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

Joe Harris

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

Tell us about you...
I'm Joe. I like films and vinyl.

I'm the co-founder of Reel Steel – a film magazine and screening event group, based in Sheffield. You may have been to one of our screening events at Sheffield's historic Abbeydale Picture House, where we've shown everything from cult 80s horror to Studio Ghibli on 35mm.

What does Sheffield mean to you?
Sheffield is a great example of the 'independent' spirit.

It's full of people who have gone out and done things for themselves – opening a new bar or a record store, creating a film screening or music event. The cultural landscape of the city is full of so many independent traders and events and it's all the better for it.

It really is a city of makers.

What's your favourite Sheffield place?
The Abbeydale Picture House.

What would you do to improve the city?
Let me think about that one...

Latest contributions

All My Friends Hate Me

Fri. 10 June 2022 — Thu. 16 June 2022

Showroom

A dark comedy about social paranoia. On a country weekend away with his uni friends, Pete reaches breaking point as the atmosphere turns from tense to terrifying to surreal. Is he being paranoid? Or is he just part of some twisted joke?

Earwig

Fri. 10 June 2022 — Thu. 16 June 2022

Showroom

Mia is a girl with teeth of ice. She never leaves their apartment, until one day her caretaker Albert is instructed to prepare the child to leave, and Mia begins to change. A mysterious, mesmerising fable of repressed secrets and awakening memories.

Men

Wed. 1 June 2022 — Mon. 13 June 2022

Harper retreats alone to the countryside to heal after a tragedy. But someone, or something, appears to be stalking her. A tense, shape-shifting film from writer-director Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation) starring Oscar-nominee Jessie Buckley.

Vampyr

Sun. 22 May 2022

Showroom

One of the greatest horror films ever made, from legendary director Carl Theodor Dreyer. The dreamlike tale follows a young man drawn into an unsettling mystery in a remote French village. A one-off screening to mark the film's 90th anniversary.