Social Events in Sheffield, South Yorkshire This Week

Let’s explore social events in Sheffield, South Yorkshire happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Are you looking to take a break from your regular ventures, build friendships or develop emotional intelligence? Social events could just be just the thing you are missing. As they always say, one’s company, two’s a crowd, three’s a party. In these events, you will get to meet a whole new range of people, engage other cultures and understand different perspectives. You get opportunities to expand your circle through the interactions and conversations elicited. Whether you are looking to improve your social or work connections, this is it for you.

There are many events held across Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Events range from backyard outings, outdoor activity events, singles events, professional networking, meaningful discussions, and more. They are all varied and interesting covering your lifestyle and preference. If you find it hard to make connections or socialize in these events, here are a few tips to save your situation.

Local Groups’ Events in Sheffield

A11y North #1 | Celebrating GAAD one day early

A11y North #1 | Celebrating GAAD one day early

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Royal Armouries Museum

Brought to you by some familiar faces of A11y Leeds, plus a couple of new faces, A11y North brings together accessibility advocates and inclusive design professionals all the way from **Watford Gap** to **John o’Groats**.

Our launch event will be hosted at the Cinema of War at the Royal Armouries, consisting of an opportunity for networking not seen since before the pandemic, amazing guest speake(…)

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Creative Coding Social #17

Creative Coding Social #17

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Old Queen’s Head

Come along for a festive meet-up with fellow creative coders to share thoughts and ideas!

Please note – this month we’re trying the new venue again – the Old Queens Head.(…)

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Casual 5-a-side football Sheffield (no pre-payment – sign up)

Casual 5-a-side football Sheffield (no pre-payment - sign up)

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Goodwin Sports Centre

Casual 5-a-side football at Goodwin Sports Centre in Broomhill.

All abilities, genders, nationalities and ages (18+) welcome! The focus is on an enjoyable, inclusive game, free from shouting and aggression.

No pre-payment required. I will take £4 per player on the day to cover the cost of the pitch. **If you sign up, you are committing to arriving on-time and playing**.

Meet at 16.55 (4.55pm) u(…)

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May 15th 2024 – Yorkshire Azure User Group (Sheffield)

May 15th 2024 - Yorkshire Azure User Group (Sheffield)

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Electric Works Serviced Offices

**Introduction**
We are very excited to announce our fifth in-person event of 2024! Our May event will be based in Sheffield, hosted at Airwalk Reply’s offices close to the station. As usual, we will be running the event from 6pm-8pm where food and drink will be provided.

**Session 1: Configuring your tenant securely, without a rodent in sight (almost)**
A dive into how to securely configure your(…)

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PIZZA NIGHT

PIZZA NIGHT

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: LYKKE Sheffield

**\*\*Someone said FREE PIZZA 🍕😋?? \*\***
(Espanol abajo)

YES, THAT’S RIGHT!
***Here is the Deal…***

Enjoy any of two alcoholic drinks or two mocktails of the menu and get A FREE MARGHERITA.
\*(£3 extra for any pizza on the menu.)

How does that sound? 😋🥳

Apart from taking advantage of this amazing offer, we will keep practising Spanish and English as usual, gaining more confidence in spe(…)

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🎲 Game night!🧩

🎲 Game night!🧩

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Patriot Games

Join us for a boardgames night.

* 💰 Free entry & free access to a big pile of boardgames.

* ⏰️ 5:30 Onwards 10pm close, come and go as you please!

* 🎲 Bring your own & or play whats available!

* 🍰 Cafe with delicious homemade cakes! Peppermint choc slices, red velvet cake etc it varies. Gluten free/Vegan options.
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* ⌛️ If you have any more long form games that may require a bit of teachi(…)

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Tarot Club – Venue Greenhill village

Tarot Club - Venue Greenhill village

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Tarot Club

🌟 Welcome to the Tarot Club🌟
I’m delighted to extend a warm welcome to all who have joined our Tarot Club on Meetup. Your patience as we merge **Sheffield Tarot Club** with the **Meetup group** is greatly appreciated.

We’re excited to announce that our first session is now ready to begin!

Do you have an interest in acquiring the skill of reading tarot cards and enhancing your psychic abilities(…)

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Wednesday Spanish – English Intercambio

Wednesday Spanish - English Intercambio

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Showroom Cafe, Sheffield.

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**Free for our [Monthly Supporters](https://pay.gocardless.com/AL0014Z38FBVCJ)** & for those who join us for the Very First Time
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**⛔ £2 ⛔** for non Monthly-Supporters – PAYMENT WILL BY SCANNING A **PAYPAL** QR CODE on the spot, before the MeetUp – so please have a PayPal account!

This donation will h(…)

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Coffee / Brunch morning at the Heartspace

 Coffee / Brunch morning at the Heartspace

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Heartspace Cafe – The University of Sheffield

This week we return to this spacious, unusual and innovative location. The design is a fascinating blend of the modern and industrial and is well worth a visit.

This excellent spacious venue is located on the ground floor of the Engineering Heartspace Atrium at Sheffield University and can be found to the rear of the Sir Fredrick Mappin Building. The best way into it is via the revolving doors of(…)

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Sheffield Language Exchange – Every Thursday!

Sheffield Language Exchange - Every Thursday!

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: MOJO

Every Thursday come to practise new languages, make new friends and also to share your native language skills – we are all teachers and students at this event!

Our hosts will welcome you and make sure you get involved, do not worry about coming alone.

