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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

This Life is so Everyday

Sat. 30 March 2019 — Sat. 6 July 2019

Graves Gallery

A an exhibition on the home in British art from 1950 to 1980, looking at the ways we're shaped by the space behind the front door.

The Vehicle of Nature

Sat. 19 January 2019 — Sun. 26 May 2019

Millennium Gallery

A video installation by Universal Everything, inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci's exquisitely detailed sketches that capture the rushing flow of water.

Joy Labinjo: As We Were

Fri. 5 April 2019 — Sat. 4 May 2019

Bloc Projects

Paintings that perfectly capture domesticity and the range of human emotion, inspired by the British-Nigerian artist's family albums and found images. Read our review.

Reel Femme

Tue. 18 June 2019


An intimate evening of filmmaking by women, held every other month in DINA.