Friday 13 January 2017

It’s more often known as the place to buy fresh produce, flowers, crafts and gifts – rather than somewhere to get fit.

But to mark the New Year, the Moor Market is hosting a range of special events on Saturdays, focused on getting customers feeling good.

On Saturday 14 January, at 11am there will be a presentation from Wise Choice Nutrition, followed by an exercise demonstration from SWEAT gym at 12noon and a presentation from Weight Watchers at 1pm.

The following Saturday, 21 January, there will be a presentation on Mindfulness at 2pm and on Saturday 28 January Jane Chapman of image consultancy True Colours will be in the market offering style advice.

Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure at Sheffield City Council, said: “Lots of people choose January as a time to make a fresh start in terms of their health, fitness and nutrition, so it’s only fitting that we reflect that in this month’s events programme.

“We know we have one of the best events and marketing programmes around, and last year hosted attractions such as BBC Music Day, the Tramlines music festival, the Youdan Trophy exhibition, monthly vintage fairs and the Snow Queen and Jack Frost experience for children.

“It’s good to start 2017 with a line-up of lots of things to do, which help to bring customers new and old back into the market and also add an extra element to their shopping experience.”

Meanwhile, the “Sheffield Says” art installation is also now in the Moor Market, Sheffield, which aims to provide a new platform for creative voices in Sheffield.

The work takes the form of an imposing “S” sculpture at which people can express their artistic ideas through words and images. These ideas can then be printed out for the general public using low-fi thermal wax transfer.

Recent figures have revealed that 2016 was a great year for the Moor Market, with a six per cent increase in shoppers compared to 2015.

The wider Moor area is currently being redeveloped, and a plan is underway to further improve the market for traders and customers alike, so that it is ready when the nearby regeneration works are completed.

The redevelopment scheme includes the opening of new shops and the creation of the Light entertainment complex, which is set to open in March with a multi-screen cinema and restaurants.