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

Festival of the Mind picks

Amazing work goes on behind university walls. New ideas constantly bounce from one laboratory or seminar room to the next. With a little help from Sheffield's creative community, that work and those ideas are let loose in the city throughout the Festival of the Mind.

This September, academic and creative minds from Sheffield are coming together to host exhibitions, talks, screenings, performances and more, in venues across the city – including the festival hub, a glorious 18th century Spiegeltent that'll be popped up at Barker's Pool.

Read on for our Festival of the Mind picks – and see the full programme on the Festival of the Mind site.