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Language of love

Valentine’s Day tomorrow then, and love really does move in mysterious ways if the experience of Cally and Long Huang is anything to go by.

This is the couple, featured in this paper recently, who met and fell in love - despite not being able to speak each other’s language. He’s Chinese and she’s a Sheffield lass, but they didn’t stop a little thing like not knowing the other’s lingo stop them from getting married.

Now, they’re living in Walkley and slowly learning to communicate.

Good for them.

Although as one old Sheffielder noted: “If she yaks anything like my wife, not knowing what she’s saying might be a bonus.”

The old romantic.

Pasta message on

For those looking beyond Valentine’s Day (you’re not the only one!), there’s an interesting looking event coming up at The Riverside pub, in Mowbray Street, on Saturday.

Sheffield Food Collective - a new group aiming to combat food poverty - will launch with a live music event there. The unusual thing? It won’t cost a penny to get in because attendees will have to pay with non-perishable food.

Local acts playing from 2pm include Captain Hotknives and The Emergency Band. Well worth a tin of beans.

Prom season’s here

And talking of unusual events...

Prom season is dawning on us (again!) but here’s a different take on the annual high school ball.

A Sheffield Hallam Uni student is organising what she calls an adults ‘body positive, queer, trans inclusive prom’. Rebecca McCormick, aged 30 of Dodworth, Barnsley, says it is for everyone who ever felt marginalised at their own shindig.

The bash, on March 29, will be held at Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield, with tickets £25. See bigboogieprom.com