Listings: Courses & Workshops

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September 22 - September 29 2016

MEDIEVAL ART AND ARCHITECTURE: A series of eight lectures by Brian Sprakes focussing on the Midlands and North of England. Starting on Monday 3 October at 1pm. Venue St Oswald’s Church, Bannerdale Road S7 2DL. Cost £65. for further details call 0114 2351440 or 0114 2352828.

Jewellery Taster Course: 4 Weeks Evenings starting Tuesday 1st November 6.30-8.30. Courses and workshops held at Studio Budgie Galore at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Sheffield- Learn to make your own silver jewellery for yourself and friends. Spoon Making Day Workshop with Melissa Montague - Sat 19th November. Creature Workshop with Samantha Bryan - Sunday 17th December. All workshops run from 10am- 4pm. Lots more courses on the website www.budgiegalore.co.uk. Come and meet us and find out more at Get Creative this weekend Sunday 25th September at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet 11am -4pm FREE For more information and booking contact Jules on 07925 548898 or email info@budgiegalore.co.uk

Ecclesall Textile School: Sheffield 11 Autumn Workshop Programme. Sunday 9th October 10-3 Paint & Stitch. Play with a range of textile art materials and techniques and take home lots of knowledge & samples as well as your own landscape, seascape or abstract design £60. Friday 14th October 12–3 Create with Wool Cosy up with wool for an afternoon and create either a scarf or a wool picture using dry needle felting £30. Sunday 16th October 10–3 Machine Embroidery. Watch demonstrations of techniques, have a go and then create your own design to make into a bag, cushion or hanging £50. Fri 21st October 12-3 Patchwork. Learn double Log Cabin and create a reversible table mat £30. Saturday 29th October 10-3 Wardrobe Recreation. Stitch rather than ditch, up-cycling clothes, and accessories, even shoes! Take-in, take-out, mend, embellish or completely recreate. £50. Friday 4th November 12-3 Wide Mouth Zipped Pouch. Whether you want to develop sewing skills with zips, linings and boxed corners, or you want to make a useful gift £30. Sunday 13th November 10-3 Designer Bags. Make a bag to suit you! Lots of designs and styles to choose from as well as a range of finishing £50. Sunday 27th November 12-3 Stitch a Christmas Stocking/Sack. Make a personalised, easy to post gift from a wide range of fabrics and trimmings £30. Small group & one to one support, materials and refreshments provided. For more details, or to book your place contact Helen Moyes 0796 711 9591 moyeshelen@gmail.com

Ashtanga Yoga Monday evening: course starts 3rd Oct 6-7:10pm, For people with yoga experience. £66(£55) for 11-week course. Ashtanga Yoga Thursday evening courses start 6th Oct Beginners: 7.30-8.30pm; intermediate: 8.30-9:45pm. £60(£60) for 10-week course. Hatha Yoga Monday and Thursday morning courses start 3rd Oct and 6th Oct 9.30-10.40am (Mon.-beginners, Thurs.-Intermediates) £72(60) for 12-week course. Tai Chi Monday evening courses start 26th September 7.15-8.30 & 8.30-9.30pm intermediate £72(£60) for 12-week course. Tai Chi Thursday evening course starts 29th September 6-7.15pm beginners £72(£60) for 12-week course. Yoga and Tai Chi courses at Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, Walkley. 0114 234 9994 www.sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org, info@sheffieldbuddhistcentre.org

THROWING ON THE WHEEL: An introduction to the techniques of throwing on an electrical wheel. £35 all materials included, including kiln firing & complimentary tea and biscuits. 10am – 1pm. Book on our website www.arthousesheffield.co.uk or call us 0114 2723970. The Art House, Backfields, Sheffield, S1 4HJ.

FIGURATIVE CLAY MODELLING WORKSHOP: Learn how to shape clay to make a clay sculpture of the human figure. This session will have a life model, £35 all materials included, including kiln fire and complimentary tea and biscuits. 10am – 1pm.Book on our website www.arthousesheffield.co.uk or call us 0114 272 3970. The Art House, Backfields, Sheffield, S1 4HJ.

TERRACOTTA PLATTERS with Mary Else: Making and decorating red earthen ware slab formed platters and/or dishes with coloured slips using a variety of techniques, for example wax resist, incised, depressed pattern and stencil. £35 all materials included, including kiln fire and complimentary tea and biscuits. 24th September, 10am – 1pm. Book on our website www.arthousesheffield.co.uk or call us 0114 272 3970. The Art House, Backfields, Sheffield, S1 4HJ.

Tool Sharpening: One day course learning effective tool sharpening in Ecclesall Woods 8th October 9:30-4 £65.00. Book online www.ecclesallwoodscraftcourses.co.uk or call 2356348 for more information. Learn to sharpen tools to be as effective as possible - did you know that many tools are sold blunt? Tool sharpening for green woodworking tools, ie axes, drawknives, billhooks, turning tools, chisels, slashers. Spend the day learning a number of techniques using various sharpening equipment in the lovely surroundings of Ecclesall Woods Woodland Discovery Centre. If you are new to Greenwood craft this will be a very interesting course and is fundamental to effective green woodworking. If you have tools which are giving you problems - bring them along for Dave to look over - he will either help you get them sharp or advise you what to do. (please restrict to 2/3 tools as you will only realistically have time to work on a couple of tools).

VHF RADIO COURSE: One day VHF-DSC course for yachtsmen, to satisfy the RYA and Marine Radio Operators Short Range Certificate of Competence. (call/message bill clay 07771 652123 or email enquiries@sailnorth.co.uk for details).

Know Your Sheffield: how people lived and worked, with images, maps and writings of the period. Know what to look out for around the city. From Tudors to the industrial revolution; Victorians and modern changes. Summer trips. Suits beginners and people building on existing knowledge. Tuesday evenings, 6-8pm.. The Circle (Voluntary Action Sheffield), 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW (off West St.) Fees £73 for 10 or 11 weeks, & concs. ALSO Thursday mornings, 10.15am – 12.15. St John’s Church Hall, Abbeydale Rd South, S17 3LE. Fees £70 for 10 weeks, & concs. WEA enquiries (0114) 2423609. Book on www.wea.org.uk/yh or email robin@lydia4711.plus.com.

KNITTING AND CROCHET: learn the absolute basics or further your skills at an informal workshop. One-to-one or small groups catered for. Times flexible throughout the week - daytime and some evening slots available. Now booking for September onwards. All materials provided to get you started - just bring along your ideas! As autumn approaches learn a new skill and create something beautiful. £6.50 per hour. Crooked based. For more information contact Rose on 07950 095318 or info@noodleknits.co.uk or Facebook Noodleknits.

Astrology classes: 8 week course starting soon - learn how to interpret an astrological chart. For more info email: Karen@blossomastrology.co.uk or phone 07429 335007.

NEW Adult Learning Classes: at The Venue Stocksbridge Sheffield. Creating Scrapbook Pages: 5 weeks course Tuesday 4th October 7.00pm -9.30 - create a memory page each week with photos, titles, journaling & record your special moment’s £40 +materials charge. Folk Art for Christmas: using a MDF shape you will paint a beautiful project with a Christmas theme - starts 21st November x 4 weeks 6.30pm £40 plus materials. Art & watercolour workshops: every Monday 10.30am -12 noon £5 per session beginners welcome all materials provided drop in drop out basis. Craft Club - Crafty Nest: meet each Wednesday 12.30-2.30pm £5 per session come along and create a mixture of crafts & mixed media project £5 per session drop in drop out basis. Introduction to Reading Music: starts Wednesday 5th October 10am -12noon x 7 sessions £48 - a course designed for those with little or no musical notation knowledge and for whom learning to read would enhance a musical activity they are involved in or wanting to get involved with. Ukulele for Improvers: this course will help develop playing skills and techniques no matter what level of ability you have suitable for beginners and improvers and will cover chords, strumming, finger picking and melodic playing starts Wednesday 21st October 1pm -3pm 10 sessions £70. Plus we have a programme of computer classes which will help develop your existing skills. Call us on 0114 2838692 to discuss a course, find out more or to book.

CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR SMARTPHONES & TABLETS: in Meersbrook: Venue: Meersbrook Hall, Meersbrook Park, Brook Rd, S8 9FL from Monday 19th September for 5 weeks. Cost: £10 if you receive the basic state pension/on certain benefits, £35 if not. To enrol please call Matthew at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 399 1070 or email: learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com

ART FOR ALL in Crosspool: A friendly course for all abilities. All materials and equipment provided. Venue: St John’s Scout HQ, Benty Lane, Crosspool, S10 5NF from Friday 23rd September for 10 weeks (2-4pm). Cost: £10 if you receive the basic state pension/on certain benefits, £60 if not. To enrol please call Matthew at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 399 1070 or email: learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com

WOMEN MAKING CHANGES: in Meersbrook: A FREE 6 week course designed to give women confidence to participate more in their local community. Starts Wednesday 21st September at Meersbrook Hall, Meersbrook Park, Brook Rd, S8 9FL (10am-12pm). To enrol please call Matthew at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 399 1070 or email: learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com

FAMILY HISTORY in Ecclesall: Go online to research your family tree! Venue: Ecclesall Library, S11 9PL from Tuesday 20th September for 10 weeks (10am-12pm). Cost: £10 if you receive the basic state pension/on certain benefits, £60 if not. To enrol please call Matthew at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 399 1070 or email: learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com

ENGLISH (UP TO LEVEL 2) in Meersbrook: Attain a recognized Literacy qualification from Entry Level up to Level 2 (GCSE A-C equivalent). Venue: Meersbrook Hall, Meersbrook Park, Brook Rd, S8 9FL from Wednesday 21st September (12.45-2.45am) for 10 weeks. Cost: £10 if you receive basic state pension or certain benefits, £60 if not. To enrol please call Matthew at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 399 1070 or email: learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com

NUMERACY (UP TO LEVEL 2) in Meersbrook: Attain a recognized Maths qualification from Entry Level up to Level 2 (GCSE A-C equivalent). Venue: Meersbrook Hall, Meersbrook Park, Brook Rd, S8 9FL from Thursday 22nd September (9.30-11.30am) for 10 weeks. Cost: £10 if you receive basic state pension or certain benefits, £60 if not. To enrol please call Matthew at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 399 1070 or email: learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BEGINNERS in Meersbrook: An introduction to Facebook, Twitter and other popular social media channels. Venue: Meersbrook Hall, Meersbrook Park, Brook Rd, S8 9FL from late September (Mondays 1-3pm) for 5 weeks. Cost: £10 if you receive basic state pension or certain benefits, £60 if not. To enrol please call Matthew at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 399 1070 or email: learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com

