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Property of the Month

Check out these homes, currently on the market with local estate agents


Christmas Gift Guide

Get inspiration from the independents this festive season



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easons greetings and welcome to our December issue. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and we have everything you need to celebrate the festive season in style. From fashion tips to advent calendars and beauty to decorations, we’ve got you covered. On the food front we spoke to local restaurants who have provided inspiration for a seafood-inspired Christmas Eve feast. And not forgetting our annual restaurant awards, which saw over 200 guests attend to celebrate 22 awards being given out at a lavish ceremony at the OEC. Find out who won what on page 60. We wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year and will see you in 2024. Enjoy!


Richard Abbey Executive Editor

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Oh, what a night!

Late October in 2023... over 200 guests gathered for this year’s Westside & Southside Restaurant & Bar Awards. But which culinary stars were celebrating? Read on to find out...


Catch of the day

Inspired by the ‘Feast of the seven fishes’, we make a case for celebrating Christmas Eve with a table of fish dishes. Our local restaurants provide inspiration


The Diary

Our monthly round-up of what’s happening in your area


Eating Out

This Christmas, immerse yourself in our edit of luxury beauty gifts from Harvey Nichols Leeds, that are almost too good to gift

We dine at SYN and the Peacock at Rowsley


Home & Garden


Party season is in full swing and the perfect time to update your wardrobe


Feeling festive


For those looking to go all out and dazzle their guests this festive season, this colourful trend is the perfect fit



What to wear on Christmas Day, by FashPackStyle

Go big... SUVs dominate this month’s news


Woman of Steel

DIY Christmas

Five festive crafts to try this season



Restoring a 100-year-old stainless steel ring made for the perfect birthday gift for nonagenarian

Christmas Quiz

Test your mettle in our festive brain-teaser

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Blenheim Park Estates 41 Cavendish Avenue, Dore, Sheffield, S17 3NJ Offers in the region of: £750,000 Positioned within a quiet cul-de-sac is this wonderful four-bedroomed detached dormer bungalow. Offering generous accommodation over two floors with ample off-road parking and a pleasant landscaped rear garden. This fabulous property has been thoughtfully laid out with two ground floor bedrooms, including one with an en-suite, and three spacious reception rooms. The breakfast kitchen is well-appointed with a range of integrated appliances, and connects with a useful utility room. The first floor offers an additional two bedrooms, both with en-suites and being wellproportioned double bedrooms. To the front of the property, there’s a driveway that provides parking for several vehicles with a gravelled border to one side containing mature shrubs and a raised stone planter. Also having a lawned area to the front of the property with mature shrubs.

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Hunters 36 Carter Knowle Road, Sheffield Guide Price £500,000 Hunters of Hunters Bar are delighted to offer for sale this fabulous four bedroom, two reception, semidetached family home located on this extremely popular tree-lined road within the suburb of Carter Knowle. Well presented throughout, the property has period features with modern fixtures and fittings including a kitchen and bathroom. The property further benefits from having new sash windows to the front and cellar conversion. On the ground floor the accommodation briefly comprises an entrance hall, a bay windowed living room with gas living flame, a dining room with walk through access to the off shot kitchen that has a range of fitted cupboards with complimentary rolltop works surface and integrated appliances. The first floor has a double bedroom to the front plus a single bedroom and a second double bedroom to the rear.

Staves Rushley Drive £695,000 A fantastic and rare opportunity has arisen to purchase this stunning, beautifully presented and deceptively spacious five-bedroom semi-detached property which enjoys an enviable position on this highly regarded tree lined road within the heart of Dore village. This fantastic extensively extended family accommodation is laid out over three floors and must be viewed internally to be fully appreciated. A generous plot is also enjoyed which includes a sizeable driveway providing ample off-road parking and a generous and very private enclosed sunny rear garden. The ever-popular village of Dore boasts a plethora of amenities including independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Dore and Totley train station is also close by, the Peak National Park is on the door step and the property is in the catchment area for OFSTED outstanding local schools.

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GET INSPIRATION FROM THE INDEPENDENTS THIS FESTIVE SEASON. f thoughts are already turning towards Christmas, and you’re looking for some inspiration for those oh-so hard-to-buy presents, look no further than our independents. The last year or so has been difficult for all of us and these small shops and businesses are no exception. That cake, carpet or Christmas decoration that you buy locally makes a huge difference, not just to that business but to the community as a whole.


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South-west Sheffield and Derbyshire are blessed with some fantastic independent businesses, from high fashion to jewellery and artisan gifts. With that in mind, and in praise of these wonderful enterprises, we’re encouraging everyone to shop local and support your independents. Here are some recommended gifts to get you started.

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Christmas has arrived early at 1554 Coffee & Gift Shop this year. Now open until 5pm every day, it is packed with cards, calendars, candles and Christmas gifts and goodies. You can also buy your tickets for this year’s light show at Sheffield Cathedral directly from the gift shop. www.1554.co.uk

Winterwear now in store at b.biscuit, 77 Junction Road, Hunters Bar, Sheffield, S11 8XA. Tel: 0114 266 1221. www.bbiscuit.co.uk

Floris Eau de Parfum £200. The British Emporium, Bridge Street, Bakewell DE45 1DS. Tel: 01629 812224. www.thebritishemporium.com

Find a selection of cues and accessories at Chesworth Cues, 702 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield S7 2BL. Tel: 0114 281 9300. www.chesworthcues.com

Gorgeous gifts also boxed if required, spend an amount and fill the box. Chique, 40 Mill Street, Armthorpe, Doncaster, DN3 3DL. Tel: 01302 300022 A wide selection of beautiful jewellery is available at Colante Jewellery, 26 High Street, Dronfield S18 1PY. Tel: 01246 419777

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Hand crafted pewter bangles £28. Available from The Famous Sheffield Shop, 475 Ecclesall Road, S11 8PP. Tel: 0114 268 5701. sheffield-made.com

Gift vouchers available from G&M Healthcare, 346 Cemetery Road, Sheffield S11 8FT. Tel: 0114 233 5000

Pre-owned beautiful ruby and diamond 3 stone ring set in 18ct white gold; ruby 1.01 carats, diamonds 0.34 carats, price £3,150. H L Brown, 2 Barker’s Pool, Sheffield, S1 1LZ. Tel: 0114 272 4388. www.hl-brown.co.uk

Reveal your inner showgirl & dance like no one is watching! Party packages available at Katy Robinson Fitness Fusion. Email: info@katyrobinsonfitnessfusion.co.uk Tel: 07803 906114

Hampers made from locally-sourced products including Birdhouse Teas, Just Preserves, Yorkshire Crisps, Roastology Coffee and Sheffield Dragon sauces. From Knab Farm Shop. www.sheffieldhampercompany.co.uk

KREATE is the second arm to the Charity Work Ltd & The Hidden Gem who offer life skills for students with learning disabilities. Find something for Christmas at their highend gift store on Hutcliffe Wood Road

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Lise Li Ch Charmell available il bl att L Lace B Bak kewellll, Orme O Court, Granby Road, Bakewelll, DE45 1ES. Tel: 01629 814933. www.laceba akewell.co.uk

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One of a wide selection of contemporary silver pieces, this play p yful leaf necklace has a g gorg geo ous flow and compliimentary high polish finish. Availa able for £220 from McAvoy & Beardsmore, 210 Oakbroo ok Road, Nether Green, Sheffield, S11 7ED. Tel: 0114 4 230 7078. www.TheSheffieldJewellerss.com

end on a choice Treat your loved ones to a gift card to spe of relaxiing experiences at Losehill House Hotel. Can be put towards any purchase including spa a treatments or dining at the Grafene Restaurrant. See gifts.losehill.co.uk for mo ore.

In t neck The shi 00 cara mond, designed he ultimate gift to capture hearts and attention alike. Th this Christmas. £8,499 from Michael Spe encer Jewellers, S S1 2FB. Unit 7, Craft Workshops Orchard Square, Sheffield, Tel: 0114 4 272 9367. www.michaelspencerrjewellers.co.uk

&Trad dition VP9 Flowerpot Portable T Ta able Lamp £160 – Nest.co.uk

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Ninja Foodi FlexDrawer Air Fryer. £269 9.99. Cook in 2two indep pendent cooking zones with Ninja a’s signature Dual Zone e Technology, or remove the divid der to cook larger foods o in the 10.4L MegaZone. ninja akitchen.co.uk

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Brighten your h with a mix of home classic and quirky festive decorations this Christmas. Huge range. Instore H café and free parking. To Towsure Outdoor S ore, Holme Superst L Lane, Hillsborough, Sheffield 4JR. Sh ffi ld S6 4JR Tel: 0114 250 3025. www.towsure.com

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Limited Edition Glenmorangie ‘A Tale of Tokyo’, Single Malt Scotch Whisky £76. The Wee Dram, 5 Portland Square, Bakewell DE45 1HA. Tel: 01629 812235. www.weedram.co.uk

Check out the range of handmade Christmas decorations at Valleyside Garden Centre, Manchester Road, Sheffield, S10 5SY. Tel: 0114 230 1925. www.valleysidesheffield.co.uk

Whites of Calver gin £36. An ideal stocking filler for Christmas. Whites of Calver Spar, Kingsgate, Calver Sough, Calver, United Kingdom S32 3XH. Tel: 01433 639458 Treat your loved one to an experience at Wentworth Woodhouse this Christmas with gift vouchers available for Guided Tours, General Admission and Afternoon Tea. www.wentworthwoodhouse.org.uk

Sony WHCH720NB_CE7 wireless noise cancelling headphones – black, white or blue NOW £79, save £20 (until 2 January 2024). From Williams Electrical, 783-787 Chesterfield Road, Woodseats, Sheffield, S8 0SP. Tel: 0114 255 4341. Email: sales@williams-electrical.co.uk. www.williams-electrical.co.uk

Barbour Perch Knit Olive jumper ££77.50, Failsworth Cheltenham wool fedora olive hat £56.70. William Eyre & Sons, Brough Corn Mills, Brough, Hope Valley S33 9NG. Tel: 01433 620353. williameyre.co.uk

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e’s making a list and checking it twice, going to find out who’s naughty and nice… Yes, Santa Claus is coming to town and bringing lots of festive cheer to boot. No doubt the tree is already up, you’ve dusted off that Nat King Cole CD and consumed more mince pies than you can remember, but what will Christmas be like for you this year? It’s certainly going to be different and, at the time of writing, we’re still unsure how we’ll be celebrating the big day. Here’s hoping we can gather with our nearest and dearest for steaming mugs of mulled, roast turkey and all the trimmings and maybe even a game of Scrabble or two. However you end up celebrating Christmas, Rebecca Wales has compiled ten of the best, lists of our favourite festive things to ensure your seasonal break is memorable for all the right reasons. From films to songs, and food to drink, here’s some wonderful Christmassy things to get you into the spirit.


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Films Who doesn’t love a festive favourite? Channel 5 may have started showing them in September but if you’ve still not had your fill, these recommendations are a great place to start.

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1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas Voiced by Jim Carrey, this animated classic sees a green, revenge-seeking Grinch set out to ruin Christmas for the citizens of Whoville. 2. The Muppet Christmas Carol Charles Dickens’ classic tale was given the Muppet treatment - and it was rather good fun. Michael Caine plays the miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. 3. Home Alone Kevin McAllister must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. 4. The Polar Express On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. 5. It’s a Wonderful Life Frank Capra’s classic stars James Stewart as a desperately frustrated businessman who is shown by an angel what life would be like if he had never existed. 6. Elf After discovering he is human, Will Ferrell, raised as an elf at the North Pole, decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father.


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Hitting the catwalk


ew Image has been a destination store for 37 years. Since expanding the upper sales floor it has become the go to place for a special outfit for all those memorable events, including weddings, birthdays, days at the races, holidays and cruising. On the ground floor the boutique stocks a great choice of daywear, dressy casual wear always stylish and on-trend perfect wardrobe pieces for more lowkey social occasions, plus shoes, boots and accessories. The upper sales floor area rails are adorned with special occasion wear, from many well known and not so well known designers. Veni Infantino, designer of the year winner 2023, is once again the label that is dazzling New Image customers along with Condici, ISPIRATO, Carla Ruiz, Joseph Ribkoff and many more. New Image has dressed a lot of ladies in 2023, whether that’s for weddings, special events, holidays or for everyday wear. They have also dressed dignitaries, including previous Master Cutlers, the High Sheriff and the Mayor of Rotherham. In September, New Image were invited to showcase their collections at a fabulous charity fashion show at Wentworth Woodhouse, which was organised by outgoing Master Cutler, Dame Julie Kenny, and was part of the Master Cutler’s Challenge. Dame Julie is the Chair of Trustees of the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust and spent much of her year in office raising money for various projects relating to the spectacular house, “Wentworth Woodhouse was such a wonderful and beautiful setting for showcasing our collections,” recalled Lesley. “I would like to thank all the models who looked so stylish and did a fabulous job. “Our first section gave ladies a taste of sweaters, jeans and knitted dresses by Marble and stylish coats perfect for a day racing. We moved into smarter wear from Joseph Ribkoff and sparkly evening wear from Carla Ruiz. “The second half showcased our sensational Mother of the Bride outfits


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Mandy modelling Joseph Ribkoff

Lesley modelling Veni Infantino Mother of the Bride

Host Jo Davison wears Joseph Ribkoff

Mandy modelling Carla Ruiz

from Veni Infantino, ISPIRATO, Condici, Carla Ruiz and Lizabell, each outfit tastefully accessorised with a hat or a fascinator, beautiful shoes and handbags, which are available in store.” These brands have become synonymous with the quality on offer at New Image. With the new 2024 Mother of the Bride collections starting to arrive interest is high and New Image feel they are going to be busy. Milliner Darcie Mae also works with customers if a certain individual head piece is required,

this is by appointment only. The store is definitely looking festive and the party season is only round the corner, so now is the perfect time to pop in and find your new party outfit. You’ll find it quite irresistible! New Image 277 Middlewood Road Sheffield, S6 1TG Tel: 0114 234 4880 Facebook: newimagesheffield Instagram: new_image_fashions

