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University Carol Service

[  11 DECEMBER  ]

christmasCome along and join us for the annual University Carol Service.  Everybody is welcome.

Tuesday 11 December, 1.10pm-2pm, Firth Hall, Firth Court, Western Bank, S10 2TN

Our annual University Carol Service is a celebration of Christmas for staff and students from across campus. With a variety of music and readings as well as all your favourite carols, it's the perfect way to get into the festive spirit.

The Role of Popular Entertainment During WWI

[  15 NOVEMBER - 13 JANUARY  ]

Main Hall, 5th Floor,  Western Bank Library, S10 2TN.  See website opening hours.

Library WW1 exhibitionThis National Fairground and Circus Archive exhibition commemorates the role of the British popular entertainment sector in World War 1

The travelling popular entertainment community, like the rest of society, was thrown into disarray in the wartime period between 1914-1918. However, it responded to the changes and made an important and valuable contribution to the war effort, both on the battlefield and at home.

The exhibition showcases artefacts and photographs to illustrate a range of fascinating stories to demonstrate the contribution of this community. It also focuses on a number of unique personal stories to show how they were affected by the war and how they responded.

The exhibition also features new work from artist and PhD research student Amy Goodwin. Amy uses archive material as inspiration to creative innovative interactive displays using traditional fairground signwriting and display techniques.

Amy Goodwin will also be delivering a lunchtime talk on her work on Thursday 15 November at Western Bank Library

‘Lizzie: Striding Along’: Using Archives for Artistic Creation


AMRC Training Centre Open Event

[  13 FEBRUARY  ]

Wednesday 13 February, 4.30pm, AMRC Training Centre Advanced Manufacturing Park Off Highfield Spring Catcliffe, Rotherham S60 5BL  your

Further information and booking

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Come along and find out if an apprenticeship is the right path for you. Our open events are a fantastic opportunity to talk to our industry-trained staff, meet current apprentices and tour our state-of-the-art facilities.
What you will find out in an open event?

*Why are we different
*Apprenticeship Programmes
*Further / Higher Education
*Entry Criteria
*AMRC Training Centre Assessment Centre

Japan Now North

[  18-23 FEBRUARY  ]

Japan NowMonday 18- Saturday 23 February, various venues and timings (some events have charges)

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Japan Now North is a week long festival of Japanese arts & culture, now in its second year in Sheffield. Leading authors, filmmakers and artists will participate in exhibitions, film screenings, talks and other events across the city, in conjunction with the university's School of East Asian Studies.

Postgraduate Taught Open Day

[  27 FEBRUARY  ]

Wednesday 27 February, Central Exhibition opens at 10.30

Further information and booking Enquiries, T: 0114 2229872, E:

You'll get the chance to discover more about our world-class university. On the day you'll be able to find out about:

  • Postgraduate courses - Talk to staff and students about your subject area and learn more about the courses available.
  • Application advice - Talks led by experts from our admissions team take you through the application process.
  • Funding opportunities - Colleagues from our finance team to guide you through a range of funding opportunities.
  • A student's perspective - Current students share what makes Sheffield special.
  • After postgraduate study - Colleagues from our Careers Service to explain the benefits of postgraduate study and where it may take you.
  • World-class facilities - Learn about outstanding facilities, study spaces and support at Sheffield.

MARCH 2019

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  ]

Saturday 23 March, 7pm, Sheffield City Hall

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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.

Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature (IWUN) end of project event

[ 27 & 28 MARCH ]

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

To mark the end of the IWUN project and to celebrate and share outputs and results from the project, we are holding a 2 day event in the city to disseminate results and recommendations arising from the research. These 2 days will include a number of hands on activities including workshops with artists and facilitators delivering arts based workshops, mindfulness sessions, park tours/walks and an exhibition of materials produced throughout the duration of the project. We will also include some recommendations from the project including facilitation of a pop up café and toilet in the Ponderosa.

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