What’s hot and happening in Sheffield? Check out our top-ten-pick for the best of what’s happening where you are on Monday April 4

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Ricochet, high-energy and vibrant dance display from students at Buxton Community School, Buxton Opera House, Monday, 7.30pm (£6.50).

Are You a Frustrated Poet?, for those who would like to develop skills and confidence and get useful and supportive feedback on what they are writing or else would like to learn to write, or learn more about poetry and poets, in a community-based daytime group (velero@tiscali.co.uk, 2331355).

The Riverside, Poker Sunday, every week, 8pm-11pm; Big John’s Pub Quiz, Blockbusters-style, Mondays 8.30pm; Re:play, monthly games night with a twist from chess and backgammon to the Wii, third Thursday of the month, 7pm; Riverside Bar, Mowbray Street, (2724633 , www.riversidesheffield.co.uk).

Sheffield Writers’ Club, fortnightly informal meetings where visitors are welcome to join poets, novelists, short story writers, etc around the table and read their own work or just listen to what others have produced, receive helpful advice and feedback from like minded people, Quaker Meeting House, St James’ Street, alternate Mondays 2pm to 4pm, (£2 per session including refreshments, 2668641).

Sheffield Inventors Group, guest speaker is Dr Roger Lowe of Huddersfield based company IP4ALL who will address the issues of ownership of patents, the pros and cons, Sheffield Reference and Information Library, Monday, 6pm-7.45pm (free, but ring 2734736 or email:information.library@sheffield.gov.uk in advance of attending).

The History and Content of Sheffield Newspapers, talk by Suzanne Bingham following AGM of Hallamshire Historic Buildings Society, Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, Monday, 7.15pm.

Interchange, beautifully crafted work by more than 20 of the UK’s finest designer makers who have worked together, shared studios, set up their business or studied in Sheffield at some point during their careers, Academy of Makers Gallery, Butcher Works, Arundel Street, Monday to Saturday, 10am - 4pm to April 23.

Sheffield Astronomical Society, celebrate 50 years of manned space flight with talks about Yuri Gagarin - the first spaceman - by guest speakers Vix Southgate and Gurbir Singh, Mayfield Environmental Education Centre, David Lane, Fulwood, Monday, 7:45 pm (members free, non-members £3, children £1).

Singing For Fun, Handsworth Community Singers, open access, everyone welcome to come along and sing or just listen, Handsworth Sports and Social Club, Hall Road, Handsworth, Mondays, 7pm-9pm (call June or Peter, 2540158).

Harmony Music School, provides music lessons in guitar, bass, violin, cello, singing, keyboards, piano and organ for all ages and abilities across many styles and genres, Harmony Music School, Ecclesfield Business Centre, Ecclesfield, Mondays-Saturdays (www.harmonymusicschool.co.uk or book on 2576780 or email info@harmonymusicschool.co.uk).