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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

Sisters With Transistors

Sat. 31 October 2020 — Thu. 12 November 2020

Online

The remarkable untold story of electronic music's female pioneers; composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to transform how we produce and listen to music today.

Mogul Mowgli

Fri. 30 October 2020 — Wed. 4 November 2020

Showroom

Director Bassam Tariq's debut fiction feature stars Riz Ahmed – who also co-wrote the film. Ahmed draws from his musical background and British-Pakistani roots in this film about an MC whose dreams of fame are cut-down by an autoimmune disease.

Kajillionaire

Mon. 26 October 2020 — Wed. 4 November 2020

Showroom

Con-artists Robert and Theresa trained their daughter Old Dolio to scam and steal at every opportunity. The trio's world turns upside down when they meet Melanie in an elaborate heist. A profoundly moving and wildly original comedy from Miranda July.

Wolfwalkers

Mon. 26 October 2020 — Wed. 4 November 2020

The latest delightful dive into Irish folklore from the studio behind the enchanting Oscar-nominated Song of the Sea. A young apprentice hunter befriends a girl from a mysterious tribe rumoured to have the ability to transform into wolves by night.