December 5 - December 12 2013
Winter Wonderland: University of Sheffield’s Endcliffe Village hosts a variety of festive treats, including stalls for Christmas gifts, a rodeo reindeer, a bouncy castle raising money for the local charity Cavendish Cancer Care, starting with the University Gospel Choir singing carols with festive food outside on the piazza where there will be an ice rink, 6.30pm-8pm, and on Saturday the big band will entertain, along with 20 stalls, children’s activities and the ice rink, 10am-6pm (ice rink until 9pm), The Edge, The Endcliffe Village, Endcliffe Crescent. Open to all local residents, staff, students and their families.
Christmas Market: organised by the Methodist Women in Britain with various stalls, coffee and tea, Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street, Friday, 10.30am to 1pm. Lunches from 12.15pm. Proceeds to Methodist World Church Fund.
Victorian Matlock’s Christmas Weekend: with 200 stalls in heated marquees, food demonstrations and tasting, Circuswhiz workshops and large inflatable circus, Leys Park, Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday, 9.30am-7pm and Sunday, 9.30am-6pm. Christmas Lights switch-on by BBC presenter Sarah Teal, Saturday, 4.45pm preceded by a procession through the streets of Matlock, with Father Christmas carried in a coach and horses.
Country Market: homemade cooking and baking, local honey and wide range of preserves, homegrown plants and seasonal produce, along with handcrafted gifts and cards. Cafe serving tea, coffee, scones and toast. Scout HQ, Spooner Road, Broomhill, Saturdays 9am to noon.
Tamper: Christmas Market: Christmas food and drink market with award winning breads, cheeses, oils, wines, chutneys, meats, confectionary and craft beer, kiwi-inspired street food,mulled wine, beers and warming rum cocktails, a variety of treats from leading independent Sheffield retailers and designers selling cosmetics, clothing, accessories, prints and musical instruments plus alternative Christmas music and visual projections from DJ’s, live performances from local artists, Greentop circus skills workshop and lLive doodles and prints by George Law, Tamper Coffee Company, Sellers Wheel, Arundel Street, Saturday, 9am – 6pm and Sunday, 10am-5pm.
Save Upperthorpe Library: public meeting with Coun Mazher Iqbal, chance to hear why the council is proposing to close it and have a say on why it is important to keep it open, Zest, Upperthorpe, Saturday, 11am.
Christmas Fair: hot food, stalls, festive music, cookery demo, Langsett Barn, Langsett (off A616) . Saturday, 10am -3pm.
Christmas Craft Fair: gifts, cakes, Chinese raffle, tombola and refreshments, visit Santa’s Grotto and help Mother Christmas decorate buns, St Mary’s Church, South Road, Walkley, Saturday, 10am-3pm
Magna Christmas Fayre: first ever Christmas market in support of local charities with up to 40 stands of Yorkshire traders, Santa’s grotto, choir and brass band performances and science workshops, next two weekends, Magna Science Adventure Centre, Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Rotherham, Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 5pm (free admission to the market).
Mary’s Marvellous Christmas Vintage & Craft Market: huge selection of original Christmas gift ideas from some of Sheffield’s finest artists, crafters and purveyors of things vintage, homemade food available all day, chilled curry meals to take home and sweet Christmas treats, nostalgic festive soundtrack, St. Mary’s Church and Community Centre, Bramall Lane, Saturday, 10am – 4pm ( £1, under 16 free, fundraiser recycling r money to make a difference to people’s lives, locally).
Christmas in Ecclesall Woods: Christmas trees, logs and wreaths on sale, gift shop in Hectors House, Christmas trail through the woods, Christmas craft activities, hand bell ringing performances, Secret Christmas shallotto for the kids, pop up kiosk selling hot drinks and festive treats, Ecclesall Woods, off Abbey Lane, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-3.30pm.
Christmas Fayre: stalls include homemade cakes, Christmas decorations and gifts, toiletries, toys, books, refreshments including hot roast pork and beef sandwiches and an appearance by Santa, Heeley Parish Church, Gleadless Road (round the corner from Anns Grove School), Saturday, 10am to 3pm
Reindeer Whispering: Santa will be there with his very favourite reindeer and a gift for all good girls and boys, sessions making Christmas cards and crafts in the classroom to take home, walks around the reserve, cafe and gift shop, . Old Moor, Old Moor Lane, Wombwell, Barnsley, Saturday, 10am-4pm ( £8 family, £4 adults, £2 children, £2.50 concessions. RSPB members free, booking essential to meet Santa in his grotto, 01226 273837).
Making Diverse Economies: includes a brief tour of Portland Works, presentations by
artist, musician and writer Andy Abbott, Claudia Firth and Mara Ferreri of Precarious Workers Brigade, Myfanwy Taylor on Nurturing London’s Diverse Economies and Kim Trogal (Care Makes Commons, opportunities for discussion, refreshments and an introduction to the new Makers Workshop, a place set up to foster collaboration and innovation and the sharing tools and expertise, Portland Works, Randall Street, Saturday, 1pm-5pm..
Christmas Tree Festival: spectacular display of 30 Christmas trees decorated by local businesses, groups and schools on the theme of Christmas songs and carols, Millhouses Methodist Church, . junction of Millhouses Lane/Springfield Road and Abbeydale Road, Saturday and Sunday, 2pm. - 5pm.and following two weekends.
Nether Edge Farmers Market: many stalls selling local produce, crafts and presents plus Santa’s Grotto, Entertainment: Salvation Army, Easy Street Theatre Company ,King Ecgbert Singers, Boggarts Breakfast, Jacapella Singers, King Ecgbert Brass Ensemble, Nether Edge Road and Glen Road , Sunday, 11am - 3pm (money raised will be going to Home-Start and Teenage Cancer Trust).
