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What’s on in Sheffield in January 2018

SHEFFIELD CITY HALL

I’m sure you’re already aware that Sheffield is home to some great venues, whether it be for sport, music, comedy or shows. One of which is Sheffield City Hall. It has a very wide selection of entertainment on over the course of the month, varying from stand-up comedy to ballroom dancing throughout the month. It will soon be the last chance to take the little ones to the pantomime with the Christmas period coming to an end, meaning Sleeping Beauty is set to close on the 7th January. It’s the Manor Operatic Society’s annual show, and it would be a shame to miss out on seeing this family favourite, especially if singing, dancing and audience participation is what you’re in to (http://sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Manor-Operatic-Sleeping-Beauty).

If you love Waltzing or Foxtrotting across the dancefloor, then Sheffield City Hall Ballroom is a perfect place to do so. On many dates between 4th January to the 30th, it plays host to the Dancing in the Ballroom Tea Dances, offering a wonderful place to dance as well as eat and drink (http://sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/dancing-in-the-ballroom). If you aren’t much of a dancer or just prefer to watch, on the 18th January Brendan Cole’s All Night Long tour is coming the City Hall. The Strictly Come Dancing star brings a performance full of dazzling choreography and a sensational cast of dancers to the city for one night only (http://sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Brendan-Cole-2018).

Also taking to the stage this month is the scouse comedic genius John Bishop as part of his Winging It tour on the 11th January (http://sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/John-Bishop-2018), Joel Dommett on the 25th January (http://sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Joel-Dommett) and the controversial Roy Chubby Brown on the 13th January (http://sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Roy-Chubby-Brown-2018. John Bishop’s latest tour has received incredible reviews promising it is his best one yet, whilst Joel Dommett is regarded as one of the UKs most exciting comedians. If you want even more humour, Yorkshire’s longest running comedy club Last Laugh Comedy Cabaret, is coming to Sheffield. The comedy takes place on Friday and Saturday each week, 5th and 6th, 12th and 13th, 19th and 20th, 26th and 27th and showcases different comedians each show. There’s food, drinks and a dancefloor for after the show (http://sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/lastlaugh).

International clubbing brand Gatecrasher is coming back to Sheffield, but this time it’s with a twist, Gatecrasher Classical Version 2.1. It’s a night full of some of the biggest trance tracks as you’ve never heard them before, being played by a 50-piece orchestra. With an incredible laser light show included, what’s not to like? (https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Sheffield/Sheffield-City-Hall/Gatecrasher-Classical-V21-/13092515/). The end of the month sees Whitney: Queen of the Night take the stage, on 28th January. A line-up of incredible musicians and singers take to the stage to channel their inner Whitney, performing some of her biggest and most memorable hits (https://sheffieldcityhall.co.uk/events/Whitney-Queen-of-the-Night-2018).

Located in the heart of the city centre, Sheffield City Hall is surrounded by great restaurants and bars, meaning there’s always somewhere to go after the event is over. It is also situated across the road from our West Street location, so if you do decide to come and see something then our apartments will be perfect for you.

Our close proximity to the City Hall

Our close proximity to the City Hall

FLYDSA ARENA

If you’re wanting to travel a bit further afield, such as to the FlyDSA Arena, a low-cost taxi can pick you up and bring you straight there, or you could make the most of the close proximity to a tram stop that would also bring you straight to the venue.

Unlike Sheffield City Hall, this venue has two very special one-off events taking place this January. The first of which is the World’s Number 1 Indoor Motorcycle Trial. The world’s best riders are all coming to Sheffield to showcase their talents by riding over extremely dangerous obstacles in the fastest time they can. It’s fast-paced and dangerous, what’s not to enjoy? (http://flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/worlds-no1-indoor-motorcycle-trial-5562/#eventddLink). If this isn’t for you, then instead you might fancy going to watch the legendary Britain’s Strongest Man 2018 contest. The country’s strongest men will all be coming to the Steel City to take part in the ultimate showdown of strength. You’ve seen it on television, so why not head over and watch it in person (http://flydsaarena.co.uk/whats-on/britains-strongest-man-2018-5549/).

