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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.

Make Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine

Sat. 28 May 2022

Site Gallery

A Rube Goldberg machine is a contraption that performs simple tasks in overly complicated ways. Have some fun inventing and making your own, at this drop-in family-friendly workshop. For ages 6+. Intergenerational collaboration encouraged!

Anomaly Life Drawing

Multiple dates

The Millowners Arms, Alma Street, S3 8RY

Non-traditional life drawing classes, aiming to spark new ideas through artist inspiration and set design. Join in this spring in Kelham Island.

Drawing the Human Figure

Multiple dates

The Art House

Over nine weeks, learn how to capture the human form and build your drawing skills.

Andro and Eve X Ghetto Fabulous: Feeling Fabulous Workshops

Multiple dates

The Montgomery

Learn to werk a runway, strut, dance and pose!

Dog Life Drawing

Wed. 8 June 2022

Coffee Revolution, University of Sheffield Student's Union, Brook Hill Road, S10 2TG

Life drawing with furry models, led by artist Liah Edwardes.

Kelham Makes: Terrariums

Sun. 12 June 2022

Kelham Island Museum

Make your very own terrarium – a mini garden in a glass container – at Kelham Island Museum, with Emma from Orchis Floral Design.

Workshop: Marks and Traces – Poetry and Art Inspired by the Past

Sat. 18 June 2022

Weston Park Museum

Join poet Abbi Flint and artist Rose Ferraby to create your own response to archaeology from the Bateman Collection, currently on display at Weston Park Museum.

The Deathless Woman

Sat. 2 July 2022

Firvale Community Hub, 127 Page Hall Road, S4 BGU

A film aiming to draw our attention to the persecution of the Roma people from the 1940s to the present day. Screening with an introduction by Rosa Cisneros and a discussion and language workshop with Romani expert Juice Vamosi.

Creative Ways to Draw

Mon. 16 May 2022 — Mon. 18 July 2022

The Art House

A nine-week course, teaching you how to build depth, light and form in your drawing.

Painting the Human Figure

Tue. 17 May 2022 — Tue. 19 July 2022

The Art House

Learn to paint a human form and a portrait in this nine-week course.

Lino Printmaking: Introduction

Wed. 18 May 2022 — Wed. 20 July 2022

The Art House

Learn the basics of lino prints and develop your own style, with course tutor Dave Elsom.

Forging Turner & Other Famous Artists

Wed. 18 May 2022 — Wed. 20 July 2022

The Art House

Join an art historian to learn all about the techniques of painting employed by old and contemporary masters in this nine-week course.

Lino Printmaking: Intermediate

Thu. 19 May 2022 — Thu. 21 July 2022

The Art House

Expand your skills in lino printing at this nine-week course at The Art House.