What's Happening in Rotherham blog

Christmas comes early

Christmas arrived early in Rotherham to make sure everyone had a chance to celebrate the festive season in style. Residents who will be spending Christmas alone were invited to an event at the beginning of December to enjoy the company of others, make some new friends and enjoy some of the traditional festive trimmings.

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Students get gory work experience

College students were given a taste of life on a real film set when they were asked to take part in the making of a zombie movie. Media make-up students from Rotherham College of Arts and Technology were asked to help out with the make-up on the locally produced horror film Dying Breed. Students were also given roles as walking dead extras during the filming in the Chapeltown area.

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Call centre staff get on their bikes

Call centre staff have borrowed bikes to become the first to take part in a council Cycle to Work scheme. A total of 65 people signed up to take part in the scheme to get more people travelling to work on two wheels. The Ventura call centre staff were each given a bike to use for a four-week trial period. They were also given full cycle training and support. They were asked to keep an online diary of their cycling …

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Town becomes a giant art gallery

Rotherham town centre has been turned into a permanent giant art gallery featuring work by Monet, Da Vinci, and Van Gogh as well as local artists and schoolchildren. Around 60 pieces of work have been recreated into giant versions and installed across the town to create the outdoor exhibition Gallery Town. The art is being displayed on shops, well-known buildings such as Rotherham Market, the Eastwood Building and Pop nightclub, and on key locations such as College Lane, alongside the …

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More shoppers head to Rotherham

Businesses in Rotherham town centre are celebrating after a dramatic rise in visitors. The number of people heading into the town centre in September rose by a staggering 32.3% compared to the same period last year. This figure bucks a national trend, which is currently seeing a drop in visitor numbers in many city centres.

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