GOING OUT: Ten things to do in and around South Yorkshire

Gavin Spokes in One Man Two Guvnors
Gavin Spokes in One Man Two Guvnors

Here are 10 top things to do in and around our regio - May 10 to 18,2014:


Cirque du Soleil

Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Wednesday May 14-Sunday May 18

Cirque du Soleil bring their signature production Dralion, to Sheffield’s Motorpoint for five nights. This is the first time that Dralion, which celebrates its 15th anniversary next year, will have toured arenas in the UK. Fusing the 3,000-year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion is a spellbinding production blending amazing acrobatics, stunning choreography and live music with hilarious clowns. Tickets £55, show times vary. Tel: 0114 2 565656


Open Up Sheffield

Various locations across Sheffield, today and tomorrow, 11am-5pm

Sheffield’s artistic community open their work spaces to the public for a second weekend. Some artists work as individuals and some in groups, some in rooms in their own homes and some in dedicated spaces. All artists are available to demonstrate their skills and talk about their working practice. Free to attend. Visit www.openupsheffield.co.uk for information. Tel: 07501 206211


Sheffield Print Fair

Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, today, 10am-4pm

To celebrate their Printing Sheffield exhibition, Museums Sheffield have teamed up with the Sheffield Print Fair for a very special sellers’ fair at the Millennium Gallery. Entry £1. Tel: 0114 2782600


Traditional Skills &

Craft Weekened

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Sheffield, today and tomorrow, 10am-4.45pm

Abbeydale’s historic workshops will come to life with demonstrations of forging and grinding and there will be stalls from artists and local producers with glass, ceramic, pewter and leather goods for sale. There will be also be live music and a barbecue hosted by Whirlow Hall Farm. Adults £4, concessions £3, accompanied children under 16 go free. Tel: 0114 2722106


Sheffield Does Vintage

Cutlers’ Hall, Sheffield, today, 10.30am-4.30pm

Sheffield Does Vintage’ returns to the Cutlers’ Hall. Hand-picked vintage stall holders bring their wealth of knowledge gained from years of experience with each one bringing their quality, affordable vintage clothing, jewellery and kitchenalia. You can also expect a mini vintage day out, with vintage tearoom, vintage-inspired workshops, a pop up beauty parlour, live music and more. £1 entry. Tel: 01142 768149


Kelham Island Knees Up

Kelham Island, Sheffield, Thursday May 15, 7pm-8.30pm

An entertaining Edwardian evening of Great War songs, stories and dances. Jack and Jock met during the Boer War and are now part of the Battalion Concert Band, stationed in Sheffield. Meet Jock at the Museum for tales of the Great War in the Little Mesters Street, and learn the ‘trench reel’ from Jack the Drill Instructor in the Crucible Melting Shop. End the evening in the Millowners Arms gallery for a knees up. Tickets £8. Tel: 0114 2722106


One Man Two Guvnors

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, Wednesday May 14 – Saturday, May 24

Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding, the National Theatre’s award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, embarks on its biggest-ever tour of the UK. Now seen by over 1 million people worldwide, this internationally acclaimed smash-hit is a glorious celebration of British comedy . Tickets start from £20, show times vary by day. Tel: 0114 2496000


Boeing Boening

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, Thursday May 15 May – Saturday June 7

A Sheffield Theatres Production, Jonathan Humphreys (Happy Days, The Village Bike) returns to Sheffield to direct this hilarious farce on the Crucible stage. When Bernard’s air hostess fiancée turns up at his apartment on an unscheduled stopover, he’s delighted to see her. The problem is, his other two girlfriends have had the same idea. As all three women prepare for a night with their husband-to-be, can Bernard stop his beautifully designed love life from crash landing? Tickets from £10. Show times vary. Tel: 0114 2496000


Wu Chi-Tsung’s Dust

Site Gallery, Sheffield, running until Saturday May 31, 11am-5.30pm

As part of Yorkshire Festival, Taiwanese artist Wu Chi-Tsung has brought his interactive exhibition Dust to the UK for the first time. The ideas and techniques behind Dust were originally tested during Wu’s residency at Site Gallery in 2006, and the installation has since been shown at the Shanghai Biennial. Inviting audiences to witness a shifting cityscape. Free to attend. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday. Tel: 0114 2812077


Insect Circus, Menagerie & Museum

Weston Park, Sheffield, Friday May 16 – Sunday May 18

To celebrate their 10th Anniversary The Insect Circus have been invited by the National Fairground Archive to help celebrate the archive’s 20th Anniversary by presenting their amazing show in a Big-Top at Weston Park.With its spectacular combination of magical world, physical theatre, circus skills and extraordinary costumes the Insect Circus is a variety show without parallel. Ten performers, including aerialists, a contortionist, a knife thrower and a magician are featured in a show of 10 acts. Tickets £12.50, concessions £10, children (under 13) £8. Family (two adults and two children) £32. Show times vary. Tel: 01359 268209


Car Boot Sale

Paces Campus

Pack Horse Lane, High Green, S35 3HY, 9-1pm, set-up time from 8am. Pitch hire £7 per car, £9 per van. Admission free, all welcome. Refreshments available. Tel. 0114 2844444 to book a pitch.

Open Day

South Yorkshire Transport Museum

Waddington Way, Aldwarke, Rotherham, 10.30-5pm, (last admission 4pm). £4 adult, £3 concessions. £9 family (two adults plus up to three chilren). www.sytm.co.uk

Spring Gala Day

Sheffield Jesus Centre

93 Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, S10 2FB, 3pm, admission free. Lots of family fun including charity shop, free face-painting, bouncy castle, craft stalls, homemade cakes and treats. Tel. 0114 2521155.

Big Band Concert

Langsett Dance Orchestra

Lomas Hall in Stannington, 4-5.45pm. Tickets £5 on the door, includes tea/coffee and biscuits. 10 and under free.

Traditional Crafts And Skills Event

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, S7 2QW, 10-4pm, £4 adult, £3 concession. Accompanied children go free.

Sunday Service

Carolyn Allsop

Speaker at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 6.30pm, all welcome.

PUBS AND CLUBS: Sunday, May 11, 2014

Brass Band Night, The Imperial Club & Brewery Tap, Cliff Street, Mexborough, free entry.

Jade Adams, Albion Road Club, Albion Road, Rotherham.

Chris Treebeard, The Hillsborough Hotel, Infirmary Rd, 8.30pm.

Sunday Soul Food Open Mic Night, The Cremorne, London Rd, 8pm.

Broomhill Beatdown, Frontline, Relelations, Sentenced, Crowd Control, Cult Mentality, Dead Inside, Preserver, Curbstomp, South Sea Live in Sheffield.

Buzzard, Clowne Rock & Blues Club, Villa Park, Recreation Close, S43 4PL, 8.30pm.

Boyz, Sheffield Lane Top Club.

T.B.J Jazz, Delaney’s, Cemetrey Road, free until 3.30pm, £2 after music starts 4pm.