A vibrant and much loved Community Festival in a culturally diverse area of Sheffield




SHARROW FESTIVAL 2015 POSTPONED DUE TO EXPECTED BAD WEATHER: Rescheduled for Saturday 22nd August.

OFFICIAL PROGRAMME 

Sharrow Free Multicultural Festival is back at the earlier date of 13th June this year in Mount Pleasant Park, with a special covered Community Stage running till 6pm for the first time, the return of the very successful Climbing Wall; a fantastic music line up; a wonderful mix of global foods to try; a huge variety of stalls; kids activities; Wildstyles, a bigger hiphop jam in the all weather pitch and of course the great Sharrow public, enjoying itself. We also welcome Peace In The Park who will be bringing their own event, 'Little Peaces' to the festival this year.

Meanwhile we have created some great events for our Sharrow Festival Fringe Programme, running from Friday 5th June to Saturday 20th June including, for the first time the Sharrow Festival Film Night on June 6th.

COMMUNITY STAGE 12.00 – 6.00pm

The Community Stage is programmed by Trevor Tomlin and compered by the irrepressible MC Nige. The programme will include a wide variety of performances that reflect and celebrate the diversity of Sheffield.

MC Nige presents...
12-12.10 Lewis Rushton and Ciara Parkinson +
1.05-1.15 Claw/ Vexpression + 5.55-6.00 Jack the Lad

Short 5 minute performances during the afternoon from some very talented local people.

12.30-1.00 Isembard's Wheel
A hard-working folk band, delivering original material to a high standard and always a hit with crowds who like rowdy, stomp-your-feet folk.

1.35-2.05 Early Cartographers
Unique folk multi-instrumentalists as seen at Peace In The Park 2014 and Sharrow Folk Festival.  

2.10-2.15 Mulembas D'Africa Dancers
Mulembas is African roots, simplicity transmitted in dance.

2.20-2.30 Bella Shimmy

Fantastic belly dance.

 

2.50-3.20 Clara Pandy
A five-piece band that playing mixture of alternative rock & 'cheeky indie pop'.

3.25-3.45 Nycha Dance
Nycha Dance Creations is a dance company that celebrates: style, imagination and creativity through the expression of dance for the very young upwards.  

4.05-4.35 SUSHI

Return of the funky band from last year's festival - in their latest groovy incarnation!  

4.40-5.00 Son De America
A visual and choreographic treat featuring dance from all over Latin America (including Mexico, Chile and Nicaragua) as seen at Mardi Gras 2015.

5.20-5.50 The Soul Organisation
Massive eight-piece brass-driven soul dance band keeping the faith of Motown and Northern Soul alive.
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MUSIC STAGE 1.00 – 8.00 pm

Papa Al (JuJu Club) returns with a great programme of music treats
reflecting the great talent and diversity of the Sheffield music scene,together with a few guests from further afield.  

1.00–1.20 pm Bongo Bert & Sofia
Bongo Bert, the Sharrow troubadour with a Sofia, a new voice in town 

1.35 – 2.00pm Kath Auto
Alternative electro indie trio  

2.20 – 2.45 The Mango Rescue Team
Pink flamingoes and percussive pineapples: everything hot and tropical  

3.00 – 3.25 Hot Diamond Aces
Super tight funk and afrobeat with a dynamo rhythm section and blistering brass. 

3.40 – 4.05 The Unscene
Acoustic reggae, folk and soul from one of the best acts currently in Sheffield  

4.25 – 4.55 Bell Hagg Orkestar
From Odessa, across the Balkans and over the Carpathians come The Bell Hagg Orkestar to delight, entertain and make you dance

5.10 – 5.35 Malarkey Affair
The roots sound of Sheffield pop 

5.35 – 5.50 Romano Jilo
Great young dancers from Sheffield's Roma Community  

5.55-6.25 Black Thorn
Young and energetic 4-piece with a catchy new-wave folk sound 

6.45 – 7.15 Steel City Rhythm
Politically conscious Reggae with heavy dub breaks, blazing brass lines, funk grooves and soaring vocals. 


7.30 – 8.00 Truly Apparent
Sheffield's premier reggae band, playing roots, rocksteady and  lover's rock
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SHARROW OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY AT THE CREMORNE:

Down to the Cremorne on London Road as soon as the music stage finishes for a wild and wonderful end to the day with more live music
including SUSHI & THE UNSCENE, DJs Duncan The Emperor Bling, Papa Al (JuJu Club)|, Mr. Meerkat (Dubcentral) and Fatta (Dubcentral) to entertain and excite. Suggested donation of £3 at the door towards next year's festival.  

