Going Out: Ten top things to do in Sheffield region June 7 and 8, 2014

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Here are top 10 things to do in and around Sheffield this weekend - June 7 and 8, 2014


Garden Up

Botanical Gardens, Sheffield, Saturday June 7 & Sunday June 8, 10am-6pm

Sheffield’s premier flower and garden show takes place at the Botanical Gardens, Sheffield. This two day family event will showcase talent from the worlds of horticulture, architecture, landscape, art and design and more. Over 60 exhibitors and trade stands, garden sculpture, outdoor furniture and ideas for garden features are amongst the many attractions to enjoy. Adults £7.50 on gate, Concessions/OAP/Students £6.00 on gate. Tel: 07891 210315


Boeing Boeing

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, running until Saturday June 7

Last chance to catch this Sheffield Theatres Production, as Jonathan Humphreys (Happy Days, The Village Bike) returns to Sheffield to direct this hilarious farce on the Crucible stage. When Bernard’s air hostess fiancée turns up at his apartment on an unscheduled stopover, he’s delighted to see her. The problem is, his other two girlfriends have had the same idea. Tickets from £10. Show times vary by day. Tel: 0114 249 6000


Dawn French

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, Saturday June 7 & Sunday June 8, 8pm

One of Britain’s best loved female comedians comes to Sheffield. 30 Million Minutes will consist of various delights and riches, with the odd irksome tribulation thrown in, as Dawn takes audiences through the various lessons life has taught her. Tickets start from £35. Tel: 0114 249 6000


Yorkshire in Yellow

Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, Saturday 31 May- Sunday September 7

As Yorkshire counts down to the Grand Départ of the Tour de France, the Millennium Gallery is set to debut a major new display inspired by the Tour’s most iconic symbol. Part of the official Yorkshire Festival 2014. Free entry. Tel: 0114 278 2600


Rivelin Park

Rivelin Valley, Sheffield, Open daily

Nestled within the historic Rivelin Valley, the park offers plenty to entertain the kids, complete with new playground areas, cafe, picturesque walks, nature trails, ponds and a splash water park for when the weather gets warmer. Admission is free. Tel: 0114 2852663


Alfred Denny Museum Guided Tours

Alfred Denny Building, University of Sheffield, Saturday June 7, 10am, 11am & 12pm

Open to the public on the first Saturday of every month, the Alfred Denny Museum is a secret museum of weird and wonderful natural history. Established in 1905 and named after the department’s first professor of biology, many of the specimens have been in the museum since the early 1900s. Artifacts include the enormous skull of an extinct man size eagle, known as the ‘Terror Bird’, a half porpoise, fossilised tiny flying dinosaurs, and Sun Spiders with their ferocious, poisonous jaws.
Free entry, but you need to book your place on a tour. Tel: 0114 222 9308


Tour De Cinema

City Centre outdoor spaces, Saturday 7, Sunday, Thursday 12 & Friday 13 June

Sheffield’s documentary festival Doc/Fest bring their collaborative project with the Yorkshire Festival back to the city for a series of outdoor screenings. On Saturday the Peace Gardens, on Sunday Howard Street, on Thursday South Street Amphitheatre, before finishing with some inside screenings at Sheffield’s Plug venue. Free to attend. Times vary. Tel: 0114 276 5141


Sheffield Walking Tours

Sheffield City Centre, weekly, Tuesday- Saturday, 10.30am

A new walking tour for Sheffield! Why not take in sights old and new in Sheffield city centre. Your guide has lived, studied and worked in Sheffield all his life. He will show you round many of the city’s most interesting cultural and historical sites, on this fun and informative journey through the many ages of Sheffield. The tour operates on a first come first served basis. Please assemble at the Tourist Information Centre on Surrey Street at 10.30am. £5 per person. Tel: 0114 221 1900


Doc/Fest: Pulp Documentary Premiere

Sheffield City Hall, Saturday June 7, 5pm doors & 6pm start

A major event for the city, Doc/Fest brings the international documentary family together to celebrate the art and business of documentary making. Now in its 21st Year, the Sheffield festival is one of the top three documentary festivals and markets in the world. In recent years the festival has massively expanded to offer a diverse and exclusive programm of events for the public as well as it’s delegates. For the opening night Sheffield City Hall present a rock and roll European Premiere of Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets, (above). Tickets £15. Tel: 0114 2 789 789


Peace in the Park

Ponderosa Park, Sheffield, Saturday June 14, 12miday- 9pm

Having had a year break, Peace in the Park is back at Ponderosa for a full day of music, entertainment, cabaret, craft stalls, demonstrations, dance and activities. The one day festival promotes peace and understanding by bringing together communities through artistic, musical and vocal expression. Peace in the Park is organised by a group of artists, musicians, students, event organisers and other everyday Sheffield folk, working together in a not for profit collective. With a licensed bar plus lots of food stalls and it’s free to attend.