Sheffield Trainer. PT, England Athletics Coach in Running Fitness & Tutor.
We will be meeting our good mate Rob the Parky to help him prep the park for the upcoming Handlebards performances that have not been able to be held in the park for over 2 years!
We will be helping to prep for the play with general tidying, gardening, woodchipping etc.
Please do bring your own gardening gloves.
ABOUT THE PLAY:
On the 17th Aug Heeley People's Park will be hosting 'The Scottish Play'.
The performance is a Pay What You Can performance, un-ticketed with admission on a first-come first-served basis. Donations will be accepted on the evening of the show.
Join The HandleBards all-female troupe at Heeley People’s Park for a bicycle-powered, farcical production of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. Forget the tears and tragedy – this is a frantic, delirious, full-of-beans show like you’ve never seen before. This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather! Notes on Performance Doors open at 6pm, so bring a picnic and come and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Chairs, picnics, blankets and any other low level accessories are welcome. In case of rain, please don’t bring umbrellas as they block sight-lines for other audience members. Ponchos and raincoats are just as fetching, so please wear these instead.
We will be taking on gardening and site maintenance tasks around the Common Ground site:
Machon bank Netheredge Sheffield S7 1GR
This includes emptying compost bins and redistributing the lovely compost to the raised beds, weeding and litter picking to keep the site looking great.
If you have your own gloves and litter pickers, please do bring with you on the night.
This week we will be following a lovely section of the River Don, taking in a number of Beat The Street Beat Boxes along the route.
We will be meeting outside the Showroom Cinema and running via a couple of Beat Boxes prior to heading over to Park Hill to collect litter pickers and bags before jumping onto our lovely flat canal route.
If you do have litter pickers, bags and gloves, please do bring with you.
Check out more about Beat The Street below:
CRIKEY that was a HOT one!
On a positively sticky and and humid Sheffield eve, 5 brave souls took on the heat to help turn woodchip at Heeley People's Park playground.
We met Rob the parky on site who gave us a brief and demo of the evenings task which involved turning the woodchip in the playground to ensure it remained spongy and in the. correct place to protect the grounds and the children who may/will fall of the equipment and require a soft landing!
We got straight to it, beavering away whilst having some extremely diverse chats about rare bird rescue in WeBuyAnyCar and the difference in plumage from ornithological to anthropological.
During our turning of the chips we were thanked by the locals and saw our good work being valued straight away with kids playing on the freshly turned hot chips.
James acted as Mr Rotivator for us all, making us smile and laugh as per and coming thick and fast with the puns! There were sections that were a bit ropey and at times we met at a fork in the road, but by the end there wasn't a chip left unturned!
At the end, Rob thanked us for our work which he said would have taken him all afternoon and told us about all the fantastic events coming up in the park including 'The Scottish Play' and more being performed by The Handlebards in the near future. He also mentioned about some successful funding which he said in a large part was down to the collaboration and engagement with voluntary groups such as ourselves!
We will be back again soon to help Rob and Heeley People's Park prepare for their future events.
Until next time, happy running :)