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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.

Meet the artist Lee Hardman

Sat. 21 May 2022

Cupola Gallery

Lee will be at Cupola Gallery to talk about his figurative paintings and the ideas behind his current exhibition, Pathos.

Conspirators: Listening Session with Shenece Oretha

Thu. 26 May 2022

Site Gallery

Join artist Shenece Oretha for an intimate listening session in tribute to the African American singer Jeanne Lee (1939–2000). Together you'll meditate on the sculpting and shaping of sound, and how it moves and shapes us.

Breaking the News

Fri. 4 March 2022 — Fri. 27 May 2022

Sheffield Central Library

An exhibition all about the news and the power it holds in society. With displays from the British Library and items from Sheffield’s own collections. Plus a series of talks and workshops.

Festival of Debate

Tue. 19 April 2022 — Mon. 30 May 2022

Get informed, inspired and filled with ideas for positive change. With talks on big social, political, environmental and economic issues. 2022 headliners: Gloria Steinem, David Wengrow, Jeremy Corbyn, Led By Donkeys, Shon Faye and George Monbiot.

TalkingGigs presents Addictive TV's Orchestra of Samples

Thu. 2 June 2022

Drama Studio

An immersive mix of performance and conversation, with artist collective Addictive TV. They'll share insights into the making of their global music project Orchestra of Samples, as well performing with Sarah Yaseen and Ford Collier.

Curator Walk: Sheffield Shows its Metal

Wed. 8 June 2022

Meet outside Sheffield Station, Sheaf Street, S1 2BP

Learn about the history, craftsmanship, and contemporary design of Sheffield’s celebrated industry, as you walk around the city of makers. The walk will start at Sheffield Station and end at the City Hall.

One Small Thing Live

Thu. 9 June 2022

The Mowbray, 118 Mowbray Street, Neepsend, S3 8EN

Explore the issues facing Muslim, Black and minoritised women in the justice system, and hear from women with lived experience.

Future Classical Live

Fri. 10 June 2022


Join composer Benjamin Tassie for this special live recording of Resonance FM's Future Classical radio show, with guests Mark Fell and CHAINES.

Tour: Not Without My Ghosts

Multiple dates

Millennium Gallery

A guided tour introducing Millennium Gallery's latest exhibition, Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist as Medium.

Tour: Framed in Friendship

Multiple dates

Graves Gallery

Join in an introductory tour around the latest exhibition at the Graves Gallery. Find out more about artist Mary Adshead and Sheffield’s Agnes ‘Babbie’ Blomfield, whose connections and influence helped Sheffield’s art collection grow.

Sheffield Heritage Open Days

Fri. 9 September 2022 — Sun. 18 September 2022

Ten days to explore heritage treasures across the city.

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.