Five things to do in Sheffield: 10-16 FebruaryPosted by: Richard Abbey
A local legend kick-starts an entertaining week.
TALK – Start the week by hearing from one of the greatest interviewers of all time. An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson celebrates the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries. In conversation with his son Mike and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, this is a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at his remarkable journey from a pit village in Yorkshire to the top of those famous stairs whilst reliving the best moments from a show that for many defined their Saturday night. See www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk for more.
GIG – On Wednesday you can catch Apre at Record Junkee (£7 entry). Apre are creative brothers Charlie Brown and Jules Konieczny; they have arrived as one of the UK’s most intriguing bands, combining the socially conscious, observational lyricism of Pet Shop Boys with the alternative indie of Foals. www.leadmill.co.uk
EXHIBITION – Lines of Beauty: Master Drawings from Chatsworth opens at the Millennium Gallery on Friday. Featuring works by Carpaccio, Poussin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck and more, this new exhibition is the largest of its kind for over 20 years. Curated by Museums Sheffield in partnership with Chatsworth, it brings together 59 drawings amassed by the first, second and third Dukes of Devonshire, some dating back to the 15th century. See www.museums-sheffield.org.uk for more.
DRAW – Artist? Pet lover? Why not combine two of your favourite pastimes and join the new Dog Life Drawing class at Cutlery Works (12 February, 7-8.30pm). Head to the Pop Bar for an evening of artist assisted life drawing with local Sheffield artist @driftedlinedesign, tickets also include an arrival drink, choose from Prahva, small house wine, selected bottled beers and soft drinks. https://cutleryworks.co.uk/event/dog-life-drawing-february/
DANCE – End the week with a spot of classic ballroom, courtesy of Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag. Their show, Dance Those Magical Movies, at Sheffield City Hall, features sensational choreography set to music that made it big on the silver screen. Expect a Hollywood red carpet premiere performance from the UK’s leading dance stars. Including musical classics from 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', 'Singin' in the Rain', 'Casablanca', 'The Wizard of Oz', 'The Greatest Showman', '007', 'Titanic', 'Moulin Rouge' and many more. www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk