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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.

Ad Astra

Wed. 18 September 2019 — Thu. 26 September 2019

Showroom

Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey uncovers secrets that challenge the nature of human existence.

The Farewell

Fri. 20 September 2019 — Thu. 26 September 2019

Showroom

In this uplifting comedy-drama, Chinese-born, US-raised Billi reluctantly returns to her hometown in China. Her grandmother has been given weeks to live, though the family has decided not to tell her – gathering under the joyful guise of a wedding.

Philip Thomas plays Feldman

Wed. 2 October 2019

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

Hypnotic and endlessly fascinating piano music, complementing documentary films on two of the US’s greatest visual artists: Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning.

Sensoria

Fri. 27 September 2019 — Sat. 5 October 2019

Sensoria Music and Film Festival returns for 2019, presenting a unique mix of live performance, film screenings, installations, exhibitions and music industry activity.

Preview – Ilona Sagar: Deep Structure

Thu. 10 October 2019

S1 Artspace

A new film exploring the links between architecture, health and community wellbeing through the lens of Sheffield’s Park Hill estate.

A Soft Rebellion in Paradise – Chloë Brown and Geraldine Monk

Fri. 18 October 2019

Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, S1 2LQ

As part of the Suffrage 100 celebrations in 2018, artist Chloë Brown made a film recognising the suffragettes as an important part of Sheffield's protesting history. Join Brown and poet Geraldine Monk for a screening, discussion and poetry reading.

Ilona Sagar: Deep Structure

Fri. 11 October 2019 — Sat. 14 December 2019

S1 Artspace

A new film and exhibition by artist Ilona Sagar, exploring the links between architecture, health and community wellbeing through the lens of Sheffield’s Park Hill estate.