10 great things to do

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Looking for something to do? Here’s a list of our top ten

1. Gaslight

Kara Tointon plays Bella Manningham and Rupert Young husband Jack Manningham in one of the greatest psychological thrillers of all time. A tense and hugely satisfying evening of great British theatre, this new production of Gaslight is one not to be missed. Gaslight is at the Lyceum Theatre until Saturday. Tickets are priced from £17-£32 and can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres’ Box Office in-person, or call 0114 2496000 or Sheffield Theatres

2. Voulez Vous

Its time to dust off your platform boots and brush down your denims because Voulez Vous will be bringing their fab and groovy show to the Academy theatre to get everyone on their feet and dancing to the classic tracks from the Swedish superstars.

Voulez Vous were one of the first ABBA tributes to start the craze in 1991 and the band have travelled around the world wowing audiences with award-winning vocalists Gary Birtles, Phil Green, Lorrie Brown and Denise Johnson.

The Academy Theatre, Take2 Centre, Birdwell, Barnsley, S70 5TU, Saturday.

Show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £15. Box office, call 01226 744442. The Academy Theatre

3. Virtual Tour

Explore historic Kelham Island Museum in virtual reality. See areas of the museum that are usuallly inaccessible to visitors. It is intended to show more objects from the museum’s vast collection. Compatible with most Android and Apple phones and Samsung Gear VR headsets. The VR and 2D experience can be accessed via the Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust website: Kelham Island Museum

4. Animal Encounters

Tropical Butterfly House, Sheffield, open daily, 11am-4.30pm. Encounter the exotic and discover a wild family day out. Meet meerkats, owls, snakes and other animals during unforgettable animal encounters throughout the day.

Free-flying bird displays take place daily, featuring spectacular birds of prey, parrots and more. Adult admission £9.50, children £8.50 and under twos admitted free. For more information, call 01909 59416.

5. ALOIS NEBEL + Q&A (18)

It’s 1989, in a small train station in the Sudetenland near the Czech-Polish border. A chance encounter with a sanatorium patient propels loner Alois Nebel on a journey into Central Europe’s dark post-war past. We’re delighted to be joined by director Tomáš Luňák for a talk after the screening. The Showroom Cinema, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX, Wednesday, March 1, 6pm. Information and tickets at Showroom Work Station

6. Little Bookworms

Each week we will explore a new story through music, singing and craft activities, a fun and interactive reading group for parents, carers and pre-school age children, aged 2.5 years+.

It will be held at Ashdell, the Reception Classroom, Aurora House, 266 Fulwood Rd, S10 3BL, on Friday, March 3, 10-11.15am. Admission is £4 per child including refreshments. For more information and to book, call 0114 2663835, or Little Bookworms

7. Outdoors

Padley Gorge, Longshaw Estate, Derbyshire, open daily. What better way to blow away the cobwebs and explore a little bit of the Peak District. Padley Gorge is a stunning little valley of ancient woods and tumbling streams in the scenic Longshaw Estate just over the Sheffield border in Derbyshire.

Either start at Grindleford Station and work your way up or park at the Fox House to meander you way down. Free public access all day. Call 01433 637904.

8. Archie Fisher

Archie Fisher is recognised as Scotland’s foremost folk troubadour with a career spanning more than four decades.

Fisher came out of the vital UK folk scene in the 1960s that spawned The Incredible String Band, John Redbourn, Steeleye Span, and Bert Jansch.

Fisher’s release, Windward Away, is a collection of introspective ballads that evoke the wild and rough beauty of the Scottish border country.

Support from Pete Davies at The Roots Music Club, The Ukrainian Centre, 48 Beckett Road, Doncaster DN24AD, Friday, March 3, 7.30pm.

Tickets £10 on the door or £8 in advance from We Got Tickets - Roots Music Club Call 07939 148603.

9. The Folk Train

Have a great night out on the Hope Valley railway line. Enjoy live folk music from Crazy Heart on the train to and from Sheffield and a musical evening at The Rambler Country House Hotel. Catch the 7.14 pm train from Sheffield to Edale on Tuesday, February 28.

Expect an outstanding evening of vocal and instrumental presentations, with guitar, bass, banjo, ukeleles, flute, whistle and percussion.

Folk Train

10. Family Favourites

Musicians of Bremen will touch on the subjects of old age and attitude in our society, presented by Compagnie Animotion, The Civic Theatre, Barnsey, Sunday 26, 2.30pm, Monday 27, 10.30am and 1.30pm. Tickets £8, £6 concessions, £5 for children. To book call 01226 327000 or visit Barnsley Civic