As I stepped off of the ferry in Rotterdam, I knew this was not going to be any ordinary trip. After all I was not in the Netherlands to see the tulip fields of Lisse or the open air museums of Arnhem; I was there to experience the student paradise that is, Amsterdam.
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A music festival is without doubt the staple of many students’ summer calendar. Hot and crowded, muddy and rain sodden, they are a music lover’s paradise in which people will travel from all corners of the globe to experience. But where are the students’s of Sheffield planning to pitch their tents this year?
The largest green field open-air music festival in the world, Glastonbury festival is perhaps the most renowned of its kind in the UK with people from all over the world donning their wellington boots for a piece of the action – Lilly Allen attended her first when she was just 5 months old! Set in 900 acres of Somerset farmland, the annual Glastonbury festival has seen its main stage graced by everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Jay-Z, and this year is not set to disappoint with U2, Coldplay and Beyonce all confirmed to headline.
The Royal wedding is fast approaching, with the nuptials set to take place at Westminster Abbey on Friday 29th April. Of course the only real reason most of us students want to watch the royal wedding is to see Kate’s dress or to take part in the Royal Wedding drinking game which has swept Facebook, but for those who wish to celebrate, here’s how you can do so here in Sheffield.
Bar One: Royal Wedding Garden Party
The University of Sheffield student bar, Bar One will be screening the Royal Wedding from 10am with a BBQ in the beer garden, and you can also enjoy free cucumber sandwiches, as well as Royal jugs of cocktails and Pimm’s, and £2 Jagerbombs until 11:55pm. Continue reading
Sheffield students came together yesterday (March 20th 2011) to raise money for the Japanese Tsunami relief fund, with their annual ‘Japan Day.’
Organised by the Japanese society of the University of Sheffield in conjunction with student fundraising organisation ‘Save Japan’, ‘Japan Day’ is a celebration of all things Japanese, with all proceeds from this year’s event going to help the victims of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and resulting Tsunami that hit the county on 11th March 2011, leaving more than 4,300 people dead and more than 440,000 homeless. Continue reading
“To me, to you!” Yes, the Chuckle Brother’s are back…and this time they’re hitting our screens in 3D.
Children’s entertainer Barry Chuckle, 66 (right) – real name Barry Elliot – recently revealed plans for a Chuckle Brother’s movie, and now it seems that the film, described as a horror spoof, is set to be released this year. He told Digital Spy “we’ve always wanted to make a film. A Chuckle Brothers movie. It’s going to be in 3D, which is another first for us. We’ve never been in 3D before.” Continue reading
The second heat of the Live Wire student band competition kicks off on 24th Feburary 2011 and I speak to excited hopefuls Nice One Greg.
Formed three years ago, Nice One Greg consists of 5 students from the University of Sheffield; Chris Arnold (bass), Oliver Spicer (saxophone), Ed Donnellan (lead vocals and guitar), Rob Moore (drums), and Ben McGovern (bass and saxophone). Continue reading