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Issue 133 March 2018: PDF of the issue

The downloadable PDF version of the issue is here. It was a ‘creativity’ themed edition, showcasing stories, poetry, photography and the various artistic ventures by local people and groups in the community. Download it here. … [Read more]
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Arts & Culture

Issue 133 March 2018

The March 2013 issue of the Messenger is now online. It’s a ‘creativity’ themed edition, showcasing stories, poetry, photography and the various artistic ventures by local people and groups in the community. Issue 133 March 2013
Pioneers
Arts & Culture

Pioneering spirit

Story by Richard Belbin | Photo by Peter Applerock There was standing room only for the latest film from Fir Vale Community Hub’s Digital Media Centre. ‘Pioneers – Made in Sheffield’ is a documentary about … [Read more]
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Children & Young People

The poorest in South Yorkshire

Story by Richard Belbin A report issued last month from the End Child Poverty coalition of charities showed shocking levels of child poverty across the country. 87 council wards in the UK have a majority … [Read more]
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Arts & Culture

Pot of gold

Story by Jill DesForges I have been writing creatively for a number of years. For a few years I was a member of a women’s writing group and was inspired by a poem called ‘Round … [Read more]
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Arts & Culture

“We walked England before the English”

Story by Craig Broadwith | Photos by Tristram Kenton ‘Black Men Walking’ is play written by Testament (aka Huddersfield based rapper Andy Brooks) for Sheffield’s Eclipse Theatre Group, and based on a real walking group, … [Read more]
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Arts & Culture

SADACCA Ambassadors event

Story by Rob Smith SADACCA recently played host to the Black-led theatre and short film company, Eclipse. Clinton McCoy introduced the Eclipse representative Jyothi Giles who informed us of the production company’s further intentions to … [Read more]
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Arts & Culture

Unprolific comedy writer

Story by Danny Antrobus I’m a very unprolific comedy writer. A few of my sketches and jokes have featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra’s topical comedy show, Newsjack. And I regularly write material for Newsrevue, … [Read more]
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Health, Fitness & Well-being

Spinning records

Story by Fran Belbin | Photo by Nico Hall Ashlee Male, who featured in Issue 130 of the Messenger has made it into the record books now that her World Record for the most hula … [Read more]
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Arts & Culture

Christina Ramsey

Photo by Fran Belbin I became a volunteer at Burngreave Library because it is a well needed and valued community resource. This has given me the opportunity to contribute some time and energy to the … [Read more]
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Arts & Culture

A taste of Pitsmoor

Story by May Rose-Key | Photos by Frankie Currie Pitsmoor is a diverse community united by a love of food. That is the inspiration behind a newly established group, set up by local residents, whose … [Read more]
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Faith, Religion & Spirituality

Nobel nominee passes through Pitsmoor

Story and photo by Huw Thomas The Nobel Prize passed through Pitsmoor, in the shape of Jeff Halper. Jeff visited Christ Church Pitsmoor and hosted a session on the future of Israel and Palestine. During … [Read more]
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Advice & Support

Domestic abuse – everyone’s business

Story by Alison Higgins Domestic abuse affects thousands of people across Sheffield every year. In 2016/17 Burngreave had the highest number of domestic abuse crimes reported to the police – 278 for the year. But … [Read more]