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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


Sun. 24 November 2019

Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, S10 2FD

Broomhall Community Cinema relaunches with a film questioning the nature of relationships in the modern world. Heartbroken, Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) becomes fascinated with "Samantha" (Scarlett Johansson), the voice of an operating system.


Wed. 13 November 2019


After a group of unpaid construction workers disappears at sea one night, the women they leave behind in Dakar are overwhelmed with a mysterious fever. Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, Atlantics marks director Mati Diop's feature narrative debut.

The Nightingale

Fri. 29 November 2019 — Thu. 5 December 2019


Clare Carroll (Aisling Franciosi) is a young Irish convict, seeking vengeance for the brutal murder of her family with the help of an Aboriginal tracker who agrees to guide her through the bush. A haunting, powerful film from director Jennifer Kent.

Knives Out

Fri. 29 November 2019 — Thu. 5 December 2019


A witty whodunit with an all-star cast including Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette and LaKeith Stanfield. When a renowned crime novelist is found dead after his birthday, detective Benoit Blanc is enlisted to investigate.