Here are a few fun facts regarding the month of September (thanks of course to our trustworthy pal the Internet): It’s oft regarded as the start of the school term, the Romans believed that the month was looked after by some god named Vulcan, Bird’s Eye Fish Fingers first went on sale September 1955 and apparently nothing whatsoever happened in British history in-between the 3rd and 13th of September 1752. Enlightened? We hope so, and we can also guarantee that September 2012 won’t be as dry as dry bones September 1752.
BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER’S JOURNEY.
1st SEPTEMBER / SHOWROOM / £4-6
Whoopi Goldberg narrates this interesting and insightful look into the life of a puppet master. Kevin Clash dreamed of working with the Sesame Street gang as a young boy and later went on to be the voice, brain and soul of Elmo. Link
BUPA GREAT YORKSHIRE RUN.
2nd SEPTEMBER / SHEFFIELD STREETS / £27.
Get off your rump and run 10K around town for charity. Includes t-shirt, medal, finisher’s pack, accurate chip timing and live bands as you jog. The only thing missing is Mr. Motivator on a scooter shouting words of encouragement through a megaphone, although you could say that about any event. Link
3rd SEPTEMBER / SOYO / FREE.
It’s a Cool Beans Takeover at Soyo! Featuring the finest local talent: Smiling Ivy, K.O.G. & The Allstar Revolution, The Mother Folkers, Invasion of the Deadbeats and Johnny & The Prison Didn’t Help Boys. Also on hand are the Clothes Line DJs and cheap alcohol. Link
FOBS AUTUMN PLANT SALE.
9th SEPTEMBER / BOTANICAL GARDENS / FREE.
Need plants? Well why don’t you pop on down to the FOBS Autumn Plant Sale. Don’t need plants? Well why don’t you pop down anyway and observe the natural beauty that plants bring us. This is literally win win win. Link
GYPSY JAZZ/DJANGO JAM SESSION.
12th SEPTEMBER / THE BATH HOTEL / FREE.
Gyspy Jazz/Django jam session you say? Sounds like the kind of night that has the potential to really escalate out of control. We’re talking dancing in the hills, losing all your clothes and riding farm animals home out of control. Link
KNIVES AND FORKS.
14th SEPTEMBER / SECRET LOCATION / PRICE TBA.
Everyone loves a good secret location party. Kabal, Soup Kitchen, Bunga Bunga, Bob’s 45th Birthday Party and now new kids on the block Knives and Forks are bringing Marcus Nasty to a still unknown warehouse. Stay tuned for details. Link
SHEFFIELD FOOD FESTIVAL.
14th – 16th SEPTEMBER / SHEFFIELD / FREE.
Like festivals but don’t like music? Well how about a food festival then?! An opportunity for all to learn about food, teach about food and above all eat a load of food. Link
STEVE PAPA EDWARDS EP LAUNCH.
15th SEPTEMBER / THE GREYSTONES / £8.
Lords of Flatbush legend Papa Edwards releases his new sounds upon the World. Very strong support comes in the form of Sara Mac, Jack Athey and Sister DnaÃ« Wellington. Link
SAM & THE WOMP.
16th SEPTEMBER / PLUG / £3.50.
Who would have funked it? Balkan-rave hits the number 1 spot in the UK charts and now Sam & the Womp are performing at Freshers Events. Rumour has it even Basil Brush will be in attendance. Link
THE TUESDAY CLUB.
18th SEPTEMBER / LEADMILL / £8.
Whilst the Changing Rooms team load into the Fusion and Foundry, the Tuesday Club team are to set up residence in Sheffield’s favourite club-with-a-metal-in-its-name, The Leadmill (apologies to Steelhouse and Zincshack). Link
PANGAEA GLOBAL CARNIVAL.
20th SEPTEMBER / OCTAGON / £5.
The sounds of Rio, Spain, New York and the festivals all rolled into one featuring a guest set from Huw Stephens. A Freshers Week event without the neon shots, VK Ices and half the TOWIE cast knocking about. Link
JASON BYRNE: PEOPLE’S PUPPETEER.
27th SEPTEMBER / CITY HALL / £17.50.
The biggest selling comedian at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival; Jason Byrne’s inspired, original brand of high-energy intelligent lunacy ensures that there is no other comedian like him. Link
BITZ ‘N PEACE(S).
27th SEPTEMBER / THE HARLEY / £3-4.
Bitz ‘N Peace(s) is reaching the ripened age of 2 years old and to celebrate Drew Garber and friends have invited down the pioneers of apocalyptic-balkan-rave-disco-biscuit music, Slamboree. Chances of fire – extremely high. Link
28th SEPTEMBER / BUNGALOWS AND BEARS / FREE.
Pipes, Bear Trainer and Mr. Dubz demonstrate their musical know how in camp Bungalows. Best bring a battery powered fan or a fridge because it will certainly be getting hot up in there! Link