- Free kite-making sessions
As Mr Banks said, in the family favourite ‘Mary Poppins:’ “with tuppence for paper and strings, you can have your own set of wings...” Well it won’t even cost you tuppence at Chapeltown Park, on Cowley Lane, this weekend! Visitors to the park will be able to make their very own kite, completely free of charge this Saturday, when Friends of Chapeltown Park will be hosting-kite making sessions at the bandstand, from 10am to 1pm. There may even be bacon sandwiches!
- Talking ancient Egypt
Join leading Egyptologist, best-selling author and broadcaster, Professor Joann Fletcher, as she traces the development of Egypt’s ancient civilisation from its earliest inhabitants to the last of its pharaohs. From the rock art of Egypt’s first hunter-gatherers to the suicide of its legendary ruler Cleopatra, learn more about many of the sites filmed for Joann’s recent BBC series ‘Immortal Egypt’ with a talk at The Millennium Gallery on Sunday, from 2pm to 3pm, followed by a book signing.
- Votes for women talk
A talk on campaigning for votes for women in Sheffield will be given at Weston Park Museum this Saturday, from 2pm. The story of Emmeline Pankhurst and her two eldest daughters, and how they moved down to London, is well-known. But youngest daughter Adela stayed north, becoming Women’s Social and Political Union organiser for Yorkshire, basing herself in Sheffield. Learn more at this weekend’s talk - visit Eventbrite to book tickets in advance for £3 each.
- A brewery experience
Take a tour around Sentinel Brewery, see how the beers and ales are made, and enjoy tasting some of them for yourself this weekend. The Brew Club’s Brewery Experience is being hosted by a group of final year students at Sheffield Hallam University, studying Events Management. The event will raise funds for Cavendish Cancer Care, and will also double up as one of the students’ course modules, at the brewery on Shoreham Street, from 6pm to 9pm this Thursday.
- Handstand masterclass
Ever fancied mastering the art of the handstand? Well, wait no more, as Sheffield’s Handstand Master Class comes to Victoria Works, on Rowland Street, this weekend, with workshops on Friday (3pm-8pm), Saturday (12pm-5pm) and Sunday (12pm-5pm). The event, which is suitable for all levels, is hosted by Salt & Water, and will guide participants through a handstand movement training program, including foundation, technique, movement, stretching and flexibility.
- Running technique session
How can you improve your running technique and then keep the progress going?
BIG Running Weekend is hosting a straightforward workshop this Saturday, from 10.30am to 11.45am, at Ecclesall Woods. The session will cover the key aspects of running technique, and using running drills to firmly cement the movement patterns.
This will the first of three session being run throughout the day, each helping to develop running technique. There will be plenty of ideas and things for you to take that can be incorporated into your training. There will also be the opportunity for you to ‘gear test’ a selection of trail shoes. All the session will be led by experienced Run Leaders and coaches. Visit www.accelerateuk.com for further details and/or tickets to all this weekend’s events.
- Lou Lou’s vintage fair
Find unique, handpicked, quality goods with stalls of vintage fashion, accessories, home, collectables and more, as some of the UK’s fintest vintage traders head to Sheffield this week for Lou Lou’s Sheffield Vintage Fair.
Head to Sheffield City Hall, in Barkers Pool, this Saturday, to pick up affordable items, support independents and grab yourself a unique piece of the past. When you’re all shopped out, visit the vintage tea room to indulge in some treats, stop by the Bombshell Sheffield salon for a vintage makeover - complete with perfect pin curls and sky-scraping beehives - and listen to live music from Rebecca Jayne, who will be belting out hits from the 40s and 50s. The fair will run from 11am to 5pm, with £2 entry payable on the door. Under 12s will be admitted for free
- Meet the Chuckle brothers
To me....to you!
Feleing nostalgic for your childhood? Well never fear, The Original Bierkeller Sheffield is hosting a walk down memory lane this Thursday from 7pm to 3am, offering Sheffield visitors the chance to meet with two of their childhood heroes: Barry and Paul Chuckle. Tickets for the event start from only £3, so email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07736 148817 to book your table.
- The best of SHAFF 2018
Not here this weekend for Sheffield Adventure Film Festival? No problem!
Regather, on Club Garden Road, is presenting ‘The Best of SHAFF’ this Thursday, from 7.30pm to 10.30pm, showing off the best of everything that is to come this weekend. This event is always one of the most popular of the festival, so it’s advised to book your last minute tickets now, if you haven’t already got them. Visit Eventbrite for tickets, and shaff.co.uk for the full programme of this evening’s films.
- Outdoor City Weekender
The Outdoor City Weekender returns to the city this weekend, with four headline events - the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, the Rab Climbing Works International Festival, the Howard Street Inner City Mountain Bike Dual, and the Magnificent Seven bike race. Running from Friday to Sunday. Visit theoutdoorcity.co.uk