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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.

Composting and Water Butts Workshop

Sat. 31 July 2021

PXI Community Allotments, 340 Herries Road, S5 7JQ

Join Bright Box Makerspace for this workshop, to answer all your composting questions and to build a DIY compost bin together. Free for people living and working in the Southey and Firth Park areas, with limited additional spaces.

Memoria Technica – Memory Rope Making with Des Pawson + Joanna Whittle

Sat. 31 July 2021

Site Gallery

Join knot expert and ropemaker Des Pawson and artist Joanna Whittle to create Memory Ropes and explore the ritual of remembering in a response to recent times.

DINA Young Producers


An opportunity for a small group of young people to join in free workshops and training, working towards creating their own music event in November in Sheffield. Apply now!

Museum Youth: Abstract Art Workshop

Fri. 6 August 2021

Millennium Gallery

Take part in some joyful ‘serious play.’ Push paint to its limits and explore how to create depth, contrast and a real sense of excitement and joy on paper and canvas. Open to anyone aged 14–25.

Free Digital Art Workshops

Multiple dates

Site Gallery

This summer, Site Gallery and Kollective Kitchen are taking part in Sheffield Healthy Holidays, a citywide initiative offering free activities and healthy lunches for young people who qualify for free school meals.

Girls With Drills – Children's University Festival of Fun

Multiple dates

Norwood Allotments, 336 Herries Road, S5 7HA

Join Bright Box Makerspace and its #GirlsWithDrills gang. Get making and inventing things at these drill art workshops, while learning the basic functions of a drill.

Saturday Workshop: Drawing from Nature

Sat. 14 August 2021

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Join award-winning artist Paul Evans for a day of drawing from natural environment surrounding Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet.

Saturday Workshop: Paint Like Hoyland

Sat. 4 September 2021

Millennium Gallery

Join Sheffield Museums for a practical painting workshop with artist and tutor Donna Brewins-Cook.

Algomech drop-in family workshop – dance, music, weave

Sat. 4 September 2021

Pitsmoor Scout Hut, 38 Holtwood Road, S4 7BA

Join Algomech for this family-friendly hands-on workshop. Exploring the ‘algorithmic’ arts of weaving, live-coded music and flamenco dancing.