Street entertainers attract crowds to Sheffield

Street Life, a festival showcasing talented street entertainers, was held on The Moor at the weekend (13/14 September 2014). Our picture shows a young unicyclist who was invited to demonstrate his riding skills.
Street Life, a festival showcasing talented street entertainers, was held on The Moor at the weekend (13/14 September 2014). Our picture shows a young unicyclist who was invited to demonstrate his riding skills.
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Entertainers from across the country performed in Sheffield city centre as part of a new Street Life festival.

The Moor hosted the event on Saturday and Sunday, lining up some of the UK’s top street entertainers, some of whom had just finished performing at the world renowned Edinburgh Festival.

Street Life, a festival showcasing talented street entertainers, was held on The Moor at the weekend (13/14 September 2014). Our picture shows Pete Dobbing performing his routine.

Street Life, a festival showcasing talented street entertainers, was held on The Moor at the weekend (13/14 September 2014). Our picture shows Pete Dobbing performing his routine.

Richard Garaghty, who rides a six-foot high unicycle, was on the line up of performers at the weekend, along with Pete Dobbing, who juggles knives while balancing on a ladder, escapologist Steve Faulkner, and the Van Dunk Brothers who are a synchronised swimming team.

Sandra Barley, Centre Liaison Manager for The Moor, said the festival proved popular with shoppers and traders alike.

“Traders said it was a great family day out, with a great atmosphere,” she said.

“Footfall was up on The Moor and each act had a crowd watching each performance.

Street Life, a festival showcasing talented street entertainers, was held on The Moor at the weekend (13/14 September 2014). Our picture shows Wayne Milne, of Grimesthorpe, spinning a plate on a stick, with the stick resting on his chin.

Street Life, a festival showcasing talented street entertainers, was held on The Moor at the weekend (13/14 September 2014). Our picture shows Wayne Milne, of Grimesthorpe, spinning a plate on a stick, with the stick resting on his chin.

“These are top quality acts, with some of them just back from performing in Edinburgh.

“I would like the festival to be held again because it did attract people.”