IT ESSENTIALS in Meersbrook: A range of 10 and 12 week computer courses from beginners to levels 1 and 2. Venue: Meersbrook Hall, Meersbrook Park, Brook Rd, S8 9FL from Monday 19th September. 2 classes: 10am-12pm & 12.30-2.30pm. Cost: £10 if you receive basic state pension or certain benefits, £60/£70 if not. To enrol please call Matthew at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 399 1070 or email: learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com

KEEP FIT AND HAVE FUN (WOMEN ONLY) in Heeley: Suitable for all levels of fitness/age. Venue: Heeley Institute, S2 3AF from Monday 12th September 10.30am-11.30am. Cost: £10 for 10 weeks or £1 a session. To enrol please call Matthew at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 399 1070 or email: learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com

SWIMMING (WOMEN ONLY) in Heeley: Beginners to experienced swimmers with a female lifeguard/instructor. Venue: Heeley Swimming Pool, S8 0XQ from Friday 9th September (10.30am-11.30am). Cost: £2 a session. For further info please call Matthew at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 399 1070 or email: learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com

YOGA FITNESS (WOMEN ONLY) in Heeley: Venue: Heeley Institute, S2 3AF from Tuesday 20th September (9.30am-10.30am). Cost: £10 or 10 weeks or £1 a session. For further info please call Matthew at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 399 1070 or email: learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com

TABLETS FOR ALL in Ecclesfield: A 10 week course or those wanting to get the most out of their Tablet or iPad. Venue: Ecclesfield Library, S35 9UA from late September (10am-12pm) for 10 weeks. Cost: £10 if you receive basic state pension or certain benefits, £60 if not. To enrol please call Matthew at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 399 1070 or email: learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com

TABLETS FOR ALL in Banner Cross: A 10 week course or those wanting to get the most out of their Tablet or iPad. Venue: Banner Cross Methodist Church (S11 9PE) from Wednesday 21st September for 10 weeks (10am-12pm). Cost: £10 if you receive basic state pension or certain benefits, £60 if not. To enrol please call Matthew at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 399 1070 or email: learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com

TABLETS FOR ALL in Ranmoor: A 10 week course or those wanting to get the most out of their Tablet or iPad. Venue: Ranmoor Parish Centre (Garden Room) (S10 3GX) from late September for 10 weeks (2pm-4pm). Cost: £10 if you receive basic state pension or certain benefits, £60 if not. To enrol please call Matthew at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 399 1070 or email: learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com

TABLETS FOR ALL in Abbeydale: A 10 week course or those wanting to get the most out of their Tablet or iPad. Venue: St John the Evangelist (S17 3LE) from Thursday 15th September for 10 weeks (1.30-3.30pm). Cost: £10 if you receive basic state pension or certain benefits, £60 if not. To enrol please call Matthew at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 399 1070 or email: learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com

CHILDCARE (LEVEL 1) in Meersbrook: For those interested in working in an early years setting. Venue: Meersbrook Hall, Meersbrook Park, Brook Rd, S8 9FL from Wednesday 21st September for 14 weeks 9.30-12pm. To enrol please call Matthew at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 250 0613 or email: learningchampion@heeleydevtrust.com

TEXTILE EMBROIDERY WORKSHOPS: Learn how to ‘draw’ with your sewing machine using free-machine embroidery. One day workshops with Textile Artist Dawn Ireland at her home in Greystones, S11. Next dates are Sat 24th Sept, Sat 8th Oct 10-3pm. Fabric painting and stitch workshop, Sat 15th Oct, 10-3pm. Small friendly group, suitable for all ability levels. All materials & homemade cake provided. £50 a day. New weekday textile course starting this Autumn 10am-12pm (during term time). For further info and booking contact Dawn 07745 384296, email-dawn@dawnireland.com www.dawnireland.com

Pottery Courses: INTRODUCTION TO CERAMICS. Designed for a complete beginner, this course explores the fundamentals of pottery and ceramics through a variety of interconnected techniques and intricate decorating practices. Tuesdays. 7pm – 9pm. Until November 22nd (10 sessions). Wednesdays. 7pm – 9pm. September 14th – November 23rd (10 sessions). Book on our website www.arthousesheffield.co.uk or call us 0114 27 3970.

Artisan Breadmaking Courses: Hartingtons School of Food, Bakewell. Wide range of artisan breadmaking courses during the week and at weekends. Courses include Introduction to Breadmaking, Sourdough Breadmaking, French Breadmaking and Speciality Breads. Dates throughout 2016/2017. Full details:www.hartingtons.com or call 01629 888586.

Cheesemaking Courses: (our courses recently featured in the top 5 Cheesemaking Courses in the UK by the Financial Times) - Hartingtons School of Food, Bakewell. Facinating Cheesemaking Courses for aspiring artisans. Soft Cheesemaking Course includes lemon cheese, mozzarella and camembert style cheeses. Various dates in 2016/2017. Full details: www.hartingtons.com or call 01629 888586.

Authentic Cookery Courses: Hartingtons School of Food, Bakewell. Be inspired with a wide range of Cookery Courses - Thai, Indian, Italian Regional, Tapas, Fish Masterclass, Authentic Pasta, Charcuterie and cooking with celebrity chefs. Various dates in 2016/2017. Details www.hartingtons.com or 01629 888586

Baking Courses: Hartingtons School of Food. Join local GBBO contestant Howard Middleton on our Fabulous Festive Bakes Course. Learn how to make a range of bakes that are fabulous and also happen to be gluten free....and hear about Howard’s time on “bake off” with snippets from behind the scenes when the cameras stop rolling!! Details www.hartingtons.com or 01629 888586

Gourmet Supper Club: 7 October 2016. Join us for a fabulous evening of wining and dining at Hartingtons School of Food in Bakewell on Friday 7 October 2016. Our guest chef for the evening is Jamie Bosworth with wines supplied by award winning wine merchants John Hattersley Wines. You will be welcomed with a glass of fizz on arrival followed by canapes, a 5 course tasting menu with matching wines for each course and coffees and teas to finish. All food, wines and soft drinks are included in the £60 ticket price. Places limited. Details www.hartingtons.com or 01629 888586.

1 Day Craft Beer Brewing Courses: and Setting Up Your Own Microbrewery Courses - Brew School Bakewell. One day all grain brewing courses for home brewers, advanced home brewing courses and 2, 3 and 4 day courses for brewers looking at setting up their own microbrewery. Dates throughout 2016/2017. Full details: www.brew-school.com or tel: 0114 3830150.

5 Day Practical Commercial Brewing Course: Brew School, Bakewell. 5 Day Course for people wanting to sit the International Brewing and Distilling General Certificate of Brewing Examination. As well as covering everything on the syllabus to enable you to take the GCB exam, the course also includes an Ice breaker beer matching and tasting event on the first evening, a visit to and a guided tour around Sentinel Brewery in Sheffield with Alex Barlow, a visit to Brampton Brewery in Chesterfield for a tour with owner Chris Radford and the highlight of the week is a Gala Dinner in a private dining room in Bakewell with a range of beers chosen to complement a 4 course tasting menu. Full details: www.brew-school.com or tel: 0114 3830150.

Running With Scissors Longer Courses: - Introduction to Pattern Cutting Tues Eve 6-8.30pm, 8 Weeks, starts 1st Nov. Running With Scissors Workshops. October - Patch Work Cushion 1st - Sewing Machines for Beginners 2nd - Zips and Buttons 8th - Willow Basket 9th - Crochet Clock Project 15th - Professional Lampshade Making 16th - Tunisian Crochet 22nd - Creative Stamp Making 23rd - Curtains for Beginners 29th - Christmas Jumper Knitting Day 30th. November - Sewing Machines for Beginners 5th - Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting 12th - Patchwork Blanket 13th - Patch Work Finishing Morning - Arm Crochet 19th - Jersey Skirt in A Day 20th - Advanced Crochet 26th - Knitting For Beginners 27th. Join our mailing list! Hen parties and private groups catered for. Bring your own sewing machine, or book one of ours for our sewing workshops. For more information check out our website [http://www.rwssheffield.co.uk<http://www.rwssheffield.co.uk/]www.rwssheffield.co.uk<http://www.rwssheffield.co.uk/> or e-mail info@rwssheffield.co.uk<mailto:info@rwssheffield.co.uk> Workshops are held at Hagglers Corner on Queens Road S2 4DU.

Nutrition 1 day workshop: ‘Living Health’ providing a complete overview of how nutrition and lifestyle can heal both body and mind. Individual support provided. Leave feeling confident, inspired and empowered to take responsibility for your own energy, weight & health. Workbook and attendance certificate provided. Raw food demonstration, lunch and refreshments included. £65. October 8th, 10.00 - 4.30pm. Broomhill, Sheffield. Call 07711 249761 or email Clare@newlifenutrition.co.uk

Mosaic Courses: Express yourself using the wonderful art of mosaic making using professional mosaic cutting tools and a wide range of high quality colourful tiles, glass, natural and found materials. In this mixed ability, freestyle mosaic class you can create your own 2D or 3D project ideas for your home, garden or as gifts. First Sunday of the month full day class 10 - 4pm cost £55 + £15 materials. 2nd October, 6th November, 4th December. Mosaic Mondays: 12.30 - 2.30 (limited places available) and 5pm - 7pm. Cost £20 per week + £30 materials payable half termly. Classes are held in a city centre located, large, light, warm and active studio with disabled access at Yorkshire Artspace, Persistence works, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS. Contact Coralie for details by email: turpinthomson@gmail.com or by phone: 07946 424602 Website: coralieturpin.co.uk

New Jewellery Classes: at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet - Learn to make your own silver jewellery for yourself and friends. Students also go on to set up their own business. Make a pair of Silver Cufflinks as a Christmas Present Day Workshop Sat 12th November. Silver Jewellery Day Sun 13th November. Spoon Making Day Workshop with Melissa Montague - Sat 19th November. Creature Workshop with Samantha Bryan - Sunday 11th December. All workshops run from 10am- 4pm. Jewellery Taster Course - 4 Weeks Evenings starting Tuesday 1st November 6.30-8.30. Courses held at Studio Budgie Galore, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S7 2QW Twitter: @BudgieGalore. For more information and booking contact Jules on 07925 548898 or email info@budgiegalore.co.uk

COME AND JOIN US AT SHEFFIELD CITY OPERA: If you enjoy singing in the shower, throw away the loofah and join us at Sheffield City Opera. Learn to make the most of your voice - expert tuition provided. No audition is required. Sing breath-taking music and make new friends at the same time. We have a lot of fun here at Sheffield City Opera. Come and join us on Wednesday nights, 7:30-10:00pm in the Upper Room at Wesley Hall Methodist Hall, Crookes, Sheffield S10 1UD. Call 07547 230632 for details, or contact us at info@sheffieldcityopera.com

Know Your Sheffield: how people lived and worked, with images, maps and writings of the period. Know what to look out for around the city. From Tudors to the industrial revolution; Victorians and modern changes. Summer trips. Suits beginners and people building on existing knowledge. Tuesday evenings, 6-8pm. The Circle (Voluntary Action Sheffield), 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW (off West St.) WEA enquiries (0114) 2423609, fees £73 for 10 or 11 weeks, & concs. ALSO Thursday mornings, 10.15am – 12.15. from 22nd Sept. St John’s Church Hall, Abbeydale Rd South, S17 3LE. WEA enquiries (0114) 242 3609, fees £70 for 10 weeks, & concs. Book on www.wea.org.uk/yh or email robin@lydia4711.plus.com.

