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

Seahorse: A Conversation with Jeanie Finlay and Freddy McConnell

Freddy is 30 and yearns to start a family but this poses unique challenges. He is a gay transgender man. Deciding to carry his own baby took years of soul searching, but he was unprepared for the reality of pregnancy, both physically and challenging society's fundamental understanding of gender and family. To him what feels pragmatic, to others feels confronting; this wasn't part of his plan. Against a backdrop of hostility towards trans people, he is forced to confront his naivety. Made with unprecedented access and collaboration, Seahorse is an audacious and lyrical story about what makes us who we are. See Freddy and director Jeanie Finlay in conversation below, following the documentary's screening at Doc/Fest 2019.

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Made in Sheffield

Celebrate the excellence and innovation of Sheffield makers with these short films, originally created for a Millennium Gallery exhibition. Shining a spotlight on local companies creating products ranging from menswear to sweets, crisps and bikes.

Showroom

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.

Brett Chapman

A Sheffield-based filmmaker dedicated to seeing our city represented in film in new and interesting ways.

The Perfect Candidate

A tale of one woman's quest to challenge not only the system but also herself, and the second film by Haifaa Al-Mansour (the Saudi director of 2012's charming and groundbreaking Wadjda). Rent it online and send proceeds towards our beloved Showroom.