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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Raluca de Soleil

Our Favourite Places would be nothing without our contributors — a massive thanks to all of them!

As well as contributing to Our Favourite Places, Raluca is a writer, poet and artist.

Get to know Raluca in her Meet the Locals interview.

Latest contributions

Anna Karenina

Sat. 5 February 2022 — Sat. 26 February 2022

Crucible Theatre

A thrilling exploration of relationships, competing needs and desires, obligations, betrayal and disobedience. “An effervescent experience, engaging all the senses. And a reminder that all relationships are hard work.” Read our full review by Raluca.


UDAGAN combine the contemporary technology of live coding with indigenous folklore and shamanic culture from the Arctic North, resulting in otherworldly soundscapes. We spoke to Saydyy-Kuo and Oscar ahead of the duo's performance at Sensoria.

The Book of Trespass: Crossing the Lines that Divide Us – Nick Hayes

Thu. 28 October 2021

Millennium Gallery

As we learn to obey social norms, most of us start to slowly sacrifice the liberating feeling that comes with roaming free. Campaigner and author Nick Hayes will discuss the history of trespassing laws and ethical issues behind ownership of land.

This One Sky Day – Leone Ross in conversation with Désirée Reynolds

Sat. 30 October 2021

Millennium Gallery

Novelist and short story writer Leone Ross talks about her work, including her latest novel This One Sky Day – the tale of two lovers on the imaginary Caribbean archipelago of Popisho who must find their way back to each other over a single day.