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

What's On

Our Sheffield culture calendar. Filled with picks of the city’s arts, culture and heritage events, both in-person and virtual. Plus reviews and festival guides.

Drawing the Human Figure

Multiple dates

The Art House

Over nine weeks, learn how to capture the human form and build your drawing skills.

Anomaly Life Drawing

Multiple dates

The Millowners Arms, Alma Street, S3 8RY

Non-traditional life drawing classes, aiming to spark new ideas through artist inspiration and set design. Join in this spring in Kelham Island.

Dog Life Drawing

Thu. 26 May 2022

Cutlery Works

A night of tail wags and furry form drawing. Artist Liah Edwardes will help you capture canine models with pencil and paper.

Drag King Workshops

Thu. 19 May 2022 — Thu. 26 May 2022

Join Andro and Eve for their two-part online course with drag king Christian Adore. Dream up your own drag persona, explore what you can do with them, and learn some top tips of the trade.

Conspirators: Listening Session with Shenece Oretha

Thu. 26 May 2022

Site Gallery

Join artist Shenece Oretha for an intimate listening session in tribute to the African American singer Jeanne Lee (1939–2000). Together you'll meditate on the sculpting and shaping of sound, and how it moves and shapes us.

Breaking the News

Fri. 4 March 2022 — Fri. 27 May 2022

Sheffield Central Library

An exhibition all about the news and the power it holds in society. With displays from the British Library and items from Sheffield’s own collections. Plus a series of talks and workshops.

Craft & Flea

Sat. 28 May 2022

Sheffield Cathedral

A one-day shopping experience in the beautiful surroundings of Sheffield Cathedral. With more than 50 stalls from some of the best local producers, makers, designers and collectors.

Half-Term Activities: Platinum Jubilee – All About 70

Wed. 1 June 2022

Millennium Gallery

The Queen has been the Queen for 70 years. Create your own artwork inspired by the number 70.

Dark Peak Demi Paradise

Fri. 13 May 2022 — Sat. 4 June 2022

Yorkshire Artspace

An exhibition of landscape paintings by Richard Johnson inspired by remote parts of the Peak District, illustrating a journey of grief and healing following a personal tragedy.

Pathos + Fulfilment Centre

Fri. 29 April 2022 — Sat. 4 June 2022

Cupola Gallery

Two new exhibitions exploring what it means to be physically and emotionally connected or disconnected with people and our environment. With work by Lee Hardman and Jamie Frost.

Where We Live

Sat. 15 January 2022 — Sun. 5 June 2022

Millennium Gallery

An exhibition of paintings by Trevor Burgess, Jonathan Hooper, Mandy Payne, Narbi Price and Judith Tucker, examining overlooked and under-regarded aspects of the landscape we inhabit today.

Survey II

Sat. 12 March 2022 — Sun. 5 June 2022

Site Gallery

An exhibition of 10 of the most exciting early-career artists in the UK, as chosen by some of the country's leading artists. Exploring how we relate to each other and the world around us, with photography, sculpture, sound, textile, film and more.

Curator Walk: Sheffield Shows its Metal

Wed. 8 June 2022

Meet outside Sheffield Station, Sheaf Street, S1 2BP

Learn about the history, craftsmanship, and contemporary design of Sheffield’s celebrated industry, as you walk around the city of makers. The walk will start at Sheffield Station and end at the City Hall.

New Dawns / Last Year

Tue. 10 May 2022 — Thu. 9 June 2022

Yorkshire Artspace Exchange Place Studios, Exchange Street, S2 5TR

An exhibition of paintings by Andy Jackson, responding to fly-posters found in the streets of Sheffield during the pandemic.

Engineering Fun: The Story of Orton & Spooner

Mon. 24 January 2022 — Sat. 11 June 2022

Western Bank Library

An exhibition exploring the evolution of fairground rides, architecture and art, and the physics and engineering that went into them. Plus free talks on 10th June on fairground architecture and the research behind thrilling Alton Towers rides.

Kelham Makes: Terrariums

Sun. 12 June 2022

Kelham Island Museum

Make your very own terrarium – a mini garden in a glass container – at Kelham Island Museum, with Emma from Orchis Floral Design.

