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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.

Adoptee Voices: What We Wish You Knew

Thu. 21 October 2021

Join Annalisa Toccara (founder of Our Mel) and Shania Ives (co-founder of Adoptee Futures) for an online panel event discussing Black adoption, trauma development, and identity. The webinar will talk about “What Adoptees Wish Their Parents Knew.”

Disruptive Publishing – Magid Magid in conversation with Dr Tom Payne and Dr Julia Udall

Tue. 26 October 2021

Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, S1 2LQ

Last year, Sheffield’s most loved (former) Lord Mayor, author, and racial and climate justice activist Magid Magid published The Art of Disruption: A Manifesto for Real Change. Join Magid to explore creative and disruptive acts of publishing.

Margaret Busby in conversation with Désirée Reynolds

Sat. 30 October 2021

Hear editor, writer and broadcaster Margaret Busby talk about her remarkable life and career. A woman of firsts, Margaret became Britain’s youngest and first Black woman book publisher in 1967. Part of Black Women Write Now at Off the Shelf Festival.

African Europeans – Professor Olivette Otele

Sat. 30 October 2021

In this pre-recorded reading, Olivette Otele traces a long African European heritage through the lives of individuals both ordinary and extraordinary. Olivette sheds light on questions very much alive today – on racism, identity, and citizenship.

Making Tracks

Wed. 3 November 2021

Firth Hall

Making Tracks brings together exceptional young artists from around the world to showcase unique musical traditions and new collaborations. Taking place in-person and streaming online.

An Air Quality Garden: an educational tool to learn about and combat air pollution

Tue. 16 November 2021

Find out about the establishment of the Air Quality Garden in Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Discover how plants can be used to monitor air quality, and the effects of pollution on human health.

Rakhi Singh

Thu. 18 November 2021

Firth Hall

Singh is known for taking audiences on a journey through the incredible breadth and range of emotions summoned by a single, solo violin. Taking place in-person and streaming online.

Ella Taylor plus Dorothy Ker, Dominic McHugh & Renee Timmers

Thu. 9 December 2021

Firth Hall

An evening of music lectures and Q&As hosted by University of Sheffield Concerts, followed by a performance from rising young soprano Ella Taylor. This event will take place both in person and online.