10 things to do this

10 things to do
10 things to do

Looking for something to do? checkout our 10 things to do this weekend:

1. Katherine Jenkins

Sheffield City Hall, Monday, February 23, 7.30pm

Welsh mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins brings her 2015 tour to Sheffield City Hall. Cherished as one of Britain’s favourite singers, Jenkins has achieved huge success as the world’s most prolific classical crossover artist with her nine studio albums having sold in excess of eight million copies and gone platinum all around the world. Her new tour follows the eagerly anticipated release of new classical album Home Sweet Home. Tickets from £29.50. Tel: 0114 278 9789

2. BUCS National Championships

Various sporting venues across Sheffield, Friday 20 – Sunday, February 22

The British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) National Championships return to Sheffield once again. 6,000 students descend on the city to take part in a variety of sporting competitions. The English Institute of Sport hosts the Indoor Athletics and Badminton Individual Championships. Ponds Forge hosts the Long Course Swimming, Boxing Championship Finals and Karate Championships. Ice Sheffield is hosting the Trampolining Championships, All Saints Sports Centre hosts Judo, Graves Tennis & Leisure Centre hosts Fencing and the Climbing Works hosts the Climbing Championships. Entry across all events is free, however spectator space is limited at certain venues.

3. The Absence of War

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, running until Saturday, February 21

Last chance to catch this critically acclaimed production of David Hare’s funny, stinging political drama. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, artistic director of Headlong, whose recent work includes Wolf Hall/Bring Up The Bodies (RSC), The Nether (Headlong/Royal Court/West End) and This House (National Theatre). See it first in Sheffield prior to a timely national tour during the build up to the 2015 General Election. Tickets from £12. Show times vary by day. Tel: 0114 249 6000

4. Sheffield Steelers v Coventry Blaze

Motorpoint Arena, Saturday 21 Feb, 7pm

Support local ice hockey as the Sheffield Steelers take on Coventry Blaze at home in a League/Conference game. Ice hockey is a thrilling, high octane sport – come and see for yourself! Tickets range from £5.50 to £16.50. Tel: 0114 256 5656

5. John Shuttleworth

Crucible Theatre, Tuesday 24 Feb, 8pm

The comic creation of actor/musician Graham Fellows, brings his brand new show to the Crucible. John Shuttleworth will perform classic tunes as well as newer ditties like Whatever Happened to Vince Hill?, Midweek, and Relatives In Rotherham. Tickets from £18. Tel: 0114 249 6000

6. Looking Good

Tropical Butterfly House, Sheffield, running until Sunday 22 February, 10am-5.30pm

Discover the well-kept beauty secrets of the animal world. Enjoy spectacular free-flying bird of prey and parrot shows and meet beautiful creatures from around the word. Adult admission £9, child £8 and under 3s admitted free. Tel: 01909 569 416

7 .The Great Outdoors - Paintings by Stanley Roy le

Graves Gallery, Sheffield, until 30 May

Stanley Royle was one of the most popular Sheffield painters of the 20th century. This major retrospective exhibition, the first in almost 30 years, showcases Sheffield’s magnificent collection of his paintings, the largest in the country. Free entry. Open Tuesday - Saturday 11am-4pm (Wednesdays 1pm–
6pm). Tel: 0114 278 2600

8. Top Hat

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, Tuesday 24 February- Saturday 7 March

Direct from its tremendous success in London, winning three Olivier awards, this spectacular West End production makes its debut in Sheffield. Top Hat tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont. An uplifting and hilarious romantic comedy celebrating 1930s song, style and romance, Top Hat dazzles with over 200 beautiful costumes, breathtaking dance and a love story that will set the pulse racing. Tickets from £27. Show times vary by day. Tel: 0114 249 6000

9. Live Late: Love Birds

Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, Friday 27 February, 7.30pm-10pm

A night of aviary delights, flights of fancy and wings of desire. Celebrating Museum Sheffield’s Illustrated Aviary exhibition with live music, craft activities and a pay bar. Sheffield-based artist, painter and designer Faungraphic will create a large-scale bird mural in the Millennium Gallery’s Cadman Room. Strike a pose as the popular fancy-dress photo booth Vintography makes a welcome return and the RSPB Sheffield will be answering all of your bird-related questions – and there’ll be a chance to find out more about The Illustrated Aviary exhibition in our special Birdy Talk. Live music from band Bird to Beast and DJs Interplanetary Division. Free to attend. Tel: 0114 278 2600

10. Anton & Erin

Sheffield City Hall, Friday, Feb 27, 7.30pm

A dazzling new production for 2015 featuring sensational choreography, sassy tunes and sparkling costumes in a wonderful show of music, song and dance. Join the UK’s favourite dance couple as they combine the sophisticated elegance of their quick step, foxtrot, tango and waltz with the showbiz razzmatazz of hits and steps from stage and screen. Tickets from £27.50. Tel: 0114 278 9789