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

What's On

Our Sheffield culture calendar. Make some plans with our picks of events, our art and theatre reviews, and programme highlights from the city's main festivals and venues.

A Piece of My He(art)

Tue. 14 May 2019 — Sat. 25 May 2019

35 Chapel Walk

An exhibition of embroideries by Peter Bonnén, inspired by spiritual ideas and symbols.

The Vehicle of Nature

Sat. 19 January 2019 — Sun. 26 May 2019

Millennium Gallery

A video installation by Universal Everything, inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci's exquisitely detailed sketches that capture the rushing flow of water.

Acts of Rebellion

Multiple dates

Ever felt like dancing in the street? Or lying down with your legs in the air on Fargate? Laura Page invites you enact small acts of quiet rebellion and record them through photography/video. These workshops will culminate in a screening and talk.

Curatorial Insights: Laura Clarke & Zoë Sawyer

Wed. 29 May 2019

Bloc Projects

The second in a series of sessions aimed at demystifying the role of curator. With S1 Artspace's Laura Clarke, and Zoë Sawyer of Eastside Projects in Birmingham.

One Thing That Scares Me

Thu. 30 May 2019


Sheffield Creative Guild's new monthly social, dedicated to overcoming trepidation and turning challenges into opportunities.

Live Late: The People's Palace of Possibility

Fri. 31 May 2019

Millennium Gallery

Museums Sheffield's Friday night social returns, this time with a utopian inclination. Get your imagination going with John Ruskin-inspired performance, music, film and general dream-weaving creativity.

Wood and Stone, Land and Sea

Fri. 3 May 2019 — Fri. 31 May 2019

Yorkshire Artspace: Exchange Place Studios, Exchange Street, S2 5S

An exhibition of paintings by Paul Dearden and sculpture by Steve Hudson, exploring the memory of location.

Shaping Sheffield

Thu. 30 May 2019 — Fri. 31 May 2019

Winter Garden, Surrey Street, S1 2LH

Join ceramicists Kate Langrish Smith and Sarah Villeneau for a clay workshop considering Sheffield’s landscape and what it means to you.


Sat. 27 April 2019 — Sat. 1 June 2019

Cupola Gallery

An exhibition from the Northern Potters Association.

The Interlace Project: LOOM_2.0

Tue. 28 May 2019 — Sat. 1 June 2019

Winter Garden, Surrey Street, S1 2LH

Join artist Toni Buckby to create interactive textile pieces using large free-standing frame looms, yarns, threads, wire, LEDs, speakers and touch-sensitive components.

Makers Market

Sat. 1 June 2019

Union St

A creative showcase of over 30 fantastic makers – jewellers, printers, illustrators, ceramicists, and more. Plus chance to get creative at a papercutting workshop.

Everybody needs good neighbours

Tue. 30 April 2019 — Fri. 7 June 2019


Artist Aliyah Hussain's series of bright, abstract compositional studies uses shapes to explore the relationships that form in negotiations of shared space.

Electric Drama

Multiple dates

The Moor Market, 77 The Moor, S1 4PF

Help artists Peter Martin and Jon Cannon invent new definitions for scenarios you experience online, and create new zine dictionaries of these to take away.

City Within and Without

Sun. 9 June 2019

Millennium Gallery

Use objects and drawings to create cyanotype images revealing your relationship with Sheffield. Artist Joanna Whittle will then create a series of ceramic pieces with the images.

Curatorial Insights: David McLeavy & Alexandra Warder

Wed. 12 June 2019

Bloc Projects

The third in a trio of sessions aimed at demystifying the role of curator – with Bloc's David McLeavy and Alexandra Warder of Bosse and Baum in London.

To & Fro

Multiple dates

Theatre Deli

A performance and exhibition from Mafwa, a community theatre company in Leeds, working with refugees, asylum seekers and settled community members to explore how we move through and interact with the cities we now call home.

