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

Life in the Big Village with Joe Scarborough

Joe Scarborough's affectionate, often humorous, depictions of everyday scenes of Yorkshire life pay tribute to the region and the spirit of its people. Whether glimpses into bygone eras or celebrations of landmarks across Sheffield and beyond, his joyful paintings have become instantly recognisable. In the short film below, join Joe on a trip around the city to discover the inspiration behind his bold and colourful paintings. This film was created by Museums Sheffield for its 2019 exhibition Joe Scarborough – Life in the Big Village.

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Picturing Sheffield Gallery

Weston Park Museum's Picturing Sheffield brings together local scenes and views of the city from the past 250 years. These accompanying videos delve into the practices of four of its artists: Emilie Taylor, Pete McKee, David Hepher, and Pete Clarke.

Masterclass: Moomins and Pippi Longstocking

Explore how two iconic and much loved Nordic brands continue to build their global presence, while retaining the essence of their original creators’ visions of entrancing, purposeful storytelling.

Matt Haig and Susan Calman in conversation

Author Matt Haig and comedian Susan Calman reflect on the ways the arts give us ‘reasons to stay alive’ – drawing from songs, books, theatre and comedy, celebrating art that has kept people going in their darkest hours. Hosted by Sheffield Theatres.