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AFTER flying through the air with the greatest of ease as Peter Pan at the Lyceum panto at Christmas, Hayley Tamaddon will be back on the ice later this year.

The 2009 Dancing on Ice champion and former Emmerdale star will be one of the celebrity contestants on the Dancing on Ice Live Tour which is coming to Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10.

With this year’s Dancing on Ice competition currently taking place on ITV, other celebrities taking part in the tour will be announced later, along with the judging panel. Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will choreograph all the show routines and take to the ice with their own spectacular performance. Tickets are from £32.50 to £67.50.

University radio date

RADIO 1 comes to Sheffield next week when its In New Music We Trust Live night, covering the wide spectrum of new dance music, is staged at the University Sheffield Students’ Union.

Annie Mac kicks off proceedings on Friday, January 28 at 7pm from Fusion bar with her official start to the weekend broadcast in front of an audience.

The show features special guests MzBrattz, Breakage and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs plus new additions to Radio 1’s In New DJs We Trust, Skream & Benga.

The party continues at 9pm with Pete Tong playing new dance tracks alongside special guests plus more from Skream and Benga.

From 11pm, Judge Jules kick-starts a six-hour marathon of dance music in The Foundry & Fusion with special live guests and DJ sets from the Radio 1 dance family including Rob Da Bank, Kissy Sell Out and Kutski.

Mad for DJ Shaun

ONE-TIME Madchester hell-raiser and reality TV star Shaun Ryder will be performing a DJ set at Plug’s Shuffle night on February 5.

As lead singer and creator of highly influential Manchester band The Happy Mondays he helped change the indie scene for good back in the Nineties with an injection of dance music vibes.

Last year Ryder came second on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, surviving various nasty challenges such as eating crocodile penis.

Cultural networking

NEXT week sees the launch of The North Culture Club, a networking event for creative people in Sheffield.

“The main aim is to get some of the key people in the Sheffield area doing cool creative stuff in the same room, get people to mingle and see what happens,” says organiser Ben Duong of The North Marketing Agency.

It is taking place on Wednesday evening at The Orchard Centre, West Bar Green. Places are limited so people are requested to email ben@nrth.co.uk if they plan to attend.

History award

A SHEFFIELD university professor won a major history award last week.

The Longman-History Today Trustees Award, which is presented to a person, persons or organisation that has made a major contribution to history, went jointly to Robert Shoemaker, Professor of 18th Century British History at the University of Sheffield, and Prof Tim Hitchcock of the University of Hertfordshire. They are directors of the groundbreaking digital projects The Old Bailey Proceedings Online and London Lives.