April 17 - April 24 2014
Bunnies and bears: will be taking over a South Yorkshire retired greyhound farm when it celebrates Easter with a special charity event. The Sheffield Retired Greyhound Trust will be staging an Easter Eggstravaganza at its farm at Gosling Moor, in Wortley on Sunday 20 April, from 10am. It will include a Grand Easter Egg Hunt where families can spot the Easter bunny and find out where she has hidden her eggs. There will also be a Teddy Bear Picnic and the chance to meet giant bear BooBoo and enjoy a picnic in the beautiful surroundings of Gosling Moor Farm.
Easter bonfire and service of light: Carver Fields, off Hagg Lane, Crosspool, footpath opposite junction with Den Bank Drive, 9.00 a.m. Easter Sunday, followed by breakfast, Easter egg hunt and celebration service of Holy Communion at St. Columba’s Church, Manchester Rd, Crosspool. 267 0006
Play Bunny Party: at Popworld in Sheffield’s. The egg-citing bank holiday weekender party kicks off from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th April and is welcoming party-goers in Easter fancy dress throughout. “The exclusive Pink Passion Partini, is set to get the party started with a delicious blend of Gordons, Cheery Sourz, Strawberry Funkin and Lemonade. “The club will be transformed with staff dressed as Easter bunnies from 10pm until late.”
Duck Race: more than 2,500 plastic ducks will float along the Porter Brook in an event organised by the Friends of Porter Valley in aid of the desilting of Forge Dam and the sprucing up of its surroundings, Monday, 2pm.
Willow weaving workshop: (Easter activity), Thursday, April 17. Donkey rides at Manor Oaks farms, Friday, April 18, 2-3pm. Our annual Easter egg hunt! Saturday, April 19. 10.30-3.30pm Will also be doing a tombola, donkey rides, pin the tail on the donkey and many more Easter themed activities. Sheffield Manor Lodge. 0114 267 7628. D.firstname.lastname@example.org
Mediation Event: Tara KMC, Derbyshire. Friday, April 18 - Monday, April 21. For more information and booking please see http://www.ukdharma.org/
Devotional Performance: of Stainere Crucifixtion Maunders Olivet to Calvary, Millhouses Methodist Church, Millhouses Lane, S7 2HA. Friday, April 18, 7pm, retiring donation. Organised by John Wade Singers.
Support Dogs Easter Open Day: takes place on Thursday 17 April 11am – 2pm, at Jessops Riverside, Brightside Lane, S9 2RX. There will also be tea, cakes, raffle an easter egg hunt and our dogs in training will be taking part in an Egg, Dog and Spoon race. It is free to come and booking is not necessary, but please do not bring your pet dogs with you. For more details 0114 261 7800 or email email@example.com
Charity Night: Special Evening of Clairvoyance with medium Margaret Sharp at The Oak Tree
Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 7- 9 pm, admission £5 (£4 for members). Saturday, April, 19. Pay on the door. Free refreshments.
Sunday Service: The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT. Sunday, April, 20, 6.30 pm, speakers Coral Oxley & Janet Bird, all welcome.
CBeebies Live: The Big Band. Brand New Show for 2014 starring Mr Tumble, Mister Maker and Mr Bloom. Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield. Sunday, April, 19.
Cavalier Horsemanship: expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School, Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, Friday to Monday, 10am - 6pm, shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm £9.50/ £8.60, child £5.70, family £24.70 entry to the castle and grounds, £2/ £1 for Riding School, 0870 3331183).
Bradfield Farmer’s Market, with a display by Escafeld Medieval Society, Low Bradfield, Saturday, 9am-3pm, 2851227.
Easter Craft Fair: stalls and refreshments. St Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield, and Village Hall, Low Bradfield, Monday and Tuesday, 10am-5pm. Transport between High and Low Bradfield on Monday.
