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Festival spirits and sporting cheer. Picnics and pints in pretty gardens. Streets warmed by sunlight and smiles. Summer in Sheffield city centre is all about days filled with family fun and long evenings spent outside with friends. Follow this guide and enjoy the sights, savour the tastes, and revel in the sounds of Sheffield in the summertime.

Outdoor dining & drinking Eating and drinking indoors just doesn’t seem appealing when the sun’s out. Luckily, there’s a bunch of ice cream parlours, terraces and picnic spots in the city centre to help you stay cool and make the most of spending the summer out of doors.

Summer evenings Longer days bring with them more opportunities to enjoy the city centre. Restaurants, entertainment and leisure venues regularly come together to host special evening events. And on Thursdays more of the city centre’s shops stay open that bit later into the evening – all making sure that the city is Alive After Five. sheffafter5.com

Ice cream With perhaps the most extensive ice cream menu in town, Sundaes Gelato on Glossop Road should be your first port of call when you get a hankering for a cooling scoop. Alternatively, pretend you’re Italian with an affogato (vanilla ice cream topped

with a shot of espresso) in a coffee shop – they’re on the menus at Tamper, Edisons, Kommune and Steam Yard (Steam Yard also does a great ice cream cookie sandwich). And for a classic Mister Softee, head to the stall at the Peace Gardens.

Dining al fresco Soak up the sun and the Latin atmosphere on the terrace at tapas bar Cubana in Leopold Square, tuck into pasta outside at Piccolino in Millennium Square, or enjoy a pre-film dinner on the Showroom’s new terrace.

Bricktropolis Take off into outer space with this year’s Bricktropolis. The LEGO® trail was such a huge success last year that it’s returning for a second outing. This time, there’ll be aliens, astronauts and rockets on board – all to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Join in workshops in the Interactive Building Zone, take a fun astronaut selfie, take part in mosaic builds, and have the chance to win prizes including a family trip to LEGOland. 17-30 August sheffieldbricktropolis.com

Head out with the whole family on the interstellar trail across the city centre and discover 15 models. Look out for Neil Armstrong, built out of more than 57,000 bricks, and the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket, made from a total of 68,583 bricks. On top of that, track down models of astronauts Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova, as well as planets, the first flag on the moon, and various space vehicles.

Beer gardens Escape above street level with a refreshing bottle of lager or wine on the rooftop terrace bar at the Curzon cinema. Pull up a deck chair for some sunbathing and peoplewatching over a cocktail at the Forum. Or just go for a classic beer garden at the likes of Rutland Arms, The Great Gatsby, Roebuck Tavern and The Cavendish.

Picnic spots When picnic weather comes to Sheffield, there’s nowhere better to pick up goodies than the Moor Market. Home to around 90 independent businesses under one roof, the market has everything you need to prepare a perfect meal to enjoy outside with friends. Once you’ve filled your basket, head to the pretty Peace Gardens, the grassy expanse of Devonshire Green, or the tucked-away Porter Brook Pocket Park. And, if it rains, the Winter Garden is always ready to offer shelter.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorise or endorse Sheffield Bricktropolis.

The BID (Business Improvement District) is the very centre of Sheffield — marked out by the boundary of the old inner city ring road. Within the city centre, Sheffield BID’s five-year action plan is to deliver projects and services across all sectors to enhance both the physical and trading environment. This guide is published by Sheffield BID. In 2015, over 500 businesses in Sheffield city centre collectively decided to invest in improving their environment. They wanted a busier, more vibrant city centre. They wanted a city centre that’s cleaner, safer, and easier to access and navigate. And they wanted a stronger voice. That’s where Sheffield BID comes in.

Sheffield BID Pop-up Unit 1, Surrey Street (next to the Winter Garden) Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm (7pm Thursday) Sunday: 11am-4pm

Visit Sheffield BID’s Pop-up next-door to the Winter Garden on Surrey Street to discover more seasonal offers from the city centre’s restaurants, bars, cafes, and retailers.

Experience Sheffield City Centre

Visit


Festival spirits and sporting cheer. Picnics and pints in pretty gardens. Streets warmed by sunlight and smiles. Summer in Sheffield city centre is all about days filled with family fun and long evenings spent outside with friends. Follow this guide and enjoy the sights, savour the tastes, and revel in the sounds of Sheffield in the summertime.

Outdoor dining & drinking Eating and drinking indoors just doesn’t seem appealing when the sun’s out. Luckily, there’s a bunch of ice cream parlours, terraces and picnic spots in the city centre to help you stay cool and make the most of spending the summer out of doors.

Summer evenings Longer days bring with them more opportunities to enjoy the city centre. Restaurants, entertainment and leisure venues regularly come together to host special evening events. And on Thursdays more of the city centre’s shops stay open that bit later into the evening – all making sure that the city is Alive After Five. sheffafter5.com

Ice cream With perhaps the most extensive ice cream menu in town, Sundaes Gelato on Glossop Road should be your first port of call when you get a hankering for a cooling scoop. Alternatively, pretend you’re Italian with an affogato (vanilla ice cream topped

with a shot of espresso) in a coffee shop – they’re on the menus at Tamper, Edisons, Kommune and Steam Yard (Steam Yard also does a great ice cream cookie sandwich). And for a classic Mister Softee, head to the stall at the Peace Gardens.

Dining al fresco Soak up the sun and the Latin atmosphere on the terrace at tapas bar Cubana in Leopold Square, tuck into pasta outside at Piccolino in Millennium Square, or enjoy a pre-film dinner on the Showroom’s new terrace.

Bricktropolis Take off into outer space with this year’s Bricktropolis. The LEGO® trail was such a huge success last year that it’s returning for a second outing. This time, there’ll be aliens, astronauts and rockets on board – all to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Join in workshops in the Interactive Building Zone, take a fun astronaut selfie, take part in mosaic builds, and have the chance to win prizes including a family trip to LEGOland. 17-30 August sheffieldbricktropolis.com

Head out with the whole family on the interstellar trail across the city centre and discover 15 models. Look out for Neil Armstrong, built out of more than 57,000 bricks, and the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket, made from a total of 68,583 bricks. On top of that, track down models of astronauts Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova, as well as planets, the first flag on the moon, and various space vehicles.

Beer gardens Escape above street level with a refreshing bottle of lager or wine on the rooftop terrace bar at the Curzon cinema. Pull up a deck chair for some sunbathing and peoplewatching over a cocktail at the Forum. Or just go for a classic beer garden at the likes of Rutland Arms, The Great Gatsby, Roebuck Tavern and The Cavendish.

