The Diary: Pop, pints and pork sarnies used to fight pain of pollution

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Three of Sheffield’s finest young pop bands are throwing their guitars behind a campaign to get people to leave the cars at home - by inviting Diary readers to join them on a, er, pub crawl.

The indie-tastic trio - The Crookes, Hey Sholay and Hot Soles - want to take readers for pints and pork sarnies before playing a DJ set at a secret city centre bar.

They are hoping to highlight the work of #notdriving, a city initiative to promote public transport and reduce pollution in South Yorkshire.

“There are so many journeys people make by car which could be made just as easily by bus, bike, tram or foot,” says Kieran Wardle of Stannington’s Hot Soles.

“This is important for the environment and for this city we love - I mean, we all know how bad the roads are. A pub crawl seems a perfect way of highlighting the issue because it’s the classic example of when you should definitely leave the car at home.”

Two competition winners will be invited to board a bus which will take bands and fans around six city boozers before things end (messily) in Dada on Trippet Lane.

The night marks the start of a partnership between #notdriving - funded by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund - and Bakewell-based Thornbridge Brewery.

To win a place, visit for details.