Going Out: Top things to do in South Yorkshire

Bowden Houstead wood by Terry Roe Darnall ''rowe-e1@sky.com
Bowden Houstead wood by Terry Roe Darnall ''rowe-e1@sky.com
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HERE we take a look at some of the event highlights coming up this week in Sheffield and around South Yorkshire.

Jack and the Beanstalk: University of Sheffield Drama Studio, Shearwood Road, Sheffield, Wednesday to Saturday, January 18 – 21, 7.30pm.

The Handsworth and Hallam Theatre Company are next week to present Jack & The Beanstalk, written by Stephen Duckham – a great family event.

The Durden family is very poor and the only possession left to sell is their cow, Daisy.

Grisly, Giant Blunderbores’s henchman, dupes Jack into parting with Daisy for a bag of beans before kidnapping the Squire’s daughter, Miranda, and taking them back to the castle in the clouds.

With the help of Fairy Green Bean, the beans are transformed into a huge beanstalk which Jack climbs followed by his family.

Many adventures follow above the clouds before they rescue Miranda and Daisy together with the Squire’s niece, Harriet.

Can Jack chop down the beanstalk?

Tickets are available from 07586 293546, or by emailing tickets@hhtc.info or by post from 46, Royston Avenue, Sheffield S20 6SG. Adults £10, OAP £7.50 and Children £5.

Winter Walk: Bowden Housteads Wood, Sunday, January 15, 10am – 1pm. Blow away the cobwebs with a bracing winter walk exploring one of Sheffield’s oldest woodlands. Tel: 0114 275 1176

Craft Club: Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, Sheffield, Monday, January 16, 10.30am – 12.30pm. Fancy trying your hand at knitting or crochet but don’t know where to start? Or do you have craft skills to pass on? Join craft experts and share and learn a range of crafting techniques. Craft Club at Museums Sheffield is part of a national programme that champions crafts in schools and communities. Get involved in making and creating knitting, stitching and crochet in a laid back, creative atmosphere. Suitable for all ages. Admission free. Tel: 0114 278 2686

Greentop Beginners’ Tight Wire: Greentop Community Circus Centre, St Thomas Building, 74 Holywell Road, Sheffield, first session on Monday, January 16, 6pm – 7.30pm. Learn the basics of tight wire! These sessions offer a fantastic introduction to this traditional circus skill. A good starting point for those interested in equilibristics or those wanting to develop their balance. This is a block of six weekly classes. The cost of the six classes is £45. Tel: 0114 224 8828

Entertaining Angels: Doncaster Little Theatre, Monday, January 16, 7.30pm. Recently widowed vicar’s wife Grace is enjoying her new-found freedom when shocking revelations force her to confront the truth of her marriage. A funny, touching,thought-provoking comedy by Richard Everett, directed by Barbara Upton. Tickets £10/£7.Tel: 0114 221 1900

Ghost Tour: City centre, meet Town Hall steps, Sheffield, Monday, January 16, 7.30pm. Have you ever wondered what secrets the city of Sheffield holds? Meet Mr P Dreadful, orator and storyteller. Tales of death, murder, scandals and horrors. £5 adults, £4 students and OAPs, £2.50 under 13s. Tel: 0114 220 3269

Louisa May Parker at Bank Street Arts: Bank Street Arts, 32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield, opens Tuesday, January 17, 10am – 5pm. This is the first opportunity to see an installation of related three-dimensional drawings by resident artist Louisa May Parker. A second exhibition in the drawing and illustration season brings together Becca Kelly and Shelley Hughes. Entry free. Tel: 0114 346 3034

Chatsworth in wartime - a talk: Chatsworth House, near Bakewell, Derbyshire, Friday, January 20, 11am. Join members of the expert Chatsworth team for a behind-the-scenes talk. The Chatsworth in Wartime talk is given by guide Shenagh Firth and takes place in Chatsworth Theatre (accessed via the lower garden entrance). Cost is £10 per person, which includes tea and coffee. Tel: 01246 565300

Chinese New Year Weekend at Museums Sheffield: Weston Park, Western Bank, Sheffield, Saturday, January 21, 11am – 3pm. Help Museums Sheffield launch ‘China: Journey to the East’ and celebrate the Chinese New Year. Activities include food and drink tasting, kite-making and Chinese dance, and have a go at Mandarin, Tai Chi, puppet workshops and more. Free event, suitable for all the family.Tel: 0113 278 2600.