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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.

Our Planet Hub Day

Sat. 11 May 2019

Theatre Deli

Man-made climate change is one of the most pressing issues we face today. This day of action goes deep into the daunting challenge, with a vegan breakfast club, and workshops and talks covering zero waste, Attenborough-style TV, and more.

Afua Hirsch: Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging

Mon. 13 May 2019

Auditorium, Sheffield Students' Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG

The journalist and Sky News presenter discusses her book, Brit(ish) – on everyday racism and our awkward, troubled relationship with our history.

Tales Of Whatever

Multiple dates


Sheffield’s resident true storytelling night, in which well-known comedians are invited to the stage alongside other artists and performers to tell true stories of their lives which are funny and heartwarming in much the same way.

How to Break the Silence on Environmental Collapse

Thu. 16 May 2019

Auditorium, Sheffield Students' Union, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TG

It's one of the most urgent issues we face today, but for some reason the environmental crisis isn't always reported with the urgency it requires. Join passionate and knowledgeable climate communicators George Monbiot & George Marshall in discussion.

Round-table: Johannes Brahms

Fri. 17 May 2019

Crucible Theatre

A panel of musicians, broadcasters and professors attempt to unravel this famously prickly composer.

How Can Women's & LGBT+ Communities Build Inclusive Spaces?

Tue. 21 May 2019

Firth Court, Western Bank, S10 2TN

Join SheFest, the LGBT+ Hub and a panel of speakers for a discussion on creating inclusive spaces in women's and LGBT+ communities.

The Guilty Feminist: Live

Thu. 23 May 2019

Sheffield City Hall

The Guilty feminist podcast is an online comedy phenomenon. Deborah Frances-White and her guests explore the noble goals of modern day feminists while confessing all manner of insecurity, hypocrisies and paradoxes that undermine them in this pursuit.

Festival of Debate does Question Time

Sat. 1 June 2019

Millennium Gallery

See out this year's festival with a Question Time-style event. You'll have chance to put your questions to political figures and commentators including outgoing Lord Mayor Magid Magid, Novara Media’s Ash Sarkar and openDemocracy editor Adam Ramsay.