SHU Fest set to be the biggest and best yet

2nd March 2017

Sheffield Hallam University will be alive with music and dance next week as the annual SHU Fest returns - and it promises to be the biggest and best yet.

A week of celebrations get underway on Monday 6 March with events including live music, dancing, crafts and more celebrating the talent and diversity of the University's students and staff. SHU Fest, now in its seventh year, will be opened by the University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chris Husbands. Once again, three Hallam professors will kick off the festival with their unique take on rock, pop and folk music favourites. If dancing is your thing there are exciting events involving staff and students showcasing different styles including Bollywood fusion, flamenco, ballroom and Latin as well as belly dancing. On Wednesday 8 March there will be a performance by Billions Rising, a flash mob dance inspired by solidarity and ending the exploitation of women. There will also be cultural celebrations throughout the week including Chinese, Indian, Indonesian and Middle Eastern events. Craft activities include knitting, a sugar craft workshop, 'decopatch' and baking demonstrations. Throughout the week prizes will be on offer for the most original selfies posted by students and staff using the hashtag #SHUfest and the location of Saturday's city day trip will be decided by a public vote. Sam Logan, International Experience Senior Officer and one of the organisers of SHU Fest, said: "Sheffield Hallam University has an amazing range of student talent from around the world. "SHU Fest is a fantastic opportunity to showcase their cultural traditions and for students to get involved in something extra alongside their studies. "It brings those traditions to a whole new audience and the breadth of events mean there's something for everyone." Download the events programme at

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