23 August 2021
Across the first weekend of September, over a dozen arts and culture groups in Sheffield will come together for a collaborative event showcasing cultural activity in the city - the Sheffield Showcase.
Taking place September 2nd-5th – featuring film screenings, music performances, art exhibits and family-friendly activities - see some of the highlights at locations across the city.
Green Tangerines at Yellow Arch Studios
Thursday September 2nd, 8:15pm.
Jazz at The Lescar present a special gig at Yellow Arch Studios in Kelham Island, the exciting new jazz outfit - Green Tangerines.
Mixing urgent grooves, brass riffs and an energetic sax/trumpet frontline, the five members of Green Tangerines draw inspiration from 70s jazz fusion.
Jazz at The Lescar are delighted to once again bring the best emerging talent from across the UK to Sheffield, and with exciting and fresh music from a five piece band who are sure to lift the roof at the wonderful Yellow Arch Studios.
Theatre Deli - The Nobodies
Thursday September 2nd, 7:30pm.
Theatre Deli are delighted to host the award-winning show from Chalk Line Theatre - The Nobodies.
Centred around the intertwining stories of Rhea, Aaron and Curtis, a dangerous decision triggers a wild chain of events, and the trio soon find themselves gathering power, influence and infamy, inspiring a cohort of vigilante activists.
What does it take to enact real change?
Friday September 3rd, 8pm.
Taking place at DINA, experience music and visuals generated live by code, projected for your pleasure.
Algorave is a combination of "algorithms" and "rave", the opportunity to dance to alien rhythms and freaky visuals, all created from code before your eyes.
The Algorave scene is fast-growing around the world, with Sheffield a strong centre, building on the city's fine roots in electronic music history.
This will quite possibly be like nothing you will have ever seen, and potentially your new found passion.
Saturday September 4th, 10am-4pm.
Sheffield Central Library will be hosting a full-day of activities for all ages on Saturday September 4th, reflecting their focus on sharing stories, creating common cultural experiences, and helping Sheffielders explore their city’s heritage.
With creative writing, art, workshops and heritage talks, there really is something for everyone.
Waymarkers - Cupola Gallery
Thursday September 2nd - Saturday September 4th.
Waymarkers is a means of navigating the real world through invisible pathways - this piece consists of a series of FM transmitters.
These transmitters will be placed around Cupola Gallery and Hillsborough Park to create a path that can only be followed by someone listening to an FM radio tuned to the correct station.
Using a battery powered radio or phone (using wired headphones and the inbuilt FM app), the audience explores the area of the transmission. At the limits of the transmission, the next broadcast is heard mixing and interfering with the first.
By crossing from one area to the next the audience can begin threading an invisible path through the city moving from one broadcast to the next.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 35mm at the Abbeydale Picture House.
Sunday September 5th, 4pm.
An event closing the weekend, Reel Steel will be bringing a special 35mm film screening of the Oscar-winning martial arts epic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to the historic Abbeydale Picture House - Sheffield's Grade II listed 1920s picture palace cinema.
A story taking place in 19th Century China - legendary swordsman Li Mu Bai has decided to retire from his warrior life, and with it give up his treasured sword, the 'Green Destiny'.
When a mysterious thief steals the sword under the cover of darkness, a larger plot begins to reveal itself, as hidden desires and secrets from the past present a far greater challenge in this intertwining story.
Taking place at Sheffield's historic Abbeydale Picture House - bringing the sense of occasion to match bringing this classic title back to the big screen - see this film the way it is meant to be seen... in a cinema, on 35mm.
A rare chance to see film projected on film.
The full list of groups taking part in the Sheffield Showcase include:
Art in the Gardens
Jazz at The Lescar
Music in the Round
Off the Shelf
Open Up Sheffield
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival
University of Sheffield Concerts
featuring events at locations across the city.
To see details of all activity taking place, visit the programme page on Our Favourite Places: