest assets – this is Portland Work’s 100th anniversary year! – and learning […]

Winter Garden Wonderland undersold?

Winter Garden snooker interviews

The BBC is currently in residence at Sheffield Winter Garden as World Championship snooker takes place in the nearby Crucible Theatre. But what about the rest of the year? It’s a great credit to Sheffield that the snooker competition returns each April to the city, bringing with it global attention and international kudos. No doubt some much-needed income is also generated. But […]

Farmers Market interviews

farmers market

Sheffield’s nearby countryside means a farmers market is can usually be found somewhere in or beyond the city centre. On the fourth Thursday of every month, there’s a farmers market held on the Moor. Many others also take place around the city suburbs and well beyond. Sure, they aren’t the cheapest places to buy food, but they’re perfect if you like to sample […]

Bolam at 50 retrospective

Bolam at 50

Where better to launch “Bolam at 50″ than at Access Space? Richard Bolam has been a creative for over 40 years. Bolam at 50 is an arts exhibition steeped in technology, used either to create artwork that’s printed onto paper or to display it electronically. Yesterday, on his 50th birthday, Bolam commenced his year-long programme of exhibitions and events celebrating a life’s […]

Kelham Island in pictures

Kelham Island shop

Whether at a loose end on your own or seeking a treat for the kids, Kelham Island Museum is worth a few hours to visit. Possibly one of Sheffield’s most impressive heritage sites, the museum provides a fascinating resource in which to explore the city’s 19th and early 20th Century industrial history. And it’s not just old photos and dusty […]

Frost program

jonathan Frost

Jonathan Frost owns a small IT support business based in Fulwood. He found time for a quick chat about his relationship with Sheffield … Are you a Sheffielder or an incomer? I was born in Dulwich, South London, and moved to Sheffield 18 years ago, following my wife as she started a new job at Sheffield High […]

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