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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Amelia Cavallo

Our Favourite Places would be nothing without our contributors — a massive thanks to all of them!

Amelia is a queer blind theatre practitioner and academic. They also co-founded the arts accessibility organisation Quiplash.

What does Sheffield mean to you?
Sheffield means lots of hills, delicious water, friendly people and gigantic takeaway serving portions (which I love).

What's your favourite place in Sheffield?
I’ve only just moved up to Sheffield so I don’t know what my favourite place is yet! I will say I keep frequenting the Birdhouse Tea Bar and Coles Corner. I also enjoy a stomp around Graves Park.

What would you do to improve the city?
To improve the city I would work to make spaces more accessible and for the folks working on this to think beyond ramps and braille signs. The disabled lived experience is vast and access needs to be in every bit of a city and a culture.

Latest contributions

The Earth Trembled

Sat. 22 April 2023

St Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield, S6 6LG

Join Abbeydale Singers to celebrate Earth Day, with a performance of music echoing our connection to nature.

Much Ado About Nothing

Fri. 9 September 2022 — Sat. 24 September 2022

Crucible Theatre

An adaptation by Ramps on the Moon, featuring a mixed cast of non-disabled and Disabled actors and bringing Shakespeare's words alive in both spoken English and British Sign Language (BSL). Read our review by Amelia Cavallo.