Workshop: Marks and Traces – Poetry and Art Inspired by the Past

Sat. 18 June 2022

Weston Park Museum

Join poet Abbi Flint and artist Rose Ferraby to create your own response to archaeology from the Bateman Collection, currently on display at Weston Park Museum.

Tour: Not Without My Ghosts

Multiple dates

Millennium Gallery

A guided tour introducing Millennium Gallery's latest exhibition, Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist as Medium.

Tour: Framed in Friendship

Multiple dates

Graves Gallery

Join in an introductory tour around the latest exhibition at the Graves Gallery. Find out more about artist Mary Adshead and Sheffield’s Agnes ‘Babbie’ Blomfield, whose connections and influence helped Sheffield’s art collection grow.

Future Now Festival

Wed. 11 May 2022 — Thu. 23 June 2022

A festival of creativity, showcasing the work of Hallam students. With exhibitions, events, performances and film screenings.

Sharing the View: Philosophy in the Gallery

Multiple dates

Graves Gallery

Join with others to enquire into the ideas that emerge when you look at art together. These informal, in-depth discussions draw on the Graves Gallery's collection as a prompt for philosophical enquiry.

Neepsend not Kelham

Wed. 8 June 2022 — Fri. 24 June 2022

Yellow Arch Studios

An exhibition of paintings by Paul Allender inspired by his childhood in Neepsend, just north-west of Sheffield city centre.

Migration Matters Festival

A celebration of culture, creativity and companionship, marking Refugee Week in our city of sanctuary. Come back soon for dates and details of Migration Matters 2022.

Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist As Medium

Thu. 31 March 2022 — Sun. 26 June 2022

Millennium Gallery

An exhibition of art inspired by the rituals and practices of mediums and spiritualism. Featuring messages from the beyond and artists seeking to escape their sphere of consciousness. Read our review by Steven Allen.

Creative Ways to Draw

Mon. 16 May 2022 — Mon. 18 July 2022

The Art House

A nine-week course, teaching you how to build depth, light and form in your drawing.

Painting the Human Figure

Tue. 17 May 2022 — Tue. 19 July 2022

The Art House

Learn to paint a human form and a portrait in this nine-week course.

Lino Printmaking: Introduction

Wed. 18 May 2022 — Wed. 20 July 2022

The Art House

Learn the basics of lino prints and develop your own style, with course tutor Dave Elsom.

Forging Turner & Other Famous Artists

Wed. 18 May 2022 — Wed. 20 July 2022

The Art House

Join an art historian to learn all about the techniques of painting employed by old and contemporary masters in this nine-week course.

Lino Printmaking: Intermediate

Thu. 19 May 2022 — Thu. 21 July 2022

The Art House

Expand your skills in lino printing at this nine-week course at The Art House.

Framed in Friendship: The Connections that Shaped Sheffield’s Art Collection

Thu. 31 March 2022 — Sat. 23 July 2022

Graves Gallery

An exhibition telling the story of husband and wife artists Stephen Bone and Mary Adshead, and George and Babbie Blomfield. It also shows how other relationships and links with Sheffield have led to valuable contributions to the city’s collection.

Makers’ Market

Multiple dates

Orchard Square, S1 2FB

Join the folks from Sheffield Creative Guild as they host two Makers’ Markets this spring and summer in Orchard Square. With stalls selling everything from pottery to prints, accessories to audio electronics, as well as family workshops.

Festival of the Mind

Feed your mind with a series of fascinating and inspiring talks, exhibitions and events. Returning in September 2022 – dates and details coming soon.

No Bounds

Fri. 14 October 2022 — Sun. 16 October 2022

A weekend of bleeps, beats and sweaty grins. Bringing together music, visual art, and technology. Earlybird weekend passes on sale now.

Brought to Light: The Remarkable Bateman Collection

Fri. 27 May 2022 — Sun. 15 January 2023

Weston Park Museum

Thomas Bateman was a pioneering Victorian antiquarian. Much of Sheffield's collections of local archaeology, minerals, ceramics, metalwork and fossils can be traced back to him. Explore Bateman’s legacy and the origins of civic museum collections.