Listings: Events, Exhibitions

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July 17 - July 24 2014


Thursday 17th July,7.30: Jazz evening with the Djangonauts and Howard Walker Quintet. Heatherfield Club, Baslow Road.

Friday 18th July, 7.30: Folk Concert. The return of the ever-popular folk concert, with many of the artists who have made previous events so successful. A wide variety of music and songs, with the usual entertaining banter in between. Be early to secure a seat at this entertaining event. Heatherfield Club, Baslow Road.

Saturday 19th July, doors 7.30: Rock Night, with local band.

Redback, and four-piece indie rock and blues band Lane4. Heatherfield Club, Baslow Road.

Sunday 20th July, 7.30: Bob Hall’s Last Chance Saloon is one of the most entertaining and exciting groups on the blues scene. The line-up features poll-winners Bob Hall (piano/mandolin /vocals), Dave Peabody (guitar/vocals), and Hilary Blythe (bass/ guitar/ vocals). With a style that is completely unique, they blend classic blues songs, boogie woogie and swinging guitar ragtime with finely-crafted original compositions. Heatherfield Club, Baslow Road.

See www.totleymusicfestival.co.uk


The South Yorkshire radio station are putting on a party with today’s biggest stars for one night of great live music to celebrate their 40th year on air! Summer Live will take place at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield on Friday 18th July - the day that South Yorkshire school’s close for the Summer and everyone’s invited to join the party! Fabulous, star-studded line up its one not to be missed! The line-up of acts for Summer Live reads like a who’s who of the current chart stars with 26 top ten singles & 7 Number 1 hits between them it’s going to be one massive party! Acts set to appear include X Factor winners Little Mix who recently sold out their first ever Arena headline show here in Sheffield. The latest boy band sensations Five Seconds of Summer – a group of teenagers from Sydney, Australia who have just supported One Direction on their recent sell-out 28 date UK and European leg of their ‘Where We Are’ stadium Tour. The latest UK pop sensations The Vamps, will be rocking the stage at Summer Live with hits including Can We Dance, Wild Heart and Last Night! The band supported The Wanted on tour earlier this year.

Katy B, who joined forces with fellow Summer Live artist, Ricky Wilson to help him mentor his team on BBC’s The Voice, is sure to bring the party a funky vibe with her dance floor anthems. Yorkshire’s own Kaiser Chiefs who have been together over 10 years and this year released their fifth studio album will also perform. Front-man and ‘The Voice’ judge Ricky Wilson said “I’m really excited, coming back up North feels like recharging my batteries. I can’t believe Hallam FM are 40”.Foxes, Ella Henderson Number 1 debut single Ghost, Neon Jungle recently supported Jessie J on her sell-out 2013 Arena Tour, Ella Eyre who featured on Rudimental’s Top 10 single Waiting All Night, Jess Glynn who featured on two of this years biggest selling Number 1 singles, Clean Bandit’s Rather Be and Route 94’s My Love & Big John from Hallam FM said;‘We cannot wait for Summer Live at the Motorpoint Arena – a venue massive enough for ALL our friends here in South Yorkshire… We are so excited about the line-up. We’ll see you there to celebrate Hallam FM being 40!’ Tickets purchased online at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk and through the ticket hotline on 0114 256 5656 are priced £27.50 & £38.50 including booking fee. Tickets purchased in person at the Arena Box Office £26.25 & £36.75 including booking fee. For up to the minute arena & event news don’t forget to follow us on twitter @motorpointarena and like our Sheffield Arena Facebook page!


BUXTON FRINGE CONCERT: by SHEFFIELD LYDIAN SINGERS: “Festive Fancies”. Saturday 26th July at 3.00pm, Buxton Methodist Church. A musical mélange of reflections and recollections by the voices and instruments that in 2012 presented the award-winning “Humour in Harmony”. Opens with a “Festival Gloria” originally written for a local competition; continues with a collection of short pieces on themes as diverse as “blue” and “ageing”, by Purcell, Steggall and others, including J Robin Hughes’s delightful “Epigrams”; and leads to a more substantial work by John Kilpatrick, “The Story of the Jumblies” on words by Edward Lear. Tickets £7 (child £3), with free programme and light refreshments. More details on www.sheffieldlydian.org.uk .

Sheffield Astronomical Society: Sungazing in the Botanical Gardens. Saturday 19 July, from 12:00 - 16:00. Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road, Sheffield, S10 2LN. Come and observe the Sun and see sunspots and solar flares SAFELY using the society’s specialist equipment. Talk to society astronomers and find out some amazing things about our nearest star. Suitable for all age groups. Please note: this event is weather dependent, and is entirely outdoors, so please check our hotline for the latest information on 07930-233-475.