Easter Lambing: Experience the magic of the natural world this spring! For the 4th year running Whirlow Hall Farm. Children and adults alike can experience the magic of tiny new born lambs with their mothers. Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th of April (11am – 3pm).
Entry - Adults £2.50, Children £3.00 (2-14 yr olds), Family Ticket £10.00 (2 x child 2 x adults). Book online at http://www.whirlowhallfarm.org/welcome-to-events/tickets/ and get access an hour early! or Pay on the gate.
Stocksbridge Floral Art Society: are celebrating their Sapphire Anniversary at Tankersley Manor with a Gala Dinner and Demonstration by National Demonstrator Jonathan Mosley. Thursday, April, 17 at 6pm Tickets £12 for dem available call 01142883254 or 01142886786 for info.
Torvill & Dean’s Dancing on Ice: The final tour 2014. Bolero 30th Anniversary. Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield. Tuesday, April 15 - Thursday, April 17.
Easter Church Services: Holy Thursday, Morning Prayer 7.45am, Mass of the Lord’s Supper 8pm. Good Friday, Morning Prayer, 10am Stations of the Cross, 7.30pm. Holy Saturday, Morning Prayer, 10am, The Easter Vigil, 9pm. Easter Sunday Morning Prayer, 9.45an. Masses, 8.30am, 10.30am, 12.30pm & 6.30pm. Easter Monday, Mass 12.45pm. Cathedral Church of St Marie.
Church Services: Maundy Thursday - Eucharist, 7.30pm (Byrd, Mass for four voices; Elgar, Ave verum corpus). Good Friday – Devotion, 12noon – 3pm (Pergolesi, Stabat mater; Elgar, Ave verum corpus; Ireland, It is a thing most wonderful; Archer, When I survey; Sanders, The Reproaches; King John IV of Portugal, crux fidelis). Easter Eve – Vigil, 7.30pm Dove, Missa Brevis; Dutch Carol arr Ledger This Joyful Eastertide). Easter Day – Parish Communion, 10.30am (Flor Peeters Missa Festiva; Dutch Carol arr Ledger This Joyful Eastertide; Willan, Arise my love; Handel, Hallelujah). Choral Evensong, 6.30pm – (Dyson in D; Willan, Arise my love; Rutter, Te Deum in C). St John’s Church, Ransmoor
. Free sports taster sessions are being put on in Sheffield to mark 100 days until the Commonwealth Games.To celebrate the Games milestone - trampolining at SIV’s Concord Sports Centre on Saturday 19 April from 9.30 to 10.30am and 10.45 to 11.45am. Free athletics will be on offer at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EIS Sheffield) on Tuesday 22 April and Wednesday 23 April from 4pm to 5pm. SIV is putting on Skate UK figure skating lessons at iceSheffield on Thursday 24 April, from 5.30 to 6.15pm and 6.15 to 7pm, and Friday 25 April, from 5.45pm to 6.30pm and 6.30pm to 7.15pm. Those inspired by Sochi 2014 can try curling for free at iceSheffield on Thursday 24 April, from 5.45pm to 6.45pm and Friday 25 April from 6pm to 7pm. For more information visit www.sivltd.com/sport/taster<http://www.sivltd.com/sport/taster>.
Exhibition of paintings: 21st Anniversary. Botanical Gardens (bottom entrance). 19-21 April. 10am-4pm. Refreshments. Free admission.
The Art of the Book and Book Arts: exhibition focusing upon the collaboration between Bank Street Arts and the University of Sheffield highlighting key aspects of the ‘Opening Up the Book’ project with a particular emphasis on artist’s books that exploit text in a variety of ways, Bank Street Arts, Bank Street, Wednesday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm until April 19.
What to Do: Dutch artist and joint winner of the Sheffield International Artist’s Book Prize Jury Award, Bas Fontein, will stage a gallery based exhibition of his book, What to Do, ‘using light boxes in a show which will also feature flip books, and include short movies made using such books, Bank Street Arts, Bank Street, Wednesday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm until April 19.
