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Susan Whitehead ' IDMA (International Digital Media Academy) 'Steven Goodwin ' Artist'Paul Gill - Eten
Susan Whitehead ' IDMA (International Digital Media Academy) 'Steven Goodwin ' Artist'Paul Gill - Eten

City-centre café Eten, in York Street, kicks off a celebration of Sheffield’s sporting prowess tonight (Thursday) with the launch of a new exhibition.

The event – including free food, with bar open until 8pm – doubles as an introduction to head chef Paul Gill’s new Friday and Saturday bistro nights.

Organised in partnership with the Sheffield-based International Digital Media Academy, the exhibition features a variety of art on a sporting theme.

Artist Steve Goodwin has installed six images from his collection of the ‘147 Club’ – snooker players who have achieved a maximum 147 break at the Crucible. It includes signed portraits of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Cliff Thorburn, Jimmy White and Stephen Hendry.

Photographer Chard Remains has contributed images of the iconic Don Valley Stadium, part of an initiative to preserve its memory. And illustrator Sam Parr is featuring work on an Olympic theme.

IDMA’s Susan Whitehead says: “We have a fantastic relationship with Eten, where we can host our digital media courses, as well as exhibitions.” This is the first in a series of planned exhibitions.