Oughtibridge Allotments Open Day: Sunday 20 July, from 2 – 4pm. Church Street, with plant and produce sale and tombola.

LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB: Friday 18 July. Tickets: £16. Venue: Memorial Hall, City Hall. Starts: 8.15pm.

TEA DANCE: Saturday 19 July. Tickets: £3.50. Venue: Ballroom, City Hall. Starts: 1.30pm.

LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB: Saturday 19 July. Tickets: £16. Venue: Memorial Hall, City Hall. Starts: 8.15pm

AN AUDIENCE WITH ‘ROWDY’ RODDY PIPER: Sunday 20 July. Tickets: £35, £20. Venue: Memorial Hall, City Hall. Show Starts: 7.30pm.

TEA DANCE: Tuesday 22 July. Tickets: £3. Venue: Ballroom, City Hall. Starts: 11.30am.

24 hour Digithon charity fundraising event: Music, comedy, art performance and spoken word streamed live via Youtube from.digithon.lurk.org and live at Access Space. 7am Sat19th July to 7am Sun 20th July. Help registered charity Access Space raise £10,000 by the end of september! Access Space 3-7 Sidney St, Sheffield, S1 4RG. Contact jake@access-space.org 0114 249 5522.

Tabletop sale: Crafts, vintage, retro, knitting … St Mary’s Church Hall, South Road, Walkley, Saturday, 10am-1pm.

Village Green Celebration: 2014 Carnival. The programme is led by Bamford Village Singers who will lead in a number of traditional hymns as well as folk and gospel songs, with prayers and informal worship led by our two local churches. Christian Aid will hopefully benefit from the collection on the day. Sunday 20th July, at 3pm.

Sunday Service: July 20, at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 6.30pm, speaker Laura Barma, all welcome.

Fundraising day: Broomhill veterinary Practice, 13 Crookes road. We will be having a small street market with some stands, with: A raffle prizes, dinner for 2, pet treat stand, games for the children and table tops sales (books, toys etc). Saturday 19th July from 10 till 2pm. In aid of Cinnamon trust.

WHATS ON AT SHEFFIELD MANOR LODGE: July. Every Friday and Saturday in July. Pictorial Meadows Self-guided Tours (£3 per person) 10.00am – 4.00pm. Our suggested start times are 10.00am and 12.00pm. Every Saturday. Discovery Centre and gardens in the ruins open from 10.00-5.00pm (last entry at 4.00pm). Guided tours of the historic Manor Lodge and Turret House (adults £2.00, children free). 11.00am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm. Manor Oaks Nursery 11.00am-3.00pm. Manor Oaks-grown perennial plants for sale. Donkey rides at Manor Oaks Farm (weather depending) £1 per child: 2.00-3.00pm. Every Thursday. Pie night at the Rhubarb Shed Café 7.00-9.30pm. Our celebrated pie nights! Book ahead or turn up on the night. Pay what you feel is right! Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 22, 23, 24, 25 July. Summer at Sheffield Manor Lodge. It’s “Nature Week”!: Fun, creative and exciting crafts and games for children: Tuesday – Friday, 10.30am – 2.30pm. Discovery Centre. £3 per child. The Discovery Centre and gardens in the ruins: open Tuesday – Friday, 10.30am – 2.30pm. Bring a picnic?! Saturday 26 July. Car boot sale at Manor Oaks Farm 7.00am-12.00pm. Activity Sheffield: Activities on Tour 4.30 – 6.00pm on the Arena. Try out loads of fun and energetic activities with your friends. Coaching, games, relays and challenges in a variety of sports which may include football, basketball and dodgeball. Free. No need to book. Just turn up and join in.

Sharrow Vale Summer market: Now extended beyond Hickmott Rd, there will be all least 91 stalls of foods, arts, crafts, fashion and furniture. Music and entertainment will be a real mixed bag of traditional and current Sheffield bands for all tastes, from bluegrass to brass. Worth the stroll. Sharrow Vale Road, S11. Sun 20th, 12-4pm.

Artisan bakers and craftspeople: sell their locally made food and gifts at Sheffield Country Market, Spooner Rd , Broomhill. Seasonal plants and garden produce are available from local growers. Saturdays 9am - noon. Light refreshments are available in the cafe.

