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Dec
6
2013

Top 5 Things to do in Sheffield this Weekend

1. Just in case you weren’t aware, it’s Christmas in a couple of weeks and pantomime season starts today at the Lyceum with their production of Jack and the Beanstalk starring Sheffield legend, Damian Williams, and H from Steps. See here for tickets. 2. Inspired by the Colour Coded exhibition, Weston Park are holding a craft session where you can create your own needle felted bird with artist Shelley Hughes; “a perfect addition to your Christmas tree”. The cost of the session includes time and materials and there are a number of sessions over the course of the weekend: http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/whats-on/events/2013/12/needle-felted-birds-with-shelley-hughes1 3. “…probably the most famous and celebrated brass band in the world…”, Grimethorpe Colliery Brass Band will be performing a Brassed Off Special tonight at Sheffield City Hall. With tickets priced at £20.00, the show kicks off at 7.45 pm. Pick your seats on the Sheffield City Hall website. 4. … Read the Rest…

Nov
29
2013

Top 5 Things to do in Sheffield this Weekend

1. Have you been to the new Moor Market yet? Featured in this week’s national press, explore how the market balances a new artisan mix with traditional, firm favourites in its first ever weekend. 2. A number of exciting and interesting events will be taking place at Weston Park Museum this weekend starting with Animal-like-Robots tomorrow from 10.30 am… 3. …and Santa and Christmas Carols on the Sunday: http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/whats-on/ 4. Two classics will be performed across the Sheffield Theatre venues this weekend with Joseph and his Technicolour Dream Coat at the Lyceum and Oliver! at the Crucible. Get your tickets, here: http://m.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/ 5. And this evening, at Sheffield City Hall, treat your favourite golden oldie to a Sensational 60s Experience with over 25 hits from their favourite era: http://www.sivltd.com/whatson/event/the-sensational-60s-experience-2013

Nov
8
2013

Top 5 Things to do in Sheffield this Weekend

1. “Sheffield is a city full of talented, small scale producers and craftspeople making wonderful things, often entirely by hand.” So head along to the Millennium Galleries tomorrow from 10:00 am for a craft fair featuring said producers and craftspeople and snap up some unique and very special Christmas gifts. 2. Although it’s slightly early, the Lyceum is hosting the Northern Ballet’s production of A Christmas Carol over the weekend… 3…while CBeebies film their version of the classic at the Crucible, and you can meet all of the stars outside at Tudor Square. In the square, there is also a wide range of free, family-friendly, activities taking place based on themes of the past, present and future. 4. Now for something not Christmas related; the grand opening of Strip the Willow in Netheredge takes place tomorrow – a place for “art[s], crafts, rescued and upcycled furniture and homewares, events and … Read the Rest…

Nov
1
2013

Top 5 Things to do in Sheffield this Weekend

1. Head to the O2 Academy tonight from 10.00 pm for Detonate Halloween with electro house act, Knife Party. Buy your tickets here: http://m.seetickets.com/event/detonate-halloween-knife-party/o2-academy-sheffield/738374 2. The first Sunday of every month sees The Winner Takes it All comedy club hit The Showroom. With free entry, “seven splendid new acts from the UK comedy circuit perform. YOU the audience decide who is the star turn of the night who’ll saunter off with the £50 prize money.”: http://www.showroomworkstation.org.uk/winnertakesall 3. As part of the Art Sheffield 13 festival, pop along to Graves Gallery tomorrow from 1.00 pm for a free walking tour of each of the city centre wide art venues. http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/whats-on/events/2013/11/art-sheffield-walking-tour-1 4. “Two soldiers. One girl. A nest of betrayal. When those you love are halfway across the world, how impossible is it to tell the truth?” Associate Director, Richard Wilson, directs Love Your Soldiers at the Sheffield Theatres Studio from Thursday … Read the Rest…

Oct
11
2013

Top 5 Things to do in Sheffield this Weekend

1. The annual literary festival, Off the Shelf, starts this weekend with events including various Meet the Author sessions, slam poetry, screen writing classes and talks on several iconic Sheffield-based buildings such as Manor Lodge. Taking place at lots of different venues throughout the city, you can find out more about the festival here: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/libraries/readingroom/offtheshelf.html 2. The Last Laugh Comedy Festival continues this weekend with performances from both lesser known and famous comedians, including Sean Lock, Russell Kane and Andy Parsons: http://lastlaughcomedyfestival.co.uk/events-calendar/ 3. Alt rock act, Madina Lake are playing Corporation this Sunday as part of their farewell tour. Tickets cost £15.00 and the doors open at 7.00 pm. http://www.corporation.org.uk/gig/1445/Madina+Lake+at+Corporation+on+13+October+2013 4. For the kids, there’s a stage production of Room on the Broom (from the creators of The Gruffalo) at the Lyceum on Saturday. Described as “A magical, musical delight for children aged 3+” tickets are £11.50: http://m.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/event/room-on-the-broom-13/? 5. On … Read the Rest…