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

Emma Liasides

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

Tell us about you...
Redhead, bit dramatic, born in Sheffield. Likes include any and all dogs, a good view over a cracking coffee, and old musicals with impossible dance routines.

What does Sheffield mean to you?
A friendly city with a big heart that loves you back – I always feel myself mentally exhale when I return here.

What’s your favourite Sheffield place?
I love the independent cafes dotted around the city – Ceres at Hunter’s Bar has been a favourite for years (I’ve still never tasted a lemon tart better than theirs).

What would you do to improve the city?
For practicality, create slightly easier public transport links out to the fringes of the city and beyond, and for sheer fun, build a massive water park!

Latest contributions

She Loves Me

Sat. 11 December 2021 — Sat. 15 January 2022

Crucible Theatre

A romcom musical packed with style, charm and cheer. Based on the story that inspired You’ve Got Mail, the show features fun dance numbers and an incredible set. Read our review by Emma Liasides.

OFP's Sheffield gift guide

Show Sheffield's creative community some extra love after a rough year, and shop for presents the independent way this festive season with gift tips from OFP contributors.

Guys and Dolls

Sat. 7 December 2019 — Sat. 18 January 2020

Crucible Theatre

It’s a musical fable of Broadway for the Crucible, this Christmas.

My Mother Said I Never Should

Fri. 8 November 2019 — Sat. 23 November 2019

Crucible Theatre

Charlotte Keatley’s award-winning 1987 play My Mother Said I Never Should is adapted to consider the lives of D/deaf women, offering " a welcome, fresh reconsideration". Read more in Emma Liasides's review.