Arts & Screen

Cinema listings

Your guide to what's on the big screen over the coming week.
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VIDEO: New Michael Jackson Thriller project revealed by John Landis in Sheffield

Michael Jackson fans are to be thrilled all over again with a 'spectacular' new top secret Thriller project, original director John Landis has revealed during a visit to Sheffield.
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Bloody Mess by Forced Entertainment

Shakespeare with kitchen utensils, a six hour confessional and a script of entire gibberish - welcome to the world of Forced Entertainment

They’ve staged a 24-hour quiz show, retold the works of Shakespeare with kitchen utensils and now have won a major theatre prize. Sarah Freeman meets Forced Entertainment.

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Moving: Ben Mole looks at the commemoration book at Wakefield Cathedral.   
Picture by Simon Hulme

Lest we forget

A moving art installation, currently at Wakefield Cathedral, commemorates British lives lost in the First World War. Stephen McClarence reports.

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman in Sheffield. (Scott Merrylees).

Laughing in the face of war - The Wipers Times comes to Yorkshire

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s play about the story of a satirical newspaper created amidst the horrors of the Western Front is coming to Yorkshire. Chris Bond went to meet them.

Medievel Love Ring found by metal detectorist in field sells for five figure sum.  Mark Littler

Amateur detectorist finds 15th century ring worth thousands in North Yorkshire village

An amateur metal detectorist uncovered the find of a lifetime in a North Yorkshire village - a 15th century jewelled ring which has been sold for a five-figure sum.


Video exclusive: Alan Bennett reads from his new volume of diaries

FOUR premieres at the National Theatre, a West End double-bill transfer and two movies would be more than a lifetime’s work for most writers, but Alan Bennett managed them all in a single decade.

Hollywood filmmaking legend John Landis

WIN: Thriller director John Landis talk tickets in Sheffield

Hollywood legend John Landis - who directed Michael Jackson's iconic Thriller video - will give a talk in Sheffield this weekend and we have the last tickets to be won in our free competition.

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Strictly Come Dancing ex-champs Lilia and Darren

Yorkshire's Strictly ex-champs to give free dance lessons at City Limits

Yorkshire's Strictly Come Dancing ex-champions Darren Bennett and Lilia Kopylova will quick step back home this weekend - to give free dance lessons to fans.

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Suicide Squad, cert 15, in UK cinemas August 5, 2016.  2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. TM &  DC Comics

WIN: Suicide Squad film merchandise and Cineworld Sheffield tickets

To celebrate the release of Suicide Squad - in cinemas August 5 - Warner Bros Pictures and Cineworld Sheffield have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win film merchandise and tickets.
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Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates (15 cert)

WIN: Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates preview tickets at Vue Sheffield

Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates is a new romantic comedy out later this month but we are giving you the chance to see it first and free.

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VIDEO: Cineworld Sheffield Disney Quiz champions - can you do better?

What is the number on Herbie's car bonnet in the Disney film The Love Bug?
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VIDEO: HorrorCon UK is a scream for thousands of fans in South Yorkshire

A fang-tastic weekend of frightful fun proved a scream for more than 3,000 horror fans at the region's second HorrorCon UK.
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On this day in Yorkshire 1910

On this day in Yorkshire 1910

Rough Sea at Bridlington

Undated Handout Photo of  Carol Vorderman, who is supporting P&Gs Women of a CERTAIN Age campaign and has been announced as the face of, a site dedicated to celebrating a new generation of timeless women. See PA Feature WELLBEING Vorderman. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/David Venni. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature WELLBEING Vorderman

Carol Vorderman talks about turning 50 and having her head in the clouds

Carol Vorderman is happier in her 50s than she’s ever been. She talks to Kate Whiting ahead of her global solo flight


Video: Filey Fishermen’s Choir - Battle to keep the traditions of the seaside alive

IT is one of the enduring sights - and sounds - of the seaside.

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Kane Hodder who played Jason in four of the Friday the 13th movies is at HorrorCon 2016.

WIN: Fang-tastic tickets to HorrorCon UK at Magna

Horror fans in Yorkshire are in for a fang-tastic time this weekend coming face to face with Friday the 13th killer Jason and the real American Werewolf In London.

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Absolutely Fabulous The Movie is in UK cinemas from Friday, July 1.

WIN: Absolutely Fabulous The Movie poster signed by Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie is in cinemas this week and to celebrate we have an Ab/Fab prize - the film poster signed by Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley,
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Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter making a viryal appearamce to answer questions at Sheffield Doc/Fest

360 VIDEO: “Virtual encounter” with Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter is one of the most in demand guest speakers at this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest - even though in reality he's never  been.
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Sir David Attenborough at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Wildlife film-making legend Sir David Attenborough wows Sheffield Doc/Fest

Wildlife film-making legend Sir David Attenborough got a rock star welcome when he wowed fans with stories about his extraordinary career at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

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