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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.

Reinier Baas & Ben Van Gelder

Wed. 22 May 2019

The Lescar

A unique chance to hear two of the foremost musicians on the European and NYC jazz scenes, hosted by Jazz at The Lescar.

Sheffield Indian Music Ensemble and Guests

Wed. 29 May 2019

The Lescar

Jazz at The Lescar host tabla and santoor player and educator John Ball, leading the Sheffield Indian Music Ensemble, and the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer Vijay Venkat.

Ezra Furman

Thu. 30 May 2019

Foundry, Sheffield University Students' Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG

An expert at condensing all parts of American life into three minute, cinematic pop songs that take their cues from Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and Bruce Springsteen.

Jericho’s Rose

Sat. 15 June 2019

Theatre Deli

A show looking at displacement from two perspectives: a grandfather struggling with Alzheimer’s and an artist struggling to stay in the UK. What happens when neither can remember where they belong?

Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble

Wed. 19 June 2019

Abbeydale Picture House

All Because of Love is a new production bringing the poetry of Persia’s beloved mystic poet Rumi to life in the magificent Picture House – with hauntingly beautiful Sufi music, dance and poetry.

Benjamin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds

Fri. 21 June 2019

The Leadmill

An evening of reggae-poetry from one of the greatest poets of his generation, strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what he calls “street politics”. With support from Sheffield’s first poet laureate Otis Mensah.

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.

Barang! with Nídia

Fri. 21 June 2019 — Sat. 22 June 2019


A night of global adventures in bass, welcoming to town Nídia all the way from Lisbon.

Stories Of Sanctuary

Sat. 22 June 2019

Theatre Deli

An evening of songs by people seeking sanctuary in County Durham, coming to Sheffield on tour.

Dib Dab Dob Cabaret

Fri. 28 June 2019

St Catherine's Scout Hut, Holtwood Road, Pitsmoor, S4 7BA

A Scout-themed cabaret held in an actual Scout hut, hosted by Sheffield's finest poet-comedian Stan Skinny.

The Folk Forest

Sat. 6 July 2019 — Sun. 7 July 2019

Endcliffe Park

An oasis of calm between the trees. With music, arts and crafts market, heritage craft workshops, and more.

Tramlines Fringe

Fri. 19 July 2019 — Mon. 22 July 2019

Bungalows and Bears

This year's Bungalows lineup features Yazmin Lacey, Galaxians, Baba Naga and more – all for free.

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.