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

Festival of Debate

Tue. 14 April 2020 — Sun. 31 May 2020

Organised by the team behind Now Then, the Festival of Debate returns this spring to help shift some clouds from around the real issues and clear the path towards answers to questions that can sometimes seem too big to ask.

A series of talks, discussions, music and theatre performances, and film screenings, spread across Sheffield and South Yorkshire, the Festival of Debate aims to get people together to think about democracy and ideas for change. This year's headline speakers will be two of the UK's best loved climate activists: TV presenter Chris Packham and author and journalist George Monbiot.

Come back soon for our top picks of the Festival of Debate 2020 programme in Sheffield.

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Sheffield Ceramics Festival

Sat. 19 September 2020 — Sun. 20 September 2020

Walled Garden, Meersbrook Park, S8 9FB

Pottery and sculpture in beautiful surroundings.

Sheffield Year of Reading 2020

Wed. 1 January 2020 — Thu. 31 December 2020

Bringing people together to share the simple joy of reading – on the page and in the streets.

Sharrow Lantern Carnival

Sun. 5 April 2020

Mount Pleasant Park, Abbeydale Road, S7 1BY

Each spring, a huge parade of wild and wonderful creations illuminates the streets to the south of the city.

Doc/Fest

Thu. 4 June 2020 — Tue. 9 June 2020

Showroom

Each June, the world of documentary descends on Sheffield to showcase some of the most fascinating factual films going.