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  1. A much-loved star of an all-conquering Sheffield Sunday league side is set to be remembered at a club reunion next month. Roy Young, the former player/manager of Arbourthorne EA, is organising a tribute night to Paul Cartwright who passed away in February this year. The club dominated the Sunday league during the 1980s and 1990s with no other club ever coming close to their success decade of success. They won the Meadowhall Sunday Premier League Championships a record eight successive years on the trot. They also won three Hallamshire Cups, five Sheffield Sunday League Cups, four Charity Shields and were unbeaten in all league games during the ’85-’86 season. Roy Young said: “Paul was a true gentleman and a loyal servant to the club. Our team would never had enjoyed the success it had both on and off the field without him. It was an amazing time and I’ll cherish the memories we shared forever.” Players, fans and friends of Paul Cartright and Arbourthorne EA are invited to the event. The tribute night is set to be held at Brew & Bean, 48 Cumberland Street, Sheffield 1 (bottom of The Moor) on Saturday, June 16th. It starts at 7pm.
  2. An award-winning Italian are looking to bolster its kitchen staff on the eve of its 20th anniversary. Ecclesall Road’s Nonnas urgently need a junior soux chef, chef de partie and a commis chef to join the team that won the country’s ‘best Italian business’ award in Manchester just a few week’s ago. Nonnas celebrate their 20th anniversary in June 2016 and have lots of exciting plans for the coming months including regular wine tasting evenings starting next month. Nonnas Sheffield proprietor Maurizio Mori said: “The last 12 months have been incredible for us. We now need to bolster our kitchen staff as we move into our 20th anniversary year.” Hollywood ‘A’ lister Sylvester Stallone was one of the first visitors to the refurbished venue earlier last year and the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain, unveiled their new Cantina restaurant just a few weeks ago. Please contact Ross Sayles at Nonnas on*07899 675907 or email sheffield@nonnas.co.uk for further details on the kitchen vacancies.
  3. A massive '80s reunion party is lined up to launch the new 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1980s Sheffield' book. 'Eighties! The Biggest Reunion... Ever!' is set to take place in the nightclub of the Genting Club Sheffield nightclub on Saturday, July 11th. The event is set to celebrate the heady days of Sheffield venues of the era like the Roxy, The Limit, Josephines, Cairo Jax and many more. It will be playing the greatest tunes of the decade, spanning ABC to Wham! with a special emphasis on the city's own hitmakers of the decade like the Human League, ABC and Heaven 17! The new edition of the best-selling book will contain scores of personal photos of clubbers from the key venues. Neil Anderson said: "My call out for photos led to fantastic response - the best I've ever had! I'm looking forward to a great launch party and great celebration of an amazing era." 'Eighties! The Biggest Reunion... Ever!' is raising money for St Lukes Hospice and the Broomgrove Trust and is in support Mattfest. The event runs from 9.30pm until 2am. Tickets are just £10 each and this is likely to be a sell-out! Tickets from http://www.acmretro.com/eighties-the-biggest-reunion-ever/ or http://www.sivtickets.com
  4. Junior footballers (under 7s, under 11s, under 12s and under 15s) are being invited to try their hand at a brand new soccer school being unveiled in Sheffield. Former Sheffield Wednesday first team player Gavin Bailey has successfully run his Qualitas Sport academy in Derbyshire for over a year and is now bringing it to the Steel City. The training school has already seen a number of its soccer prodigies signing contracts with the likes of Manchester United, SUFC, SWFC, Nottingham Forest, Chesterfield and other professional clubs. Full details here: http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/former-swfc-pro-looking-nurture-next-generation-talent-neil-anderson
  5. A Sheffield restaurant is hoping the launch of its new lunch menu will set the seal on a statue to mark the sacrifices made by thousands of women in World War Two. El Paso, situated on Cumberland Street on the bottom of The Moor, is donating all profits from a special 'Women of Steel' event on Tuesday, Sept 2 to the cause. The Women of Steel will be there alongside Council Leader Julie Dore and other VIPs. The event will include the screening of the rare 'Women of Steel' film and see the restaurant opening for lunch for the first time. Tables can be booked on 0114 273 9523 or info@elpasorestaurant.co.uk The Women of Steel campaign is working towards raising £150,000 for a statue to commemorate the work done by thousands of South Yorkshire women who toiled in the city's steel mills in World War Two. https://www.facebook.com/events/570912313013318/?fref=ts
