Ten things to do in Sheffield this weekend; from festivals and exhibitions, to screenings and brewery tours - July 5-8

Listen to new local talent at Yellow Arch Studios
Listen to new local talent at Yellow Arch Studios
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Try your luck on the 'Bouncy Cage of Doom,' tour and tipple your way around The Sheffield Brewery Company, or celebrate all the fun of the farm at Whirlow this weekend.

There's no shortage of fun to be had in Sheffield this weekend, so whatever your taste, we think we have something to delight the whole family...

Head to Whirlow Hall Farm for some fun this weekend...

Head to Whirlow Hall Farm for some fun this weekend...

1) Run, bounce, dance and jump your way around this weekend, as ‘The Monster’ regresses you to your childhood, allowing you to take on 42 brand new obstacles, including an 18m ‘Mega Slide,’ a ‘Tunnel of Love,’ and ‘The Bouncy Cage of Doom!’ The fun doesn’t stop once you’ve conquered The Monster of course, at Sheffield’s FlyDSA Arena this Friday July 6 to Sunday July 8, enjoy a wide range of snack food. With live DJ’s, giant adult ball pits and other crazy activities. Visit flydsaarena.co.uk for details and tickets.

2) Cliffhanger – Sheffield’s inner-city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors - returns for summer 2018, with another jam-packed weekend of free events, activities, and adventure. Kicking off this Friday July 6 and running until Sunday July 8, there’s something for all the family to enjoy, so visit theoutdoorcity.co.uk for details

3) For many years now, Sharrow Festival has been uniting the local community, running for over 20 years from its base in Mount Pleasant Park
There will be a selection of community stalls running throughout the day at this year’s annual free event, which gives residents the opportunity to unite in celebration, whilst also enjoying a host of local musical talent. Since starting in 1998 the Sharrow Festival has grown in size and reputatio, and this evolution has seen the event expand to multiple stages and areas, featuring a carefully selected line-up that is both musically and culturally diverse. In addition to the performance stages there will be sporting activities, a legal live graffitti area, workshops and children’s entertainment. The festival will run on Saturday July 7, from 12pm to 8pm.

4) The Sheffield Brewery Company’s guided brewery tours are back! ‘A Finely Polished Brewery Experience’ runs from 2pm to 5pm this Saturday July 7, giving visitors to the Percy Street venue the opportunity to see the inner workings of a unique production brewery, based in an upcycled original Victorian polish works. Smell the tops, taste the beer, savor the atmosphere. The head brewer will guide you through the brewing process, the history of brewing and the heritage of the original building, whilst you enjoy free tasters, and discover how bosses decided to name the beers after the polishes made there. Enjoy this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a Finely Polished Brewery Experience. Suitable for participants aged 18 and over only. Visit Eventbrite for tickets.

Bouncy fun for adults with The Monster at FlyDSA Arena

Bouncy fun for adults with The Monster at FlyDSA Arena

5) From the bustling high street to the peaceful peaks, our sense of who we are and the stories we share are shaped by the city we live in. This is the idea being explored at Theatre Deli Sheffield this Friday July 6, as ‘Halfway Between’ explores people and the places they inhabit, from steelworks to snooker halls, or the seven hills to the street they grew up on. Stories of the Steel City uses monologues to explore the fabric of the city. This free event kicks off at 7pm, and runs for 50 minutes.

6) Celebrate the creation of Sheffield’s Handmade Cinema’s very first ‘movie magazine,’ which they will host at a special launch party at Showroom Cinema this weekend, with a special screening of Coco. Little ones can step behind the camera, create their own film stories, craft a superhero, help create storyboards, take photos in the Hollywood photo booth, and enjoy some Coco-themed crafts. Dressing as your favourite film character is also encouraged! Saturday July 7 from 12pm to 3pm.

7) Gather your herd and head to Whirlow Hall Farm this Sunday July 8, for a day of fun activities on the working farm.
The 2018 fayre has a jam-packed schedule of free activities including a mini mid-day rave with a special piggy guest, story time, sing and sign, performing arts workshops and even sensory sessions with a professional harpist. Join in crafts in the festival garden, peruse over 70 stalls and enjoy food and drinks. All events running from 11am to 4pm.

8) Hubfest is Sheffield’s first young-people’s festival takeover, and will be held at Yellow Arch studios this Sunday July 8.
Two stages of extraordinary, diverse music will showcase the city’s finest, emerging talent, putting young-people at the heart of the Sheffield music scene. Through support from the Arts Council, the ticket price for this event, running at the Burton Road venue from 3pm to 9pm, has been capped at £5.

Delve into a world of superheroes with Stoneface

Delve into a world of superheroes with Stoneface

9) Sheffield artist Stoneface is temming up with ‘World of Super Heroes’ this weekend, to launch a one-weekend woodland gallery that will be home to a verity of everyone’s favourite superheroes, mementos, and collectables from both DC and Marvel. At The Wood Shed, Storrs Lane, Stannington, there will also be a treasure hunt, art trail, and a collection, plus refreshments. Saturday July 7’s event, running from 12pm to 3pm, is free entry to all.

10) ‘Think local’ is the theme of this year’s Walkley Festival. Local artists will host an exhibition, and there will be the chance for many local Walkley groups to showcase their activities, and give people the chance to try their hand at everything from yoga, morris dancing, and clog dancing, to writing, art, and glass making. Pick up a programme in local shops and cafes, the library and churches to find out what events are being held at which venues. The two week festival finishes this weekend.

Family fun at Sharrow Festival

Family fun at Sharrow Festival