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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.

Park Hill Tour – Walk the Streets in the Sky

Multiple dates

Park Hill

Join Park Hill residents for a tour of this iconic Grade II* listed building. Along the way you'll take in grand views of Sheffield, courtyard gardens in bloom, and the inside of a flat.

With the Clothes on Our Backs and a Song on Our Lips

Wed. 17 April 2024

Mappin Hall, Mappin Street, S1 3JD

Join Surabhi Shukla for a talk in the Lectures on Gender and Sexuality series. Looking at fears and hopes of couples – primarily queer women – who have executed marriage affidavits with each other in India, despite same sex marriages not being legal.

Panel Discussion: How Do We End New Cases of HIV by 2030?

Thu. 18 April 2024

Millennium Gallery

Hear from a panel of public health experts, activists and people living with HIV about how radical reform can end an epidemic – and what could jeopardise this historic goal being achieved.

Culture is Not an Industry

Sat. 20 April 2024

Culture is at the heart of what it means to be human. But 25 years ago, the government rebranded art and culture as 'creative industries', valued for their economic contribution. Justin O’Connor’s new book looks at where that leaves culture now.

Sathnam Sanghera: Empireworld

Tue. 30 April 2024

Creative Lounge, Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, S1 2BX

Author and journalist Sathnam Sanghera talks to broadcaster Désirée Reynolds about his new book on the legacies of the British empire around the world.

Ana Carla Maza

Thu. 2 May 2024

Firth Hall

Cuban composer, cellist and singer Ana Carla Maza makes a musical reconnection to her Havana upbringing and Latin American roots. Presented with Talking Gigs, combining discussion and a concert.

Sheffield General Cemetery History Tour

Multiple dates

Sheffield General Cemetery

Learn about the stories buried in this sprawling, picturesque 19th-century cemetery. Taking place on the first Sunday of each month.

Resilience Symposium

Thu. 9 May 2024

The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, S1 4FW

Join Welcoming Cultures for a day of talks celebrating the resilience of marginalised communities. Looking at how organisations can support resilience in the workplace, shared moments as powerful ways of creating solidarity and connection, and more.

Emerging Futures: Indy Johar & Sophia Parker

Thu. 9 May 2024

The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, S1 4FW

How can we, together, build new ways of being to replace economic/social models that are failing us and the planet? Indy Johar (Dark Matter Labs) and Sophia Parker (Joseph Rowntree Foundation) explore some of the systems that are already emerging.

Grace Blakeley: Vulture Capitalism

Mon. 13 May 2024

Creative Lounge, Showroom Workstation, Paternoster Row, S1 2BX

Socialist economist Grace Blakeley takes on the world’s most powerful corporations. She shows how the causes of our modern crisis are the intended result of our capitalist system – and what we can do to change it.

How Can the River Don Ask For Help?

Tue. 14 May 2024

Weston Park Museum

The River Dôn Project is an innovative initiative looking at the future rights of nature. Join the team for live demos and a conversation on how 'hearing' the River Don can help us address climate breakdown and biodiversity loss in South Yorkshire.

Pint of Science Festival

Mon. 13 May 2024 — Wed. 15 May 2024

Three nights of science fun. Sheffield Uni academics bring their research out of the lab for a series of talks, demos and experiments in pubs, bars and creative spaces.

Corinne Fowler: Our Island Stories

Wed. 15 May 2024

Millennium Gallery

The British countryside is rarely seen as having anything to do with British colonialism. Historian Corinne Fowler brings rural life and colonial rule together to look at how telling the full story can deepen Britons' relationship with the landscape.

Jackie Kay: May Day

Thu. 23 May 2024

The Leadmill

Join the much-loved poet for an evening of readings and reflections hosted by Désirée Reynolds. Jackie's poems span decades of political activism – from her Glasgow childhood, through 80s/90s feminist, LGBT+ and anti-racist movements, to the present.

Festival of Debate

Tue. 16 April 2024 — Sat. 25 May 2024

Get informed, inspired and filled with ideas for positive change. With talks on big social, political, environmental and economic issues. Come back soon for details of the 2024 programme.

Crossed Wires Festival

Fri. 31 May 2024 — Sun. 2 June 2024

Bringing some of the UK's top names in podcasting from your headphones to the stage for one weekend. With Adam Buxton Show and Self Esteem, Brown Girls Do It Too, TalkArt, Uncanny, Katherine Ryan, and more.

Sheffield Heritage Open Days

Fri. 6 September 2024 — Sun. 15 September 2024

Ten days to explore heritage treasures across the city.

Festival of the Mind

Thu. 19 September 2024 — Sun. 29 September 2024

Feed your mind with a series of fascinating and inspiring talks, exhibitions and performances. Organised by folks from the University of Sheffield in collaboration with local artists and creatives.