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

Sean Morley

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

Tell Us About You
I am one of the many that came to Sheffield to study and remained in the city ever since. While at University I became fascinated by live comedy, which is where my ambitions and passions lie to this day. I'm now a semi-professional comedian and producer living in Crookes.

What does Sheffield mean to you?
There's a tremendous DIY culture here. The moment you stray from the beaten track there're fascinating projects, refurbished old buildings and inspiring events. It's a city with a lot of old discarded stuff and people keep painting on it all the time.

What's your favourite Sheffield place?
The Bole Hills. Not the BMX bit though, the nice bit.

What would you do to improve the city?
A big heated dome in the centre of the city that's open 24 hours a day. There's broth on tap and everyone's encouraged to share stories from their childhood.

Latest contributions

Dave Gorman

Wed. 16 October 2019

Sheffield City Hall

Known for the shows Modern Life Is Goodish, Are You Dave Gorman and Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure, Gorman is back on the road. Expect more of his trademark observational comedy meets consumer technology in a hilarious, inquisitively geeky show.

Square Hole Comedy Club with Michael J Dolan

Sun. 13 October 2019

The Red Deer

Square Hole will soon clock up a decade of serving lovingly curated comedy and cakes in the Red Deer's function room. Their next headliner is acerbic misanthrope Michael J Dolan, whose last show was a bleak look at the politicisation of video games.

Stewart Francis

Thu. 10 October 2019

Sheffield City Hall

The Canadian one-liner comedian's farewell tour. Known for winning Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Fringe and his appearances on Mock the Week, Francis is quitting comedy to pursue a career as a cartoonist. This is his swan song to the stand-up world.

Dave Johns

Thu. 3 October 2019

The Leadmill

After three decades as a touring club comic, Dave Johns found himself in the unlikely position of the BAFTAs red carpet after being cast as the main character in Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake. Now Johns is transforming these experiences into comedy.