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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

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Sat. 31 August 2019

Stoneface Creative, Storrs Lane, S6 6GY

Join Sensoria for a unique outdoor screening of the 1938 Technicolor swashbuckler in Loxley valley woodland. There'll also be a bar, pizza, and Robin of Loxley booklets and limited edition prints by Tom J. Newell and Anja Uhren for sale.

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Multiple dates


David Bowie plays a highly intelligent alien who finds himself trapped on our planet, in this cult sci-fi classic. See it on the big screen in a beautiful 4K restoration as part of the Showroom's season dedicated to the films of Nicolas Roeg.

Pain and Glory

Sun. 25 August 2019 — Thu. 29 August 2019


An evocative, semi-autobiographical journey of self-reflection from prolific Spanish writer-director Pedro Almodóvar. Starring regular collaborators Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas.

Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood

Wed. 14 August 2019 — Thu. 29 August 2019


Quentin Tarantino's provocative ninth feature film. A star-studded fairy-tale fantasy tribute to Hollywood’s golden age with a classic soundtrack.