Bound Part I: joint exhibition by emerging Sheffield based artists Lindsey Mendick and Sara Pinfold presenting a new body of sculptural works made from materials that are commonly associated with the domestic environment, created by the artists in dialogue, Bloc Projects Gallery, Sylvester Street, preview Friday, 7pm-9pm Wednesdays to Saturdays, 12–6pm until April 19.
Inside / Outside: site-specific installation and exhibition by internationally renowned visual artists, Zosen and Mina Hamada Their passion for colours and free forms has led to a seemingly endless series of collaborative murals from Paris to Miami, Mexico to Japan - all incorporating their signature style of enigmatic shapes within vibrant compositions of harmonious dreamscapes, B&B Gallery, Mary Street, gallery open Saturdays, 12-6pm until April 26 (weekdays by appointment, bandbgallery.com).
Yorkshire Sculpture Park: sculpture, animation and work on paper by British artist Tom Price, including the open-air premiere of Network, the young artist’s largest bronze to date, Bothy Gallery and Lakeside until April 27; Roger Hiorns’ Seizure,commission which transformed an empty council flat in London, into a sparkling blue environment of copper sulphate crystals (weekends only); other work in the landscape of the park currently includes Richard Long’s Red Slate Line and sculpture by Barbara Hepworth, Sol LeWitt, Henry Moore, David Nash, Sophie Ryder, Serge Spitzer, Alec Finlay, Barry Flanagan, Andy Goldsworthy, Greyworld, Brian Fell, David Nash, Dennis Oppenheim, Eduardo Paulozzi, Elisabeth Frink, Grenville Davey, Helen Escobedo, Isamu Noguchi, Jonathan Borofsky, Martin Creed and James Tyrell, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bretton Hall, West Bretton one mile from M1 junction 38, off A637), galleries, 11am-5pm, grounds 10am-6pm.
Edward Harley - The Great Collector: exhibition explores the background, family and marriage of the 2nd Earl of Oxford (1689-1741) through his spectacular collections of fine and decorative art and books, Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Worksop, Mondays- Saturdays, 10am-5pm, Sundays, 10am-4.30pm, to May 2014.
Bagatelle: combined exhibition involving Barnsley & District Art Society and the Art Buddies who are members of each other’s group blurring the boundaries of who is who, culminating in a fusion of work where the result is an exhibition of differing styles, mediums and genres from artists of varying levels, Coterie Gallery, Pack Horse Lane, High Green, weekdays, 9am-5pm until April 28. Open evening, Friday, 6pm-8pm.
Sheffield Castle Revealed: to mark the relocation of Castle Market to the Moor and the opening up of the remains of the medieval castle on the site a display featuring objects and images from excavations of the site carried out in the early 20th century by Albert Leslie Armstrong and Leslie Butcher, Weston Park Museum (times as above) to May 5.
Wings of Scale: new display shows the amazing beauty and diversity of butterflies and moths from all over the world in the museum collection, highlighting their importance for the wellbeing of any eco-system, Weston Park Museum (times as above) to May 5.
New Tradition Exhibition: presenting in a new like a range of manufacturers who have been based in the north of England for hundreds of years, whose work demonstrates a unique combination of craft skills, materials, production values and expertise, MADE North Gallery, Yorkshire Artspace, Brown Street, Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 4pm, Saturday, 12-6pm.
An Exhibition of Paintings by Helen Purdie: The Circle, Rockingham Lane, Monday – Friday 9am-5pm to May 30.
Wu Chi-Tsung: Taiwanese artist brings his installation Dust to the UK for the first time along with Crystal City 003, a newly-commissioned installation filling the space with moving light and shadow and drawing playful parallels with the pace of urban development in Asia today, Site Gallery, Brown Street, from Friday, Tuesday-Saturday, 11am - 5.30pm until May 31.
