- Year of Making - loads happening through 2016 and into 2017.. Proud to be part of this!
- Cafe Scientifique – interact with practising scientists and join lively debate
- dorkbotsheffield – people doing strange things with electricity (currently resting)
- Pecha kucha – 20×20 presentations on achingly diverse themes
- PRISM – contemporary art and live music, with regular open calls for participation
- Psychology in the Pub – semi-regular informal talks on psychology, neuroscience, therapy and beyond from authors and practitioners
- Science brainwaves
- Skeptics in the Pub – Science and philosophy talks, invariably followed by lively and extensive discussion
- TEDxSheffield – conference showcasing ideas in technology, entertainment and design
- Sheffield Astronomical Society – keeping eyes on the skies
- Cycle Sheffield – cycling campaigns, events etc.
- Sheffield Friday Night Ride – it’s just a (cycle) ride
- Geeks in the Pub – Any and all geeks welcome, different pub each month
- The Design Club – meetings at Sheffield Hallam
- Computer club electronic music + palpable nostalgia
- Open platform – people doing strange things without electricity
- Sensoria festival of Art and Music
- Games Britannia – video games festival
- Doc/Fest – documentary and digital media festival
- Connect the Dots – festival of contemporary arts, digital multimedia, music and technology
- Curated by – events at Sheffield Hallam showcasing design and making in general
- Festival of the Mind – diverse thinkers annual festival organised by the University of Sheffield happening across the city
- Better with data – helping people discover and realise the value of data
- Hack the city series of hackathons, using open data for a better urban and civic experience
- Hack Circus – magazine on fantasy, technology and everyday magic published out of Sheffield, which also hosts astonishing events
- Sheffield SOUP – drink soup and crowdfund local projects in the process
- Sheffield Design Week – an annual week of events around design and architecture
- Digital Sheffield – their “platform” get togethers of digital creative and digital people, also check their events page for a digest of Sheffield tech events
- Gravitational Waves – diverse sound art and music happenings
- Euler room – broken music streamed from access space
- Creative mornings - monthly 20 min breakfast series for creative types such as yourself
- def shef - monthly meetup of functional programming enthusiasts, also open those who are just curious..
- Best value: Bardwells, Abbeydale Road
- Most central: Maplin, Pinstone Street
- There is of course also Pimoroni with an incredible stock of amazing things, including stuff they make themselves in Sheffield as well as adafruit things. They're a mail order outfit, although rumour has it that they might let you in to their factory if you ask in advance..
People observe bus queues here. If you arrive at an empty bus stop and sit in the middle of the bench, people will still queue behind you, even if the stop serves multiple buses, even if this means queuing outside the bus shelter when it’s raining. When a bus approaches the bus stop, you do a polite dance with the person in front and behind, and the queue diverges.
Don’t worry if everyone (from little old ladies to burly bus drivers) calls you “love” (or any other form of diminutive.) Best to just go with it and start using it yourself liberally. It’s quite lovely (!) once you get used to it.
One local delicacy is the hot pork sandwich. You will be asked “everything on?”, which refers to stuffing and crackling. You might want to ask that your bread is “not dipped” in the juices. After you get asked if you want “everything on” they will then ask you if you want apple sauce as well.
There’s also Parkin.
Henderson’s Relish is bought in a distinctive orange and black bottle, and is the city’s very own Lea & Perrins ‘Worcester Sauce’ variant. It is typically dribbled into gravy savouries, like stews and pies, although many also have it atop cheese on toast and beans on toast. Steel City cricketer and one-time England captain Michael Vaughan claimed to have had it in his Weetabix during the TMS commentary of the 1st England vs. South Africa test 2012, although this is disgusting.
For fast food you'll find Street Food Chef serves all your burrito requirements.
Abbeydale, Blue Bee, Kelham Island, Thornbridge, oh my..
Notable central pubs include The Rutland Arms (4 mins from station opposite Access Space. Food, real ales, ‘net and comprehensive jukebox), The Devonshire Cat (bottom of Devonshire Green, 10 mins from station. Food, very wide range of international bottled ales) and the Sheffield Tap (actually in the train station, another very wide range of ales).