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


Sheffield’s much-loved independent cinema the Showroom has been bringing films from around the world to the community for 25 years. The cinema is planning on reopening following lockdown on 18 September. Though with so much uncertainty surrounding its funding, the Showroom could really do with some extra support right now.

Academics from Sheffield Hallam and the University of Sheffield have come together to host a series of weekly talks on film and cinema for the Showroom this summer. They're free and open to everyone to attend. If you enjoy the sessions, please consider contributing to help the Showroom to re-open.

Click here to find out how you can support the Showroom as a registered charity through a donation or by buying vouchers or membership.

The Perfect Candidate

A tale of one woman's quest to challenge not only the system but also herself, and the second film by Haifaa Al-Mansour (the Saudi director of 2012's charming and groundbreaking Wadjda). Rent it online and send proceeds towards our beloved Showroom.