LET’S celebrate Shiregreen!
That was the message at an afternoon of events and activities which took place across the north-west Sheffield neighbourhood, featuring cookery masterclasses, live music and tips on snooker from sporting legend Steve Davis. The event took place at three locations around Shiregreen, and was opened by the snooker ace at Beck Primary School alongside MP David Blunkett.
The school hosted a visit from Sheffield’s Greentop Circus, with clowns and jugglers performing for visitors, while kids enjoyed an inflatable football pitch, a climbing wall and a miniature train ride run by the Wortley Top Forge Model Engineering Society.
Steve Davis also showed off his skills on the snooker table at Beck Primary, demonstrating the discipline and craft he needed to win six world championship titles.
Chefs from The Milestone restaurant served up delicious meals at Hartley Brook School alongside cooks from Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food.
The culinary experts created a themed Made in Shiregreen banquet, as well as running a class for parents and babies to produce desserts together.
Residents were even invited to reveal their hidden talents by doing a turn on a community music stage, while the Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre was the venue for a Dragon’s Den-style event in which contestants bidded for a support package worth £500 for business and community projects.
Visitors could travel in an open-topped bus between the three venues.
The celebration was organised to mark the completion of a five-year Decent Homes regeneration programme, managed by Shiregreen Community Homes, to modernise 2,500 properties in Shiregreen.