Here are 10 top things to do in and around our regio - May 10 to 18,2014:
Cirque du Soleil
Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Wednesday May 14-Sunday May 18
Cirque du Soleil bring their signature production Dralion, to Sheffield’s Motorpoint for five nights. This is the first time that Dralion, which celebrates its 15th anniversary next year, will have toured arenas in the UK. Fusing the 3,000-year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion is a spellbinding production blending amazing acrobatics, stunning choreography and live music with hilarious clowns. Tickets £55, show times vary. Tel: 0114 2 565656
Open Up Sheffield
Various locations across Sheffield, today and tomorrow, 11am-5pm
Sheffield’s artistic community open their work spaces to the public for a second weekend. Some artists work as individuals and some in groups, some in rooms in their own homes and some in dedicated spaces. All artists are available to demonstrate their skills and talk about their working practice. Free to attend. Visit www.openupsheffield.co.uk for information. Tel: 07501 206211
Sheffield Print Fair
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, today, 10am-4pm
To celebrate their Printing Sheffield exhibition, Museums Sheffield have teamed up with the Sheffield Print Fair for a very special sellers’ fair at the Millennium Gallery. Entry £1. Tel: 0114 2782600
Traditional Skills &
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Sheffield, today and tomorrow, 10am-4.45pm
Abbeydale’s historic workshops will come to life with demonstrations of forging and grinding and there will be stalls from artists and local producers with glass, ceramic, pewter and leather goods for sale. There will be also be live music and a barbecue hosted by Whirlow Hall Farm. Adults £4, concessions £3, accompanied children under 16 go free. Tel: 0114 2722106
Sheffield Does Vintage
Cutlers’ Hall, Sheffield, today, 10.30am-4.30pm
Sheffield Does Vintage’ returns to the Cutlers’ Hall. Hand-picked vintage stall holders bring their wealth of knowledge gained from years of experience with each one bringing their quality, affordable vintage clothing, jewellery and kitchenalia. You can also expect a mini vintage day out, with vintage tearoom, vintage-inspired workshops, a pop up beauty parlour, live music and more. £1 entry. Tel: 01142 768149
Kelham Island Knees Up
Kelham Island, Sheffield, Thursday May 15, 7pm-8.30pm
An entertaining Edwardian evening of Great War songs, stories and dances. Jack and Jock met during the Boer War and are now part of the Battalion Concert Band, stationed in Sheffield. Meet Jock at the Museum for tales of the Great War in the Little Mesters Street, and learn the ‘trench reel’ from Jack the Drill Instructor in the Crucible Melting Shop. End the evening in the Millowners Arms gallery for a knees up. Tickets £8. Tel: 0114 2722106
One Man Two Guvnors
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, Wednesday May 14 – Saturday, May 24
Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding, the National Theatre’s award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, embarks on its biggest-ever tour of the UK. Now seen by over 1 million people worldwide, this internationally acclaimed smash-hit is a glorious celebration of British comedy . Tickets start from £20, show times vary by day. Tel: 0114 2496000
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, Thursday May 15 May – Saturday June 7
A Sheffield Theatres Production, Jonathan Humphreys (Happy Days, The Village Bike) returns to Sheffield to direct this hilarious farce on the Crucible stage. When Bernard’s air hostess fiancée turns up at his apartment on an unscheduled stopover, he’s delighted to see her. The problem is, his other two girlfriends have had the same idea. As all three women prepare for a night with their husband-to-be, can Bernard stop his beautifully designed love life from crash landing? Tickets from £10. Show times vary. Tel: 0114 2496000
Wu Chi-Tsung’s Dust
Site Gallery, Sheffield, running until Saturday May 31, 11am-5.30pm
As part of Yorkshire Festival, Taiwanese artist Wu Chi-Tsung has brought his interactive exhibition Dust to the UK for the first time. The ideas and techniques behind Dust were originally tested during Wu’s residency at Site Gallery in 2006, and the installation has since been shown at the Shanghai Biennial. Inviting audiences to witness a shifting cityscape. Free to attend. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday. Tel: 0114 2812077
Insect Circus, Menagerie & Museum
Weston Park, Sheffield, Friday May 16 – Sunday May 18
To celebrate their 10th Anniversary The Insect Circus have been invited by the National Fairground Archive to help celebrate the archive’s 20th Anniversary by presenting their amazing show in a Big-Top at Weston Park.With its spectacular combination of magical world, physical theatre, circus skills and extraordinary costumes the Insect Circus is a variety show without parallel. Ten performers, including aerialists, a contortionist, a knife thrower and a magician are featured in a show of 10 acts. Tickets £12.50, concessions £10, children (under 13) £8. Family (two adults and two children) £32. Show times vary. Tel: 01359 268209
MORE THINGS TO DO, TOMORROW: SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014:
Car Boot Sale
Pack Horse Lane, High Green, S35 3HY, 9-1pm, set-up time from 8am. Pitch hire £7 per car, £9 per van. Admission free, all welcome. Refreshments available. Tel. 0114 2844444 to book a pitch.
South Yorkshire Transport Museum
Waddington Way, Aldwarke, Rotherham, 10.30-5pm, (last admission 4pm). £4 adult, £3 concessions. £9 family (two adults plus up to three chilren). www.sytm.co.uk
Spring Gala Day
Sheffield Jesus Centre
93 Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, S10 2FB, 3pm, admission free. Lots of family fun including charity shop, free face-painting, bouncy castle, craft stalls, homemade cakes and treats. Tel. 0114 2521155.
Big Band Concert
Langsett Dance Orchestra
Lomas Hall in Stannington, 4-5.45pm. Tickets £5 on the door, includes tea/coffee and biscuits. 10 and under free.
Traditional Crafts And Skills Event
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, S7 2QW, 10-4pm, £4 adult, £3 concession. Accompanied children go free.
Speaker at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 6.30pm, all welcome.
PUBS AND CLUBS: Sunday, May 11, 2014
Brass Band Night, The Imperial Club & Brewery Tap, Cliff Street, Mexborough, free entry.
Jade Adams, Albion Road Club, Albion Road, Rotherham.
Chris Treebeard, The Hillsborough Hotel, Infirmary Rd, 8.30pm.
Sunday Soul Food Open Mic Night, The Cremorne, London Rd, 8pm.
Broomhill Beatdown, Frontline, Relelations, Sentenced, Crowd Control, Cult Mentality, Dead Inside, Preserver, Curbstomp, South Sea Live in Sheffield.
Buzzard, Clowne Rock & Blues Club, Villa Park, Recreation Close, S43 4PL, 8.30pm.
Boyz, Sheffield Lane Top Club.
T.B.J Jazz, Delaney’s, Cemetrey Road, free until 3.30pm, £2 after music starts 4pm.