The All In One Language School: We offer tuition in Spanish and English as a foreign language, so whether you’re learning for work, pleasure or to help you settle into a new country, we are your place for language tuition in Sheffield. We offer tuition in small groups, one-to-one, or even via Skype, and our tuition is tailored to your needs; you decide what you want to learn, and the classes will progress at a rate you are comfortable with. 07482 667403. info@allinonelanguageschool.com www.allinonelanguageschool.com

Cruse Bereavement Care in Sheffield: Are you interested in Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People? We are running a course in Sheffield for People who have experience of working with Children and Young people and would like a chance to learn more about bereavement and the support needs of children and young people. The course takes place over 7 days, 3 days generic content exploring theories and the impacts of bereavement generally, this is recognising that a child lives within a family and society which will inform their experiences. The remaining 4 days will be child and young person focussed. Cost; £30.00 per day £210 in total Dates, 24th September, 1st October, 8th October, 5th November, 19th November, 26th November and 11th December 2016. Please contact: Cruse Bereavement Care; Sheffield. email cruseBcare@aol.com

RYA DAYSKIPPER and YACHTMASTER COURSE: over Winter courses for yachtsmen now booking. Courses commence 4th and 5th October. Call/message bill clay on 07771652123 or email enquiries@sailnorth.co.uk for details.

Music Appreciation Course: looks at the way Nationalism affected the music of many European countries during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 10 weekly meetings on Fridays 10-12noon at Bents Green, starting Oct 7th. Fee £50. For further details contact Jennifer Bradley, Tel.236-8136.

CREATIVE BOOKBINDING: Autumn workshops with Jo Owen at the Art Room, Barlow, Chesterfield, S18 7TE. Time: 10-4 pm Cost: £45. Experience the beautiful rural setting of this Gallery, with Jo who has made bookmaking into an art form. Saturday 5th November ‘Coptic Stitch binding’ Originally the Coptic binding process was used by early Christians 2000 years ago. Create an unique hand crafted book using this ancient method of binding, on this one day workshop. Use as a journal, sketchbook, memento book, the possibilities are endless. Suitable for all abilities.

CROCHET GROUP: Crochet is an inexpensive, hobby that offers the chance to relax and be creative. In this group you will have the opportunity to learn new skills whether you are an existing crocheter or a complete beginner. Work at your own pace, gain support and create a folder of techniques to recreate stitches and projects at home. Why not drop in and give it a go? Venue: The Sherwood, Birley Moor Road, Sheffield S12. Date: Saturdays 10.00am-12.00 noon. Cost: £5 per session. To book a place contact Dawn on 07984711107 or email craftyzebra@yahoo.com

Looking to learn a new skill?: The Art House has a range of one off workshops and taster sessions throughout the summer. Make your own jewellery from either fused glass or precious metal clay, dabble in watercolours, acrylics, lino cutting and cartoons. Fancy yourself as a potter? We have multiple tasters covering wheel throwing, hand building, modelling and tile carving. Find more information and book on our website www.arthousesheffield.co.uk or call us 0114 2723970.

DRESS PATTERN CUTTING: TUTOR JO OWEN. HELD AT THE STITCHED UP AND FLEECED STUDIO,49 NETHERGREEN ROAD, SHEFFIELD. S11 7EH. 6 week courses on basic pattern drafting, using your own measurements to make patterns that fit you personally and progress to designing your own patterns. Course 1. Thursday September 15th 2016. Running for 6 consecutive weeks. 11 – 1 pm. Cost £90 for the 6-week block. Draft a basic skirt block and make a toile to perfect the fit. Use this personal fit block to draft some skirt adaptions. Course 2. Thursday November 3rd 2016. Running for 6 consecutive weeks. 11 – I pm Cost £90 for the 6-week block. Draft a basic bodice block and make a toile to perfect the fit. Use this personal fit block to draft some adaptions. Contact: joowen10@hotmail.com or 07876 288172.

CREATIVE ART WORKSHOPS: archaeology and the landscape. Until 1 October 2016 - 10.00am - 4.00pm. Sheffield-based fine artist printmaker tutor and member of the Time Travellers archaeology group A. Rosemary Watson is leading a series of creative art workshops for adults exploring the archaeology and history of the Whirlow Hall Farm site, including the recent archaeological digs in Hall and Bole Hill fields, through drawing painting mixed media and collage. The workshops are suitable for both beginners and more experienced students and will provide a friendly creative atmosphere in which to learn new and to develop existing skills. Cost - £30.00 please bring your own materials (full details on booking). Venue - Lower Education Block, Whirlow Hall Farm, Whirlow Lane, SHEFFIELD, S11 9QF. To book a place on a workshop or for further details please contact Dorne Coggins of the Time Travellers - md2coggins@talktalk.net (pre-booking a place at the workshops is essential as the number of students is limited).

Simply Music teaches trumpet: and cornet to people of all ages from beginner level all the way up to intermediate. Why not take up a new summer hobby? Sessions are tailored to your tastes and Bridget, based in Sheffield, uses different techniques to suit the individual’s needs. Simply Music helps boost your musical confidence, allows you to work towards goals and most importantly allows you to have lots of fun! She also helps with reading and understanding music. Sessions are filled with fun and mixed with playing and theory (to save your lips!) Bridget has one to one teaching experience, having taught Chinese to children, and an up to date CRB Check. She is 27 years old and a mobile tutor so will come to your home to provide the sessions. Current Offers: Book 8 sessions and get the last one free and ‘refer a friend’ scheme. Contact Details: Bridget Pearson 07704799767.

Our Proove Pizzaioli: will share their pizza secrets, teaching you how to make a true Neapolitan pizza from scratch. Learn how to create, knead and stretch the dough to produce the perfect base. You will also learn about all the crucial pizza ingredients and will top your masterpiece with the freshest, highest quality produce. Finally, you will be taught how to use the pizza oven, how to turn and cook to perfection - creating an authentic Neapolitan pizza. The course includes nibbles, pizza and wine/soft drink. Each student will also receive a 25% discount voucher for the restaurant. Proove Pizzeria, Broomhill, 261 Fulwood Rd, Sheffield, S10 3BD. Sunday 25th September. 2pm. 4 hours. Cost: £50 per person.

New Language Courses: Starting September 2016. (King Edward VII Upper School, Glossop Road). Come and join one of our language courses starting w/c 26 September. A range of levels available from beginner through to advanced. Languages offered are Arabic, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Greek, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian and Chinese (Mandarin). Including some GCSE classes. Classes will take place 7.15-9.00 pm, Tues, Wed or Thurs. Pay in advance for the year £240 (30 weeks) or by term £95 (10 weeks), Concessions available. Visit www.kes.sheffield.sch.uk for an enrolment form and further details, or email languagecollege@kes.sheffield.sch.uk alternatively call 0114 2296573 (term time only).

Handbuilding – Terracotta Projects: (3 projects – each lasting 4 weeks). This course will focus on developing fundamental hand-building techniques over the course of three/four week long projects. Tuesdays – 1pm-3pm. Cost: £60 Per project. Visit our website for more information www.arthousesheffield.co.uk

Terracotta Projects: This course will focus on developing fundamental hand-building techniques over the course of three/four week long projects. Tuesdays – 1pm-3pm. For more information check out our website www.arthousesheffield.co.uk or call us 0114 272 3970,

Pottery For All: The course is aimed at all abilities. A chance to learn all the basics of pottery in only 10 weeks – both hand-building techniques and have an opportunity to try throwing on an electric wheel. SPECIAL SUMMER OFFER. Cost: £95.00 (for 10 sessions). Visit our website for more information www.arthousesheffield.co.uk

Art and pottery courses: for courses and one off workshops at The Art House visit www.arthousesheffield.co.uk to see what’s on and book online (or call 0114 272 3970). The Art House, Backfields, Sheffield City Centre, S1 4HJ (off Division Street) call 0114 272 3970.

Art and pottery courses and workshops: For courses and one off workshops at The Art House visit www.arthousesheffield.co.uk to see what’s on and book online (or call 0114 272 3970). The Art House, Backfields, Sheffield City Centre, S1 4HJ (off Division Street) call 0114 2723970.

KNITTING AND CROCHET: learn the absolute basics or further your skills at an informal workshop. One-to-one or small groups catered for. Times flexible throughout the week - daytime and some evening slots available. All materials provided to get you started - just bring along your ideas! Create something special this summer! £6.50 per hour. Crooked based. For more information contact Rose on 07950 095318 or info@noodleknits.co.uk or Facebook Noodleknits.

‘Fused Glass for Beginners’: Create bowls and decorative items in glass with Artist Krishna Alageswaran in classes with the WEA, Mondays 3.30-5.30pm at Southey Green School or Tuesdays 7-9pm at the Arthouse. Cost: 10 sessions £71.50 Free for people on benefits. Booking essential. For details email artwithkrishna@gmail.com or call 07851 278037.