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THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR AT THE FESTIVAL

WORKSHOPS
Free drumming and Street dance workshops every hour. Come
along and enjoy learning a new skill
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FIVE-A-SIDE FOOTBALL WITH FOOTBALL UNITES RACISM DIVIDES
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LIVE RADIO BROADCAST AT ThE FESTIVAL WITH SHEFFIELD LIVE ON 93.2FM
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RETURN OF THE CLIMBING WALL
The children loved it last year, so we've brought it back to encourage young would climbers
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WELCOME TO THE STEEL CITY ROCKERS BBOY CREW WITH THEIR WILDSTYLES EVENT
They have teamed up with the Chillfoo Front (sounds) and Marco (paint jam) to create one big hiphop party with all the elements in one jam: graffiti, mc's, djing and breakin'.
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PEACE IN THE PARK AT SHARROW FESTIVAL
The Peace in the Park crew are delighted to be joining Sharrow
Festival with a double bill of PitP fun lined up for Saturday 13th June. During the day we'll be setting up our yellow tent in Mount Pleasant Park for a mini-pop-up Peace in the Park aka... Little Peaces!  Expect the Patches of Peace craft workshops, activities and fun games for kids (big and small) and maybe even an impromptu Bollywood dance workshop plus a whole lot more...Peace in the Park by Day - the Sheffield free festival that everybody knows and loves will return on 11th June 2016., and on the 20th their night time fundraiser event (see Fringe Programme)
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SHARROW FESTIVAL FRINGE
FRIDAY 5TH  – SATURDAY 20TH JUNE  

Lots of events, activities and exhibitions going off in and around Sharrow  

EVENTS  

Friday 5th June at The Cremorne, London Road, S2 4LH.
*New Grooves* fundraiser for Amnesty International featuring Dead Badgers (live), Dead Slow Hoot (live), DJ Papa Al, DJ Parrot Beats. 8.00 pm  

Saturday 6th
June at The Old Sharrow Junior School, Southview Rd, S7 1DB. The Sharrow Festival Film Night, screening of a fine selection of short films (see box for details) plus bar and DJs Papa Al plus friends. Doors 7.30 pm, show starts 8.00pm. £5 entry.  

Sunday 7th June
at Regather, Club Garden Road, S11 8BU. The Big Lunch. The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours annually on the first Sunday in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun. BBQ lunch, DJs, music and a relaxing Sunday afternoon for the whole family, plus free massages from the
Lush team. Free entry12 – 8pm. http://www.thebiglunch.com/www.regather.net

Monday 8th June
at 7:15p at Hagglers Corner, Queens Road, S2 4DU. Keith James performs the songs of Nick Drake.  Tickets £8 from http://www.wegottickets.com  

Tuesday 9th June at Cafe 9, Nether Edge Road, 7 1RU.
'Pete Dangerous Surrealistic Quiz meets Steve's Subjective Pop Quiz'  a quiz like no other. Entry from 7.30 quiz starts at 8.00pm.  

Wed 10th June at Queen's Social Club, S2 4DG, Refugee
Rhythms featuring King Lacoons Flying Swordfish Band, Mango Rescue Team and Lazuli. All profits to Assist Charity (supporting homeless asylum seekers). Door 8.30 pm, tickets £5 from New Roots shoP or online from Party For The People.  

Saturday 13th June 'The Official Sharrow Festival
Afterparty at the Cremorne. With live music, djs and festival fever. 8Pm till late. Suggested donation £3 towards next year's festival.  

Sunday 14th June at Harland Works, John Street, S2 4QU.
Free yoga taster class with Zag Yoga in the 'Zagyoga' Iyengar Yoga Studio. 10.00am Book your place zagyoga@gmail.com or call Monica
07597129471 All welcome.  

Sunday 14th June at Harland Works. Harland Works Family
Sunday. Two hours of Lego, animation, art and gardening activities for all the family. £5 per child. 2 – 4pm. Pay on the door, or book online www.harlandworks.co.uk  

Sunday 14th June: 10.30 am  Craft & Nature Walk in The General
Cemetery. Learn about the Cemetery's varied nature through a guided walk and fun crafts. Suitable for children and families. Meet at The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, S11 8NT. (Check at www.gencem.org to
confirm event)  

Tuesday 16th June at The Old Crown Inn, London Rd, S2 4LE Slam Poetry with your host Stan Skinny and a cash prize for the winner. Doors 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm start, come all ye poets and slam your stuff.  

Tuesday 16th June at Highfield Trinity Church, London Road, 7-9pm: Highlights from Sharrow History

A talk, then walk by Brian Holmshaw, local historian (please wear weather appropriate clothing. Phone or text 07845 265547 for details or emailbrian.holmshaw@btinternet.com

Saturday 20th June at Hagglers Corner, Cirque De Sharrow .

