MP provides food for thought at café

mpsBS''Paul Blomfield
mpsBS''Paul Blomfield

SHEFFIELD MP Paul Blomfield is talking about ‘what makes a GOOD society’ at the first Café Culture event at a city eating place next month.

One of the John Street café’s owners, Sara Bradley, used to work as personal assistant for the Sheffield Central Labour MP when he was the general manager at Sheffield University students’ union.

Sara said: “I managed to scoop him for the first talk, which sets the bar a little bit high for those that follow.”

She is also looking for a strong and inspiring woman speaker for one of the talks, which will be held to coincide with International Women’s Day in March, and is also open to suggestions for other speakers and topics for other Café Culture dates.

The idea is to have monthly sessions of lively and inclusive debate and discussion in an informal atmosphere.

Other ideas for discussions at the café include What the Papers Say, which would be a chance to talk about current affairs on a Thursday afternoon.

The Café Culture event takes place at 7pm on Friday, February 10 and tickets are £6, which includes a light supper afterwards and a £2 donation to the Sheffield Cathedral Archer Project.

Entry is by ticket only, available from the café, and numbers are limited.

The cafe, which used to be Cafe Euro, was taken over by Sara and her husband Steve last year.

At present, it is open during the day for lunches and cakes but it does also hold evening events and is licensed.

For more details, call Sara or Steve on 0114 273 8553 or go to the website on

lThere will be a food review of Harland Cafe in next week’s paper.