The Sheffield anthem, Steel the Show, was created through a wide range of workshops. The RPO and workshop leader/composer Charlotte Harding spent a day at Meadowhall shopping centre with members of the public and pupils from Hinde House School and Hatfield Primary Academy.

Ideas for the anthem also came from a workshop with the Forget-Me-Not choir, adults with learning disabilities at ArtWorks, children at Highfield Adventure Playground, pupils at Sheffield Springs Academy and members of Sheffield Music School’s Tracks programme. You can find out more about where all the lyric ideas came from in this introductory video by Charlotte below.

Singers and rappers from Tracks and members of Forget-Me-Not choir joined the RPO for several pop-up performances in Sheffield city centre before taking to the stage at a match-day Fan Party to perform Steel the Show to hundreds of England fans.

RPO Women’s EURO 2022 Cultural Programme in Sheffield:

  • 238 total participants
  • 6 public performances at local events
  • 1,000+ audience at match-day Fan Party

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Watch the Sheffield anthem with British Sign Language.

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Learn the Sheffield anthem in British Sign Language.

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Learn the Sheffield anthem in Makaton. 

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Guitar and Vocal


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Lyric Sheet

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Instrumental Parts



Sibelius files

Sibelius Score


Composer Introduction

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This project is funded using public funding from Arts Council England, with contributions from The Football Association and tournament Host Cities.

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