The best places to be in the North

Oct
31
2014

Top 4 (?!) Coffee Shops in Sheffield

Coffee shops have been around since Pontius was a Pilot but Sheffield has now got some of the best. Below are just a few of our favourites… Tamper Coffee (Westfield Terrace/Sellers Wheel) Bringing the very best of the New Zealand coffee culture to Sheffield. The Flat White, a Kiwi classic, combines strong forceful coffee with velvety milk. At £2.20 it’s well worth a try. They also do New Zealand pies! The Steam Yard (Division Street) Tucked away down a little courtyard off the bustling Division Street is this unassuming coffee shop. The Aeropress coffee is a delight, strong and yet smooth with a soft after taste. It’s a great place to hide away with a good book or a paper. La Copolla Deli (Oakbrook Road) A tiny little Italian deli with enough seating for 7 or 8 people, the Italian coffee is award winning and you can see why. The … Read the Rest…

Oct
30
2014

La Copolla Deli

It’s the sort of place you could easily drive past but La Copolla Deli on Oakbrook Road (just past the entrance to Bingham Park if you’re heading out of town) is well worth stopping by for the simple reason it does what it does really really well. It’s a tiny little cafe – come – deli sandwiched between a hair dressers and an old Indian restaurant (it was the Clay Oven but will reopen in the next few weeks as Gigi’s Cucina). It has a few Italian cold cuts and cheeses and does some delightful mini Italian pastries. But the real star of the show here is the service. The flat capped owner welcomes you as you enter, passes the time of day pleasantly and is not over bearing – I hate all that fake posturing which you sometimes get, all bluster and insincerity. Great service costs nothing and it … Read the Rest…

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…