Social Programme

We have an exciting social programme reflecting the character of the local area. All events are optional. Any charges are included in the description below.

Wine Reception & Book Launch – Wednesday 1st July 5.30pm at the Showroom, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX

Equinox publishing is kindly sponsoring our Wine Reception at the Showroom, which is less than a 5-minute walk from the main conference venue.

We will announce new SFL-related publications at this event as well as the recipient of the Geoff Thompson award. This event is free. Please indicate on the booking form if you intend to join this event.

See https://www.showroomworkstation.org.uk/ for more information.

Conference Dinner – Thursday 2nd July 7.30pm at Cutlers’ Hall, Church St, Sheffield S1 1HG

Our annual conference dinner will be held at the iconic Cutlers’ Hall in central Sheffield, just 10 minutes’ walk from the main conference venue.

To join us for this very special event, you need to make a reservation and indicate your dining preference on the conference registration form. Your meal, including beverages, will cost £60.

See https://www.cutlershall.co.uk/ for more information.

Sheffield Walking Tour – Friday 3rd July 6pm from the Conference Venue, Charles Street, Sheffield S1 2ND

We will be taken through the streets of Sheffield by a local guide who will bring the history of Sheffield alive. The walking tour will last around 90 minutes and will focus on the political changes and acts of resistance that have taken place in the city centre. You will need sturdy shoes and the tour will cost £5 per person. Please indicate on the booking form if you intend to join this event. You will need to book your place on this tour at the conference reception desk.

See http://www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/visit/things-to-see-and-do/guided-walks-and-tours for more information.

Visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park – 10.30am to 3.30pm Saturday 4th July from Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2ND

We will take you by coach to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which permanently exhibits work by Ai Weiwei, Anthony Caro, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and many more. Temporary exhibits typically feature contemporary artists, such as Damien Hirst, and the site offers calming walks through a refreshing landscape.

Entrance to the park is free, but you will be asked to pay for coach travel to the site. This should cost no more than £12. Please indicate on the booking form if you intend to join this event. You will need to book your place on this tour at the conference reception desk.

See https://ysp.org.uk/ for more information.

Visit to National Coal Mining Museum for England – 10.30am to 3.30pm Saturday 4th July from Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2ND

We will take you by coach to the National Coal Mining Museum for England where you will experience the conditions of miners throughout history 140 metres underground, and where our guide will explain how miners have struggled for and gained their rights through history.

Entrance to the museum is free. To go underground you need to buy a £5 tag which you can return for a refund or keep as a souvenir and offer the money as a donation. You will also be asked to pay for coach travel to the site. This should cost no more than £12. Please indicate on the booking form if you intend to join this event. You will need to book your place on this tour at the conference reception desk.

See https://www.ncm.org.uk/ for more information.

Key Dates

Call for Papers
1st November 2019

Submission opens
15th November 2019
Submit a Paper

Submission closes
10th January 2020
24th January 2020

Early Bird Registration opens
30th January 2020
Register Online

Notification of acceptance
28th February 2020

Standard Registration
16th March 2020
13th April 2020

Registration closes
7th June 2020

Conference starts
1st July 2020