Top 10: Things to do in South Yorkshire - Feb 19 to 27, 2011.

Creative event: Make Chinese lanterns at Brinsworth Community Library.

Creative event: Make Chinese lanterns at Brinsworth Community Library.

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1 Daily to November, Sports Lab: The Science Behind the Medals, Weston Park Museum, Sheffield

Ever wondered what it takes to win a gold medal? Will a shark-skin suit make you swim faster? Test your physical abilities and take a look at the latest sporting technologies and the inspiration behind them.

n T: 0114 278 2600

2Daily to 27 Feb, from 11am, Pots Pixels and Paintings, Exhibition Space, The Moor, Sheffield

Zandra Putt will be presenting a new range of Raku Fired Ceramic ware. Individual one off pieces, made using a variety of techniques and clays.

n T: 0114 221 1900

3Feb 19, 7.30pm, Phantom & The Musicals, Doncaster Civic Theatre, Waterdale, Doncaster

Barry Walker’s Smackee makes a welcome return bringing you all the latest and greatest from London’s West End and Broadway in this action-packed, two-hour presentation. £16

n T: 01302 342349

4Feb 21-26, 6pm-8.30pm, Russian Film Week, Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, Sheffield

Big budget event movies have become a feature of the contemporary Russian film industry, but they rarely make the transition to big screens overseas. Admission charges

n T : 0114 275 7727

5 Feb 21-27, 11am-4.45pm, Skates of Steel, Kelham Island Industrial Museum, Alma St, Sheffield

Sheffield’s got the edge with ‘Skates of Steel’, the exhibition in the Hawley Gallery focuses on a long and celebrated history of making skating blades. Free admission

n T: 0114 272 2106

6 Feb 21, 10am-12.30pm, Chinese Lanterns, Brinsworth Community Library, Rotherham

A great half term activity for children between 9 and 12 years. Come along and learn the art of Chinese Lantern making and Rabbit crafts.

n T: 01709 373028

7 Feb 22, 11am-11.45am, History of Football, Weston Park Museum, Western Bank, Sheffield

Come and learn about the development of football from the staff and officials of the world’s first football club, Sheffield FC, formed in 1857. Places should be booked in advance. £2

n T: 0114 221 1900

8 Feb 24, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Cocoa Knit Club, 462 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield

Sneak into the Cocoa Lounge & Butterfly Boudoir; tea, chocolate and chat with other knitters and create beautiful things (inc socks!). Everyone is welcome, just turn up with a smile and your kneedles.

n T: 0114 268 5050

9 Feb 25, 1pm-5pm, Homes for Feathered Friends, Rosehill Victoria Park, Rotherham

Learn how to make your own next boxes to give birds a helping had ready for the nesting season. An ideal garden feature to attract some feathered visitors.

n T: 01709 822453

10 Feb 25, 7pm-11pm, Last Laugh Comedy Night, Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster

One of the longest standing Comedy Clubs in the UK presents an evening of laughs, laughs and more laughs in this one-off night in Doncaster. £12

n T: 0114 210317

n For further events information or more ideas about what to see and do in Sheffield and the South Yorkshire region, call Sheffield Tourist Information Centre on 0114 221 1900 or visit www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/visit

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