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DRAW one of these, win a commission.

That’s the challenge thrown down for this year’s Great Sheffield Art Show.

Organisers want you to send your drawings of zebras and, for the one they like the best, the artist will be commissioned to turn it into a painting. It will then take pride of place at the event before being auctioned for charity.

Why a zebra? There is a reason but organisers won’t reveal it yet. Odd.

Sheffield Great Art Show runs from July 8 to 10 at Sheffield University’s Octagon Centre. Enter at www.gsas.co.uk

Fest feast

A REMINDER: no excuses to be bored this weekend with two different festivals taking place in Sheffield.

As reported in The Diary, literary lovers will be able to wow themselves on words at the city’s first ever Poetry Festival, while film fans will have the chance to immerse themselves in movies at the No Limits student film extravaganza.

Details of the more than 30 poetry sessions and 150 movies at www.sheffieldfilmfestival.org.uk and www.nolimitsfilmfestival.com

Chops are off

SAD news in Millhouses, Sheffield, where a family butchers is to close after 55 years.

Keith Drake will shut his self-named shop - based in Terminus Road and originally opened by his pa - at the end of the week.

Get your chops while you can.