Here are some top things to do in and around Sheffield.
1. Buskers Festival, Summer Saturdays in Sheffield City Centre, today, 1-7pm.
A host of amazing home grown talent and high profile bands will be scattered around the city playing acoustic sets. Admission is free. Tel: 0114 2211900
2. British Darts Association, Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham, August 10 & 11, 10am-7pm
The BDO British Classic and BDO British Masters on Saturday, followed by the BDO Championship Cup on Sunday. £5 per person. Tickets available on the door only. Tel: 01709 720002
3. Sheffield by the Seaside
Summer Saturdays in Sheffield City Centre, Daily until August 28, 1-7pm
Come down to a fantastic day out to the beach right on your doorstep. Admission is free. Tel: 0114 2211900 4. Designed to Shine Cinema
Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, Daily until August 26, 10am-5pm Monday-Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday
Museums Sheffield continues the city’s 100 Years of Stainless Steel celebrations with a programme of historic and contemporary short films exploring Sheffield’s stainless steel heritage and influence. Free admission. Tel: 0114 2782600.
Portraits of the artists at gallery. On the Face of It: Photographic Portraits from Sheffield’s Collection, at the Graves Gallery in Sheffield city centre, puts a face to some famous artistic names. The display showcases a selection of Sheffield’s portraits by photographers such as Cecil Beaton, Ida Kar and Brassai.
Works of art in themselves, these black and white photographs highlight the skill and technique of these photographers, as well as putting a face to some well-known names. Pictured is J B Rustomjee’s photograph of Stanley Spencer painting Helter Skelter at Hampstead Heath, one of the Graves’ best-loved pictures.
The exhibition, at the gallery in the Central Library, is open Wednesdays to Fridays from 10am to 3pm and Saturdays from 11am to 4pm. It runs until Saturday, November 30.
The gallery also features a small display celebrating one of Sheffield’s greatest social activists, Edward Carpenter (1844-1929). He was a pioneer champion of gay rights, the emancipation of women and the environment.
EVENT PREVIEW: Scary fun in store. Disney Store Class of 2013 Scare School, Meadowhall, today, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm
With the summer holidays now in full swing Disney Stores across the country are celebrating by inviting guests to enrol in Class of 2013 Scare School, where kids can learn all the funniest and trickiest scares. Guests will receive their very own ID card. Free activity. Tel: 0114 2569333
TONIGHT: Comedy store star Richard on stage
Stand-up comedian, singer, songwriter and winner of the Time Out Comedy Award, Richard Morton is headlining the Last
Laugh comedy bill tonight at Sheffield City Hall.
Richard has appeared on The Comedy Store Show and had his own half-hour special on Live At The Comedy Store.
He is a regular on Channel Five and guest appearances include The Jack Docherty Chat Show, Tibs & Fibs, Night Fever and Live & Dangerous.
Richard has also hosted two quiz series, Move On Up and Win Beadle’s Money, and appears on Radio Two.
He often mixes occasionally risque songs into his act and has built up a formidable reputation as a live stand-up, having
completed several UK tours with Jack Dee, Lee Evans, Jo Brand, Lily Savage and Phill Jupitus.
He appears tonight with cheeky Dave Twentyman, down-to-earth Sean Percival and character comedian Sol Bernstien.
MORE THINGS TO DO:
* RSPB’s Big Wild Sleepout
RSPB Old Moor, nr Barnsley
10-4pm. We will be showing people how to survive in the wild. From making dens to foraging for food, Bushcraft for Beginners will teach participants all they need to know. Booking is essential. Prices £10 per child (£8 for RSPB members), over 8’s only and must be accompanied by an adult (one adult place is free). For more information visit: www.rspb.org.uk/sleepout
* Special event day
South Yorkshire Transport Museum
Waddington Way, Aldwarke, Rotherham, S65 3SH, just off A6123 Aldwarke Ln opposite Tata. Free vintage bus service from Rotherham Interchange Stand C1. Event Day 10.30-4.30pm. For information tel. 0114 2553010.
* lowedges festival, Greenhill Park
Lowedges, 12-5pm, free entry. The Chase, Dronfield band, on our main centre stage. We will also have Stepping Out dancers, Zubidiah belly dancers, the Dronfield Brass Band, the Bvox Choir, Big Al’s Funhouse and birds of prey.
* Barnsley VW Show: The Old Post Office
Haigh, Barnsley, S75 4DE, (junction 38, M1), 11am. Trade stalls, music, food, childrens play area, fun times. Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, air/watercooled all welcome.
* Open Afternoon
The Shire Brook Valley Visitor Centre
Stone Lane, Woodhouse, 1.30-4pm. Guided walk 2pm. Displays and refreshments available. For more details, tel. 2694978.