Author Archives: Philip Corker

About Philip Corker

Journalist, Musician, and Blogger

Tuition fees soar in Sheffield

Sheffield is to become one of the most expensive UK cities to study in when tuition fees rise in 2012. The city’s two universities have pledged to raise their fees after the government announced an 80% cut to higher education … Continue reading

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Galvanize Sheffield

The last month has seen the forth Galvanize Sheffield festival hit the city, featuring nearly sixty events to celebrate Sheffield’s steel heritage. Thousands of people have joined in the events, which aimed to celebrate contemporary metal design and showcase the … Continue reading

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Cartoonist Ian Baker showcases his work back home

Ian Baker, one of Britain’s best loved cartoonists, has brought his work back home to show Sheffield his global skills. Famous for his celebrity caricatures and gag cartoons, Ian, from Sheffield, is showcasing some of his most loved work across … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Umbrella Dance Result

World record attempt raises over £300 for charity, despite not making it into the coveted Guinness book. 140 umbrella-wielding people turned up to the event at Endcliffe Park last Saturday, in hope to set a new world record for the … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Umbrella Dance

This Saturday will see a world record attempt for the largest umbrella dance, with hundreds of people performing a choreographed routine to the classic ‘Singin’ in the rain’. The event, which will take place at Endcliffe Park, has been organised … Continue reading

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Boardwalk Update

Last month, we at Steel City News reported that legendary music venue The Boardwalk remained closed with little sign of reopening. One month on, and this is still the case. At the end of last year, it was announced that … Continue reading

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Paris. Your Thoughts?

A brand new student night club opened this week, ran by the people who brought the legendary Gatecrasher club to Sheffield. Named Paris, and held every Wednesday, the club promises quality tunes, great drink deals, glamorous people, epic sound and … Continue reading

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The Boardwalk remains closed

Legendary music venue The Boardwalk remains closed, with little sign of reopening soon, despite promoters promising it would this month. At the end of December 2010, it was announced that the venue was undergoing a refurbishment and would reopen in … Continue reading

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