Picnic spots When picnic weather comes to Sheffield, there’s nowhere better to pick up goodies than the Moor Market. Home to around 90 independent businesses under one roof, the market has everything you need to prepare a perfect meal to enjoy outside with friends. Once you’ve filled your basket, head to the pretty Peace Gardens, the grassy expanse of Devonshire Green, or the tucked-away Porter Brook Pocket Park. And, if it rains, the Winter Garden is always ready to offer shelter.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorise or endorse Sheffield Bricktropolis.

The BID (Business Improvement District) is the very centre of Sheffield — marked out by the boundary of the old inner city ring road. Within the city centre, Sheffield BID’s five-year action plan is to deliver projects and services across all sectors to enhance both the physical and trading environment. This guide is published by Sheffield BID. In 2015, over 500 businesses in Sheffield city centre collectively decided to invest in improving their environment. They wanted a busier, more vibrant city centre. They wanted a city centre that’s cleaner, safer, and easier to access and navigate. And they wanted a stronger voice. That’s where Sheffield BID comes in.

Sheffield BID Pop-up Unit 1, Surrey Street (next to the Winter Garden) Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm (7pm Thursday) Sunday: 11am-4pm

Visit Sheffield BID’s Pop-up next-door to the Winter Garden on Surrey Street to discover more seasonal offers from the city centre’s restaurants, bars, cafes, and retailers.

Visit

Experience Sheffield City Centre


Festival spirits and sporting cheer. Picnics and pints in pretty gardens. Streets warmed by sunlight and smiles. Summer in Sheffield city centre is all about days filled with family fun and long evenings spent outside with friends. Follow this guide and enjoy the sights, savour the tastes, and revel in the sounds of Sheffield in the summertime.

Outdoor dining & drinking Eating and drinking indoors just doesn’t seem appealing when the sun’s out. Luckily, there’s a bunch of ice cream parlours, terraces and picnic spots in the city centre to help you stay cool and make the most of spending the summer out of doors.

Summer evenings Longer days bring with them more opportunities to enjoy the city centre. Restaurants, entertainment and leisure venues regularly come together to host special evening events. And on Thursdays more of the city centre’s shops stay open that bit later into the evening – all making sure that the city is Alive After Five. sheffafter5.com

Ice cream With perhaps the most extensive ice cream menu in town, Sundaes Gelato on Glossop Road should be your first port of call when you get a hankering for a cooling scoop. Alternatively, pretend you’re Italian with an affogato (vanilla ice cream topped

with a shot of espresso) in a coffee shop – they’re on the menus at Tamper, Edisons, Kommune and Steam Yard (Steam Yard also does a great ice cream cookie sandwich). And for a classic Mister Softee, head to the stall at the Peace Gardens.

Dining al fresco Soak up the sun and the Latin atmosphere on the terrace at tapas bar Cubana in Leopold Square, tuck into pasta outside at Piccolino in Millennium Square, or enjoy a pre-film dinner on the Showroom’s new terrace.

Bricktropolis Take off into outer space with this year’s Bricktropolis. The LEGO® trail was such a huge success last year that it’s returning for a second outing. This time, there’ll be aliens, astronauts and rockets on board – all to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Join in workshops in the Interactive Building Zone, take a fun astronaut selfie, take part in mosaic builds, and have the chance to win prizes including a family trip to LEGOland. 17-30 August sheffieldbricktropolis.com

Head out with the whole family on the interstellar trail across the city centre and discover 15 models. Look out for Neil Armstrong, built out of more than 57,000 bricks, and the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket, made from a total of 68,583 bricks. On top of that, track down models of astronauts Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova, as well as planets, the first flag on the moon, and various space vehicles.

Beer gardens Escape above street level with a refreshing bottle of lager or wine on the rooftop terrace bar at the Curzon cinema. Pull up a deck chair for some sunbathing and peoplewatching over a cocktail at the Forum. Or just go for a classic beer garden at the likes of Rutland Arms, The Great Gatsby, Roebuck Tavern and The Cavendish.

Picnic spots When picnic weather comes to Sheffield, there’s nowhere better to pick up goodies than the Moor Market. Home to around 90 independent businesses under one roof, the market has everything you need to prepare a perfect meal to enjoy outside with friends. Once you’ve filled your basket, head to the pretty Peace Gardens, the grassy expanse of Devonshire Green, or the tucked-away Porter Brook Pocket Park. And, if it rains, the Winter Garden is always ready to offer shelter.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorise or endorse Sheffield Bricktropolis.

The BID (Business Improvement District) is the very centre of Sheffield — marked out by the boundary of the old inner city ring road. Within the city centre, Sheffield BID’s five-year action plan is to deliver projects and services across all sectors to enhance both the physical and trading environment. This guide is published by Sheffield BID. In 2015, over 500 businesses in Sheffield city centre collectively decided to invest in improving their environment. They wanted a busier, more vibrant city centre. They wanted a city centre that’s cleaner, safer, and easier to access and navigate. And they wanted a stronger voice. That’s where Sheffield BID comes in.

Sheffield BID Pop-up Unit 1, Surrey Street (next to the Winter Garden) Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm (7pm Thursday) Sunday: 11am-4pm

Visit Sheffield BID’s Pop-up next-door to the Winter Garden on Surrey Street to discover more seasonal offers from the city centre’s restaurants, bars, cafes, and retailers.

Visit

Experience Sheffield City Centre


Summertime Calendar

Cliffhanger

Sheffield city centre isn’t taking a break for summer – there are some excellent festivals, exhibitions, films, concerts and shows to catch this July and August. Bonus: galleries, museums, cinemas and theatres offer a cool shelter from the heat too!

FIFA Women’s World Cup

Life of Pi

Experience the highs, lows and woes of the beautiful game with friends as the Women’s World Cup is beamed live from France. Aussie bar Walkabout will be screening the action on its big screens – grab some mates and book a booth.

Yann Martel’s novel is one of the best-loved works of contemporary fiction, selling over 15 million copies worldwide. It follows the five survivors of a shipwreck in the Pacific Ocean – a hyena, a zebra, an orang-utan, a 16-year-old boy and a Bengal tiger. Don’t miss this chance to see their epic journey come to life on the stage.

