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

Emma Liasides

Our Favourite Places would be nothing without our contributors — a massive thanks to all of them!

Tell us about you...
Redhead, bit dramatic, born in Sheffield. Likes include any and all dogs, a good view over a cracking coffee, and old musicals with impossible dance routines.

What does Sheffield mean to you?
A friendly city with a big heart that loves you back – I always feel myself mentally exhale when I return here.

What’s your favourite Sheffield place?
I love the independent cafes dotted around the city – Ceres at Hunter’s Bar has been a favourite for years (I’ve still never tasted a lemon tart better than theirs).

What would you do to improve the city?
For practicality, create slightly easier public transport links out to the fringes of the city and beyond, and for sheer fun, build a massive water park!

Latest contributions

My Name is Rachel Corrie

Wed. 1 May 2019 — Sat. 4 May 2019

Theatre Deli

A powerful account of the life of activist Rachel Corrie, based on extracts from her own diaries and emails. Read our review.

Standing at the Sky's Edge

Fri. 15 March 2019 — Sat. 6 April 2019

Crucible Theatre

A new production centred around Sheffield’s Park Hill, with music by the city’s own Richard Hawley. Read our review.


Thu. 21 February 2019 — Sat. 9 March 2019

Crucible Theatre

A captivating and tense play about capital punishment in a corporate world.

A Christmas Carol: the Immersive Dining Experience

Fri. 30 November 2018 — Sun. 16 December 2018

Theatre Deli

Tuck into Christmas dinner with Scrooge himself. Read our review...