IWMW 2010 » sheffield http://iwmw.ukoln.ac.uk/blog/2010 Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:45:58 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.4 Sheffield Visitor Guides http://iwmw.ukoln.ac.uk/blog/2010/2010/07/12/sheffield-visitor-guides/ http://iwmw.ukoln.ac.uk/blog/2010/2010/07/12/sheffield-visitor-guides/#comments Mon, 12 Jul 2010 10:00:48 +0000 m.guy http://iwmw.ukoln.ac.uk/blog/2010/?p=546 Have you got your visitor guide yet? You’ll get one in your delegate pack and find it really useful for helping you find great places to visit in Sheffield. The guide has been created by Sheffield University and Eleven, who create the Our Favourite Places guide (lots of great photos – we published a post about it a while back).

Remember the guide is not the only way to find great venues in Sheffield. The Sheffield Web team have produced an interactive map which has drinking and dining establishments in Sheffield plotted on it. This map is also for use on mobile devices.

There is also a list of venues with geo-location information listed on the IWMW Social page.

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Our Favourite Sheffield Places http://iwmw.ukoln.ac.uk/blog/2010/2010/06/23/our-favourite-sheffield-places/ http://iwmw.ukoln.ac.uk/blog/2010/2010/06/23/our-favourite-sheffield-places/#comments Wed, 23 Jun 2010 08:00:14 +0000 guest http://iwmw.ukoln.ac.uk/blog/2010/?p=360 Sheffield has some great places to eat, drink and be merry…you just need to know where to look…

Melissa Nisbett from Eleven has written a few lines introducing us to great places to go and to the Sheffield guide book they produce. All images courtesy of Nigel Barker Photography.

Italian cafe Bragazzi’s

Sheffield has a wealth of vintage, retro and antique shops from the 60s/70s collectibles at homeware boutique Pad to the cavernous warehouse The Sheffield Antiques Centre. Any trip to the city should involve visiting the Abbeydale Road area for a potter around these places plus lunch and coffee at the Italian cafe Bragazzi’s.

Homeware boutique Pad

The Lantern is a tiny Victorian theatre, originally built in 1886 as a private theatre by William Webster, a wealthy cutler who lived in a large adjoining property. The venue was left derelict after World War 2 but was restored to its former glory in the 1950s by a local actress and drama teacher.

The Lantern Theatre

The Sharrowvale Road area is home to a wealth of restaurants, bars and shops. We recommend a walk through Endcliffe Park, visiting the cafe in the park followed by dinner at The Mediteranean, a fish and seafood restaurant nearby.

Endcliffe Park Cafe

Around 60 alpacas live on 40 acres of land in Mayfield Valley in Sheffield. As well as seeing these curiously funny creatures you could combine it with a trip to the David Mellor Design Museum just outside Sheffield in the nearby Peak District. As well as a museum dedicated to the acclaimed designer and manufacturer, there is a shop and cafe, selling and serving a range of delights.

Alpacas in Mayfield Valley

Our Favourite Places is an independent guidebook to the best of Sheffield’s cafés, restaurants, bars, shops, galleries and parks. Designed by Eleven, a team of designers living in the city, Our Favourite Places champions independence, focussing on unique places that can only be found in the city.

David Mellor Design Museum

Described as an informed travel guide for curious folk, it features a handpicked selection of over 50 venues and focuses on places that are independently owned and have immense charm. No one has paid to be in the book, instead they were chosen for their character and because they are run with love and care by people trying to do things a bit differently. From tiny Victorian theatres to tucked away vintage shops, and from chinese fondue to the best Italian delis – these are the kind of places that only locals know about.

The Mediteranean Restaurant

A design publication in its own right, the book is thoughtfully designed with beautiful photographs and illustrations, and a handy pull-out map. Our Favourite Places can be purchased for £4 from www.ourfaveplaces.co.uk The book is also available from selected venues across the city – stockists can be found on the Our Favourite Places website. You can also follow Our Favourite Places on Twitter and Flickr.

Antique Centre

Eleven is a graphic design consultancy that creates intelligent and effective design solutions for print, web and brand identity for clients across a range of sectors.

Sheffield University have been working with Eleven on a visitors’ guide to the city which offers a different selection of venues to the Our Favourite Places guide and is more student focused.

This guide will be available in all delegate packs.

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