Things To Do In Sheffield In May
May’s a bit of oreyt, isn’t it? Not only does it bring with it slightly sunnier climes, making weeknight beer garden antics and impromptu BBQs fair game again, but we’ve got two – yes two! – bank hols to get stuck into. We’ve rounded up a few events that are happening around Sheff this month, as well as some that are looking good for Spring Bank. Get stuck in.
SU Beer Fest
6 May // Raynor Bar, Bar One and Interval Garden
Sheffield Student’s Union have announced a line-up of local acts to soundtrack your leisurely day-drinking. So you’ll find over 100 real ales, craft beers and ciders on offer from over 65 of the World’s best breweries, plus some top tunes.
Culture Quarter Market
11 May // Cultural Industries Quarter
Not got enough street food in your life? The Culture Quarter Market, hosted by the Foodhall project will feature street food, live music and stall for art prints and vintage clothing.
I’m Alan Partridge Quiz Night
15 May // Brewdog
Know where the best owl sanctuary is in Norwich? You’ll be in with a good chance in Brewdog’s latest pop culture quiz, this time themed on seasons 1-2 of Alan Partridge. Kiss my face.
17-24 May //Virgin Money Lounge and City Hall
Showcasing the city’s diverse fashion and beauty scene, Style Sheffield returns next month with two free events as part of Sheffield’s Alive After 5’s initiative. First up a beauty night at Virgin Money Lounge on May 17, then the big fashion show on May 24, bringing together big brands and indie boutiques.
The Gin and Rum Festival
18-19 May // Trafalgar Warehouse
The UK’s first gin and rum festival will showcase, you guessed it, lots of gin and rum. Over 60 varieties of both will be present, alongside 7 themed bars, talks and masterclasses, live entertainment and street food. Entry will get you a free satchel with your own copa glass. Bonus.
Horror Con UK
Magna // 19 May // Free for children 11 or under
Horror geeks, this is a day to live out your gory fantasies. The annual event is w heaven for freaky fans, and there’ll be eight special guest appearances from Jeff Combs (Re-animator, Masters of Horror), Barbara Crampton (Chopping Mall, You’re Next) and Billy Wirth (The Lost Boys, Body Snatchers) to name a few.
Here’s your bank holiday round up:
Trojan Sound System @ Picture House Social – 25th May
To celebrate 50 years of the iconic Trojan Records label, Reggae Take Over are bringing the inimitable party starters Trojan Sound System to the Abbeydale Road venue. Representing the Steel City on the night will be the Trojan Explosion crew. Expect only the finest in Ska, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae, Dub, Dancehall and UK Bass.
Raver Tots @ Foundry – 26th May
Get the young’uns raving early with ‘Raver Tots’, a family-friendly club event to be held at the Foundry in Sheffield’s Student Union. The event includes face painting, UV lights, bubbles, balloons, confetti and giant parachutes – not to mention some of the UK’s top DJ’s including residents Artful Dodger, Brandon Block, Slipmatt & Nicky Blackmarket.
Shakey-Wakey @ Yellow Arch Studios – 26th May
Back to bring you the wobbliest tunes, the Shakey-Wakey event will be held on the Saturday featuring Hedix and MC Skywalker in the main room with Drum ‘n’ Bass’ finest ANNIX plus many more and the rave cave returns featuring AXZY and a soon to be announced guest headliner.
Protest Season: Mark Thomas – Creative Mayhem @ The Millennium Gallery – 26th May
Comedian, political satirist and journalist Mark Thomas is well versed in the art of creative mayhem, and over the years his troublemaking has changed laws, cost companies millions and annoyed those who most deserved to be. After committing 100 acts of minor dissent in the space of a year, the proud libertarian anarchist is back to reflect on that project and his on-going work to creatively challenge repressive authority whenever it shows its face.
Fully Garage @ The Harley – 27th May
Sheff’s premier garage night is back with a free rave-up bringing the best in UKG, two-step and 4×4 – past, present and future. Head to bit.ly/FullyGarageMay to grab your free tickets.