Ten things to do in Sheffield today, November 20, 2015

Ellie-May, four and Ruby Foyster,two with Father Christmas at a Christmas light switch-on

Ellie-May, four and Ruby Foyster,two with Father Christmas at a Christmas light switch-on

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Between Christmas lights, theatre stage shows and Disney On Ice, there is so much to do in Sheffield this weekend.

Whatever you’re looking for, one of these is bound to tickle your fancy:


1. Rebecca

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, Tuesday 26 – Saturday 28 November

Rebecca is timeless; the book beloved by generations and the iconic Alfred Hitchcock film a classic of the genre. Now Rebecca bursts onto the stage, pictured right. Emma Rice, the award-winning director, has created a spellbinding new production of Daphne du Maurier’s masterpiece which conjures Cornish romance and theatrical magic. Tickets from £18. Tel: 0114 2496000


2. Enter the Dragon

Abbeydale Picture House, Sheffield, Friday, November 27, 8.30pm

November 27th this year marks what would have been Bruce Lee’s 75th birthday – an anniversary which will be celebrated at the Abbeydale Picture House with a screening of his final film, Enter The Dragon, widely regarded as one of the greatest martial arts movies of all time. Hosted at the Abbeydale Picture House – a Grade II listed 1920s picture palace cinema, bringing the sense of occasion to match an anniversary of a movie icon. With a bar stocked up with a selection of beer, ale, wine and popcorn, Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon will provide Friday evening entertainment with a kick. Tickets £6. Doors 7.30pm. Tel: 0114 22 33777


3. Glitz, Blitz & 70s Hitz

City Hall, Wednesday, November 25, 7.30pm

Three of the greatest, most exuberant, live bands of the seventies team up for Glitz, Blitz & 70s Hitz! Sweet are the quintessential glam rockers who sold more than 55 million records and had 34 number 1 hits including Blockbuster. Mud found fame in the 1970s when Tiger Feet became the biggest selling single of 1974, the same year that Lonely This Christmas became the Christmas number 1 and their music is as well-loved today as it was then. The Rubettes (featuring Alan Williams) are best known for their hit Sugar Baby Love that spent five weeks at no 1 in the UK and sold eight million copies worldwide. They had a further 15 international hits which established them as one of the true icons of 70s glam. Tickets £27.50. Tel: 0114 2 789 789


4. Moor Christmas Party and Lights Switch-On

The Moor shopping precinct, Sheffield, Sunday, November 22, 12.30-4.30pm

The Moor brings the spirit and sparkle of Christmas to the city centre with snow, live nativity, carols, tasty treats, panto characters, Santa and reindeer. It will be like being part of your very own Christmas Show. Free to attend.


5. Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment

Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, until tomorrow

Disney On Ice’s action-packed ice spectacular returns with four fun-filled Disney stories, showcasing beloved Disney characters. Tickets are £17.60-£45.10. Show times vary by day.

Telephone: 0114 256 5656


6. Legally Blonde

Lyceum Theatre, today

Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical about self-discovery. Based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde follows the story of sorority president Elle Woods as she crosses the country on a mission to find love at Harvard Law School. £12 – £23. Tel: 0114 249 6000


7. Yorkshire Artspace Open

Studios Weekend

Various venues,today and tomorrow

Spread across three sites in Sheffield, over 100 studios will open to the public, showcasing and selling the work of ceramicists, jewellers, designers, painters, metalsmiths, illustrators, sculptors and textile artists. Free family-friendly activities and workshops.Tel. 0114 2761769


8. Christmas Lights Switch-On

Sheffield City Centre, tomorrow, 2pm-5.30pm

Attractions at the event include a Christmas market, miniature ice rink, festive crafts in the Winter Garden and Father Christmas. Choirs, music and panto stars will entertain across the city centre alongside a couple of surprise guests. Children will also be able to meet film and TV characters and see a display of vehicles from the National Emergency Museum. The action begins at 2pm and the lights will be switched on at 5.30pm in the Peace Gardens.


9. Secret Egypt: Unravelling Truth from Myth

Weston Park Museum, Sheffield, runs until Sunday, April 10, 2016

Should we beware the mummy’s curse? Were the Egyptians obsessed with death? Did aliens build the pyramids? Secret Egypt will challenge some of the enduring myths about ancient Egypt perpetuated through films, books and other popular media. Bringing together 150 objects from animal and human mummies to ceramics and jewellery, the exhibition will invite visitors to explore a range of fascinating archaeological evidence to re-evaluate what they understand about this remarkable civilisation.Open Monday-Saturday 10am–4pm, Sunday 11am-4pm. Free entry. Tel: 0114 2782600


10. Going Public

Venues across Sheffield, until December 12

Sheffield has joined up with several major European art collectors to bring a programme of world-class exhibitions and unique events to the city. The Millennium Gallery will host a range of works from the Cattelain Collection by artists including Sol LeWitt, Do Ho Suh, Dan Flavin, Anthony McCall and more. Rarely-seen works and archival material by Marcel Duchamp will form a focused exhibition at the Graves Gallery. Installations by Jake and Dinos Chapman, Maurizio Cattelan, Fiona Tan among other leading contemporary artists, will be displayed throughout Sheffield Cathedral. Site Gallery and Sheffield Hallam University’s SIA Gallery will present an exhibition of work by leading contemporary Cantonese artists drawn from dslcollection. www.museums-sheffield.org.uk

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