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

What's On

We’re shifting our focus at OFP. For March to April (possibly longer), our Sheffield culture calendar will be focused on promoting virtual events – helping you to continue to access culture at this time of social distancing.

The Whalebone Box

Wed. 8 April 2020

Film Unit continues its Remote screening programme with another new release: The Whalebone Box.
The strange tale of a pilgrimage writer Iain Sinclair, filmmaker Andrew Kötting and photographer Anonymous Bosch took from London to the Isle of Harris.

Offbeat Online

Multiple dates

"Indie heaven since 1997." Sheffield's legendary indie club night Offbeat returns – and it's going online every Friday night.

IsoLates: Gracie T x Shauna

Fri. 10 April 2020

For the second instalment of its IsoLates series, Foodhall presents mixes from DJs Gracie T and Shauna to get you dancing at home. Expect multi-genre pop bootlegs and house/techno bangers.


Multiple dates

A reimagining of the Bauhaus workbook for the 21st century. With weekly creative workshops and discussions online each Tuesday. Organised by arts blog That Looks Queer, and starting with artist/animator Liz Churton.

Leadmill memorabilia auction

Help the iconic, 40-year-old venue in its efforts to stay afloat and pay its staff wages, by bidding for memorabilia from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Grandmaster Flash, Arcade Fire, Courtney Barnett, Goldfrapp, and Dick and Dom(!).

Art Open-Zoom

Thu. 16 April 2020

Foodhall's Art Open-Mic Night is now as an Art Open-Zoom Night! Drop in, have a chat about your artwork, and get to know fellow Sheffield artists and the Foodhall community.

WEB/SITE Points of Rupture Reading Group

Thu. 23 April 2020

Points of Rupture reading group takes Phoebe Davies’ exhibition as a starting point. It will take place online, with a small number of participants chaired by our Curator Angelica Sule.

Pete McKee's Cartoon Workshop for Beginners

Have some creative fun with Pete McKee, one of Sheffield's best-loved artists, as he hosts online lessons in cartoons. A new workshop video will be posted each Wednesday at midday, and anyone can join in!

Online Sheffield history tours

Uncover Sheffield’s past from your armchair or wherever you may be, with this roundup of apps that will guide you on a tour through the city's history.

Colouring Sheffield

When you can't visit your favourite places, the next best thing is colouring them in! Download this selection of pages from our Colouring Sheffield book, print them out, scribble all over them, and share your pictures with us. Happy colouring!


A call-out and online exhibition set up by Sheffield arts platform Fronteer, showcasing work made by artists during self isolation.

Quarantine Film Club

Join Sheffield Transformed for their Quarantine Film Club, a series of films on political themes that you enjoy from home in the online company of others.

On video: Sheffield shows

Our roundup of Sheffield theatre and music shows that you can enjoy online, for free, whenever and wherever!

Play the National Videogame Museum at Home

"One benefit to having to stay at home, is that’s where the videogames are!" The team at Sheffield's NVM have put together fun gaming activities – helping you create your own pixel art character and discover educational games that are actually good.

Sheffield Photographic Society Annual Exhibition

Founded in 1864, Sheffield Photographic Society is one of the oldest such societies in the world. This year's exhibition of its members' work is postponed, but you can now visit the gallery online.

Virtual Photomarathon Sheffield exhibition

On the weekend of 20-22 March, 125 people took part in the Virtual Photomarathon Sheffield. See the results of the fun photo challenge, along with the winning snaps in this online exhibition.

Caught in a Fast Lane – Corinna Button

Corinna's solo exhibition was scheduled to be on show at Hillsborough's Cupola gallery at the moment. While the gallery is closed, enjoy a peek at the work in Cupola's video interview with the artist.