Old Masters Art Club: seeking new members all ages and ability. Free tuition. Watercolour, acrylic, pastels, pencil drawings. Every Friday, 12.30-3pm. Victoria Hall, Chapel Walk. Phone Gordon, 07910110161. For pottery and art workshop: information and to book on our courses go to: www.arthousesheffield.co.uk or visit us at: At The Art House, Backfields, Sheffield City Centre, S1 4HJ (off Division Street).

Odds and ends, a free exhibition showcasing fine artists from Sheffield Hallam University second year students. Visit us at: At The Art House, Backfields, Sheffield City Centre, S1 4HJ (off Division Street).

‘To the Life’: New Life Drawing Sessions at Exchange Place Studios , Exchange Street, S2 5TR (near Victoria Quays). Join this supportive group for beginners, improvers and experts. 7 – 9 pm Tuesdays, term time only. Cost £7 per session including some materials, or £30 for a 5 week block. For details call 07976 609604 or email artwithlizzy@gmail.com

Pottery Sculpture and Throwing: You saw it on TV, now have a go! – learn clay sculpture and throwing with ceramicist Krishna Alageswaran. Classes run on Fridays, 2.30pm – 5.00pm and Saturdays 10am-12.30pm (all term time only) Studio 5.13, Exchange Place Studios (near Victoria Quays) S2 5TR. Cost £12 per session OR £50 for a 5 week block. For details or to book call Krishna on 07851 278037 Email artwithkrishna@gmail.com

Spanish – Intermediate/Advanced: small, established, friendly class looks to recruit new members. Conversation, speaking, writing, translation and a bit of grammar. Individual attention. Fridays 10-12. For more information, contact Tony – a.m.trippett@Sheffield.ac.uk, 07896107137.

Sheffield Amateur Radio Club: for amatuer radio enthusiasts and people who enjoy an informal atmosphere, with like minded people, and would like to obtain thier amatuer radio licence. Take a visit to the sheffield transport club meadowhead norton and we will explain all you need to know to get you started in amatuer radio. Training is free to club members, for all levels of your licence. There is an examination fee. Further information, visit our website www.Sheffieldarc.org.uk

FORGET MASS PRODUCED GARMENTS, CREATE YOUR OWN UNIQUE CLOTHES WITH A PERFECT FIT: Dressmaking classes Held at the Stitched up and Fleeced studio, Nethergreen Road, Sheffield, S11. The classes are suitable for all abilities. Learn how to adapt a pattern to fit you and create an exclusive well fitted garment. Run by Jo Owen a tutor with considerable experience in garment construction who will guide you through many dressmaking techniques. Tuesday 7-9 pm and Thursdays 2-4 pm. Cost £70 for six classes. Tel. 0114 2303030/07876 288172 joowen10@hotmail.com

Weekly Events at the Venue: Stocksbridge. Art & Watercolour Workshops every Monday 10.30 am - £5 per session 1st session free. Zumba Monday 10am & Thursday 6pm - £4 per session. Taekwondo Every Monday 6pm – First session free – then £4. Tai Chi Every Monday 7.30pm – fees apply. Slimming World every Monday & Tuesday 5pm & 7pm – fees apply. Sequence Dance Monday evenings – fees apply. Waldershelf Singers Every Tuesday 7.30pm. Play Bridge Group every Tuesday 2.30pm fees apply. Scrapbooking evenings. Jewellery Making Monday Evenings and Tuesday Daytime – fees apply. Music & Song for preschool children every Wednesday 9.30am £3.50 per child. Teenies Film Club for under 5’s every Wednesday £1 per child 10.45am. Craft Club every Wednesday 12.30 -2.30pm £5 per session. Ukulele Group every Wednesday 1-3pm Fees apply. Cake Decorating Workshops Thursday evenings from 6.30pm Fees apply. Chairobics every Friday 10.30am fees apply. Community Care Drop in & WellBeing Days every Friday & Wednesday 10am -3pm. Ring us on 0114 2838692 for more details.

Learn: How to use a French Curve, Different kinds of darts, Adding or removing sleeves, mending techniques, Combining different garments you like aspects of. Bring your own unworn garments or accessories to work on with friendly experienced help.Demonstrations & helpful tips To book a place or for more info email info@rwssheffield.co.uk

Poetry Club: with Genevieve Carver. Improve your writing skills and discuss different poems every week. No experience necessary. Every Wednesday 7:00pm – 8:30pm @ Sharrow Old Junior School, South View Road (Room 1). Price £6 / £4 concessions. Please book in advance! To book contact: gevicarver@gmail.com 07521732324.

Knitting and Crochet: learn the absolute basics or further your skills at an informal workshop. One-to-one or small group tuition. Times now available most weekdays and some evenings. All materials provided - just bring along your ideas! £6.50 per hour. Crookes based. Learn a new skill for spring! For more details contact Rose:email: info@noodleknits.co.uk or 07950 095318 or Facebook: NoodleKnits

Craft Club: Every Monday, excluding school holidays. 10.30am–12.30pm. Millennium Gallery. Get involved in making and creating using knitting, stitching and crochet in a laid back, creative atmosphere. Free, no need to book. Donations welcome on the door.

The Graves Art Club: Every Thursday, excluding school holidays. 11am–1pm. Graves Gallery. Find inspiration in the Graves Gallery and try your hand at drawing, watercolour, acrylic, ink, collage and printing. £5. Pay on the day at the shop. Suitable for adults of all abilities.

Life Drawing: Every Friday, excluding school holidays. 10.30am–12.30pm. Millennium Gallery. Develop your drawing skills working from a nude model with support from one of our regular artist tutors. £8. Pay on the day at the shop. Suitable for adults of all abilities.

Crafternoons: @Heeley City Farm. Every Wednesday, 1pm - 3pm. NEW crafting session in the Community Classroom by the pond! Every week we’ll be making and trying new crafting techniques. There will be things to take home and also things to make to help the Farm occasionally eg cards to sell or bunting to decorate our site for festivals. We have already made printed cards, felt Christmas decorations, bunting, glass painted lanterns. It will be a guided workshop but also open to suggestions from those who attend. It’s free to take part - we have tea & coffee and biscuits on sale for between 20p and 50p. All welcome. email s.hardy@heeleyfarm.org.uk or ring 0114 2505113.

SEWING CLASSES: Classes for all skill levels from learning to use your sewing machine through to altering patterns and tailoring. Come and join our small friendly classes and get making! I am a fully qualified pattern cutter and freelance Bridal designer with over 30 years dressmaking experience. Classes are held during term time in my well equipped studio off Bramall lane on the following days: Wednesday 10 till 12 OR 12.30 till 2.30. Thursday 10 till 12 OR 12.30 till 2.30. Friday 12.30 till 2.30. Alternate Thursday evenings 6 till 8. Alternate Saturdays 10.30 till 3. Prices vary per term but an average 6 week term costs £75. Please contact Cathie on 07905250826, cathiemccartan@gmail.com

‘To the Life’: Life Drawing Session at Sharrow Independent School of Art. Join this supportive group for beginners, improvers and experts. 7 – 9 pm Tuesdays in the Old Sharrow Junior School, term time only. Cost: £7 session including materials, £6 per if you book for 5 classes, otherwise For details call 07976 609604 or email artwithlizzy@gmail.com

Pottery Sculpture and Throwing: You saw it on TV, now have a go yourself – learn clay sculpture and throwing with ceramicist Krishna Alageswaran. Fridays, 2.30pm – 5.00pm (term time only) Studio 5.13, Exchange Place Studios (near Victoria Quays) S2 5TR. Cost: £12 per session OR £50 for a 5 week block. For details or to book call Krishna on 07851 278037 Email artwithkrishna@gmail.com

CAKE DECORATING: Beginners/Improvers & Advanced – Runs every Thursday, 6.30-8.30pm – Helen our experienced tutor will be running workshop type classes to suit all abilities. Either follow the class project or bring your own and work with support and guidance at your own pace. If you are interested in this please call Helen on 0114 2838692 or email her on Helen.frith@thevenuestocksbridge.co.uk – weekly class fee applies. ART & WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOPS: join Harold Hudson every Monday from 10.30am –noon to develop your watercolour techniques and painting skills. These individual sessions allow all abilities from beginners to the more advance to create lovely watercolour projects each week. Cost per workshop is £5 and materials are available for you at no additional cost if you don’t have your own. MIXED CRAFTS – with CRAFTY NEST – every Wednesday 12.30-2.30pm – this group try out all the latest crafts including stamping, inking, paper crafting, canvas art, gelli printing, embossing to name just a few. A great friendly group who also organise visits to local craft events Cost is £5 per session and includes all materials.

Art for All in Heeley and Crosspool: A friendly group for all abilities. All materials and equipment provided. Venues: Heeley Green Community Centre, S2 3AJ/St John’s Scout HQ, Benty Lane, Crosspool, S10 5NF. Cost: £10 if you receive the basic state pension/on certain benefits, £60 if not. To enrol please call Matthew at Heeley Development Trust on 0114 250 0613 or email: matthew.r@heeleydevtrust.com

Beer Brewing Courses: and Setting Up Your Own Microbrewery Course - Brew School Bakewell. One day all grain brewing course for home brewers as well as advanced home brewing courses and 2 and 3 day courses for brewers looking at setting up their own microbrewery. Dates throughout 2016. Full details: www.brew-school.com or tel: 0114 3830150. 5 Day Practical Commercial Brewing Course: Brew School, Bakewell. 5 Day Course for those wanting to sit the International Brewing and Distilling General Certificate of Brewing Examination. As well as covering everything on the syllabus to enable you to take the GCB exam, the course also includes an Ice breaker beer matching and tasting event on the first evening, a visit to and a guided tour around Thornbridge Brewery, a visit to Brampton Brewery in Chesterfield for a tour with owner Chris Radford and the highlight of the week is a Gala Dinner in a private dining room in Bakewell with a range of beers chosen to complement a 4 course tasting menu. Full details: www.brew-school.com or tel: 0114 3830150.

Artisan Breadmaking Courses: Hartingtons School of Food, Bakewell. Wide range of artisan breadmaking courses during the week and at weekends. Courses include Introduction to Breadmaking, Sourdough Breadmaking, French Breadmaking and Speciality Breads. Dates throughout 2016. Full details:www.hartingtons.com or call 01629 888586.

Cheesemaking Courses: (our courses recently featured in the top 5 Cheesemaking Courses in the UK by the Financial Times) - Hartingtons School of Food, Bakewell. Fascinating Cheesemaking Courses for aspiring artisans. Soft Cheesemaking Course includes lemon cheese, mozzarella and camembert style cheeses. Various dates in 2016. Full details: www.hartingtons.com or call 01629 888586.

