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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.

Anomaly Life Drawing

Multiple dates

The Milliowners Arms, Alma Street, S3 8RY

Life drawing classes that aim to spark new ideas, using artist references and set design to help you push your creative boundaries. Join them this autumn in their new venue, next to The Millowners Arms in Kelham Island Museum.

Breaking Ground: Signature Signage with Suzi Kemp

Multiple dates

PXI Community Allotments, 336 Herries Road, S5 7HB

Work with local artist Suzi Kemp on creating a look and feel for the Brightbox community allotment. Expect DIY, hand painted lettering, bold colours and getting stuck in.

Open Up Christmas Show

Wed. 8 December 2021 — Sun. 12 December 2021


For over 20 years, Open Up Sheffield has been a platform for artists to showcase their skills and share their creative disciplines with their annual open studios event. Join the artists for their Christmas exhibition.

An Evening with Joe Scarborough

Thu. 16 December 2021

Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Gail Smith, hosts an evening with Sheffield artist Joe Scarborough at the Town Hall this December, raising money for the Sheffield Hospital Charity.

Endless Love Creative: Winter Pop-Up Shop

Tue. 30 November 2021 — Sat. 18 December 2021

Yorkshire Artspace

A 'pint-sized department store' representing 30 independent makers, taking over the gallery at Yorkshire Artspace Persistence Works. Browse the wares, pick up presents, and join in a creative workshop.

Rafaël Rozendaal – Permanent Distraction

Thu. 23 September 2021 — Thu. 23 December 2021

Site Gallery

"Abstract forms, shifting perspectives and geometric sprites." Read our writer Steven's review of this meditative exhibition, which aims to answer the question: how do we blend the physical and digital space?

Handmade for Christmas

Sat. 30 October 2021 — Thu. 23 December 2021

Millennium Gallery

A showcase of gifts that are truly special, created by over 40 makers from across Sheffield, Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

Scion: Cupola Christmas Exhibition

Fri. 26 November 2021 — Sat. 8 January 2022

Cupola Gallery

Cupola Gallery in Hillsborough presents its 2021 Christmas exhibition, inspired by themes of new growth, protection and descendants.

Precision as a State of Mind: Sculptures by Mark Firth

Fri. 3 September 2021 — Sat. 15 January 2022

Graves Gallery

The Graves Gallery reopens after its refurbishment with a new exhibition celebrating the work of acclaimed sculptor Mark Firth.

Beyond Bloomsbury – Life, Love and Legacy

Thu. 25 November 2021 — Sun. 13 February 2022

Millennium Gallery

A major new exhibition chronicling the lives, loves and work of the Bloomsbury Group during the first half of the 20th century.

Places in Time: The Art of Kenneth Steel

Fri. 17 December 2021 — Mon. 2 May 2022

Weston Park Museum

Kenneth Steel was a skilled artist who created visuals for mid-century travel posters and architectural landmarks, yet his name remains little known. This exhibition will shed new light on Steel’s achievements.