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

Hannah Clugston

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

Tell us about you…

I was born in Sheffield and have pretty much lived here all of my life, aside from a brief stint in York (I can’t seem to leave Yorkshire!) My time is split between writing articles for a range of publications and marketing for small businesses. In between that, I find time for producing film events with Handmade Cinema, organising for Girl Gang Sheffield, watching documentaries and dancing enthusiastically.

What does Sheffield mean to you?

Well, first and foremost it is my home. It is the place where I get a rush of excitement when returning from holiday and where I can walk down the street and see lots of familiar faces. The city feels like a close-knit community and yet it is still sprawling and diverse.

What’s your favourite Sheffield place?

Hmmm – that is a tricky one! My ideal Saturday would be a trip to Site Gallery, followed by lunch at Tamper, a wander round La Biblioteka, a film at the Showroom and cocktails at Public. Perhaps, if I got up early enough, I’d sneak in a swim at Hathersage’s outdoor swimming pool or a stomp around the Peaks.

What would you do to improve the city?

It would be great to see the renovation of all the empty spaces in the city centre. I used to live in Kelham Island and you don’t have to walk far to find empty factories and shops. It is great to see organisations like CADS and S1 Artspace taking up residence in interesting, previously abandoned buildings. I hope to see the day when Park Hill is fully functional again too!

Latest contributions

Darkness into Light: The Emotional Power of Art

Sat. 20 October 2018 — Sun. 13 January 2019

Millennium Gallery

An exhibition that demonstrates how art can make us feel, and make us feel very different things. Read our review.

Sunday Best

Multiple dates

Yorkshire Artspace Exchange Place Studios, Exchange Street, S2 5TR

Photographs and recordings of Sheffielders dressed for specific occasions – whether that be church, Eid or a night out. Read our review.

Corbyn: The Resurrection

Sat. 20 October 2018

Pennine Theatre, Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam University, Howard Street, S1 1WB

Political cartoonist Steve Bell reflects on the rapid rise of the Labour leader and the political upheaval that followed his election.

Audacious Mr Astley

Wed. 17 October 2018

Drama Studio, Shearwood Road, S10 2TD

Chris Barltrop presents a one-man play based on the life of Philip Astley, the father of modern circus.