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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

Vampyr

Sun. 22 May 2022

Showroom

One of the greatest horror films ever made, from legendary director Carl Theodor Dreyer. The dreamlike tale follows a young man drawn into an unsettling mystery in a remote French village. A one-off screening to mark the film's 90th anniversary.

The Innocents

Fri. 20 May 2022 — Thu. 26 May 2022

Showroom

One Norwegian summer, four children in a housing estate become close friends and discover that they possess mysterious powers. From the screenwriter of The Worst Person in the World, The Innocents is a chilling and uncanny psychological thriller.

The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson

Fri. 13 May 2022 — Thu. 19 May 2022

Showroom

A thrilling revenge western exploring racism and misogyny under colonial rule in Australia. In 1893 Molly Johnson forms an unlikely bond with a wounded Aboriginal man named Yadaka, who is on the run from the law. Plus a director's Q&A on 13 May.

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Fri. 13 May 2022 — Thu. 26 May 2022

A hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi adventure. When an inter-dimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero (played by Michelle Yeoh) must save the world by exploring parallel universes and connecting with the lives she could have led.