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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

Sheffield Doc/Fest – Audience Award Winner

Wed. 12 June 2019


A special post-festival screening of the favourite film of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019, as chosen by audiences. Keep an eye on social media for the results of this year's Audience Award winner, which will be announced on the evening of Tuesday 11th June.

Romantic Comedy + Live Score

Fri. 7 June 2019

Crucible Theatre

How does Hollywood dictate what love looks like and who deserves it? In this vibrant essay film – a film about films, for film-lovers – Elizabeth Sankey considers the rules of the game and how they've changed. With score from her band Summer Camp.

Doc/Fest free screen

Fri. 7 June 2019 — Tue. 11 June 2019

Howard Street, S1 2LW

Discover the Sheffield Doc/Fest outdoor free screen showcasing shorts and feature documentaries from around the world. The free screen programme will include films from across the programme strands, sunny Sheffield weather to be confirmed...

Apollo 11

Multiple dates


Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission, crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage. Vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.