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

Picture the Poet was a 2014 National Portrait Gallery exhibition displayed in Sheffield's Graves Gallery, featuring portraits of the likes of Benjamin Zephaniah, Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy by renowned photographers. Alongside the exhibition, Museums Sheffield and Word Life presented a series of performances from some of Sheffield's own literary talents – which you can enjoy below!

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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.

Roanna Wells

In her monochrome embroideries, Roanna substitutes people with stitches to create stunning, often dramatic, new perspectives on human gatherings. Crowds never looked so pleasing.

The Art House

A gallery, studios, workshop space and cafe, hidden away off busy Division Street. Try your hand at pottery, life drawing, textiles and watercolour, or join in a 'sip and paint' session over wine.

Warda Yassin

A British-Somali poet born and raised in Sheffield. Winner of the 2018 New Poets Prize, Warda is dedicated to her craft and encouraging young people to reap the benefits of writing.