  6. 'Take It To The Limit' became one of the most successful books in Sheffield's Waterstones when it was first released in autumn 2009. It sold hundreds of copies within days of publication and outsold scores of national bestsellers that Christmas. The book's launch party attracted members of Sheffield bands spanning the Human League to Pulp and Artery to Vice Versa (later to become ABC) and three sell out reunions followed. Now, five years on, author Neil Anderson is revisiting 'Take It To The Limit' to mark its 5th anniversary. He said: "I never envisaged how popular it would become. I still sells well nearly five years down the line but I've decided it's time to do an updated version. "I've had numerous requests to do a Kindle edition and, as I didn't do one first time around, I'm releasing a fully updated digital edition in a few weeks time." It's release will be marked by a special Limit Reunion club night headlined by original DJ Paul Unwin that takes place at Sheffield's Genting Club on Saturday, May 24. There will also be the first ever public screening of the 'Last Night Of The Limit' which is being introduce by former Limit manager/Artery drummer Garry Wilson. Sheffield's Limit venue ran on West Street from 1978 until 1991. Tickets are £9 (clubnight) and £13 (clubnight and film screening) from http://www.takeittothelimit.info and, in person, Sheffield City Hall. Please note there are no dress restrictions and this is strictly an over 18s event.
  7. The £250,000 transformation of Cumberland Street's former Moorfoot Tavern into the brand new El Paso Mexican/Italian restaurant is being hailed as the next exciting chapter in the regeneration of The Moor area in Sheffield. The opening of the stylish eatery, bar and party venue is creating over twenty new jobs and displays the confidence sweeping the area following the unveiling of the multi-million pound new Moor Market in early December. El Paso, which faces the markets building, has been running successfully in much smaller premises at 8, Cumberland Street, for almost twenty years. But the regeneration plans for the Moor area persuaded the owners the time was right for major expansion and they made the move to buy next door - the former pub at number 10. The £250,000 investment means the new El Paso restaurant can cater for up to 120 covers - a four fold increase on before. They are also open for daytime trade as well as evening. El Paso spokesperson, Sergio Arenas, said: "We've regularly been referred to as one of Sheffield's best kept culinary secrets and have built a strong and loyal client over the years despite the area's dwindling footfall in recent times. "We believe we have a strong brand that can be expanded into the larger premises and start to put the Moor area on the city's culinary map alongside existing restaurants like the nearby Shapla and Zing Vaa." The new, fully licensed, El Paso boasts bar, restaurant and area for dancing. It is also offering the space for small scale conferences and business meetings in the day time. Sandra Barley, liaison manager for The Moor, said: "We're delighted to welcome the new El Paso to The Moor regeneration area. The work they've done transforming the former Moorfoot Tavern is breathtaking and their new business truly reflects the vision we've got for the future of the area." El Paso bookings can be made on 0114 273 9523 and more information can be found on http://www.elpasorestaurant.co.uk
  8. Though Elvis only ever performed five times outside of the States in his entire career (the gigs were clocked up on a three day visit to Canada in 1957), he arguably came far closer to playing Sheffield's legendary Fiesta Club than any other UK venue. Now forty years on, a version of the gig that nearly happened is about to happen to celebrate the launch of Neil Anderson's 'No Siesta 'Til Club Fiesta' book about the legendary venue. Jim Santana, one of Europe's leading Elvis tribute artists, will play the king of rock'n'roll. Guests are set to include many former members of Fiesta staff and the venue's legendary 'chicken in a basket' is on the menu! There'll be a DJ playing popular songs from the Fiesta disco, book signing and much more!!! The event is taking place at Genting Club - the casino venue sited just across the road from where the Fiesta originally stood. Tickets are just £16 each (which includes chicken in a basket meal with vegetarian and scampi options available + a complimentary £5 chip to spend in the casino!). To buy tickets call 0114 223 3777 or visit Sheffield City Hall box office. http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/gigs-music/big-o-after-big-meal-1-6235480
  9. Pesto is bringing a brand new type of Italian dining experience to Sheffield in the shape of 'piattini'; which literally translates into 'small plate'. It is affordable, family friendly and is combining the best of Italian dining with the best of the British pub in a relaxing setting. Pesto are retaining the popular Waggon & Horses name and giving the historic building a much-needed £350,000 makeover whilst creating 30 new jobs. I can confirm it opens on Monday, April 8. Full details can be found at http://www.pestorestaurants.co.uk
  10. Take your point. I've been living nearby for a long time and it has been sad to see such a gorgeous building in darkness for such a long time. When it has been open as a pub in recent month very few people have going in - there was no way it was a viable business. It has been suffering under investment for a long time. To see that amount of money being invested in it is fantastic. I can't wait to see it reopened.
