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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.

The Life and Times of a Very British Man

Sun. 21 October 2018

Firth Hall, Firth Court, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, S10 2TN

A funny and profound exploration of British diversity as the very foundation of the nation as we know it.

Sheffield FridayNightRide: Cycling through Sheffield Modern

Fri. 26 October 2018

South Street Kitchen

A social cycling happening, taking riders from Park Hill to the Arts Tower via iconic sites as well as unsung sights.

Backstage at the Crucible

Multiple dates

Crucible Theatre

Peek behind the scenes at the inner workings of the iconic 1970s theatre.

Modernists in Conversation

Sat. 27 October 2018

Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street, S1 2JB

A day of talks and discussions on Sheffield's rich Modernist built environment, drawing together academics, authors and practitioners.

Sheffield Drift through Sheffield Modern

Sat. 27 October 2018

Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street, S1 2JB

Bringing together strollers, saunterers, wanderers and meanderers to explore the urban landscape on foot.

Artist Talk & Discussion: Rachel Adams

Sat. 27 October 2018

Bloc Projects

To mark the final day of Bloc's current exhibition Lowlight by Rachel Adams, the gallery hosts an informal discussion with the artist.

Spirit of Africa Festival

Fri. 26 October 2018 — Sat. 27 October 2018

Crucible Theatre

Immersing Sheffield in cultures from the whole African continent and the African Diaspora for two days – through performances inside and outside the theatre, a market, workshops, and more.

Sheffield Modern

Fri. 26 October 2018 — Sun. 28 October 2018

A celebration of Sheffield's heritage of post-war architecture. With talks, walks, film screenings, exhibitions, workshops, and more.

Philosophy Cafe: Moral Sentiments

Mon. 29 October 2018

Millennium Gallery

Join Professor Jimmy Lenman for a talk on philosophy, emotion, and moral values.

Circus: Oh Susanna! performance and talk

Tue. 30 October 2018

Weston Park Museum

An illustration of Britain's first black Victorian circus owner, Pablo Fanque, and his wife Susannah.

Verse Matters

Multiple dates

Theatre Deli

A showcase of poetry, spoken word, storytelling, puppetry, music and comedy, hosted by Sheffield's feminist arts collective Verse Matters.

Architecture Talk: RESOLVE Collective

Wed. 7 November 2018

Bloc Projects

In this talk RESOLVE will share their work and architectural design processes as a means to interrogate various social issues – projects which often use temporary interventions.

Vote 100: Born a Rebel

Sat. 24 November 2018

Yellow Arch Studios

A day-long celebration of the centenary of women’s suffrage, with films, live music, discussions, poetry, and food.

Artist Talk: Chardine Taylor-Stone

Wed. 5 December 2018

Bloc Projects

Writer, educator and commentator Chardine uses music, art and fashion history to instigate socio-political analysis. Her talk will touch on topics such as black / working class feminism and black queer identities.