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

Organised by the team behind Now Then, the Festival of Debate returns this spring to help shift some clouds from around the real issues and clear the path towards answers to questions that can sometimes seem too big to ask.

A series of talks, discussions, music and theatre performances, and film screenings, spread across Sheffield, the Festival of Debate aims to get people together to think about democracy and ideas for change. Strands at this year's festival are culture, self and identity, democracy and activism, fairness and equality, futures, and science and environment.

Make some plans with our top 10 Festival of Debate picks – featuring everything from the Vote Leave whistleblower on election scandals, Afua Hirsch on everyday racism in Britain, and lots more.

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No Bounds

Fri. 11 October 2019 — Sun. 13 October 2019

A weekend of bleeps, beats and sweaty grins. Bringing together music, visual art, poetry, and workshops.

Sheffield Fayre

Mon. 26 August 2019

Norfolk Heritage Park, Guildford Avenue, S2 2PL

Bringing horticultural and family fun to the beautiful Norfolk Heritage Park for the seventeenth time this August bank holiday. Expect street entertainers, a massive horticulture show, classic cars, kite flying, woodland crafts, and tons more.

Foodhall Community Carnival

Sat. 14 September 2019 — Sun. 15 September 2019


Join the fantastic Foodhall for a family-friendly weekend of FUNdraising over live music, local vendors, veggie/vegan food, drinks, DJ sets, pottery workshops and more.