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

Joe Harris

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

Tell us about you...
I'm Joe. I like films and vinyl.

I'm the co-founder of Reel Steel – a film magazine and screening event group, based in Sheffield. You may have been to one of our screening events at Sheffield's historic Abbeydale Picture House, where we've shown everything from cult 80s horror to Studio Ghibli on 35mm.

What does Sheffield mean to you?
Sheffield is a great example of the 'independent' spirit.

It's full of people who have gone out and done things for themselves – opening a new bar or a record store, creating a film screening or music event. The cultural landscape of the city is full of so many independent traders and events and it's all the better for it.

It really is a city of makers.

What's your favourite Sheffield place?
The Abbeydale Picture House.

What would you do to improve the city?
Let me think about that one...

Latest contributions

Of Flesh and Blood

Sun. 14 April 2019 — Wed. 29 May 2019


A season of films Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, known for his explorations into how life and relationships are never simple. Ending with the brilliant, Oscar-nominated Shoplifters.

Desperately Seeking Susan

Sun. 12 May 2019

Dorothy Pax, Arch 17, Wharf Street, Victoria Quays, S2 5SY

New Jersey housewife Roberta (Rosanna Arquette) spices up her life by going through personal ads, particularly those placed by the mysterious Susan (Madonna). Join Magic Lantern Film Club by the quays for this special screening – dressing up welcome.

Eighth Grade

Fri. 26 April 2019 — Thu. 9 May 2019


Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school. Eighth Grade is a coming-of-age comedy-drama that is both a hilarious and heart-warming.

Pond Life + Q&A

Wed. 24 April 2019


It's summertime 1994 in a quiet ex-mining village. When rumours of a giant carp at the local pond begin to swirl, the community embark on an expedition they'll never forget. Followed by a Q&A with director Bill Buckhurst and composer Richard Hawley.