About Sheffield

Catalyst: festival of creativity

Catalyst-black-transparent backgroundThroughout 2016, Sheffield Hallam University’s students and academic experts are working with local artists, makers and the people of Sheffield on a series of creative projects and one-off events that stretch right across our streets, markets, creative spaces and communities. Together we’ll show how the arts can make our city come alive. shu.ac.uk/catalyst    #HallamCatalyst


0833_DOC+TYPE_RGB_AWSheffield Doc/Fest is a world leading and the UK’s premier documentary festival, celebrating the art of documentary in all forms, from feature length to shorts, and including interactive and virtual reality projects. This year’s Festival takes place in Sheffield 10-15 June. Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016 will play host to the very best international documentaries, take audiences to other realms with Alternate Realities for digital and interactive innovation, and inspire, inform and create debate with special events. Visit www.sheffdocfest.com for more information.

Graves Gallery

MS_Graves_MonoThe Graves Gallery is the home of Sheffield’s visual art collection. Situated above the Central Library, away from the noise and traffic of the city centre, the Gallery is a peaceful haven for visitors to enjoy the city’s art and a programme of temporary exhibitions.

Millennium Gallery

MS_MillGall_MonoThe Millennium Gallery is Sheffield’s premier destination for art, craft and design.  Here you can see some of Sheffield’s unique heritage, including the metalwork which made the city world famous, alongside contemporary art and design exhibitions.

Off The Shelf 2016

ots logoOff the Shelf is 25 years old this year!  Join the party 8 – 29 October 2016  as we celebrate words, conversations and ideas at one of the biggest festivals in the North.  More than 200 events city wide with authors, poets, journalists, scientists, artists, musicians… Plus events for children and young people. Hear it as it happens in Sheffield this autumn and be part of the story.  Off the Shelf – it makes you think. www.offtheshelf.org.uk Twitter:  @otsfestival Facebook:  Off the Shelf Festival of Words Join the mailing list: email offtheshelf@sheffield.gov.uk


Sheffield Fringe 2016

SF-headerSheffield Fringe 2016: Object Documentary is a free, nine-day programme of screenings, presentations, and artists’ talks exploring the intersection of art and documentary practices, presented at Bloc Projects. Highlights include a live performance by renowned musician Leafcutter JohnRosalind Nashashibi‘s Electrical Gaza, filmed in Gaza in 2015; Tinne Zenner‘s Sleeping District, which documents the residential, concrete structures built during the Soviet Era outside of Moscow; Exile Exotic by Sasha Litvintseva, documenting her exile from Russia; and award winning film The Royal Road, by experimental filmmaker and leading expert on LGBT cinema Jenni Olsen. Full details and a programme summary can be found here and a catalogue here.


Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust

SIMT logoKelham Island Museum, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and Shepherd Wheel Workshop, together as Sheffield Industrial Museums are the showcase of Sheffield’s industrial story. Join us as we enter an exciting new era where we see our three sites restored and transformed with the help of Heritage Lottery funded projects. Kelham Island Museum launches its Sheffield 1916: Steel, Steam and Power HLF project (30 May) and our annual 1940s Wartime Weekend & Vintage Fayre (23 & 24 July) and much loved 24th Victorian Christmas Market (3 & 4 December) return. Visit Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet for a glimpse of life at home and at work at a scythe and steelworks dating back to the 18th century. See our four working waterwheels, redisplayed heritage buildings, craft workshops, new Learning Centre & Waterwheels Café. Shepherd Wheel Workshop is a unique working example of Sheffield’s knife grinding industry set in the picturesque valley of the Porter Brook and is open every weekend and Bank Holiday Monday.
Get involved with our events, community and learning activities or be a volunteer! Discover living history, have-a-go traditional skills and heritage crafts in a place where story-telling meets science or music meets maths, to bring learning to life! Kids go FREE! For events, opening times and admission prices please see www.simt.co.uk

Sheffield Theatres

Sheffield Theatres LogoSheffield Theatres is one of the leading theatres outside of London and is home to the Crucible, Lyceum and Studio. Coming up this summer: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Wed 29 June – Sun 17 July The fantasmagorical touring production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang visits the Lyceum, featuring Lee Mead, Michelle Collins, Carrie-Hope Fletcher and Chitty herself! A Dream Wed 13 – Sat 16 July Don’t miss A Dream, a modern-day mash-up of Shakespearean romance, featuring a cast of 80 members of Sheffield Peoples Theatre.
For up to date listings and events please go to sheffieldtheatres.co.uk


Tramlines 201622-24 July 2016 

Sheffield’s inner-city music festival returns for its eighth year with its biggest lineup to date.  Expect a genre-hopping blend of established names and breaking talent appearing on 20 stages across the city centre, with highlights including George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, Kelis, Jurassic 5, Gaz Coombes, Field Music, Young Fathers, Dizzee Rascal and Goldie.  tramlines.org.uk

Our Favourite Places

Our Fave Places LogoWritten by in-the-know locals, Our Favourite Places is an independent guide to our creative, beautiful and unconventional city. Our Favourite Places offers insider info to help you plan a great trip to Sheffield: art and theatre reviews, film and music picks, and festival guides. It shares tips on unique places to eat, drink, shop and sleep, scenic walks, local heritage and notable architecture. In short, everything you need to enjoy Sheffield like a local. www.ourfaveplaces.co.uk

Year of Making

YOM-sheffield-2016-logo2016 is Sheffield’s Year of Making – a year-long festival showcasing all that the city does best, from Advanced Manufacturing to visual arts, theatre, music, heritage crafts and more. sheffieldcityofmakers.co.uk