SHEFFIELD THEATRES

It’s no surprise that Sheffield has iconic theatres, one of which is the Crucible Theatre. Due to popular demand, the production of the timeless classic The Wizard of Oz, has been extended until the 13th January, meaning you have more time to go and watch the show that’s received 5-star ratings from both The Observer and The Reviews Hub, as well as being described as having ‘laugh out loud moments for young and old alike’ from The Sheffield Star (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/the-wizard-of-oz).

Another iconic theatre in Sheffield is the Lyceum theatre. Throughout January it has shows for all types of audiences, including The Nutcracker from 9th until the 13th January (https://sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/the-nutcracker), Strangers on a Train from 15th until the 20th January (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/strangers-on-a-train), and Hairspray: The Musical from the 29th January (https://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/whats-on/hairspray-2). The shows have already received remarkable reviews, and vary from powerful ballet, to a dramatic mystery, to an upbeat feel-good classic. These two theatres are also within walking distance from our West Street location as well as the Cathedral Quarter, and are surrounded with restaurants meaning you won’t be going hungry.

Crucible Theatre (Left) and Lyceum Theatre (right)

Crucible Theatre (Left) and Lyceum Theatre (right)

As you’ve just read, Sheffield has so much to offer this month, so make the most of what the city has to offer and book accommodation with us so that you don’t miss out. Why not make your new years resolution to be to come and spend some time in Sheffield in 2018.

How To Celebrate Halloween The Right Way In Sheffield

Places to get costumes from

So, whether you are heading off into town to get drunk, going to a family party, or just taking your kids trick-or-treating, you’ll still have to go through the annual struggle of deciding what to dress up as. Lets  not leave it to the last minute this year, so I’ve put together a short list of places you can get all the essentials from, whether it be full costumes, hairspray or that face paint that’s a nightmare to get off the next day, these have them all.

I’ll start with one of two city centre stores on my list, the first being Halloween HQ on Pinstone Street, right by the Peace Gardens. As you can tell from its name, its sole purpose is to help you with your Halloween needs. The other city centre store on the list is Party On, situated on Division Street. Don’t leave it until the last minute however, as it does get very busy near the end of the month! Any Sheffield students will already be aware of Party Town on Ecclesall Road. With Donald Trump masks in the shop window, surely that’s your Halloween costumer sorted? And if you still can’t find what you’re looking for then there’s still It’s Party Time Fancy Dress on London Road. Now your costumes are sorted, lets move onto what you can get up to.

What To Do (Families)

For many, Halloween falls in the school half-term this year, meaning that you can make the most of the whole day rather than just the evening. But why wait until Tuesday 31st. Why not make the most of this child orientated celebration and do things on the days leading up to the day too?

On Saturday 28th October, experience the Tropical Butterfly House best event of the year. Boasting a haunted house, a witch and her owl, a ghoulish tractor trailer ride, scary storytelling, a disco, Halloween crafts, face painting & pumpkin carving, as well as being given the chance to handle creepy-crawlies, snakes and lizards, this event is up there with the best Halloween events in Yorkshire. Your kids would not want to miss this. There’s even a fancy-dress competition, so if that doesn’t convince you to not leave it until last-minute then I don’t know what will!

It is a ticketed even, so make sure you buy your tickets as soon as you can. But if you can’t make this date, then don’t worry. The event runs each night from Saturday 28th October to Tuesday 31st October

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On Sunday 29th October The Moor Sheffield will be hosting The Moors Little Monsters Halloween. This free event will run from 11.00am until 5.00pm and offers activities varying from dancing, music and funfair rides to a caged Mummy and a giant Frankenstein. As you’ll be in the city centre for it, it’s also a perfect time to get your inevitable last-minute costume additions.

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The big days finally arrived. Your children are super excited to get sweets and get all dressed up, but you’re worried if you bought enough sweets this year to hand out? Well before you take them around the neighbourhood, head to the Halloween Spooktacular at Whirlow Hall Farm from 2.00pm until 5.00pm for an afternoon packed full of Halloween events. And you won’t have to worry about making them tea before they stuff their faces with sweets, because the famous Whirlow BBQ will be making sausages as well as other snacks and drinks. Tickets do sell out early though, so make sure you book them in advance!

