Sunday 13th October 2019
(Mistra Urban Futures delegation)
Venue: Winter Garden, 90 Surrey St, Sheffield S1 2LH.
As hosts for this year’s final annual conference, the Sheffield-Manchester Local Interaction Platform, welcomed our partners to the UK. We were offered refreshments and a traditional Sheffield vegetarian/vegan pie and peas supper made with locally sourced ingredients, delicious vegan gravy made from Sheffield real ale and world famous Sheffield Henderson’s relish. The evening included some short welcomes from the University of Sheffield and Mistra Urban Futures staff.
Entertainment were provided by Dan James, a young singer songwriter who works as a soloist.
Did you know?
The Winter Garden is one of the largest temperate glasshouses to be built in the UK during the last hundred years and is a stunning green world created in the heart of the city (within 5 minutes walking distance of all recommended hotels). It was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 22 May 2003.
Part of the £120 million Heart of the City regeneration project that has created the Peace Gardens and the £15 million Millennium Galleries, the Winter Garden was designed by Pringle Richards Sharratt Architects and Buro Happold. The Winter Garden provides visitors with a unique experience in the city centre. There are more than 2,500 plants from around the world creating a superb display. The building itself is 70 metres long and 22 metres high (large enough to house 5,000 domestic greenhouses!).