Jacob van der Beugel: portrayals of the DNA of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and their heirs have become part of the fabric of the building via a permanent contemporary ceramic installation in the North Sketch Gallery, Chatsworth House, daily, 11am - 5.30pm.
Added Value?: objects by six leading craftspeople whose work has become the latest trend in luxury goods showing alongside images and film of the makers at work, exploring why their hand crafted products are considered valuable, Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Worksop, Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 4.30pm to June 1.
The Art of a Lifetime: celebrating the centenary of Doncaster born artist Edgar Holloway (1914-2008) bringing together over 100 works, including watercolours, drawings, etchings and engravings from the artist’s estate and private collections, , Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster, from Saturday, Monday to Friday 10am - 4.30pm, Saturday 10.30am - 4.15pm until June 14.
Printing Sheffield: exhibition reflecting the diversity and abundance of contemporary printing in
the city includes works by Jo Peel, James Green, Phlegm, EMA and Kid Acne providing a snapshot of the current scene and including works for sale, Millennium Gallery, mondays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm, Sundays, 11am-4pm to , to June 15.
Against the Grain - Wood Engravings from Sheffield’s Collection: display brings together a selection of 20th century wood engravings from Sheffield’s collections, including works by artists such as Gertrude Hermes, Paul Nash and Gwen Raverat whose intricate prints evoke a sense of rural tranquillity, often seen as a retreat from the modern world and a reaction to the horrors of war, Graves Gallery, Wednesdays–Fridays, 10am–3pm, Saturdays, 11am–3pm, to June 28.
Michael Craig-Martin at Chatsworth: 12 large-scale sculptures of commonplace objects - an umbrella, a high heel shoe, a wheelbarrow - around the gardens and estate, each an immense line drawing in space fabricated in steel and painted in a vibrant hue, complemented , inside the house where the artist has re-presented classical sculpture from the Devonshire Collection, and curated an exhibition of portraits from the renowned collection of Old Master drawings, Chatsworth House and Gardens, near Bakewell, daily, 11am - 5.30pm until June 29.
Lois Palframan: artist in residence, Burngreave Cemetery Chapel, Melrose Road, Sundays, 11am-3pm until the end of June (2435504)..
Displaying Drink: exploring the rich tradition of the drinking rituals and the fascinating objects associated with them in Sheffield’s alehouses, coffee shops and homes since the 18th century, Metalwork Gallery, Millennium Gallery, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm, Sundays, 11am-4pm.
Pole Position - Polish Art in Britain 1939–1989: created from the private collection of Matthew Bateson an exhibition of 60 works by Polish artists forced to flee mainland Europe during the Second World War, Graves Gallery, Surrey Street, Wednesday–Friday 10am–3pm, Saturday 11am–4pm until June 28.
Chatsworth in Wartime: marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War a display of objects, archives, photographs and stories showing life on estate during both wars including the restoration of the State Drawing Room into the school dormitory it was during WWII, Chatsworth House, near Bakewell, opening Friday, daily 11am-5.30pm until December 23.
Recording Britain: Millennium Gallery. In the winter of 1939 an extraordinary art project was begun. Beneath the spectres of invasion and aerial bombing, the Scheme for Recording the Changing Face of Britain rapidly commissioned artists to paint ‘places and buildings of characteristic national interest’. 3 Apr–2 Nov 2014. Free
Sheffield and the First World War: 100th anniversary exhibition drawing on the first hand experiences of Sheffield people, both at home and on military service, and tells their stories through objects and documents from the city’s collections from poignant personal possessions, to mementoes brought back from the front, Weston Park Museum, Mondays–Fridays, 10am– 4pm, Saturdays, 10am-5pm, Sundays, 11am–4pm until March 1 2015.
The Corner Gallery: art and craft made in Sheffield — printed, painted, sculpted, turned, stitched, etched, glued, fired, glazed and framed — The Heeley Bank Antiques Centre, Queens Road.