Walkabout, Carver Street, S1 4FS 7 June-7 July walkaboutbars.co.uk/venues/sheffield

Endless Toil Tom J Newell is one of Sheffield’s most distinctive artists. See his original drawings, prints and paintings in the Viewing Room gallery space within Kommune, Sheffield’s brand new food court. The Viewing Room, Kommune, Castle House, Angel Street, S3 8LS 18 June-14 July Free the-viewing-room.co.uk

Playground

Crucible, 55 Norfolk Street, S1 1DA 28 June-20 July £15-40 sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

A Future Fantastic Imagine a fantastic future with this festival of performances, installations, workshops and discussions. The programme takes inspiration from Victorian art critic and philosopher John Ruskin, on ideas including utopia-building, environmentalism and economics. Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre Street, S1 4QZ 4-20 July Various prices theatredeli.co.uk

Each year the Children’s Media Conference comes to Sheffield, and Playground is its fun, family-friendly public exhibition. This interactive digital art showcase brings together the very best in new apps and games alongside maker activities. It’s aimed at 5-12-year-olds but all are welcome!

Sheffield is known for its love of all things outdoorsy: climbing, cycling, running, walking. They don’t call it the Outdoor City for nothing! Each summer, the city centre itself becomes a playground for these and other outdoor pursuits for one weekend as Cliffhanger festival takes over. This year’s programme has something for everyone – a zip line, scuba diving, group runs, circus tricks, skateboarding and BMX demos, a caving installation, parkour, orienteering, and tons more. Join in the opening night fun on Friday with music, food and drinks on Devonshire Green, where you can also watch the British Bouldering Championship take place over the weekend, and have a go on a climbing wall yourself. Various venues – including Barker’s Pool, Tudor Square, Peace Gardens, Winter Garden, Devonshire Green 5-7 July Free (small charge for some activities) theoutdoorcity.co.uk/cliffhanger

Last Laugh Edinburgh Express The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s biggest comedy event, and you can get a taste of it right here in Sheffield each Friday throughout July. The Last Laugh Comedy Club will host two of the best comedians from the Fringe as they warm up for this year’s festival. With comedians Christian Reilly and Nina Gilligan, Sally Anne Hayward and Troy Hawke, Tom Houghton and Lloyd Langford, and Paul Sinha and Jo Caulfield. Sheffield City Hall, Barker’s Pool, S1 2JA 5, 12, 19, 26 July £17.80 sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

Sheffield Grand Prix

Celebrating its eleventh year in 2019, Tramlines is the liveliest weekend in Sheffield’s calendar. Each summer, the festival brings music lovers flocking to the city for three days absolutely jam packed with live bands, DJ sets, dancing and revelling. The main Tramlines stage is over at Hillsborough Park, a short tram ride from the city centre. The city centre won’t miss out on that festival feeling, though, as it’s set to play host to the Fringe. Free and open to anyone with or without a Tramlines wristband, the Fringe will be centred on Devonshire Green, the Peace Gardens and Barker’s Pool, with various bars and music venues getting involved with their own lineups across the city.

For one evening each summer, all the excitement of a fast-paced cycling race comes to the very heart of the city. Get down early to grab a good spot to watch some of the country’s top professional riders as they whizz past.

Over five days, 475 competitors will arrive in Sheffield to take part in everything from archery to athletics, powerlifting to wheelchair basketball, with the national championship for wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans. As well as showing your support for those taking part, you’ll have the chance to get involved in a bunch of cultural activities. At the City Hall will be the show Soldier On, celebrating the role art can play in aiding recovery, as well as author Michael Morpurgo in conversation with TV presenter and wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan. There’ll be an exhibition of photography addressing conflict and conflict resolution, including work by local veterans. Meanwhile, the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Quest will offer a family-friendly exploration of Sheffield’s history, and a military village will popup in Devonshire Green with all kinds of informative displays. Various venues 22-26 July Free (small charge for some activities) welcometosheffield.co.uk

Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, S1 2PP 12-14 July £4-5 greatnorthernevents.co.uk

Goldsmiths North Sheffield has long been famous for its metalwork, and this fair brings together the very best in contemporary silversmithing and jewellery making. Over 60 makers from around the world will gather in the historic Cutlers’ Hall with their treasures. Cutlers’ Hall, Church Street, S1 1HG 12-14 July £5 goldsmithsnorth.com

Pinknic Gather together in the pretty and tranquil surroundings of the Peace Gardens for the city centre’s biggest annual LGBT event. There’ll be live music, stalls, and more throughout the day from 11am till 7pm. Peace Gardens, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH 13 July Free pinknic.co.uk

Bongo’s Bingo

O2 Academy, Arundel Gate, S1 2PN 13 July, 27 July, 10 August & 24 August £10-12 bongosbingo.co.uk

The Fringe at Tramlines

Team UK Invictus Games Trials

A showcase of handmade, beautiful and unique wares by 70 talented makers – including ceramicists, jewellers, textile designers, glass artists, leather-workers, furniture-makers, metalsmiths and print-makers. With artworks to buy or commission.

This is bingo, but not as you know it. Expect special guests, dance-offs, sing-alongs, lots of heckling, and all kinds of wacky prizes – anything could happen at a Bongo’s Bingo night. With its unique mix of live show and bingo game, these nights have become hugely popular across the country and usually sell out in advance.

Site Gallery, 1 Brown Street, S1 2BS 25-30 June & 2-7 July Free cmcplayground.com

Various venues 20-21 July Free

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Pinstone Street, S1 2HH 24 July Free sheffieldgrandprix.com

Avenue Q A puppet show, but strictly for grownups. These naughty, bad-mouthed furry creatures are heading to the Sheffield stage with their hilarious musical. Lyceum, 55 Norfolk Street, S1 1DA 29 July-3 August £22-38 sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Summer Crafts and Living History Get hands-on while immersing yourself in tales of the past. This museum is an absolute treasure trove, housed in the atmospheric and very fitting setting of a former police and fire station. National Emergency Services Museum, Old Police/Fire Station, West Bar, S3 8PT Every Wednesday–Friday in August Workshops and lifeboat tours are £1 (in addition to entrance fee) emergencymuseum.org.uk

Sheffield by the Seaside It may be a landlocked city, but that isn’t going to stop Sheffield from enjoying some good oldfashioned bucket-and-spade fun this summer. Sheffield by the Seaside returns once again during the school summer holidays, transforming the Peace Gardens into a traditional coastal scene at the heart of the city – complete with helter-skelter, boat swings, fountain paddling, crazy golf, and a huge sandpit. Pull up a deck chair, grab an ice cream, and let yourself be transported to the coast. Peace Gardens, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH 27 July-27 August (open 10am-6pm) Free welcometosheffield.co.uk

