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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.

Scale

Thu. 14 February 2019 — Sun. 24 March 2019

Yorkshire Artspace

An open-door residency and exhibition of new ceramic work by Penny Withers, inspired by Peak District rock formations.

Leonardo's Sunday Gallery

Multiple dates

Millennium Gallery

Let your family be creative in the Leonardo exhibition.

Leonardo's Little Inventors

Multiple dates

Millennium Gallery

Let the gallery's Leonardo da Vinci exhibition inspire your little ones.

Feeling Good in a Green City

Wed. 27 March 2019 — Thu. 28 March 2019

Weston Park Museum

A two-day festival of nature and wellbeing in three of the city's beautiful green spaces.

Ceramics short course with Art House and S1 Artspace

Multiple dates

The Art House

Join artist James Clarkson and ceramics tutor Amanda Packham for a short ceramics course inspired by the pottery workshops at the Bauhaus.

One Hundred Views of the Arts Tower

Mon. 11 February 2019 — Sun. 31 March 2019

Western Bank Library

A celebration a Sheffield modernist beacon, bringing together a hundred artworks shared by the public and delving into the archives.

Leonardo Discovery Days: Leonardo the Scientist

Multiple dates

Millennium Gallery

Imagine being amazing at drawing and painting and engineering and maths AND science!

Who We Are: Who Are You?

Multiple dates

Weston Park Museum

Have fun learning about what makes you who you are this Easter Holidays.

Mausoleum of the Giants

Fri. 15 March 2019 — Sat. 6 April 2019

Eye Witness Works, Milton Street, S3 7WJ

A solo show by Phlegm, creating an immersive sculptural installation in an abandoned factory.

Sharrow Lantern Carnival

Sun. 7 April 2019

Mount Pleasant Park, Abbeydale Road, S7 1BY

Each spring, a huge parade of wild and wonderful creations illuminates the streets to the south of the city.

Egg-cellent Adventures with Oviparous Animals

Multiple dates

Weston Park Museum

Discover how many dinosaurs roamed the earth and create your own unique dino egg this Easter Holidays.

8 Paint

Fri. 5 April 2019 — Tue. 9 April 2019

Gage Gallery

Eight artists from three of the city's studio groups come together for an exhibition of contemporary painting. Our preview...

Ruskin Live: A Joy Forever

Wed. 10 April 2019

Sheffield Central Library

Actor and art historian Paul O'Keeffe recreates a classic John Ruskin lecture about the political economy of art and exploitation within the workforce.

Who We Are: Photographs by Martin Jenkinson

Sat. 24 November 2018 — Sun. 14 April 2019

Weston Park Museum

An exercise in understanding both history and humanity. Read our exhibition review.

City of Hope – Sweet + Shore

Sat. 16 March 2019 — Sat. 20 April 2019

Cupola Gallery

An art and science collaboration between Anne Penman Sweet and Dr Jesse Shore.

Construction House: Radical Materials

Thu. 21 February 2019 — Sat. 20 April 2019

S1 Artspace

The final exhibition in S1 Artspace's Bauhaus-inspired series focuses on the practical workshops held at the influential school, which brought together creativity and experimentation with materials with industrial manufacturing processes.

Women March!

Tue. 5 March 2019 — Sat. 27 April 2019

DINA

Protest photography by women – from Sheffield Woman Against Pit Closures to the Women's March to women standing against Yarlswood detention centre, resisting the occupation in Nabi Saleh, Palestine, and more.

Exquisite Bodies

Thu. 4 April 2019 — Sun. 28 April 2019

Yorkshire Artspace

Four artists collaborate live in the gallery, creating new ceramic pieces based on the game of collective creation known as exquisite corpse.

Joy Labinjo: As We Were

Fri. 5 April 2019 — Sat. 4 May 2019

Bloc Projects

The artist presents new work on themes of identity, the complexity of familial relationships, and what it means to immortalise characters in paint.

Open Up

Multiple dates

Two weekends and a bank holiday Monday worth of noseying around artists' studios.

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

Fri. 1 February 2019 — Mon. 6 May 2019

Millennium Gallery

A rare chance to see the working method of a genius up close, 500 years on from his death.

Re-collections: Susan Hiller, Elizabeth Price, Georgain Starr

Sat. 16 February 2019 — Sun. 19 May 2019

Site Gallery

Bringing together the work of three phenomenal artists from Site’s archive, marking the start of the gallery's 40th year.

Tom J Newell: Endless Toil

Thu. 16 May 2019 — Thu. 23 May 2019

99 Mary Street

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

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.

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.

Vessel

Sat. 27 April 2019 — Sat. 1 June 2019

Cupola Gallery

An exhibition from the Northern Potters Association.

Uncertain Spaces: Kenopsia

Sat. 8 June 2019 — Sat. 6 July 2019

Cupola Gallery

A solo exhibition of realist paintings by Andy Cropper.

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.

NSFW

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.

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.