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

What's On

Our Sheffield culture calendar. Make some plans with our picks of events, our art and theatre reviews, and programme highlights from the city's main festivals and venues.

Received Dissent: An American Mail Art Project

Tue. 3 April 2018 — Sat. 28 July 2018

Graves Gallery

A collection of art never meant for gallery walls, but created to be received by post. Featuring work by Man Ray, Yoko Ono, Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein and Méret Oppenheim. Our review...

This Class Works

Sat. 14 July 2018 — Sun. 29 July 2018

92 Burton Rd, S3 8DA

A celebration of the working class from Pete McKee, with work by Martyn Ware, Maxine Peake, Tish Murtha, and more.

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Fri. 27 July 2018 — Sun. 29 July 2018

Millennium Gallery

A fabulous opportunity to pick up work from over 70 of the UK’s best established and emerging artists and designer-makers.

Artist's Talk & Materials Workshop: Florence Mytum

Wed. 1 August 2018

Bloc Projects

An overview the artist's practice and an interactive workshop on the tactile manipulation of materials.

Bloc Projects Members Show 2018

Sat. 21 July 2018 — Sat. 4 August 2018

Bloc Projects

A selection of work by emerging artists from across the UK.


Sat. 14 July 2018 — Sat. 25 August 2018

Cupola Gallery

A group show at Hillsborough's Cupola gallery.

Bloc Billboard: Alexander Glass

Fri. 6 July 2018 — Sat. 1 September 2018

Bloc Projects

A public artwork on the side of the gallery, from an artist known for his investigations into desire and masculinity.

Love Among the Ruins: A Romance of the Near Future

Fri. 20 July 2018 — Sat. 15 September 2018

S1 Artspace, 1 Norwich Street, Park Hill, S2 5PN

An exhibition of photography and film of Sheffield’s Park Hill and Hyde Park estates from the 1960s-80s.

Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography

Sat. 30 June 2018 — Sun. 23 September 2018

Millennium Gallery

An exhibition of pieces from the National Portrait Gallery, telling the story of photography’s entrance into the art world. Read our review.

Powerful Silence

Sat. 1 September 2018 — Sat. 6 October 2018

Cupola Gallery

An exhibition of work by Bren Head.

Art Against War: Peter Kennard and the CND Movement

Sat. 9 June 2018 — Sun. 7 October 2018

Millennium Gallery

Era-defining posters and photomontages, marking the 60th anniversary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Circus! Show of Shows

Wed. 25 July 2018 — Sun. 4 November 2018

Weston Park Museum

Roll up, roll up, for a celebration of the circus and the performers who brought it to life.

Sheffield Print Fair

Sat. 10 November 2018

St Mary’s Church and Community Centre

Watch printmaking in action and pick up a print or two to take home.


Sat. 13 October 2018 — Sat. 17 November 2018

Cupola Gallery

An exhibition of work by Alison Tyldesley, Paul Evans, John Bainbridge and Rebecca Buck.

Yorkshire Artspace Open Studios

Sat. 17 November 2018 — Sun. 18 November 2018

Yorkshire Artspace

A weekend of nosying around some of the most fascinating artists' studios in town.