  11. Months of speculation surrounding the future of one of Sheffield's most renowned pubs is at end thanks to a £350,000 joint investment from Pesto Restaurants & Spirit leased Pub Company. Teams of trades people have been working round the clock to transform the Waggon & Horses on Abbeydale Road South in Millhouses into an Italian restaurant which is set to open early next month and create 30 new jobs. This is the biggest overhaul of the premises for decades and secures the future of a business which has shut twice in the past year. The historic building, which first started out in the catering business as far back as the 1920s when a tearooms was added to the existing garage to serve the adjacent Millhouses Park, is undergoing a complete refurbishment and extensive remedial works. Pesto are set to introduce the city to a brand new Italian dining concept - 'piattini'; which simply translates to 'small plate'. The popular Waggon & Horses name will be retained. The company, which is the brainchild of Neil Gatt and Sara Edwards, prides itself on value for money, family friendly dining. Pesto are looking forward to being a valued and popular part of the community. Neil Gatt said: "We both hate being ripped off in restaurants who charge fancy prices but don’t deliver fancy food and service. “At Pesto, we aim to give our customers great value for money by producing freshly cooked food, informal but efficient service in a warm relaxed atmosphere”. Pesto has evolved out of the couple's love for Italian food, but just not in traditionally monstrous portions. Sara Edwards said: “I just find one big plate of pasta too much and a little boring once you’re half way through it – the same goes for big pizzas. “With Pesto you can order 5 or 6 dishes between the two of you and enjoy a selection of different tastes in one lunch." The Waggon & Horses will be the ninth Pesto restaurant to open in the country; the first was unveiled in Manchester in 2006. The origins of the Abbeydale Road South building actually started out as a pre-19th century farmhouse. The actual date it was built is unknown. Waggon & Horses is situated at 57, Abbeydale Road South, Millhouses, Sheffield S7. More information from http://www.pestoresturants.co.uk
  12. Look out for Julian Antonio McKenzie's fab new book about his life growing up on the Wybourn. His book, Wybourn Black, is out today. More info: http://www.acmretro.com It's on sale from The Star Shop and other book outlets
  13. The Windsor Hotel gets a starring role in Julian Antonio McKenzie's Wybourn Black book which is out today. He used to live across the road in the 1970s/1980s. More info at http://www.acmretro.com
  14. If there are any surviving members/sons and daughters of members of Bernard Taylor's band or anyone that simply has fond memories of the City Hall Ballroom dances please get in touch. I'm writing a book to mark the 80th anniversary of Sheffield City Hall and am keen to include as much as possible about the golden years of the ballroom. My parents met there! Has anyone got any photos? I'd LOVE to see them. please contact me at info@acmretro.com Thanks, Neil
  15. Some of Sheffield City Hall's most famous gigs of the 1960s are to be revisited next week at a book launch event with a difference. Shows by the likes of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and others were an inspiration for young Sheffielder Michael Glover who went on to be a celebrated poet and art critic. The former Firs Hill Primary and Firth Park Grammar School pupil will be launching his autobiography, 'Headlong Into Pennilessness', at Sheffield City Hall next Monday, April 30, from 6pm-7.30pm. The concerts feature strongly in his book about an impoverished childhood growing up in 1950s/1960s Fir Vale. The free event takes place in Sheffield City Hall Foyer and includes an exhibition of memorabilia relating to shows in the 1960s; a reading; book signing and more. The event is free. More details from info@acmretro.com 'Headlong Into Pennilessness' is published by ACM Retro and available from all good bookshops.
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