Authentic Cookery Courses: Hartingtons School of Food, Bakewell. Be inspired with a wide range of Cookery Courses - Thai, Indian, Italian Regional, Tapas, Fish Masterclass, Authentic Pasta, Charcuterie and cooking with celebrity chefs. Various dates in 2016. Details www.hartingtons.com or 01629 888586.

Baking Courses: Hartingtons School of Food. Join GBBO contestant Howard Middleton on our Fabulous Festive Bakes Course or Fabulous Summer Bakes Course. Learn how to make a range of bakes that are fabulous and also happen to be gluten free....and hear about Howard’s time on “bake off” with snippets from behind the scenes when the cameras stop rolling!! Details www.hartingtons.com or 01629 888586.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES MAKING JEWELLERY AGES 8 years to adults at STUDIO BUDGIE. GALORE. Professional studio space at Studio Budgie Galore at ABBEYDALE INDUSTRIAL HAMLET, fully qualified teacher - 2 hour sessions. Group size 6- 10. Learn some basic jewellery making skills and take away finished pieces of jewellery and goodie bags. Cost includes all materials and refreshments. A fun and different way to spend time with friends learning some creative skills. For more information email info@budgiegalore.co.uk or call 07925 548898 www.budgiegalore.co.uk

Dressmakers Workshop: now enrolling for their new ‘Winter Term’ of Dressmaking & Creative Development Courses including Speed Tailoring - Design & Master Plan- Textile Art. Starting from the first week of December for ten weeks. Learn how to make the garments you always wanted. Courses are on offer to beginners and advanced students alike, always something new to learn. Class days are Tuesday evenings or Wednesday or Friday Mornings. For more details contact Sheila Constance of Dressmakers Workshop, 124 Wortley Road, High Green, S35 4LU or email dressmakersworkshop@Hotmail.com or call 0114 2846868.

Knit & Natter: first Saturday in the month, at Dressmakers Workshop, free social circle. December’s Session is fundraising for Friends of Charlton Brook, to raise monies for playground equipment for the under 5’s. Knitting starts from 12 noon till 2pm. All are welcome, Dressmakers Workshop, 124 Wortley Road, High Green, S35 4LU. Please book-in, places are limited, by calling 0114 2846868 or email dressmakersworkshop@hotmail.com.

‘Get to know your Sewing/Overlocking Event’: every Saturday Afternoon. Find your way round your machine, get to know how to use the stitches, and sew with confidence .Course Leader Sheila Constance of Dressmakers Workshop, 124 Wortley Road, High Green, S35 4LU or call in or call 0114 2846868.

Stained glass courses: and one day workshops taught at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet. New weekly stained glass classes start in January and are available daytime and evening, classes are for beginners as well as more experienced students. Small groups ensure a high level of individual tuition with no sharing of tools and equipment. One day workshops are also available in fused glass and Tiffany / traditional stained glass. Email:glass@martinmcassey.co.uk or visit www.martinmcassey.co.uk Tel: 0114 2668382 / 0776 5890192.

New art classes - Mix it Up Wednesdays: Art classes for beginners and improvers who want to explore and experiment with a range of art media and activities, without committing to a long course. This term includes basic printing techniques and lantern making – both skills that you can use in your winter celebrations. Wednesdays, (Term time only) from 10.30 to 12.30 or 7.00pm to 9.00pm in Studio 5.13, Exchange Place Studios (near Victoria Quays) S2 5TR. Cost £12 per session or £50 if you book for a 5 week block. For details and to book call Lizzy on 07976 609604 or email artwithlizzy@gmail.com

‘To the Life’: Life Drawing Session at Sharrow Independent School of Art. Join this supportive group for beginners, improvers and experts. 7 – 9 pm Tuesdays in the Old Sharrow Junior School, term time only. Cost £6 per session including materials. For details call 07976 609604 or email artwithlizzy@gmail.com

Pottery Sculpture and Throwing: You saw it on TV, now have a go yourself – learn clay sculpture and throwing with ceramicist Krishna Alageswaran. Classes run on Fridays, 2.30pm – 5.00pm and Saturdays 10.0am- 12.30pm (all term time only) Studio 5.13, Exchange Place Studios (near Victoria Quays) S2 5TR. Cost £12 per session OR £50 for a 5 week block. For details or to book call Krishna on 07851 278037 Email artwithkrishna@gmail.com

Stained Glass Classes: at Walkley Community Centre; Monday and Weds eve, Tuesday mornings, Catering for complete beginners and all other abilities and covering all aspects of stained, fused and painted glass. Bespoke workshops also available. For dates, times and fees please call Natasha on 07726 963827 or email natashasglassroom@gmail.com

Computers for Everyday Life course in Crookes: Feel excluded from the online world? Want to learn how to use computers in a friendly environment? FREE basic computer skills course for Sheffield City Council tenants (or £10 if not a SCC tenant). Venue: Crookes & Higher Walkley TARA Community Room, 118 Blakeney Road, S10 1FE. Ring Matthew at Heeley Development Trust 0114 250 0613 or email: info@heeleydevtrust.com for more information.

Need help with computers and getting online: Free help and advice is available at our Sheffield Online drop-in classes at the following venues: Sheffield Central Library, Surrey St, S1 1XZ (Tuesdays 10am-12pm), The Link Community, 83 Stradbroke Drive, S13 8SE (Mondays 1:30-3:30pm), Winn Gardens TARA, 126 Winn Drive, S6 1UD (Mondays 10am-12pm), Beighton TARA, 1 Rose Hill Avenue, Mosborough, S20 5PP (Thursdays 10am-12pm), Highfield Library, London Road, S2 4NF (Wednesdays 10am-12pm), The Learning Zone - Parson Cross, 320 Wordsworth Avenue, S5 9NL (Tuesdays 10am-12pm), Totley Library, 205 Baslow Rd, S17 4DT (Tuesdays 10am-12pm), Greenhill Library, Hemper Lane, S8 7FE (Fridays 10am-12pm), Stannington TARA, Hall Park Head Centre, S6 5QU (Thursdays 10am-12pm), Stubbin Community Centre, Fairthorne Road, S5 6LY (Fridays 10am-12pm), Heeley Green Community Centre, 344 Gleadless Rd, S2 3AJ (Mondays 10am-12pm), Firth Park Academy, Fircroft Avenue, S5 0SD (Tuesdays 4.30-7pm). You can be a complete beginner or just be looking to develop your skills. Computers and the internet can open up a whole new world! Please call Heeley Development Trust on 0114 250 0613 or email info@heeleydevtrust.com to book your place. Alternatively go to our website www.sheffieldonline.net

COURSES AT THE VENUE: Introduction to Reading Music (C3666500). 9.30-11.30am £45.50 per 7 week course. This course is aimed at those who have no knowledge (or very little knowledge) of musical notation and for whom learning to read music would enhance whatever musical activity they are involved in. We are also currently running Acoustic Guitar for beginners, Ukulele for beginners and improvers, French for Beginners and Reading Music – the next notes if you are interested in these courses please also contact us as below. All these courses are organised and run by the WEA Workers Education association - to book a space/enrol please call 0114 2423609 and quote the reference number beginning with C36….Or alternatively call David Sutton Jones on 0114 232 4333 or email him on dsuttonjones@wea.org.uk If you have any issues please contact us by return email and we can pass your details on to them. These courses are free for those in receipt of a means tested benefit.

Sheffield Movie Makers: Varied programme from September to April. See videos and learn editing techniques. Warm and friendly welcome promised. The Michael Church, Lowedges, Wednesdays, 7.15pm. Tel. 2377376.

`Literature of the 21st. century’: A weekly course of reading and discussion in a small, friendly group will consider some novels and poetry of our time. Wednesday mornings in the town centre - 20 sessions. Starts soon, but joining later not a problem. For details phone 2366225 or contact AgeUK.

Professional artist Brian Smith: has limited places available on his watercolour painting courses. Structured tuition ideal for past painters re-starting or develop your existing skills by reviewing your technique, troubleshooting problems and painting en plain air. Wednesdays 2-4.30pm, Thursdays 9.30am -12.00 and 7- 9.30pm at the Old School, Dore For information call 0771 4262139; Email brian66artist@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.briansmithartist.co.uk Artists hints and tips at Brian Smith Artist Facebook

Art Moving on and for All: A friendly group for all abilities. All materials and equipment provided. Venue: Heeley Green Community Centre for 10 weeks. 9-11am & 11.30-1.30pm. Costs £10 if you receive the basic state pension/certain benefits, £60 if not. Call Heeley Development Trust on 0114 250 0613 or email: matthew.r@heeleydevtrust.com for more information.

CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS: Crochet is an inexpensive hobby that offers the opportunity to relax and be creative. Over six weeks you will be introduced to the basics: creating chains, basic stitches (doubles, half trebles and trebles), joining in the round, reading patterns and making basic items. You will also cover the different yarn types/weights, hook sizes and the differences between UK and US crochet. Work at your own pace and create a folder of techniques to recreate stitches and projects at home. Tuesday 6 – 8:30pm. Cost: £30. Venue: Chapeltown Library, Nether Ley Avenue, Sheffield, S35 1AE. To book a place contact: Dawn, 07984711107. GO ON……take the opportunity to Get Hooked!

Sketch on your iPad: Aimed at beginners, if you want to create digital drawings on your iPad, this could be the course for you. Half day course in small friendly groups with coffee and home made cake included. Maximum of 5 in a group. Contact Jill Ray email:jillraylandscapes@gmail.com or mob. 0781 2181169 for details.

The All In One Language School: offers tuition in both Spanish and English as a foreign language. If you are looking to learn Spanish for business, to prepare for exams, in advance of a holiday or permanent move to Spain, or just for fun, The All In One Language School is your place for language tuition in Sheffield. We can also assist you with your English language needs, in order to help you with your work or studies in Sheffield. Tuition can be delivered on a one-to-one basis, in small (2-5) or large (6+) groups, or even via Skype. The classes are tailored to each student’s needs, allowing you to develop and progress at your own pace. The curriculum is also flexible; you decide what you want to learn! Email: info@allinonelanguageschool.com Website: www.allinonelanguageschool.com Phone: 07482 667403.

Friendly supportive ‘Learn to Weave’ Class: Tuesdays 2 – 4pm Ecclesall Church Hall. Equipment provided £8 per session (booking in short flexible blocks) www.janehuwshandweaving.com or phone/text 07787 765918 for more details. Full day weaving courses also available in town centre studio.

