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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.

Sheaf Poetry Festival

Fri. 17 May 2019 — Sun. 26 May 2019

A ten-day celebration of poetry in Sheffield, with walks, films, and lots of readings – from Roger McGough, Andrew McMillan, Imtiaz Dharker, Raymond Antrobus, Denise Riley, Rebecca Tamás and more.

Doc/Fest

Thu. 6 June 2019 — Tue. 11 June 2019

Showroom

Each June, the world of documentary descends on Sheffield to showcase some of the most fascinating factual films going.

¡Viva!

Tue. 7 May 2019 — Mon. 17 June 2019

Showroom

The best of new Spanish and Latin American cinema comes on tour to Sheffield.

Migration Matters

Fri. 14 June 2019 — Sat. 22 June 2019

Celebrating culture, creativity and companionship in our city of sanctuary.

Chance to Dance

Sat. 29 June 2019

Peace Gardens, Tudor Square, Barkers Pool, Winter Garden, The Moor

One big day of music and movement in the city centre.

Festival of Debate

Fri. 19 April 2019 — Sun. 30 June 2019

Get informed, inspired and filled with ideas for positive change.

The Folk Forest

Sat. 6 July 2019 — Sun. 7 July 2019

Endcliffe Park

An oasis of calm between the trees. With music, arts and crafts market, heritage craft workshops, and more.

No Bounds

Fri. 11 October 2019 — Sun. 13 October 2019

A weekend of bleeps, beats and sweaty grins. Bringing together music, visual art, poetry, and workshops.