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an outfit for every occasion

Enjoy Late Night


It’s the season to dress up and we have it all here at New Image Tuesday 28th & Thursday 30th November until 7pm - Glass of Prosecco and 10% off your purchases Christmas Party Event Wear & Gift Ideas

First delivery of Mother of the Bride 2024 has now arrived • CONDICI • VENI INFANTINO • ISPIRATO • CARLA RUIZ • IZABELLA • GINA BACCONI • JOSEPH RIBKOFF • PERUZZI • AGGIDDO


Telephone to book your one-to-one appointment Hats, shoes and bags to compliment your look

277 Middlewood Rd, Middlewood S6 1TG (Leppings Lane Tram Stop)

0114 234 4880

Email: newimagefashions@hotmail.co.uk | www.new-image.co.uk OPEN Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm Late Night Tues: 10am - 7pm

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Visit our Magical

Christmas Store

Outdoor Superstore Holme Lane, Hillsborough LOTS IN STORE






Wide Range of Festive Lighting for Indoors & Outdoors • Christmas Figurines Tree & Room Decorations • Gift Wrap & Bags • Raleigh Kids’ Bikes • Gift Ideas

TOWSURE OUTDOOR SUPERSTORE, HOLME LANE, HILLSBOROUGH, SHEFFIELD, S6 4JR Open 7 Days - Mon-Sat 9-5:30, Sun 10-4 (Basecamp Cafe Closes at 3pm) 0114 250 3025 | www.towsure.com

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Bents Green Nurseries •

Cottage Garden Plants Ornamental Shrubs Composts and Sundries H.T.A. Garden Gift Vouchers sold and redeemed •



Traditional and None Needle Drop Wreaths and Pot Hyacinths

Available from early December Open 10am – 4.30pm

Telephone: 0114 2304101 or daytime mobile 0776 5573489


Unit 7 Craft Workshops, Orchard Square, Sheffield S1 2FB

Tel: 01142 729367 Email: mspencerjewellery@outlook.com


Whisky The Spirit of Christmas

5 Portland Square Bakewell DE45 1HA

01629 812235 www.weedram.co.uk

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Our Christmas Story PA JEWELLERY HAS GORGEOUS GIFTS FOR EVERY TASTE AND BUDGET. t is that time of year again, when we agonise over choosing the perfect gift for our loved ones to find under the tree on Christmas morning. Jewellery has always been considered a special thing to give or receive and at PA Jewellery we strive to ensure that we have something to suit every taste and budget. Whether you have £20 to spend on a stocking filler, £2,000 for that extra special present, or £20,000 to go all-out on the gift-of-a-lifetime, we hope to have something that will fit the bill. Our expert jewellers are here to help you find just the right thing. Can’t find what you are looking for? Be sure to start early and we’ll do our best to track down the perfect piece. Looking for inspiration? Visit Our Christmas Story on our website using the QR code in our advert (on the back page!) to find out more about some of our fantastic brands and gift-friendly collections. Some highlights are featured below…


Fiorelli Updating seasonally to reflect the latest trends, Fiorelli silver jewellery has both stylish pieces for every day and more glittering designs to complete an evening outfit. Take your pick from curving organic shapes or striking geometric forms with a range of statement earrings and pendants.

Ti2 Bright and colourful titanium jewellery produced in the UK. Hypoallergenic, lightweight and available in a whole spectrum of colours. Especially suited to earrings where bold designs can be light and easy to wear.

Diamonfire Diamonfire takes sterling silver and cubic zirconia jewellery and makes it the best it can be. At the core of this elegant range, solitaire pendants and 38 www.sheffieldvibe.com

earrings recreate the look of classic diamond jewellery at a fraction of the price.

Gold Jewellery Classic yellow gold has been making a comeback and the trend for delicate layered pendants and necklaces means adding another piece to someone’s collection has never been a better idea, helping them to build a stylish collaboration of different designs.

Diamonds Every year, one of our most popular products at Christmas is a pair of diamond studs. They are a staple piece for any jewellery collection and make an extra special gift. We always stock a wide range of sizes to suit every budget and the

addition of laboratory grown diamonds into the mix means the choices of size and quality are greater than ever.

Vintage Watches Our selection of pre-owned watches has never been more extensive and includes an array of elegant vintage designs spanning 80 years of watchmaking from the 1940s to the present day. It includes comprehensive offerings in both Rolex and Omega. PA Jewellery The Old Bank, 23 Commonside, Sheffield, S10 1GD Tel: 0114 266 9253 www.pajewellery.com

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Your design destination Purveyors of beautiful, iconic furniture, lighting, gifts & accessories in

You’ll be spoilt for choice Experience our curated collection of homewares in our showroom, showcasing the best design from a selection of sought-after international brands. Visit today. Call 0114 243 3000 nest.co.uk Invest today, love forever.

Visit our showroom The Scottish Queen 21–24 South Street Park Hill Sheffield S2 5QX Open Mon-Sat 10am – 4pm

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COLANTE JEWELLERY All rings available in platinum or gold Also a good selection of silver jewellery

26 High Street, Dronfield, S18 1PY

Stockists of:

01246 419 777 Open Tues–Sat 10.30am–5.30pm

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Now open Monday-Friday 9am - 4pm & Saturday 10am - 4pm Join us for mulled wine, hot chocolate, mince pies and late night Christmas shopping on Wednesday 6th December 9am - 8pm Closed for Christmas from Sunday 24th December - re-opening Monday 8th January.

No 4 Hutcliffe Wood Road Sheffield S8 0EX

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Westside Restaurant & Bar Awards 2023 You’ll have read our big feature on page 60 but here are some more pictures from the celebration at the OEC on 30 October.

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Fifth birthday Bank House, Hathersage celebrated a half-decade of great memories at a special fifth anniversary party, sponsored by Aperol.

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Charity evening A curry night at popular Sheffield restaurant Prithi Raj has raised an incredible £60,050 for The Children’s Hospital Charity. Taking place on Thursday 19 October, it was the event’s fifth outing in support of Sheffield Children’s, again organised and sponsored by Graham Royle from Sheffield-based chemical firm GRI Group. The packed-out function saw Channel 5 News presenter and Patron of the Charity Dan Walker in attendance, along with fellow Patron and Olympic gold medallist Jess Ennis-Hill. The event was also supported by HSBC and Lloyds with match funding and volunteers.

New opening The Lane Boutique has recently relaunched with new business owner, Jade McCarthy at The Forge Shopping Centre in Dronfield. Originally working on the digital side of the business, Jade recently took ownership of the business and decided it was time to bring back the Lane Boutique to the high street, bringing a mix of the original plus-size ladies fashion the boutique was known for - with her own twist on some more unique collections and styles. The boutique is based in The Forge opening 10am-4pm, Wednesday-Saturday, however their online boutique is also popular with local customers as they offer free click and collect instore when you buy online.

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John Lewis John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar £195. www.johnlewis.com

Cartwright & Butler 12 Days Of Christmas Calendar £135. www.cartwrightandbutler.co.uk

Step into a winter wonderland of frothy delights with Drydrinker’s magical low alcohol and alcohol-free Beer Advent Calendar £77.76. www.thefoodmarket.com


PrettyLittleThing beauty advent calendar (worth £198) £48. www.prettylittlething.com 48 www.sheffieldvibe.com

Savour The Christmas Countdown with Jo Malone London’s Advent Calendar £350. Filled with 25 scented surprises including Miniature Colognes, Travel Candles, Bath & Body Luxuries and a 30ml cologne in one of the brand’s most popular scents. www.jomalone.co.uk

Here’s the sweetest way to countdown to Christmas! Gourmet Cake Christmas Advent Calendar £39.95. www.thefoodmarket.com

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For an exciting countdown to Christmas why not give this scribble and scratch alternative advent calendar to loved ones- just scribble down your treat and cover with a gold sticker. £8.99. www.gingerray.co.uk

The Harvey Nichols Beauty Advent Calendar, £250. www.harveynichols.com

FatFace mens 12 Days of Socks advent calendar £25. www.fatface.com

Very Virgin Wines Luxury Gin advent calendar - 24 bottles £109.99. very.co.uk

Alice Pattulo has delved into the V&A archive to create this exclusive advent calendar, filled with unique references to the V&A. £12. vam.ac.uk/shop

Casks are immensely important to whisky. Drinks by the Dram is honouring the noble work of those big ol’ wooden vessels with the Single Cask Whisky Advent Calendar, £249.95. www.thefoodmarket.com

Home Bargains Koka Noodles Advent Calendar £6.99. https://home.bargains

Dobbies Garden Centres Teddy Advent Calendar | £12. www.dobbies.com

Every stationery lover’s dream – Martha Brook’s 24 Days of Stationery Advent Calendar, £99. www.marthabrook.com www.sheffieldvibe.com 49

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Chantecaille Lip Cristal Rose Quartz, £45 Chantecaille’s Lip Cristal in Rose Quartz is a dazzling, pearl-infused shimmer lipstick that delivers smooth, comfortable colour with maximum metallic shine. Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Dreams Come True, £320 Discover the ultimate Pillow Talk icons with Charlotte Tilbury’s dreamy collector’s edition box. This rose-gold, magical makeup gift box features 13 full-size icons in an easy-to-gift vanity case with mirror to store all your beauty secrets at home and on-the-go.

Gifts too good to gift


Dior J’adore Eau de Parfum 100ml with Limited Edition Case, £137 This holiday season, J’adore Eau de Parfum has been transformed into a stunning gift idea. A dreamlike world unfolds around the fragrance, with roses intertwining around the wrought ironwork of the Tuileries Garden gates, a place Christian Dior held dear.

Harvey Nichols X Byredo Bal d’Afrique Hamper, £289 Our exclusive Bal d’Afrique Hamper is an exciting celebration to celebrate Byredo’s arrival at Harvey Nichols Leeds and features one of the brand’s earliest and best loved fragrances, Bal d’Afrique, a decadent yet fresh floral scent.

Sisley Hair Rituel Invisible Hold Hair Spray £78 Inspired by the backstage world of fashion beauty photoshoots, The Invisible Hold Hair Spray by Sisley helps you achieve the look you want at home: natural or sophisticated, textured styles, controlled or luminous looks.

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Nars Mini Orgasm Blush Duo, £33 Get more of the award-winning shade with this NARS duo. Reveal true radiance with the Mini Afterglow Liquid Blush for a weightless rush of peachy-pink cheek colour. Double your pleasure with the Mini Multiple for added glow anywhere from cheeks and body to the lips and eyes.

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Sunday Riley Nice Work Gift Set, £69 Give the gift of good skin with Sunday Riley’s four-step routine that helps reveal plump, radiant, and supple skin while combating post-acne dark spots, puffiness, and dark circles.

Creed Carmina Eau De Parfum 75ml, £260 Impress with Carmina Eau de Parfum, the latest strikingly modern woody floral women’s fragrance from The House of Creed. With notes of black cherry, saffron and pink pepper, this perfume embodies the essence of feminine allure.

Fenty Beauty Glossy Posse Volume 6.0 Gloss Bomb Trio, £34 Three formulas, one goal – juicy lips. Experience irresistible shine and nourishing wear with Fenty Beauty’s Gloss Bomb. It’s the ultimate gotta-have-it gloss with intense shine that feels as good as it looks in a full-size trio of cream, shimmer and heat Gloss Bomb formulas.

Laura Mercier Laura’s Constellation Set, £44 Laura’s Constellation Set features a perfect assortment of Laura Mercier’s iconic bestsellers including the infamous Translucent Loose Setting Powder that delivers a touch of sheer coverage with a soft matte finish that sets makeup flawlessly.

1.00ct G colour VS2 clarity £8,850

2 Barker’s Pool Tel: 0114 272 4388

1.51ct F colour VS2 clarity £18,975

www.hl-brown.co.uk info@hl-brown.co.uk

.74ct E colour VVS2 clarity £5,475

Frenchgate Centre Doncaster Tel: 01302 342589

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Loake shoes are perfect for a special i S occasion. See th the range at Charles Brooks Shoes, 241 Fulwood Road, Sheffield, S10 3BA. Tel: 0114 268 0590. www.charlesbrooksshoes.co.uk

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Malissa J - Ombre sequin waistcoat, £92. The Lane Boutique, Unit 18 The Forge, Church Street, Dronfield, S18 1QX. www.thelaneboutique.co.uk 52 www.sheffieldvibe.com

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zi of Baslow, RIGHT: Dress to impress with Luisa Cerano at Izz Radcliffe House, Cock Hill, Baslow DE45 1SR. Tel: 01246 582500. www.izziofbaslow.com ett with ith pink i k BELOW: Three 18ct rose gold Flex’It bracelets se sapphires and diamonds belonging to Fope’s Mia aLuce Collection. HLB Brown, 2 Bark B ker’’s Pool,l Sheffield, Sh ffi ld S1 1LZ. 1LZ Tell: 0114 272 4388. 4388 www.hl-brown.co.uk

harmel available at Lace of Bakewell, BELOW: Lise Ch anby Road, Bakewell, DE45 1ES. Orme Court, Gra Tel: 01629 814933. 3 www.lacebakewell.co.uk

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A co-ord gives the feel of your favourite PJs

Dress up in an all-black outfit

A long silk maxi skirt or slip dress is an absolute wardrobe staple

Feeling festive

WHAT TO WEAR ON CHRISTMAS DAY, BY FASHPACKSTYLE. ight let’s get down to it. The festive season is well and truly here and hopefully your party wardrobe is ready for the onslaught, now it’s time to focus on what to wear on the big day - 25 December. I find that most people either: a) Want to stay in their pyjamas all day b) Want to dress up c) Want to be somewhere in-between That’s usually me! As we regularly host the Christmas festivities, I like to be somewhere in-between, looking like I have made an effort with some kind of festive flourish (I love a stamens earring) whilst wearing something that can easily be washed (those pesky cooking smells can be hard to get out) but also be comfortable and cozy. Even if you prefer to wear your pyjamas all day, let’s make sure you look luxe doing it, so should a loved one pop round for a glass of something special, you still look put together and chic. Here’s a handy list to get your started:


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trousers with flowing shirts to knitted tanks paired with flared trousers. A coord gives the feel of your favourite PJs but is evaluated enough to be worn on multiple occasions, maxing out your cost per wear. I always advise purchasing both pieces from a co-ord set. COS have some great sets in store, like the midnight blue knitted two-piece pictured. Just add your favourite statement jewellery and you are good to go.

