10 things to do in Sheffield this weekend
With autumn well and truly upon us, when it’s windy, rainy and generally miserable outside, it’s very easy to cement yourself on the sofa and binge-watch Game of Thrones from the beginning for the fourth time (we’ve all done it). However, the prospect of a drizzly Saturday shouldn’t mean you should sacrifice going out to play – here’s our list of 10 things to do in Sheffield this weekend. The Starks can wait.
FALLING RED LIVE
Self-proclaimed leaders of the ‘UK Rock Revolution,’ Falling Red have been touring non-stop since 2007 with their venues and audiences getting progressively bigger. From the Hammersmith Apollo, three years after the critically acclaimed album Shake the Faith, Falling Red is at Corp for one night of serious rock. With support from the likes of Doomsday Outlaw, Deaf Crows and Lowdrive.
Get tickets here.
LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB
Playing at Sheffield City Memorial Hall, the line-up for this week’s comedy club includes Debra Jane Appleby, Martin Mor and Mike Wilmott, hosted by Sheffield compere Toby Foster, with all the usual fun, games and cheesy disco ’til the early hours. Click here for more info.
CATCH A PLAY AT SHEFFIELD THEATRES
The hugely popular Cats and the once-controversial Lady Chatterley’s Lover are all ending their run at Sheffield Theatres tomorrow but there’s still a few seats left and a last chance to catch these fantastic productions at the matinee or evening performances. Book online and find out more here.
ADULT CREATIVE WRITING CLUB
If you’re one to let your imagination run wild, then why not hone your skills and sign up for the Adult Creative Writing Club starting this Saturday at the Kip McGrath Education Centre on London Road? You’ll be taught story openings, characterisation and other exciting things. There are only 15 spaces available though, so hurry! Click here for more.
If you haven’t heard already, Tom Hanks’ latest movie Inferno based on Dan Brown’s book of the same name has just been released today. Co-starring Felicity Jones; it’s set to be a mind-bending, puzzle solving, high-speed thriller.
Saturday 15th/ Sunday 16th
THE HERD OF SHEFFIELD
Has anyone spotted a few elephants hanging around the City Centre recently? Well, now they’re off for pastures new… The herd was here to celebrate the creative talent and our Steel City history, as well as raise a few bob for the Children’s Hospital, but now they gather one last time this weekend in Meadowhall before they’re released back into the wild (auctioned off). Book tickets here and grab a selfie while you can!
BRING IT ALL BACK CLUB
Music lovers of Sheffield, attention! All the best hits from the 90s and noughties will be on hand to keep you dancing ’til the wee hours at Plug this weekend. This is London’s biggest 20th century throwback party promising the best rave moments, guilty pleasures, indie anthems and everything in between. Tickets available for a fiver here.
Whether you’ve got littleuns to entertain or just fancy taking things easy with a Pixar fix, at the Odeon on Arundel Gate ticket prices are reduced to a mere £2.50 for everyone in their Kids Club. Showing this weekend: Finding Dory, The BFG and The Secret Life of Pets. More info here.
STAGE ON SCREEN
For a night of simple elegance, head over to the Showroom this Sunday for the Stage on Screen events. Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age starts at 4pm and Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary kicks off an hour later. The tickets aren’t even too pricey. Get them here.
Irish singer-songwriter, Gavin James began his music career three years ago and has been on the rise ever since. After a quick hop over the pond to appear on Jimmy Kimmel and The Late Late Show starring James Corden, Gavin is back and at the Plug this Sunday at 7pm. He’s supported by mate Craig Gallagher. Get tickets here.