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

Meet the Locals

Our interviews with some of the creative folk who happily call Sheffield home. Get to know local artists, musicians, makers, designers, poets, brewers, and more.

Kid Acne

If you've spent a decent amount of time in Sheffield, chances are you'll have come across, and come to love, the work of graffiti artist-musician-printmaker Kid Acne in one form or another.

Delicious Clam

A record label and self-confessed labour of love, fuelling the fire of Sheffield's alternative music scene.

Alex McLean

A pioneer of the algorave scene, creating music through live coding.

Richard Hawley

No musician has as deep a connection to Sheffield as Richard Hawley. Here he talks about the "grim up north" myth and how Sheffield inspires his music.

Nat Johnson

"A little bit country, a little bit folk, a little bit indie."

The Audacious Art Experiment

A record label and arts collective set up the DIY way and run according to a simple ethos: "be excellent to one another."

Nancy Kerr

Folk music A-lister, "fiddlesinger" and champion for social change.


The Loveless brothers from Castleton have a knack for crafting darkly alluring anti-love songs.