Street food, vintage fairs and catwalk fashion - ten things to do in Sheffield this weekend

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October has rolled around and if you’re wondering where the time has gone, don’t worry. There’s plenty to do this weekend -- here are our top picks.

Going Public Tour

October 3, 12pm

Millennium Gallery, S1 2PP


Tour all five locations of the Going Public exhibitions in one go. The Chapman brothers’ sculpture of a naked, bleeding man in the Sheffield Cathedral has already gained considerable attention, but works by artists Sara Lucas, Marcel Duchamp, Do-ho Suh, and Maurizio Cattelan are also worth a look. This is the first of six tours held throughout the exhibition, which runs until Dec 12.

Peddler Night Market

Oct 3, 5pm-10.30pm

Oct 4, 2pm–10.30pm

Arundel Street, S1 4RN


Peddler Night Market has shaken up Sheffield’s food scene since it began a year ago. The market will celebrate its first birthday this weekend with live music, djs, and “fire-breathing, angle-grinding dancers” on Saturday. An exhibition by The Designers Republic, a graphic design studio, will open on Friday at 156 Arundel St.

Steam Gathering, Antiques & Craft Fayre

Oct 3, 10am-5pm

Oct 4, 11am-4pm

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, S7 2QW

£4 for adults, £3 concession tickets, and FREE entry for children under 16

A collection of steam rollers, traction engines, classic cars and motorbikes will be on display at this locomotive bonanza. The event will also feature traditional craft demonstrations from iron smelting to cane seating. Live music, food from Whirlow Hall Farm BBQ, and various market stalls will provide fun for the whole family.

Sheffield Style Show

Oct 3-4, 10am-5pm

High Storrs School, S11 7JH

£10 tickets, online at www.sheffieldstyleshow.com

If you missed out on London Fashion Week, nab front row seats at fashion shows held in Sheffield this weekend. There will also be 30 stalls showcasing local designers, boutiques and local businesses. The event will raise funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Lou Lou’s Sheffield Vintage Fair

Oct 3, 11am-5pm

Sheffield City Hall, S1 2JA

£2 entry, FREE entry for children 12 and under

Winner of the Best Vintage Fair in the UK for three years in a row, this fair will take place at City Hall on Saturday. In addition to vintage clothes and home goods, a beauty salon will be on site to help you achieve those pesky pin curls you’ve always dreamed of. Tea and treats will also be available.

Litter Picking

Oct 3, 10am

Little Shop of Chocs, S7 1FF

Co-op in Heeley, S2 3AJ

Oct 4, 3pm

Thompson, Walton, Khartoum Road, S11

Bring the whole family to do some neighbourly good this weekend. Litter picks will take place in Sharrow and Heeley on Saturday, while a third group will sweep the area between the botanical gardens and Ecclesall Road on Sunday.

Memories of Now

Oct 3, 11am-3pm

Moor Theatre Delicatessen, S1 4PF

FREE, donations welcome

Catch the last day of this virtual reality experience this Saturday. Visitors can don the Oculus Rift headgear and select seven different personal stories collected from Age UK members in Sheffield. Director Ben Carlin wanted to encourage intergenerational bonds by featuring stories ranging from bellydancing to the blitz.

Sheffield Theatres’ Fun Palace Open Weekend

Oct 3, 10am-7pm

Oct 4, 10am-4pm

Sheffield Theatres, S1 1DA

FREE- register for events and check the full schedule at http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/event/fun-palaces-sheffield-theatres-open-weekend/

Record your own voiceover or create a prop cocktail through the workshops available at the Crucible. Learn more about what goes on behind the scenes and marvel at costumes and set designs up close. On Saturday night, a Silent Disco will run at 6pm.

Green Homes Open House cycle tour

Oct 4, 10am-4pm

Various Locations, starting at Barker’s Pool, S1 2HB

FREE, register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cycle-tour-of-green-homes-sheffield-tickets-18734279735

Join a cycle tour to 11 homes around Sheffield and learn how you can make more affordable and eco-friendly adjustments. Ask questions about how to install solar panels, insulation and triple glazed windows, or simply go along for the ride and enjoy a peek into people’s houses.

The Fade

Oct 5, 6pm

Showroom, S1 2BX

£8.30 adults, £6 concessions

This one-off screening of the documentary follows four black barbers in Ghana, Jamaica, America, and the UK. Learn about the cultural significance of the barbershop in black communities and watch as the man behind Jay Z’s hair perfects his craft.