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Sheffield is a city located in South Yorkshire and takes its name from the River Sheaf which runs through the city. The city lies in the valleys of the River Don and its four tributaries, the Loxley, the Porter Brook, the Rivelin and the Sheaf. The city has gained a reputation for its steel production which began in the 19th century. The city is home to many innovations including crucible and stainless steel which led to an almost tenfold increase in its population during the Industrial Revolution. Sheffield is a very green city with more than 250 parks, woodlands and gardens in the city.
Sheffield is a major retail centre and is home to many national chain stores, department stores and designer boutiques. The main shopping areas in the city centre are The Moor precinct, Fargate, Orchard Square and the Devonshire Quarter. Outside the city centre is Meadowhall shopping centre and retail park.
Sheffield has been home to several well-known bands and musicians, with an unusually large number of synthpop and other electronic bands originating from the city. These include The Human League, Heaven 17 and ABC. Also the Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, Paul Carrack, Richard Hawley and Joe Cocker were either born or established in Sheffield.
The Scottish city of Glasgow has many facilities spread across the city that range from opera and ballet to football and curling. The city also has many museums and galleries, the most famous being the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art. Most of Scotland's arts organisations are also based in Glasgow including the Scottish Ballet, the Scottish Opera, the National Theatre of Scotland, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Scottish Youth Theatre. In 1990 Glasgow was declared European City of Culture in celebration of its cultural heritage.
Glasgow's many theatres include the King's Theatre, the Theatre Royal and the Citizens Theatre. The King's Theatre is primarily a receiving house for touring musicals, dance, comedy and circus-type performances. The theatre also provides a prominent stage for local amateur productions and also stages an annual pantomime, produced by First Family Entertainment.
If live music is what you are looking for then Glasgow also has many live concert venues, pubs and clubs including the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, The Hydro, the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (the SECC), Glasgow Cathouse. King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, the Queen Margaret Union and the Barrowland.