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

Jacqueline Chell

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

Tell us about you…

Hallo, I’m Jaq. I like to eat food, watch films, drink beer and have a dance.

I work for Cinema For All, which is a Sheffield-based, national charity that helps volunteers to screen films wherever they may be. I also sing in Neighbourhood Voices, an all-female group singing arrangements of pop, indie and alternative tunes.

What does Sheffield mean to you?

Sheffield is a brilliant bunch of contradictions. It’s full of warmth, but likes sticking up a cheeky pair of fingers to the south. It’s proud but self-deprecating; industrial but green; active but sedentary. Come and have a go at us, and we’ll make you a lovely cup of tea.

What’s your favourite Sheffield place?

I love Walkley. It’s such an eclectic and loving mix of old and new Sheffield.

What would you do to improve the city?

Keep the trees. Oh, and more places that do pizza by the slice.

Latest contributions

The Waggon and Horses

A historic pub by the entrance to Millhouses Park, freshly made over by True North with traditional touches and thoughtful menus to suit all tastes.


Sat. 17 November 2018


One of Ben Wheatley’s best, following murderous Midlanders Tina and Chris on their caravan tour of northern England, disposing of anyone standing in their way or even vaguely irritating them. Think Bonnie and Clyde in a two-berth.

Ready Player One

Thu. 15 November 2018

St Timothy's Church, 138 Slinn Street, S10 1NZ

The latest Spielberg film, in which he revisits some of his favourite pop culture moments and references from the 70s-2000s. Hosted by Crookes Community Cinema and featuring free hot dogs.

Mary and the Witch's Flower

Multiple dates

Film Unit

Twelve year-old Mary is transported to the magical Endor College where she quickly finds herself in trouble, as all is a little more sinister than it first appears. A modern animated classic from new Japanese company Studio Ponoc.