Brush Up Your French: Join our small friendly self-help French Club to improve your French conversational skills. We do it by listening to, translating and studying articles drawn from French TV and radio, newspapers and other sources. We meet on Tuesday evenings at the Mount Pleasant Centre on Sharrow Lane. You are welcome, whatever you standard. For more information call Gerald (2301992) or Julie (2305158).

MAKE YOUR OWN GARMENTS: WITH A PERFECT FIT AND UNIQUE STYLING. Dressmaking classes Held at the Stitched up and Fleeced studio, Nethergreen Road, Sheffield, S11. The classes are suitable for all abilities. Learn how to adapt a pattern to fit you and create an exclusive well fitted garment. Run by Jo Owen a tutor with considerable experience in garment construction who will guide you through many dressmaking techniques. Tuesday 7-9pm and Thursdays 2-4 pm. Cost £70 for six classes. Tel. 0114 2303030. joowen10@hotmail.com

Astrology classes: Be your own astrologer - learn how to interpret an astrological chart. 8 week course, £135. For more info email: Karen@blossomastrology.co.uk or phone 07429 335007.

THE URGE TO DRAW: Drawing courses, workshops and one to one tuition. Sessions are held in central Sheffield at Exchange Place Studios. Ideal for people who wish to: - Re-kindle their passion for drawing - Develop a range of skills and techniques - Learn in a relaxed and informal atmosphere - Strengthen their drawing for further study. DBS (CRB) Checked with experience of working with all ages and levels including students with special educational needs. For more information, please visit: www.theurgetodraw.co.uk

Classes in Drawing and Painting for beginners and advanced: Places in Daytime and Evening classes available. Learn in small groups in a supportive environment. Courses run for three ten week terms; come for a single term or longer. You are welcome to visit the studio at anytime. Materials are supplied, cost: £85 per ten weeks; each class is two hours. If interested please contact: Stephen Barnell. Tel:-07866 909 543 or 0114 233 0356. E.mail stephenbarnell@hotmail.com Studio Address: 120 Upperthorpe, Walkley, Sheffield S6 3NF.

Anna-Mercedes Wear Ceramic Classes: Ceramic Workshops: Weekly Wednesday Morning Hand-building Classes. Classes are held in Anna-Mercedes’ purpose built Eco Studio at Manor Oaks. Come and learn a variety of hand building and modelling techniques, work from your own ideas or follow structured projects, demonstrations and 1:1 tuition in small classes. No experience necessary, beginners and advanced welcome. Taking bookings for the next block now, so please contact me if you would like a place. Wednesdays 10am - 12.30pm. Booking in blocks of 4 weeks at £60.00 (£15p/session). Spaces are limited so booking is essential. For more information and/or to secure your place contact anna-mercedes@virginmedia.com. Manor Oaks Studios, 389 Manor Lane, Sheffield S21UL. (Free Parking).

Health On A Plate Nutrition Course: suitable for everyone! No prior knowledge needed or homework required. 8 x 3 hour modules over 4 weeks. Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm and Saturday 2-5pm. Fabulous knowledge & lots of delicious food for you to taste, make and share, creating health for yourself and your family. Learn about hydration, the positives and negatives of wheat, dairy, good fats, bad fats, purposeful supplementation and so much more. Find out exactly what will work for you. (If you’re a healthcare professional CPD hours can be applied for). Cost £285. 10% early bird discount and payment terms available. More details on web: www.newlifenutrition.co.uk <http://newlifenutrition.co.uk/>. email: clare@newlifenutrition.co.uk <mailto:clare@newlifenutrition.co.uk> or call: 07860788537.

Dressmakers Workshop: Classes held in: Dressmaking & Creative Development‐ Speed Tailoring‐Design & Pattern Cutting‐Textile Art. 124 Wortley Road, High Green, Sheffield, S35 4LU. Class days are: Tuesday Evenings, time 7pm – 9pm. Morning Classes: Wednesday/Friday/Saturday, times: 10am – 12 noon. ‘Get to know your Sewing/Overlocking Event’: Every Saturday: £25. (Computerize Machines £45). Telephone: 0114 2846868. Email: dressmakersworkshop@hotmail.com

New Digital Photography evening course: An eight week course based at Silverdale School. NOW BOOKING 1 to 1 digital photography lessons also available. Please see the website for booking and payment details and a detailed itinerary. www.greenfoxphotography.co.uk greenfoxphotography@gmail.com Mobile - 07758193741.

INSIGHT MEDITATION: First Tuesday and third Thursday evening each month at the Quaker Meeting House, St James’ Street, S1. 7.15 - 9.15. Details on www.sheffieldinsightmeditation,org.uk

Painting and Drawing water colour class for beginner’s/improver’s learn the basics from experienced artist/teacher Pamela Marshall. A small friendly class offering individual attention, demonstration’s and handouts to help build confidence. Places available on Wednesday morning. Please ring 0114 2748635 for more information and to book your place.

Sewing machines for beginners: find your way around a sewing machine and be able to use the standard stitches and feet. Bring your own sewing machine (or borrow one from the tutor) at a half day workshop in Sheffield 11, or tutor can come to you, to suit your availability. For more information call Helen on 0796 7119591 This would make an ideal gift, hand crafted gift vouchers are available.

Classes in Drawing and Painting for beginners and advanced: Places in Daytime and Evening classes available. Learn in small groups in a supportive environment. Courses run for three ten week terms; come for a single term or longer. You are welcome to visit the studio at anytime. Materials are supplied, cost £85 per ten weeks; each class is two hours. If interested please contact: Stephen Barnell. Tel 07866 909 543 or 0114 233 0356. Email stephenbarnell@hotmail.com Studio Address: 120 Upperthorpe, Walkley, Sheffield S6 3NF.

Sheffield Amateur Radio Club: If you would like to obtain your radio license, visit Sheffield Amateur Radio Club, Transport Club, Meadowhead, Norton, Sheffield, S8 7RH. Monday nights. Training is free. Everyone Welcome. For more info visit www.sheffieldarc.org.uk

Ecclesall Art Group: new members required and welcome, relaxed atmosphere, beginners to any level, all mediums with tutor to hand. We meet Tuesday evenings 7-9 pm at Banner Cross Methodist Church Hall. For further information please contact Dave on 0114 2219655.

Drawing Class for Adults: The sessions are designed to enable students to both work from observation (basic observational skills taught) but also to develop and create more personal and expressive drawings. 8 week course costs £72. Tuesdays 7.15 - 9.15pm. Classes are supportive and friendly. Please contact: ellie@thelittleartstudio.co.uk or text 07941699950. We use a wide range of materials and techniques. All materials are included (also drinks and biscuits). All abilities very welcome!

Get to know your sewing/overlocking events: every Saturday Afternoon. Learn how to use your machine and attachments. Grades 1 & 2 available. More details contact Dressmakers Workshop, 124 Wortley Road, High Green, S35 4LU or call 0114 2846868 or email:dressmakersworkshop@hotmail.com.

Sheffield Socialist Choir: invites singers of all voices to join us. You don’t have to be experienced, there are no auditions. We rehearse and perform songs from across the globe that promote and defend freedom for oppressed people and demand social justice. We have recently been developing repertoire about the NHS, Climate Change, Palestine and Austerity. We are keen for people to bring new ideas and commitments. Rehearsals every Thursday, from 7.30pm at St Mary’s Community Centre, Bramall Lane. Please contact Hilary on 0114 2586824 for further info.

Knit & Natter at Dressmakers Workshop: first Saturday of the month, time 12 noon till 2pm. Come along and share your knitting and crocheting skills with beginners. All are welcome. Donation towards local charities for the social circle.

Free self-help group for people suffering from anxiety: Wednesday evenings 6.30 - 8.30pm and Thursday mornings 10 - 12. At the Quaker Meeting House St James St Sheffield. Meetings are open to anyone suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, OCD. No Panic Sheffield is a voluntary organisation and the groups are run by a trained volunteer. For more information about No Panic Sheffield visit www.nopanicsheffield.org.uk

Canadian Literature: a weekly course until Easter. Wed mornings in Sheffield town centre. Small, friendly group of over 50’s. For details phone AgeUK Sheffield on 0114 2502850 or Jenny King on 0114 2366225.

Art for Beginners: A friendly group for all abilities. All materials and equipment provided. St John’s Scout Headquarters, Crosspool. Cost £10 if on benefits, £60 if not. Ring Matthew or Maxine at Heeley Development Trust 0114 2500613 or email: info@heeleydevtrust.com for more information.

Sheffield Print Workshop: Classes for all beginner and professional. Offering workshops in Non-toxic etching, Woodcut and engraving, Lino cut, Collagraph and photo-etch. Workshops every Tuesday and Wednesday evenings All day Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Classes from as little as £5 an hour All supported by experienced and award winning artist Peter York at his home workshop. Tel 07749216291.

Bents Green Singers: invites new members, either altos or sopranos, to join friendly group for female voices. Traditional, old pop and songs from musicals. Meets Tuesdays 2.15 - 3.45pm at Bents Green Methodist Church Hall, Ringinglow Road S11 7PU. Contact 0114 2366318 for more information.

Making & Altering Clothes & Soft Furnishings: 6 weeks Thursdays at Hope Valley College, Castleton Road, Hope, 6.45 – 9.15pm. To book a place/for more info Tel. 01433 620662.

Hallamshire Archaeological: and Historical Association has started delivering adult education classes throughout South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. We teach a range of topics from Ancient and Biblical History right through to the First and Second World Wars. For more information please see our website at www.hallamshirehistory.com or contact Pete on 07972848946 or email hallamshire.history@gmail.com

Know Your Sheffield: how people lived and worked, with images, maps and writings of the period. Know what to look out for around the city. From Tudors to the industrial revolution; Victorians and modern changes. Summer trips. Suits beginners and people building on existing knowledge. Tuesday evenings, 6-8pm. The Circle (Voluntary Action Sheffield), 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW (off West St.) WEA enquiries (0114) 242 3609, fees £71.50 for 11 weeks, & concs. Book on www.wea.org.uk/yh or email robin@lydia4711.plus.com.

Gluten Free Baking Course: one day Gluten Free baking class, which will focus on inspiring gluten free bakes that coeliacs and non coeliacs can enjoy. During the course you will learn a variety of techniques including how to make bread, pastry, brioche and cakes. Call Helen on 0796 7119591.

