headline »

September 1, 2014 – 1:14 pm | 3 Comments

After much anticipation Leeds’ own local TV service ‘Made in Leeds’ will launch .. soon. Richard Horsman says we should give it a warm welcome

Read the full story »
People and Places

Get nosey about the people and places we rate!

Be In It To Win It!

Fabulous prizes and gorgeous goodies for you our lovely readers


Does what it says on the tin really, see our bloggers’ quotes on billboards across town

On Our Radar

What’s coming up? Stuff we have hand picked to stimulate all your senses!

Culture Vulture Events

From Cultural Conversations to secret socials with moleskine parties in between…we love to get people together

Home » Archive by Author

Articles by Lucy Harper


I'm Sheffield editor for the Culture Vulture bringing you the latest cultural bites from the Steel City. I'm also a freelance content manager, video producer and copywriter. My background is in broadcast journalism and languages and I'm interested in all things to do with culture and communication. My walking boots and camera are three of my most prized possessions.

The secret to twenty years of DED and design

September 6, 2011 – 11:58 am |
Granimator iPad app, artist pack created for UsTwo

Sheffield design agency, DED Associates are twenty years young this year. Lucy Harper goes in search of the secret to their survival.

Club 60 Singles Club, the launch of a vinyl fetish

September 2, 2011 – 8:23 am |
Club 60 Singles Club

Come and visit the Club60 Singles Club with Sheffield blogger, Lucy Harper and feel some desire for a vinyl fetish

Could you be a Sheffield Culture Vulture blogger?

August 29, 2011 – 3:10 pm |
Sheffield, a bed of white roses? Image from a little debate stirred earlier this year

Calling all Sheffield culture vultures… come and join us for a coffee, catch up and an opportunity to find out more about blogging 6:30pm, next Friday 2 September at the Showroom Cinema Bar.

Do It Yourself

July 31, 2011 – 8:22 pm |
Do it together

Sheffield blogger, Sarah Cockburn gives us a preview of Do It Together, an exhibition of the eclectic and exotic now featuring at The Forum.

How can Sheffield creatives have more impact in their own city?

May 31, 2011 – 12:35 pm | 7 Comments
Beastie Burgers by Team Cooper

Sheffield creatives are busy causing a stir outside the city, so what’s stopping them having more impact closer to home? Lucy Harper reports back from Impact, the first of three events exploring Sheffield’s cultural strategy.

Explore and Discover Sheffield

May 10, 2011 – 12:25 pm | 2 Comments
Woolley Woods, Sheffield

Fancy some different views of Sheffield, from hilltops to ancient woodland? So does guest blogger Ruth Thomas, whose given us her highlights ahead of the Walk Sheffield festival 2011.


April 26, 2011 – 12:31 pm |
In the Nursery

It’s the count down to Sensoria, Sheffield’s festival of music and film and we’ve got some hot tips from guest blogger, Matthew Mella, for this heady mix of screenings, performance, talks, events and exhibitions.

The Sheffield Poetry Festival

March 25, 2011 – 12:58 pm |
Small Sheffield poet Nell Farrell

If you love poetry, the first Sheffield Poetry Festival has the creative word in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Guest blogger Hazel Scott caught up with one of the keynote poets Nell Farrell, ahead of the launch.

Galvanize Sheffield festival of contemporary metal

March 24, 2011 – 9:57 am |
Women of Silver

Galvanize Sheffield festival is back in town celebrating contemporary metal design, as Sarah Cockburn finds out.

What would you create in a city’s Forgotten Spaces?

March 6, 2011 – 8:21 pm | 6 Comments
Corker Bottoms by Richard Hanson

Ever had a crazy idea for transforming a neglected piece of city scrubland, an underpass or a flyover? Enter the Forgotten Spaces competition and say how you’d make your mark if you were a town planner, city architect or developer for a day.

Hey pie lovers!

March 1, 2011 – 8:31 pm | 6 Comments
Sweeney Todd2

Win two tickets to see Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Sheffield’s Lyceum Theatre.

Sheffield Cultural Strategy – Part II

February 25, 2011 – 11:08 am |
Lord Bunn’s ‘Girls’ exhibition at The Old Sweet Shop

Lucy Harper interviews founder of The North Culture Club, Ben Duong, to dig deeper into the Sheffield Cultural Strategy and find out what it means for Sheffield folk.

Knock three times to join The North Culture Club

February 24, 2011 – 9:56 am |

Lucy Harper goes underground for a Sheffield Speak Easy with The North Culture Club

Created and Made in Sheffield

February 22, 2011 – 7:15 pm |
Tramlines at The Frog and Parrott

Lucy Harper kicks off a series of short interviews about Sheffield’s Cultural Strategy, Made and Created in Sheffield and the view from the ground. First up is Alan Deadman, Music Promoter and Tramlines Board Member.

A distinctly different Kettle of Fish

February 3, 2011 – 8:11 pm | 3 Comments

Sheffield jewellery maker and all round talented lass, Karen Lydiat tells us what it’s been like setting up her business, Kettle of Fish.

The Milestone spread their love of Sheffield food

November 29, 2010 – 1:23 pm | 2 Comments
The Milestone

Sheffield gastro pub The Milestone go more than the extra mile to champion local food as Gary Morton the food nut finds out.

Beautiful Burnout

November 9, 2010 – 11:46 am |

Lucy Harper reviews Beautiful Burnout, the latest production at Sheffield’s Crucible Studio theatre. Be prepared for an assault to the senses.

November banner designers Eleven Design

November 4, 2010 – 9:06 am | 2 Comments
November banner design

Sheffield’s Eleven Design have been busy knitting this November’s banner. Lucy Harper finds out what else they’ve got on the go this month.