Such is the sheer, imaginative power of Matthew Bourne’s version of Swan Lake – now incredibly almost 25 years old – that it’s difficult to remember what this classic ballet was like before; with a female corps de ballet and ballerinas in tutus.
As a Birkdale schoolboy fond of scouring the bookshelves at Sheffield's Central Library, Michael Palin always made a beeline for a certain type of story - heroic seafaring tales like CS Forester's Horatio Hornblower novels and The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat.
The 26th edition of the Sheffield Doc/Fest will take audiences from the changing room of a community football team to the surface of the Moon with a programme of documentaries dominated by women filmmakers.
Audrey Niffenegger is one of the world's most popular authors. Her debut novel The Time Traveler's Wife sold millions of copies and became a Hollywood movie, while she famously collected a $5m advance for its hit follow-up Her Fearful Symmetry.