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

What's On

Our Sheffield culture calendar. Filled with picks of the city’s arts, culture and heritage events, both in-person and virtual. Plus reviews and festival guides.

Lunchtime Talk: Park Hill at 60 – Residents’ Stories

Wed. 26 January 2022

Weston Park Museum

Park Hill has become an iconic housing development, but for many people it was simply ‘home’. Join Dr Isabelle Carter lecturer in Twentieth Century British History at the University of Lincoln, to look at life at Park Hill, as told by its residents.

Down / Stream – Interdisciplinary Outdoor Workshop

Sat. 29 January 2022

Woodhouse Washlands, 67-89 B6064, S13 9XD

Join Arts Catalyst to explore sound and ecology in Woodhouse Washlands.

Anomaly Life Drawing

Multiple dates

The Millowners Arms, Alma Street, S3 8RY

Non-traditional life drawing classes, aiming to spark new ideas through artist inspiration and set design. Join in this winter in Kelham Island.

Under the Bed Sale

Sat. 15 January 2022 — Sat. 5 February 2022

Cupola Gallery

The annual Cupola New Year sale returns for 2022. Rummage for artworks starting from as little as £1.

Lunchtime Talk: Besides Bloomsbury – Queer Arts of the 20th Century

Thu. 10 February 2022

Millennium Gallery

Join Dr Nicky Hallett for this talk looking at the Bloomsbury Group in the context of a range of Queer artists and writers, including Claude Cahun, Marcel Moore and others. Coinciding with the exhibition Beyond Bloomsbury: Life, Love and Legacy.

Sharing the View: Philosophy in the Gallery

Multiple dates

Graves Gallery

Join with others to enquire into the ideas that emerge when you look at art together. These informal, in-depth discussions draw on the Graves Gallery's collection as a prompt for philosophical enquiry.

Beyond Bloomsbury – Life, Love and Legacy

Thu. 25 November 2021 — Sun. 13 February 2022

Millennium Gallery

A major new exhibition chronicling the lives, loves and work of the Bloomsbury Group during the first half of the 20th century.

Half Term Activity: Sheffield Invents

Mon. 14 February 2022

Kelham Island Museum

Join Sheffield Museums and the Maker{Future} team to get hands on with some local inventions and machines in a pop-up makerspace. Create, tinker, test and modify to invent your own machine.

Half Term Activity: All Hail The Whale!

Wed. 16 February 2022

Weston Park Museum

In the approach to World Whale Day on 20 February, what better way to celebrate these amazing animals than meeting Weston Park Museum's very own pilot whale skeleton.

Half Term Activity: Bodacious Butterflies & Marvellous Moths

Fri. 18 February 2022

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

In just a few weeks, hibernating butterflies will be waking up! At this workshop, you can look at some of Sheffield Museums' taxidermied butterflies and moths. Make your own dolly-peg moth or butterfly to take home too.

Platform 21: Imprint(s)

Fri. 21 January 2022 — Sat. 19 February 2022

Bloc Projects

Imprint(s) is an immersive work by Sheffield-based Anisa Nuh-Ali that uses scavenged fragments (photos, documents and inherited objects) to explore the experiences of the Somali diaspora within the context of global Black histories.

Platform 21

Fri. 21 January 2022 — Sun. 20 February 2022

An exhibition of work by five artists currently in residencies at Sheffield visual arts organisations. Taking place across three galleries: Site Gallery, Yorkshire Artspace, Bloc Projects.

Saturday Art Workshop: Landscape and Memory

Sat. 26 February 2022

Graves Gallery

Join artist Paul Evans for an enriching day of exploration of landscape painting and drawing, based around works on display in the Graves Gallery.

The Orlando Consort

Thu. 3 March 2022

Firth Hall

A visual and aural feast featuring some of the greatest painters and composers of the Renaissance. Get closer to works of art in this multimedia production, and discover how it connects to music from the era.

Lunchtime Talk: Precious Little Gems

Tue. 8 March 2022

Millennium Gallery

This International Women’s Day, join three designer-silversmiths – Holly Clifford, Helena Russell and Abigail Asher – to hear about their work and contemporary silverwork design in Sheffield.

Feel Good Art Club: Drawing Class

Multiple dates

Millennium Gallery

Join artist and tutor Donna Brewins-Cook for a mindful drawing class at the Millennium Gallery.

Saturday Art Workshop: Paradise Found – A Journey Through Watercolour

Sat. 19 March 2022

Millennium Gallery

Join painter Donna Brewins-Cook for a creative journey through watercolours and inks into urban paradise, taking inspiration from the nearby Winter Garden.

Hidden Depths

Fri. 4 March 2022 — Sat. 26 March 2022

Yorkshire Artspace

An exhibition of photography by Laura Page, reimagining what it means to be older, subverting stereotypes and defying expectation.

Places in Time: The Art of Kenneth Steel

Fri. 17 December 2021 — Mon. 2 May 2022

Weston Park Museum

A voyage through an extraordinarily creative life. Featuring engravings, watercolours, railway poster designs and abstract oil paintings from a relatively little-known Sheffield artist. Read our review by Sean Williams.

Where We Live

Sat. 15 January 2022 — Sun. 5 June 2022

Millennium Gallery

An exhibition of paintings by Trevor Burgess, Jonathan Hooper, Mandy Payne, Narbi Price and Judith Tucker, examining overlooked and under-regarded aspects of the landscape we inhabit today.

Engineering Fun: The Story of Orton & Spooner

Mon. 24 January 2022 — Sat. 11 June 2022

Western Bank Library

An exhibition exploring the evolution of fairground rides, architecture and art, and the physics and engineering that went into them.