Ten things to do today

Ten things to do
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Try one of our ten things to do today:

1. Playing For Time

Crucible Theatre, until Saturday, April 4

Arrested by the Nazis and transported east to Auschwitz, Fania’s fate seems sealed. But amid the horrors of the death camp, there is one small glimmer of hope: an orchestra of women prisoners kept alive to make music for their Nazi captors. Can Fania sing for her survival? Based upon Fania Fénelon’s autobiographical memoir, Arthur Miller’s masterful stage adaptation is a life-affirming story of the survival of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable horror. Marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the Centenary of Arthur Miller’s birth, Sheffield Theatres brings this extraordinary story to life on the Crucible stage. Tickets from £12. Show times vary by day. Tel: 0114 249 6000

2. Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

Showroom Cinema, Sheffield, Friday, March 20 - Sunday, March 22

Join the party as Sheffield Adventure Film Festival celebrates its 10th birthday. Choose from over 100 of the best adventure, travel and extreme sports films, hand-picked from around the world. With special sessions of run, climb and biking films as well as top ski, surf and kayak movies. Plus high-octane adrenaline shorts and family-friendly Young Adventurer and Teen Screens. For the full programme of films and events check out www.shaff.co.uk. Contact Showroom for ticket info. Tel: 0114 275 7727

3. Wuthering Heights

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, today Saturday, March 21, 3pm & 7.45pm

Immerse yourself in Cathy and Heathcliff’s turbulent love affair as the ‘best dance actors in the world,’ the Northern Ballet, capture the spirit of Wuthering Heights and the untamed beauty of the Yorkshire moors. Emily Bronte’s romantic masterpiece is performed to live music by Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated Claude-Michel Schönberg with choreography by David Nixon OBE. A timeless ballet for a modern audience. Tickets from £12. Show times vary by day. Tel: 0114 249 6000

4. Graves Park Animal Farm

Graves Park, Woodseats, Daily 9am-4pm

Perhaps Graves Park’s greatest asset is its Animal Farm. The farm is home to Highland cattle, sheep, donkeys, goats, pigs, deer, ducks, chickens, rabbits, chinchillas and lots of other animals. This is great time of year to visit as there will be lots of newborn baby animals to see. Tel: 0114 250 0500

5. The Great Outdoors - Paintings by Stanley Royale

Graves Gallery, Sheffield, until May 30

Stanley Royle was one of the most popular Sheffield painters of the 20th century. This major retrospective exhibition showcases Sheffield’s magnificent collection of his paintings. Free entry. Open Tues-Sat 11-4pm (Wed 1-6pm). Tel: 0114 278 2600

6. The Tiger who came to Tea

Lyceum Theatre, Tuesday March 24 & Wed 25

A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr. Direct from a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! Age 3+. Tickets £11.50. Show times vary. Tel: 249 6000

7. Science Sundays

Kelham Island Museum, Sunday, 11-3pm

Science Sundays at Kelham Island Museum present a range of family activities including museum trails and workshops. Part of the Sheffield Festival of Science & Engineering. Activities are free but normal admission to the museum applies. Adult £5, conc £4, accompanied children (U16) free. Tel: 2722106

8. SIBA Beer X 2015

Ice Sheffield, Friday, March 20 – Saturday, March 21

BeerX has returned to Sheffield. Not for kids but a playground for adults, the UK’s premier festival of award-winning beers, music, sport and food offers something for everyone under one gigantic roof, with more than 300 of the best beers in the country. Includes live entertainment by the likes of the Everly Pregnant Brothers, while sport lovers can enjoy all the final 6 Nations Rugby matches on a giant screen. Over 18s only. Advance tickets £8, concs £6, £10 on the door. Festival opened to the public yesterday, Friday, and is open today, Saturday, noon –11pm. Tel: 0114 223 3900

9. The Gruffalo Experience

Meadowhall, until Sunday, April 12

Step into the woods to meet Mouse, Fox, Owl, Snake and the Gruffalo at the world first ‘Gruffalo Experience’ hosted at Meadowhall Shopping Centre. A perfect experience for the little ones this Easter, fans of the hugely popular book can get a ‘walk in’ experience of the story, interacting with characters along the way. Tickets can be booked online in advance. Prices start from £7.50 per person with children under two-years-old free. Tel: 0114 256 8800

10. Renishaw Hall & Gardens

Renishaw Hall, Sheffield, open Wednesday - Sunday weekly from Friday, March 27

Fresh from being awarded Garden of the Year 2015 by the Telegraph, Renishaw Hall opens the gardens to the public just in time for spring. Whether you are a first time or seasoned visitor, Renishaw Hall is a truly beautiful place to visit. The stunning Italianate gardens were laid out in the late 19th Century for Sir George Sitwell. He was the brilliantly eccentric great-grandfather of the current owner Alexandra Sitwell. Walk around the formal garden, enjoying the lawns and borders. Take a stroll down the lime avenue to see ‘The Angel of Fame’. Relax on one of the benches, taking time to take in the beauty and tranquillity of the gardens. Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 10.30am – 4.30pm. Adult entry £6.50, Concessions (over 60) £5.50, Children £3 (under 5s free). Tel: 01246 432 310