Five fab things to do this weekend

Misha B
Misha B

WITH eight stages, 1,000 performers and 25 sports demos, thousands are expected to descend on Sheftival.

The extravaganza of music, culture and sport will be taking over the English Institute of Sport, Don Valley Bowl and Don Valley Stadium.

Among the star-studded line-up are on stage are Stooshe, The Lightning Seeds, Dodgy Misha B and Marcus Collins.

The latest action from London 2012 will also be beamed onto a big screen - with special focus on Sheffield heptathlon star, Jessica Ennis.

WHERE: Various venues, Sheffield

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday

HOW MUCH: Weekend ticket £15

CONTACT: Tel. 0114 2565567

WEB: Sheftival

STRANGE but true - it’s time for the Doncaster Scumball Rally 2012!

Heard of a scavenger hunt? Teams get together and have a set time to find as many things as possible on a given list.

The Doncaster Scumball Team is hosting the competition, with participants meeting on Sunday morning at Vue cinema.

Everyone’s welcome and it’s all for charity with a compulsory donation of £5 per person to Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity.

Minimum of two and maximum of four per team.

WHERE: Vue Cinema car park, Herten Way, Doncaster

WHEN: Sunday, meet between 9.30am and 10.30am

HOW MUCH: £5 each

WEB: Doncaster Scumball

SUNDAY’S the day the guinea pigs have their picnic.

Doncaster-based Cavy Corner sanctuary is laying on its annual afternoon of family fun in the ground of historic Cusworth Hall.

Bring family, friends and a picnic as well as your guinea pig and cage or run. It’s a free event but they’ll be fundraising throughout in support of the rescue centre.

There is disabled access and parking - though normal car parking charges apply.

WHERE: Cusworth Hall, Doncaster

WHEN: Sunday, 11am to 4pm

HOW MUCH: Free

CONTACT: Cavy Corner

SOUL superstars The Sally Army are set to be the icing on the cake of another top day of racing at Town Moor.

It’s the Unison For Public Services race day - which is a great chance to sample the new Summer Saturday Barbecue package.

Think of a glass of Pimms on arrival, flame-grilled buffet food, inclusive drinks and an afternoon tea to top it off.

The Mowtown medley will follow the last race, inspired by Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Stevie Wonder.

WHERE: Doncaster Racecourse

WHEN: Saturday, first race 1.55pm

HOW MUCH: From £26

CONTACT: Tel. 01302 511915

WEB: Doncaster Racecourse

TAKE a rare chance to see a Shakespeare play at Sheffield’s little-used ampitheatre.

You’ll have to cross your fingers for the rain to stay away but there is a fantastic production.

GB Theatre Company will cast of outstanding professional actors are directed by Jenny Stephens - director of BBC Radio 4’s The Archers.

It’ll be epic play The Tempest tonight or on Saturday, and hilarious comedy The Taming of the Shrew tomorrow evening.

WHERE: South Street, Sheffield

WHEN: Until Saturday, 7pm

HOW MUCH: £15

CONTACT: Tel. 0114 2496000

WEB: Sheffield Theatres