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They say a picture says a thousand words – and the author of a title starring hundreds of the town’s revellers of the ‘80s is about to prove it. Neil Anderson is set to officially launch his new ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Chesterfield – In Pictures’ at Soresby Street’s Tallbird Records next week and a limited number of free tickets are available. He’ll be talking about growing up in an era dominated by nightclubs like the Aquarius, Moulin Rouge, Fascination and the Adam & Eve. The book is the follow-up to the best-selling ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to...

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Pic by Bill Stephenson Tens of thousands climbed the stairs to a rock nightclub set high above Dixon Lane until it shuts its doors for the last time in the mid-1990s – to the dismay of many. Now memories of Sheffield’s Rebels venue is set to live on thanks to a brand new book. ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to Sheffield – Rebels Edition’ tells the story of the club that grew from unlikely beginnings to become one of the most popular rock nightclubs in the country. The venue was originally opened as the Penthouse by Peter and Geoff Stringfellow in...

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Even five postponements hasn’t dented enthusiasm for our ‘Back to The Roxy’ event which finally takes place in just over two week’s time! Over 1,000 tickets have already been sold for the clubnight that re-creates one of Sheffield’s most famous venues. Dancefloor-starved clubbers are being promised the “reunion of a lifetime” as the retro sounds of the ‘80s and ‘90s help turn the 02 Academy back into its older guise - the Roxy. Few venues were more high profile than Barry Noble’s famous nightclub that operated in the city in the 1980s and 1990s. The nightclub became famous nationally as...

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Former patrons of a legendary Sheffield rock bar came out in their droves to mark the official unveiling of our brand new book. The ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to Sheffield – Wapentake Edition’ chronicles the life of the subterranean bar that ran for nearly a quarter of a century underneath the Grosvenor House Hotel in the city centre. Covid had forced the postponement of the original launch event but, with the recent lifting of restrictions, the dancefloor finally re-opened and scores of former patrons enjoyed the reunion they often wondered would ever happen. Neil Anderson, author of the book, said:...

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Sheffield’s retro rock community are set to be one of the first groups to legally return to the dancefloor later this month. This week’s Government green light for ‘freedom day’ means a Wapentake reunion that celebrates the publication of our brand new book on the legendary underground bar will definitely take place at the city’s Corporation nightclub on Saturday, July 31st,, 2021. Half the tickets have already been sold for the event that is headlined by Ken Hall – the rock DJ that made his name at the original venue. Landlady Olga Marshall was the face of the Wapentake bar...

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