At the end of the university year approaches, i’ve thought of a few reasons why staying in Sheffield is a great way to spend your summer holidays!1. Tramlines Festival
Tramlines is a well-known festival amongst Sheffield students, and the festival has been growing in terms of size, and artists who perform, over the past couple of years. Catfish and the Bottlemen, Dizzee Rascal and Kelis are just some of the artists who will be playing at some of Sheffield’s greatest venues, indoor and outdoor, over the weekend of 22nd to 24th of July. Let’s pray for a bit of sunshine, and take the chance to enjoy the summer in the city centre with your mates!
2. Doc Fest
Running from 10th – 15th June, this is Sheffield’s very own film festival which comprises of documentaries from all over the world, filmmaker masterclasses and projects. This is a fantastic way to unleash your creative side, with many chances to get involved as the festival is dedicated to listening and finding new talents for film and TV industry. One confirmed event for 2016 is The Absolutely Adventurous Joanna Lumley in Conversation, as she discusses her long career in TV and film.
3. The Peak District
If you’re anything like me, you’ll have planned on heading into the peak district during term time throughout university. However, this doesn’t happen often because, like this year, it ends up snowing until mid-April, and it’s way too cold to explore. Summer is a great chance to go for a relaxing walk in the Peak District, and have a drink at one of the many pubs it has to offer. Why miss out when it’s so close to home? Why not hop on the bus from Ecclesall Road, or catch the train out into the peaks.
4. The many parks of Sheffield
As the greenest city in the UK, Sheffield boasts many parks: the Botanical gardens, Western park and Crookes Valley Park just to name a few close to university. The parks are great for a wander when the sun is shining, play a game of football or tennis, or make it into a longer trip and take a picnic or a throwaway BBQ with your mates!
5. Sheffield theatres
This list wouldn’t be complete without something for a rainy day! Sheffield’s theatres have loads of events on over summer to suit all tastes! The West End’s Prisclla Queen of the Desert starring Jason Donovan is visiting the Lyceum at the end of May, and Chicago the musical starring John Partridge at the beginning of June. The theatres also offer tickets for £5 for 16-25 year olds in their ‘live for 5’ promotion – see live theatre for ‘next to nowt’!