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What To Do (Young Adults)

I’m a young adult myself, so I know that its not just children that look forward to Halloween. Yes, we don’t like it for the same reasons that they like it, but it is up there with one of our favourite nights of the year. Just like I did with the family Halloween ideas, I’m not going to focus on just the one date. There’s plenty of places to go leading up to that date too (it helps that Sheffield is a massive student city).

A major event on the Halloween calendar is FF17 (fearfest 17), on Saturday 28th October at Magna Science Adventure Centre. It is Yorkshire’s biggest Halloween dance music festival, and will be celebrating its 5th and biggest year to date, with DJ EZ and Giggs being just two of the major names in music gracing one of 4 stages at the event. Tickets have almost sold out however, meaning you’ll have to be quick to by the remaining ones, but if you miss out then don’t worry as there’s still so many other places to celebrate Halloween

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Monday 30th October, the day before Halloween. Do you go out, or do you save your costumes and money for the next day, the big one? Well if you do want to go out and celebrate then The Leadmill are having a Halloween Overdraft Monday and Hashtag Halloween will be taking place at Corporation, meaning you won’t exactly be struggling for choices. But say you don’t want to go out, why not do something most of you probably haven’t done before? Spend the evening laughing and having a great time with your mates at one of many escape games in Sheffield. There’s the Great Escape Game Generation 1, 3-7 Sidney Street, S1 4RG, there’s the Great Escape Game Generation 2, Vicar Lane, S1 2EX, and there’s even Crack the Code, 10 Carver Street, S1 4FS. TripAdvisor have ranked the escape games as 1st and 3rd best things to do in the fun and games category in Sheffield, meaning there’s no excuse for being bored.

Halloween 2017. Where are you going to spend your night? The day only comes around once a year so you don’t want to make the wrong choice, right? If you’re after a crazy night then Area Sheffield are hosting The Nightmare Project. Fright and delight yourself with our crowd of misfits and monsters ready to get down for the biggest and spookiest night of the year. This event will bring your darker fantasies to life just for one insane night, allowing you to dance the night away in an immersive vision of gore. Halloween decorations, litres of fake blood, inflatables, and terrifying and talented Halloween performers who will show you what this time of year is all about. It will be sound tracked by a top team of resident DJs, keeping your dancefloor popping all night long for everyone’s favourite freaky holiday.

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If you are not wanting a night as full on as the one described above, then The Leadmill are putting on a Halloween Silent Disco. And you can’t say that you don’t like the music at this venue, because with three channels of music to choose from there’s something for everyone! Who doesn’t like telling their mates to change to channel one because a banger has just come on

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What To Do (Something for everyone)

It may surprise you, but I’m aware that alcohol isn’t for everyone. So, whether you’re a student, a child or a professional, this event can be for everyone. On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October, Sheffield General Cemetery will play host to the Haunted Screenings for Halloween. This perfectly eerie location adds atmosphere that can’t be mimicked anywhere else. There will be two films showing on each of these dates, The Saturday will feature Ghostbusters and The Others, with the Sunday offering The Addams Family and The Sixth Sense. Head down and buy your tickets on the door, and enjoy these films in a way you won’t have experienced before.

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I hope this goes to show that there is plenty to do in Sheffield whatever your age or profession, and that it’s not just a celebration for children, it can be celebrated in many ways by many people. Tweet us @CityCrashPad and let us know what you think of the blog, and make any recommendations on what you’d like to read more about in future blogs.

Christmas Meals in Sheffield

Sheffield has some amazing dining options and they are taking part in the Christmas cheer with Christmas menus for their customers to feast on. We’ve got some awesome options to visit for a Christmas meal. Best of all – these are all within walking distance to our Serviced Apartments.

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Anchorage is the east-coast kitchen sister of Wick at Both Ends, a place we’ve recommended before. We love this place for dinners and equally excited for their Christmas Menu.Available throughout December, 3 course meal for 24.95 per person. Another great place for big parties as Anchorage caters for parties up to 80 people and loads of craft beers on tap – if that’s your fancy! View the Christmas menu: here

Address: Unit 3, West One, Fitzwilliam Street, Sheffield, S1 4JB / Telephone: 01143277143

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Antibo serves up modern Italian cuisine in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The restaurant can cater up to 200 people, making it a wonderful option if you have a big family or looking for a place to host a party. They have a wide-range of dishes to choose from, including gluten and dairy free options. This spectacular menu will be available from December 1st 2014 to December 30th (except December 25th and 26th) and must be pre-ordered. View their Christmas Menu: here

