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

Sheffield's community cinema heroes Magic Lantern Film Club have created a blockbuster lockdown challenge. For everyone dreaming of the silver screen its time to recreate an iconic film scene in the comfort of your own home. It could be Casablanca in the kitchen, Jaws with the bath toys, In (your) bed with Madonna. Get creative, people! Take a photo – no CGI allowed – then get in touch with Magic Lantern via email, message or their Facebook page. Check out their Godzilla laser beaming a Tokyo made from books. Can you do better? Please do.

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Converted from a 1930s art deco car showroom, the Showroom is one of the biggest independent cinemas in Europe – and we'd reckon one of the best. Between the screens and the bar, it's easy to while away whole days here.

Passing the Baton: The Legacy of the Windrush Pioneers

Mon. 1 November 2021

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Join Nyara School of Arts for an intergenerational film focusing on Sheffield's Windrush generation and how it has shaped the city and influenced Sheffield's language, arts, and culture.

The Walk: Sheffield Welcomes Little Amal

Fri. 29 October 2021

Sheffield welcomes Little Amal, a giant puppet of a 10-year-old refugee girl, on an international journey from the Syria-Turkey border to Manchester.


Fri. 29 October 2021 — Thu. 4 November 2021


A thoughtful adaptation of Nella Larsen’s novel about race, gender, class and sexuality in 1920s Harlem. The film tells the intimate story of two childhood friends who reunite in adulthood, as their lives and worries become increasingly intertwined.