Sheffield knife-maker Duncan Edwards: will be celebrating Grenoside’s steel-working heritage by forging iron smelted recently in a replica iron-age forge. This demonstration is free, open to all, and fascinating for all ages. Saturday 19th July, 10.00 – 4.00pm. Grenoside Reading Room, 42A, School Lane, Grenoside, Sheffield, S35 8QU. If you have any queries do please e-mail me or telephone on 07941072313.

Is our NHS really in crisis? Behind the Headlines and Soundbites: Sheffield Save Our NHS has invited four expert local speakers, including 2 GPs and 2 specialist academics to lead a public discussion on how best to preserve the founding principles of our NHS. We know the NHS needs more money but what else? How can we maintain free universal access? How competitive tendering undermines public healthcare; How do we get accountability? Thursday 24th July, Quaker Meeting House, S1: 7pm (refreshments 6.30 50p). More details atwww.sheffieldsaveournhs.co.uk

A good yarn at Grindleford: Grindleford Allotments are holding an open day on the afternoon of Sunday 20th (2-5 pm) and it will feature a demonstration of how to dye yarns using allotment grown plants and vegetables – such as onion skins and rhubarb leaves. Examples of a variety of colours and yarns will be on display..The allotments are in the centre of the village beside the main road in Grindleford (B6521) near a bus-stop and opposite the Mount Pleasant Garage.

Summer Festival of Reading community reading event for local families:

Your local Kumon Sheffield Crookes Study centre will be hosting an event to celebrate the joys of reading. The event will take place on Saturday 19 July at Wesley Hall Methodist Church, Crookes from 12pm to 2pm. To attend this exciting reading event, families can contact Rita on 0114 235 1780.

Not So Strictly Come Dancing: based on the popular BBC One programme, where couples will attempt the Argentinian Tango and the Cha Cha. SAFE@LAST fundraiser which will take place on Saturday 19 July at Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham. Tickets to the event cost £30 and include a glass of Pimms and a two-course supper. www.visitmagna.co.uk

Is our NHS really in crisis?: What’s behind the headlines and soundbites? Four Sheffield health experts give their views. Sheffield Save Our NHS Public Meeting 24th July. Quaker Meeting House, 7pm.

Edinburgh Festival Preview: All-Dayer at New Barrack Tavern, Sheffield. Funhouse Comedy brings six more great comedians to The New Barrack Tavern, Sunday July 20th. 2.00pm – Jonny Awsum – Sexy Noises. 3.25pm – Markus Birdman – 2B or Not to Be. 4.50pm – Ian D. Montfort’s Midday Séance. 6.15pm – James Dowdeswell – Wine, Ale and I. 7.40pm – Alfie Moore – The Naked Stun. 9.05pm – Rob Rouse – Through the Looking Ass. Tickets are £6 in advance. Pay once and watch as many shows as you like. A beer garden with an outdoor stage, canopy and heaters in event of bad weather. Food and pass-outs available. All info and bookings at www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

Magna to host summer Sunday carveries: Magna Science Adventure Centre for a traditional Sunday roast with a free play thrown in for the kids. Sunday summer carveries will be held at Magna on July 27th, August 31st and September 28th. Meals will be served between noon and 2pm. All carvery bookings made before the previous Friday will gain free access to Magna’s hands-on visitor attraction and playgrounds. Prices for adults are £5 for one course, £7.95 for two courses or £10.95 for three courses. Children under the age of ten eat for half the price. Call 01709 723102 email events@magnatrust.co.uk or visit www.visitmagna.co.uk

Matlock Artists Society: Celebrating its 25th anniversary. Gallery at Arkwright Mill, Cromford, from Saturday 5th - Thursday 17th July. Duke of Devonshire has accepted our invitation to open our exhibition. The exhibition opens daily from 10am to 5pm, and admission is free. Entries are judged by professional artists and winners will be awarded trophies. There will be paintings, prints, cards and some ceramics for sale There are shops, a car park and refreshments available on the site.’

Macmillan Extravaganza: Family Festival, Saturday July 19, 2014, 12noon to 8pm. Raising funds for Macmillan. Free entry or voluntary donation of £2 to Macmillan. Featuring, Music – Main stage + acoustic stage, performance stage inc. Poetry/magic/Tribute Acts, sports activities for all ages, kids entertainment, face painting, X-Games, stalls, rides, relaxation tent...and much more!

The Chance to Dance event: will take place on Saturday, July 19, being opened by Concord Youth Band in Barker’s Pool at 11am and finish with a mass samba parade and dance in Peace Gardens at 4pm.Everything from Bollywood to tap dancing will be included on the day, with members of the public able to show off their own skills. Email sheffield.chancetodance@gmail.com.

