Hello and welcome to Sheffield from the Film Team. We want you to have fun aside from the hustle of the festival, so we've put together a list of some things we enjoy in the city to fill your stomachs and eyes.
1. Edo Sushi – Hands down, the best sushi outside of Japan. Hidden down a small alley in the city centre, Edo Sushi is a miniature but exceptional take out treasure!
2. Bragazzis - Making the best sandwich in Sheffield and epic Italian coffee, Bragazzis is always friendly and very close to Abbeydale Picturehouse
3. Hathersage Outdoor Swimming Pool – Wonderful facilities and a great place to quickly escape from both the city and the heat.
1. Forge Bakehouse – The best “English Breakfast” in Sheffield + loads more quality food. They also do great bread.
2. Revolución de Cuba – Delicious food and cocktails. A great atmosphere and live music. Sometimes they hold Cuban dance evenings!
3. Cafe#9 – On Sundays they sometimes hold a market and it's in a lovely area for a walk.
1. Tasty veggie sandwiches! - Try the ‘TLT’ (Tofu Lettuce Tomato) at Holt Cafe just a short walk from The Light or The Showroom Cinema. Or you could cut through the back of the train station and walk up the hill to enjoy a Scrambled Tofu on Toast up at South St Kitchen - based at Park Hill with great views of the city. Both places serve damn fine cups of coffee too.
2. End your long day of screenings and meetings with mucky pint in the city centre at Brown Bear, Rutland, Sentinel Brewhouse, The Sheffield Tap (hidden in the train station), or walk down to Riverside Kelham in an old industrial neighbourhood for a pint by the river. Sheffield is home to many beer producers, enjoy some locally brewed liquid and merry company in one of these pubs.
3. If you want a creative insight into local history through art, check out artist Jeremy Deller’s ‘Battle of Orgreave’ film in the ‘Hope is Strong’ exhibition at Millenium Gallery. The film uses local former miners to reenact a famous protect they participated in 25 years prior. The show closes June 10th!
1. Public - On Surrey St, serving up high-end cocktails, world-class wine and mediterranean fine dining. Keep your eyes peeled for the old entry to the public toilets.
2. The Great Gatsby - On Division Street, serving great Mexican Cantina food; Tacos, burritos and Quesadillas
3. The 271 Bus - Jump aboard from Wellington St in the City Centre out to Fox House for a quick escape to the glorious Peak District. Explore Longshaw Estate, go for a paddle down Padley Gorge or if you have a bit more time follow the path towards Burbage Edge.
1. Fusion Cafe - Delicious, fresh salads - different every day - that are perfect for summer. A not-so-secret lunch location opposite Tamper. Get there early because they sell out fast. If it’s sunny, take your salad to go, and walk through the train station up the stairs to the amphitheatre on the other side of the railway line for a little festival breather with a view of the city.
2. Scenic Escapes - Take a scenic, twenty-minute train ride to the charming village of Hope, for a hassle-free visit to the peaks for Yorkshire tea and scones or fish and chips in a local shop. Trains run approximately every hour on weekdays (less often on a Sunday - check the timetable for the Hope Valley Line), and leave from Sheffield Station, making for an easily accessible afternoon in the green and pleasant countryside.
3. Castleton - There are plenty of shops, a castle (in case you couldn’t guess from the name), and some nearby caverns that are still actively mined for the local Blue John semi-precious stone.The local miners double as tour guides, so you’re sure to have a very Northern expedition underground.