Sheffield Hallam University Stardust retro party

Stardust, at the NMB, featured special guests including Jason Donovan and Keith Chegwin.
Stardust, at the NMB, featured special guests including Jason Donovan and Keith Chegwin.
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Former Sheffield Hallam University students are invited to take a step back in time and relive their undergraduate days.

The 20th anniversary of popular student club-night Stardust is being celebrated – with its one-off return.

The retro night ran from 1993 to the mid 2000s at the now-demolished Nelson Mandela Building on Pond Street in the city centre.

Now it is returning for one night – complete with original DJs – at Sheffield City Hall’s ballroom.

Organisers said: “If you were a student in Sheffield, at Sheffield Hallam University in particular, any time from 1993 to the mid 2000s, you probably spent some time partying at the NMB – in particular at Stardust.

“Such was the demand for tickets, that, in its heyday, the night would regularly attract touts outside the NMB.

“And it wasn’t just about the music. The event featured a variety of special guests over the years, including music stars and celebrities, such as Jason Donovan and Keith Chegwin.

“Although the night, along with the NMB, disappeared in the mid 2000s, we’re bringing Stardust back for a one-off reunion.

For tickets to the event on Friday, September 6, at 10.30pm, priced £7, ring 0114 278 9789

The NMB opened in 1978 as the Phoenix, a students’ union for the then Sheffield City Polytechnic.

It became The Nelson Mandela Building in 1982 in tribute to the then jailed anti-apartheid campaigner.

Students last enjoyed a drink and a concert there at the end of 2004, just before the Hallam union moved to the former National Centre for Popular Music, on nearby Paternoster Row.