Summer Fair: Daleview Care Home, The Dale, Woodseats. Saturday 19 July, 11-3pm. Stalls, bric-a-brac, refreshments. Free Admission.

Latin American literature: a free WEA taster session, Thursday, July 17, 5:45-7:45pm, Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - you will need to read this short novel beforehand. Also reading Gabriela Mistral, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1945. To enrol, please leave your name and contact number with Shirley Allen-Jackson, WEA course programme worker, on. The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW (between West Street and Division Street). Tel.0114 2615425.

Car Boot Sale: Loxley Pavilion Playing Fields, Loxley Road. Sun 20 July, sellers – 8am, buyers – 9am, 07533544737.

Carry on blooming: the villagers of Thorpe Salvin are holding their annual Garden Trail on July 19-20 to showcase the village gardens. http://www.thorpesalvin.org.uk Display of classic cars, which will be located on the car park of the village pub.

Thorpe Salvin is located on the border between South Yorkshire , Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, only 5 minutes drive from the M1. This year, the Garden Trail takes place on July 23rd and 24th. Entrance to the event is £5 per adult, children go free. Free car parking is provided.

E-Vapor-8: study day. Book a place for the E-Vapor-8 study day, exploring the social, political and creative legacies of acid house and happy hardcore on contemporary visual art. The day will offer a critical view of late 1980s and early 1990s rave culture and will be chaired by exhibition curator Francesca Gavin. Site Gallery. Saturday 19 July, 11am - 4pm. Tickets £5 / £4 booking essential.

Made By Me: from 19 July until 31 August 2014.Visitors will be able to express their creativity and explore their imaginations by making up stories, and by joining in with craft activities and performances both inside the museum and in its grounds at Eureka! On Sunday 31 August the event will end with a very special appearance from CBeebies star Mister Maker.

Flower Festival: Central United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk St, Sheffield. Fri 18- Mon 21 July, 10am-3pm. Refreshments available. info@centralurc.org.uk

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, open Saturday and Sunday, 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).

Friends of Sheffield Botanical Gardens: SBG History Tour with Alison Hunter, plants for sale, FOBs members and visitors welcome. Demonstration Centre, Botanical Gardens, Tuesday, 10am.

Doncaster Art Club: annual exhibition including a variety of subjects in watercolour and oil, Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster, from Thursday, July 17, Monday to Friday 10am - 4.30pm, Saturday 10.30am - 4.15pm until September.

CLOWNE GALA: a packed programme of live entertainment including new acts. will take place on Saturday 13th September 2014 from 11 am to 3 pm at Heritage High School, Boughton Lane, Clowne. Fun for all the family! If you or your organisation would like a stall, please contact clownegala@gmail.com Please note that all stalls must be booked by 1st August.

Stocksbridge Floral Art Society: A demonstration with Sasha Gallagher entitled ‘Summer Dreams’. , Thursday, July 17. Christchurch Hall 7pm. All welcome. Refreshments available, Tel. 01142883254 for more info. Flower club trip to Arley Hall and Gardens Cheshire Monday, July 26, full details available at Thursdays Demonstration.

Exhibition of modern art: Nick Grindrod, who will be focusing on local artists. The Circle, Division Street. Until the end of July. The Gallery is open Monday to Friday 9-5. www.thecirclesheffield.org.uk

Connections: Selected mixed group exhibition of work looking at connection or disconnection with people, places and or objects, Cupola Gallery, Middlewood Road, opens Friday, 7.30pm, as part of Tour de France celebrations, until August 9, 10am – 6pm. Cupola’s outside wall has a 50 feet, mural by Sheffield based artist Rob Lee inspired by Le Tour. Now and Then: Sheffield Photographic Society exhibition as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations. Featuring original images of scenes in Sheffield taken from glass plates which recently came to light,. alongside modern day images and a timeline reflecting changes over the decades. Sheffield Cathedral, Monday to Sunday.

Manifesto Exhibition: Gage Gallery. Ball St, Sheffield. 11-26 July, Wed-Sat 10.3pm.

Friends of Sheffield Botanical Gardens: Garden Tour, Valuable Shrubs for Year-Round Interest with SBG Curator Ian Turner, plants for sale, FOBs members and visitors welcome. Demonstration Centre, Botanical Gardens, Monday, 7.15pm.