Address: Unit 10 The Plaza, West One, Fitzwilliam Street,Sheffield, S1 4JB / Telephone: 0114 272 7222

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For something more alternative to the traditional Christmas meal, Cubana serves up unique Spanish/South American cuisine. The latino atmosphere is welcoming and infectious and makes for a memorable Christmas party. The menu is available from 1 December to 30 December, at £14.50 daytime and £23.50 for evening. The tapas menu is extensive, view the Christmas menu: here

Address: Unit 4 Leopold Square | Sheffield S1 2JG, Sheffield, England / Telephone: 114 276 0475

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Eten is an independent café/bistro that’s committed to providing delicious food at great value (they have the eatSheffield restaurant of the year 2011 to prove it). Ingredients are from the best of what local suppliers have on offer, and the best bit? They have gluten free and vegetarian options available – catering to the different dietary needs we may have. Christmas Menu is priced at a value price of 2 courses for £12.95 and 3 courses for £15.95 – Bargain! View their Christmas Menu: here

Address: 2-4 York Street, Sheffield S1 2ER / Telephone: 01142730658

3 Events to not miss this November

 

 

Out of this World, 1-2 November, 12.30pm till 4.30pm

As Fright Night takes a year off, a new spectacular festival takes over Sheffield this Halloween weekend. Out of this World is a brand new festival of sci-fi, magic and horror! The weekend will be jam-packed with events, activities and more all spread across the city centre. Many kid-friendly activities to ensure the children fully immerse themselves in the Halloween fun. Check out https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/out–about/city-centre/out-of-this-world.html for more details on this brand-new festival.

 

After Dark, 5 November, 5.30pm till 10pm

After Dark is Yorkshire’s No 1 Fireworks Spectacular, attracting up to 20,000 people each year! The event, which is at the Don Valley Grass Bowl, offers live music on the Heart Stage, funfair, bonfire, food stalls, bar and a massive fireworks display. An event not to be missed! Check out http://www.yellowbusevents.co.uk/after-dark-firework-display-sheffield/ for more information

 

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The 2014-2015 Ice Hockey Season has started and our Sheffield Steelers have confirmed the dates they are playing to win the Elite League Challenge Cup. Great to go with your mates or even with the kids. Motorpoint Arena has special ticket deals for families online so get your tickets early to grab a good bargain!

If you need a place to stay over to attend this fun-filled events in Sheffield, look no further than City Crash Pad Serviced Apartment. We provide the best value for money stay! Contact us now via https://www.citycrashpad.com/

Sheffield Tramlines Festival

On the 25-27 of July, Sheffield’s inner-city music festival is back for its 6th year, with its biggest line-up yet! Artists include Public Enemy, The Cribs, Annie Mac, Katy B, Ms. Dynamite and other national and local artists.

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After holding its first festival in 2009, the Tramlines Music Festival has rapidly expanded and led it to win the award for ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ in 2011.

The main stage will be at Devonshire Green and other venues scattered around the city including O2 Academy, Gothic Cathedral, Fusion & Foundry, The Harley and Queens Social Club.

Advance tickets are now on sale at £12 for the day and £28 for the whole weekend via Gigantic.

The Commonwealth Games Arrive in Glasgow

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From the 23 July – 3 August 2014, the Commonwealth Games are in Glasgow! It will showcase over 4000 finest athletes from all over the commonwealth, making it the biggest ever sporting and cultural celebration in Scotland. The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth Nations. This will be the first time Glasgow is hosting the games, as previous Games held in Scotland were both in Edinburgh.

The games will showcase 17 sports: from the combat of wrestling, to the high adrenaline track events, and not forgetting the graceful gymnastics. What is unique to the games is the inclusion of sports that are played mainly in Commonwealth countries, such as lawn bowls and netball.

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England has competed and placed at the top 3 at every Games, with 6 times coming away with the first position. This year, we are sadly missing Sheffield’s Jessica Ennis-Hill, who will be absent from the games because she is expecting her first baby. But we’re excited to root for UK’s double Olympic gold medallist, Mo Farah!

