Young performers to take stage at festival

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Youngsters are hoping to ‘steel the show’ when they take centre stage in the amphitheatre at this year’s Sheaf Valley Festival.

The Sheaf Valley Festival will showcase the talent of the city’s young people when they perform at Sheaf Valley Park, above the Sheffield Midland railway station.

The family community event, organised by the Friends of Sheaf Valley Park, is now in its third year and returns on Saturday, September 7.

It will be opened by BBC Radio Sheffield presenter Paulette Edwards.

Toby Hyam, chair of the Friends of Sheaf Valley Park, said: “When South Street Park was renovated at a cost of £800,000 two years ago, the local community realised that its unique contemporary city centre amphitheatre could be used to unite the community of S2 and bring this wonderful space, which lies just behind the train station, to the notice of the wider community of Sheffield.”

Aong those performing are The Young Sheffield Showcase, Unique Street Dance, Military Majorettes and Steel City Stars.

There will also be performances from Kutamba, Son de America, South African choir, SOS-XA!, Tara Baker Dance Group, Hindu Temple Dancing, The Manor Tops Barbershop, On the Back Porch and performing duo, Sieben - made up of Matt Howden and William Thomas Bladder.

The festival also includes activities such as pony and trap rides for children, apple pressing, face painting, Sketch Crawlers, an urban nature walk, a DJ and a beats van throughout the day.

Pet owners can enter their pooches in the dog show which gets underway at 3pm.

Refreshments will also be available and entry to the ampitheatre is free.