6scapes: Bank Street Arts, 32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield. S1 2DS. 9 – July - 1 August. bankstreetarts.com

The Monday Probus Club: Meet with Burke & Hare, the pair who made Murder Pay in Edinburgh in the mid 1800s. An interesting talk for retired men. July 30, 10am, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grove Road, Millhouses.

Pedlar’s Corner Carboot (new to the quarter): First Sunday of the Month, 10am-4pm (April-October), The Sheffield Antiques Quarter, Abbeydale Picture House. Entry £1 Kids. Free. Contact 07939 565587

Cutlery Fair: Stalls featuring old and modern cutlery at the birthplace of stainless steel. Plus craft stalls, music, food and free antique valuations. Portland Works, Randall Street, near Bramall lane, Sunday, 11am-4pm (£1, children free).

Car Boot Sale: Loxley Pavilion Playing Fields, Loxley Road, Sunday, sellers – 8am, buyers – 9am (tel 07533544737).

Fanshawe Gate Hall Open Garden for Charity: The historic garden of Fanshawe Gate Hall in Holmesfield, Derbyshire will open once more for charity on Saturday 19th and Sunday July 20. Opening times are 11am – 5pm. Tickets cost £3 adults, under 15s free, and are available on the gate. Homemade refreshments include morning coffee, and afternoon cream teas. Parking is available at the Hall. A donation will also be made to the Millthorpe Well Dressing charity fund which this year has chosen to depict Fanshawe Gate Hall in its floral picture. The Well Dressing can be seen from Friday July 11 – Sunday July 20.

Getting Rowdy with Wrestler Roddy Piper: Wednesday, July 20, Memorial Hall, Sheffield City Hall. Professional wrestling fans can enjoy a treat when Canadian sports legend and commentator ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper swaps the ring for the Memorial Hall stage for a night of wrestling ramblings. An Evening with ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper’ . ‘The Tour to Settle the Score’ is a live, uncensored Q & A which will put the WWE Hall of Famer in his element. No complications, no refinements; just Roddy and his fans, with nothing in between! ON SALE NOW! Limited VIP tickets for meet and greet are available.

Donna Brammall : Exhibition by an artist and sculptor who uses waste and recycled products to create pieces varying from small metal birds to a life- sized alligators and rhino, from Saturday, Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster, Monday to Friday 10am - 4.30pm, Saturday 10.30am - 4.15pm until September 13.

Friends of Sheffield Botanical Gardens: talk by Chris Chadwell on Plant Hunting in the Himalaya for Sheffield Botanical Gardens, plants for sale, FOBs members and visitors welcome. Demonstration Centre, Botanical Gardens, Tuesday, 10am.

Lesley Garrett Lost Chord gala dinner: Lesley Garrett will celebrate the 15th anniversary of dementia charity Lost Chord with a gala dinner at historic Wentworth Woodhouse. The Doncaster Diva is a patron of the charity that provides vital interactive musical experiences for people living with dementia. A drinks reception accompanied by a Piped Band, a tour of the house’s famous state rooms and a four course meal with wine, as well as entertainment throughout the meal from professional musicians. Tickets for the evening cost £85 per person. To make a booking or to find out more about Lost Chord and its work visit www.lost-chord.org.uk or call 01709 811160.

Artisan bakers and craftspeople: sell their locally made food and gifts at Sheffield Country Market, Spooner Rd , Broomhill. Seasonal plants and garden produce are available from local growers. Saturdays 9am - noon. Light refreshments are available in the cafe.

Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust. Information about epilepsy, dentists, posture management, falls, mental health and wellbeing, sexual health and eye care. St Mary’s, Bramall Lane, Wednesday, 10am-1pm.

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, 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.

Fuel Stop: First Wednesday of every month, breakfast for busy men to take time out together, take time out from busy-ness to share insights, ask questions, and make new friends, find encouragement in an ever more demanding world, consider your responses to the moral and ethical problems of life in a relaxed setting, The Parlour Café, Jesus Centre, 93 Broomspring Lane, 1st Wednesday of every month, 7.15-8.30am breakfast with bacon Panini’s and teacakes (Prices are shown in the Parlour Cafe, 2521155).

Tuesday Group: for anyone over 60 a warm welcome, refreshments and optional activities, Fulwood Scout Hut, Fulwood Road, Tuesday mornings, 10am-12.30pm.

Coffee Morning: with Book Swap, everybody welcome, Christchurch Parish Centre, Hollinsend Road, Gleadless, Thursdays, 9am-11am.

