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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

Josie Long

Sun. 9 February 2020

The Leadmill

Optimism made flesh, Tender looks at Josie's experience of childbirth and motherhood and how it has compounded her relationship with politics, climate change and the future. And if you aren’t susceptible to optimism, it also has silly voices in it.

Stewart Lee

Thu. 6 February 2020 — Fri. 7 February 2020

Sheffield City Hall

Snowflake/Tornado looks at the aftermath of Lee’s show description being replaced by that of Sharknado by Netflix and the impending demolition of basic liberal values in British society. Strongly recommended for fans of deconstruction and repetition.

Harriet Dyer

Sun. 26 January 2020

The Red Deer, 18 Pitt Street, S1 4DD

One of northern comedy's most idiosyncratic voices. Equal parts frenetic and delightful, Dyer's Dinosaur Show is the story of a paleontologist who travels back in time to become a dinosaur? I’ve seen it twice and couldn’t quite tell you. It’s great!

Michael Legge

Fri. 24 January 2020


Michael Legge manages to merge spleen-venting and joy-having into some of the happiest shouting you’re likely to see. The Northern Irish comedian has two decades of touring under his belt – use your opportunity to see him at Regather Comedy Club.