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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.

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.


Thu. 1 November 2018 — Sun. 18 November 2018

Bloc Projects

A lively and positive showcase of works by artists in Sheffield with physical and learning disabilities, featuring bright and vivid contributions using neon and fluorescent colours.

Screenprinting Workshop led by Sheffield Print Club

Wed. 21 November 2018

Bloc Projects

A free taster session teaching you all the basics you need to start printing using paper stencils.

Kafountine Lino Printing

Fri. 2 November 2018 — Wed. 21 November 2018

The Art House

Stunning lino prints by five Senegalese artists, drawing on ideas deeply rooted in their West African culture, and domestic and political issues.

Heads Roll

Sat. 11 August 2018 — Sat. 24 November 2018

Graves Gallery

An exhibition spanning 400 years of portraiture, curated by Paul Morrison. Read our review.

Etsy Made Local

Sat. 1 December 2018 — Sun. 2 December 2018

Cutlers' Hall, Church Street, S1 1HG

Shop for unique gifts and wares from the online craft marketplace, in real life.

Artist Talk: Chardine Taylor-Stone

Thu. 6 December 2018

Bloc Projects

Writer, educator and commentator Chardine uses music, art and fashion history to instigate socio-political analysis. Her talk will touch on topics such as black/working class feminism and black queer identities.

Off the Press

Fri. 23 November 2018 — Sat. 8 December 2018

The Art House

An exhibition of new work from members of Sheffield Printmakers.

Circus Performers

Thu. 14 June 2018 — Fri. 14 December 2018

Western Bank Library

A showcase of treasures looking at the extraordinary feats of ordinary people, celebrating 250 years of the circus.

Out of Office Christmas Party

Fri. 14 December 2018

Sidney&Matilda, 46B Sidney Street, S1 4HR

Join Bloc Projects for an evening of Christmas conviviality and festive cheer hosted down the road at Sheffield’s newest creative project space, bar and former paper factory Sidney&Matilda.

Liquid Crystal Display

Sat. 29 September 2018 — Sun. 27 January 2019

Site Gallery

Site Gallery reopens with a group exhibition exploring the idea that we live in the 'crystal era'. Read our review.

One Hundred Views of the Arts Tower

Mon. 11 February 2019 — Sun. 31 March 2019

Western Bank Library

OPEN CALL. Submit your artwork to an exhibition celebrating a Sheffield modernist beacon.

Construction House

Sat. 6 October 2018 — Sat. 20 April 2019

S1 Artspace

A programme of exhibitions and events exploring collective artistic activity, reflecting on the lasting influence of the Bauhaus movement 100 years on from its inception. Read our review of the first exhibition, Orders & Limitations.