Over 60s Social Group: a warm welcome, refreshments and optional activities. Fulwood Scout Hut, Fulwood Road, Tuesdays, 10am to 12.30pm.

The Wonderful Women Club - the Unique and Fun Social Club for South Yorkshire Women: we offer a range of fun, informal and diverse social opportunities of all types from - book clubs, to theatre, supper clubs, weekends away, race days, evenings out, bars, spas, walks, self esteem and confidence talks, shopping trips, dinners, lunches and much more. We have around 79 members and offer a warm welcome to new members from all backgrounds and of all ages to come along and join our club and make new friends. Please search for us at www.meetup.com within Sheffield or email Victoria at vixc2@hotmail.com for further information.

Speed Date Walking: walking, talking and connecting over coffee in the beautiful sheffield scenery, 35+ to 50+ (contact K Perkins for registration form 07971 881251).

Crafty Business: new crafting and networking event for business people and entrepreneurs who enjoy doing both in a sociable setting, meets fortnightly to work on individual projects and learn from each other, meets Haggler’s Corner, fortnightly on a Tuesday, 6:30pm until 8pm (£3.50 per session, book on www.crafty-business.weebly.com).

Sheffield Food For Thought: friendly and informal discussion group who meet over a meal to discuss a philosophical question Blue Moon Café on the third Monday of each month, everyone welcome, whatever their opinions, background or experience; participants listen to a podcast beforehand so that they can come to the meeting with some ideas, further information from www.sheffield-food-for-thought.org.uk).

Healing Café: group for everyone who wishes to receive prayer and healing whether Christian or not, Parlour Café, Sheffield Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, Wednesdays, 7.30pm until 9.30pm.

No Panic: Sheffield self-help groups for people with anxiety problems run in the city centre, alternate Wednesdays 6.30pm-8.30pm, and alternate Thursdays 10am-12pm, (suggested donation £2 a session, 07505712164 or email: nopanicsheffield@gmail.com).

The Lounge Drop-in: day centre with a difference offering free internet access, free c/o mail holding service, free phone calls ( no personal calls allowed). second hand clothing store , laundry service, showers, help with housing and filling in forms, free hot and cold food and drinks, Sheffield Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am until 1pm.

Drawing the Line: Graves Gallery, July 10 to August 16, 2014. Free. For centuries, drawing has been used as a tool to communicate ideas, express ourselves and make sense of the world. This exhibition brings together drawings from across Sheffield’s collections representing art, history and science. Works featured include an architectural study by John Ruskin, metalwork designs by Joyce Himsworth, Thomas Bateman’s book ‘Illustrations of Antiquity’ and Walter Sickert’s study for the painting ‘La Parisienne’.Alongside the displays, artist Paul Evans will be creating new work for Museums Sheffield inspired by nature. This exhibition is part of Drawing the Summer, a programme of exhibitions, events, and have-a-go activities to get Sheffield sketching morning, noon and night. From careful botanical drawings to super speedy charcoal sketches, awaken your inner artist and polish up your creative skills. Take a fresh look at the things around you and capture the moment or let your imagination roam.

Recording Britain Now: Museums Sheffield is thrilled to host the second John Ruskin Prize for art in 2014. .28 June 28 –October 12, 2014, Millennium Gallery. Free. Responding to the theme of Recording Britain Now, and inspired by the Recording Britain exhibition on tour from the V&A, the Prize is open to both amateur and professional artists.Recording Britain Now will feature the work of the Ruskin Prize winner and 22 runners-up. Drawings, paintings, prints and mixed-media work will present a fresh view of urban or rural environments over 70 years since the original Recording Britain project sought to do the same. The John Ruskin Prize 2014 is part of the Campaign for Drawing and is a collaboration with the Guild of St George.

SHEFFIELD HARMONY CHORUS. Do you enjoy singing? Do you love having fun? Then we’d love to meet you! Sheffield Harmony is a four part harmony women’s a cappella chorus. Our repertoire is varied, includes barbershop style and we sing for a wide variety of audiences. You do NOT need to read music to join us. We welcome all new members and are particularly keen to recruit women bass singers. Rehearsals: Mondays 7.30-10.00pm, High Storrs School, S11 7LH. Tel Ruth on 07976 546463. www.sheffieldharmony.com

Sheffield City Morris: performing in Crookes, July 24,. At the Princess Royal, 43 Slinn Street, S10 1NW from 7.30-8:15pm, and then at the Cobden View 40 Cobden View Road, S10 1HQ) from 8:30p, Come along and enjoy their display of rhythmic grace and athletic precision.




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