This Class Plays: External Events

As part of his new exhibition, This Class Works, Pete McKee is pleased to announce a trio of external events in addition to the main exhibition at 92 Burton Road. These events include: an evening of entertainment at Crookes Social Club, a film night at the Showroom cinema and a historical walking tour exploring Sheffield’s working class roots. Tickets are very limited for each event and will go on sale this Friday at 10am from

Clubland - Pete McKee presents an evening of entertainment at Crookes Social Club

The weekly turn at the local Working Men’s Club is becoming a thing of the past. As industry has declined so has the social events put on by WMCs, collectively referred to as clubland. For one night only Pete will be putting on his own evening of entertainment at Crookes Social Club in celebration of this golden age of nightlife.

The bill for the evening includes: compere Barbara Nice, magician Steve Faulkner, musical act The Everly Pregnant Brothers and a very special surprise guest. Alongside these amazing acts will be a game of Bingo and a Meat Raffle.

This one-off event will take place at Sheffield’s Crookes Social Club on Sunday the 15th of July at 6pm. Tickets are £20 and also include a special limited edition McKee print to commemorate the event.

This event is for ages 18+ only. Line-up subject to change.

The Works Tour - A historical walking tour of Sheffield

Brought to you in association with Sheffield Walking Tours, The Works Tour is an exciting journey exploring Sheffield’s own riverside secret island. The walk will explore the places where working class men and women spent hours toiling to create the metal goods which earned Sheffield’s reputation as the Steel City. The sights include industrial machinery and the historical factories that house them, many of which have now been utilised as sites for the city’s cutting edge residential, cultural, food and beer district, a result of the dynamic post-industrial revitalisation.

This special 90 minute walking tour will start at the exhibition venue (92 Burton Road) at 11am on Saturday the 28th of July.

Tickets are £10 and also include entry to the exhibition after the tour.

The Spirit of 45 - A Film By Ken Loach at the Showroom

The year 1945 marked a pivotal moment in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society. The spirit of the age was to be our brother’s and our sister’s keeper. Director Ken Loach has used film from Britain’s regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews to create a rich political and social narrative. The Spirit of ‘45 hopes to illuminate and celebrate a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years and which may yet be rediscovered today.

This screening will take place at The Showroom in Sheffield on Tuesday 17th July. Tickets are priced at £9.

These three events are part of Pete McKee’s latest exhibition, This Class Works, an exploration and celebration of the working class. The exhibition will be held in Sheffield, at 92 Burton Road from the 14th - 29th of July. Please visit for further information and booking.

Tickets are now available for This Class Works external events:


The Spirit of '45 Film Screening

The Works Tour