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Saturday, November 16, 2013

1. Suitcase: Kindertransport

Sheffield Train Station, Saturday November 16, 10.30am, 3pm & 7.30pm

Seventy-five years after the first arrival of the 10,000 Kindertransport children in Britain, the Suitcase group tell the stories of those who were there. Performances: 10.30am, 3pm and 7.30pm. Free, but tickets must be booked. Tel: 07551 050875

2. Graves Park Animal Farm

Graves Park, Sheffield, open daily 9am-4pm

The Animal Farm is home to Highland cattle, sheep, donkeys, goats, pigs, deer, ducks, chickens, rabbits, chinchillas and lots of other animals. Free. Tel: 0114 258 2452

3. Christmas Lights Switch On

Sheffield City Centre, Sunday November 17, 1pm-5pm

Watch Sheffield sparkle, with real reindeer, traditional music, Father Christmas, giant walkabout snowman, a stilt walker, foodstalls, face painting, street entertainment, funfair rides and mince pie giveaways. Free. Tel: 0114 249 3075

4. Devonshire Market

Sunday November 17, 11am-5pm

Featuring street food, hot toddy and community-focused entertainment. Free. Tel: 0114 294 5057

5. Alice in Wonderland

Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield, Tuesday November 19, 7pm

Proteus Theatre bring music, physical theatre, circus and puppetry to create an anarchic, magical and mad-as-a-hatter version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tales. 2 hours, not suitable for under 5s. Tickets £10. Tel: 0114 249 6000

6. Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream

Motorpoint Arena, Wednesday November 20- Sunday November 24

Join your favourite princesses in a celebration of 75 years of Disney Princess stories, including modern day princesses Rapunzel and Tiana, the always elegant Cinderella and the one who started it all, Snow White. Tickets £14.85 - £41. Times vary. Tel: 0114 256 5656

7. Rustless: Harry Brearley Story

Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield, running until tomorrow, November 17

Showcasing items exploring the science, innovation and industry of stainless steel and how a Sheffield lad changed the world. Find out about Harry Brearley, the man behind the discovery. Follow his journey from the slums of Sheffield and his relationship with the steel industry, to fame and recognition. Sunday 11am to 4.45pm (closed Saturday). Adults £5, concessions £4 and accompanied U16s free. Tel: 0114 272 2106

8. Christmas Crackers

Millennium Gallery, Saturday November 16, 10am-5pm

The Millennium Gallery’s new fair showcases work from over 90 of the UK’s rising talents and leading craftspeople. Choose from original artwork and prints, cards, jewellery, gifts and much more. Free admission. Tel: 0114 278 2600

9. Colour Coded Exhibition

Weston Park Museum, Daily, 10am – 5pm

The Colour Coded Exhibition celebrates the history, science and significance of colour throughout the ages. From the first synthetic dye which set the Victorian fashion world ablaze, to the colourful art of Patrick Caulfield, it celebrates the emotional power which colour holds over us. Free. Tel: 0114 2782600

10. Santa’s Magical Kingdom

Meadowhall, Sheffield, Running until December 24, 10am-4pm

Meet Santa’s little helpers, the cheeky ‘gem-jester’ elf, and test yourself on the ‘good-o-meter’ before meeting Santa himself! Tickets are £4.50 per child (includes a free gift and a child’s voucher to skate for free at iceSheffield). Tel: 0114 256 8800