The Cutlers' Hall

The ITI conference team look forward to welcoming you to Cutlers’ Hall. After an extensive search we have found an inspiring conference venue that meets all of our needs for space, atmosphere, location and good value. From the sweeping grand staircase and numerous exhibits telling the history of local cutlery and metalworking, to the large classically decorated rooms and magnificence of the Main Hall we are assured that this setting will create the basis for a memorable occasion.

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Sheffield, "Steel City"

Mention Sheffield to anyone who lives outside of the city and there's a good chance that the words "steel", "snooker" and "The Full Monty" will spring to their mind. While the city is very proud of its industrial heritage, there is so much more to the Sheffield of the 21st century.

With a population of around 500,000, Sheffield is situated within 60 minutes, 75 minutes and 2 hours respectively of Manchester, Birmingham and London but is also well served by Doncaster Sheffield Airport and East Midlands Airport.

The city centre is fairly compact and can easily be navigated on foot although bus, train and tram services are available for destinations outside of the centre. Like Rome, Sheffield is built on seven hills and visitors to the city soon become accustomed to the inclines!

Attractions in the city centre include the Peace Gardens and the adjacent Winter Gardens, with its incredible collection of tropical plants, as well as the Cathedral, the Town Hall and Millennium Square, all within a stone's throw of each other.

There's no shortage of places to eat and drink, with bars and restaurants littered around the centre in places like Leopold Square or check out the scene on London Road and Ecclesall Road for a different vibe.

Culturally, Sheffield is home to a number of theatres, including the Lyceum Theatre and the Crucible Theatre, which is the venue for the World Snooker Championship in April/May every year. Come to Sheffield a few days ahead of the Conference and you might just catch the final! Discover Sheffield's steelmaking heritage by heading out to Kelham Island Museum or lose yourself for a couple of hours in Weston Park Museum finding out more about the city's past.

Sheffield is home to two major universities - University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University - which means that there is always a buzz about the city between the months of October and June. Many students love the place so much they often stay in Sheffield to live and work once their studies are over!

The city has always had a lively music scene and its music legends include Joe Cocker, Def Leppard, Heaven 17, Human League, Pulp, Richard Hawley and the wonderful Arctic Monkeys. Other famous people with connections to Sheffield include Michael Palin, Sebastian Coe, Michael Vaughan and Jessica Ennis-Hill to name but a few.

Sheffield has not one but two major football clubs - Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday - and there exists a healthy rivalry between those supporting the "Blades" and the "Owls". But both of those clubs were preceded by Sheffield FC, formed in 1857 and proud owner of the title "First Football Club in the World".

You may be surprised to learn that Sheffield is considered to be one of the greenest cities in Europe! Travel outside of the city centre and it won't take you long to stumble across Endcliffe Park, Millhouses Park, Hillsborough Park or the beautiful Botanical Gardens.

Further afield lies the Peak District, Britain's first National Park. Offering stunning scenery, the Park can be reached in as little as 20 minutes from the centre of Sheffield. Bring your walking books and breathe in the fresh air of the countryside! If you're after historical buildings, then Chatsworth House and Hadden Hall are prime destinations, both conveniently located in and around the Peak District area.

With all these attractions to enjoy, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible exploring Sheffield and the surrounding area. Just remember to actually attend the Conference too!

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