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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


Multiple dates

From South Korean director Bong Joon-ho (Okja, The Host, Memories of Murder) comes one of the most talked about films of recent years – a phenomenal, suspense-filled social satire exploring the class divide while delivering pitch-black humour.

The Lighthouse

Fri. 31 January 2020 — Thu. 6 February 2020


From the filmmaker behind standout modern horror The Witch comes this tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote, mysterious island in the 1890s. A hypnotic, truly original film with extraordinary performances from Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.

Queen & Slim

Fri. 31 January 2020 — Thu. 6 February 2020


When a young black couple are pulled over on their first date, a police officer is killed in self-defence and the pair go on the run – in a powerful, consciousness-raising love story that confronts the human toll of racism and the price of violence.

Weathering With You

Fri. 17 January 2020 — Thu. 23 January 2020


The highly-anticipated new film from Makoto Shinkai, director of Your Name (the highest grossing anime film ever). Hodaka lives in isolation and constant rain in Tokyo until he meets Hina, a girl who seems to possess the power to clear the sky.