Harry Leslie Smith (1923-2018) was an inspiration to the very end, a second world war veteran turned ardent anti-austerity campaigner. Join his son John in Harry's birthplace of Barnsley for a conversation on his father's life, works and legacy.
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.
Thu. 25 April 2019
Barnsley Digital Media Centre, County Way, Barnsley S70 2JW
Sat. 11 May 2019
Man-made climate change is one of the most pressing issues we face today. This day of action goes deep into the daunting challenge, with a vegan breakfast club, and workshops and talks covering zero waste, Attenborough-style TV, and more.
Mon. 13 May 2019
Auditorium, Sheffield Students' Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG
The journalist and Sky News presenter discusses her book, Brit(ish) – on everyday racism and our awkward, troubled relationship with our history.
Sheffield’s resident true storytelling night, in which well-known comedians are invited to the stage alongside other artists and performers to tell true stories of their lives which are funny and heartwarming in much the same way.
Thu. 16 May 2019
Auditorium, Sheffield Students' Union, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TG
It's one of the most urgent issues we face today, but for some reason the environmental crisis isn't always reported with the urgency it requires. Join passionate and knowledgeable climate communicators George Monbiot & George Marshall in discussion.
Fri. 17 May 2019
A panel of musicians, broadcasters and professors attempt to unravel this famously prickly composer.
Tue. 21 May 2019
Firth Court, Western Bank, S10 2TN
Join SheFest, the LGBT+ Hub and a panel of speakers for a discussion on creating inclusive spaces in women's and LGBT+ communities.
Thu. 23 May 2019
The Guilty feminist podcast is an online comedy phenomenon. Deborah Frances-White and her guests explore the noble goals of modern day feminists while confessing all manner of insecurity, hypocrisies and paradoxes that undermine them in this pursuit.
Sat. 1 June 2019
See out this year's festival with a Question Time-style event. You'll have chance to put your questions to political figures and commentators including outgoing Lord Mayor Magid Magid, Novara Media’s Ash Sarkar and openDemocracy editor Adam Ramsay.