The Messenger summer 2021 relaunch issue is here All the articles from the latest issue are now online at: Burngreave Messenger online: Summer 2021 Issue 149 In this issue we feature a pull-out centre section [Read more]
To add to our community listings calendar, send your event info (30 words or less) to email@example.com Anything we’ve missed can go on our online calendar: Saturday 5th June: Annual Well Dressing and Big Lunch [Read more]
Editorial by Polly Perkins, interim editor. Burngreave’s community has worked hard to face the pandemic with a solution-focused generosity. Other than shelter, food, health and safety, the three things people need in order to feel [Read more]
Story by Saleema Imam | Photos by Carl Rose. Messenger volunteers visited our newest purpose-built mosque at Petre Street, joining the largest congregation of the week for Friday prayers. The project received its first building [Read more]
Story and photo by Sharmarke Ismail When the restrictions eased MAAN encouraged people to be safely active and socialise in Abbeyfield Park- some elders enjoyed football and others did park walks. Misinformation and disinformation MAAN [Read more]
Story by Victor Mujakachi. Photo by Muhammad Saleh. Burngreave’s own Zia Ul Khan, was awarded the British Empire Medal for his services to the community. The BEM is an award for meritorious service worthy of [Read more]
Out and about in Burngreave Local performance outerwear designers Dark Peak have donated two of their lightweight NESSH down jackets for an Out and About in Burngreave competition. For a chance to win one, send [Read more]
Story and photos by Jim Wraith, Filmmaker – Camera Dept. We started filming HORVATH by chance. The idea came after Sam (producer), Jacob (story producer) and I got invited to a kickboxing night hosted by [Read more]
I have always drawn, and the Messenger played a big part in my artistic development. I love creating a ridiculous joke every issue, and in such times as these I think it’s important to find [Read more]
April saw Garden’ themed murals painted around The Furnival Community Hub on Verdon Street. Thirteen children ranging from 3-13, worked with Ali Bird over two days in the school holidays to produce a vibrant and cheerful painting. Story by Ali Bird with photos by Julie Dsouza Walsh. [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]
By Pye Bank pupils Fatima Abdillahi and Laial Al-Basit. Photos courtesy of Pye Bank School. Pupils at Pye Bank were asked to write and explain Eid-Al-Fitr Fatima: Eid -Al- Fitr is a sacred, joyous Muslim [Read more]
In a heated debate, pupils from Pye Bank Primary School decide if they think Emmeline Pankhurst was a hero or a criminal. Pye Bank pupil Hamish Fagan says: Emmeline Pankhurst was an activist who played [Read more]
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