Getting dressed up Going out? Then really dress up. Winter is a great time to play with texture which adds depth to a look. Take an allblack outfit for example. If you include pieces with contrasting textures you will be able to take it from drab to fab. Think

leather with cashmere, velvet with silk, sequins with mohair. The contrast is everything.

Somewhere in between If you’re staying home but want to make an effort, make comfort your priority. As I have said many times before, a long silk maxi skirt or slip dress is an absolute wardrobe staple. It can be dressed up with heels, a tux jacket with some statement jewellery or dressed down with a knit over the top and some knee boots. Whatever you wear this Christmas Day, have fun, live in the moment and always make room for one more minced pie! Sending you all lots of festive cheer and best wishes this festive season.

FashPackStyle Louise is a personal stylist, wardrobe consultant & personal shopper based in Yorkshire. Get in touch: louise@fashpackstyle.com Instagram | TikTok | Pinterest - @fashpackstyle FashPackstyle.com

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For All Your Legal Needs. www.bestsolicitorsonline.co.uk

Mayfield Road S10 4PR (Bottom of David Lane) Wednesday December 6th; 2.45pm Carol Singalong with the Salvation Army Band Light refreshments will follow. A collection will be taken in support of the work of the Salvation Army. Sunday December 17th; 3.00pm Carol Service Light refreshments to follow.

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Thursday December 21st; 7.00pm Christmas Carol Sing and Buffet A mixture of local and well known carols with a buffet supper. Monday December 25th; 10.30am Christmas Morning Service Please bring something you have received for Christmas, preferably still wrapped.

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Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. For more information, please contact the pastors, Jonathan or Susannah on 0114 2424639 (evenings) or email syoudan06@aol.com Sunday worship every Sunday at 10.30am Mayfield Mondays: Church open 11-00a.m.; Community Café, light lunches from 12-00 noon; Mayfield Crafters 2-00p.m. to 4-00p.m.

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Christmas DIY


W these are five seasonal crafts that

will get you in the holiday spirit.

Make your own wrapping paper To make your gifts really standout this Christmas why don’t you try making your own wrapping paper? There are many ways to this, but a super simple option is to use classic brown paper and decorate with stencils or stamps. You could use metallic paint or paints in festive green and red. Not only will this create a beautifully homemade look, but you will save money and be helping the environment!

Hot Chocolate in a Jar This is a super simple DIY gift idea that is great to give to anyone who loves cosying up with a delicious hot chocolate. All you need is an empty jar, chocolate, sugar, cocoa powder and candy canes. First you will need to crush the chocolate 56 www.sheffieldvibe.com

and candy canes, then you start layering the ingredients in the jar starting with the chocolate, then sugar, cocoa powder and finishing with the crushed candy canes. Once this is complete you can decorate your hot chocolate in a jar with a ribbon and gift tag.

Twig Tree Decorations Making twig tree decorations is a great easy way to produce homemade ornaments and is perfect if you want to get the kids involved. All you need is some twigs and glue. Simply arrange the twigs into fun Christmas shapes, glue together and attach thread for hanging. You can then decorate the ornaments with glitter or ribbon to make them look more festive.

Paper Stars We love making decorations out of paper and these small 3D paper stars are a great craft to try this year. There are

loads of different ways you can make origami stars and you can find instructions online. But generally, all you will need is paper, a pair of scissors, a pencil and possibly some glue. The paper stars can be attached to string and hung on the tree or arranged on the mantelpiece for a little extra festivity. What’s more depending on the colours you choose the paper stars can be used as decorations all year round whatever the occasion!

Make a Wreath Arguably the ultimate Christmas craft, making your own wreath is a great way to welcome visitors into your home and get everyone in the festive mood. There are tonnes of different options for this craft. You could go classic and use foliage and moss or try something different and make a bauble or pom pom wreath. Whatever your taste you can find instructions online.

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Food No Christmas is complete without food - and the more of it the better. 1 Turkey The much-maligned bird is the cornerstone of Christmas dinner. Give the goose a miss and go with tradition. 2 Mince pies Shop-bought or homemade, the humble mince captures the essence of Christmas in a few tasty mouthfuls. 3 Christmas pudding It may not be for everyone but with lashings of brandy sauce, it’s the perfect way to finish your Christmas meal. 4 Pigs in blankets When did these become such an integral part of Christmas dinner. Sausages wrapped in bacon are 5 the perfect partner to turkey.

Drinks Chances are your alcohol intake will increase over the festive period - here are some beverages for all occasions. Mulled wine Served warm, this spiced wine is the perfect winter warmer and just screams Christmas. 1

2 Eggnog Usually considered an American tradition, eggnog actually originated in this country. Made with eggs, milk, cream and sugar, it’s a sweet treat. 3 Champagne Wake up to a glass of fizz on 25 December. Is there a better way to celebrate?

Brussel sprouts No dinner is complete without them. Instead of 6 boiling, try frying them with chestnuts and bacon.

4 Snowball They usually only surface at Christmastime and are something of an acquired taste.

Parnsips Roast them with a few carrots and a splash of honey to add a touch of sweetness to your dinner.

5 Port The perfect partner to your festive cheeseboard.

Cheese One to enjoy over the days following Christmas, usually with some good chutney and a glass of port. 7

Gingerbread The tradition of making gingerbread houses started in Germany but the spice-laden biscuits are the perfect accompaniment to any festive feast. 8

9 Chocolate Roses/Quality Street/Miniature Heroes/Terry’s Chocolate Orange… delete as applicable. Anything will do. 10 Yorkshire pudding Perhaps the most controversial addition to any Christmas dinner. Does it belong? It comes down to personal preference.

6 Bailey’s What is it about creamy drinks that seem so appropriate at Christmas? 7 Whisky Great straight up (or on the rocks) but even better in a hot toddy after a bracing winter walk. 8 Sherry The sweetness of the many different sherries is a good match for rich festive food. 9 Hot chocolate The whole family can wrap their hands around a steaming mug, preferably with marshmallows and whipped cream. 10 Martini Raise a glass to the recently departed Sean Connery. Make sure it’s shaken, not stirred of course.

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Westtside Bump per Christm mas Quiz 2023 TEST YOUR METTLE IN OUR FESTIVE BRAIN-TEASER. f you’re stuck for something to t do over the Christmas period – be honestt,, there’s only so much turkey, y, tea and TV yyo ou can take – why not grab yo your fa family and friends and tacklle our tricky festive quiz.



We’ve tr ied to mak ke it a real chaallenge.... there’s 60 questions covering a range of subjeects,, from music and film to news and sport.. Don’t writee in.. it’s just for fun. The answers will be printed in ourr In Brief section – see page 114.


1. What is the largest mammal on Earth h?

1. Who is Chancellor of the Exchequer?

2. Which country is projected to surpass China in 2023 to untry? become the world’s most populous cou

2. Who did King Charles III appoint a as the new Duke of Edinburgh?

3. Who was the first king of England?

3. In March, which Match of the Day presenter was suspended over his social media use?

onist in the 4. What is the name of the main antago Shakespeare play Othello?

4. Who succeeded Nicola Sturgeon as leader of the SNP?

5. In what US State is the city Nashville? 6. What is the currency of Denmark? 7. Walker ker’ss crisps? 7 What is the most sold flavour of Walk

5. What is the name of the vessel v the gove ernment planned to use tto house migrants on the ssouth coast?

8. What’s longer, a nautical mile or a mile? 9. What’s the principal alcoholic ingredient in an ‘Old Fashioned’ cocktail? 10. How many keys are there on a piano?


6. In which month did the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app close down? 7. On n what date did the Coronation of o Charles III and Cam milla take place? 8. In which city was the UK’s first womb transplant carried out? ho resigned as Chieff Constable of the Police Service of 9. Who thern IIreland following a number off controversies? Northern

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1. In which city was the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 held? 2. Folklore, Red and 1989 are albums by which singer? Q7

3. Who won the 2023 Mercury Music Prize? 4. Which Dua Lipa number one song was taken from the Barbie movie soundtrack? 5. Who won ‘Group of the Year’ at this year’s Brit Awards? 6. Which artist released the song ‘Flowers’, the biggestselling single of the year?

7. Which band returned with the album, ‘Hackney Diamonds’?

2. Disney+ show The Bear is set in which American city? 3. Happy Valley returned to our screens in 2023 but who plays villain, Tommy Lee Royce? 4. Brian Cox played Logan Roy in which popular Sky Atlantic series?

6. Which couple won summer Love Island 2023? Q4

9. Who made his last-ever UK live performance at Glastonbury this year?

7. Wes Anderson put together an all-star cast for which 2023 film? 8. Hayley Atwell starred alongside Tom Cruise in which summer blockbuster?

10. Gabriels have been one of the stand-out acts of 2023 – what is the name of the lead singer?

9. Which film won ‘Best Picture’ at the 2023 Academy Awards? 10. Who won this year’s Britain’s Got Talent?



1. Manchester City clinched the treble by beating which team in the Champions League final?

1. How many ghosts show up in A Christmas Carol? 2. In Home Alone, where are the McCallisters going on vacation when they leave Kevin behind?

2. Who won the men’s Wimbledon title in 2023?

3. Which country does eggnog come from?

3. What is the name of the England women’s football manager?


5. Who won Super Bowl LVII?

4. Where does the royal family traditionally celebrate Christmas? 5. In what classic novel does the protagonist set sail for a sea voyage on a cold Christmas Day?

6. Which Scottish athlete won gold in the 1500m at the World Athletics Championship? 7. In which country was the Rugby World Cup held? 8. Who scored the winning penalty for Sheffield Wednesday in the play-off semi-final against Peterborough? 9. Sheffield golfer Matt Fitzpatrick won the US Open in which year? Q10


5. Real-life husband-and-wife duo Patrick Brammall and Harriet Dyer starred in which Australian comedy show?

8. Who replaced Ken Bruce on the BBC Radio 2 morning show?

4. Which horse won the Grand National 2023?

1. Amazon Prime Video released a second season of Clarkson’s Farm in early 2023. What is the name of the farm?

10. Where was this year’s Ryder Cup held?


6. Mariah Carey’s iconic Christmas hit All I Want for Christmas officially signals the start of the festive period but what year was it released? 7. In which country is it tradition to eat KFC for Christmas dinner? 8. Which fairy tale served as an inspiration for the first gingerbread houses? 9. In what year was Raymond Briggs’ illustrated book, The Snowman, released? 10. In which film did the famous song White Christmas first appear?

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Westside & Southside Restaurant & Bar Awards 2023

Oh, what a night!

LATE OCTOBER IN 2023... OVER 200 GUESTS GATHERED FOR THIS YEAR’S WESTSIDE & SOUTHSIDE RESTAURANT & BAR AWARDS. BUT WHICH CULINARY STARS WERE CELEBRATING? READ ON TO FIND OUT... It was a double celebration for West 10 Bar & Kitchen at this year’s Westside & Southside Restaurant & Bar Awards as they won the coveted ‘Restaurant of the Year’ award and saw one of its proteges crowned ‘Young Chef of the Year’. West 10 has undergone some significant changes over the last 12 months, not least with the appointment of head chef Scott Philliskirk who has completely revamped the restaurant side of the business. Working alongside young chef Charlie Downham, he introduced a 'blind' seven-course tasting menu, plus two signature snacks. The menus change every month, utilising seasonally available ingredients. “I wanted to provide a new experience that takes diners out of their comfort zones by challenging tastes and perceptions - in my experience, trying new things without preconceptions can be amazing and even change your mindset about food and ingredients,” said Scott. The reaction to these changes has been phenomenal and judging by the huge round of applause that greeted the announcement – made by our compere Chris Wilson, the former managing editor of RMC Media – it was a popular choice and welldeserved. Charlie Downham received his plaque after taking part in a special cooking challenge at The Sheffield College in September. Held on Monday 30 October at Owlerton Events and Conferencing (OEC), we gave out 22 awards to not just the region’s best bars, restaurants and chefs, but some further afield too. Over 200 people packed out the Hillsborough venue, which opened in


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late 2019 and hosts a range of impressive multi-purpose suites with catering for up to 500 guests, a perfect setting for weddings, dinners, balls, conferences, live events and more. It was the perfect fit for our event; extremely well organised, the service was faultless throughout the evening ensuring that the awards ran smoothly and without a hitch.

Images courtesy Mark Rodgers

The kitchen served a wonderful four-course meal which consisted of a lightly spiced parsnip and coconut velouté to start, followed by a fish course of salmon fishcake, pineapple and cucumber. For main course we tucked into roasted chicken breast with a chicken and sage wellington and for dessert polished off chocolate parfait with sour cherry compote and caramelised white chocolate gel. When it came to the 2023 Westside & Southside Restaurant & Bar Awards, competition was keen of course, and we were delighted at how many local restaurants, bars and cafes entered into the festivities. It was fantastic to see all of the nominees together in one room, celebrating the superb quality of independent eateries found in our region and beyond. One of our most popular awards on the night is the Readers’ Choice Award, voted for by yourselves of course. We had a flurry of entries and after a close call between The Maynard, The George and The Wortley Arms, it was the north Sheffield venue that scooped the prize for the second year in a row, winning by a significant margin of over 700 votes. Each of our 22 winners received an engraved plaque, which were presented on the night by publishing managers Mandy Ogle and SallyAnne Sharp and publishing director Amanda Roy. Once the awards had been dished out and the plates had been cleared, it was time to hit the dancefloor. And for some hardened party animals, the after-party continued into the small hours at Napoleons Casino, situated next door to the OEC. Read on to find out who picked up the region’s most coveted honours at the Westside & Southside Restaurant & Bar Awards 2023.

