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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

A Christmas Carol: the Immersive Dining Experience

Fri. 30 November 2018 — Sun. 16 December 2018

Theatre Deli

Tuck into Christmas dinner with Scrooge himself. Read our review...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fri. 28 September 2018 — Sat. 20 October 2018

Crucible Theatre

Shakespeare, but not quite as you know it... Read our review.


Thu. 13 September 2018 — Sat. 6 October 2018

Crucible Theatre

An impressive two-hander about the challenges of being a woman in politics. Read our review...