Sheffield boasted a strong and varied musical heritage. We pick out some of the city’s music venues – from student clubs to community pubs, and even the odd classical venue – which continue to play their part in this success.
Literary places are scattered about Sheffield, which has plenty of live literature events to pop along to and perform at, and more independent poetry presses than you can shake a stick at.
Sheffield is home to the world-famous Crucible, the W R G Sprague built Lyceum and Sheffield’s home for the avant-garde, the Theatre Delicatessen.
Sheffield has more than its fair share of weird and wonderful museums housed within its seven hills. Check out our favourites.
Cinemas in Sheffield cater for all tastes, with arthouse venues sitting happily alongside big multiplex screens – including one of only two IMAX with laser projection screens in the country.
A contender for the UK’s largest practicing community of artists and designers outside London – there’s a pretty impressive number of top art galleries in Sheffield.
Manchester gets its own documentary cinema, Pilot Light TV Festival returns to HOME and we highlight some festivals across the region.
Like the 58th Venice Biennale which opened earlier this May, our latest pick of exhibitions across the north also has a strong ecological bent.
Spectacular tightrope walks, Transylvanian twirling and Manchester Day’s 10th birthday bash. It’s all here.
We’re mixing international and local on the poetry and prose scene right now – from Africa to Altrincham, and from America to your imagination, guest readers have all your literature needs covered.
Ranging from extra-terrestrial pop to death metal to the future of electronic music, this month’s music guide is a corker.
Check out our updated theatre guide for intimate one-to-one performance, prosecco-popping open-air shows and a time-travelling new musical.
Discover the best food and drink that the North has to offer in our expert guide to food and drink in Manchester and beyond.
Try something different in May with our round up of the month’s alternative Tours and Activities in Manchester.