Trinity Taylor Plug has established itself as one of the main UK destinations to catch stars from the hit TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race – including pageant drag queen Trinity The Tuck, a stand-out from its ninth season and joint winner of All Stars 4. Other queens coming to the venue for dates this July and August are Manila Luzon, Plastique Tiara and Yvie Oddly. Plug, 14-16 Matilda Street, S1 4QD 2 August £20 the-plug.com

Classics on The Moor Admire the lineup of cars as they glisten in the sun along the stretch of The Moor, at the thirteenth annual classic and vintage car show. The Moor, S1 4PA 4th August Free moorsheffield.com

Broken Social Scene With a lineup that constantly shifts – at times they’ve been a two-piece, at others a 15-strong ensemble – Broken Social Scene have built up an eclectic body of work over the past 20 years. Don’t miss this Toronto-based cult indie rock collective when they come to the legendary Leadmill. Leadmill, 6 Leadmill Road, S1 4SE 15 August £22.50 leadmill.co.uk

Calamity Jane As part of its programme of dementia-friendly screenings, the Showroom is bringing Doris Day back to the big screen in this classic Golden Age musical. These Relaxed Screenings take place at midday on the last Tuesday of each month, with an area reserved in the bar after the film where audiences can socialise over free tea and coffee. Showroom, Paternoster Row, S1 2BX 27 August £4.50-8.20 showroomworkstation.org.uk/ dementia-friendly


Summertime Calendar

Cliffhanger

Sheffield city centre isn’t taking a break for summer – there are some excellent festivals, exhibitions, films, concerts and shows to catch this July and August. Bonus: galleries, museums, cinemas and theatres offer a cool shelter from the heat too!

FIFA Women’s World Cup

Life of Pi

Experience the highs, lows and woes of the beautiful game with friends as the Women’s World Cup is beamed live from France. Aussie bar Walkabout will be screening the action on its big screens – grab some mates and book a booth.

Yann Martel’s novel is one of the best-loved works of contemporary fiction, selling over 15 million copies worldwide. It follows the five survivors of a shipwreck in the Pacific Ocean – a hyena, a zebra, an orang-utan, a 16-year-old boy and a Bengal tiger. Don’t miss this chance to see their epic journey come to life on the stage.

Walkabout, Carver Street, S1 4FS 7 June-7 July walkaboutbars.co.uk/venues/sheffield

Endless Toil Tom J Newell is one of Sheffield’s most distinctive artists. See his original drawings, prints and paintings in the Viewing Room gallery space within Kommune, Sheffield’s brand new food court. The Viewing Room, Kommune, Castle House, Angel Street, S3 8LS 18 June-14 July Free the-viewing-room.co.uk

Playground

Crucible, 55 Norfolk Street, S1 1DA 28 June-20 July £15-40 sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

A Future Fantastic Imagine a fantastic future with this festival of performances, installations, workshops and discussions. The programme takes inspiration from Victorian art critic and philosopher John Ruskin, on ideas including utopia-building, environmentalism and economics. Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre Street, S1 4QZ 4-20 July Various prices theatredeli.co.uk

Each year the Children’s Media Conference comes to Sheffield, and Playground is its fun, family-friendly public exhibition. This interactive digital art showcase brings together the very best in new apps and games alongside maker activities. It’s aimed at 5-12-year-olds but all are welcome!

Sheffield is known for its love of all things outdoorsy: climbing, cycling, running, walking. They don’t call it the Outdoor City for nothing! Each summer, the city centre itself becomes a playground for these and other outdoor pursuits for one weekend as Cliffhanger festival takes over. This year’s programme has something for everyone – a zip line, scuba diving, group runs, circus tricks, skateboarding and BMX demos, a caving installation, parkour, orienteering, and tons more. Join in the opening night fun on Friday with music, food and drinks on Devonshire Green, where you can also watch the British Bouldering Championship take place over the weekend, and have a go on a climbing wall yourself. Various venues – including Barker’s Pool, Tudor Square, Peace Gardens, Winter Garden, Devonshire Green 5-7 July Free (small charge for some activities) theoutdoorcity.co.uk/cliffhanger

Last Laugh Edinburgh Express The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s biggest comedy event, and you can get a taste of it right here in Sheffield each Friday throughout July. The Last Laugh Comedy Club will host two of the best comedians from the Fringe as they warm up for this year’s festival. With comedians Christian Reilly and Nina Gilligan, Sally Anne Hayward and Troy Hawke, Tom Houghton and Lloyd Langford, and Paul Sinha and Jo Caulfield. Sheffield City Hall, Barker’s Pool, S1 2JA 5, 12, 19, 26 July £17.80 sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

Sheffield Grand Prix

Celebrating its eleventh year in 2019, Tramlines is the liveliest weekend in Sheffield’s calendar. Each summer, the festival brings music lovers flocking to the city for three days absolutely jam packed with live bands, DJ sets, dancing and revelling. The main Tramlines stage is over at Hillsborough Park, a short tram ride from the city centre. The city centre won’t miss out on that festival feeling, though, as it’s set to play host to the Fringe. Free and open to anyone with or without a Tramlines wristband, the Fringe will be centred on Devonshire Green, the Peace Gardens and Barker’s Pool, with various bars and music venues getting involved with their own lineups across the city.

For one evening each summer, all the excitement of a fast-paced cycling race comes to the very heart of the city. Get down early to grab a good spot to watch some of the country’s top professional riders as they whizz past.

Over five days, 475 competitors will arrive in Sheffield to take part in everything from archery to athletics, powerlifting to wheelchair basketball, with the national championship for wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans. As well as showing your support for those taking part, you’ll have the chance to get involved in a bunch of cultural activities. At the City Hall will be the show Soldier On, celebrating the role art can play in aiding recovery, as well as author Michael Morpurgo in conversation with TV presenter and wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan. There’ll be an exhibition of photography addressing conflict and conflict resolution, including work by local veterans. Meanwhile, the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Quest will offer a family-friendly exploration of Sheffield’s history, and a military village will popup in Devonshire Green with all kinds of informative displays. Various venues 22-26 July Free (small charge for some activities) welcometosheffield.co.uk

Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, S1 2PP 12-14 July £4-5 greatnorthernevents.co.uk

Goldsmiths North Sheffield has long been famous for its metalwork, and this fair brings together the very best in contemporary silversmithing and jewellery making. Over 60 makers from around the world will gather in the historic Cutlers’ Hall with their treasures. Cutlers’ Hall, Church Street, S1 1HG 12-14 July £5 goldsmithsnorth.com

Pinknic Gather together in the pretty and tranquil surroundings of the Peace Gardens for the city centre’s biggest annual LGBT event. There’ll be live music, stalls, and more throughout the day from 11am till 7pm. Peace Gardens, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH 13 July Free pinknic.co.uk

Bongo’s Bingo

O2 Academy, Arundel Gate, S1 2PN 13 July, 27 July, 10 August & 24 August £10-12 bongosbingo.co.uk

The Fringe at Tramlines

Team UK Invictus Games Trials

A showcase of handmade, beautiful and unique wares by 70 talented makers – including ceramicists, jewellers, textile designers, glass artists, leather-workers, furniture-makers, metalsmiths and print-makers. With artworks to buy or commission.