In conjunction with the Games, the Queen’s Baton Relay has begun its 190,000km journey through all 70 nations and territories in the Commonwealth Nations. Follow its international journey here:

http://www.glasgow2014.com/queens-baton-relay

Don’t miss out on this cultural sporting event, book your stay with City Crash Pad to immerse yourself in the exciting happenings Glasgow has to offer.

Tour De France Arrives in Sheffield!

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For the first time in cycling race history, the Tour de France will arrive in Sheffield on Sunday 6th July!

With it, it will bring at least 250,000 spectators who will line the route in Sheffield, cheering on the cyclists.

On 1 July 1903, 60 pioneers set out on their bicycles from Montgeron for the first ever Tour de France. As the years passed and the tour gained popularity, its reach began to extend beyond France. It is the oldest and the most prestigious cycling tour present today, garnering 22 teams from around the world competing in this year’s race.

The 101th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and cover a total distance of 3656km with various stages such as flat stages, mountain stages and hill stages. After its UK leg of the tour, it will also pass through Belgium and Spain.

The event will draw at least 250,000 spectators who will line the streets and welcome their arrival into Sheffield from York. Be part of the action by booking your stay with City Crash Pad over the Tour de France weekend now.

Edinburgh International Film Festival

City Crash Pad is constantly expanding and including new locations around the UK. We’re happy to include more serviced apartments in Edinburgh – it’s a city brimming with excitement and activities waiting to be discovered.

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A big event coming up not to be missed is the annual Edinburgh International Film Festival from the 18-29th of June. For the 68th year running, this prestigious film festival will showcase and promote the very best in International Cinema, in all genres and lengths, promising a vibrant and diverse programme.

This year’s festival will feature activity from the McLaren’s 2014 Centenary Celebrations, a Scotland Wide Project that celebrates the work of trailblazing artist, Norman McLaren.

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Notable films premiered in recent years include Brave, the Hurt Locker, Little Miss Sunshine, Billy Elliot and An Inconvenient Truth. These are just a few of the many films that have premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival before catapulting to international fame.

The event is not limited to showcasing the filmmaking community; it is a great opportunity to be exposed to local Scottish brands who participate in this 10 day event. The programme is bursting with activity for the public and it is not wonder it attracts audiences from across the UK. Don’t miss your chance to be part of the world’s oldest continually running film festival, book your stay with City Crash Pad in Edinburgh now!

Check out their official site at: www.edfilmfest.org.uk

Ideal Home Show comes to Manchester

For the first time in it’s 106 year history, the Ideal Home Show comes to Manchester, welcoming visitors across the North of England through it’s doors at EventCity.

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The annual event helps to transform homes and give inspiration to home owners on making a house a home. The show is not only visited by hundreds and thousands of visitors, both celebrities and royalty can also be seen at the event – Queen Elizabeth II has visited 11 times!

Founded in 1908 by the Daily Mail, it was originally envisaged as a publicity tool for the newspaper to increase it’s advertising revenue.  It soon became famous for introducing an array of new inventions and gadgets – the vacuum cleaner and electric kettle both made their debut a long time ago at the Ideal Home Show.  This tradition carries on today, with new technology always on display and on sale at the event.

Split into seven dedicated show areas: Interiors, Home Improvements, Food & Housewares, Technology, Gardens, Woman and Shopping – this iconic event allows you to discover and explore thousands of products and offers you won’t get on the high street.

A glimpse of their opening day event in London this year

Tickets to the 2014 Manchester Ideal Home Show are now on sale, don’t miss out on this award-winning event as it makes it North West debut.

Sheffield Food Festival

Coming this May over the spring bank holiday is the Sheffield Food Festival. From the 24-26th May, the festival will celebrate the vibrant and diverse food culture of South Yorkshire and also support our local food community. It is one of the largest free urban food festivals in the country, garnering over 244,000 visitors last year.

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This year’s festival will extend from Fargate to the newly redeveloped Moor, expect more vendors and more exciting activities happening. It’s a great day out for foodies and families with a mix of activities and workshops to keep the children entertained. Foodies will get to bring home local favourites and international delights from the artisan food market to continue cooking up a storm at home. Follow the event’s official twitter account @foodfestsheff for more information.

Book your stay with Citycrashpad this bank holiday weekend and attend this amazing culinary festival.