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1 Queen Coal

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield, running until Saturday, November 22 The Studio is for this production into a new and exciting format. The show is performed in-the-round on a huge, specially built, raised stage which fills the entire space. A brand new play from Bryony Lavery (Frozen, Beautiful Burn-out) and directed by Robert Shaw Cameron, Queen Coal tells an intensely powerful story of an industry in turmoil and one woman’s struggle at the front of the picket line. This production contains strong language. Show times vary by day. Tickets start from £12. Tel: 0114 249 6000

2 White Christmas

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, running until today An amateur production by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe Ltd, based on the timeless film, this heart-warming musical adaptation, pictured right, features 17 Irving Berlin songs. Vet-erans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II and with romance in mind, they follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge. Tickets £12– £23. Tel: 0114 249 6000.

3 Horror Souk

Moor Deli, Moor Shopping Precinct, Sheffield, running until Saturday, November 22 A new kind of market comes to The Moor: Horror Souk. On sale are not your normal goods and services. Here, in a cavernous long-for-gotten shopping complex, you can buy fear, frights and freak outs. Featuring 10 brand new pieces of immersive performance by emerging artists, who need you to experiment on. Theatre Delicatessen invites, welcomes and dares you to cross the threshold and join in. Come and face your fear, Frankenstein. 7pm, 8pm, 9pm Mon – Sat. Entrance fee £5 / £4 concession and pay what you decide to each artist. Tel: 07908 764480.

4 The Great Teddy Bear Event

Hilton Hotel, Sheffield Quayside, tomorrow, 10.30am-4pm Now in its 5th year, The Great Yorkshire Teddy Bear Event showcases the finest bear artistry from the UK, Europe and the rest of the World. Hosting more than 50 exhibitors offering fantastic artist bears, antique bears, specialist teddy bear shops, teddy bear jewellery and more in the fabulous Hilton Hotel, Sheffield. Bringing the best in Teddy Bears to Yorkshire, the event continues to raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Bluebell Wood Hospice. Entrance to the event £3.50 for adults. Accompanied children under the age of 16 free. Tel: 0114 2525500

5 St Andrews Music Festival

St Andrews Church, Psalter Lane, running until tomorrow The Delphi Trust has been actively supporting live music and associated education projects in Sheffield since 1999. This year the trust is staging a music festival in St Andrew’s Psalter lane Church with a diverse line-up, including The Northern String Quartet, Zhok Hora Sheffield’s own klezmer band, traditional folk trio Bright Season, The Music Academy’s inspiring young musicians, singer – songwriter Neil Sweeney

6 Handmade for Christmas

Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, open daily, running until Sunday, January 11 This winter the Millennium Gallery brings together work by over 90 artisan makers from across the British Isles for one of the North’s leading showcases of the latest in contemporary craft and design. Handmade for Christmas features a range of textiles, jewellery, accessories, prints and homeware, hand-crafted by artists and designers in workshops and studios throughout the UK. Free entry. Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm. Tel: 0114 2782600.

7 Bryan Adams

Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Tuesday No-vember 18, 7.30pm. Prolific rock singer Bryan Adams re-turns to Sheffield with the 30th land-mark album Reckless. Since its release in 1984, Reckles’ has gone three times Platinum in the UK alone. It spawned huge hits such as Run to You, Kids Wanna Rock, Somebody, and the anthem Summer of ’69. Tickets £43.45.Tel: 0114 2 5656568 The Snowman Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, Wednesday, November 19 – Sunday, November 23 When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. Based on Raymond Brigg’s much-loved book and featuring Howard Blake’s classic song Walking In The Air, this enchanting live show, pictured left, has thrilled audiences throughout the world since first appearing on stage 20 years ago in 1993. Be a part of the magic. Show times vary by day. Tickets start from £17. Tel: 0114 2496000

9 West Side Story

Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield, Friday 21 & Saturday, November 22, 7.30pm Mount St Mary’s College present this classic musical resetting the story of Romeo and Juliet in 1950s New York. A story of love and rivalry between two teenage gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks are taunted by the Jets, as each gang struggles for control of the neigh-bourhood somewhere in the West Side of New York City. Please note disabled access is not available. Tick-ets £15 & £12. Tel: 0114 249 6000.

10 Quizoola24!

Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, Friday, November 21, midnight Museums Sheffield is thrilled to welcome Forced Entertainment to the Millennium Gallery for what will be a truly memorable experience. Quizoola24! is a durational performance based on a text of more than 2,000 questions. Performed by a team of three actors in smeared clown makeup, the players/performers take turns choosing questions from the text and making up answers on stage, lending the piece a unique live energy. Normally six hours long, the performance has only been performed over 24 hours once before, at London’s Barbican. Audience members will receive wristbands allowing them to arrive, leave and return at any point – party snacks and caffeine will be provided. Tickets £24 (12-hour tickets avail-able, £12). Tel: 0114 2798977.