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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

Memories of Murder

Fri. 18 September 2020 — Thu. 24 September 2020

Showroom

A brand new 4K restoration of the acclaimed true-crime thriller from director Bong Joon-Ho, who earlier this year delivered Parasite. The harrowing true story of the hunt for a sadistic murderer terrorising a small province in South Korea in 1986.

Monsoon

Fri. 25 September 2020 — Thu. 1 October 2020

Showroom

Kit (Henry Golding) returns to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time since his family fled in the aftermath of the Vietnam-American war. Monsoon is a touching and thoughtful film reflecting on displacement and cultural alienation.

Miss Juneteenth

Fri. 25 September 2020 — Thu. 1 October 2020

Showroom

Winner of the Miss Juneteenth title (commemorating the day slavery was abolished in Texas) and single mum Turquoise attempts to get her rebellious teenage daughter to follow in her footsteps, in this warmhearted and beautifully observed indie movie.

Rocks

Fri. 18 September 2020 — Thu. 24 September 2020

Showroom

Rocks is a teenager with ambition, whose world is turned upside down when her mum vanishes. With the help of her tight-knit group of friends she navigates the most defining days of her life, in a film about the joy, resilience and spirit of girlhood.