The Sheffield Tinnitus Association: Self help group for people with tinnitus/ringing in the ears.

Monthly meetings in Sheffield. Contact us 01142396708 and 01709372450.

OIL PAINTING WORKSHOPS learn how to paint in the ‘wet on wet’ oil painting technique by a certified Bob Ross Instructor. One Day Workshops are held in the Garden Studio, Bridge Street, Killamarsh. S21 1AH. At each class you will be taught a set painting, step-by-step, and at the end of the class you take home your completed painting. All materials are included. Absolutely no previous experience or ability required. No drawing or sketching involved. 10am-4pm. For more information call Keith 0114 2513164 www.pictureparade.co.uk

Baptism Teaching: Thinking about ‘Adult Baptism? Come along and learn more. We have a six Week course, led by an elder within the Church. Very informal. Sheffield Jesus Centre, 93 Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, Sheffield. S10 2FB. Wednesdays at 6.30pm. Free course, all welcome! Tel: 0114 252 1155.

Basic Computer Skills: Tuesdays, 1pm-3pm Kinsey Sheltered Housing Scheme, Kinsey Rd High Green S35 4HP. Five free sessions. Contact Fiona, Heeley Development Trust 0114 2500613.

Basic Computer Skills: Wednesdays, 10am-12.00 Chapeltown Library, Burncross Rd S35 1AE. Five free sessions. Contact Fiona, Heeley Development Trust 0114 2500613.

Hen Bridal & Baby Shower and Birthday parties. Helen Moyes, textile & mixed media artist, can host sewing & crafting events tailored to your requirements. Make bunting for a wedding, a patchwork & applique quilt for the happy couple or new arrival, have a great time crafting and chatting. For more information call Helen on 0796 7119591.

Dressmaking classes: held at the Stitched up and Fleeced studio, Nethergreen Road, Sheffield, S11. The classes are suitable for all abilities. Learn how to adapt a pattern to fit you and create an exclusive well fitted garment. I will guide you through many dressmaking techniques using my extensive experience in garment construction. Tuesday 7-9 pm and Thursdays 2-4 pm. Cost £70 for six classes. Tel 0114 2303030 or joowen10@hotmail.com

Social Media Course: 1 to 1 course tailored to promoting a business, charity or club (K Perkins 07971 881251).

Handmade in Netheredge Workshops: Make Your Own Signature Perfume, opportunity to create and blend your own unique fragrance while learning about the history of perfume, experience a range of exotic oils and discover how they are blended into exquisite fragrance. You will take away two 4ml bottles of E.D.T. and a stylish 30ml bottle of eau de Parfum; Fused Glass one-day introduction to glass fusing, chance to experiment with materials and techniques to produce stunning effects on glass, making dichroic glass jewellery, coasters, dishes or freestanding sculptures, all glass and materials provided; Precious Metal Clay, full day workshop where you will design and create silver jewellery using PMC, learn the basic techniques of handling, shaping, texturing, stone setting, firing and finishing jewellery to a professional standard; all held in Nether Edge studio (each £65. includes lunch or tea, contact Alison Zwaard on 07947002527 for dates and booking, www.handmadeinnetheredge.co.uk).

Get To Know Your Sewing/Overlocking Machine Events: one off class, bring your machine with instruction book, Saturdays (Sheila Constance of Dressmakers Workshop, 2846868 or email: dressmakersworkshop@hotmail.com).

Over 50’S Activity/Mobility and Social Drop-In: Walkley Community Centre, Fir Street (off South Road), Walkley, Mondays, 1.30pm-3pm (£1 per session).

New Light Support Group: for mums suffering with postnatal depression, informal drop in to meet other mums and have a cuppa, Hallam Children’s Centre, Thursdays, 9.30am-11.30am. Other groups in Lowedges, Wybourn and High Green (www.sheffieldlight.co.uk.).

Sheffield 050 Friendship Centre: organised by the Oddfellows Friendly Society, a network of friends, mostly over 50 or active retired, who get together for a wide range of social events, outings, holidays etc open to both members and non-members, Oddfellows House (01709 838673 or e-mail Paul.Eyre@oddfellows.co.uk).

Rotary Club of Sheffield: come and have a look at the largest voluntary society in the world, Royal Victoria Hotel, Monday, 6.15pm for 6.30pm start (www.sheffieldrotary.co.uk for more information).

Sheffield Rotaract Club: voluntary organisation for 18-30 year olds, come and meet people, try new activities, and make a difference to your local community, meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month at Psalter Tavern, Psalter Road, 7.30pm (www.rotaract.org.uk).

Exciting Sports, Social and Networking Events Club: covering Sheffield and Derbyshire (07920 808195, tracey@mysocialevents.co.uk, www.mysocialevents.co.uk).

IVC Sheffield: long established voluntary network, part of a national group, seeks new members who want to experience more social and cultural events in and around Sheffield (0777 9876422).

Sheffield Vegetarian Group: small group goes for monthly walks of about four miles and also meets on the last Saturday of the months at Blue Moon Cafe, St James Row, 10.45am-12.45pm (Jenni 07929831866).

Sheffield Fibromyalgia Self Help Group: voluntary organisation which provides information, advice and support for FMS sufferers throughout the local area, meets monthly, Quaker Meeting House, St James Street (www.sheffieldfms.org.uk).

National Women’s Register: Dronfield branch meets fortnightly in members’ houses for a wide range of discussion topics and there is also a book club, lunch club and walking club. New members are always welcome (www.nwrdronfield.co.uk).

Supporting Partners in Need Group: Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street, every Tuesday, 7pm-9pm (07949057949).

Hallamshire Round Table: social network for males aged 18 to 45, all walks of life, all sorts of events (www.facebook.com/hallamshire.roundtable, or text 0791 7354826).

The Sheffield Dating Site: make friends and find dates and lovers online (www.sheffieldonlinedating.com).

Biblical History classes: every Monday morning, 10.30am to noon, The Queen’s Head pub,

Tutor, Lloyd Powell £6 each session All welcome For further info call 01142334744.

Cookery Courses for Foodies: wide range of courses in Thai, Indian, Italian, Vegetarian, Fish, Masterclass and a new Cook and Dine, Hartingtons School of Food, Bakewell (www.hartingtons.com).

Art Workshops: something for everyone - drawing, painting in watercolour, acrylic, mixed media plus private lessons, beginners welcome (contact hazel_lale@yahoo.co.uk, www.hazellale.co.uk, 2366031).

WICAT: Women in Construction, Arts and Technology are running free weekly sessions for women with a tutor on hand to answer any computer questions. Sessions are informal, and the content is guided by the women who come along Women’s Construction Centre, 21 Buckenham Street, Tuesdays, 10am – 1pm during term (contact Cathy at WICAT on 0114 272 5360 to find out more or see www.wicat.org.uk).

BASIC IT: free course for the beginner who wishes to learn the basic knowledge of using a computer starting with how to send emails and how to get on line, Sheffield Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, Fridays, 3pm-4.30pm (2521155).

Women Only Computer Classes: friendly, small and supportive computer class aimed at helping women to get started with things such as using email, feeling confident on the internet, basic terminology and the first steps to discovering it’s much easier to use a computer than you think, Heeley Online Centre, Thirlwell Road, Fridays, 10am - 12 (£10 for 5 weeks, 2500613 or email liz.b@heeleydevtrust.com).

50+ Art Group: no previous experience necessary, all materials and equipment provided, plus a warm welcome, refreshments and a chance to meet new friends and start a relaxing new hobby. Sum Studios, Hartley Street, Mondays, 1.15pm-3.15pm for 10 weeks (£1.50 a week, book on 2500613 or email liz.b@heeleydevtrust.com or Shelly Davis at Heeley City Farm, 3039981 or Jordanna (tutor) 07899957273).

English and Maths Classes for Adults: 10-week classes end with a chance to take Nationally recognised qualifications at Levels 1 and 2 and brush up on skills in maths, reading, spelling and speaking with confidence. Each course costs £10 for 10 weeks, Maths is every Thursday morning, at Heeley Development Trust, Thirlwell Road, Thursdays, 9.30am-11.30am, English at Heeley Green Community Centre, Gleadless Road, Fridays, 9.30am-11.30am (£10 for 10 weeks, 2500613 or email liz.b@heeleydevtrust.com).

Make Your Own Garments With A Perfect Fit And Unique Styling: classes suitable for all abilities. to learn how to adapt a pattern to fit you and create an exclusive well fitted garment, run by experienced tutor Jo Owen, Stitched up and Fleeced studio, Nethergreen Road, Tuesday, 7pm-9pm and Thursdays, 2pm-4pm (£70 for six classes, 2303030 joowen10@hotmail.com).

Literacy and Numeracy Sessions: held at the Centre, Sheffield Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, every Friday. 10am – 12 (Rosie 07973411059).

Furniture Making: City & Guilds Diploma 2.5 days per week (Mon Tues & Wed morn). Learn hand skills, wood machining, design, technical drawing, health & safety, timber technology, Sheffield City College, Granville Road, (2602600, www.sheffcol.ac.uk)

DIY/Joinery for Women: learn how to fix to walls, put up shelves ,fit hinges and locks, use power tools, Sheffield City College, Granville Road, Fridays 9.30am-3.15pm, 12 weeks (£150/ £135 advance, 2602600, www.sheffcol.ac.uk).

Raising Awareness: slowing down our perceptions, finding our passion in life through creative activities and thought experiments inspired by the insights of Rudolf Steiner, 78, Cherry Tree Road, Nether Edge, Mondays, 7.30pm-9.30pm.

Computers For Everyday Life: free classes, GMB Office, Norfolk Street, Fridays, 10am to noon; Crystal Peaks Library, Peaks Square, Wednesdays, 10am to noon (2500613 to book place). Computers at Home: free tuition for people in South West area of Sheffield who are housebound or have mobility problems (Maxine 2500613).

Stitched Up and Fleeced Studio: City & Guilds and other courses in Textiles, Design, Embroidery, Felt Making and Fashion. Lead tutor Sue Lancaster BA Hons. Embroidery, PGCE Art, FSDC. Stitched Up and Fleeced Studio, Nethergreen (07879424989 or email stitchedupandfleeced@live.co.uk).

Public Speaking courses: learn dynamic and powerful approaches that help overcome fear, transform speaking confidence and ability, inspire an audience with your message, range of courses weekend or weeknights, including group and one to one coaching (email bill@publicspeakingacademy.co.uk or call 0782 333 8347 for more information).

