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17 August 2012

The One Show heads to Sheffield for first ever roadshow event

BBC One’s flagship magazine programme, The One Show, is heading to Sheffield in August as part of a special roadshow with hosts Alex Jones and Matt Baker broadcasting live from the event.

The One Show will be live from Endcliffe Park where, for one day only, they have teamed up with BBC Learning for an action packed programme of events for all the family.

The One Show Roadshow, on Wednesday August 29th, will give families the chance to take part in a number of interactive live performances including a wildlife show with TV naturalist Mark Dilger, a science show with ‘The One Show’s very own ‘inventor’, Marty Jopson, and the chance to become part of The One Show Road Show Choir celebrating Sheffield’s rich music history with a medley of hits arranged by Carrie Grant, one of the UK's best known pop vocal coaches.

There will also be a number of zoned areas – money, art, sport, science and history -with some of The One Show presenters offering their top tips, advice and information alongside local experts and demonstrations that will give people the chance to get hands-on, including contributing to a piece of mass public art that will remain on display in Sheffield.

Developed by BBC Learning, the Roadshow event is aimed families and will be open from 12noon on Wednesday, August 29th. Entry to the event is free and tickets are not required. Following the main days activities there will also be a live broadcast from the park of The One Show programme shown on BBC One at 7pm.

Executive Producer BBC Learning, Moray London, said: “We are delighted that Sheffield has agreed to play host to our first ever The One Show Roadshow. It promises to be a fantastic event with something for everyone culminating in the chance to be in the audience for The One Show as it broadcasts live on BBC.”

ONE SHOW ROADSHOW ZONES


MONEY ZONE
Activities linked to money saving with a drop in advice desk and how to get the best deals.

ART ZONE
Creating a piece of art that can live on in Sheffield with advice on art techniques and how to work with different materials.

SPORTS ZONE
The One Show street doctor, Dr Sarah Jarvis, will be on hand giving advice on health and fitness, Matt Baker’s rickshaw from his Children In Need challenge will be on display a long with a variety of bikes from trikes to unicycles to tandems and an 8-wheeled mega bike. There will be demos, the opportunity to test the bikes and talk about cycling opportunities locally. The UK’s national cyclist’s organisation – who have a team in Sheffield – will be on hand to help people discover how cycling can change lives.

HISTORY ZONE
The One Show’s Gyles Brandreth will be on hand in the History Zone where there will be an opportunity to see and handle exhibitions from local museums – from metal work to social history. Local history groups will show people how to get started on researching their family history and family trees will be available for people to start filling in.
People are also encouraged to bring along photos of their family and artefacts that have been passed down through families to share with Gyles and to discuss their meaning and significance.
Throughout the day Dinnington Collery Band will perform outside the tent and give people the chance to have a go at playing different instruments.

SCIENCE ZONE
There will be live science experiments and demonstrations with science ‘buskers’ demonstrating a range of simple science experiments that can be done at home and explaining the science behind them. There will also some hands on experiments that the audience can get involved in.

BEST IN THE ONE SHOW
BBC Learning partners will be invited to display their best produce. Baking clubs and societies invited to put forward their most creative cakes with a Sheffield theme and there will be the chance to learn cake decorating with a local expert.
The City’s allotments and gardening clubs will be asked to bring along their best produce to display. The One Show’s resident expert gardener, Christine Walkden, will be on hand to chat to the audience and offer her best gardening tips. And there will be the chance for the family to get hands-one with plant potting and cress head growing.

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