The alternative hip-hop artist and Sheffield’s poet laureate launches his first book.
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Tell us about you…
I moved to Sheffield from Norfolk to study. Like most people, I fell in love with the city and didn’t want to leave; now I work at the University of Sheffield.
I enjoy making music, doing pub quizzes, playing cricket and watching documentaries.
What does Sheffield mean to you?
To me, Sheffield means having the opportunity to be creative. It has a great DIY culture where people who want to make things or start new projects can.
What’s your favourite Sheffield place?
There are so many! I’m lucky enough to live next to Two Steps fish and chip shop on Sharrow Vale Road which makes it a real challenge to not eat their delicious, well priced, generously portioned food every single day. In a similar, but slightly healthier vein, I love Blue Moon Cafe next to the Cathedral – it serves great vegetarian food at a low price and you get loads on your plate!
Bear Tree Records is my favourite new shop in Sheffield, Joe gets some great stuff in so it’s always worth a visit. Likewise, the Showroom always has something interesting to watch and is a great place to go for a cosy evening. My favourite places to go for a drink are the Sheffield Tap next to the train station, the Sheaf View in Heeley, and Picture House Social on Abbeydale Road.
What would you do to improve the city?
I’d ban the needless demolition of buildings and encourage renovation of all the beautiful empty spaces.
Fri. 17 May 2019
Cafe Totem, 23 Furnival Gate, S1 4QR
Thu. 30 May 2019
Foundry, Sheffield University Students' Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG
An expert at condensing all parts of American life into three minute, cinematic pop songs that take their cues from Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and Bruce Springsteen.
Sat. 30 March 2019
Firth Hall, Western Bank, S10 2TN
University of Sheffield’s spring concert.