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

Sheffield City Archives wants your help in capturing what life is like in Sheffield in 2020 – the everyday experiences (good and bad, exceptional and mundane) that make this period in history so unique.

"As with all significant events in history, the Coronavirus pandemic will be recorded in official documents. But what of our own personal experiences in Sheffield? The documents that are always of most interest to historians and researchers are the voices of ordinary people."

They're looking for diaries, scrapbooks, photos, sound recordings, leaflets, and lots more, to help record this moment in time for future generations.

Read full guidelines on submitting to the COVID-19 Archive in Sheffield.

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Sheffield Adventures – Sheffield in pictures

The Picturing Sheffield exhibition at Weston Park Museum shows how our city has reinvented itself over the centuries. It showcases everything from 19th-century oil paintings to 21st-century street art to remind us that change is pretty much constant.

Being Human

Thu. 12 November 2020 — Sun. 22 November 2020

A national festival of the humanities, exploring what it means to be human. With audio walks, exhibitions, online workshops and talks, sharing new ideas in archaeology, history, philosophy, languages, literature and more, on the theme of New Worlds.

Great Games To Keep you Busy at Home

"One benefit to having to stay at home, is that’s where the videogames are!" Take some tips from the team at the National Videogame Museum, and discover fun educational and family games that will keep the kids (and big kids) busy whilst in lockdown.

Office Hours

Sheffield Theatres' weekly Office Hours sessions are now online. This is a chance for you to chat to a member of the theatres' team – whether you have a specific question or idea you need help with, or just need another perspective on a project.