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Multi-Story

There’s no shortage of incredible stories to discover and knowledge to seek out in Sheffield’s public libraries. This month, the first Multi-Story Library Festival is celebrating the life and spirit of the libraries, through a…

The Great Sheffield Duck Race.

Springtime in Sheffield

The blossom’s out, lambs are dotting the fields, and hay fever noses are starting to tickle. Spring’s here, and to help you make the most of it over the school holidays we’ve put together a…

Jonathan Wilkinson, Into the Valley

Printing Sheffield

It’s fair to say that print has been undergoing something of a revival in recent years: Youtube tutorials on all manner of printing methods reach viewing numbers in their thousands, and it’s easy to be…

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Tour de Cinema

What better way to psych yourself up for the arrival of Le Grand Départ in town than by watching a load of cycling films? The Tour de Cinema, put together by Doc/Fest and Cine Yorkshire…

Cherry Blossom, by Sarah Abbott for Our Favourite Places

The city blossoms

To celebrate the arrival of springtime* we asked artist, Sarah Abbott to illustrate our favourite flower of the season, cherry blossom. We are cheered by the arrival of these delicate blooms across the city. Even…

Stanislaw Frenkiel, Descent of the Winged Men, 1973. Courtesy of the artist’s son.

Pole Position

Sheffield has a significant collection of 20th century art, with Gallery V: A Century of Change at the Graves Gallery showcasing a period in which the role of the individual – both as artist and…

Image by Shaun Bloodworth for Our Favourite Places.

The Front Parlour

In the Victorian era, clutter meant class. The front parlour of a house was a showcase of social status and style, often packed out with vases, lamps and dried flowers to show off to guests….

Sketch for the Pedal Powered Printing Press. Courtesy of Brian Trevaskiss.

Count down to the Grand Départ

For the first time in its long history, the cyclists in this year’s Tour de France will get their wheels in motion amid the beautiful scenery of Yorkshire. Great news for local cycling fanatics and…

Friday Night Ride, photo by Gemma Thorpe

Friday Night Ride

A Friday Night Ride. Could there be a better, simpler, concept in the whole of Sheffield? I think not. Once a month, close to a full moon, a group of like-minded people gather together and…

Chester Hayes as Billy Casper in Kes. Image by Johan Persson.

C’mon Kes

Since Barry Hines’ A Kestrel for a Knave was published in 1968, and adapted into the film Kes by Ken Loach a year later, the daydreaming Barnsley boy with the pet kestrel has become ingrained…

Image by Studio Binky.

This is England

In a nondescript part of the Midlands, in the early ’80s, 12-year-old Shaun comes across a bunch of skinheads after a fight at school one day, whose leader decides to take the volatile kid under…

Detail taken from original 1864 photograph. Courtesy of David Daughtry.

FLOOD

Hot on the heels of their recent exhibition of folk art and pastoral traditions, 99 Mary Street present another unusual group show exploring local history. FLOOD is a collection of artistic responses commemorating the 150th…

The Royal Tenenbaums.

We always wanted to be Tenenbaums…

To celebrate the release of Grand Budapest Hotel on the 7th March, Showroom Cinema’s Cult Tuesdays will be taken up for the foreseeable future with the best of Wes Anderson. The strand kicks off in…

Got a minute?

We’re hatching plans for the future… Our Favourite Places was created by our studio in our free time, as a love letter to our home city, and we’re super chuffed with the response it’s had….

Happy Birthday to us!

Today is our first birthday. It’s one whole year since we pressed ‘go’ and launched our online guide to Sheffield’s best bits. Over these past 12 months we’ve featured loads of our favourite haunts, favourite artists…

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Dot Dot Dot

For the past thirty years, Brendan Dawes has been making things that investigate interactions between people and objects, art and technology, digital and analog.   He has created beautiful objects, frustrating-yet-excellent websites, a series of apps that…

Designed by Sarah Smizz.

Zine Fest 2014

For years, people have been cutting, pasting and collaging their ideas together in their living rooms, running their zine creations off on the school/office photocopier, and handing them around. Zines have played a part in…