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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

What's On

Our Sheffield culture calendar is now focused on promoting virtual events. Helping you continue to enjoy art and culture from Sheffield, at home.

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden

Tue. 20 April 2021

Find out about how The Hepworth gallery transformed an unused piece of land into a beautiful new public space. The garden's Cultural Gardener Katy Merrington will speak at this online talk hosted by Friends of the Botanical Gardens.

Sex, Lies & Improvisation

Thu. 22 April 2021 — Sat. 24 April 2021

Portland Works

Inspired by an anonymous lie chosen by the audience, each show reveals why we lie to the people we love.

Seven Steps: How to Brand Yourself Online with Penny Lee

Wed. 28 April 2021

Niche brand consultant Penny Lee presents her seven step masterclass on branding yourself online. Part of Digital Realness, Site Gallery's online programme exploring the relationship between our online and offline selves.

Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco

Thu. 6 May 2021 — Sat. 8 May 2021

Portland Works

On the twentieth anniversary of its first performance, the Makerspace at Portland Works present Gary Owen’s breakthrough play about masculinity in crisis.

Working in Historic Gardens: moving on or keeping it original

Tue. 11 May 2021

Environmental horticulturalist Pilar Medrano Dell addresses the question of whether to restore historic gardens back to their original inception, or to go for a more contemporary take. She'll also look at the emotional effect horticulture has on us.

Planning an Education Future for the Botanical Gardens

Tue. 25 May 2021

Project development officer Nicola Thorpe will share the plans for the new education and engagement project at the Botanical Gardens.

Open Up

Sat. 1 May 2021 — Mon. 31 May 2021

A virtual open studio event, showcasing the work of artists and craftspeople from across the region. Browse and buy art, or join in virtual studio demonstrations and artwork tours.

Zoyander Street: Cis Penance

Wed. 31 March 2021 — Mon. 31 May 2021

An interactive digital game exploring stories of transgender and nonbinary people in the UK. Launching as part of Site Gallery's Digital Realness season.

The Meditation Garden: for health, happiness and spiritual wellbeing

Tue. 15 June 2021

Alan Clements is the creator of the Cascades meditation garden near Matlock. Here, he will explore the question: why do we garden? He'll look at our interest in gardening and the satisfaction that we can get from creating a natural sacred space.

A Beautiful Obsession: a plantsman’s journey in his own garden

Tue. 6 July 2021

Jimi Blake recounts the creation of Hunting Brook Gardens in Ireland – five acres of amazing botanical gardens and fifteen acres of wonderful woodland gardens and valley.

Wentworth Castle and Wentworth Woodhouse: Georgian rivals united through 21st-century restoration and public access

Tue. 20 July 2021

Explore the bitter family rivalry that lead to the establishment, just six miles apart, of two major country estates not far from Sheffield. And find out how they're being united and restored for the public today.

Emotional Archive: Our Bodies Our Streets

An online exhibition of 'emotional portraits' that document experiences of street harassment in Sheffield. A collaboration between artist Philip Lee and campaign group Our Bodies Our Streets.

Finding Queer Histories in the Archives

Join Suzie Wright of Sheffield Archives and Jon Newman of Lambeth Archives as they explore some of their collection highlights that offer insights into local LGBTQ+ history, and discuss ways to better collect such materials for the future.