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

Festival of Debate

Tue. 19 April 2022 — Mon. 30 May 2022

Founded in 2015, Festival of Debate is an annual series of panel discussions, debates, Q&As, artistic responses, keynote speeches and other public events in Sheffield, exploring politics, economics and society. It’s coordinated in collaboration with over 50 partners across the city, from grassroots campaign groups to the city’s largest institutions.

Headliners on this year's programme are Gloria Steinem, David Wengrow, Jeremy Corbyn, Led By Donkeys, Shon Faye, and George Monbiot.

Our highlights for Festival of Debate 2022 include: feminist icon Gloria Steinem in an online conversation with writer Desiree Reynolds. Writer and journalist Shon Faye on her book The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice, exploring how trans experiences expose the reality that the systems we rely on are fundamentally broken. Festival of Debate's take on Question Time with special guest Jackie Weaver. And poetry from the satirist and Alan Partridge creator Armando Iannucci.

Shon Faye

Armando Iannucci

Change from Within

Gloria Steinem

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Sharrow Festival

Sat. 9 July 2022

Mount Pleasant Park, Abbeydale Road, S7 1BY

Sharrow Festival has been a special part of its local community since 1996. Join in the family-friendly celebration of the area's culture and diversity.

Enable US Festival of Theatre

Sat. 5 March 2022 — Wed. 1 June 2022

Drama Studio

Twice a year the Enable US festival brings unmissable and intriguing pieces of new theatre and performance to the beautiful Drama Studio at Sheffield Uni.


Fri. 30 September 2022 — Sat. 8 October 2022

Sheffield's festival of film and music. Expect a truly unique mix of performance, live film scores, screenings, exhibitions, and music industry activity.

Future Now Festival

Wed. 11 May 2022 — Thu. 23 June 2022

A festival of creativity, showcasing the work of Hallam students. With exhibitions, events, performances and film screenings.