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Understanding Society: A Festival of Social Science 2021

Understanding Society: A Festival of Social Science is a free, online festival showcasing the University of Sheffield’s world-leading social science researchers and their work on tackling some of the greatest problems facing society today. This year's festival features a special strand of activities about climate change and sustainability to coincide with COP26.

Highlights include:

Check out the full programme of talks, debates, films, podcasts and interactive exhibitions, live online from Monday 1 November 2021 on The University of Sheffield Player.

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Andy Cropper

Bus stops, tram tracks, alleyways. Andy Cropper takes these ordinary, unremarkable, utilitarian places – the sorts of places we pass every day – and turns them into quietly, almost eerily beautiful oil paintings.

GLOAM Gallery

GLOAM is a collectively-run exhibition and studio space, run by a group of six artists. After relocating from its original home to Arundel Street, it will reopen on 20 May with a photography exhibition by Joe Singleton.

Suzy Homemaker – Workshop with Erica Mulkern

Tue. 7 December 2021

Drama Studio

Join Suzy Homemaker for a workshop involving a yoga style warm up, movement, and devising a physical theatre solo using musicality and characterisation as a starting point.

Jo Peel

Capturing stories of cities in paint.