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The West 10 team collect the ‘Restaurant of the Year’ award

Double winners!

WEST 10 BAR & KITCHEN NOT ONLY WON OUR ‘RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR’ AWARD BUT SAW CHARLIE DOWNHAM CROWNED ‘YOUNG CHEF’ TOO. fter 21 awards had been dished out, there was only one remaining and that was the biggest one of the night – Restaurant of the Year. Competition, as always, was keen but it was West 10 Bar & Kitchen who triumphed, and received rapturous applause as they took to the stage. No-one was more surprised than owner Klaus Bach, who has overseen big changes at the Fulwood Road venue over the last 12 months. “It’s very unusual to have a ‘blind’ menu, customers usually like to know what they’re going to eat,” he said. “But our customers have grown to like it, I think people want to experience something different. It was a gamble but I have every confidence in Scott and Charlie.” Head chef Scott Philliskirk unfortunately couldn’t be there on the night – he was having his own celebration after the birth of his baby daughter – but watched the announcement via FaceTime. “It capped off a good week!” he beamed. “The staff deserve it and I’m glad they had a good night.”


Scott grew up largely in France and it was here that he discovered this ‘blind’ way of eating out, which ultimately provided the inspiration for his menu at West 10. “I think Klaus was a bit apprehensive at first but he put a lot of trust in me,” said Scott. “We put a whole new kitchen in and although bookings were slow at first, the last three months have been incredible. We’re now booked up to Christmas and beyond.” The Restaurant of the Year award made it a double celebration for

‘Young Chef’ Charlie Downham

West 10, who also saw chef Charlie Downham crowned ‘Young Chef of the Year’. Charlie had taken part in a cooking competition at Sheffield College’s training kitchen facilities in September and had been waiting since then to find out if he had won. Although he was quietly confident, despite not having taking part in such a competition before. “I knew it,” he said. “I was nervous at first put I’d practised a few times and was confident I could deliver a good dish. Time was my biggest worry but thankfully I got everything done.” Charlie joined West 10 in December 2022 and has been working under Scott ever since. “It’s a whole new level of cooking for me,” he added. “The competition was good experience and to win is the icing on the cake.” “I’m over the moon for Charlie,” added Scott. “For me to know that I’ve taught him makes me really proud. He’s done exceptionally well over the last ten months or so and is cooking at a really high level.” www.sheffieldvibe.com 61

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Westside & Southside Restaurant & Bar Awards 2023

Best Dining Pub The Peacock at Cutthorpe

Best ‘Local’ Hyde Park Inn, Dronfield

Stunning views of the Derbyshire countryside, an excellent selection of beers, wines and spirits, and top-class modern British cuisine, has attracted a loyal following both locally and further afield. This the is the fifth time the Peacock have walked away with an award; last time around (in 2021) they were also voted ‘Best Dining Pub’. “It’s amazing to win,” said Charlotte Marsden. “It’s been a fantastic year for us, we’ve worked really hard and are very much a team. Our staff are fantastic and special credit should go to our head chef, Jack.”

This Dronfield venue has everything you expect from a good local - lovely home-cooked food, a great selection of drinks and a fantastic atmosphere. This is the second year in the year they have triumphed in this category. “Our motto is: Good beer, good food and good company,” said owners Tom and Vee O’Reilly. “We’re like a little hidden gem. People either don’t know we’re here or haven’t been for years. We have a great team who work really hard. We’re delighted to win this award.”

Best Family Favourite The Bistro at Dunston Hall

Best Sunday Lunch Prince of Wales, Baslow

After winning ‘Best Newcomer’ in 2021 and ‘Best Café/Light Bite’ in 2022, Dunston Hall made it a hat-trick of awards by adding ‘Family Favourite’ to their list of accolades. The charming bistro has a breakfast, lunchtime and evening menu, offering something for everyone. Service comes with a smile with the food presented beautifully, all in relaxing surroundings. “We’re up here collecting this award, but is not just about us, it’s about the whole team,” said head chef Jordan Garratt. “Everyone makes a big effort, whether that’s in the kitchen, front of house of wherever.”

A village pub and restaurant in the heart of Baslow, the Prince of Wales was recently awarded its second AA Rosette. The team serves a great selection of artisan ales, beers, delicious wines and gins and sources local produce from Derbyshire and the Peak District “This is totally unexpected,” said head chef Matt Booth. “Everything we use for our Sunday lunches is fresh and homemade and I like to think we consistently deliver a top quality lunch. We’ve had a good summer and have stayed busy ever since.”

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Best Bistro Thyme Cafe

Best Cafe/Light Bite 1554 Coffee & Gift Shop

This awards caps off a good year for Thyme Café, who also celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2023. “There’s not many restaurants in Sheffield that get to this stage and we want to thank every customer that has dined with us over the years,” said co-director Kevin Alder. Kevin and his business partners, Anton Corso and Matt Heap, took over the reins 18 months ago and while they have kept lots of things the same, there’s been some new additions too. The most notable is the conversion of the previously unused upstairs into a ‘supper club’. “I think the ‘bistro’ tag definitely suits us,” said head chef Mark Lingard.

You do wonder if Sheffield Cathedral is channelling a bit of divine inspiration but given that this is 1554’s fifth win at the Westside Restaurant & Bar Awards – you can’t deny that the decision to put a café inside has proved to be a winner. To win this against so much competition is just fantastic,” said manager Ruth Maher-Heslip. “It’s been a tough time but we’ve managed to bring back the staff we had to let go during Covid. Our customers are incredibly loyal; combined with the hard work of the team, it has contributed to our success.”

Best Hotel Restaurant The Maynard

Best Contemporary Brocco

The Maynard, owned by Longbow Bars and Restaurants, started the year with a major refurbishment of its restaurant and bar areas and followed this by upgrading the garden with the addition of a new terrace, something that came into its own during the warm summer months. “It’s been a spectacular year and this award is the icing on the cake,” said head chef Gregory Robinson. “We’ve worked so hard and this is recognition for the team,” added Charlotte Barker. “We’re inspired by our staff, without them we’re nothing.”

Brocco have been regular visitors to the awards podium over recent years and despite changes in ownership and in the kitchen, continue to hit those high standards that have become so synonymous with the Hunters Bar venue. The award was a fitting send-off for Ben Hunt who is leaving for pastures new. “This is a nice leaving gift,” he said. “It’s been a challenge this year with changes behind the scenes and front of house but this justifies all the hard work. It’s fantastic.”

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Westside & Southside Restaurant & Bar Awards 2023

Best Indian Prithi Raj

Best Oriental Chinatown

Everyone loves a good curry and Sheffield has some fine independent restaurants to choose from. Some of them are so good in fact it’s hard to choose between them but Prithi Raj has come out on top for the third time running. “It’s the food that keeps everyone coming back and I’d like to thank all our customers,” said Eiffran Shain. The Ecclesall Road is also known for its charitable endeavours and recently raised £60,050 at a fundraising event for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity, which was attended by Dan Walker and Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill. The event was also supported by HSBC and Lloyds.

Martin Ng’s Chinatown restaurant has quickly established itself as a top destination for quality authentic Chinese food. Three menus - daytime dim sum and evening ‘English’ and Chinese menus - leave no stone unturned. Alan Lau collected the award on Martin’s behalf and said: “It’s a great honour, I think this is our fourth year in a row.” Asked why he though they were successful, he added: “I think it’s our portion sizes! Seriously though, the team of Martin, Lewis and Tony work hard to deliver a genuine experience for our customers, it’s what keeps them coming back.”

Best Italian Nonnas

Best Night Out Cubana

The Ecclesall Road restaurant is something of a Sheffield institution having been open for 27 years - and takes this award for the third year running. Like many restaurateurs at the event, owner Maurizio Mori felt this had been a challenging year but puts the restaurant’s success down to passionate staff and good, loyal clientele. “Nonnas has been built on love and passion and I think that shows in everything we do,” he said. Live music adds to the atmosphere and recent performers have included John Reilly and Lewis Nitikman.

There’s never a dull moment at Cubana; with live music and tapas upstairs and salsa dancing – and the widest range of rums in Sheffield behind the bar, it consistently delivers the whole package from the stunning surroundings of Leopold Square. “It’s always nice to receive awards, particularly for “Best Night Out” which recognises the full Cubana experience,” said co-owner Adrian Bagnoli. “I believe it’s down to providing the people of Sheffield with stunning tapas, top quality cocktails, one of the world’s best rum collections, fabulous live music, and of course our warm and friendly customer service - all under the one roof.”

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Best Newcomer The Assembly

Best Readers’ Choice The Wortley Arms

The Assembly is the new bar and bistro attached to The Schoolrooms in Low Bradfield and opened in April. It’s split over multiple levels with two distinct dining areas; The Library and Caretaker’s as well as a spacious bar, mezzanine and tap room. On the food front there’s an ever-changing à la carte menu that puts a modern twist on traditional British dining and uses seasonal ingredients, many of which are sourced from local suppliers. “It’s been a whirlwind five or six months,” said manager Laura Helliwell. “We’re delighted to get this award. I would say that all our staff care and go above and beyond.”

Our Readers’ Choice Award is one of our most coveted and gives you the chance to have your say on who the winner should be. Conducted via an online poll, we asked you to send in your ‘best restaurant’ and tell us why. Many of you did – we received over 1,600 entries – but there was one clear winner, by some 700 votes. The Wortley Arms, owned by Jamie Ellis, came out on top, largely thanks to their shrewd social media marketing campaign. “We have a lot of regular customers who like to support us,” said Jamie. “It’s great for our staff, they deserve it, not me.”

And the party continued long after the awards had been given out...

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Westside & Southside Restaurant & Bar Awards 2023

And introducing our ‘Out of Town’ winners... WE HAD SIX AWARDS FOR RESTAURANTS A LITTLE FURTHER AFIELD BUT WHOM WE THINK ARE MORE THAN WORTH THE EXTRA EFFORT TO VISIT. or the second year running, this year we also had special ‘Out of Town’ awards for outstanding restaurants that fall outside our usual Westside and Southside readership area.


These are restaurants are outstanding and we feel are worth making the extra journey for. Five out of the six winners were in attendance – unfortunately Sukhothai couldn’t make it – and

walked away with plaques in the Dining Pub, Café/Light Bite, Contemporary, Indian, Oriental and Best Night Out categories. Find out what the winners had to say...

Best Dining Pub The Friars Head

Best Cafe/Light Bite The Barn Cafe at Manor Farm

The Friars Head became part of the Fine & Country Inns Group in March 2023 and there have been lots of changes over the last eight months or so. Situated between Leyburn and Bedale in the heart of Wensleydale, known for its castles, abbeys and waterfalls, the 200-year-old pub-restaurant is part of Akebar Holiday Park. “There’s been a massive turnaround,” said Tara McKeith. “We’ve put a lot of work in improving the venue and to get this award so soon is just fantastic. It’s been a real team effort.”

You’ll find Manor Farm in Oldcotes, not far from Worksop. The property was bought by the Priestleys in 2012 and still remains their family home. Restoration has been key to their family vision; the transformation began with the conversion of the Victorian house into a holiday rental and in July 2020 they opened The Courtyard, which has since grown to house the Barn Café as well as a number of artisan businesses, including a new farm shop. “Just to get a nomination was amazing enough,” said Abi Priestley. “But to win… we’re thrilled. This has given us the inspiration to kick on.”

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Best Contemporary DN1 Delicatessen & Dining

Best Indian Zara’s, Tickhill

DN1 Delicatessen & Dining was taken over by Martyn and Sarah Pippard last year. Martyn is perhaps best known as ‘The Gentleman Fishmonger’ and his Doncaster market stall is famed for its fine quality fish and seafood, much of which features on the menu at DN1. Martyn has four chefs on his books – Marcus AshtonSimpson, Adam Barratt, Oska Ready and Taylor Firth – who split their time between the deli and market stall. “I’m lost for words,” said Sarah. “What a team we have. It’s been a challenging 18 months but onwards and upwards.”

Tickhill-based Zara’s has occupied its Sunderland Street location for over 20 years and is a favourite not just in the town but further afield too. Faruk Miah was on hand to collect their award and puts the restaurant’s success down to their consistently good, fresh food and thanked their loyal customer for their continued support. “Thank you so much for this award,” he said. “We’ve had a really good evening and are really happy to be a winner.” Returning customers have been the hallmark of Zara’s longevity.

Best Oriental Sukhothai

Best Night Out Bank House

Sukhothai is the home of authentic Thai food with two restaurants in Leeds and one in Harrogate. Since 2002, owner and head chef Ban Kaewkhraikot has received critical acclaim and won numerous awards for her fabulous, authentic food – this award adds to that collection. “I opened my first Sukhothai restaurant in Chapel Allerton in 2002. Over the next 21 years we’ve extended Chapel Allerton three times and opened new restaurants in Harrogate and on South Parade in Leeds city centre,” Ban said. “I’d like to thank everyone who's visited Sukhothai over the years and to the local suppliers that have supported me. You've helped make my dream come true.”

