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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

Stan Skinny

A treasure of the Sheffield arts scene, turning venues all over Sheffield into alternative cabaret nights with eccentricity, DIY props and sincerity.

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fri. 8 November 2019

The Octagon Centre, Clarkson Street, S10 2TQ

These productions revolve around a simple premise: a full rendition of Shakespeare, with classically trained actors, where one cast member spends four hours prior the performance getting absolutely hammered – turning every production into a comedy.

Nick Helm

Thu. 7 November 2019

The Leadmill

The star of the BBC smash hit Uncle, Nick Helm returns to Sheffield! Sweaty and screaming, Helm will bring his trademark bombastic petulance in full force in this whole new show, Phoenix from the Flames.

Jonny & The Baptists

Thu. 31 October 2019

The Leadmill

Musical-activist-comedians, Jonny & The Baptists return to Sheffield with a message of love and optimism to combat the throes of an increasingly divided society. Expect songs, socialism and solidarity.