Blogs and News

Nether Edge named one of the best places to live in the UK

National newspaper, The Sunday Times, once again released their annual guide of the best places to live in the UK and Sheffield's Nether Edge was listed as one of only eight Northern residential areas to make their 2024 list.

15 Mar 2024

Easter family events in Sheffield

From outdoor adventures with egg hunts and trails to hands-on activities, see our rundown of family fun events happening across Sheffield this Easter holidays.

15 Mar 2024

Opening date set for new Radisson Blu in Sheffield

Sheffield City Centre’s flagship Radisson Blu hotel, which boasts 154 rooms and a rooftop bar and restaurant, is due to open this Summer and a date has finally now announced.

15 Mar 2024

Sheffield retains ‘real ale capital of the world’ title

Sheffield and the wider South Yorkshire region is now home to 58 breweries, more per head of population than anywhere else in the country, producing around 1,800 different beers every year.

01 Mar 2024

Sheffield crowned UK Foodie Capital

Sheffield has been named as the UK Food Capital of the UK, according to a report by hospitality provider, Accor, as they reviewed the very best locations to indulge your taste buds and identified the best spots for different cuisines.

05 Jan 2024

Summer Holiday Culture Highlights

If you're in need of ideas to keep the kids entertained, Our Favourite Places have pulled together their cultural holiday highlights for a creative summer in Sheffield.

24 Jul 2023

Summer Pride events in Sheffield

A round up of Pride events celebrating Sheffield's LGBTQ+ communities taking place in June and July 2023.

09 Jun 2023

Sheffield's Big Events & Festivals 2023

There's another huge line-up of exciting events happening across Sheffield throughout 2023. From food festivals, outdoor markets and family fun to Coronation celebrations, music festivals and some rather large homecoming shows- there's something for everyone!

20 Apr 2023

A monumental year for Sheffield Music

2023 is set to be a landmark year in the city’s music history, as some of Sheffield’s best-known exports return to play historic headlining shows. Meanwhile a Sheffield-made musical has just won two Oliver awards and Sheffield's DIY music scene is also making waves in national press...

14 Apr 2023

The Buzz for Sheffield's Food Scene

Is Sheffield the UK’s most exciting food city? Quite possibly, as an increasing number of the city’s restaurants and bars have been popping up in national listings and awards. Here we take a look at those attracting the attention...

10 Apr 2023

Standing at the Sky's Edge wins Olivier Awards

The Sheffield Theatres production, which recently wrapped a sold out 6-week run at the National Theatre, won the awards for ‘Best New Musical’ while Sheffield singer-songwriter, Richard Hawley and Tom Deering won ‘Best Original Score and New Orchestrations'.

04 Apr 2023

The Sunday Times names Kelham Island one of the best places to live in the UK

Having been named one of the 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world by TimeOut last year, Sheffield's Kelham Island continues to attract more positive press, as The Sunday Times has now named it one of their Best Places to Live in the UK in their 2023 guide.

30 Mar 2023

TimeOut names Sheffield the second best city break in Europe

Sheffield has been listed alongside cities including Marseille, Milan and Oslo to be named as one of Europe’s 18 best city break destinations for 2023, in a ranking compiled by global media platform, TimeOut.

16 Jan 2023

DINA commissioned to produce  i-NOW

DINA, Sheffield’s DIY artspace, has been commissioned by Arts Council England to produce i-NOW a ground breaking season of work dedicated to offsetting the damage to Sheffield's music scene created by COVID .

25 Nov 2022

Is 2022 the year Sheffield became foodie capital of the north?

In 2018 The Times declared Sheffield the Northern Capital of Cool. In 2022 The Observer Food Monthly awards gave 5/6 Runners Up spots across the Food and Drink categories to Sheffield establishments. So are we now the Northern Capital of Food too?

04 Nov 2022

The 51 coolest neighbourhoods in the world

Sheffield’s Kelham Island has been named one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world by TimeOut magazine, as they featured the popular urban district at No. 35 in their rundown of the most exciting districts of global cities.

14 Oct 2022

Container complex coming to Fargate

Sheffield City Council is working with the team from Steel Yard Kelham to create the hub which will be made out of shipping containers and feature food vendors, shops, toilets, living walls, outdoor seating and a big screen.

