Line Up

We are raising money for two amazing local charities this year- Survivors Of Depression In Transition ( and the Young Women’s Housing Project ( More info below, please click on the individual dates for more details.

Friday Nov 2nd – We will be hosting an event as part of the Off The Shelf literary festival featuring a talk about the representation of tran people in the media by Juliet Jacques (from ‘My Transgender Journey’ as featured in The Guardian). Afterwards there will be a CD mix swap, music and drinks in the form of a LaDIYfest Sheffield opening party to ease you into the weekend. This will be at Harland Cafe from 7pm until 11pm and is open to all. This will be  FREE event but we will be collecting donations for our charities on the door.

On Saturday 3rd November festivalgoers will have the chance to participate in lively workshops and discussions run by local groups and visiting speakers. Workshops will be a mixture of serious and fun, with discussions on abortion rights, street harassment in Sheffield and mental health, alongside classes on self-confidence, the politics of craft, and LGBT creative writing. All workshops will take place at the Quaker Meeting House from 10am-4pm, which is fully accessible and will have an action-packed children’s space throughout the day.

Saturday evening will see the city play host to an exciting line-up of bands at Penelope’s, including The Hysterical Injury, Crash Paris, Town Bike, My Therapist Says Hot Damn and Bitchtape with DJ sets until late. LaDIYfest seeks out the best new women-led bands locally and from around the country and the atmosphere at our shows is legendary!

Sunday 4th November will see the weekend rounded off by a relaxed programme of spoken word performance, comedy, short films and acoustic music at Café Harland.

A range of tickets will be available for the Saturday and Sunday events operating on a similar basis to all our events whereby everyone is able to attend on a ‘donate what/if you can’ basis.

For further information about what LaDIYfest Sheffield is about and what we do, have a read of the ethos and Q&As. Everyone is welcome to attend these events!

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