Hasn’t spring been wonderful? It was hot and then it was cold and then it was hot again and then it snowed and then finally we all bought 99p flakes (although they did cost us £1.75 each). Freak weather and ice-cream inflation aside, Sheffield has recently been spoilt for choice in the entertainment department and […]

Hasn’t spring been wonderful? It was hot and then it was cold and then it was hot again and then it snowed and then finally we all bought 99p flakes (although they did cost us £1.75 each). Freak weather and ice-cream inflation aside, Sheffield has recently been spoilt for choice in the entertainment department and you’ll be pleased to know that May shall be no different.

OPUS ACOUSTICS.
3rd May / The Riverside / Free
Enjoy the stellar 5-piece Tanzt bounce from one musical boundary to another at this week’s edition of Opus Acoustics. Support comes from no other than members of the Sheffield Cathedral Choir. Link

THE CORRESPONDENTS.
4th May / Sheffield Students’ Union / £6 adv.
Jazz, electro, swing, DnB, hip hop and more will be unleashed as festival darlings The Correspondents return to Sheffield after a 14 month absence. Trampoline? Conveyer belt? Check and check. Link

FOXTIVAL.
6th May / Fox and Duck / Free.
The suffix “-val” has started being used on the end of words, it can only mean one thing: festival season is well and truly here! This delightful all day affair features live acts from midday to 11PM as well as having a variety of fine ales on sale. Link

THE ILLUSTRIOUS ONE.
10th May / S1 Artspace / £5 adv.
An innovative take on Bertolt Brecht’s ‘The Good Person of Szechwan’ using live electronics and contemporary ballet. For those that then want to take up a notch, the after party is at DQ courtesy of Banana Hill. Link

LINTON KWESI JOHNSON.
11th May / St George’s Theatre / £5 adv.
Described by many as the world’s first reggae poet, Linton Kwesi Johnson has been picking up awards and accolades for his work since the 70s. He will be interviewed by radio personality Stuart Maconie. Link

PEACE IN THE PARK TAKEOVER.
11th May / Yellow Arch Studios / £5 adv.
A collaboration of epic proportions. 5 rooms of musical treats have been brought together for this special evening. Many of you may remember the NYE celebrations. This one is not to be missed. Link

SHEFFIELD TECHNO INSTITUTE – LUKE SLATER.
12th May / Fez Club / £8 adv.
The STI collective take things up a notch this month as they invite one of techno’s most exciting producers, Luke Slater to Fez Club. As they’ve put it themselves: more speakers, more people, more hours. Link

TUESDAY CLUB.
15th May / Sheffield Students’ Union / £4.50 adv.
LA producer and one of moombahton’s leading men, Dillon Francis hops the pond and brings the bounciest musical genre around to Sheffield’s premier mid week rave. Link

ASHANTI BEATS.
18th May / Penelope’s / £4 adv.
The fantastic East Park Reggae Collective headline the latest Ashanti Beats event which is fast becoming synonymous with great live music. It’s also one of many upcoming Peace in the Park fundraisers so dig deep attendees. Link

BRIAN DAMAGE & KRYSSTAL.
19th May / Lantern Theatre / £10 adv.
Edinburgh Festival veterans Brian Damage & Krysstal come to the Lantern Theatre as part of the brand new Tickled Rib Comedy Club. Expect silly songs and the odd bit of Spanish dancing. Link

MICHAEL KIWANUKA.
21st May / Leadmill / £12.50 adv.
This year’s official Sound of 2012 (according to the BBC) comes to Sheffield. The up and coming soul singer has already been compared to such legends as Bill Withers, Randy Newman and Otis Redding. Link

BITZ’ N PEACE(S) vs. HIP HOP HA HA.
24th May / Harley / £3 OTD.
Two Sheffield club nights join forces for a night of music and comedy. Headline slot has taken up by Mr. JFB, the two times UK DMC champion and scratch supremo. Link

SHOWCO YOUNG PEOPLE’S FILM FESTIVAL.
25th May – 3rd June / Showroon Cinema / £2-3 OTD.
So the Showroom cinema are letting the kids run wild for 10 days, this is the perfect opportunity for you all to watch some films you’re too old for. Just grab a nearby youngling and go go go! Link

BEAR GRYLLS.
25th May / City Hall / £39.50 adv.
Amazingly someone has let Bear Grylls loose on his very own UK tour, expect only the best survival tips from this man of the wild. Please note: sit in the splash zone at your own risk. Link

DJ DEREK.
27th May / Bungalows and Bears / Free.
Long time reggae/ska/dancehall selector DJ Derek swings by B & Bs for a Sunday evening session. Fun fact: This man has apparently visited every Wetherspoons in the UK. Link

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