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

The History of Ska

Hear the history of ska music summarised in two minutes in this insightful interview with Dave Campbell, founder of Sheffield-based ska and reggae 12-piece Jungle Lion. Interview by Diana Read for DINA TV.

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Ashley Holmes

An artist with a multitude of interests – music, film, visual arts, archiving – investigating social and political histories, and exploring the ways that stories of Black people in Britain are told.

Ensemble 360 performs Clarke & Schubert

Multiple dates

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street S1 2JD

Clarke’s much-loved sonata for viola and piano is richly chromatic, inventive and pyrotechnic. It's performed by Ensemble 360's Ruth Gibson and Tim Horton, together with Schubert’s elegant and soulful Arpeggione Sonata.

Sam Lee – with Talking Gigs

Thu. 14 October 2021

Firth Hall

Acclaimed singer Sam Lee comes to Sheffield for a night of live performance and interview. With a special guest vocal appearance by Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser. Presented by University of Sheffield Concerts in collaboration with Talking Gigs.

The Leadmill

An iconic music venue, going strong since 1980. Since it’s early days as a punk hangout and as a cornerstone of the UK touring circuit, the Leadmill has long been a staple of South Yorkshire gig-goers’ diets.