Why you should pick up the latest edition of the Sheffield Weekend

We’ve got another excellent edition of the Sheffield Weekend to bring you again today – if I do say so myself.

Saturday, 3rd July 2021, 11:37 am

Rob Hollingworth has been speaking to author Peter Naldrett who is waxing lyrical about one of his favourite islands and this one is in Sheffield his home city.

He’s talking about Kelham Island, the only man made island to make it into his new book.

Treasured Islands is an explorer’s guide to more than 200 of the most beautiful and intriguing islands around Britain, says Peter.

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Sarah Marshall
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For my latest Meet The feature, I have been chatting to Pippa Le Grand the producer for the Only Lucky Dogs theatre company, which is housed within Sheffield’s historic Portland Works.

The company is comprised of five friends who met at the University of Sheffield, and are in the midst of their inaugural season at the venue’s Makers Space.

The stripped back space, in which the only nod to decoration is Edison bulbs suspended from the ceiling, feels like the perfect location for burgeoning performers to shine and showcase some of the best new writing around at the moment.

I discover more about what it was like to run a theatre company in the middle of a pandemic, and why Pippa believes the industry should continue to be supported as our lives return to something resembling normality.

After a tough couple of years, plenty of people are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, undervalued and or anxious.

But so-called “stress master” Ches Moulton might just be able to help.

He’s a therapist - psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, life therapy and runs a business called the Stress Master based in Sheffield city centre on Rockingham Lane. He’s also a familiar face at Regus in Meadowhall and Portland House on Ecclesall Road, where he’s run seminars.

Ches became a certified stress management consultant after realising most people who approached him talked about stress.

I visited Blend Kitchen on Ecclesall Road to sample the food.

They provide structured hospitality training and paid work experience to people who have been marginalised by a lack of access to rights, resources, and opportunities.

There’s also retro, puzzles and plenty more for you to peruse.

We hope you enjoy it, and please get in touch with your thoughts and ideas by emailing me at: [email protected]