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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

Phil Ellis

Fri. 28 February 2020


One of the north's most exciting comedians, I've seen Ellis do things that would've gotten lesser performers barred. Nothing criminal, mainly health and safety hazards. He singlehandedly invented the wildly inappropriate children’s comedy show genre.

Last Laugh Comedy Club at the HUBS

Thu. 27 February 2020

The HUBS, Sheffield Hallam Students Union, 6 Paternoster Row, S1 2QQ

The Last Laugh is bringing more live comedy to the heart of the city with a new night running from the Sheffield Hallam University Students’ Union. This new regular night launches with exceptional comedians such as Nina Gilligan and Peter Brush.

Sofie Hagan

Fri. 6 March 2020

The Leadmill

Danish comedian Sofie Hagan won Best Newcomer in Edinburgh and has gone on to become a hugely successful podcaster, author and fat positivity activist. She manages to be outspoken but charming at every turn, and her new show Bumswing is no exception.

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.