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MARCH 2019

Exhibition: The Image Speaks

A collaborative exhibition between photographer Andy Brown and PhD students from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

The 2019 exhibition is the sixth iteration of the project and can be seen in Jessop West Foyer, 9am - 6pm and we're currently looking for participants for the 2019 exhibition. 

The exhibition catalogue for 2019, with extended essays from each student about their photograph can be downloaded here. Archives from previous exhibitions can also be viewed. 

image of the Image Speaks exhibition

image of the Image Speaks exhibition in Jessop West Foyer

image of the Image Speaks exhibition in Jessop West Foyer

Since 2014 students in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities have worked with photographer Andy Brown over a number of weeks. As a group, they investigate the photographer's craft and how images communicate ideas. They then work with Andy individually to compose visual representations of their own research. 

This has produced six exhibitions of photographs offering a series of windows into the richly diverse and exciting body of postgraduate research that exists within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Western Bank Library Exhibition:

One Hundred Views of the Arts Tower

[ up to 31 MARCH  ]

100 views of the arts tower

Depictions of Sheffield's modernist beacon in photography, illustration, sculpture, ceramics.

Influenced by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai's One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji, created in the early 19th Century, One Hundred Views of the Arts Tower is an extension of Sheffield Modern, an architecture weekender first organised by Our Favourite Places in October 2018.

Monday 11 February to Sunday 31 March.  Exhibition Gallery, Western Bank Library, S10 2TN.  See website opening hours.  No booking required

Modern Languages Drama Festival

[  13-14, 18 and 21-22 MARCH  ]

13th-14th, 18th & 21-22nd March, 7.30pm, University Drama Studio, Shearwood Road, S10 2TD, Admission £5

Enquiries, E : Dr David McCallam:, T:0114 222 2860

The Modern Languages Drama Festival is a series of plays in European languages performed by students from the School of Languages and Cultures, University of Sheffield. This year we will stage Jean-Paul Sartre's existential political thriller, Les Mains sales, in French (13-14 March) and Federico García Lorca's poetic and moving Doña Rosita La Soltera o El Lenguaje De las Flores (21-22 March) in Spanish. We are also hoping to stage a piece of German theatre (tbc) on 18 March.

International Cultural Evening

[  23 MARCH  ]

iceSaturday 23 March, 7pm, Sheffield City Hall

Tickets   Enquiries E:

The International Cultural Evening is an annually organised night of cultural performances which, this year, will be celebrating its 47th year running! As the years have passed, ICE has evolved into a high profile event which provides students the opportunity to openly celebrate their cultures.

ICE is an unmissable evening of performances from international student groups from all over the world displaying their culture through a variety of dances, music and plays. The evening promises to be filled with vibrancy and diversity that'll be sure to keep you entertained throughout.

Attendees are also welcome to come to the event in their national/cultural dress.

The story of Esther the Wonder Pig: How a 5lb mini-Pig blossomed into a 600lb social media sensation

[  25 MARCH ]

esterMonday 25 March, 6.30pm, The Diamond, 32 Leavygreave, S3 7RD

Join us for an event co-hosted by Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures and EcoVenture Sheffield


All proceeds from the talk are donated to Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary.

Social media has changed the way people interact on a daily basis, presenting a unique opportunity to use these new platforms in creative ways, with a goal of creating lasting and meaningful change in the world. With a smile and a sense of humour, Esther the Wonder Pig has done just that, capturing the hearts and minds of millions of supporters all over the world with her 'Kindness Is Magic' approach to animal advocacy.

Esther's dads, Derek and Steve, have authored several books, one of which is on the New York Times best sellers list! The duo also fundraised 3/4 of a million dollars to buy Canada's Largest CT machine when Esther fell ill, in order to diagnose her medical problems.

Feeling Good in a Green City

[ 27 & 28 MARCH ]

weston parkWednesday 27 and Thursday 28 March, 9am-5pm, Weston Park, Weston Park Museum and Ponderosa. Enquiries, contact

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Members of the public are invited to a free two-day festival on 27th and 28th of March to celebrate nature and wellbeing in Sheffield.

Taking place in Weston Park, Weston Park Museum, the Ponderosa and the Winter Gardens, the Feeling Good in a Green City festival will be packed full of ideas for improving wellbeing and mental health.

"Whether you’ve never been to a Sheffield park before, or need an excuse to reconnect, come and join a workshop, see a performance or just have time out with a brew and a bun in our pop-up café on the Ponderosa!"  Professor Anna Jorgensen

The programme includes nature and wellbeing workshops, mindfulness sessions and guided nature walks, along with live music, artists and performers.

The free-of-charge event is being organised by the University of Sheffield’s IWUN research project.

Mothers Day at Inox Dine

[  31 MARCH ]

mothers daySunday 31 March, Bookings 12pm - 4pm, Inox Dine Students' Union Building, S10 2TG

£22.95.  Enquiries, E:, T: 01142226043

See the menu and book  

Treat your mum this Mother’s Day to a delicious three course meal at INOX. Our special Mother’s Day menu includes a glass of fizz on arrival and bread to start, we’ve also got a children’s menu available on request.

April 2019

BISH BASH BOSH! Bestselling vegan authors Bosh! launch new book at Off the Shelf

[  3 APRIL  ]


Wednesday 3 April, 7.30pm, Pennine Theatre, Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam University, Howard Street, S1 1WB

Henry Firth and Ian Theasby's debut cookbook, BOSH! held onto the number 1 spot in the Sunday Times Bestsellers chart for 4 weeks, becoming the first vegan cookbook ever to reach Number 1. With over 150,000 copies sold, it's the UK's biggest-selling plant-based cookbook. It was shortlisted for a Specsavers National Book Awards and won Best Vegan Cookbook at the PETA Vegan Food Awards 2018.

For their second cookbook BISH BASH BOSH!, Henry and Ian have created 140 new, unmissable recipes to continue bringing plant-based meals to the nation, from quick eats, and weeknight suppers to show-stopping feasts.

At this prestigious UK launch event for the book, Henry and Ian will be talking about how incredible and imaginative plant-based food can be for everyone whether you are vegan or not. There will be the chance to ask questions and you have the choice to buy a ticket including a pre-signed book at a considerable discount or a ticket with no book included. Books will also be available to buy on the night too and BOSH! will be personalising books and available for photos after the event.

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May 2019

University Quiz Night 2019

[  Thursday 2 MAY ]

Thursday 2 May, 6.30pm (registration and food from 5.30pm).  Octagon Centre, Clarkson Street, S10 2TQ.  Price to be confirmed.  Enquiries E:

Keep thquizis date in your diaries. Full details will be published here in early 2019.

Back by popular demand, 2019 sees the return of the University Quiz Night! We are looking for teams of staff, students, alumni and friends to take part in what we are sure will be a fun evening for all.

Test your knowledge, have some fun, win fantastic prizes and support a great cause at the same time.

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