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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.

Mobility Justice Workshop with George Kafka & Sheeba Shetty

Fri. 19 July 2019

S1 Artspace

A conversational workshop envisioning Sheffield in 2029 – a scenario where the council has invested in bold new infrastructure to make the city accessible for all. Expect cable cars, green walkways, monorails, slides and wheelchair superhighways.

Edible Yarden

Sat. 20 July 2019

Theatre Deli

Join Manor and Castle Development Trust for a workshop in how to take control of what you eat and use what is available around you – like recycling old shoes and growing your own food in them.

Sci-Fi Poetry & Art Workshop

Sat. 20 July 2019

Theatre Deli

Join spoken word artist and theatre maker Edalia Day for a workshop using sci-fi, robots, aliens and space travel to explore neurodiversity, disability, gender, and the idea of being an outsider. See where your imagination takes you.

The Forest of Arden

Sat. 20 July 2019

Theatre Deli

Join cycling Shakespeare company The HandleBards for the launch of their latest adventure, which aims to build a global forest connected by stories, culture and poetry. With poetry and theatrical performances and a tree planting workshop.

Mobility Justice Tours

Thu. 18 July 2019 — Sat. 20 July 2019

S1 Artspace

RESOLVE teams up with writer/editor/researcher George Kafka and urban designer Sheeba Shetty to lead a number of tours and workshops looking at how we traverse our city and what our access to different places and modes of transport tells us about it.

Making a Planter with Girls with Drills

Thu. 1 August 2019

Bright Box Makerspace

A one-off woodworking workshop for teens (ages 12-16).

Making an Ottoman with Girls with Drills

Mon. 5 August 2019

Bright Box Makerspace

Back by popular demand, this workshop will introduce you to the basic functions of a drill. You'll learn to make a pilot hole and how to choose the right screw for the job, and you'll take home a handcrafted ottoman with hidden storage.

Intro to Woodworking with Girls with Drills

Thu. 8 August 2019

Bright Box Makerspace

A one-off woodworking workshop for young makers (ages 7-11).

Sew and Code a MiniMu Musical Glove

Sat. 10 August 2019

Bright Box Makerspace

A workshop for ages 12 to 15, building a musical instrument that you control with the movement of your hand.

Deep Listening & Conversational Workshops with EYESORE Magazine

Thu. 15 August 2019

S1 Artspace

A workshop listening to and revealing the myriad ways that Sheffield has been experienced and thought about throughout history and into the present day.

Lucy Freeman

Mon. 1 July 2019 — Sat. 31 August 2019


Lucy merges the traditional crafts of embroidery and printmaking with vibrant contemporary design, fresh colour palettes and lush botanical imagery. She's exhibiting work and running a pair of workshops in DINA Diner this summer.

Summer of Buttons

Wed. 24 July 2019 — Sun. 1 September 2019

National Videogame Museum

A family-friendly programme of playable exhibits and workshops dedicated to the humble button.