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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Join Concerteenies for some at-home music-based fun.

Sing this song (tune: London Bridge) encouraging the children to draw shapes and patterns to gain confidence using a pencil. Demonstrate the shapes first. Can they draw big and then small shapes? Draw some spots or draw some wiggly lines. Can your children suggest some shapes? Adapt the lyrics to respond to the children's ideas.

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Richard Hawley

No musician has as deep a connection to Sheffield as Richard Hawley. Here he talks about the "grim up north" myth and how Sheffield inspires his music.

Great Games To Keep you Busy at Home

"One benefit to having to stay at home, is that’s where the videogames are!" Take some tips from the team at the National Videogame Museum, and discover fun educational and family games that will keep the kids (and big kids) busy whilst in lockdown.

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A multi-purpose creative space for Sheffield’s underground community, run by social enterprise RiteTrax. Events span genres, often going to the extremes of music. Their recent crowdfunder raised £6,000 to make improvements – so watch this space!

Chance to Dance: dance at home

Sheffield’s dance festival Chance to Dance is postponed for 2020, but its organiser Nisha has pulled together a list of the city's dance sessions taking place online. Take your pick from flamenco, Bollywood, parent and child sessions, and lots more!