Top ten things to do this week

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1. Spence Broughton and the English Terror Manor Lodge Discovery Centre, Sheffield, Monday 7 March, 7pm-9pm

Spence Broughton was hanged in 1792 for his part in robbing the Sheffield and Rotherham mail. His body was put in a gibbet on Attercliffe Common, where it hung for 35 years, ‘buffeted by winds and storms’. Who was Broughton – and why was such punishment meted out for a crime committed without violence? An exploration of life in a time of revolution and repression, illuminated by poems from Rob’s collection The Purging of Spence Broughton, reissued by Longbarrow Press. Tickets: £6 (£5 for Friends of Sheffield Manor Lodge.Tel: 0114 276 2828 ext647

2. Mother’s Day Weekend Afternoon Tea, Tropical Butterfly House, Sheffield, Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 March

Treat your mum to a special Afternoon Tea for Two this Mother’s Day for just £36 including admission for two to the wildlife centre. That’s just £18 per person! Served from 11:30am - 5:30pm in the conservatory (with admittance to the centre from 10am) Additional adults: £17.25 per adult including admission, additional children: £16 per child including admission. The Afternoon Tea must be pre-booked and paid for in full. The Tropical Butterfly House is located just 5 minutes from the M1, junction 31, with free car parking. Tel: 01909 569416

3. Into the Woods, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, Saturday 5 March

Croft House Theatre Company present this magical musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, Company, Gypsy, West Side Story). Inspired by The Brothers Grimm, this Tony Award-winning show brings together all your favourite fairy tale characters including Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, the Witch, Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf. This is an amateur production. Age Guidance 12+. Tickets from £12.

4. Secret Egypt, Standard opening times are Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm.

Bringing together 150 objects from animal and human mummies to ceramics and jewellery, the exhibition invites visitors to explore a range of fascinating archaeological evidence. Free entry. 
Tel: 0114 278 2600.

5. More Magic of the Musicals, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, Sunday 6 March, 6.30pm

With a cast of over 100, this is a colourful spectacular of music and dance, featuring excerpts from Annie, Shrek, Chicago, Queen, Sweet Charity and Les Miserables. A charity gala production in aid of the Lyceum Theatre Fund. 

6. The Age of Abstraction, Graves Gallery, Sheffield, runs until Saturday 25 June

Abstraction was one of the most significant artistic developments of 20th century. Open Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 4pm (Wednesdays 1pm – 6pm) Closed Sunday - Monday & Bank Holidays. Free to attend. Tel: 0114 278 2600

7. Spring Craft Market, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, Saturday 5 March, 10am-4pm

Sheffield is a city full of talented, small scale producers and craftspeople making wonderful things, often entirely by hand. Choose from original artwork and prints, cards, jewellery, gifts and much more. Free to attend.Tel: 0114 278 2600

8. Anton & Eric.. Just Gotta Dance, Sheffield City Hall, Thursday 10 March, 7.30pm

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple when they return to Sheffield City Hall with a thrilling new show for 2016 to dazzle audiences across the UK.Featuring sensational new choreography, sparkling costumes and a sensational show band performing timeless music from the golden age including classic hits ‘Fever’, ‘Night and Day’, ‘Lullaby of Broadway’, ‘Too Darn Hot’, ‘Bye Bye Blackbird’ ‘Jealousy Downtown’ and ‘New York New York’. Tickets from £27.50.
Tel: 0114 2 789 789


9. The Outdoor City Weekender, Various venues across, Sheffield, Friday 11- Sunday 13 March

1.The Weekender is Sheffield’s celebration of the people and places that gives us our unique identity as The Outdoor City. Whether you walk, run, climb, ride, love family time in the great outdoors or are a self-confessed spectator rather than participator of outdoor activities, there is something for everyone in The Outdoor City Weekender line-up. Headline events include the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival at the Showroom Cinema, The Rab Climbing Works International Festival and the Magnificent Seven Hill Climb Challenge, plus many more activities more for outdoor enthusiasts- get involved! Tickets to some events apply. Visit www.theoutdoorcity.co.uk for more information.

10. Gangsta Granny, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, Tuesday 8- Saturday 12 March

The World Premiere of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny comes to Sheffield on its National tour. This wonderful new production is based on the amazing book by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling children’s author. It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could possibly imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny! Tickets £12.00- £22.00. Tel: 0114 2496000.

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