Our Darnall

Sat. 15 June 2019

Darnall Library, Britannia Road, S9 5JG

An afternoon hosted by ​​​​​​​Ignite Imaginations, with live performances, an exhibition of artwork created by local community groups in Darnall, and more.

What Do You See?

Sun. 16 June 2019

Millennium Gallery

Join artist Christopher Jarratt on the terrace to re-imagine sections of Sheffield’s city centre. Share your vision by slotting it into the giant viewfinder and seeing what you've created.

Migration Matters

Fri. 14 June 2019 — Sat. 22 June 2019

Celebrating culture, creativity and companionship in our city of sanctuary.


Sat. 15 June 2019 — Sat. 22 June 2019

Theatre Deli

A series of images by Nadjet Ben Maghnia capturing different parts of Algeria, born from curiosity and nostalgia for the artist's motherland.

Love From Syria

Sat. 15 June 2019 — Sat. 22 June 2019

Theatre Deli

An innovative audio adventure created by Syrian refugee families in Bedford and singer-composer Roshi Nasehi.


Mon. 17 June 2019 — Sat. 22 June 2019

Theatre Deli

A showcase of work by three artists from different countries, backgrounds, cultures and religions, exploring how they overcome barriers through their work.

Parson Cross Community Celebration

Sat. 22 June 2019

Parson Cross Library, 320 Wordsworth Avenue, S5 8NL

An afternoon of art, crafts, music and food, celebrating the community of Parson Cross.

A Corner of Paradise

Sat. 29 June 2019 — Sun. 30 June 2019

Millennium Gallery

You’re invited to re-imagine Paradise, for an exhibition of ideas, art and photos.

Uncertain Spaces: Kenopsia

Sat. 8 June 2019 — Sat. 6 July 2019

Cupola Gallery

A solo exhibition of realist paintings by Andy Cropper.

This Life is so Everyday

Sat. 30 March 2019 — Sat. 6 July 2019

Graves Gallery

A an exhibition on the home in British art from 1950 to 1980, looking at the ways we're shaped by the space behind the front door.

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Multiple dates

Millennium Gallery

A fabulous opportunity to pick up work from over 70 of the UK’s best established and emerging artists and designer-makers.

Tom J Newell: Endless Toil

Tue. 18 June 2019 — Sun. 14 July 2019

The Viewing Room, Castle House, Angel Street, S3 8LS

A solo exhibition of pieces from the pen of one of Sheffield's most distinctive artists.

Goldsmiths North

Fri. 12 July 2019 — Sun. 14 July 2019

Cutlers' Hall, Church Street, S1 1HG

The magnificent Cutlers' Hall plays host to a fair bringing together over 60 independent silversmiths and jewellery makers.

Makers Mark

Sat. 13 July 2019 — Sat. 24 August 2019

Cupola Gallery

A group show bringing together a mix of artists, works and mediums.

Beyond The Real

Sat. 31 August 2019 — Sat. 12 October 2019

Cupola Gallery

A group show bringing together a variety of works in different mediums.


Sat. 31 August 2019 — Sat. 12 October 2019

Cupola Gallery

A group show, bringing to Cupola a mix of works on the theme of Not Safe For Work.

No Bounds

Fri. 11 October 2019 — Sun. 13 October 2019

A weekend of bleeps, beats and sweaty grins. Bringing together music, visual art, poetry, and workshops.

Joanna Whittle

Sat. 19 October 2019 — Sat. 16 November 2019

Cupola Gallery

A solo exhibition of both real and imagined landscapes by a local painter.

Pauline Rignall

Sat. 19 October 2019 — Sat. 16 November 2019

Cupola Gallery

A solo exhibition of paintings.

Yorkshire Artspace Open Studios

Sat. 16 November 2019 — Sun. 17 November 2019

Yorkshire Artspace

A weekend of nosying around some of the most fascinating artists' studios in town.