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

Edward Carpenter's socialist song ‘England, Arise!’

Edward Carpenter was a true Sheffield pioneer. He was a socialist, vegetarian and activist who campaigned for women’s rights, animal rights and environmental causes. He lived openly as a gay man with his partner, George Merrill, on the outskirts of Sheffield, and his activism and influential writings laid the foundation for the gay liberation movement of the 20th century. To celebrate Edward Carpenter’s 175th birthday in 2019, the Friends of Edward Carpenter and Museums Sheffield worked together on a series of new displays and events paying tribute to his achievements – including this performance below at Millennium Gallery by the Woodhouse Prize Brass Band of Carpenter's socialist hymn ‘England, Arise!’ The Woodhouse Prize Band, based in Sheffield, was founded in 1853, and is one of the oldest surviving brass bands in the country in continuous existence.

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Corporation

The home of rock and alternative music in Sheffield since 1997. Corporation spans three floors on a corner of the Devonshire Quarter and, according to a vote in Kerrang! magazine, is one of the country’s top three rock clubs.

Gut Level

A community focused on dance music, making space for grassroots, queer, DIY arts and activities in Sheffield. Bringing people together since 2019 over parties, exhibitions, workshops, community gardening, communal meals and more.

Mladi & More

Wed. 18 September 2024

Tanya Moiseiwitsch Playhouse

Janacek’s beloved Mládí (Youth) was written towards the end of his life as a nostalgic celebration of memories of his youth, drawing on his early writing. Music in the Round celebrate the 100th anniversary of this iconic piece for wind.

Fleetwood Mac by Candlelight

Sun. 25 August 2024

The Octagon Centre

Enjoy songs like The Chain, Rhiannon, Don’t Stop and many more, performed live in an atmospheric candlelit setting.