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1.Crazy Creatures Family Concert
Crucible Theatre, Saturday 24 January, 2pm Music in the Round new commission by their award-winning Children’s Composer in Residence, Paul Rissmann brings to life two brilliant children’s stories, The Duck With No Luck and A Cat Called Scratch by Jonathan Long and Korky Paul. Tickets £10 & £6. Tel: 0114 249 6000
2. The Snow Queen
Library Theatre, Sheffield, Saturday 24 January, 2.15pm and 7.15pm
Come and join Gerda on her journey as Easy Street Theatre present the enchanting tale of The Snow Queen. Myth, legend and fantasy combine in this spell-binding story told in true pantomime tradition, scripted by Alan Frayne. Tickets: Adults £9 Concessions (under 12s / OAPs) £7. Tel: 07542 131 449
3. Blood Brothers
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, Saturday 24 January, 3pm & 7.45pm
Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi award-winning Blood Brothers. Written by Willy Russell, this legendary musical tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Tickets from £18. Tel: 0114 249 6000
4. Steelers v Coventry Blaze
Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Saturday 24 January, 7pm Come and support local ice hockey as the Sheffield Steelers take on Coventry Blaze. Tickets range from £5.50 to £16.50. Tel: Tel: 0114 256 5656
5. To Kill A Mocking Bird Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield Tuesday 27 - Saturday 31 January
Set in the Deep South, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of racial injustice enveloping a small-town community.
Show times vary by day.
Tickets from £11–£26.
6. Hillsborough – From Parade Ground to Burial Ground
Walk, Sunday, January 25, 1pm–3.30pm.
March back into history with Ron Clayton. Learn about the sudden death of a lonely VC winner and visit his grave in eerie Wardsend Cemetery. Meet at Hillsborough Interchange at 1pm. Stout footwear required and wrap up warm. Shivers down your spine guaranteed.
7. An Evening with Sylvester Stallone
Sheffield City Hall, Sunday 25 January, 7.30pm
The A-list Hollywood movie legend is making his first visit to the city for his only ‘intimate evening’ to talk to fans about his amazing career. The actor, writer, producer and director of almost 90 movies is one of Hollywood’s biggest-ever box office draws, from his breakthrough Rocky role in 1976 to his latest block-buster movie franchise, The Expendables. He will share his private moments and insights from his outstanding career as he is interviewed live on stage for 90 minutes by BBC radio and TV presenter Mike Read. The evening will also include the chance for fans in the audience to ask him questions and win amazing prizes. Tickets start from £45. For more information telephone 0114 2789 789
8. Strictly Come Dancing
Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Tuesday January 27, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour returns to the Motorpoint Arena with a brand new line-up of your favourite celebrities and dancers from the hugely popular BBC One show. Strictly fans get to watch the celebrity dancing couples competing for the best scores from TV judges Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood & Bruno Tonioli and will then get to vote themselves with their mobile phones. Mark Wright, Caroline Flack and Alison Hammond will join the 2015 celebrity line-up, joining rugby star Thom Evans and Frankie Bridge from The Saturdays. Tickets from £45. Tel: 0114 256 5656
9. The Great Outdoors - Paintings by Stanley Royle
Graves Gallery, Sheffield, running until 30 May
Stanley Royle was one of the most popular Sheffield painters of the 20th century. This major retrospective exhibition, the first in almost 30 years, will showcase Sheffield’s magnificent collection of his paintings, the largest in the country. This exhibition will include works from throughout his career including iconic paintings such as Morning on the Derbyshire Moors, Sheffield from Crookes, and his last ever painting Mevagissey, Cornwall (1960). Free entry. Open Tuesday - Saturday 11am-4pm (Wednesdays 1pm–6pm). Tel: 0114 278 2600
10. Wentworth Castle Gardens
Stainborough, Barnsley, open Monday - Friday 11am-3pm, Weekends 10am-4pm
There are many attractions just a short distance from Sheffield. Why not explore the historic gardens of Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park. The estate’s Grade 1 landscape and formal gardens are nationally significant for their extensive monuments, housing some of the earliest Gothic follies in the country. With lovely way-marked trails to explore, a deer park and the Victorian Conservatory housing exquisite blooms from around the world there’s plenty to see. Tickets for car park, gardens & adventure playground: Adults £6.50, Concessions £5.50, Children (3-16) £3.25. Car park £3. Tel: 01226 776040