This website uses cookies. Read more about our cookie/privacy policy.

Accept and Close

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

70s House – Estelle Bilson

Sun. 22 October 2023

Millennium Gallery

The 70s influenced style and design profoundly. This definitive guide covers disco, shag carpets, supergraphics, and more. Estelle Bilson's talk explores the era's essence and how to integrate it into modern interiors with colour, joy, and kitsch.

100 Queer Poems – Andrew McMillan and Clare Shaw

Wed. 25 October 2023

Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, S1 2LQ

100 Queer Poems celebrates contemporary and historical queer poetry. Co-editors Andrew McMillan and Clare Shaw will discuss queerness in poetry, perform their work, and engage in an audience Q&A, moderated by Harriet Tarlo.

Spit Out the Myth: Three Sheffield Poets – Danae Wellington, Silé Sibanda, Warda Yassin

Fri. 27 October 2023

Millennium Gallery

In 2021, Désirée Reynolds curated Black Women Write Now for Off the Shelf, featuring Sheffield poets Sile Sibanda, Danae Wellington and Warda Yassin. The festival responded to demand by commissioning an anthology, which this event will celebrate.

Pessimism is for Lightweights – Salena Godden

Sat. 14 October 2023

Drama Studio

Salena Godden, a renowned British spoken word artist, presents a collection of 30 poems inspired by protests and activism, addressing topics such as women's empowerment, justice, sexism, racism, and more.