Five Things To Do in Sheffield 11-17 October

Posted by: Maria Iliffe
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Festivals, exhibitions and musical acts this week, for your enjoyment.


No Bounds Festival 

15-17 October

Kelham Island and Hope Works

This promises to be another special weekend of music, art, technology and dancing. Starting with an opening concert with big names in the electronic music scene and entailing a weekend full of immersive experiences and all-night raves. Focussed again on creating meaningful experiences to be enjoyed with friends/family, with Kelham Island Museum and Hope Works as the core venues. 



Parkwood Springs Lantern Festival 

16 October

Parkwood Springs

A magical evening of annual lantern making and lighting, perfect for the whole family. Making will be followed by circus skills workshops for children and family treasure hunts. Coffee and snacks will be available from then on with the lanterns lit at 6pm. After Treebear will sing folk-rock music before a fire-juggling performance ends the night. 


Off the Shelf Festival of Words 

15 October
Various locations

One of the most well known and loved literary festivals in the UK celebrates its 30th edition. Off the Shelf, Festival of Words, brings big names in literature to Sheffield for a special day of readings. This year the festival will see well-known actors and authors read poems from lead-writers previously commissioned for this event and seen around Sheffield. 


Earthbound: Contemporary Landscape from the Roberts Institute of Art

Until 31 October

Millennium Gallery

Today, with the current climate emergency, our relationship to the ground beneath our feet and the fabric of our landscape is changing, making this a timely moment to think more deeply about what the earth is and how we live with it. Earthbound, framed by Sheffield’s long history of working with the natural environment, brings together impressive and thought-provoking works, to investigate our relationship with our environment. 


Sam Lee 

14 October

Firth Court 

Award-winning folk singer, conservationist, song collector, promoter, broadcaster and activist: Sam Lee, is coming to Firth Court. On his Old Wow+ tour Sam is entertaining audiences with his innovative debut album performances in collaboration with Talking Gigs. 


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