We are now meeting in our own private space, upstairs at Mojo’s bar in the city centre – and they’ve offered us 20% off drinks 🍹 and 50% off food(…)

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Barnsley Flavours🧋Food 🍱 Festival 2024

Barnsley Flavours🧋Food 🍱 Festival 2024

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: The Glass Works

Every May once a year the popular the Flavours Food 🍲 Festival comes to Barnsley, so this time around I’ve decided to arrange a Meetup for our Barnsley Social group to be able to enjoy the atmosphere of it all 😀

For 4 days in a row there will be loads of stalls and tents ⛺️ selling different dishes from across the globe 🌏 , plus live entertainment from local music 🎶 bands all afternoon. I exp(…)

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Sheffield Laughter Club

Sheffield Laughter Club

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Common Ground Community Centre

Looking to bring more laughter into your life?

Join us for Laughter Yoga: A unique blend of laughter exercises and yogic breathing, promoting wellness through laughter without the need for jokes, humour or comedy.

Join in for a fun and uplifting experience that enhances physical and mental well-being. Laughter Yoga is a joyful way to reduce stress, boost your mood, and foster a sense of communit(…)

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Book club #4 – Cleopatra and Frankenstein by Coco Mellors

Book club #4 - Cleopatra and Frankenstein by Coco Mellors

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: S3 8NB

**Organiser:** Matt Bagnall (07961614883 / [email protected])

**Location:** Two & Six Micropub, 26 Snig Hill, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S3 8NB

**Date:** Wednesday 15th May at 7.00pm

**Description:** For those who enjoy reading, chatting about books and meeting new people.

Me and a couple of friends from the Walking Group who like reading thought it would be a good idea to start a(…)

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PEAK DISTRICT – Grindleford, Eyam, Bradwell, Hope (12 Miles)

PEAK DISTRICT - Grindleford, Eyam, Bradwell, Hope (12 Miles)

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Grindleford Railway Station

Small group please only RSVP if you intend to come…

Bring water/snacks. Suitable footwear is essential. These hikes are for those used to a day out hiking, expect and prepare for British weather.

This hike is entirely at your own risk and you need to be comfortable on the hills, be able to take care of your own safety and have appropriate clothing and equipment.

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Catch the 9:14 (SHF) trai(…)

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Stitch and Bitch! 🪡🧵🧶🎨🖍️🖌️

Stitch and Bitch! 🪡🧵🧶🎨🖍️🖌️

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: KOPI & Chai

**Stitch and Bitch is heading into Spring, which brings the prospect of some outdoors crafting at some point, watch out for some special locations as warmer, longer days arrive! 💐🌺🌸🌱**.

Calling all crafty, arty, creative types, from complete beginners to the craftiest crocodile! 🐊 Come and join us with your current projects (or just an idea/goal to try something new) for some feel good vibes(…)

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Free Meditation in Sheffield – at 7pm Mondays

Free Meditation in Sheffield - at 7pm Mondays

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: 49 Stainton Rd

Hello there! – We are very excited to welcome you to our Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation meetings which take place at the:

Meditation & Creative Centre,
49 Stainton Road,
Sheffield
S11 7AX
*every Monday from 19:00 pm – 20.30 pm*

With Sahaja Yoga Meditation we normally sit on chairs to achieve yoga, effortlessly & spontaneously. So there is no need for mats and no special clothing required.

All acro(…)

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DMC Hacknight

DMC Hacknight

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Library @ the Lightbox

New Venue – Barnsley Library ‘The light box’, Ground Floor. Ask for Rory once inside.

Regular hack-day meetup. Bring your projects and ideas to work on or simply pop in for a chat with like minded people.(…)

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BMC Mountain First Aid Weekend

BMC Mountain First Aid Weekend

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Hathersage

The BMC/BMMS run an annual mountain medicine and first aid weekend down in the Peak District. This is taught by mountain rescue experts and it’s suitable for anyone who has an interest in dealing with emergencies in the outdoors. From experience, it’s always a really informative weekend, and it adds to and covers much more than a simple first aid at work course. I’ll be driving down for the weeken(…)

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Linacre Reservoir near Chesterfield

Linacre Reservoir near Chesterfield

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Linacre Reservoirs

Not quite in the Peak District, but delightful none the less Linacre Reservoir and surrounding woodlands and farms are lovely at any time of year and hopefully easy to access for most of our regular walkers.

Please take LOTS of pictures and upload them to this Meetup page so everyone can see how much fun you had.

Well behaved dogs are welcome on this walk and most of our walks but must not be co(…)

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Four Scrambles on Kinder

Four Scrambles on Kinder

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Car park between Barber Booth and Upper Booth

Route: The Cloughs, Red Brook, Arpeggio Gully and Crowden Clough.

Meet at: Car park near railway bridge between Barber Booth and Upper Booth. OS map reference SK107847. From Sheffield follow the A625 then A6187 to Hope. In Hope turn right opposite the church and follow the road to Edale. Continue past Edale for approx. 2km, cross a bridge over a stream then turn right immediately. Follow the road(…)

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Peak District – Jacobs Ladder

Peak District - Jacobs Ladder

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Water Meadows

Welcome to Leeds Mountain Bikers (LMB). We meet regularly for adventurous and challenging off-road rides and our aim is to provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere in which to enjoy our sport, with all the benefits of riding in a social group.

We welcome new members, but please understand that while many of our riders have a lot of experience, we do not hold any formal qualifications and we a(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Sheffield, you can try out Welcometosheffield.co.uk, Theoutdoorcity.co.uk, or Ourfaveplaces.co.uk.

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