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

Jacqueline Chell

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

Tell us about you…

Hallo, I’m Jaq. I like to eat food, watch films, drink beer and have a dance.

I work for Cinema For All, which is a Sheffield-based, national charity that helps volunteers to screen films wherever they may be. I also sing in Neighbourhood Voices, an all-female group singing arrangements of pop, indie and alternative tunes.

What does Sheffield mean to you?

Sheffield is a brilliant bunch of contradictions. It’s full of warmth, but likes sticking up a cheeky pair of fingers to the south. It’s proud but self-deprecating; industrial but green; active but sedentary. Come and have a go at us, and we’ll make you a lovely cup of tea.

What’s your favourite Sheffield place?

I love Walkley. It’s such an eclectic and loving mix of old and new Sheffield.

What would you do to improve the city?

Keep the trees. Oh, and more places that do pizza by the slice.

Latest contributions

The Gospel of Eureka

Multiple dates


An optimistic look at divides in American culture filmed in a small, southern town known for both its evangelical passion play and its gospel drag show.


Multiple dates

A beautiful and moving documentary exploring family love, devotion and end-of-life care.


Multiple dates

A meditation on privacy, sexuality and the meaning of safe spaces for the queer community.

From Parts Unknown

Tue. 12 June 2018

The Light Cinema, The Moor, S1 4PF

The story of indie wrestler Jesse 'Madman' Manson.