The Shalesmoor, Kelham Island and Neepsend area offers a compendium of sights and sounds to satisfy the most demanding of clientele.
For the restlessly active and outdoorsy- you can literally climb the walls at the Foundry Climbing Centre, wander the waterways cut by the beautiful River Don and discover the fascinating remnants of Sheffields old industry.
For the curious cat, the area provides an abundant trove of hidden treasures to be found such as the Kelham Island Museum. Here you can be transported back to the citys past of steel and fire, the furnace and forge behind Sheffield’s heritage that continues to flow through the areas surrounding architecture. It is well worth paying a visit to the Fire & Police Museum, saved from its derelict destiny of pigeon-squatters and dilapidation; it now pays homage to the history of the area’s Emergency Services.
For the art-and-crafty, find an exhibition to suit your artistic preference in the areas expanding number of studios. From Bank Street Arts, CADS, Heartbeat Gallery and the soon-to-be-opened Snig Hill Gallery, the area is literally overflowing with artistic flair and innovation (spot the street-art!).
Less art. More beer. Find your feet in one of the many award-winning pubs and breweries in the area. Praised for their real ale, rediscover that childish excitement at tasting beer for the first time in their home-brews of over 20 different crafts. These pubs host a variety of entertainment events, pub quizzes, the proper curry-night and folk & acoustic evenings.
Sounds like…SKINN. The area also provides a number of well-known music producers, from the famous Yellow Arch studios to the smaller Tinnitus Records. Reverberating from these studios are numerous audio events to entertain all ears. Find the byte-ing knife-edge electronic nights of hosts such as Dirty Little Secret working with promoters Collect!, Drumrol[l], and fantastically named Itchy-Pig, to provide welcome nights of pure sound. The Red House brings you the quirky hubbub of Balkan Beats and the heavier esoteric notes of Sheffield Techno Institute. Visit the many atmospheric live dance-floors such as Club 60 that combine Sheffield’s heritage of industrial warehouses with its new collective of talented music-makers.
Come to the area of Shalesmoor, Kelham Island and Neepsend to discover a combination of talent and history that breathes a new layer of life into Sheffield’s industrial bones.