This is bingo, but not as you know it. Expect special guests, dance-offs, sing-alongs, lots of heckling, and all kinds of wacky prizes – anything could happen at a Bongo’s Bingo night. With its unique mix of live show and bingo game, these nights have become hugely popular across the country and usually sell out in advance.

Site Gallery, 1 Brown Street, S1 2BS 25-30 June & 2-7 July Free cmcplayground.com

Various venues 20-21 July Free

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Pinstone Street, S1 2HH 24 July Free sheffieldgrandprix.com

Avenue Q A puppet show, but strictly for grownups. These naughty, bad-mouthed furry creatures are heading to the Sheffield stage with their hilarious musical. Lyceum, 55 Norfolk Street, S1 1DA 29 July-3 August £22-38 sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Summer Crafts and Living History Get hands-on while immersing yourself in tales of the past. This museum is an absolute treasure trove, housed in the atmospheric and very fitting setting of a former police and fire station. National Emergency Services Museum, Old Police/Fire Station, West Bar, S3 8PT Every Wednesday–Friday in August Workshops and lifeboat tours are £1 (in addition to entrance fee) emergencymuseum.org.uk

Sheffield by the Seaside It may be a landlocked city, but that isn’t going to stop Sheffield from enjoying some good oldfashioned bucket-and-spade fun this summer. Sheffield by the Seaside returns once again during the school summer holidays, transforming the Peace Gardens into a traditional coastal scene at the heart of the city – complete with helter-skelter, boat swings, fountain paddling, crazy golf, and a huge sandpit. Pull up a deck chair, grab an ice cream, and let yourself be transported to the coast. Peace Gardens, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH 27 July-27 August (open 10am-6pm) Free welcometosheffield.co.uk

Trinity Taylor Plug has established itself as one of the main UK destinations to catch stars from the hit TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race – including pageant drag queen Trinity The Tuck, a stand-out from its ninth season and joint winner of All Stars 4. Other queens coming to the venue for dates this July and August are Manila Luzon, Plastique Tiara and Yvie Oddly. Plug, 14-16 Matilda Street, S1 4QD 2 August £20 the-plug.com

Classics on The Moor Admire the lineup of cars as they glisten in the sun along the stretch of The Moor, at the thirteenth annual classic and vintage car show. The Moor, S1 4PA 4th August Free moorsheffield.com

Broken Social Scene With a lineup that constantly shifts – at times they’ve been a two-piece, at others a 15-strong ensemble – Broken Social Scene have built up an eclectic body of work over the past 20 years. Don’t miss this Toronto-based cult indie rock collective when they come to the legendary Leadmill. Leadmill, 6 Leadmill Road, S1 4SE 15 August £22.50 leadmill.co.uk

Calamity Jane As part of its programme of dementia-friendly screenings, the Showroom is bringing Doris Day back to the big screen in this classic Golden Age musical. These Relaxed Screenings take place at midday on the last Tuesday of each month, with an area reserved in the bar after the film where audiences can socialise over free tea and coffee. Showroom, Paternoster Row, S1 2BX 27 August £4.50-8.20 showroomworkstation.org.uk/ dementia-friendly


Summertime Calendar

Cliffhanger

Sheffield city centre isn’t taking a break for summer – there are some excellent festivals, exhibitions, films, concerts and shows to catch this July and August. Bonus: galleries, museums, cinemas and theatres offer a cool shelter from the heat too!

FIFA Women’s World Cup

Life of Pi

Experience the highs, lows and woes of the beautiful game with friends as the Women’s World Cup is beamed live from France. Aussie bar Walkabout will be screening the action on its big screens – grab some mates and book a booth.

Yann Martel’s novel is one of the best-loved works of contemporary fiction, selling over 15 million copies worldwide. It follows the five survivors of a shipwreck in the Pacific Ocean – a hyena, a zebra, an orang-utan, a 16-year-old boy and a Bengal tiger. Don’t miss this chance to see their epic journey come to life on the stage.

Walkabout, Carver Street, S1 4FS 7 June-7 July walkaboutbars.co.uk/venues/sheffield

Endless Toil Tom J Newell is one of Sheffield’s most distinctive artists. See his original drawings, prints and paintings in the Viewing Room gallery space within Kommune, Sheffield’s brand new food court. The Viewing Room, Kommune, Castle House, Angel Street, S3 8LS 18 June-14 July Free the-viewing-room.co.uk

Playground

Crucible, 55 Norfolk Street, S1 1DA 28 June-20 July £15-40 sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

A Future Fantastic Imagine a fantastic future with this festival of performances, installations, workshops and discussions. The programme takes inspiration from Victorian art critic and philosopher John Ruskin, on ideas including utopia-building, environmentalism and economics. Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre Street, S1 4QZ 4-20 July Various prices theatredeli.co.uk

Each year the Children’s Media Conference comes to Sheffield, and Playground is its fun, family-friendly public exhibition. This interactive digital art showcase brings together the very best in new apps and games alongside maker activities. It’s aimed at 5-12-year-olds but all are welcome!

