Social Events

ZOO Digital event: National Videogame Museum

23rd June (17:30-20:30) · Website · Location & Directions

Join us at the National Videogame Museum for a warm welcome to Sheffield. Play over 100 videogames and learn about their history and cultural importance.

The museum is about a 20 minute walk from The Diamond, or take a Blue or Yellow tram from University to Castle Square.

Winter Garden Drinks Reception

24th June (18:30-21:00) · Website · Location & Directions

Join us for the conference's official opening, with a drinks reception and light snacks. The venue is less than a 15 minute walk from The Diamond.

Sheffield's impressive multi-award-winning Winter Garden is one of the largest temperate glasshouses to be built in the UK during the last hundred years and is the largest urban glasshouse anywhere in Europe.

Kelham Island Museum Conference Dinner

25th June (18:30-22:30) · Website · Location & Directions

This year's dinner is located in the historic Kelham Island Museum. The venue is about a 20 minute walk from The Diamond, or take a Blue or Yellow tram from University to Shalesmoor. If travelling there or back by taxi, we suggest using Veezu and to specify Kelham Island Museum main entrance.

The event will include:

Located in one of Sheffield's oldest industrial districts, the museum stands on a man-made island over 900 years old. It's also home to the mighty 12,000hp River Don Engine, Europe's most powerful working steam engine.

Kelham Island Food Tour

26th June (18:00-21:00) · Website ·  Meeting Point & Directions

Meeting location: Heist Brew Co, Neepsend Lane, S3 8AT.
Please arrive between 17:15 and 18:00, so the tour can begin at 18:00 sharp.

To finish off the conference, join us on a tour of the fantastic independent venues of Kelham Island. Kelham has been named one of the 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world by TimeOut magazine. Once a thriving industrial Sheffield district, housing numerous cutlery and steelworks, Kelham Island's recent regeneration into a popular, urban place to live and work has attracted a wealth of small food and drink producers and innovative places to eat and drink. We have teamed up with the great food and drink businesses of Kelham Island to offer you a taste of independent Sheffield. 

You will be taken on a culinary journey of the area, visiting a range of eating establishments and enjoying generous samples at each stop, and gaining insight into the interesting history of this famous Sheffield district.

River Don Engine image © M J Richardson (CC-BY-SA/2.0)