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Ben Eckersley

Ben Eckersley is a Sheffield based musician. He teaches cello and piano and plays in a bunch of Sheffield bands including Captives on the Carousel and (going back a bit) 7 Black Tentacles and Woolly Mammoth. You can also see him with the Sheffield Beatles Project for which he’s the musical director and heading up the Sheffield team for Sofar Sounds. He loves a good quiz, and runs what he hopes is Sheffield’s trickiest quiz night monthly at the Treehouse Board Game Cafe.

The Sheffield 'Taking It Slow' list

A big list of independent businesses in Sheffield which still have Covid-safe procedures in place. Last updated: 1 August 2021.

Michael Nyman: War Work

Michael Nyman is a world renowned composer, pianist, writer and critic. His lengthy collaboration with Peter Greenaway and his hugely…

Headsup Sam and Sofia

Sam and Sofia – Sam Genders and Sofia Hagberg – are a husband and wife promoter team putting on a fantastic line-up of gigs around…

The Unthanks: Songs from The Shipyards

Northumberland-based folk band The Unthanks will be in Sheffield performing their live soundtrack to internationally acclaimed filmmaker…

Railways: Alternatives to HS2

I love travelling on railways. I enjoy chatting to strangers, having occasional naps, and most of all, watching the view. Anyone else who's…

Royals: Read this on April 29th

Eventually, Britain will become a republic and people will look back on days like today with incredulity. "Why", they will say "did anyone…