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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


Fri. 12 April 2024 — Thu. 18 April 2024


The 25th anniversary of director Lynne Ramsay’s debut. An unsentimental coming-of-age story of unlikely friendships, first love and working-class life through the eyes of 12-year-old James in mid-70s Glasgow. With Reclaim The Frame intro on 12 April.

Cats' Apartment

Wed. 17 April 2024


A huge, almost abandoned apartment complex in Seoul is set to be demolished, but is home to a thriving community of stray cats. Concerned citizens gather to seek ways to keep them happy in this thoughtful documentary from Jeong Jaeeun.

Home Ground

Tue. 16 April 2024


In 1996, Lesbos, Korea's first lesbian bar, opened its doors. Myung-woo, one of its proprietors, reflects on Seoul’s lesbian scene and the city's queer spaces over the past five decades in director Aram Kwon’s sensitive and hilarious documentary.

Civil War

Thu. 11 April 2024 — Thu. 25 April 2024

A team of military-embedded journalists race across a dystopian near-future USA to reach the White House before rebel factions descend. An adrenaline-fuelled ride from Alex Garland with Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Nick Offerman and Sonoya Mizuno.