Top 10 Things to do this week

If you’re looking for something to do this week then look no further, here’s our top ten.

Shiregreen Lantern Parade to help celebrate the 10 Anniversary of Sanctuary Housing Association

  04 December 2016
  Copyright Paul David Drabble

Lanterns and laughter as Sheffielders parade

Hand-made lanterns lit up the night as a dazzling family parade kicked off a community art event in Shiregreen.

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Dancer Amy Jones.

Young Doncaster dancer set for London show

A twinkle-toed schoolgirl is aiming to wow the crowds when she takes to the stage as part of a performance of The Nutcracker in London.

Ian McMillan writes special poem celebrating Yorkshire’s love of its waterways

Ian McMillan writes special poem celebrating Yorkshire’s love of its waterways

The Bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillan, has written a poem to celebrate the special bond between Yorkshire people and the county’s historic waterways and reflecting on the role that local communities have played in improving them for people and wildlife.

Wendi Peters (Wicked Queen) ,Damian Williams (Nurse Nellie), Phil Galllagher (Muddles)  and Joanna Sawyer (Snow White) at the launch of Sheffield Theatres pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs outside the Lyceum Theatre. Picture Scott Merrylees

CBeebies star hopes to make a hit in pantomime

CBeebies Mister Maker star Phil Gallagher is back on stage in Sheffield but this time he’s playing a starring role in Lyceum pantomime Snow White.


Meet Father Christmas at the museum this December

Father Christmas will be visiting his cottage at North Lincolnshire Museum once again this year, with the help of Scunthorpe Lions.

Holy Moly and The Crackers, Barnsley Civic

Holy Moly and The Crackers, Barnsley Civic

The seven-piece UK gypsy ‘folk n roll’ band have won plenty of acclaim.

Sheffield Cathedral

See new installations in Sheffield Cathedral

Advent prayer installations are a new feature in Sheffield Cathedral, for people to visit and see over the Christmas period.

Street food festival Sheffield

Street food ‘winter wonderland’ in Sheffield to help homeless

A spectacular street food market for Christmas in Sheffield will help to give the city’s homeless some warmth and festive cheer, it is hoped.

Northern Ballet is to create a record three new full-length ballets for 2017, including The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

World first and famous faces at theatre

Doncaster theatre Cast’s spring/summer 2017 season includes the return of Northern Ballet, West End hit The Woman in Black and appearances by Lesley Garrett, Pam Ayres, Ross Noble and Stewart Lee.

Country superstar Dolly Parton launches Imagination Library, her children's literacy scheme at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION

Megastar Dolly Parton’s ‘kind folks of Doncaster’ praise after record-breaking book scheme numbers

Country megastar Dolly Parton has praised the ‘kind folks’ of Doncaster - after a world-beating number of youngsters signed up to her free book scheme.

What are words worth?

WORD UP! Do you know what words of the year mean?

Oxford Dictionary has revealed 2016 Words of the Year ... but what are they and, moreover, what's their meaning?
Lee Pearse

Sheffield art exhibition explores all facets of dementia

Lee Pearse, Sheffield Hallam University

Daredevil rides to Jarama

Compelling play set in 1930s Europe opens in Sheffield this month

Dare Devil Rides To Jarama, a compelling world premiere based on the experiences of The International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War, shows in Sheffield this month as part of its UK tour.

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Back, not front, flash in Vogue. Picture: Twocoms/Shutterstock

BUST FLUSH: Vogue declares cleavage ‘over’

Vogue magazine has been shepherding women down fashion’s precarious path for the last century.

Kids' naked seflies warning

ALERT: Kids take "normal" naked selfies despite knowing risks

Many young people choose to share naked selfies despite knowing risks because they see it as "normal and fun" part of relationships.

Man of Steel exhibition, Rotherham

Delve in to the Yorkshire Man of Steel project at Rotherham exhibition

You may have heard of the ‘Yorkshire Man of Steel’, but now you can find out all about the project at a newly formed exhibition.


Ballet Black, Cast

This promises to be an evening full of sparkle as Ballet Black have teamed up with Swarovski. The dancers of Arthur Pita’s new duet Cristaux on Wednesday will be wearing costumes adorned with 1,500 sparkling crystals in shades of clear crystal and moonlight.

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Jennifer Benson, centre, at Axholme Art Group

Isle artists dedicate Christmas exhibition to former member

The work of a much missed member of an art group will feature in an exhibition to be staged this month in Epworth.

Dominic West

Stars join in Sheffield festive fundraiser for Macmillan

A glittering Christmas party celebration will raise cash for Macmillan cancer care, while marking a workers’ anniversary.

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