27 May 2022

May Fayre returns to Sheffield

Weston Park May Fayre is set to bring a day of free family entertainment when it returns on Sunday 22 May, with street performers, exhibitors, stalls and children’s fun fair. 

10 May 2022

Migration Matters Festival 2022

A vibrant arts festival celebrating the ‘richness of Sheffield’ returns this summer - with 50 pay-as-you-feel events.

09 May 2022

Together in the Square returns

Sheffield Theatres will once again hold a weekend of outdoor performance in Tudor Square.

06 May 2022

May 2022 events in Sheffield

As we start warming up for a very busy summer in Sheffield, May is also looking pretty jam-packed with a whole host of great events happening across the city.

28 Apr 2022

Under The Bridge Stage at Get Together

Taking over the Concourse outside Sheffield University Students’ Union, Under The Bridge will run 12pm - 8pm with a FREE outdoor live music, art and street food.

25 Apr 2022

Raga pianist Utsav Lal to perform in Sheffield for Yorkshire Silent Film Festival

A trailblazer in the worlds of jazz and raga, Utsav Lal will improvise a unique live score for Carl Dreyer’s emotional masterpiece The Passion of Joan of Arc at the atmospheric Abbeydale Picture House in Sheffield on 15th May

21 Apr 2022

Roxy Ball Room to open in Sheffield this summer

A new addition to Sheffield City Centre's nightlife scene, Roxy Ball Room is set to open on Wellington Street this summer.

14 Apr 2022

The UK's greenest city 2021

Sheffield is officially the UK's greenest city according to the 'Green Cities' report, commissioned and produced by NatWest and the University of Southampton.

04 Feb 2022

Sheffield high streets to receive £865,000 investment

Sheffield City Council has announced further projects which will be supported by its Economic Recovery Fund, an innovative and unique grant set up to support businesses following the Covid-19 pandemic.

17 Nov 2021

Mausoleum of the Giants book released

An incredible photographic record of Phelgm's Mausoleum of the Giants exhibition and the exhaustive physical process involved, has now been released as a brand new book to create a lasting reminder of this epic three-week installation.

11 Dec 2020

Sheffield Theatres Wins South Bank Sky Arts Award

Sheffield Theatres has triumphed at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards, taking home the Theatre award for new musical, Standing at the Sky’s Edge. If 2020 had gone to plan, the show would've been in the middle of another run at the Crucible Theatre.

10 Dec 2020

Five new cycling routes to show best of Sheffield Lakeland

The cycle routes are located in Stocksbridge, Wharncliffe, Loxley, Rivelin and Redmires. To celebrate the launch of the routes, Trek Sheffield Fox Valley have added their support and are giving a free t-shirt to people who ride all five.

08 Dec 2020

New online marketplace launched to support Sheffield independents

A new online marketplace has been launched by This Is Sheffield to support the city’s independent businesses and to encourage people to shop local by providing an easy collective platform.

23 Nov 2020

World-class drawings from Chatsworth return to Sheffield's Millennium Gallery

Over 50 works from one of the UK’s most significant collections of Old Master drawings are set to return to Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery this month after wowing visitors earlier this year.

04 Sep 2020

Factory Floor brings industrial evolution to Neepsend

A brand new bar concept from the team behind Sheffield’s popular Peddler Market opens to the public this Friday 4 September 2020.

02 Sep 2020

Sheffield’s museums make history as they unite for new era

Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust and Museums Sheffield have announced they are to join together to form one of the city’s biggest cultural organisations.

06 Aug 2020

Exciting developments in Kelham Island

An insider’s guide to the exciting developments coming to Kelham Island and Neepsend over the next few months...

15 Jul 2020

Great things in your neighbourhood

Some heart-warming examples of how Sheffield has come together in a neighbourly way.

25 Jun 2020

A Greenground Map of Sheffield

Sheffield actually has more than 800 managed green spaces across 4,000 hectares within the city boundary. With so much on offer, we wanted to create something to help demonstrate how accessible greenspaces are in The Outdoor City and so we commissioned a ‘Greenground Map’ from designer Helen Ilus.

Tramlines announces first wave of acts for 2022

Tramlines, Sheffield’s biggest city-based music festival has announced the lineup for the 2022 event at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield from 22 - 24 July, with Sam Fender, Kasabian and Madness headlining the event.

Sheffield Theatres Announce 50th Anniversary Season

Sheffield Theatres have announced their landmark 50th anniversary season, including an ambitious trilogy of plays and the much anticipated return of Standing at the Sky's Edge, amongst many more exciting productions.

