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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.

Lunchtime Talk: Printing The Two Ways of Life

Wed. 29 August 2018

Millennium Gallery

A talk on the printing techniques used by Oscar Gustave Rejlander to create his composite The Two Ways of Life.

Public Showreel Coffee Mornings

Multiple dates

S1 Artspace

Chance for Park Hill residents both past and present to share stories and photos of the housing estate.

Talk: Portraits for the Stereoscope – the Other Victorian Giants

Sun. 2 September 2018

Millennium Gallery

A three-dimensional journey through the studios of some of the most famous masters of Victorian stereoscopic portraits.

Verse Matters

Multiple dates

Theatre Deli

A showcase of poetry, spoken word, storytelling, puppetry, music and comedy, hosted by Sheffield's feminist arts collective Verse Matters.

Heritage Open Day Tour: Our Collections

Thu. 6 September 2018

Collections store address will be given after booking

An extra special tour of Museums Sheffield’s collection store in the north east of the city.

Lunchtime Talk: Women in the Circus

Fri. 7 September 2018

Weston Park Museum

An illustrated talk on the charismatic and trail blazer women who have defined circus over the past 250 years.

Lunchtime Talk: Miss La La to Dame Laura Knight – The Art of the Circus

Mon. 10 September 2018

Weston Park Museum

Hear how the circus has captured the imagination of leading artists for over 200 years.

Artist Talk: Anna Douglas, Bill Stephenson and Matthew Conduit

Wed. 12 September 2018

S1 Artspace

Hear from and about the artists behind Love Among the Ruins, an exhibition of archival photography of the Park Hill and Hyde Park estates.

Curator Talk: A Tale of Two Gattys

Thu. 13 September 2018

Weston Park Museum

Explore the collections and legacy of Margaret Gatty and her daughter Horatia – two of Sheffield’s greatest natural scientists.

Lunchtime Tour: Brian Asquith Sculpture Walk

Fri. 14 September 2018

Millennium Gallery

A short walking tour to look at the work of the Sheffield designer Brian Asquith (1930-2008).

Experiments in Living with Elain Harwood and Lynsey Hanley

Sat. 15 September 2018

Arts Tower, Western Bank, S10 2TN

A talk on the history and legacy of Britain’s post-war social housing projects and the controversial repurposing of landmark buildings, including Sheffield’s Park Hill.

The Story of Painted Fabrics

Sat. 15 September 2018

Weston Park Museum

A talk on early 20th century social history through the story of a Sheffield based 'Work Not Charity’ organisation.

Lunchtime Talk: The Kitchen Sink Painters

Thu. 27 September 2018

Graves Gallery

Hear about the small group of artists who depicted everyday scenes and painted the mundane details of life in the 1950s.

Sheffield Modern

Fri. 26 October 2018 — Sun. 28 October 2018

A celebration of Sheffield's heritage of post-war architecture. With talks, walks, film screenings, exhibitions, workshops, and more.