Sheffield, a city of art

Always in competition with its fellow Northern cities such as Leeds and Liverpool, aswell as the capital, Sheffield is often overshadowed in the art world by the likes of the Tate and the V&A. However, the Sheffield art scene presents a refreshing change; the institution and politics of art is replaced with the affordable and accessible. The city has an eclectic mix of both amateur and professional artists, past and present, including the likes of John Ruskin and Pete McKee, lending nicely to a vast array of galleries. So, if it’s anything from performance-based art to the fine arts you’re looking for, Sheffield has it all, on a unique and unpretentious level. Continue reading

The ultimate guide to study spaces

As semester one looms towards its inevitable end, the work stacks up. Deadlines and exams create a black cloud over our January. One of the biggest struggles, aside from the writer’s block and revision fatigue, is finding a place to work in the library. Something that I have found very important during my time at the University is finding a place that suits you best.

Below, I have combined mine and some of my peers’ experiences in order to create the ultimate guide to study spaces at the University of Sheffield. So, if this is your first semester here and you’re stuck for choice, or you’ve got into a rut and want somewhere new to spark some inspiration, then read on! Continue reading

Exploring Kelham Island

Formerly the heart and soul of Sheffield’s industry, Kelham Island housed mills that served water wheels, powering workshops during the cities industrial prime. Decades later, the mills, steel works and warehouses provide the most appropriate cultural and historical setting to one of the liveliest and hippest of the eleven quarters of Sheffield. From the effervescent Yellow Arch Studios to the cosiest of pubs, The Fat Cat, there is something for everyone and anyone.

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