Dates for the diary: Sheffield’s big 2019 events
Get yersens organised and don’t miss out on tickets for some of the biggest dos heading to Sheff.
Standing at the Sky’s Edge
Sheffield Theatres // March 15 – April 6
Last year, Sheffield Theatres announced ‘Standing at the Sky’s Edge’ will be heading to the Crucible Theatre in March 2019. The musical, which will delve into the history of the infamous Park Hill estate, will feature a number of old and new songs from the city’s own musical legend Richard Hawley. All music and lyrics will be provided by the Pitsmoor-born crooner, with award-winning playwright Chris Bush on script duties.
Hillsborough Park // July 19-21
Following on from last year’s monumental success in relocating to Hillsborough Park, this year’s Tramlines has plenty to live up to. Keep an eye on exposedmagazine.co.uk for the first line-up announcement in the coming weeks. The fringe event also promises to be another belter, with independent businesses in the city centre again set to unite in putting on an array of free live music for festivalgoers.
Professor Brian Cox – Universal Adventures in Space
Fly DSA Arena // 10 February
As part of his 2019 world tour, the renowned physicist will be bringing his usual mind-blowing patter about the universe to the Fly DSA Arena.
Blue Planet II – Live in Concert
Fly DSA Arena // March 28
Following on from the success of the BAFTA award-winning TV series, famous nature documentary Blue Planet is heading out on a 13-date live tour, arriving at the Fly DSA Arena in the spring. Accompanied by a live music score performed by the City of Prague Philarmonic Orchestra, it will be backed by epic visuals shown on a 200 square metre 4k screen.
Various venues // June 6-11
Doc/Fest is an internationally acclaimed celebration of the art of documentary and non-fiction storytelling in all its forms. Thousands of film delegates arrive from all over the world and festivalgoers can experience everything from world premieres to cutting-edge VR installations.
Various venues // 27 Sept-5 Oct
Sensoria is an innovative week-long festival which brings a number of unique events spanning music, film and digital to interesting locations across the city. 2018’s bash featured some of the festival’s most eclectic events to date including a live performance from the superb International Teachers of Pop.
Harry Potter Musical
City Hall // June 16
An absolute must for the Potterheads out there. This performance will see the world-famous Hallé orchestra take on the film franchise’s famous soundtrack.
Sheffield Beer Week
Various venues // March 11-17
A city-wide celebration of all things frothy and hoppy, Sheffield Beer Week returns in March with its usual array of collaborations with bars, pubs, restaurants and breweries. More than 3,000 attended last year with the Indie Beer Feast showcasing some of the finest independent brewers on the scene.
Sheffield Food Festival
City centre // May
If you’re into your grub and vibrant atmospheres, this mouth-watering celebration will go down a treat. Last year, around 40,000 visitors flocked to the city centre to try a vast selection of street food, try out the various pop-up bars, and enjoy the live music/DJ sets on offer. However, that’s just a small snippet of what they’ve got going on. Head to the website for the full lowdown.
Leonardo Da Vinci: A Life in Drawing
Millenium Gallery // 1 Feb– 6 May
12 extraordinary drawings by Leonardo Da Vinci will be going on display in Sheffield as part of a major free exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of his death. Amongst the works on display will be the head of St Philip (c.1495), a study for one of the world’s most famous paintings, the Last Supper. A full programme of events will be taking place and can be found at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.
Various venues // October 11-13
From the creative force behind Hope Works, No Bounds is a celebration of pioneering music, art, technology and dancing. The third instalment of the festival will be exploring the spontaneous, the joyfully unexpected and the sensory rich.