Sheffield is home to The Millennium Gallery, a premier destination for art, craft and design. Aside from this modern take on the region, there are other galleries to visit as well, such as the Site Gallery a leading international contemporary art space and S1 Artspace, an artist-led organisation providing studio space for over twenty Sheffield based artists.
Sheffield is home to the world famous Crucible theatre which every year sees some of the most interesting and diverse productions put on show, but it is also famous for one other thing… The Snooker World Championship. In the final weeks of April, the snooker and sports world comes to this historic venue to witness the next Snooker champion crowned in the centre of Sheffield; no place better for a fortnight of drama to end in one of the country’s best theatre production chambers.
Sheffield has had the reputation as the nation’s greenest city, with a third of the city sitting in The National Peak District. From running and walking to climbing and riding your bike, this is a city that has it all for the outdoor lover. The Outdoor City is a Sheffield Council programme that gives dates and information for group participation in all of the mentioned sports as well the best paths to take.
There is an abundance of quality shops in Sheffield let alone, what was the largest shopping centre in Europe at one time, Meadowhall – perfect for those last minute wedding and birthday gifts. Sheffield has an antique quarter, located in the south of the city with over 60 independent shops, bars and cafés as well as its very own Auction Gallery. Perfect for the independent shopper that is looking for something new.
For those who love a market place, or several under one roof, The Moor has undergone extensive development over the years, where independent stall owners are part of the fabric of the city and always have the best suggestions.