Sheffield is known for its love of all things outdoorsy: climbing, cycling, running, walking. They don’t call it the Outdoor City for nothing! Each summer, the city centre itself becomes a playground for these and other outdoor pursuits for one weekend as Cliffhanger festival takes over. This year’s programme has something for everyone – a zip line, scuba diving, group runs, circus tricks, skateboarding and BMX demos, a caving installation, parkour, orienteering, and tons more. Join in the opening night fun on Friday with music, food and drinks on Devonshire Green, where you can also watch the British Bouldering Championship take place over the weekend, and have a go on a climbing wall yourself. Various venues – including Barker’s Pool, Tudor Square, Peace Gardens, Winter Garden, Devonshire Green 5-7 July Free (small charge for some activities) theoutdoorcity.co.uk/cliffhanger

Last Laugh Edinburgh Express The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s biggest comedy event, and you can get a taste of it right here in Sheffield each Friday throughout July. The Last Laugh Comedy Club will host two of the best comedians from the Fringe as they warm up for this year’s festival. With comedians Christian Reilly and Nina Gilligan, Sally Anne Hayward and Troy Hawke, Tom Houghton and Lloyd Langford, and Paul Sinha and Jo Caulfield. Sheffield City Hall, Barker’s Pool, S1 2JA 5, 12, 19, 26 July £17.80 sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

Sheffield Grand Prix

Celebrating its eleventh year in 2019, Tramlines is the liveliest weekend in Sheffield’s calendar. Each summer, the festival brings music lovers flocking to the city for three days absolutely jam packed with live bands, DJ sets, dancing and revelling. The main Tramlines stage is over at Hillsborough Park, a short tram ride from the city centre. The city centre won’t miss out on that festival feeling, though, as it’s set to play host to the Fringe. Free and open to anyone with or without a Tramlines wristband, the Fringe will be centred on Devonshire Green, the Peace Gardens and Barker’s Pool, with various bars and music venues getting involved with their own lineups across the city.

For one evening each summer, all the excitement of a fast-paced cycling race comes to the very heart of the city. Get down early to grab a good spot to watch some of the country’s top professional riders as they whizz past.

Over five days, 475 competitors will arrive in Sheffield to take part in everything from archery to athletics, powerlifting to wheelchair basketball, with the national championship for wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans. As well as showing your support for those taking part, you’ll have the chance to get involved in a bunch of cultural activities. At the City Hall will be the show Soldier On, celebrating the role art can play in aiding recovery, as well as author Michael Morpurgo in conversation with TV presenter and wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan. There’ll be an exhibition of photography addressing conflict and conflict resolution, including work by local veterans. Meanwhile, the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Quest will offer a family-friendly exploration of Sheffield’s history, and a military village will popup in Devonshire Green with all kinds of informative displays. Various venues 22-26 July Free (small charge for some activities) welcometosheffield.co.uk

Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, S1 2PP 12-14 July £4-5 greatnorthernevents.co.uk

Goldsmiths North Sheffield has long been famous for its metalwork, and this fair brings together the very best in contemporary silversmithing and jewellery making. Over 60 makers from around the world will gather in the historic Cutlers’ Hall with their treasures. Cutlers’ Hall, Church Street, S1 1HG 12-14 July £5 goldsmithsnorth.com

Pinknic Gather together in the pretty and tranquil surroundings of the Peace Gardens for the city centre’s biggest annual LGBT event. There’ll be live music, stalls, and more throughout the day from 11am till 7pm. Peace Gardens, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH 13 July Free pinknic.co.uk

Bongo’s Bingo

O2 Academy, Arundel Gate, S1 2PN 13 July, 27 July, 10 August & 24 August £10-12 bongosbingo.co.uk

The Fringe at Tramlines

Team UK Invictus Games Trials

A showcase of handmade, beautiful and unique wares by 70 talented makers – including ceramicists, jewellers, textile designers, glass artists, leather-workers, furniture-makers, metalsmiths and print-makers. With artworks to buy or commission.

This is bingo, but not as you know it. Expect special guests, dance-offs, sing-alongs, lots of heckling, and all kinds of wacky prizes – anything could happen at a Bongo’s Bingo night. With its unique mix of live show and bingo game, these nights have become hugely popular across the country and usually sell out in advance.

Site Gallery, 1 Brown Street, S1 2BS 25-30 June & 2-7 July Free cmcplayground.com

Various venues 20-21 July Free

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Pinstone Street, S1 2HH 24 July Free sheffieldgrandprix.com

Avenue Q A puppet show, but strictly for grownups. These naughty, bad-mouthed furry creatures are heading to the Sheffield stage with their hilarious musical. Lyceum, 55 Norfolk Street, S1 1DA 29 July-3 August £22-38 sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Summer Crafts and Living History Get hands-on while immersing yourself in tales of the past. This museum is an absolute treasure trove, housed in the atmospheric and very fitting setting of a former police and fire station. National Emergency Services Museum, Old Police/Fire Station, West Bar, S3 8PT Every Wednesday–Friday in August Workshops and lifeboat tours are £1 (in addition to entrance fee) emergencymuseum.org.uk

Sheffield by the Seaside It may be a landlocked city, but that isn’t going to stop Sheffield from enjoying some good oldfashioned bucket-and-spade fun this summer. Sheffield by the Seaside returns once again during the school summer holidays, transforming the Peace Gardens into a traditional coastal scene at the heart of the city – complete with helter-skelter, boat swings, fountain paddling, crazy golf, and a huge sandpit. Pull up a deck chair, grab an ice cream, and let yourself be transported to the coast. Peace Gardens, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH 27 July-27 August (open 10am-6pm) Free welcometosheffield.co.uk

Trinity Taylor Plug has established itself as one of the main UK destinations to catch stars from the hit TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race – including pageant drag queen Trinity The Tuck, a stand-out from its ninth season and joint winner of All Stars 4. Other queens coming to the venue for dates this July and August are Manila Luzon, Plastique Tiara and Yvie Oddly. Plug, 14-16 Matilda Street, S1 4QD 2 August £20 the-plug.com

Classics on The Moor Admire the lineup of cars as they glisten in the sun along the stretch of The Moor, at the thirteenth annual classic and vintage car show. The Moor, S1 4PA 4th August Free moorsheffield.com

Broken Social Scene With a lineup that constantly shifts – at times they’ve been a two-piece, at others a 15-strong ensemble – Broken Social Scene have built up an eclectic body of work over the past 20 years. Don’t miss this Toronto-based cult indie rock collective when they come to the legendary Leadmill. Leadmill, 6 Leadmill Road, S1 4SE 15 August £22.50 leadmill.co.uk

Calamity Jane As part of its programme of dementia-friendly screenings, the Showroom is bringing Doris Day back to the big screen in this classic Golden Age musical. These Relaxed Screenings take place at midday on the last Tuesday of each month, with an area reserved in the bar after the film where audiences can socialise over free tea and coffee. Showroom, Paternoster Row, S1 2BX 27 August £4.50-8.20 showroomworkstation.org.uk/ dementia-friendly


Summertime Calendar

Cliffhanger

Sheffield city centre isn’t taking a break for summer – there are some excellent festivals, exhibitions, films, concerts and shows to catch this July and August. Bonus: galleries, museums, cinemas and theatres offer a cool shelter from the heat too!

