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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.

Giant Dolls' House Project: At Home in Sheffield

Multiple dates

Join in a collaborative art project led by architect Catja de Haas, creating a community of dolls' houses made out of shoeboxes. Contribute to the installation at one of two workshops, followed by a storytelling session with Nana-Essi Casely-Hayford.

Fantastical Cities

Sat. 23 November 2019

Yorkshire Artspace

Construct a fantasy cityscape from cardboard and Lego at this drop-in workshop, designed to inspire the architects of the future.

Exploring Circus Dance Workshop

Sat. 23 November 2019

Drama Studio

A fun and energetic workshop focusing on lifts, acrobatic ways of supporting an using weights in duets and groups.

Painting Botanicals with Flora Menager

Sat. 23 November 2019

The Art House

Participants will learn painting techniques specifically suited to painting flowers in watercolour.

Talking Buildings

Sat. 23 November 2019

Site Gallery

Join artists Peter Martin and Jon Cannon to bring Sheffield landmarks to life at this drop-in workshop for kids and young people. You'll turn buildings into animated characters through collage, green screen visual effects, and voiceover recording.

Concrete Crafts with Bright Box

Sat. 23 November 2019

Yorkshire Artspace

Bright Box Makerspace create playful spaces to explore tech, engineering and arts. Join Kisha Bradley at this drop-in workshop to get hands-on with concrete – an essential material in Bauhaus architecture. Suitable for ages 8+.

Bauhaus Bags with Craft Lab

Sat. 23 November 2019

Yorkshire Artspace

Based on Bauhaus principles of colour theory, you will be playing with colours, shapes and composition to block print tote bags at this drop-in workshop.

Sheffield Modern

Fri. 22 November 2019 — Sun. 24 November 2019

An arts festival inspired by the city's architecture. With exhibitions, talks, walks, family-focussed workshops, installations, film screenings, and more.

Bikehall Winter Maintenance Workshops

Multiple dates


Back by popular demand, Bikehall Winter Maintenance Workshops will give you the opportunity to work on your own bike, fix any issues that have been bothering you and develop DIY bike maintenance skills.

Sip and Shimmer: Painting with Real Gold with Colette Cameron

Fri. 29 November 2019

The Art House

Learn how to use sheets of real gold leaf within your painting to create shimmering magical effects.

Festive Gifts and Decorations

Wed. 6 November 2019 — Wed. 11 December 2019

The Art House

Join pottery tutor Charlotte Berry to make a series of festive gifts from clay over this six-week pottery course held each Wednesday.

Mosaic Mandala with Diana Storey

Sat. 14 December 2019

The Art House

A relaxed, therapeutic class where you can create a beautiful Mandala mosaic of your own design, using a wide range of materials.

Artistic Development with John Kerr and Mark Beachell

Wed. 6 November 2019 — Wed. 18 December 2019

The Art House

A seven-week course offering a practical approach to developing all aspects of artistic development in a wide range media.

Introduction to Oil Painting with Marcin Szuba

Wed. 20 November 2019 — Wed. 18 December 2019

The Art House

A fun five-week course introducing oil painting – suitable for all abilities.

Interior Design with Mark Beachell

Thu. 27 February 2020 — Thu. 26 March 2020

The Art House

A course designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to approach any interior design project with confidence.