While this empty calendar has come about for completely understandable public health reasons, the Government’s roadmap to ending lockdown restrictions has finally offered a glimmer of hope that a significant return to normality may be on the cards this summer, if the vaccine rollout continues to succeed and there are no unforeseen setbacks.
Importantly, most social contact rules could be eased outdoors from May 17, according to the official plan, while ‘all legal limits on social contact’ could be removed from June 21.
This bodes well for events in Sheffield and the Peak District that have their dates in the warmer months. Here are 10 of the best to look forward to.
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Tramlines, the Sheffield music festival, is set to return to Hillsborough Park from July 23 to 25. "Following the government's roadmap announcement, the road to Tramlines 2021 is looking more positive," organisers have said. "We're doing absolutely everything we can to throw Sheffield that much-needed party in Hillsborough Park."
Photo: Dean Atkins
2. Everybody's Talking About Jamie
The touring production of Sheffield-set musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie - starring Layton Williams, pictured - is scheduled to visit the Lyceum Theatre from August 3 to 14, bringing the show back home to where it began in 2017 at the Crucible venue next door.
Photo: Niklas Halle'n
3. Sheffield Half Marathon
2021's Asda Foundation Sheffield Half Marathon has been postponed to September 26 - the same day as the Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K - by organisers Jane Tomlinson's Run for All, which is responsible for both races.
Photo: Chris Etchells
4. The Leadmill Grand Reopening Parties
The Leadmill has announced a series of eight reopening parties starting on June 21, with tickets already on sale. "Expect a full week of packed out parties, from the very second we’re allowed them," the venue says.
Photo: Simon Hulme