Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, today, 3pm & 7.45pm
It’s back and it’s gonna live forever! Take a hi-octane rollercoaster ride with this brand new production based on the Oscar-winning musical film and hugely successful TV series. Join a group of star-struck wannabes as they embark on their quest for fame. With breathtaking dance routines and showstopping tunes Fame is the feelgood sensation that you will never forget. Tickets start from £24. Tel: 0114 2496000
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, today, 2.30pm & 7.30pm.
Last chance to catch this critically acclaimed dance adaption of Barry Hines’ celebrated story. Adapted and choreographed by Barnsley-born director Jonathan Watkins, eight professional and 20 young local dancers combine dance, physical theatre and puppetry in this world première production.
Tickets start from £10.
Tel: 0114 2496000.
3. Sheffield Adventure Film Festival
Showroom Cinema, Sheffield, today and tomorrow
Sheffield Adventure Film festivals returns to the Showroom cinema with more than 100 of the best adventure, travel and extreme sports films, suitable for all the family to enjoy.
There will also be a range of free activities for kids to try out on site courtesy of the YHA.
Tel: 0114 275 7727.
4. Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Winter Garden, Sheffield, today, 10.30-12pm.
As part of Sheffield Libraries’ Multi-Story Festival, join the Big Library Bear in the Winter Garden for a special Teddy Bears’ Picnic.
Stories, rhymes and dance with musician Martin Harwood.
Don’t forget your teddy! Free family event aimed at children 0-5 years.
Tel: 0114 2506843.
5. World Snooker Championship Qualifiers
Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Wednesday April 8- Wednesday April 16
The qualifying rounds of snooker’s biggest tournament, the World Championship. Tickets from £11. Tel: 0114 2233777.
6. Sheffield & the First World War
Weston Park Museum, Sheffield, until Sunday March 1 2015.
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, a conflict which impacted on millions of people all over the world. As museums around the UK mark the centenary, Weston Park launch a new exhibition which explores Sheffield’s experience of a global tragedy. From poignant personal possessions, to mementoes brought back to Sheffield from the front, the exhibition will illustrate the very local and personal impact of the war to end all wars. Admission is free, exhibition open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 11am4pm. Tel: 0114 2782600.
7. Peppa Pig’s Big Splash
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield Tuesday April 8 & Wednesday April 9, 10am & 1pm.
Come and join Peppa and friends for another all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles! Peppa Pig returns live on stage with super cute puppets and brilliant sing-along songs in this new show that will brighten your day. Tickets start from £14.
8. Extreme Mountain Bike Stunt Show & Tour De Cinema
South Street Park Amphitheatre, Sheffield, today, 3pm-6pm
Sheffield’s Adventure Film Festival and the Yorkshire Festival team up to provide an afternoon of activity at the Amphitheatre behind Sheffield Train Station. Champion biker Danny Butler will present demonstrations from the UK and Europe’s number one mountain bike and Trials/BMX teams. From 4pm Tour de Cinema will then present a series films shown on a large outdoor screen, including Velorama – a new, specially-commissioned film created from stunning BFI archive film about a century of the bicycle. Free admission.
9. Wu Chi-Tsung’s Dust
Site Gallery, Sheffield, until Saturday May 31, 11am-5.30pm.
As part of Yorkshire Festival, Taiwanese artist Wu Chi-Tsung returns to Site Gallery, bringing interactive exhibition Dust to the UK for the first time. The ideas and techniques behind Dust were originally tested during Wu’s residency at Site Gallery in 2006, and the installation has since been shown at the Shanghai Biennial. Inviting audiences to witness a shifting cityscape, filling the space with moving light and shadow, the installation draws playful parallels with the pace of urban development in Asia today. Free to attend. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday. Tel: 0114 2812077.
10. Sheffield Walking Tours
Sheffield City Centre, weekly, Tuesday- Saturday, 10.30am.
Why not take in sights old and new in Sheffield city centre with a guide who has lived, studied and worked in Sheffield all his life.
He will show you round many of the city’s most interesting cultural and historical sites, on this fun and informative journey through the many ages of Sheffield, from the historical centre to the modern architecture of Sheffield Winter Garden and the cultural industries renaissance.
The tour operates on a first-come- first-served basis.
Please assemble at the Tourist Information Centre on Surrey Street at 10.30am. £5 per person. Tel: 0114 2211900.