Celebrate dance, music, writing and your old school in and around Sheffield this week

Get dancing, get writing, get down to the music or get back in touch with old schoolfriends in and around Sheffield this week

By The Newsroom
Friday, 29 June, 2018, 12:21
Glasgow rockers GUN, appearing at the Foundry in Sheffield

Bakewell International Day of Dance on Saturday (June 30) is a celebration of world music and dance heralding the start of Bakewell Carnival Week.

This year up to 25 groups will be displaying dance styles from around the world at six outdoor venues from 11am to 4.30pm (in the town hall if wet).

Indian dance performers at last year's Bakewell Day of Dance

Join in and learn a few basics for £3 or just enjoy the free performances. A ceilidh at the town hall ends the day. Tickets: call 01629 815469 or 812104. Website www.bakewelldayofdance.co.uk

There’s also a farmers market and well dressings on show.

Glasgow hard rock band GUN come to the Foundry at the University of Sheffield Students’ Union today, Friday.

Following the success of their seventh studio album Favourite Pleasure, the band are showcasing their back-to-basics approach.

“We wanted to go back to our rockier roots and I think we’ve achieved that,” said frontman Dante Gizzi.

For tickets, go to foundrysu.com, ticketweb.co.uk or vmstickets.co.uk

Red Tape presents Get Baked at Record Junkee on Wednesday (July 4). Eat cake with three of Sheffield’s best upcoming acts. First up, Tyler Shield feature looping, deep guitar rhythms with heartfelt vocals. Rehash offer hypnotic, guitar-driven psychedelia, laced with dreamy vocals and headline trio Threads combine rock, funk and psychedelia. Buy tickets on the door or in advance at Red Tape Central in Sheffield for £5. Doors open at 7pm.

Commissioned to mark the New York Met’s 50th anniversary at the Lincoln Center, documentary The Opera House surveys a remarkable period in the company’s history. Drawing on rarely-seen archival footage, stills and recent interviews, the film chronicles the creation of the Met’s home, against the backdrop of the artists, architects and politicians who shaped the city’s cultural life in the 1950s and 60s. Watch it at the Curzon cinema on Sunday, July 1.

Are you the next J K Rowling or Stephen King?

Do you have a book you’d like to write and would you like to share your writing with others?

Build your confidence and formulate ideas for storylines and characters at a workshop for beginners or established writers at Sheffield Central Library.

Places for the free session at 10.30am on Saturday (June 30) must be booked in advance on www.eventbrite.co.uk

Viva Voce Chamber Choir are holding a midsummer celebration at St Peter’s Church, Edensor, Chatsworth “for a heady cocktail of the divine and pagan” on Saturday night.(June 30)

The music comes from around the world, including pastoral Vaughan Williams, latino party music, cool choral jazz and Catalan sounds. Refreshments are available to celebrate the ensemble’s 21st birthday. Tickets at the door only, start time 7.30pm.

Former students of High Storrs School are invited for a big reunion on Saturday (June 30) from 2pm.

Alumni can walk the corridors and look in classrooms, and see new developments. Visual displays include items from the archive. Students, staff and retired staff will be on hand for a chat.

The ticket price includes a welcome drink, afternoon tea and tea and coffee.

Tickets: www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/461142