Beyond Bloomsbury - Major new exhibition coming to the Millennium Gallery

Beyond Bloomsbury: Life, Love and Legacy, chronicles the lives, loves and work of this remarkable collective during the first half of the 20th century and brings together over 140 paintings, sculpture, works on paper and supporting material.

UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 fixtures confirmed and ticket ballot now open

Sheffield will be front and centre of the biggest women’s European sport event in history after being hand-picked as one of nine host cities for the hotly-anticipated UEFA Women’s EURO 2022.

Sheffield welcomes £37m to fund two major regeneration projects

Sheffield has been successfully awarded the full amount requested from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund, with £20m allocated to redeveloping historic Castlegate, as well as £17m for investment in Attercliffe.

Emotion, energy and hope! Leading light in world of classical music to headline concert season at the University of Sheffield

Acclaimed concert pianist Imogen Cooper to headline 2021 concert season at the University of Sheffield in November.

Take a Chocolate Factory Tour with Bullion

Fancy seeing how Yorkshire’s first bean-to-bar craft chocolate maker, take cacao from around the globe and turn it into award-winning chocolate? Join Bullion Chocolate for a tour and tasting at their new Chocolate Factory in Sheffield.

Sheffield DJs launch ‘Sound Union’ to support local business

Two well known Sheffield DJs have been busy putting together a huge library of locally sourced music, recorded exclusively for local businesses.

Legacy of UEFA Women's EURO 2022 launches in Sheffield

Sheffield is one of nine cities chosen to host games for the UEFA Women's Euro in 2022 and a major ticketing roadmap and legacy programme has been unveiled, illustrating how a record-breaking tournament has the power to inspire the next generation of players and fans.

Acclaimed local food operator announced for new city centre gastro destination

The company behind some of Sheffield’s favourite food venues, The Milestone Group, has been chosen to run Cambridge Street Collective, a culturally diverse food destination that forms part of the transformative Heart of the City development programme.

Historic Leah’s Yard set for revival as creative hub for independent businesses

Leah’s Yard, a former 19th Century mesters works and one of Sheffield’s most important heritage buildings, is set for an exciting new future that will both honour and celebrate its rich industrial heritage as part of the Heart of the City regeneration programme.

Small grants scheme set to support Sheffield-based Freelance Arts and Culture Workers

The fund will provide small grants to support Sheffield-based freelance arts and culture workers to adapt their businesses and develop their creative practice through research and development, training or upskilling and creating new work.

Top things to see walking around the city centre

Sheffield City Centre has a huge variety of architecture and public spaces to enjoy, so you can wander round with friends and a coffee and have a really nice day without spending too many of those precious pounds.

Tickets For Good and The Ticket Bank

Tickets for Good uses ticket sales to create donation programmes within the events industry for charities and social projects. The Ticket Bank is for charities and community organisations that want to improve access to the arts for their service users; or as a reward for their service users/beneficiaries.

Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership

The Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership offers a unique opportunity to manage the heritage of the place of outstanding natural beauty.

Sheffield Bottle Shops

Taste the Sheffield beer scene at home!

Indie shopping in Kelham Island

As the hospitality scene has gone from strength to strength in Kelham Island, more retail too is now also beginning to pop up across the district.

11 great drink, food and hotel combinations

So you want a great weekend away with space to do your own thing. But you're always going to want somewhere great to eat, somewhere you know you'll get a good drink with a great atmosphere, and a decent place to kip. The rest is just exploration, but it's good to get the non-negotiables sorted.

Great places for Craft Beer fans

As one of the craft brewing capitals of the world, there's a lot of folk in Sheffield who know a thing or two about making, selecting and drinking some of the finest brews - be they sours, stouts, IPAs, APAs or straight up bitters.

Sheffield Bags of Love

Four specially designed tote bags encouraging people in Sheffield to shop local will be available from a selection of independent retailers across the city.

Sheffield's Big Events & Festivals 2024

2024 promises another huge line-up of exciting events and festivals happening across Sheffield, from large music festivals and international sporting events to food & drink celebrations, outdoor markets and lots of family fun.

Getting to and around the city centre

Traveling into and around the city centre is being made easier. The Connecting Sheffield: City Centre scheme has various projects to improve walking, cycling, and public transport.

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