Five things to do in Sheffield: 7 – 13 October

Posted by: Ashley Birch

The very best food and drink, bars and clubs, events and places to go in Sheffield

No Bounds Festival: Various venues, 11 – 13 October


No Bounds festival returns for its third year this weekend, with another jam packed line-up of music, art, technology and dancing at various venues throughout the city. No Bounds is not your average festival and exists, in their own words, to explore ‘ideas of freedom and expression through the lens of club culture, art and technology.’ To check out the full line-up and purchase tickets, head over to the No Bounds website.



Dine Sheffield: Various venues, 10 – 20 October


Dine Sheffield returns to the city centre this month, offering food lovers great deals at over 40 restaurants, cafés and bars. The campaign will run between 10 and 20 October, in conjunction with Sheffield’s Off the Shelf literary festival – providing two fantastic reasons for people to visit the city centre this autumn.


In a slight twist to previous campaigns, new offer prices of £10, £15 and £20 have been introduced and this year’s eateries feature many regular supporters of the scheme, including Cubana and Forum, as well as Craft and Dough, Smoke, Sakushi, Pieminister and The Botanist, as well as several new restaurants including 200 Degrees Coffee, Piccolino, Street Food Chef and Wildwood. Six traders inside popular city centre food hall, Kommune, will also be participating.


You can browse and download offers for free at and redeem them at restaurants across Sheffield city centre.


Off The Shelf: Various venues, all week


Nationally acclaimed literary festival Off the Shelf is in full swing this week with events throughout the city at various venues. Among the highlight’s this week is Sheffield’s first poet laureate Otis Mensah, who will be aiming to break down the barriers to poetry at Theatre Deli tonight (7 October), as well as talks from BBC Radio 6 DJ Mark Radcliffe and Caroline Criado Perez, who exposes the biased data that excludes women in a world designed for men in her ‘Invisible Women’ event. For the full line-up and ticket details, head over Off The Shelf’s website.



Celluloid Screams - Evil Dead 2 : Free Screening: Church – Temple of Fun, 8 October


Kelham Island’s vegan hotspot Church – Temple of Fun is hosting a FREE screening of Evil Dead 2 tomorrow night from 8pm. Seating is on a first come, first served basis and drinks will be available at the bar, as well as plenty of snackable movie treats from Make No Bones. The screening is the venue’s first collaboration with Celluloid Screams: Sheffield Horror Film Festival, with Scream up next week.



Ibibio Sound Machine: O2 Academy Sheffield, 11 October


Electronic afro-funk band Ibibio Sound Machine, fronted by Nigerian singer Eno Williams, is bringing the party vibes to Sheffield’s O2 Academy this week. Inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West-African funk and disco and modern post-punk and electro, this one promises to be a banger. Tickets are on sale here.


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