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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.

The Ants and the Grasshopper + Seeking Aline

Sun. 24 October 2021

Israac Somali Community Association, 54 Cemetery Road, S11 8FP

In collaboration with Sheffield DocFest, Israac Somali Community Association and the Diaspora Multimedia Hub bring a special two-film screening with Q&A. Featuring primarily African women, exploring themes of climate change, feminism and imperialism.

The Story of a Three Day Pass

Mon. 25 October 2021

Showroom

An innovative feature debut from 1967, a whirlwind romance exploring the psychology of an interracial relationship. A fascinating commentary by Melvin Van Peebles on France’s contradictory attitudes about race that is playful, sarcastic & insightful.

Creepy Kelham: After Dark

Thu. 28 October 2021

Kelham Island Museum

Gather your friends for an adventure through Kelham Island Museum’s most haunted areas. You may just bump into a spook or two along the way. For ages 18+ only.

Welcome II the Terrordome

Thu. 28 October 2021

Showroom

Ngozi Onwurah's Welcome II the Terrordome is a rough diamond of 90s British cinema, a ferocious dystopian nightmare and Afrofuturist vision. Followed by a discussion with award-winning film exhibition company We Are Parable and Being Human Festival.

The French Dispatch

Fri. 22 October 2021 — Thu. 28 October 2021

A loving ode to the history of print journalism, Wes Anderson's latest film brings to life stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in 20th century France. With Benicio del Toro, Timothée Chalamet, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray.

Dune

Fri. 22 October 2021 — Thu. 28 October 2021

Dennis Villeneuve's adaptation of Frank Herbert's landmark 1965 sci-fi novel is one of the most anticipated films of 2021. Dune is the story of one young man's journey to the most dangerous planet in the universe, to save his family and his people.

The Harder They Fall

Fri. 22 October 2021 — Thu. 28 October 2021

Showroom

A revenge western, following African-American cowboy Nat Love and his gang of outlaws – and reclaiming the Black narratives that have been overlooked in both the cinema genre and the history books. With Idris Elba, Lakieth Stanfield and Regina King.

Do The Right Thing

Sat. 30 October 2021

Showroom

Set in Brooklyn at the height of summer and taking place over a single day, Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing follows the interactions of a cast of unforgettable characters as tensions rise along racial fault lines. A landmark in American cinema.

Halloween at the Abbeydale Picture House

Sun. 31 October 2021

Abbeydale Picture House

An evening of folk-horror cinema comes to Sheffield's historic Abbeydale Picture House this Halloween.

Nostalgic Film Club: Haunted Screenings

Sat. 30 October 2021 — Sun. 31 October 2021

Sheffield General Cemetery

Immersive cinema comes to Sheffield's General Cemetery this Halloween weekend, with a programme of afternoon and after-dark Haunted Screenings. Films include Death Becomes Her, Addams Family, and more.

Passing the Baton: The Legacy of the Windrush Pioneers

Mon. 1 November 2021

Theatre Deli

Join Nyara School of Arts for an intergenerational film focusing on Sheffield's Windrush generation and how it has shaped the city and influenced Sheffield's language, arts, and culture.

Passing

Fri. 29 October 2021 — Thu. 4 November 2021

Showroom

A thoughtful adaptation of Nella Larsen’s novel about race, gender, class and sexuality in 1920s Harlem. The film tells the intimate story of two childhood friends who reunite in adulthood, as their lives and worries become increasingly intertwined.