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

Festival of Debate

Tue. 16 April 2024 — Sat. 25 May 2024

Founded in 2015, Festival of Debate is an annual series of panel discussions, debates, Q&As, artistic responses and other public events in Sheffield, exploring politics, economics and society. It’s coordinated in collaboration with partners across the city, from grassroots campaign groups to community groups to cultural institutions.

For 2024, the programme will focus on exploring radical reform and building new systems and new ways of being.

Come back soon for details of Festival of Debate 2024.

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Paloma Faith: In Conversation Motherhood, Identity, Love and F*uckery

Thu. 13 June 2024

The Octagon Centre, Clarkson Street, S10 2TQ

An exclusive conversation with musical artist Paloma Faith, delving deep into the complexities of womanhood in the modern age.

Children's Media Conference

Tue. 9 July 2024 — Thu. 11 July 2024


The UK’s premier event for everyone in kids TV, media and entertainment. With a free exhibition, Playground, bringing together interactive digital art and maker activities for children to play with.

Rock N Roll Circus

Thu. 29 August 2024 — Sat. 31 August 2024

Don Valley Bowl, S9 2DF

Roll up, roll up! Part music festival, part circus, the Rock N Roll Circus is coming back to town. With headliners Richard Hawley, Becky Hill and Milburn. Plus aerialists, stilt walkers, fortune tellers and more.

Chance To Dance

One big day of music and movement in the city centre each summer. Come back soon for details for 2024.