10 of the best things to do in and around Sheffield this week

If you are looking for things to do in Sheffield over the next few days then take a look at our pick of the best.

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 3:26 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st November 2019, 3:26 pm
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that it will be appearing at Sheffield Cathedral with a production of A Christmas Carol on Thursday, November 28. Phone 0114 2753434 for tickets.

Discon Festival 2019

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The Happy Mondays

A collaboration between the Discus and Confront labels brings you music from leading improvising musicians on Saturday, November 30, 4.30-10pm. Appearing at The Holt Café, 156 Arundel Street, Sheffield, will be the Deep Blue Quartet, Mark Wastell, Luigi Marino, Mick Beck, John Jasnoch, Walt Shaw, Dave Kane, Michael Bardon and Inclusion Principle. Admission is £10. Book in advance – PayPal transfer to [email protected], i

One for crafty types

The Northern Craft Fair returns to Sheffield this weekend.

The event takes place on Saturday, 11am-5pm, hosted by Northern Craft at Trafalgar Warehouse, 120 Trafalgar Street, S1 4JT. There will be 50+ tables featuring the finest crafts in the north and beyond. There will also be street food, craft beer, workshops and interactive fun for all the family.Visit www.northerncraft.co.uk

Kelham Island Museum.

Elvis in concert

One of the most unique concert experiences of recent years is set to return to Sheffield, having won the hearts of critics and fans a-like, as Elvis returnsd with a comeback special.

The six-date arena tour is stopping off at the FlyDSA Arena on Thursday, November 28.Tickets are available from the ticket hotline 0114 256 56 56 or online at www.flydsaarena.co.uk.

Santa's secret grotto

The Christmas post room with Santa's secret grotto returns to Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Upper Arcade, in Sheffield between Saturday, November 23 and Saturday, December 7, 9am-9pm. Santa’s grotto post room prices: £6.50 – child visit to Santa (includes gift), £3.50 – adults accompanying child (includes access to the post room); post room only prices: £3.50 for adults and children (does not include a visit to Santa). For tickets visit www.meadowhall.co.uk/postroom

A night of jazz

Ingrid and Christine Jensen with the Whirlwind Jazz Orchestra will perform at Crookes Social Club on Friday, November 22.

Over the past 20 years or so, as trumpeter and saxophonist respectively, the Canadian Jensen sisters have each shaped prolific careers in contemporary jazz.This programme features original and arranged compositions performed by an 18-piece big band and start5s at 8pm.Tickets are £15/£12, NUS £8, 15-17 year olds £3, under 15s free.Cash only on the door. Advance tickets (no additional booking fee) are available from the website www.ticketsource.co.uk/sheffield-jazz

Winter Weekend

Welbeck Winter Weekend is set to champion regional makers and producers.

Nottinghamshire’s Welbeck estate will be hosting its annual Winter Weekend between November 22-24, bringing together more than 100 artisan makers and food producers and championing local suppliers.The event is free to enter and to park. Opens at 10am and runs until 5pm on Friday and Saturday and until 4pm on Sunday. For more details: www.welbeck.co.uk.

Happy Mondays on stage

Indie legends The Happy Mondays take to the stage at Sheffield’s O2 Arena tomorrow, 6.30-11pm.

The minimum age is 14 and the entry price starts at £32.50 plus fees.Happy Mondays are an alternative rock band formed in Salford, Greater Manchester, 1985.The band is fronted by Shaun Ryder, who formed the band with his brother Paul Ryder, who plays bass, and features crazy Bez, who dances and plays percussion.

Meanings of Dreams

Dr Erin Maglaque explores the meanings of dreams in the Renaissance at Kelham Island in Sheffield.

The event takes place tonight, 6.30pm-8pm, at Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street. Dr Maglaque will explore everything from dream literature, to daydreamers, to the import of dreams in everyday life. Otis Mensah, Poet Laureate of Sheffield, will perform a bespoke poem taking themes from the research. This event is led by the University of Sheffield and forms part of the Being Human National Festival of the Humanities, organised by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Public Engagement Team, Partnerships and Regional Engagement.

Stargazing night

An evening of stargazing at the winter wonders above Sheffield takes place this weekend.

The event at Sportsman Lodge Moor, 569 Redmires Road, is on Saturday, from 7.30pm.A spokesman for Sheffield Astronomical Society said: “ Winter constellations are starting to appear, but some of the summer ones are still visible. Get the best of both worlds.” For more information visit Sheffieldastro.org.uk