James Woollen interviews author Laura Stewart and illustrator Patrick Amber Photos by Carl Rose and James Woollen According to Laura, “The crows know is a story about the noises crows make.” Her original inspiration was [Read more]
The Messenger asked author Emily Gravett to comment on the work Pye Bank kids had done on her wonderful Meerkat Mail children’s book. She sent this response, plus three autographed copies of her book to [Read more]
Story by Saleema Imam | Photo by Ian Drayton One of our local councillors, Jackie Drayton, is absolutely certain that she belongs in Burngreave, the area she chose 40 years ago. A mum with two [Read more]
Story and photo by Tunde Farrand Anyone entering the Burngreave Food Bank is guaranteed to meet Lisa Dernie at the counter, serving hot drinks or cakes, handing out buns and having a kind word to [Read more]
Story by Evan Blythe | Photos by Abdulrahman Oulmi and Evan Blythe For our twentieth anniversary, we set out to the Toll Gate house to interview Pitsmoor resident, and familiar Burngreave Messenger face, Winnie Bentley. [Read more]
Story & Photos by Suman Shrestha Tunde Farrand has just published for first novel, ‘Wolf Country’ – a work of dystopian fiction. She moved to the UK from Hungary and settled in Sheffield twelve years [Read more]
Story and photo by Ruth McIntosh Endeavour was set up in 1955, by John Hunt and Dick Allcock OBE, who believed in getting young people outdoors away from the daily drudgery of urban homes. They [Read more]
Story by Emilio Mussi The annual Festival of Debate is calling for more proposals from Burngreave residents for its event next year. The Festival has been growing year on year. In 2018 it attracted audiences [Read more]
Story by Fran Belbin | Photo by Talib Hussain An unsung war veteran from Burngreave has been recognised by the Lord Lieutenant for South Yorkshire, the Lord Mayor and city councillors. Mr Ghulam Mohammed was [Read more]
Story and photo by James Woollen Brian trained as a painter at the Chesterfield College of art, then went on to gain his teacher training qualification whilst running an evening pottery class. Brian also had [Read more]
Story by Deborah Blencowe | Photo courtesy of Mrs Awoko Nora Awoko was born on Alliance Street 1935. Her husband to be, Arthur, originated from Ghana and moved to England in 1950. He worked as [Read more]
Story by Fran Belbin Ralph Dartford’s Recovery Songs recounts the story of how he spiralled into addiction, using spoken narrative and poetry. In a hugely powerful performance, Ralph tells of an outwardly successful theatrical career, [Read more]
Story and photo by James Woollen I met Michael Glover, author of ‘111 Places to visit in Sheffield that you shouldn’t miss’ at the Tampers Sellers Wheel, an Artisan café bar located on Arundel Street, [Read more]
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