FIFA Women’s World Cup

Life of Pi

Experience the highs, lows and woes of the beautiful game with friends as the Women’s World Cup is beamed live from France. Aussie bar Walkabout will be screening the action on its big screens – grab some mates and book a booth.

Yann Martel’s novel is one of the best-loved works of contemporary fiction, selling over 15 million copies worldwide. It follows the five survivors of a shipwreck in the Pacific Ocean – a hyena, a zebra, an orang-utan, a 16-year-old boy and a Bengal tiger. Don’t miss this chance to see their epic journey come to life on the stage.

Walkabout, Carver Street, S1 4FS 7 June-7 July walkaboutbars.co.uk/venues/sheffield

Endless Toil Tom J Newell is one of Sheffield’s most distinctive artists. See his original drawings, prints and paintings in the Viewing Room gallery space within Kommune, Sheffield’s brand new food court. The Viewing Room, Kommune, Castle House, Angel Street, S3 8LS 18 June-14 July Free the-viewing-room.co.uk

Playground

Crucible, 55 Norfolk Street, S1 1DA 28 June-20 July £15-40 sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

A Future Fantastic Imagine a fantastic future with this festival of performances, installations, workshops and discussions. The programme takes inspiration from Victorian art critic and philosopher John Ruskin, on ideas including utopia-building, environmentalism and economics. Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre Street, S1 4QZ 4-20 July Various prices theatredeli.co.uk

Each year the Children’s Media Conference comes to Sheffield, and Playground is its fun, family-friendly public exhibition. This interactive digital art showcase brings together the very best in new apps and games alongside maker activities. It’s aimed at 5-12-year-olds but all are welcome!

Sheffield is known for its love of all things outdoorsy: climbing, cycling, running, walking. They don’t call it the Outdoor City for nothing! Each summer, the city centre itself becomes a playground for these and other outdoor pursuits for one weekend as Cliffhanger festival takes over. This year’s programme has something for everyone – a zip line, scuba diving, group runs, circus tricks, skateboarding and BMX demos, a caving installation, parkour, orienteering, and tons more. Join in the opening night fun on Friday with music, food and drinks on Devonshire Green, where you can also watch the British Bouldering Championship take place over the weekend, and have a go on a climbing wall yourself. Various venues – including Barker’s Pool, Tudor Square, Peace Gardens, Winter Garden, Devonshire Green 5-7 July Free (small charge for some activities) theoutdoorcity.co.uk/cliffhanger

Last Laugh Edinburgh Express The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s biggest comedy event, and you can get a taste of it right here in Sheffield each Friday throughout July. The Last Laugh Comedy Club will host two of the best comedians from the Fringe as they warm up for this year’s festival. With comedians Christian Reilly and Nina Gilligan, Sally Anne Hayward and Troy Hawke, Tom Houghton and Lloyd Langford, and Paul Sinha and Jo Caulfield. Sheffield City Hall, Barker’s Pool, S1 2JA 5, 12, 19, 26 July £17.80 sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

Sheffield Grand Prix

Celebrating its eleventh year in 2019, Tramlines is the liveliest weekend in Sheffield’s calendar. Each summer, the festival brings music lovers flocking to the city for three days absolutely jam packed with live bands, DJ sets, dancing and revelling. The main Tramlines stage is over at Hillsborough Park, a short tram ride from the city centre. The city centre won’t miss out on that festival feeling, though, as it’s set to play host to the Fringe. Free and open to anyone with or without a Tramlines wristband, the Fringe will be centred on Devonshire Green, the Peace Gardens and Barker’s Pool, with various bars and music venues getting involved with their own lineups across the city.

For one evening each summer, all the excitement of a fast-paced cycling race comes to the very heart of the city. Get down early to grab a good spot to watch some of the country’s top professional riders as they whizz past.

Over five days, 475 competitors will arrive in Sheffield to take part in everything from archery to athletics, powerlifting to wheelchair basketball, with the national championship for wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans. As well as showing your support for those taking part, you’ll have the chance to get involved in a bunch of cultural activities. At the City Hall will be the show Soldier On, celebrating the role art can play in aiding recovery, as well as author Michael Morpurgo in conversation with TV presenter and wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan. There’ll be an exhibition of photography addressing conflict and conflict resolution, including work by local veterans. Meanwhile, the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Quest will offer a family-friendly exploration of Sheffield’s history, and a military village will popup in Devonshire Green with all kinds of informative displays. Various venues 22-26 July Free (small charge for some activities) welcometosheffield.co.uk

Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, S1 2PP 12-14 July £4-5 greatnorthernevents.co.uk

Goldsmiths North Sheffield has long been famous for its metalwork, and this fair brings together the very best in contemporary silversmithing and jewellery making. Over 60 makers from around the world will gather in the historic Cutlers’ Hall with their treasures. Cutlers’ Hall, Church Street, S1 1HG 12-14 July £5 goldsmithsnorth.com

Pinknic Gather together in the pretty and tranquil surroundings of the Peace Gardens for the city centre’s biggest annual LGBT event. There’ll be live music, stalls, and more throughout the day from 11am till 7pm. Peace Gardens, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH 13 July Free pinknic.co.uk

Bongo’s Bingo

O2 Academy, Arundel Gate, S1 2PN 13 July, 27 July, 10 August & 24 August £10-12 bongosbingo.co.uk

The Fringe at Tramlines

Team UK Invictus Games Trials

A showcase of handmade, beautiful and unique wares by 70 talented makers – including ceramicists, jewellers, textile designers, glass artists, leather-workers, furniture-makers, metalsmiths and print-makers. With artworks to buy or commission.

This is bingo, but not as you know it. Expect special guests, dance-offs, sing-alongs, lots of heckling, and all kinds of wacky prizes – anything could happen at a Bongo’s Bingo night. With its unique mix of live show and bingo game, these nights have become hugely popular across the country and usually sell out in advance.

