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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

Barber Shop Chronicles

Wed. 22 May 2019 — Sat. 1 June 2019

Crucible Theatre

Listen in on the tales told from barber’s chairs in this vibrant play. Read our review.

Far Gone

Wed. 29 May 2019 — Sat. 1 June 2019

Theatre Deli

Follow Okumu on his journey from innocent boy to child soldier in this gripping, physical play.

My Name is Rachel Corrie

Wed. 1 May 2019 — Sat. 4 May 2019

Theatre Deli

A powerful account of the life of activist Rachel Corrie, based on extracts from her own diaries and emails. Read our review.

Standing at the Sky's Edge

Fri. 15 March 2019 — Sat. 6 April 2019

Crucible Theatre

A new production centred around Sheffield’s Park Hill, with music by the city’s own Richard Hawley. Read our review.