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

Sheffield Showcase

A collaborative event between a multitude of arts and culture groups based in the city, the Sheffield Showcase is taking place over the first weekend of September.

From 2nd to 5th September 2021, the event will showcase the variety of cultural activity that takes place in the city - featuring film screenings, music performances, art and family-friendly activities, creating a full-weekend programme showcasing the city of Sheffield.

A shared event taking place at locations across the city, the weekend programme for the festival will feature events from:

AlgoMech | Art in the Gardens | Classical Sheffield | Cupola Gallery | Greentop Circus | Jazz at The Lescar | Leadmill | Music in the Round | Off the Shelf | Open Up Sheffield | Reel Steel | Regather | Sheffield Adventure Film Festival | Sheffield Jazz | Sheffield Libraries | Sheffield Museums | Theatre Deli | University of Sheffield Concerts.

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Mdou Moctar

Wed. 17 August 2022

The Foundry, Sheffield Students' Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG

A fusion of psychedelia, desert rock and folk from an artist who's been called "the Hendrix of the Sahara." Singing primarily in Tamasheq, he covers topics such as imperialism, women’s rights, the natural world, and oppression of people from Niger.

Bear Tree Records

Tucked away upstairs in the craft workshops of Orchard Square, Bear Tree Records was set up by Joe Blanchard – a familiar face to many who have flicked through various Sheffield vinyl racks over the years.

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Fri. 12 August 2022

Hatch

A varied night of bands all united by their love of very, very loud noise. Expect everything from heavy, doom-laden sounds to psych-infused post-rock to math-rock. Earplugs advised. Raising funds for CRIBS International, supporting pregnant refugees.