Our humongous  final event with live bands Bison, Bell Hagg Orkestar plus more tbc, The Grand Sharrow Fringe Cabaret hosted by Stan Skinny and Circus Performances through the night. Doors 8pm – 2am tickets £6 from Airy Fairy (London Road), The Rude Shipyard (Abbeydale Road), The Old Junior School (Southview Road) and Golden Harvest (Cambridge Street).  

Saturday 20th June Heeley Festival including the Heeley Farm Stage featuring Bell Hagg Orkestar Steel City Rhythm, Danny Landau Band, Juxtamahpigeon, Bonetti & The Unscene (tbc) with stalls, food, beer, music and fun. Stage runs from 12 – 8pm.   

 

EXHIBITIONS  

Sat 13th June & Monday 15th – Friday 19th
June : *Holy Ground*. An exhibition of local art at Highfield Trinity Church. We all have places that are special to us; our own personal  'Holy Ground'. What is your interpretation? Art of all kinds will be welcome: painting, poetry, sculpture, needlework, installations, music, memorabilia. Drop off your work between 10 am and 7 pm on Wed 10th June at Highfield Trinity Church (where London Road meets Abbeydale Road in Sharrow). To find out more please contact Peter Egginton: egginton298@btinternet.com or 07830 279657  

Friday 6th June to Saturday 20th at the Old Sharrow Junior School. The *Love Sharrow Exhibition*. Artwork that reflects and reminds us of what Sharrow represents.  

SESSIONS  

Friday 6th June to Saturday 20th at St. Mary's Church, Timebuilders provides food projects, social events, skill share groups and environmental projects. To find out more about opportunities available each week come and chat to a member of the Timebuilder's team at our Drop-in, every Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs from 10 to 11 am in the St. Mary's Cafe or visit
https://timebuilders.wordpress.com.

 

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SHARROW FESTIVAL FILM NIGHT  

Sharrow Festival Film Night
on Saturday 6th June at the Old Sharrow Junior School. Sharrow Festival Fringe has teamed up with South Yorkshire Film-makers Network to bring you a night of amazing short films, including four music films from the latest  ground-breaking 2Weeks 2Make It Film Competition. Doors 7.30 pm, show starts 8.00pm. Bar and DJ Papa Al's Global Mishmash after the show. £5 entry.

Featuring:  

Barry's Bar by Davy Charles 2015 -  the madcap antics of Bison

A Day In The Life
Dir. Nathan Gibson 2013 – made in the style of Vertov's 'Man With a Movie Camera' to celebrate Now Then magazine's fourth birthday.

Sibylline Winds
Dir. Steven Corton 2013 – revealing the positive future effect of renewables on the UK landscapes.

Comedienne Dir.
Tom Pickering 2014 – a reclusive 18 year old dreams of being a stand up comedian

Walk Away
by Team Acoustic Wave – The Verals music video of Sharrow Festivals favourite young rock trio, runner up in the Audience Awards at 2015 2Weeks 2Make It Competition  

Interval  

Beringuana  by Team Smee Hee – The Mango Rescue Team

music video  pink flamingoes, percussive pineapples and latin tropiganza.

The Myths of Byephobia
by Eden Films – Comical skit on our assumptions about bisexuality

That Were Then Dir.
Jake Richardson 2014 – Ralph's memories of life and the family's shock when he brought Karla, a German bride back to Sheffield after the World War 2.

Paper Chase
Dir. Alex Coates 2014 – Local bully Jake's attempts to thwart Nathan's dream romance

Stoneface
Dir. Rob Speranza 2014 – a portrait of Sheffield sculptor Andrew Vickers known as Stoneface.

Black or White

Dir. Debbie Howard 2007 (tbc) – Award winning documentary looking at how a three year old white girl relates to the same simple questions as a black male asylum seeker.

Haloumi  

Dir. John
Hornsby 2015 - 4.34 The Balkan Bandits music video with accordeons, coffins and
Balkanmania.

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BIG THANKS TO ALL OUR HELPERS AND
SUPPORTERS  

Timebuilders (for magnificent support this year and last), Sharrow Ward Green Party, Sharrow
Ward Labour Party, Highfield Trinity Church, Sheffield Town Trust, Sharrow Community Forum, The Cremorne, Hagglers Corner, The Royal Standard, The Old Crown Inn, Yellow Arch Studios, The Harley, June Burke (Sheffield City Council), Sharrow Today, Chloe Ann Fearn (The Harley), Chris Cool Beans Arnold, Angelina Abel, Nisha Lall, Marco, John Chillout Simpson, Dale Leggott, Football Unites Racism Divides.  

Plus all the musicians and djs who have helped us to raise the money to put this festival on and all the volunteers who have given up their time to bring you Sharrow Festival.

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