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1.Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Sheffield, open Sunday - Thursday

A unique eighteenth century industrial centre, Abbeydale Works was once a producer of agricultural tools and the largest water-powered industrial site on the River Sheaf. It is now a group of Grade I and Grade II listed buildings and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. See workers’ houses, waterwheels, workshops, tilt hammers, a grinding hull and the last complete crucible steel furnace surviving in the UK. Last year, a new Learning Centre, café, gallery and workshops was unveiled after £1 million Heritage Lottery Funding. Adults £4, concs £3, u16 go free. Mon-Thur 10-4pm, Sun 11- 4.45pm. Tel: 0114 272 2106

2. Peddler Night Market

Arundel Street, Sheffield, Saturday, March 7, 2pm-10.30pm

Offering craft beers, live music and a rotating line up of street food vendors, Peddler aims to be Sheffield’s best bi-monthly night market. The perfect setting for a post-work and pre-weekend get together, the night market will offer a refreshing change from the familiar end of the week routine. The night markets are currently situated at the foot of Arundel Street by the junction with Sylvester Street, in the heart of Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter. The event spreads across two wonderful ex-industrial buildings, Renown Works and 156 Arundel St. Entry is free.

3. Sister Act

Lyceum Theatre, March 10- 14

Sister Act is a musical comedy based on the 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg. Featuring original music by Tony Award winner and eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical. It is filled with powerful soul and gospel music, outrageous dancing and a moving story. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinburger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York. Tickets from £12. Show times vary by day. Tel: 0114 249 6000

4. Top Hat

Lyceum Theatre, Saturday, 3pm & 7.45pm

Top Hat tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont. An uplifting and hilarious romantic comedy celebrating 1930s song, style and romance. Tickets from £27. Times vary. Tel: 0114 2496000

5. Sheffield Steelers v Cardiff Devils

Motorpoint Arena, Wednesday, 7pm

Come and support local ice hockey as the Sheffield Steelers take on Cardiff Devils at home in a league game. Ice hockey is a thrilling, high octane sport with increasing followership due to the amazing audience atmosphere. Tickets £5.50 to £16.50. Tel: 0114 256 5656

6. The Great Outdoors - Paintings by Stanley Royale

Graves Gallery, Sheffield, until May 30

Stanley Royle was one of the most popular Sheffield painters of the 20th century. This major retrospective exhibition, the first in almost 30 years, will showcase Sheffield’s magnificent collection of his paintings. Free, Tues- Sat 11-4pm (Wed 1–6pm). Tel: 0114 278 2600

7. Festival of Debate

Various venues, until Tuesday, April 28

In the run-up to the General Election, The Festival of Debate presents a series of panel discussions, debates, Q&As, artistic responses and keynote speaker events, which aim to provide an opportunity for groups, organisations and individuals to get together over a range of issues to discuss them. www.festivalofdebate.com

8. SHU Fest

Various venues in Sheffield, running until Sunday, March 8

A week-long festival packed with fun and exciting events showcasing the talent and diversity of Sheffield Hallam University’s students and staff. Join them for live performances, interactive workshops and social events across the university including film screenings, music, dancing, craft, cookery and more. This year includes a Brazilian carnival, an Indonesian music demonstration, live acoustic guitar and singing performance, and a staff band. Everyone welcome. Entry to events is free. Tel: 0114 225 4127

9. Sheffield Does Vintage

Cutlers Hall, Sheffield Saturday, March 7, 10.30am-4.30pm

The vintage stallholders are hand-picked with each one bringing their quality, affordable vintage clothing, jewellery and kitchenalia. Vintage lovers can wile away the hours browsing through rail after rail of fabulous one-off vintage finds. As well as the vintage stalls, you can also expect a mini vintage day out - with a vintage tearoom, serving afternoon tea on dainty china, vintage inspired workshops, a pop up beauty parlour, armed with rouge and heated rollers, ready to transform you into a vintage starlet, live music and much more. Entry £2. Tel: 07746 125069

10. Playing For Time

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, Thursday March 12 - Saturday April 4

Arrested by the Nazis and transported east to Auschwitz, Fania’s fate seems sealed. But amid the horrors of the death camp, there is one small glimmer of hope: an orchestra of women prisoners kept alive to make music for their Nazi captors. Can Fania sing for her survival? Based upon Fania Fénelon’s autobiographical memoir, Arthur Miller’s masterful stage adaptation is a life-affirming story of the survival of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable horror. Marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the Centenary of Arthur Miller’s birth, Sheffield Theatres brings this extraordinary story to life on the Crucible stage. Tickets from £12. Show times vary by day. Tel: 0114 249 6000

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