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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.

The Last Tree + Q&A

Wed. 18 September 2019

Showroom

Returning from his foster home in rural Lincolnshire to his birth mother in London, Femi struggles with the culture and values of his new environment. An emotionally charged search for self and identity, followed by a Q&A with director Shola Amoo.

For Sama

Fri. 13 September 2019 — Thu. 19 September 2019

Showroom

A message from Syrian journalist Waad al-Kateab to her daughter, For Sama traces her life through the uprising in Aleppo as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth. A rare insight into this conflict and the life and love that survived it.

The Shock of the Future

Fri. 13 September 2019 — Thu. 19 September 2019

Paris, 1978. In a predominantly male music industry, Ana uses new electronic machines to make herself heard, creating a sound that will mark the decades to come. A brilliant love letter to the unacknowledged women pioneers of French electronic music.

Ad Astra

Wed. 18 September 2019 — Thu. 26 September 2019

Showroom

Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey uncovers secrets that challenge the nature of human existence.

The Farewell

Fri. 20 September 2019 — Thu. 26 September 2019

Showroom

In this uplifting comedy-drama, Chinese-born, US-raised Billi reluctantly returns to her hometown in China. Her grandmother has been given weeks to live, though the family has decided not to tell her – gathering under the joyful guise of a wedding.

Philip Thomas plays Feldman

Wed. 2 October 2019

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1 2JD

Hypnotic and endlessly fascinating piano music, complementing documentary films on two of the US’s greatest visual artists: Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning.

Sensoria

Fri. 27 September 2019 — Sat. 5 October 2019

Sensoria Music and Film Festival returns for 2019, presenting a unique mix of live performance, film screenings, installations, exhibitions and music industry activity.

Preview – Ilona Sagar: Deep Structure

Thu. 10 October 2019

S1 Artspace

A new film exploring the links between architecture, health and community wellbeing through the lens of Sheffield’s Park Hill estate.

Ilona Sagar: Deep Structure

Fri. 11 October 2019 — Sat. 14 December 2019

S1 Artspace

A new film and exhibition by artist Ilona Sagar, exploring the links between architecture, health and community wellbeing through the lens of Sheffield’s Park Hill estate.