Site Gallery, 1 Brown Street, S1 2BS 25-30 June & 2-7 July Free cmcplayground.com

Various venues 20-21 July Free

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Pinstone Street, S1 2HH 24 July Free sheffieldgrandprix.com

Avenue Q A puppet show, but strictly for grownups. These naughty, bad-mouthed furry creatures are heading to the Sheffield stage with their hilarious musical. Lyceum, 55 Norfolk Street, S1 1DA 29 July-3 August £22-38 sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Summer Crafts and Living History Get hands-on while immersing yourself in tales of the past. This museum is an absolute treasure trove, housed in the atmospheric and very fitting setting of a former police and fire station. National Emergency Services Museum, Old Police/Fire Station, West Bar, S3 8PT Every Wednesday–Friday in August Workshops and lifeboat tours are £1 (in addition to entrance fee) emergencymuseum.org.uk

Sheffield by the Seaside It may be a landlocked city, but that isn’t going to stop Sheffield from enjoying some good oldfashioned bucket-and-spade fun this summer. Sheffield by the Seaside returns once again during the school summer holidays, transforming the Peace Gardens into a traditional coastal scene at the heart of the city – complete with helter-skelter, boat swings, fountain paddling, crazy golf, and a huge sandpit. Pull up a deck chair, grab an ice cream, and let yourself be transported to the coast. Peace Gardens, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH 27 July-27 August (open 10am-6pm) Free welcometosheffield.co.uk

Trinity Taylor Plug has established itself as one of the main UK destinations to catch stars from the hit TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race – including pageant drag queen Trinity The Tuck, a stand-out from its ninth season and joint winner of All Stars 4. Other queens coming to the venue for dates this July and August are Manila Luzon, Plastique Tiara and Yvie Oddly. Plug, 14-16 Matilda Street, S1 4QD 2 August £20 the-plug.com

Classics on The Moor Admire the lineup of cars as they glisten in the sun along the stretch of The Moor, at the thirteenth annual classic and vintage car show. The Moor, S1 4PA 4th August Free moorsheffield.com

Broken Social Scene With a lineup that constantly shifts – at times they’ve been a two-piece, at others a 15-strong ensemble – Broken Social Scene have built up an eclectic body of work over the past 20 years. Don’t miss this Toronto-based cult indie rock collective when they come to the legendary Leadmill. Leadmill, 6 Leadmill Road, S1 4SE 15 August £22.50 leadmill.co.uk

Calamity Jane As part of its programme of dementia-friendly screenings, the Showroom is bringing Doris Day back to the big screen in this classic Golden Age musical. These Relaxed Screenings take place at midday on the last Tuesday of each month, with an area reserved in the bar after the film where audiences can socialise over free tea and coffee. Showroom, Paternoster Row, S1 2BX 27 August £4.50-8.20 showroomworkstation.org.uk/ dementia-friendly


Festival spirits and sporting cheer. Picnics and pints in pretty gardens. Streets warmed by sunlight and smiles. Summer in Sheffield city centre is all about days filled with family fun and long evenings spent outside with friends. Follow this guide and enjoy the sights, savour the tastes, and revel in the sounds of Sheffield in the summertime.

Outdoor dining & drinking Eating and drinking indoors just doesn’t seem appealing when the sun’s out. Luckily, there’s a bunch of ice cream parlours, terraces and picnic spots in the city centre to help you stay cool and make the most of spending the summer out of doors.

Summer evenings Longer days bring with them more opportunities to enjoy the city centre. Restaurants, entertainment and leisure venues regularly come together to host special evening events. And on Thursdays more of the city centre’s shops stay open that bit later into the evening – all making sure that the city is Alive After Five. sheffafter5.com

Ice cream With perhaps the most extensive ice cream menu in town, Sundaes Gelato on Glossop Road should be your first port of call when you get a hankering for a cooling scoop. Alternatively, pretend you’re Italian with an affogato (vanilla ice cream topped

with a shot of espresso) in a coffee shop – they’re on the menus at Tamper, Edisons, Kommune and Steam Yard (Steam Yard also does a great ice cream cookie sandwich). And for a classic Mister Softee, head to the stall at the Peace Gardens.

Dining al fresco Soak up the sun and the Latin atmosphere on the terrace at tapas bar Cubana in Leopold Square, tuck into pasta outside at Piccolino in Millennium Square, or enjoy a pre-film dinner on the Showroom’s new terrace.

Bricktropolis Take off into outer space with this year’s Bricktropolis. The LEGO® trail was such a huge success last year that it’s returning for a second outing. This time, there’ll be aliens, astronauts and rockets on board – all to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Join in workshops in the Interactive Building Zone, take a fun astronaut selfie, take part in mosaic builds, and have the chance to win prizes including a family trip to LEGOland. 17-30 August sheffieldbricktropolis.com

Head out with the whole family on the interstellar trail across the city centre and discover 15 models. Look out for Neil Armstrong, built out of more than 57,000 bricks, and the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket, made from a total of 68,583 bricks. On top of that, track down models of astronauts Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova, as well as planets, the first flag on the moon, and various space vehicles.

Beer gardens Escape above street level with a refreshing bottle of lager or wine on the rooftop terrace bar at the Curzon cinema. Pull up a deck chair for some sunbathing and peoplewatching over a cocktail at the Forum. Or just go for a classic beer garden at the likes of Rutland Arms, The Great Gatsby, Roebuck Tavern and The Cavendish.

Picnic spots When picnic weather comes to Sheffield, there’s nowhere better to pick up goodies than the Moor Market. Home to around 90 independent businesses under one roof, the market has everything you need to prepare a perfect meal to enjoy outside with friends. Once you’ve filled your basket, head to the pretty Peace Gardens, the grassy expanse of Devonshire Green, or the tucked-away Porter Brook Pocket Park. And, if it rains, the Winter Garden is always ready to offer shelter.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorise or endorse Sheffield Bricktropolis.

The BID (Business Improvement District) is the very centre of Sheffield — marked out by the boundary of the old inner city ring road. Within the city centre, Sheffield BID’s five-year action plan is to deliver projects and services across all sectors to enhance both the physical and trading environment. This guide is published by Sheffield BID. In 2015, over 500 businesses in Sheffield city centre collectively decided to invest in improving their environment. They wanted a busier, more vibrant city centre. They wanted a city centre that’s cleaner, safer, and easier to access and navigate. And they wanted a stronger voice. That’s where Sheffield BID comes in.

Sheffield BID Pop-up Unit 1, Surrey Street (next to the Winter Garden) Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm (7pm Thursday) Sunday: 11am-4pm

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Experience Sheffield in the summertime!  

Summer in Sheffield city centre is all about family fun days out and long evenings spent outside with friends.

Experience Sheffield in the summertime!  

Summer in Sheffield city centre is all about family fun days out and long evenings spent outside with friends.