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

Benn Clatworthy Quartet

From storming post-Coltrane energy to beautiful ballad playing, Los Angeles-based Benn Clatworthy has matured into a truly great tenor player. A favourite with Sheffield audiences for many years for his emotional playing and his dry sense of humour, supported by a top-class rhythm section. Enjoy this clip of the Benn Clatworthy Quartet at Sheffield Jazz in autumn 2016.

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The Leadmill

An iconic music venue, going strong since 1980. Since it’s early days as a punk hangout and as a cornerstone of the UK touring circuit, the Leadmill has long been a staple of South Yorkshire gig-goers’ diets.

Commissioner Conversation: Cheryl Taylor

BBC Children’s Head of Content Cheryl Taylor discusses how a major broadcaster copes with the current crisis. Plus children’s author Laura Henry-Allain considers what influences in her childhood led to her way of thinking, creating and working.

Lucy Cheesman

A sound artist, musician, producer and organiser whose work often blurs the boundary between the visual, the audible and the digital.

Opening Party: Songs of Migration & Lockdown

Textured, melodic music that takes you on a journey. With high energy kwela music inspired by the townships of Zimbabwe, strong melodies, drum rhythms that will summon you to dance, and soulful songs featuring the kora.