After winning ‘Best Contemporary’ for the last three years, Bank House showed that there’s much more to the Hathersage venue by scooping ‘Best Night Out’. “The bar is just as important as the restaurant,” said bar manager Elliott Smith. “We get a mix of locals and diners so it’s important to deliver good service – and to keep people smiling. Fine dining can be fun and we add to that relaxed atmosphere.” “Hathersage is becoming a real destination with lots of local businesses supporting each other which is so great to see,” added Connor Colvin. www.sheffieldvibe.com 67

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id you know that England is one of the few countries in the world that doesn’t have a tradition for dining on Christmas Eve? It seems we reserve these rituals for Christmas Day where the focus is firmly on turkey and all the trimmings. With Christmas tending to be very meat heavy, whether you go for turkey, goose, duck or even a rib of beef, we think you should be eating something much lighter in the build-up to the big day and with that in mind have taken inspiration from an Italian-American tradition. The Feast of the Seven Fishes, or Festa dei sette pesci as it is known in Italy, is centred around fish and seafood dishes, which popular choices including baccalà (salted cod), fried calamari, mussels and clams. It sees Christmas Eve as a vigil or fasting day, with the abundance of seafood reflecting the observance of abstinence from meat until the feast of Christmas Day itself. With a nod to the festival, we have sought advice and expertise from three of


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our local restaurants – all winners at our recent Westside Restaurant & Bar Awards – so you can create your very own ‘Feast of the Seven Fishes’ at home. We’ve not gone the whole turbot by featuring seven different fishes but have some tasty recipes that are easy to create and, more importantly, are absolutely delicious. You can choose to enjoy them on Christmas Eve, as tradition dictates, or at any other time over the festive period. There’s no better place to start than our ‘Restaurant of the Year’ West 10 and head chef Scott Philliskirk has put together a delicious cured salmon dish paired with a horseradish yoghurt and beetroot. “I chose this dish because it is simple but bold in flavour,” said Scott. “This dish is a fantastic opener for your Christmas eve meal, especially if you want to impress your friends or family. I wouldn’t say they are festive flavours as such but for the time of year I believe it has the perfect balance of being light and comforting.” Scott recommends an Esk Valley

Albarino from New Zealand to go with the dish. The West 10 chef will be working on Christmas Eve but goes all-out on breakfast. “We usually have French pastries followed by smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toasted sourdough with lashings of caviar, all washed down with a cheeky glass of Champagne,” he added. Adrian Gagea is executive chef at The Maynard and The George and chose a dish that is simple, fresh and with great flavours – his nori monkfish tail is hugely popular with customers. “Monkfish is great fish for festive occasions, with great flavour and texture,” he said. “The nori sheets keep all of the flavour and succulence whilst the acidity from the capers and grapefruit cuts through the richness of the cream and butter from the beurre blanc.” Adrian recommends a Gomez Cruzado Rioja Blanco 2019 to complement this dish, which has notes of honeysuckle, stone fruit and toasty aromas with a layered palate revealing ripe fruits,

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Wakame - Henderson’s & treacle cured salmon with hung horseradish yogurt, allium dressed beetroot, sage crisps

West 10 Bar & Kitchen minerality, an exotic note and a long toasty finish with an injection of zest. Perhaps predictably, Adrian is generally working on Christmas Eve but if he had to choose a go-to dish he would opt for salmon with a seafood risotto. At Bank House, Hathersage chef Andrew Warnes recommends a seasonally spiced cod fillet, which was inspired by its ability to encapsulate the essence of the season. “This dish features a succulent spiced cod fillet, accompanied by a delicate butternut squash puree, sautéed chanterelle mushrooms, and a saffroninfused fondant potato,” said Andy. “This dish features festive flavours that include the comforting essence of pumpkin and an array of aromatic spices. It includes a blend of turmeric, cumin, coriander, garam masala, and curry powder.” As with most chefs, Andrew will be working on Christmas Eve, a time when he immerses himself in preparing great, traditional festive dishes with a contemporary twist - often sampling these himself.

Ingredients (serves 4-6 people): 450g top loin fresh salmon skinned (ideally Loch Duart if you can source it) Horseradish (to taste) 160g natural yogurt 20g chives 1tsp Chardonnay vinegar 80ml vegetable oil 10 sage leaves 3 medium beetroots (if you want to save time, pre-cooked is fine)

For the horseradish hung yoghurt: Horseradish (to taste) 160g natural yogurt

Always get your fish from a reputable fishmonger to ensure top quality and freshness never cure shop-bought fish

For the beetroot (diced): 3 medium beetroot

For the cure: 100g soft dark-brown sugar / molasses 100g flaked sea salt 5g wakame seaweed 60g Henderson relish Orange zest 1. Either with a food processor or hand blender blitz the mixture until wet sand like consistency is achieved if you have neither of these mixing altogether by hand is fine. 2. Curing the salmon (this can be done the day before), cure time 6-8 hours. 3. Spread half of the cure mix the same size as the salmon and lay it on top covering the fish with the remaining mixture. Clingfilm and leave in the fridge to cure for 6-8 hours, once ready, rinse the fish under cold water and then pat dry ready to use later. For the allium dressing: 20g chives (roughly chopped ) 1tsp Chardonnay vinegar 80ml vegetable oil 1. Heat the oil until warm place the chives into the oil and blitz with a food processor/hand whisk. 2. Pass the oil through a fine sieve, add the vinegar and set aside in the fridge until ready to serve.

1. Place the natural yoghurt in a mixing bowl and incorporate the horseradish to taste. Once content with the heat from the horseradish place mix into a muslin cloth and hang in the fridge for 6-8 hours. Alternatively place in a fine mesh sieve and leave in the fridge until ready.

1. Top and tail the beetroots and season the tops and bottoms with sea salt. Place the beetroots individually in tin foil and place in the pre heated oven for 3545 minutes or until cooked. 2. Once cooked, allow to cool in the tinfoil, then dice to your preferred size and place in the fridge ready to serve. For the sage crisps: 10 sage leaves 1. Brush each of the leaves with oil and season with a little salt. 2. There are different ways to make the crisps: if you own an air fryer, put them in on the crisp setting for a few seconds at a time until crispy. Or you can simply place in a frying pan and toast each side until crisp (pat dry with kitchen roll). 3. Store in an airtight container or crisp just before serving. Plating method: 1. Portion salmon to desired thickness (I recommend a thin as possible) once portioned arrange on your plates to your desired look. 2. Mix the diced beetroot into the allium dressing and divide onto each plate evenly allowing some of excess dressing on top of the salmon. 3. Place the hung yoghurt into a piping bag and neatly dress the salmon with dots of yoghurt all over. Lastly break the sage crips up roughly and garnish the dish… Service! www.sheffieldvibe.com 77

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Nori monkfish tail with poached cod cheeks, grapefruit and capers beurre blanc, pak choi and samphire Ingredients 180g Monkfish 6g Nori 130g Orange Beurre blanc 5g Capers 50g Grapefruit (for the garnish) 40g Samphire 70g Pak choi 100g Cod cheeks

For the Beurre blanc: Ingredients 50g Red onion 1 orange (juice and a half of the zest) 50g White wine 10g White wine vinegar 50g Double cream 60g Butter Salt & Pepper to taste

Method 1. Clean the monkfish from the silver skin, portion into 90g fillets, wrap them in nori. 2. Cook the fish on a tray lined with baking paper and season with salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 6-8 minutes. 3. Bring the beurre blanc to boil and then add the cod cheeks, add the capers and grapefruit, taste and correct the seasoning. 4. Blanch the samphire and pak choi, sauté in a pan and season with salt and pepper. 5. Plate in a bowl, adding the sauce first, add the pak choi and samphire, place the fish on top and garnish with a slice of grapefruit.

Method 1. Peel and finely dice red onions or shallots, zest the orange and then add the juice into the mix 2. In a large sauce pot add all the ingredients and bring to boil, then simmer for 10-15 minutes.

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Seasonally spiced cod fillet, roasted butternut squash, butternut squash purée, sautéed chanterelle mushrooms, saffron cream & fondant potato Ingredients (serves two): 360g cod loin (2x 180g fillets) 4 tbsp cornflour 1 tsp each of turmeric, cumin, coriander, garam masala, and curry powder 1 butternut squash 100g chanterelle mushrooms 1 shallot (finely chopped) A small pinch of saffron (adjust to your taste) 300ml double cream 50ml white wine 1 large white potato (peeled and shaped into two rectangles) 3 tablespoons butter 2 cloves of garlic (crushed) and springs of thyme 200ml vegetable stock (using 2 Oxo cubes) Vegetable oil Salt Method: For the Cod (Total Cooking Time: 10 minutes, Prep Time: 2 minutes): 1. Cut the cod loin into two even portions. 2. In a bowl, mix cornflour, turmeric, cumin, coriander, garam masala, and curry powder. Coat the cod fillets with this mixture, leaving the skin side uncoated, and

season with salt. 3. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Heat a nonstick frying pan with a bit of oil. Once the pan is warm, reduce the heat to medium and add the cod fillets, skin side down, until lightly golden (about 2 minutes). Turn the cod to sear all sides, lightly cooking out the spices for about 1 minute per side. 4. Once the cod is seared, transfer it to an oven tray and bake for 4-6 minutes or until fully cooked through. For the Diced Butternut Squash and Puree, and Sautéed Chanterelle Mushrooms (Prep Time: 10 minutes, Puree Cook Time: 30 minutes, Sautéed Veg Cook Time: 5 minutes): 1. Top and tail the butternut squash, peel, and cut the top half into 2cm cubes, and the bottom half for the puree. 2. Boil water in a saucepan, add the cubed squash until al dente, then remove and set aside. Cook the chopped squash in the same pan until very soft and the water has reduced. Add 50ml cream and cook for an additional minute. 3. Remove the squash from the remaining liquid, reserving the liquid. Blend the cooked squash in a food processor, adding the remaining liquid gradually to

achieve a smooth and thick consistency. Add salt to taste. 4. Wash the chanterelle mushrooms, remove any dirt, and sauté them with the diced squash in a pan with a bit of oil over low heat until the mushrooms are cooked and golden in colour. For the Fondant Potato: 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F. 2. Peel the potatoes and cut the ends to create flat, rectangular shapes. 3. Heat oil in an oven-proof frying pan on high heat until hot. Place the potatoes flat side down and cook for 5-6 minutes, flipping as needed to prevent sticking, until golden brown. 4. Flip the potatoes over, reduce the heat to medium-high, and cook for another 5-6 minutes until golden brown. 5. Add the butter, garlic, and thyme, allowing the butter to melt and infuse the flavours for a minute. Baste the potatoes with the butter. 6. Remove the garlic to prevent burning and pour vegetable stock around the potatoes. Sprinkle with salt. 7. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, checking for tenderness with a sharp knife. If not tender, bake for an additional 5-10 minutes. www.sheffieldvibe.com 79

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Theatre White Christmas 9 December-13 January / Crucible www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Former soldiers turned successful showbiz duo Bob and Phil are on the 80 www.sheffieldvibe.com

lookout for a new act. On meeting singing sisters Betty and Judy they are immediately smitten. When the four wind up performing a gig together at a remote Vermont ski resort, they discover that the hotel is owned by the boys’ old army commander. But the place is on the verge of bankruptcy thanks to an

unseasonal lack of snow. Can the talented foursome transform the lodge’s fortunes in time for Christmas? And will the snow start to fall? The perfect feel-good musical for all the family features the songs Blue Skies, Sisters and the festive favourite White Christmas.

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Beauty and the Beast

Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Wonder

8 December-7 January / Lyceum www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Duncan James (Blue) and Jennie Dale (CBeebies’ Swashbuckle) Jennie join legendary Dame Damian Williams in this year’s pantomime. Once again, the show will be written and directed by Paul Hendy (Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella) and produced by Evolution, the same team behind last year’s fabulous panto, Jack and the Beanstalk. This fairy-tale extravaganza promises to be full of hilarious comedy, lavish sets, fantastic music, beautiful costumes, magic and mayhem. It’s never too early to book your favourite seats as time will fly by!

Manor Operatic Society presents Robin Hood 27 December-7 January / Sheffield City Hall www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk Follow Robin Hood and his hilarious band of Merry Men on a magical adventure through Sherwood Forest. The brand new script is packed to the brim with laughter, amazing music, spectacular special effects and dazzling dancing; plus Manor’s iconic dough throwing, bucket game and Tiddly Winky Woo. This is sure to be their most spectacular panto ever!

Theatre A Town Called Christmas 15-30 December / Playhouse www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Far away, beyond the snow, and nestled in a perfect nook you’ll find a town called Christmas… Clementine dreams of a place where gingerbread houses glow under twinkling fairy-lights, and chocolate coins are currency. Where the streets are filled with snow-ball fights, and laughter hangs like baubles in the air! The happiest place on Earth. Or at least it used to be… Buckle in for a rollercoaster of magic, music, and mayhem as our hero crashlands in a crumbling town where only the long-forgotten fables, a cantankerous caretaker and a glitching robot remain!

1-3 December. /Utilita Sheffield Arena www.utilitaarenasheffield.co.uk Celebrate with Mickey, Minnie, and their Disney friends while reliving the adventures of your favourite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder. See Mirabel and the stars of Encanto for the first time live on ice as they learn everyone has a special gift. Set sail with Moana and Maui to save the island of Motunui, bring back summer with Anna, Elsa, and Olaf, and sing and dance as the Disney Princesses make their dreams come true. Be inspired by the true friendships of the Toy Story gang, and Dory and Nemo.

Comedy Lucy Beaumont 10 December / Sheffield City Hall www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk It’s time for the wife to tour now… Award-winning stand-up comedian BEFORE she met Jon Richardson, Lucy Beaumont is going to let loose and let slip on her roller coaster world. Life through the Beaumont lens is more surreal than you could ever imagine.

Exhibition Pioneers: John Ruskin, William Morris and the Bauhaus 19 October 2023 – 21 January 2024 Millennium Gallery sheffieldmuseums.org.uk John Ruskin, William Morris and the students and masters of the Bauhaus were innovators that shaped our understanding of art and design. They were united by a common belief – that design and making can improve everyday life. This autumn, a major new exhibition at Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery explores the unexpected yet significant connection they share.

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Music Madness 14 December / Utilita Sheffield Arena www.utilitaarenasheffield.co.uk Known for their raucous live sets, the C’est La Vie tour will be teeming with hits from the nutty boy’s unrivalled back catalogue along with some songs from the new album. Lightning Seeds will be the special guests in Sheffield.

