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

Sheffield Libraries is shining a spotlight on all manner of fascinating topics during lockdown. Its Library Spotlight series of blog posts brings together online resources – images, podcasts, e-books and more – that help you delve deeper into a subject from home. Past topics that have been given the Library Spotlight treatment include trees, maps, heroes, monsters, and many more.

Keep an eye on the Sheffield Libraries blog for regular updates!

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DNA Repair to the Rescue

Delve into the world of DNA damage and repair with Professor Sherif El-Khamisy and his team of molecular biologists. Play games that explore how our cells repair DNA damage. Live from 10am on Sunday 31 May. Recommended for ages 10+

Connect: A Poetry Collaboration

What is community? Sheffield People’s Theatre and Sheffield poet laureate Otis Mensah are inviting young people to share their response – words, stories, lyrics, anything! Otis will then create a piece of spoken word poetry using your contributions.

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!

Project in a Box

Writer Chris Bush has written a story, but she’s having trouble finishing it – she needs your help! Download this activity from Sheffield Theatres and Sheffield Children's University to finish the script and create your own shadowbox puppet theatre.