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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

TV Dinners: Carnival of Souls

Mon. 20 April 2020

Foodhall

TV Dinners is digging into the crates of public domain film, bringing some of their best finds to their community living room – along with vegan food. This B-movie classic gained a cult following on late-night TV and still inspires filmmakers today.

A League of Their Own

Sun. 29 March 2020

Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, S10 2FD

Join Broomhall Cinema for this feel-good comedy-drama. Based on the real-life story of the founding of the first professional women's baseball league during World War Two, it boasts an all-star cast, including Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and Madonna.

Bacurau

Wed. 25 March 2020

Join Film Unit for its second Remote screening. A settlement in rural Brazil is shaken by the death of its matriarch and finds itself under threat from an unknown enemy, in this blend of neo-Western, revenge thriller and political allegory.

Girl Power

Tue. 10 March 2020

Showroom

A documentary capturing the stories of female graffiti writers from 15 cities – including Prague, Moscow, Cape Town, Biel, Berlin, Toulouse, Barcelona and New York – and how they've succeeded in a male dominated world. In collaboration with SheFest.