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

Fluorescent Minerals

This little film from Museum Sheffield should be on everyone's watch list right now. Unless you're already a fan of fossils you might not be tempted, but I found watching this collection of minerals and fossils change colour and glow under UV light completely mesmerising and super relaxing – and we could all do with a bit of relaxation right now. The effect is caused by impurities within the structure of the minerals, which I think proves the theory that imperfections are beautiful. So settle down for a couple of minutes and enjoy, turn the sound on too.

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Sat. 27 January 2024 — Sat. 21 December 2024

Graves Gallery

An exhibition curated by artist Yuen Fong Ling, encouraging us to consider the significance of those represented on, or in opposition to, the plinth.

City of Rivers

Fri. 24 November 2023 — Sun. 3 November 2024

Weston Park Museum

An exhibition of stories, objects, artwork, film and photography chronicling Sheffield's relationship with its waterways.

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The Spanish artist Nano 4814 left behind this bright, wacky, and slightly unsettling piece when he came to town as part of the Feature Walls street art festival in 2016. It's the ninth stop on our city-centre street art trail.

False Note

Thu. 7 March 2024 — Sun. 26 May 2024

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An exhibition of films by Freya Dooley on themes of replacement, communication and dishonesty. Accompanied by family-friendly events, workshops and a closing music performance. Opening night: Thursday 7 March, 5–8pm.