Superheroes, tea tastings and horror films- eight things to do this weekend

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Daylight Savings will grant us all an extra hour this Sunday. Take advantage of the time and attend the several festivals going on this weekend. From fairground rides to classical concerts, check out our top picks below.

Beer and Cider Festival

October 21-24, Friday: 12-11pm, Saturday: 12-10pm

Kelham Island Museum, S3 8RY

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If you’ve had a difficult week, then head down to the Beer and Cider Festival, where there will be more than 200 beverages to try. Four different bands are schedule to play throughout the weekend and the comical magician BenZ will be showing off a few tricks.

Peter Doig: There is no wealth but life

October 24, 12-5pm

S1 Artspace, The Scottish Queen S2 5QX

Don’t miss out on this excellent exhibition at the iconic Park Hill apartments, which ends this Saturday. While Peter Doig is reknown for his figurative paintings, the S1 gallery showcases his distinctive style and skill as a printmaker.

Celluloid Screams, Sheffield Horror Film Festival

October 23-25, various times

Showroom Cinema, S1 2BX

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Get your spook on with the series of horror films put on by Showroom Cinema. Italian progressive rock band Goblin will be in town to perform a live score to Sunday’s screening of Profondo Rosso. The classic 1975 film by Dario Argento follows musician Marcus Daly, played by David Hemmings, as he investigates a gory murder.

Blue Kite Craft Fair Stall

October 24, 10am-3pm

Ecclesall Parish Halls S11 7PP

£1 for adults, free entry for chidlren

Drop by and get an early start on your Christmas shopping with an array of artisan goods. There will also be activities for children along with sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks should you need a light snack. A portion of the proceeds will go towards Tearfund, a Christian organisation seeking to end poverty.

Little Tea Shop of Horrors

October 24, 2-4pm

Mugen Tea House, S3 7AA


Enjoy 31 samples of tea and exercise your wit for a good cause! A tea tasting marathon, organised by 26-year-old Laura Evans, will raise money for the South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association. Participants will be asked to write a one-line review for each tea. The winner will receive a tea-related prize.

Northern Ballet’s 1984

October 20- 24

Lyceum Theatre, S1 1DA

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Based on George Orwell’s masterpiece, the ballet is choreographed by former Royal Ballet dancer Jonathan Watkins. Tony-nominated composer Alex Baranowski is behind the brand new score, which will be performed live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

Out Of This World- Sheffield’s Festival of Sci-Fi, Magic and Horror

Oct 25, 11am-6pm

Various locations: see—about/city-centre/out-of-this-world.html for more info

The bonanza will take place at the Winter Garden, Tudor Square, Millenium Square and Peace Gardens on Sunday. Comic book and sci-fi fans will be pleased by the sight of superheroes in costume, Doctor Who stands, and famous car displays (the Back to the Future Delorean will be on hand). Magicians will be gathered outside Town Hall, while The Moor has been designated the Horror Zone .

Classical Sheffield Festival of Music

October 23-25, check for more information

Tickets: £20 for weekend ticket, £15 for Saturday, £10 for Sunday

Performances are happening all around the city this weekend, with free events at the Winter Garden and Sheffield Cathedral. The Sheffield Rep Orchestra Soloists will be playing at the Blue Moon Cafe on Saturday between 9 and 11am. Drop by and enjoy some free live music with your breakfast!