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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.

A Soft Rebellion in Paradise – Chloë Brown and Geraldine Monk

Fri. 18 October 2019

Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, S1 2LQ

As part of the Suffrage 100 celebrations in 2018, artist Chloë Brown made a film recognising the suffragettes as an important part of Sheffield's protesting history. Join Brown and poet Geraldine Monk for a screening, discussion and poetry reading.

High Rise Mystery – Sharna Jackson

Sat. 19 October 2019

Sheffield Central Library

The UK’s first detective series to feature young black detectives. By Sheffield-based author Sharna Jackson, it follows two streetwise sisters in London who make a chilling discovery and spend the summer holidays getting to the bottom of things.


Sun. 20 October 2019

Auditorium, University of Sheffield Students' Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG

A creative documentary by Eelyn Lee, who joins a group of young writers from Sheffield on a quest to find out the meaning of Britishness – through poetry and interviews with the likes of former Lord Mayor Magid Magid. Followed by a panel discussion.

Dream Babes Zine Readings

Thu. 24 October 2019

Site Gallery

An evening of readings and conversation on the importance of science and speculative fiction for social justice and narratives of hope.

Genevive Pilley: 50 years’ devotion to Ruskin at Meersbrook Museum

Sat. 26 October 2019

Millennium Gallery

Miss Genevive Pilley began working at the Ruskin Museum aged just 20, becoming Museum curator in 1931. Helen Parker provides an account of this exceptional woman who devoted so much of her life to the Museum.

Prosaic Mosaic: Painters' Forum

Sat. 26 October 2019

Bloc Projects

A free public event inviting the Prosaic Mosaic exhibition's participants to talk about their work and the show.

Endland – Tim Etchells in conversation with Tony White

Sat. 26 October 2019

Drama Studio

Artist, writer and director of absurdist theatre company Forced Entertainment, Etchells has spent his career probing the boundaries of every creative medium he can get his hands on. His latest book is a series of cautionary tales for uncertain times.