Here are 10 great ideas for all the family to do this weekend.
1. Open Up Sheffield
Various locations across Sheffield, until Monday, 11-5pm
The first of two weekends which sees Sheffield’s artistic community open their work spaces to the public. Some artists work as individuals and some in groups, some in rooms in their own homes and some in dedicated spaces. All artists are available to demonstrate their skills, talk about their working practice and generally express their enthusiasm for the particular area of art in which they take part. This event is organised and administered by the artists themselves. Free to attend. Tel: 07501 206211
2. Continental Market
Fargate, Sheffield City Centre, until Monday May 5
Pick up some tasty treats, at the popular continental market on Fargate with a huge range of stalls selling all manner of goods from Europe and beyond. Free to attend. Tel: 0114 2211900
3. Colour Dash
Rother Valley Country Park, Rotherham, today, 8.30-1pm
You are invited to experience the most colourful fun run you’ll ever be part of. Get showered with clouds of coloured powder as you dash around the 5k course. This event will be the first Colour Dash in South Yorkshire raising funds for Bluebell Wood Hospice. Tickets £15 adult, £7.50 child, £40 families (two adults, two children), under fives are free. Team tickets are also available at £100 (eight adults). Tel: 01909 517360
4. Highland Fling
Graves Park, Monday, 10.30-5.30pm
Come and enjoy a great family day out in the park with lots to see and do, including highland cattle show, craft market and food stalls, fun fair rides, shire horse cart rides, Graves Park animal farm and pets corner, fantastic children’s playground, rose garden café, land train, trade stalls and more. Free to attend. Tel: 0114 2736433
5. Caine…Who Am I?
National Emergency Services Museum, Sheffield, May 9-16, 7pm-10pm The National Emergency Services Museum presents Sheffield’s first scare attraction. Dare you visit rooms, winding corridors and cells of the museum in your search to discover the story behind Caine? This live action scare maze uses smoke, lighting, sounds and actor interaction. Not for the faint-hearted, but a must for those who enjoy a good scare. Tickets £5. Tel: 0114 2491999
6. Just Like That!
The Tommy Cooper Show
Lantern Theatre, Sheffield, today, doors 6.30pm, start 7.30pm
Hambledon Productions, with the kind permission of The Tommy Cooper Estate and Vicky Cooper, are proud to present Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show. Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius.
His impeccable timing, memorable routines, love of slapstick and groan-worthy gags made him an international name. Complete with live music accompaniment, this promises to be a colourful, laugh-a-minute extravaganza. Tickets £9-£11. Tel: 0114 2551776
7. Wu Chi-Tsung’s Dust
Wu Chi-Tsung’s Dust Site Gallery, Sheffield, running until Saturday May 31, 11am-5.30pm
As part of Yorkshire Festival, Taiwanese artist Wu Chi-Tsung has brought his interactive exhibition Dust to the UK for the first time. Free to attend. The Site Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday. Tel: 0114 2812077
8. Wheels Trail
Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield, open weekly Sunday – Thursday
Where would we be without wheels? Ever since their invention, wheels have helped us travel further and faster and they’re part of almost every machine we use. To celebrate the wheels of Le Tour pick up our Wheels Trail. Discover some of the wheels that have helped to make Sheffield the Steel City. In conjunction with the Yorkshire Festival. 10am-4pm Monday-Thursday and 11am-4.45pm on Sundays. Adult tickets £5, Concessions £4, Accompanied children (under 16) free. Tel: 0114 272 2106
9. Brassed Off
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, Wednesday May 7 – Saturday May 10
It is 1992, Grimley Colliery faces the threat of closure and the future of the brass band seems uncertain. With the miners torn between redundancy packages and the picket lines, bandleader Danny’s hopes of winning the national brass band competition seem like a distant dream. Featuring rousing live music including Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez and Jerusalem, Brassed Off is a funny and heart-warming drama that reaches stirring heights as a local brass band performs the final scene, set in the Royal Albert Hall, live on the stage of the Lyceum Theatre. Show times vary by day. Tickets start at £15-£18. Tel: 0114 249 6000
10. Dirty Dancing
The Classic Story On Stage
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, Saturday May 3
Last chance to catch to catch this unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing.
Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash-hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.
Featuring hit song The Time Of My Life. Tickets start from £28. Tel: 0114 249 6000