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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.

RivelinCo Half-term Taster Sessions

Sat. 28 May 2022

Gathering Ground, Hillsborough Park, S6 4HB

Join arts organisation RivelinCo for a taster of what's to come in Hillsborough Park's recently launched Gathering Ground. With a screening of Disney's Encanto in the Pavilion and drop-in family activities in the Bradbury Makers' Shed.

The Northman

Fri. 15 April 2022 — Tue. 31 May 2022

A loose pre-telling of Shakespeare's Hamlet from director Robert Eggers (The Lighthouse, The VVitch). The epic follows a young Viking prince on a quest to avenge his father's murder, combining folktales, the occult and meticulous attention-to-detail.

Mirai

Fri. 27 May 2022 — Tue. 31 May 2022

Showroom

When four-year-old Kun's new baby sister Mirai arrives, his life is thrown upside down. Kun sets out on an adventure through time, learning what it means to be a part of a family – and an older brother. A beautifully animated film for all ages.

DINA's Queer Film Club

Multiple dates

DINA

A showcase of LGBTQ-made short films, on the first Wednesday of each month. Part of DINA's programme of queer socials each Wednesday.

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Fri. 13 May 2022 — Thu. 2 June 2022

A hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi adventure. When an inter-dimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero (played by Michelle Yeoh) must save the world by exploring parallel universes and connecting with the lives she could have led.

Belle

Wed. 1 June 2022 — Fri. 3 June 2022

Showroom

Lonely 17-year-old Suzu enters a virtual world, where she becomes world famous singer Belle. She embarks on an adventure to become her true self, in this fantastical and beautiful animated film from Oscar-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda.

The Way of the Dragon (1972) anniversary film screening

Sun. 12 June 2022

Showroom

Reel Steel present a rare screening of Bruce Lee's The Way of the Dragon (1972), marking the film's 50th anniversary.

Ozploitation double-bill screening + director Q&A

Sat. 18 June 2022

Showroom

An Ozploitation double-bill screening of Dead-End Drive-In (1986) and The Man from Hong Kong (1975), featuring a Q&A with film director Brian Trenchard-Smith.

Future Now Festival

Wed. 11 May 2022 — Thu. 23 June 2022

A festival of creativity, showcasing the work of Hallam students. With exhibitions, events, performances and film screenings.

Sheffield DocFest

Thu. 23 June 2022 — Tue. 28 June 2022

Showroom

The world of documentary film descends on Sheffield each June. With a programme of fascinating factual films, innovative storytelling exhibitions, and inspiring talks.

The Deathless Woman

Sat. 2 July 2022

Firvale Community Hub, 127 Page Hall Road, S4 BGU

A film aiming to draw our attention to the persecution of the Roma people from the 1940s to the present day. Screening with an introduction by Rosa Cisneros and a discussion and language workshop with Romani expert Juice Vamosi.

Festival of the Mind

Feed your mind with a series of fascinating and inspiring talks, exhibitions and events. Returning in September 2022 – dates and details coming soon.

Sensoria

Fri. 30 September 2022 — Sat. 8 October 2022

Sheffield's festival of film and music. Expect a truly unique mix of performance, live film scores, screenings, exhibitions, and music industry activity.

Celluloid Screams

Thu. 20 October 2022 — Sun. 23 October 2022

Showroom

Sheffield’s horror film festival. Getting you spooked just in time for Halloween.