Storm Abigail is promising rain this weekend, but fear not- there are plenty of indoor activities and markets to get that cozy Christmas feeling (mulled wine helps too). Here are our top picks.
Being Human Festival
November 12- 22, various locations and times
Check beinghumanfestival.org/ for details
The nation-wide festival of humanities will bring a range of exciting events to Sheffield. A photo exhibition exploring the concept of home will be held at the Central Lending Library and a talk at the Sheffield Cathedral will question what it means to live a good life.
Sheffield Print Fair 2015
November 14, 10-4pm
St Mary’s Church and Community Centre S2 4QZ
£1, free for under 16s
More than 40 artists will be on hand to showcase the various methods of printmaking, including wood engraving, letterpresses, screen prints, and etching. The event also raises funds for St Mary’s Church.
November 13-19, various times
Showroom Cinema, S1 2BX
Adults: £8.30, concessions: £6
Shot entirely on iphones, Tangerine follows a sex worker who seeks revenge on her boyfriend after learning he has been cheating on her. Despite the sound of the plot, reviews on Rotten Tomatoes called it an ‘old-fashioned comedy at heart’.
November 13- December 24, 10am-6pm
Fargate, S1 2HE
Get into the festive spirit with this market, which will sell everything from artificial snow to noodles. The Santa’s grotto will be on hand for children and adults alike who’d like to put in a good word.
November 14, 10am-4pm
Millennium Gallery, S1 2PP
If the Christmas Market on Fargate wasn’t enough, get your shopping done at the Millennium Gallery this weekend. Vendors will offer original artwork, prints, cards, and various gifts as an alternative to the high street chains.
Animating Poetry Workshop
November 14, 10am
November 15, 4pm
Site Gallery, S1 2BS
FREE, booking required- email firstname.lastname@example.org
Young people between the ages of 14 to 19 will utilise poetry and paper cutting in this workshop to make a short animation based on the poem Questions of Travel by Elizabeth Bishop. Participants must attend both days.
Sheffield Girl Gang- The Craft
November 14, 5pm
Theatre Deli, The Moor S1 4PF
Sheffield Girl Gang is back with a screening of the cult 90s film, The Craft. After the success of screening Mean Girls, the group is organising workshops, pop-up stalls, live music, and art exhibitions alongside the film.
Sheffield Tattoo Show
November 14-15, 11am-7pm
Magna Science and Conference Center, S60 1DX
Adults: £13 in advance, £15 at the door, £25 for the weekend. Visit sheffieldtattoshow.co.uk
This year’s tattoo extravaganza will be based around a Star Wars theme. More than 100 tattoo artists will be participating, along with Star Wars props, live music, food, and a charity auction.