The South Yorkshire city’s music and clubs have had a huge influence in the UK over the years. Less well known is its fabulous array of independent restaurants, cafes, bars and galleries
Sheffield is a city of real creative integrity. It never shouts about itself and doesn’t compromise. Look at its musical history. From cult acts (Cabaret Voltaire, Roisin Murphy) to crossover stars (Pulp, Arctic Monkeys), this city has consistently produced singular artists of significant influence. That is not a coincidence. Those acts are products of a culture that, across Sheffield’s tight-knit music, film and visual arts scenes, detests careerism and prizes individuality.
“The artistic community feels staunchly independent in a way that has a real intelligence,” says Liam O’Shea, who runs music venue Hope Works.
Source: The Guardian