Learn Computing in your Local Library: for those wanting a basic introduction to using computing, classes available in your local library (ring HDT 2500613 for details).

Dressmakers Workshop: enrolling for the following 10-week classes - Dressmaking & Creative Development, Speed Tailoring, Textile Art, Design & Pattern Cutting.,Tuesday evenings, Wednesdays and Friday morning, and new class on Saturdays; to suit all, from beginners to advanced, students, Dressmakers Workshop, Wortley Road, Saturdays, 2pm-4pm (2846868, email dressmakersworkshop@hotmail.com).

Career Circles: Inova Consultancy offer fully-funded career coaching to help those out of work or in education build up their soft skills to enter the labour market successfully, limited opportunities available now in Sheffield (book a place: admin@inovaconsult.com, 2799091, www.inovaconsult.com).

Creative Edge Phase 2 Adult Learning Courses: project that champions inclusion and community within the city centre through the creative arts with free courses ranging from Creative Writing, African Dance Fusion, Photography to Creative Writing and Drumming. All abilities and backgrounds welcome, Sheffield Cathedral (full programme details, www.sheffieldcathedral.org).

Your Art:, space where beginners and those who are more experienced can meet in a relaxed environment and enjoy the pleasure of art, paint and paper supplied, advice given on request, Hanover Hall, Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, Wednesday and Thursday, 1pm-3pm.

Jewellery Day Workshop / Evening Classes: learn how to make lovely silver jewellery using traditional techniques, either t introduction or refresher course with maximum of six students allowing lots of one-to-one support (for more information and dates contact: Victoria on 07973 679062 or 01142525880 or info@victoriakershaw.com).

History Classes: with tutor Lloyd Powell resume at Queen Heads pub, Mondays: Local History, 10.15am-12.15pm, British History, 1.15pm-3.15pm; Thursdays Egyptology, 10.15am-12.15pm, History of Ancient Palestine, 1.15pm-3.15pm (£5 each session, all welcome, 2334744).

City and Guilds Feltmaking Level 2: experiments and developments through traditional and contemporary processes to design and make 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional items in felt, Stitched Up and Fleeced Studio, Nethergreen, Thursdays, 9am to noon (judeshore@sky.com or stitchedupandfleeced@live.co.uk).

Cathie’s Classes: daytime sewing classes for all skill levels. Small friendly classes where you can adapt patterns to your own design, fit clothes to your body shape and learn sewing techniques, bring your own dressmaking project and be guided through the process. Hagglers Corner, Queens Road, Mondays and Thursdays, 10am - 12, 12.30pm -2.30pm (booking knitting essential, 07905 250826, cathiemccartan@gmail.com).

Social Media Confidence: 1 to 1 courses tailored to help you use Twitter, Linked in and more for business or career profiles (Karen Perkins 07971 881251).

Nutrition Courses: suitable for all, learning how to improve health, increase energy and vitality and achieve the right individual weight, eight three-hour modules over four weeks, no previous knowledge or homework is required, small group, maximum of eight, evening and afternoon dates now available (£250, www.newlifenutrition.co.uk, 07860 788537).

Computer Sessions for Beginners: learn how to send emails, access the Internet, etc, Sharrow Community Forum, South View Road, Sharrow, Wednesdays, 9am-4pm, Fridays, 9am-1pm (2500613/ 2508384).

Free Beginners Computer Training: introducing computers and word processing and the Internet at free courses designed for anyone who has no knowledge of using computers, BBC Sheffield, Shoreham Street, Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays all day, 9.30am to 5pm, half days Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9.30am to 12. Enrolments at 9.15am.

Puppy School Courses: fun, informal, positive and educational six-week training courses for puppies from 11-20 weeks of age, children welcome, qualified and Accredited instructor and behaviourist, member of the APDT. Kennel Club Listed and approved by vets and rescue centres (Victoria 2747665, www.peopleanddogs.co.uk).

Clay Club at Planet Pot: learn how to sculpt clay and make soap dishes, flower pots, dip and fruit bowls and lots more, at Hangingwater Road, Nether Green, and Machon Bank Road, Nether Edge (£48 for six-week course including all materials, 2306479/ 2587402, email jon@planetpot.co.uk or kate@planetpot.co.uk, www.planetpot.co.uk).

Craft Club: knitting, stitching and crochet in a relaxed creative atmosphere, suitable for all ages and abilities, Millennium Gallery, Mondays, 10.30am–12.30pm (free, no need to book).


NCT Antenatal Courses: in Central, North, West and South East Sheffield to help explore choices around labour, birth and parenting in small, interactive classes where new parents can share experiences, find out about local maternity services, learn practice skills for labour and parenting. Also now running new Relax, Stretch and Breathe classes in Sheffield (0844 243 6852, e-mail bookings7b@nct.org.uk, www.nct.org.uk/confidence).

Lip Reading classes: St Mary’s Church, South Road, Walkley, Mondays, 10am-12; Stocksbridge Library, Thursdays, 9.30am-11.30am and 12.15pm-2.15pm (07717742483).

Want to learn Dutch?: experienced, qualified tutor, native Dutch speaker, offers courses at all levels, daytime or evening (email dinxdejong@googlemail.com, 2680312).

Creative Textile Classes: experiment and have fun with a range of materials, fabrics and threads, Ecclesall Parish Rooms, Ringinglow Road, Thursdays 1pm-3pm (£6 per session, 2962752 or email helensadler47@hotmail.co.uk).

Textiles Classes in Sharrow: weekly classes in contemporary crochet and contemporary embroidery and applique, specialist and introductory, Saturday: introduction to Afghan blanket crochet stitch, (email ruthie_ford@hotmail.com or 07842757379, www.ruthiefordworkshops.blogspot.com).

Feltmaking and Textiles: now booking for weekend, evening and private workshops, Studio 2, The Butcher Works, Arundel Street, also weekday Creative Craft workshops specialising in a variety of art, craft and design based activities for people with learning disabilities, physical and sensory impairments (www.textileworkshops.co.uk or email louise@louisebroad.co.uk).

Drawing for Beginners: learn the five basic skills to create realistic drawings and develop creativity in a fun and supportive class, Planet Pot, Hangingwater Road, Nether Green (2306479) or Machon Bank Road, Nether Edge (2587402), Mondays 6.30pm-8pm (£40 for five-week course, materials included, www.planetpot.co.uk email jon@planetpot.co.uk or kate@planetpot.co.uk).

Boney Fido Dog Training: 1-2-1 training and courses: Perfect Pups; Basic obedience (indoor & follow-on outdoor); Agility; Clicker, & Retrieving. Venues: Trinity Church, S11 Wednesdays; St Augustine’s, S11 Fridays; Sportsman Inn, S10, Saturdays (booking essential, call Liz 2517148, www.boneyfidodogs.co.uk.

Self Protection classes, Ronin Self Protection Systems, BCA (British Combat Association) affiliated club, The Source, near Meadowhall, Tuesday and Friday, 7.15pm to 8.45pm (£6 per lesson/ reduced block booking rates, first lesson is free, then michaelkeys1@googlemail.com).

Relationship Help: qualified and experienced Relationship and Sex Therapist (Carol on 07773 844864 or email carol@syntrarelationships.co.uk (£50 per one hour session).

A History of Sheffield Castle: with Ron Clayton, Manor Library, Ridgeway Road, Monday, 10.30-11.30am (free, but places must be booked in advance, 2037805 or email manor.library@sheffield.gov.uk).

Writing and Researching the First World War: bestselling novelist Hilary Green and military historian Tim Lynch give talk on their writing and research about First World War at event combining art and historical fact to present a unique insight on the conflict, Carpenter Room, Central Library, Tuesday, 2pm (free, but places must be booked in advance, 2734727, email centrallending.library@sheffield.gov.uk).

Are You a Frustrated Poet?: for those who would like to develop skills and confidence and get useful and supportive feedback on what they are writing or else would like to learn to write, or learn more about poetry and poets, in a community-based daytime group (velero@tiscali.co.uk, 2331355).

Sheffield Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Group: Old Queens Head, Pond Street, first and third Monday, 7.30pm.

Sheffield Writers Resource Centre: information and advice, Main Lending Library, Surrey Street, Wednesdays, 5.15pm-7.30pm (2734711).

Sheffield Writers’ Club: fortnightly informal meetings where visitors are welcome to join poets, novelists, short story writers, etc around the table and read their own work or just listen to what others have produced, receive helpful advice and feedback from like minded people, Quaker Meeting House, St James’ Street, alternate Mondays 2pm to 4pm, (£2 per session including refreshments, 2668641).

Baby-friendly Book Group: reading group for grownups where babies are welcome meeting in the Hunter’s Bar/Greystones area every 4-6 weeks for a relaxed and informal discussion about a book chosen by members of the group. (Rachel on 07941 454195 or at matthewandrachel@hotmail.co.uk).

Sheffield Rotary Club: meets for supper and/or speaker, offering good company and charity project involvement, all ages welcome, Holiday Inn Sheffield Victoria, every Monday 6.15pm (www.sheffieldrotary.co.uk, 3489241,email joseph.connor@hotmail.co.uk).

Art Over Fifties: friendly group with qualified tutor meets Monday mornings in Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, all ability levels, beginners welcome, first lesson free, Carol: 2553881.

Sheffield Clandestine Cake Club: monthly bakeoffs - bake, taste and share for fun, friendly group welcomes new members and men who bake (K Perkins 07971 881251).

Stumperlowe (Fulwood) Probus in S10: for all retired and semi-retired business men and professionals a warm welcome for a coffee and chat before an interesting talk, Fulwood Christ Church Centre, Canterbury Avenue , Mondays, 10am (Peter Jackson, 2307322 , www.s10probus.co.uk).

Abbeydale Probus Club: retired and semi-retired men meet for friendship and talks by guest speakers, Abbeydale Sports Club, alternate Wednesday, 9.45am (2308201).

French Club, small self-help group meeting weekly to improve skills by listening to, translating and speaking French. The Beam Room, ShipShape Health and Wellbeing Centre, The Stables, Sharrow Lane, Sheffield, S11 8AE. Tuesdays, 7.00-9.00pm. For more information, phone 2301992, 2305158.

Looking For Freedom?: 12 Step programme to freedom from addiction with new Christian Based group whose steps are scripture related, not an AA Meeting, The Drop in Lounge, Sheffield Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, Mondays, 7.30pm to 9pm (Steven, 2521155, 07412495132).