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Cubana Tapas Bar & Restaurant

Leopold Square

Cubana is an independent mainstay on Leopold Square, offering tasty tapas, live music, dance classes and fine beverages in authentic Cuban surroundings, so we thought we'd show them some love this month.

The hard-working team have recently released a new menu consisting of over 40 tapas varieties. Alongside all the classics, new additions include Antipasto Español (cured meats, cheeses and olives with Spanish sourdough and dips), Pincho de Ternera (skewered rib-eye steak and red peppers) and Cerdo Sofrito (slow roasted pork shoulder). The chef is also pleased to announce that Cubana now has a specialised vegan menu featuring hot and cold dishes, and gluten-free options are also in abundance.

Cubana is now available for Christmas bookings, with daytime and evening set menus, plus a more casual 'buffet in the bar' option. The expansive yet homely space is perfect for larger groups.

Last but certainly not least, we are reliably informed that by the time December comes around Cubana will be increasing their range of rums from 220 to 250 varieties. Wow.

Kelham Island

New & Established Traders

It's impossible to capture everything that's happening down at Kelham on this page, but we wanted to doff our hat to some fantastic traders who have supported us of late.

Church - Temple of Fun is exactly that, a great place to grab a vegan bite and enjoy regular events and retro gaming. For home eating, Kelham Deli & Produce has got you covered for everyday essentials and takeaway sandwiches, while Sheffield Cheesemasters are the city's only cheesemaker, lovingly bringing camembert, curds and cambozola into the world.

Skaters need look no further than The House, an indoor skate park with a rotating street course and in-house shop. Not far away, Kelham Island Books and Music caters for the brain with new and second-hand books, vinyl, CDs, prints and gifts.

And last but certainly not least, get a proper taste of the area with Kelham Island Food Tours on a scheduled or private tour.

Social Sculpture

at Foodhall

Sited on Eyre Street in the city centre, Foodhall is an open public dining room, kitchen, venue and exhibition space managed entirely by the community. Everything is done on a pay-what-you-can basis, with contributions of time or money welcomed. It's all about breaking down barriers and fighting social isolation through sharing.

Foodhall's Late Gallery branch recently launched a new exhibition series called Social Sculpture, based on the theory of artist Joseph Beuys that every aspect of life can be approached creatively. Featuring established and emerging artists who are part of the Foodhall community and running until the end of 2019, the series is a great chance to sample what's bubbling away in this saucepan of creativity.

The Foodhall cafe is open 10am to 3pm, Wednesday to Friday, but check Facebook for details on specific exhibitions and events.


6-23 Nov, Bloc Gallery

Running at Bloc Gallery this month, LoudsPEAKer is a creative project and exhibition connecting young people to the wild and elemental beauty of the Peak District.

Trish Evans and Nick Humphreys of INSTAR worked with groups of students from Outwood Academy City to create unique designs inspired by a journey up Kinder Scout, which was the students' first time experiencing the Dark Peak.

These designs have been embroidered and printed onto one-off fashion items. Photos by Timm Cleasby of the participants modelling these items, alongside the items themselves, are on display at Bloc from 6 to 23 November (Mon-Sat, 12-6pm).

LoudsPEAKer is part of the National Trust People's Landscapes project, which celebrates the impact of landscapes on social change on the 200th anniversary year of the Peterloo Massacre, and follows the successful BE KINDER project, led by Jarvis Cocker, Jeremy Deller and INSTAR.

Sheffield Suicide Support

Local mental health charity Sheffield Flourish recently launched a new website "for anyone who's having suicidal thoughts or feelings, or who's worried about someone else". On average, one person a week dies by suicide in Sheffield. As the charity's deputy managing director Jo Eckersley points out, "These are our friends, family, colleagues and neighbours."

Visitors to Sheffield Suicide Support are signposted to support agencies and organisations, filtered by what is currently open. It also offers help to those who have lost someone to suicide, as well as links to learning and training.

The charity spent a year gathering ideas and feedback for the site, before launching it at an event at SADACCA on World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September.

Flourish also hosts Sheffield Mental Health Guide, which can be found at

Nice Neighbourhood

Located on Glossop Road not far from the Students' Union, the Nice Neighbourhood complex hosts a cafe bar, creative workspace and event spaces.

Studios and workspaces are available for businesses and sole traders alike, with 24-hour access, high-speed internet and all bills included in the rental price. Current tenants include such reputable names as Dust, Geo Law, Arts on the Run and Do It Thissen. Your membership includes a 20% discount on food and drink all day, access to communal gardens and reduced-rate bookable meeting spaces. Get in touch for a tour.

A newly designed events space, created by Jenna Round, is also open for hire for events, workshops, meetings, weddings and parties now, with a Christmas hire deal catering for groups range in size from 20 to 150. Check the website for more info or pop your head in for a chat.

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