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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

Reel Femme #9 – Love

Tue. 12 February 2019


An intimate evening of filmmaking by women.

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

Fri. 1 February 2019 — Mon. 6 May 2019

Millennium Gallery

A rare chance to see the working method of a genius up close, 500 years on from his death.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Fri. 21 December 2018 — Mon. 24 December 2018


Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol can sometimes be a bit of a grizzly tale (especially when the Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come appears on the scene), but the Muppets brighten the Christmas tale right up.

It's a Wonderful Life

Fri. 14 December 2018 — Mon. 24 December 2018


Released in 1946, this black and white iconic film is the heart-warming treat you need on a chilly December night.