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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

St Luke's Vintage Shop

The very best of all St Luke's outlets. The cream of the vintage crop arrives here and is carefully categorised to make rummaging less overwhelming. It has the style and finesse of the finest vintage stores but with the charity shop prices.

Thrifty Store

The biggest vintage store in Sheffield, filling the old Co-op with rails of “wavey garms for all the fam!” – everything from trainers to hoodies, pinafore dresses, boiler suits, jeans and any pre-loved item you could think of – and a rework team.

Mooch

In the heart of the city centre, Mooch boasts an eclectic range of handpicked vintage gems. Bold prints are Mooch’s calling card – on any given day you can be shifting through paisley, stripes, polka dots, leopard print and everything in between.

Jojo's General Store

A hotspot for collectors of iconic menswear and the flagship shop for the Rag Parade brand. Get to know owner Jojo Elgarice in this chat about his unique vintage finds and building a shop that looks like it's been around for a hundred years.