Leona Lewis 6 December / Sheffield City Hall www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk Leona’s evening of Christmas classics and greatest hits follows the release of Christmas, With Love Always, the special repackaged release of her 2013 studio album Christmas, With Love.

Everly Pregnant Brothers: Christmas Special 15 December / O2 Academy www.academymusicgroup.com/ o2academysheffield The ‘Brothers return for their annual Christmas show playing a string of their favourite songs as well as a few Christmas classics. There might even be a special guest or two.

Joe Carnall Jnr & Friends 23 December / O2 Academy www.academymusicgroup.com/ o2academysheffield What started out as Joe and his acoustic guitar way back in 2010, has now evolved into a riotous celebration of live music...and Christmas. Over the years, the Milburn frontman has built somewhat of a reputation for huge singalongs, and some very special guests. www.sheffieldvibe.com 81

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Festive treat

SYN RESTAURANT & BAR’S NEWLY-LAUNCHED CHRISTMAS MENU IS THE PERFECT PARTY-STARTER, WRITES RICHARD ABBEY. t’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas at SYN Restaurant & Bar, who has launched a festive menu, perfect for parties and celebrations. The new kid on the Kelham Island block occupies the ground floor of a brand-new apartment building and has that fresh feel that you expect from a new venue. The restaurant occupies the front half of the space with a large bar area and kitchen to the rear. Walls have been painted black with marble tables and orange and green booth seating providing splashes of colour. Soft, industrial-style lighting adds to the atmosphere and is complemented by music that is not too loud for restaurant guests but not too quiet for those in the bar – they’ve got the balance just right. Reece Elliott, who appeared on MasterChef: The Professionals in 2020, has been recruited to run the kitchen and has created a menu that is seasonal and makes the most of local produce. They’ve kept things simple with a choice


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of four starters, five mains and four desserts. Being a bar as well, there’s a fantastic choice of drinks with over 30 different cocktails as well as a good selection of wines, spirits and beers, including those from local Kelham brewery, Heist. As part of the newly-launched festive menu, which is available now, there’s a seasonal selection of cocktails eight drinks and it only seem right to put a couple of those to the test. An Apple Brandy Old Fashioned (£12) used apple-infused brandy and was sweet and booze heavy whilst a Lavender Bee (£12), which saw lavender-infused honey added to infused Beefeater Gin, was light, crisp and refreshing. The star of the festive menu is, of course, the turkey which Reece had brined overnight before boning and butterflying and stuffing before rolling in Parma ham to make a ballotine. A sizeable slice is then served with glazed carrots and parsnips, creamed brussels sprouts with chestnuts, fondant potato and cranberry gel as well as a separate

jug of turkey gravy. Presentation, first and foremost and with all SYN’s dishes, was excellent but the proof is in the eating and turkey was a triumph, deliciously moist with a slight saltiness from the ham and herby overtones from the stuffing. We particularly loved the creamed sprouts as well, which worked harmoniously with the chestnuts. Our sweet finish came in the form of a warm brown butter treacle tart and cappuccino ice cream (£14), and spiced carrot cake, salted walnut praline, whipped cream cheese and vanilla (£12). SYN Restaurant & Bar 72 Russell Street, Sheffield, S3 8RW Tel: 0114 312 3690

At a glance: H Stylish venue H Great for a celebration H Cool cocktails

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SYN Restaurant and Bar, where excellence preside your expectations. Every aspect of your dining experience is our guiding principle. Our culinary team is dedicated to the art of gastronomy, with a commitment to sourcing the finest ingredients. We create dishes that are not only visually stunning but also burst with flavor. From the first bite to the last, you’ll savor the magic of our carefully crafted menus, alongside with our masterfully prepared cocktails. Our mixologists blend creativity with tradition to craft drinks that are as unforgettable as the meals they accompany. Whether you prefer classic favorites or adventurous new creations, our cocktail menu will delight your senses.

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Open: Tuesday-Saturday: 8.45am - 4pm & Seasonal Sundays up to Christmas

Bruno Espresso Bar is your new family-run Italian coffee shop owned by Chiara and Gian Bruno. Enjoy an array of sweet treats and bakes, freshly-made panini, Italian deli goods and, of course, the perfect blend of coffee to give you that much needed boost.

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A tale as old as time HELP BREAK THE SPELL AT WENTWORTH WOODHOUSE THIS CHRISTMAS. magical new Christmas visitor experience is set to sprinkle an enchanted spell over Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham’s Grade I listed stately home. A Tale As Old As Time takes up the story after a fairytale spell has been cast on the House and its inhabitants. The family festive event, which runs from Tuesday 28 November through to Sunday 7 January, is being created and staged entirely by Wentworth Woodhouse staff and their army of dedicated volunteers. A ‘Christmas crew’ is hand-building props and scenery, producing haunting soundscapes and bringing foliage, twisting branches and abandoned elements from the Mansion’s Gardens to transform the corridors and State Rooms into scenes akin to Sleeping Beauty’s castle. In addition, from dusk ‘til 9pm, the West Front Gardens beyond will be the scene of a half-kilometre outdoor Light Trail, with illuminated woodland grottos and pathways. The Christmas spectacular is a nod to the history of the mansion - from its lavish Christmas parties thrown by the


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Marquesses of Rockingham and the Earls Fitzwilliam, its slide into decline in the 20th century to its new life, thanks to a careful and creative multi-millionpound regeneration by the Preservation Trust who took ownership in 2017. Visitors can explore at their leisure and are tasked with finding a hidden trail of camellias which can break the spell cast on the House and restore life and laughter. The Mansion is renowned for the camellia collection - one of the oldest in the western world - in its recently-restored garden Camellia House. They will enter via the 18th century Oak Staircase and State Corridor, both overgrown with greenery, to find a glowing fire and regal throne in the Whistlejacket Room, a sparkling champagne fountain in the Van Dyck Room and a dark and spooky forest in its Ante Room. A ballroom scene brings memories of the past to the majestic Marble Saloon and the experience concludes in the State Dining Room, where a giant banquet echoes the nights when a young Princess Victoria, then King George and

Queen Mary, were entertained. The Light Trail, which runs most evenings from Tuesday 28 November until Sunday 7 January, will feature fairy lights galore, mirror balls in unexpected places and swirling ‘carpets’ of light. There are fairy doors and woodland creatures to seek and find and a spectacular light tunnel finale. The Mansion’s baroque West Front facade will be beautifully lit throughout the Christmas period and a festive steam train will be running on its lawns and rear drive. A Festive Afternoon Tea themed around the event will be held in the Long Gallery and Christmas fayre is available in the Butler’s Pantry Café and food village on the West Front Lawns. A Tale As Old As Time tickets cost £15 for adults, £4 for 3-16s (under twos free). Family tickets (2 adults & 2 children) £30. Light Trail Only tickets are £12.50 for adults and £8.50 for children (under twos free). Family tickets (2 adults & 2 children) £35. House and Light Trail combined tickets are £17.50 for adults, £12.50 for 3-16s (under twos free). Family tickets (2 adults & 2 children) £55.

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The perfect cafe to kick start your day in the Peaks or just take a daytime break and enjoy a hearty meal Open Monday to Sunday 9am - 5pm

Christmas Events 2023 Christmas Wreath Making Workshops Wednesday 6th and 13th December 6pm - 8pm Brass Band Afternoons NYE Dinner & DJ Special three course set menu in our bistro. Tipples at midnight to ring in the New Year Follow our socials or get in touch for more information!

• BAR LOUNGE • COCKTAILS • TAP ROOM • • MODERN BRITISH DINING • EVENT HIRE • Assembly is our late night, neighbourhood Bar & Bistro Providing a superb dining experience for all occasions, putting a modern twist on traditional British dining. Open Wednesday to Friday 4pm til late Saturday & Sunday 1pm til late. Reservations available via our website!

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Historic luxury

SEASONAL AND STYLISH, THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT THE PEACOCK AT ROWSLEY, WRITES RICHARD ABBEY. he Peak District is littered with fine historic houses, hotels and restaurants – and they don’t come much finer than the Peacock at Rowsley. Originally a manor house dating back to the 1600s, the Peacock is now a 15bedroom boutique hotel and three AA rosette restaurant serving a fine dining menu using produce local to the Peak District National Park. A more relaxed bar menu is also available. The hotel is part of the Haddon Estate and enjoys close links with Haddon Hall where The Peacock owners, Lord and Lady Edward Manners, currently reside. “Wherever possible, we serve truly local ingredients from right here in the Peak District, including organicallyreared beef and lamb from the Haddon Estate,” said head chef Dan Smith, who was trained by Tom Aiken. “We also source beef, lamb and pork from E. W. Coates in Two Dales.” In the evening you can choose from an a la carte menu (£62.50 for two courses, £82.50 for three) as well as a tasting menu, although the latter is only available on Fridays and Saturdays. We arrived at the time of year when you can smell the open fires before you enter the building – a very tempting invitation when the nights are drawing


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in. We were a little late for our reservation after getting caught up in Chatsworth Halloween traffic so eschewed the offer of a pre-dinner drink (in front of said fire) and headed straight to one of two dining rooms. These formal rooms ooze historic features and are stylish and comfortable spaces to while away an hour or two. The set menu includes an amuse bouche – on this occasion a sourdough crumpet with lamb tartare and mint, and panis with sardine and tomato. This was followed by still-warm black treacle and sourdough bread and homemade butter. The choice of four starters was supplemented by two specials, one of which was in-season partridge served with celeriac, pear, walnut and a partridge and chilli jus. It was a delicate dish with subtle sweet and spicy flavours complementing the game bird. My wife’s red mullet, black rice, squid, fennel and roasted bone sauce delivered a real hit of harmonious and bold flavours. Haddon estate venison was also in season and cooked perfectly pink with accompaniments of crown prince squash, red onion, raisins and a pinenut and verjus sauce. It was a real autumnal dish that delivered on both flavour and presentation. I’d taken the fish option and was

seriously impressed with my sizeable fillet of halibut which was served with hand-rolled pasta, cordy ceps, cauliflower, chard, seaweed hollandaise and topped with shavings of truffle. A pre-dessert of coconut rice pudding and mango sorbet served as a palatecleanser before I tucked into a deliciously sweet and light dish of lemon curd, meringue, Greek yoghurt, fig and local honey. My wife opted for the cheeseboard which was complemented by crackers, malt loaf, celery, grapes and crab apple jelly. As we had driven over from Sheffield we shared a half-bottle of Fleurie La Madone, Beaujolais 2019 (£29.95). It’s been a long time since I’ve visited the Peacock. I remember being seriously impressed then and have no reason to change my opinion now. It’s stylish, special and delicious. Definitely worth fighting the traffic for. The Peacock at Rowsley Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE4 2EB Tel: 01629 733518 thepeacockatrowsley.com

At a glance: H Champions local produce H Beautifully-presented food H Historic building

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THE GREEDY GREEK DELI & GREEK DELI DIRECT greekdelidirect@gmail.com Tel 07927 673990 If you have a Business Event, want to say thank you to your staff the Greedy Greek Deli via the direct side of the business can cater for you. From our Street Food Vans serving Large Hot Pitta Wraps and Chips to a variety of Buffets.

We can also cater for weddings and party’s too, please give Helen a call to have a chat and we can email menus and prices for you to look at. For normal food orders and deliveries “The Greedy Greek Deli” is there for you on Sharrow Vale Road. Or order via just-eat. Download our App with

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10 1 Glitter Candy Christmas bauble white £1.50. www.bmstores.co.uk 2 Make your holiday table extra festive with these fun pink and green Christmas crackers, £28. www.maddisonballcreative.com 3 The HOPE Christmas cards are designed to help raise funds for CENTREPOINT, the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity. £3.25. burntpeach.co.uk 4 Daisy Park Christmas toast and marmalade ‘Peace & Love’ 1:2 pint mug £25. www.daisypark.co.uk 5 Jolly green candle holder £34. www.roseandgrey.co.uk 6 Luxurious and sustainable candlestick hand crafted from reclaimed table legs and gilded in genuine red dyed silver leaf. £160. webbandgray.com 7 This year, why not add a new element to your seasonal decor by hanging a Swedish star in your window. £34.99. www.norfolkhygge.co.uk 8 Earthborn Claypaint in colours Delilah, CanCan and Milk Jug used to paint DIY candy cane decorations. £4.99. earthbornpaints.co.uk 9 Beautiful handmade and textured porcelain Christmas decorations to adorn your home and tree for the festive season. £16. www.madebyhandonline.com 10 Pink tinsel fringe garland: £19.50. www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk www.sheffieldvibe.com 95

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Antiques Valuation & Discovery Days We hold regular valuation days across the region where our specialists will advise free of charge. Items may also be left to be included in a specialist auction.

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Enjoy An Antiques Buying Or Selling Experience. Based in two very different Derbyshire locations our salerooms offer one thing in common, a great service and a fun antiques buying or selling experience. - Auctions held every week throughout the year alternating between Spondon, Derby and Peak Village, Rowsley - Regular specialist auctions - Prices from £20 to £100,000’s means interesting finds for every pocket - Viewing on Tuesday prior to the auction and also the morning of the auction - Bid live on the internet from the comfort of your home or office

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Sheffield’s Premier Garage Door Supplier A family run business for over 25 years Zap Garage Doors offer a superior range of garage door products and services which has helped us become the ‘go-to’ business in Sheffield for all your garage door requirements.

