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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

Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Fri. 14 June 2024 — Sat. 15 June 2024

The Light, The Moor, S1 4PF

In 1974 director Tobe Hooper ushered in a new wave of horror. As Sally, her brother Franklin and their friends are attacked one-by-one by the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface, the survivors do everything they can to escape. A 50th anniversary screening.

Sasquatch Sunset

Mon. 10 June 2024 — Thu. 27 June 2024

Deep in the forests of North America, a last-of-their-kind family of Sasquatches embark on a poignant journey. They fight for survival in this absurdist, hilarious, dialogue-free adventure. Starring an unrecognisable Riley Keough and Jesse Eisenberg.

Kinds of Kindness

Fri. 28 June 2024 — Thu. 4 July 2024

An absurdist dark comedy anthology from director Yorgos Lanthimos. With his recent collaborators from the award-winning Poor Things – Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe and Margaret Qualley – and also featuring Jesse Plemons and Hong Chau.

The Bikeriders

Fri. 21 June 2024 — Thu. 4 July 2024

Inspired by true events, The Bikeriders follows a midwestern motorcycle club through the 60s and 70s, from being a gathering place for outsiders to a more sinister group. Directed by Jeff Nichols, starring Austin Butler, Jodie Comer and Tom Hardy.