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OFFERING WINDOWS, DOORS AND CONSERVATORIES, VISION TRADE FRAMES CAN HELP WITH YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS. ollowing his instincts and investing in his own business has stood Allan Ensor in good stead over the last 25 years. It was back in 1998 that Allan decided to give up a steady career as a window fitter to go it alone, manufacturing PVC windows and doors. This was the original Vision Trade Frames factory on Holme Lane in Hillsborough. “There was me and one employee and we had two windows on the order books, but soon I was employing more people and orders were up to 200 and then 300,” he recalls. “It all happened so quickly and in such a small area, we had 3,000 square feet of rented factory space and it was not enough.” To meet demand Allan and the team moved to their current base on Cuthbert Bank Road, now a dedicated PVCu window and door factory. Whether you are choosing a single window or a composite door, the production, facilities, dedicated technical and customer services ensure you will be completely satisfied with your PVCu products. Vision Trade Frames fabricate Kömmerling, windows, doors, conservatories and Solidor composite doors with nationwide delivery from a


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five working day turnaround. They use Ultion locks as standard, which protect against lock snapping and lock bumping. “It can take as little as 30 seconds to open a door fitted with a conventional lock cylinder, and to the experienced thief, sometimes less,” said Allan. “Ultion locks have double anti-snap protection with 11 pins (twice as many as standard locks) and nearly 300,000 key combinations.” Vision are more than just suppliers, offering customers a comprehensive service from complete technical support, speedy lead times and superior quality products, at competitive trade prices. It’s a proper team effort at Vision Trade Frames. Many of Allan’s staff came straight from school or college, were trained from scratch, and they tend to

stick around for a long time. “We don’t have much staff turnover,” says Allan. “And quite a few of the team have been with me since the start of the journey 25 years ago. That must say something about us as a company. “We’ve had good year-on-year growth which has enabled us to invest in machinery, and we’ve invested in people too.” And while their products are delivered all over the country they are still a local company when it comes to fitting, with clients ranging from the domestic market to trade and large scale commercial projects.We get a real mixed bag in here and it’s like a one-stop shop, we’re able to satisfy most people that walk through the door.” Find out more about Vision Trade Frames and why you should choose us as your Kömmerling PVCu window and door supplier. Browse their website to find product specifications, installation tips and more reasons to choose Kömmerling PVCu and doors. Vision Trade Frames Cuthbert Bank Road, Sheffield, S6 2HP Tel: 0114 231 3133 www.vision-windows.com

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Leading manufacturer of Kommerling PVCu, windows, doors, conservatories and Solidor composite doors

KÖMMERLING FLUSH SASH 70 Vision Trade Frames operate from a dedicated PVCu window and door factory in Sheffield. We fabricate Kömmerling, windows, doors, conservatories and Solidor composite doors with nationwide delivery from a 5 working day turnaround. We offer comprehensive support for our network of PVCu installers, including technical and onsite support. BAMBURGH HOUSE | CUTHBERT BANK ROAD | SHEFFIELD S6 2HP



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WISHING ALL OUR OLD & NEW CUSTOMERS A MERRY CHRISTMAS Many Special Offers • 30 Years Experience Free Estimates & Planning • Expert Fitting Guaranteed Free Home Visits • New Colours & Latest Designs

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Resin Bound Decorative Surface Dressing Systems We are a family run business with over 25 years’ experience that always provide a personal and bespoke service to breathe new life into tired paths, driveways and hard areas. Our products have been used on Drives, Paths, Patios, Roads and Parking areas in both the private and public sectors. Resin bound surfacing is an exciting alternative for your driveways, decorative patio area and pathways. With a smoother profile texture appearance than a resin bonded surface, this coating is also available in many different sizes and colours to suit your decorative requirements. The aggregate material is mixed with a suitable compound and laid on the prepared surface min 15mm in depth to provide a smooth and aesthetically pleasing bound surface. Simply rejuvenate your drive or patio areas or even create new ones. Resin bound systems are also permeable – they allow surface water to drain through complying with Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS)

Resin Bound Dressing An exciting alternative for your driveways, decorative patio area & tree pits.

Flat Roofing, Damp Proofing, Fencing & Artificial Grass now available. Book to view our new display area. For over 50 years Ronacrete has been at the leading edge of product development and performance. They provide a specialist range of products for installation by expert contractors such as ourselves. To ensure that all our customers get the best possible service and highest quality product all of Ronacrete materials are manufactured to a quality management system and are certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2008

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DOBSON ROOFING Dobson Roofing Services Ltd is a family run business with over 40 years of experience installing, maintaining and repairing flat and pitched roofs. I Slate and Tiled Pitched Roofing I Flat Roofing I Guttering, Fascias and Soffits I Velux Skylight Windows

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Meet, eat, drink, relax and shop morning, noon and night at Orchard Square. Orchard Square has it all wrapped up this Christmas Thirty-five years since first opening, this Christmas marks the start of a new era for the popular city centre open-air Square following the completion of an extensive refurbishment programme. Today, the modern look Square, located in the heart of Sheffield city centre, boasts a line-up of tenants including the award-winning, authentic Neapolitan pizza restaurant, Proove. The Old Shoe is another new addition, offering one of the UK’s most diverse drinks list with a rotating selection of 20 draft lines, a huge range of ciders including products made on site, and a vast and varied array of wines - plus Game Show All-Stars has also recently opened from the owners of Sheffield’s Great Escape Rooms – the ultimate place to have some fun with family, friends and colleagues. These latest openings form part of Orchard Square’s diverse choice of food, drink, entertainment, and retail outlets including, TK Maxx, Waterstones, Sheffield Plate independent food hall, Terrace Goods, Body Shop - and many more. With late night shopping and dining in the Square throughout December, plus plenty of entertainment for all the family, Orchard Square is your ideal city centre location this Christmas. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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Christmas Makers’ Market at Orchard Square On Saturday 2nd December between 12pm – 4pm Orchard Square will be hosting a line-up of creative talent and products from across the region, to include artwork, clothing, jewellery, accessories and plants. Come and join the festive fun and support a range of local and regional talent and craftmanship.

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Girls of Steel come out on top Sheffield Girls’ Infant and Junior School are in celebratory mood as they reflect on being named the top Independent Prep School in the country at a glittering ceremony in London. The Independent Schools of the Year Awards, hosted by Independent School Parent Magazine, aim to recognise excellence and outstanding achievement in all areas of education, and through their 23 award categories they seek to shine a light on new initiatives and those schools who are delivering unique and invaluable programmes and partnerships to benefit their pupils and wider communities. Sheffield Girls’ Infant and Juniors have been recognised for their exemplary character education, which is interwoven into the delivery of their unique Fusion Curriculum, which aims to develop and strengthen six core competencies: Creativity, Independence, Morals & Ethics, Confidence, Appreciation and Curious Cognition. With younger pupils also working towards their School Values Awards, which focus on positivity, courage and kindness, the result at the end of Year 6 is a group of enthusiastic and resilient ‘Girls of Steel’, ready to move on to their secondary education and take their place in an ever-changing world. Reflecting on his School’s incredible achievement, Head Christepher Hald said: “Our Girls of Steel character education programme provides opportunities for creativity, risk-taking, teamwork, leadership, competition and social entrepreneurship - everything that will be required of the leaders of tomorrow! Every pupil is valued and allowed to develop as an individual; their Sheffield Girls’ experience is much more than just going to school – rather, it is the journey to self. I’m delighted to see their efforts, and those of our wonderful staff, recognised in this way.”

Chatsworth Garage Doors Chatsworth Garage Doors offer an excellent range of garage doors and affordable front doors for clients in and around Sheffield, Derbyshire and all the surrounding regions. The full range includes, but not limited to, up and over doors, sectional doors, side hung and roller doors all supplied by the industry’s leading manufacturers. Other products available include window shutter systems, security shutter systems, multiple choice of remote control systems, garage door spare parts along with an emergency repair service. Feel free to visit the new purpose-built showroom on Attercliffe Common displaying a comprehensive range of products in real life brickwork openings. Call today for a free onsite quotation 01246 607045 or email sales@chatsworthgaragedoors.co.uk 114 www.sheffieldvibe.com

10th anniversary concert The NHS Choir celebrated their tenth anniversary with a special concert held in conjunction with the Salvation Army Big Collection and Dronfield Brass Band. The NHS Choir started in 2013 and mainly consists of midwives from the Jessop Wing although they have been joined more recently by other NHS workers, either still working or retired. They hold several concerts throughout the year.

Something different If you’re looking for something a bit different this Christmas, visit The British Emporium, a family-run business, based in the heart of Bakewell. You’ll find unique gifts made in Great Britain, from jewellery to stationary to homewares – there’s something for everyone. The British Emporium believe in the skills of the people of Great Britain, and love the quality products that they produce. They stock enticing ranges from long-established household names, through to emerging new manufacturers, including individual craft producers and high-end designers. The British Emporium work closely with all their suppliers to showcase exciting products that not only reflect our colourful heritage and wonderful traditions but also the best in contemporary design.

Quiz Answers General Knowledge: 1. Blue Whale 2. India 3. Athelstan 4. Iago 5. Tennessee 6. Krone 7. Cheese and Onion 8. Nautical mile (it’s 1.15 miles) 9. Bourbon whiskey 10. 88 Current Affairs: 1. Jeremy Hunt 2. Prince Edward 3. Gary Lineker 4. Humza Yousaf 5. Bibby Stockholm 6. April 2023 7. 6 May 2023 8. Oxford 9. Simon Byrne 10. American XL bully Music: 1. Liverpool 2. Taylor Swift 3. Ezra Collective 4. Dance the Night 5. Wet Leg 6. Miley Cyrus 7. The Rolling Stones 8. Vernon Kay 9. Elton John 10. Jacob Lusk Film & TV: 1. Diddly Squat2. Chicago 3. James Norton 4. Succession 5. Colin from Accounts 6. Sammy and Jess 7. Asteroid City 8. Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1 9. Everything Everywhere All At Once 10. Viggo Venn Sport: 1. Real Madrid 2. Carlos Alcaraz 3. Sarina Wiegman 4. Corach Rambler 5. Kansas City Chiefs 6. Josh Kerr 7. France 8. Jack Hunt 9. 2022 10. Rome Christmas: 1. Four 2. Paris 3. England 4. Sandringham 5. Moby Dick 6. 1994 7. Japan 8. Hansel and Gretel 9. 1978 10. Holiday Inn

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Silverdale School expansion opens After several years in the planning, Silverdale School’s state-of-the-art new building was formally opened on Wednesday 1 November by South Yorkshire’s Mayor, Oliver Coppard. The opening of the new facility is the culmination of many years’ work led by Sheffield City Council to expand the number of secondary school places to meet the need in southwest Sheffield, caused by a 25% rise in birth rates between 2002 and 2012. Silverdale School, which is part of Chorus Education Trust, has worked together with Sheffield City Council to deliver this solution to the shortfall of secondary school places for the young people of southwest Sheffield. The additional students that Silverdale School can now accommodate will, by 2027, result in an additional 300 students, including those with special educational needs or disabilities, being able to access high quality education within their own catchment area. The project, which was project managed by Gate and Bar and built by Portakabin, was designed to minimise disruption to students and the school’s neighbours. The resulting three storey building, which stands alongside the original school building, includes 14 state-of-the-art classrooms and a dedicated Sixth Form facility.

High-end gifts KREATE, Sheffield’s newest venture is now open at 4 Hutcliffe Wood Road, Sheffield, S8 0EX. KREATE is the second arm to the Charity Work Ltd & The Hidden Gem (charity no 1050876) who offer life skills for students with learning disabilities. KREATE aims to operate a unique, high-end gift store on the ground floor with the rest of the building dedicated to craft-based workshops, which will supply the new retail shop with bespoke hand-crafted items. The charity is also thrilled to offer a podcast and photography programme. This all provides new learning experiences which will stretch and challenge students.

Safe rides initiative Veezu, formerly known as City Taxis, has once again pledged to support students and sports fans in Sheffield throughout the year with its ‘Safe Rides’ initiative. Working in collaboration with the Students’ Unions at University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University for over ten years, Veezu Safe Rides ensures that all students can get a lift home with the private hire company, even if they don’t have any money available for the fare. By phoning 0114 239 39 39, quoting ‘Sheffield University Safe Rides’ or ‘Sheffield Hallam University Safe Rides’, a vehicle will be sent to stranded students.

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for a series of upcoming shows in 2024. We have two tickets each for Strictly Come Dancing Live (23 January), Bill Bailey (27 February), Andre Rieu (19 April) and Les Misérables (10 October). Step into the dazzling world of dance as the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour sashays its way across the UK. Get ready for an electrifying spectacle full of glitz, glamour, and pure entertainment as your favourite stars take to the stage to deliver show-stopping performances that How to enter: Scan the QR codes below and follow the will sweep you off your feet. instructions on our website. Bill Bailey’s ‘Thoughtifier’ explores the point in our evolution when it seems as if we’re STRICTLY LIVE BILL BAILEY ANDRE RIEU LES MIS sleepwalking into a world where humans might be redundant, and much of what we do can be done better and more efficiently by machines. André Rieu is a world-renowned Dutch violinist and conductor; audiences can expect to be transported into a world of enchanting melodies and breathtaking performances as he

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hristmas is around the corner and you’re probably thinking what Christmas gifts to buy. It’s never easy. Of course, you don’t have to give socks, a jumper or perfume – you could gift people something in your will, or even give it to them now. Whichever you do, don’t forget to consider the inheritance tax (IHT) implications. Our experts are regularly asked to offer advice relating to gifts – especially at Christmas time – so here, we offer some guidance. Gifts can be anything of value, such as money, property or other possessions. They can also include loss of the value of an asset, such as if you gift your home to your children. You can make as many gifts of £250 per person as you like at this festive time (or any time during the year), exempt from IHT, as long as a person does not benefit from one of the other exemptions. Each person has a £3,000 annual exemption per year, which can be rolled over to the next year. This is the amount they can give away each year without any IHT implications. In addition, you can give wedding/civil partnership gifts each year of £5,000 per child, £2,500 per grandchild and £1,000 to anyone else. The wedding gift recipient can also receive other gifts from within your £3,000 annual exemption. Birthday or Christmas gifts, and regular payments to someone to help with their living costs, such as paying rent for a child, paying into a savings account for a child under the age of 18 or supporting an elderly relative can be IHT-free if they are given out of your regular income and you can still afford your own living costs after giving them. You may be considering a larger Christmas gift and be thinking about passing your home to your family before you die. If you make a gift of your home, you should always take advice, especially if you wish to gift it to your children/ grandchildren and wish to continue living in it as it could attract IHT as well as capital gains tax – for you or the person you gift it to. You may also be at


risk if your children were to get divorced or become bankrupt in the future. You could also consider a transfer of equity – where all or part of the equity in your home is transferred to one or more people. Its value may not then be counted as part of your estate when you die. Again, there are potential risks and tax implications involved and you should take advice before doing this and you will need a conveyancing solicitor to complete the legal requirements necessary. Another valuable Christmas gift to consider is a trust. With the right conditions set, the value of the cash or assets you put into the trust will not count as part of your estate when you die, as they belong to the trust and not to you, so no IHT will be payable on them. Trusts are useful for children under a certain age, for example, as the trustees (which could include you), control the assets until the beneficiary reaches a specified age. Finally, if you are considering gifting to charity – and many do at Christmas, these gifts will be exempt from IHT.

Laura Cowan, head of Graysons’ private client team says: “Whatever gifts you give, make sure you keep a record as your executors may need to declare any gifts you made in the last seven years and IHT may be payable if your threshold is exceeded. “Our experienced private client lawyers can advise you on any issue relating to IHT, how to reduce your liability and how giving gifts in your lifetime or leaving them in your will can affect your IHT position. We offer a holistic approach, whereby we can work closely with your financial advisor or accountant to ensure that we find the right solution that works for you and your family.” Graysons Solicitors Courtwood House, Silver Street Head, Sheffield S1 2DD Tel: 0114 272 9184 Email: wills@graysons.co.uk www.graysons.co.uk Facebook: @Graysonslaw X: @Graysonslaw

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Flying the flag

Worthy successor

Audi has updated the flagship of the Q family with a sleek new design and upgraded technology. For the first time, the Audi Q8 SUV is equipped with HD Matrix LED headlights, including a laser as an additional high beam on top-spec models. These headlights feature digital daytime running lights and selectable light signatures. Digital OLED rear lights with four selectable rear light designs complete the expanded light offering. New wheels, colours, decorative inlays, and seats with contrast stitching highlight the car’s top position among the Q models. Three trim specifications will be available - S line, Black Edition and Vorsprung. Prices start from £75,500 (OTR).

Škoda has unveiled the second generation of the Kodiaq, which takes sustainability and efficiency to the next level and comes with a new interior concept. The all-new Kodiaq features a 13-inch infotainment display, innovative Škoda Smart Dials with haptic controls and a new range structure with Design Selections. Its five powertrains offering outputs from 110 kW (150hp) to 150 kW (204hp) now also include a plug-in hybrid version – a first for the Kodiaq – with an electric range of more than 100 kilometres. The two top engines are mated to all-wheel drive as standard. Also making their debuts are the latest generations of the LED Matrix headlights and the Dynamic Chassis Control system.


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The Tiguan is one of the most successful Volkswagen models in the world today, having sold over 7.6million vehicles since its launch in 2007. New technological developments improve the Tiguan in practically every area. New hybrid drives with an all-electric range of about 62 miles make this SUV more efficient than ever before. In addition, AC charging will be faster in all eHybrid versions, and fast DC charging will also be possible as standard for the first time. Turbo diesel and turbo petrol engines will also be available. The interior of the Tiguan features a completely new concept and design. The new cockpit landscape is intuitive to use, closely integrated, and has a clean and smart design. The third generation Tiguan will hit the roads early next year.

The new Kia Sorento ‘Vision’ is a limited edition model which creates a more affordable entry point into the Sorento line-up. The ‘Vision’ sits just below the top-spec ‘Edition’ trim-level, introduced in 2022. The car is available with the same choice of powertrains as the ‘Edition’, meaning customers can purchase the ‘Vision’ with either diesel (£44,995), hybrid (£46,495) or plug-in hybrid (£51,495) power. Each model receives all-wheel drive as standard. Two new paint finishes, ‘Gravity Blue’ and ‘Steel Grey’, haven’t been offered in the UK before and are exclusive to the ‘Vision’ model. As with every Kia model, the Sorento ‘Vision’ features the brand’s pioneering seven-year/100,000-mile warranty as standard.

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Large SUV of the Year The Mazda CX-60 e-Skyactiv D MHEV has been named Large SUV of the Year in the high-profile News UK Motor Awards. Judged by the motoring experts across The Sun, The Sunday Times, Driving.co.uk and Luxx Magazine, the 2023 Motor Awards winners were revealed in London today. Launched in the UK in March this year, the all-new in-line six-cylinder 3.3-litre e-Skyactiv D diesel powered CX-60 joined the plug-in hybrid CX-60, which features a Skyactiv-G 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with a 129kW electric motor and a 17.8 kWh high-capacity battery – in the CX-60 line-up. Offered in three highly specified model grades: Exclusive-Line, Homura and Takumi, the imposing strength of the Mazda CX-60’s beautiful and dynamic styling conveys the intelligence and elegance of the latest developments in Kodo design woven into the toughness of the striking front-engine, rear-wheel drive SUV architecture.

Game-changing sustainable materials inspired by nature Kia has unveiled further details of the interiors of the EV3 and EV4 concept vehicles and the game-changing ecofriendly materials and methodologies used to create them, which will play an essential role in the brand’s transition to a sustainable mobility solutions provider. When creating the interior of the Kia Concept EV3, Kia’s CMF (Colour, Materials, Finish) design team took inspiration from the element of Air, with optimum use of light and transparency throughout the cabin. As with the Kia Concept EV4, the Kia CMF team also utilised an array of innovative sustainable materials that reduce the vehicle’s environmental impact, provide greater design freedom, and afford unprecedented levels of colour choice and trim finish.

More range

Second generation

Škoda is introducing a significant package of engineering, design and specification enhancements for the 2024 model year Enyaq. Thanks to the updates, Škoda’s multi-awardwinning all-electric SUV is set to deliver more performance, faster charging, higher equipment levels and a longer range – further reinforcing its reputation as one of the best allrounders in its sector. To reflect the significant enhancements made across the line-up, the new Enyaq comes with a revised naming structure. While the entry-level Enyaq 60 remains unchanged, the Enyaq 80 becomes the Enyaq 85 with the all-wheel drive 80x updated to 85x. Thanks to a raft of refinements to the Enyaq’s battery and energy management software, every Enyaq model in the 2024 model year line-up delivers a longer driving range. The entry level Enyaq 60, equipped with a 58 kWh (net) battery now has a WLTP combined range figure of 249 miles (a three mile increase).

The BMW X2 first introduced the concept of a Sports Activity Coupé in the premium compact segment. And now the even more distinctive, sportier and forward-looking second generation is set to reaffirm BMW’s leadership in the fast-evolving sector. Significantly larger dimensions, a pronounced coupé silhouette and dynamic lines visually showcase the development leap taken by the new BMW X2. The progressive character of the new model is also evident in the fully electric BMW iX2 variant, as well as in a large spread of driver assistant systems enabling automated driving and parking, and in the innovative digital services delivered by the new BMW iDrive with QuickSelect and BMW Operating System 9. The range of drive variants extends the car’s appeal into additional target groups and will contribute to the new BMW X2 building on the success of the original model, of which more than 380,000 examples were sold worldwide. www.sheffieldvibe.com 121

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Jaguar F-Type Jaguar E-Pace

The real deal

SHEFFIELD PRESTIGE LTD OFFERS A GENUINE ALTERNATIVE FOR JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER OWNERS. aguar owners in Sheffield and North East Derbyshire concerned about the closure of main dealer Hatfields, worry not, Sheffield Prestige offers a convenient and genuine alternative – as well as savings of up to 60 per cent. Established in 2010, Sheffield Prestige Ltd operates from a spacious, clean, secure and well-lit workshop located just off Abbeydale Road (A621) on Little London Road. They specialise in all Jaguar models, as well as Land Rover, from the 1970s up to the present day. “We offer the same brilliant level of service as the main dealers, but deliver a more personal service where the people who fix your car are the people you speak to directly, so you always know the jobs you ask for get done and know exactly what you’re paying for,” said managing director Matt Quail. “With Hatfields closing, the nearest official Jaguar dealership is in Wakefield


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– we’re now the only Jaguar specialist in Sheffield. We feel that we understand the needs of our customers and take real pride in every car we handle and believe we offer a genuine alternative to the main dealers without compromising on quality.” Matt and his team all have years of experience in prestige cars between them, having previously worked for official Jaguar franchises. They use genuine parts that won’t affect your warranty and keep your online service history up to date. What’s more, Matt is an international technical advisor for the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club, meaning Jag drivers from all over the world ask him for help with their technical faults. Land Rover Discovery Sport

As well as being a specialist in Jaguars and Land Rovers, Matt and his team are happy to service and repair other prestige car brands as well. And as a member of the Retail Motor Industry (RMI) and the Trust My Garage Scheme, you can be sure that your vehicle is in capable hands. They are all fully-qualified to work on electric and hybrid cars, something which is becoming much more common and requires specific expertise, particularly with Jaguar vehicles. Sheffield Prestige Ltd also have a car sales showroom next door to the workshop which is home to prestige marques such as Porsche and BMW as well as Jaguar and Land Rover. “If you are thinking of selling your car or part-exchanging it, we do our best to beat quotes on part exchanges, and you can rest assured that if your car is in warranty and needs a service, bringing your car to us won’t invalidate it,” added Matt. Many locals who drive down Little London Road will be surprised by the impressive fleet inside the Sheffield Prestige showroom. Their sales cars are hand-picked and comprehensively checked and valeted prior to sale and all their service and repair work is carried out by factory-trained ATA master technicians equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment and tooling. Sheffield Prestige Ltd Unit 1 & 2 Bryta Works, Little London Road, Sheffield, S8 0UJ Tel: 0114 221 9775 Email: nikki@sheffieldprestige.co.uk www.sheffieldprestige.co.uk www.sheffieldvibe.com 123

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Woman of steel

RESTORING A 100-YEAR-OLD STAINLESS STEEL RING MADE FOR THE PERFECT BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR A NONAGENARIAN. iago’s David Raynes was the first jeweller in the city to make genuine Sheffield steel wedding bands and cufflinks and is one of few to still work with steel jewellery. Using steel from one of the few remaining local companies, David’s designs are approved by the Master Cutler, laser marked with the ‘Made in Sheffield’ trademark, and are a celebration of the birthplace of stainless steel. As well as designing bespoke jewellery, David can also repair and renew existing jewellery and was delighted to welcome Kathleen and her daughter Kathryn into store in the summer who were in need of his specialist skills. As an early 93rd birthday present, Kathryn had brought her mother to Tiago with her 100-year-old stainless steel ring, which had become too small and had to be cut off at a recent hospital visit. Kathryn thought it would be a lovely surprise – and gift – if David and his team could repair the ring, which is very unusual and has been in the family for generations. Born in 1930, Kathleen joined her older sisters working in the steel industry in 1945 (her siblings were part of the original ‘Women of Steel’) so not only is the ring treasured but holds many memories of her working life. “When they came to us the ring shank


was split from cutting so we laserwelded it back together,” explained David, who has 36 years’ experience in the industry. “It was a delicate signet ring with line engraving on top and the first I’d seen from the period.” Stainless steel is much harder than precious metals and specialist equipment is required to work with it, all of which you’ll find at Tiago’s Abbeydale Road showroom and workshop. A stainless steel ring such as Kathleen’s is very rare but the pair were delighted with the finished piece. “This was the mother and daughter’s first visit to us but they were very pleased with the repair and the service they received,” added David. “Kathleen was ecstatic that she can wear the ring again and it was fantastic to be able to

make a fuss of her.” Work such as this is all par for the course for David and his team – Jane, Paige, Phillip and Lily – whom collectively have almost 80 years’ experience in the industry. Tiago is run as a family and specialises in creating bespoke pieces and can design something truly unique for any occasion. I can spend hours with customers discussing a design,” David said. “I encourage people to come in, have a chat, find out your options, then go away and think about it.” To create bespoke pieces David blends CAD/CAM technology and traditional hand-making techniques. There is an impressive portfolio of realistic CAD drawings showcasing exactly how your ring will look, and David even offers an additional service of 3D printed models, so you can actually try on a version of the final design to get an accurate idea of proportions and dimensions. And, if you think a bespoke piece of jewellery will cost you an arm and a leg, fear not. “With the advancements in technology, something that might have took three to five days to make, only takes a few hours,” David reassured. “This means the labour costs are less and we can pass these savings on to our customers, so bespoke work can now be available to more people.” www.sheffieldvibe.com 127

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Rob Haselgrove

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PETS AT REST OFFER FINAL FAREWELLS IN FAMILIAR PLACES. ur pets often become extensions of our own families. Not only do they enrich our lives, but they provide love, companionship and support in both good times and in bad. Sadly, when they need end of life care, saying goodbye can be incredibly hard. No-one knows this more than Rob Haselgrove, a vet for almost 20 years, who said his final farewell to his beloved dog, Puddle, in 2020. “Ever since I was young, all I ever wanted was to be a vet, so owning my own animals was a must,” said Rob. “Both professionally and through my own experience, I’ve learnt that the most difficult part of loving your pet is knowing when it’s the right time to say goodbye. “During these moments, families want the very best for their loyal companion


and seek reassurance. Traditionally, this would mean a trip to the vets; an environment that many pets - and their owners - find stressful. That’s why I set up Pets at Rest, so families can say their final farewells peacefully, privately and in the comfort of their own home.” Pets at Rest is an independent, familyrun service to support you with your pet’s final journey. They offer compassionate end of life advice and come out to care for your pet when you feel it’s the right time. Doing it this way ensures your dog or cat is more comfortable, surrounded by familiar sights, sounds and smells. Rob works seven days a week and is happy to talk on the phone or communicate through text or email if you don’t feel able to speak. When you

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