Christmas Vintage Market : 30+ antiques, retro, vintage, arts and crafts and festive gifts stall, local artisan food and drink, live music, hosted by Sheffield Antiques Quarter, Abbeydale Picture House car park and foyer, Abbeydale Road, Sunday, 11am-5pm (£1, kids free).
Christmas Tree Community Event: Loxley Silver Band, Wisewood Church Choir, refreshments and stalls, surprise visit from Santa, .organised by Friends of Wisewood and District, Wisewood Sports Centre, next to Wisewood Primary School, Sunday, 3pm. Local carols in the Wadsley Jack afterwards.
Sunday Service: speakers Coral Oxley and Janet Bird, The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, Sunday, 6.30pm, all welcome.
Camra Sheffield Pub of the Month: presentation of the winner’s certificate on quiz night, Red Deer, Pitt Street, Tuesday, 8pm.
Broomhill Forum: agenda includes updates on the Broomhill Library and progress of the road works. and a proposal on air quality and tree conservation for the Broomhill Ward, Meeting Room, St Mark’s Church, Broomfield Road, Broomhill, Wednesday, 4pm.
Showroom Craft Fair: stalls featuring the cinema’s own merchandise, Funky Sprout jewellery, Super Soaps, CE Creations (hand crafted clay charms) and Candle Creations, Showroom Box Office, Paternoster Row, Thursday, December 12, 10am-2pm.
Biennial event bringing together new commissions and premieres in galleries and venues across the city until December 14 unless otherwise stated
Nicolas Party – Painted Floor: Swiss artist known for installations and large-scale murals painted directly onto the wall.undertakes his first floor-based work with s a complex composition of pattern and colour, creating a stage upon which the viewer performs, Ground Floor, Trafalgar House, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am – 6pm.
Children of Unquiet: Mikhail Karikis’ new film is a collaboration with a group of children living in near-abandoned labourers’ villages below the geo-thermal factories of The Devil’s Valley in Northern Italy, Site Gallery, Brown Street, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am – 6pm.
Urs Fischer’s Money Bowl: audiences are invited to exchange small change, mixing defunct coins together with today’s currency, highlighting the transitory values of the currency system that international market forces depend upon, Site Gallery (as above).
Garth Evans: exhibition documents a ground-breaking early placement of an artist inside an industrial company when sculptor Garth Evans was introduced to British Steel in 1969 by Artist Placement Group, Site Gallery (as above).
Be Our Guest: three artists have been invited to Sheffield to critique the potentials of socially engaged art, Ground Floor, Trafalgar House, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am – 6pm.
Industrious: a group of artists at varying stages of their careers display their artwork against the backdrop of Sheffield, with the only link between their practices being the shared experience of growing up in a post- industrial world in the 21st Century, Ground Floor, Trafalgar House, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am – 6pm.
Reality and Constructed Factual: exhibition by David Raymond Conroy, Bryan Dooley, Oliver Laric, Peles Empire and Hannah Perry who reappropriate imagery from our heavily mediated society, re-presenting them in their work, Unit 2, Speedwell Works, Sidney Street, daily, 11am – 5.30pm.
Joseph Beuys’ Wirtschaftswerte (Economic Values) 1980): installation by the German artist (1921-1986) domestic and grocery packages from East Germany on metal shelving standing against a backdrop of historical paintings form Sheffield’s collection, Graves Gallery, Surrey Street, Wednesdays to Fridays, 10am-3pm, Saturdays, 11am-4pm..
Zoe Beloff - The Days of the Commune: installation drawing on the present-day Occupy movement and a radical restaging of Brecht’s 1949 play, Graves Gallery, Wednesdays to Fridays, 10am-3pm, Saturdays, 11am-4pm
A Time to Break Silence: film by Edgar Arceneaux set in a derelict church which reflects on the triumphs, fears and tragedies of America in the late 1960s drawing on a seminal speech of Dr Martin Luther King Jr interrupted by music by Detroit-based techno-pioneers Underground Resistance and visual references to movie 2001, CADS, Snow Lane, Shalesmoor, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am-6pm.
Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh: the annual Academy of Makers Christmas exhibition, Butcher Works Gallery, Arundel Street, Mondays to Saturdays, 10am - 4pm.
Holmesfield People: exhibition of portraits in oils, St Swithin`s Church Hall, Holmesfield, Saturday, 11am till 4pm (£3, under 16s free, in support of St Swithin`s refurbishment fund).
Christmas Exhibition: annual show by Peak District potters Geoff and Pat Fuller also features work by Sheffield designer and metalworker Keith Tyssen and Peak Forest-based earthenware potter Rosalind Smith, The Three Stags’ Heads, Wardlow Mires, near Tideswell, Fridays, 7pm-10pm, Saturdays and Sundays, noon until 10pm until December 22 (other times by appointment only on 01298 872268).
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, from Saturday, Wednesdays–Fridays, 10am–3pm, Saturdays, 11am–3pm, to June 28.
Systems of Labour: HMR Collective will explore issues of process by turning the gallery into a workplace where the repetitive, durational and potentially excessive aspects of process and labour will be tested, Bank Street Arts, Bank Street, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am-5pm until December 14.
Exposed: collaborative installation by Interior Design students from Sheffield Hallam University, Bank Street Arts, Bank Street, private viewing, Tuesday, 6pm-8pm, Wednesday to Saturday, 10am-5pm..
Inside the Circle of Fire: A Sheffield Sound Map by Chris Watson in which the Sheffield-born electronic pioneer with Cabaret Voltaire and one of the UK’s pre-eminent sound recordists will transform the Millennium Gallery into an immersive ‘sound map’ of Sheffield, Millennium Gallery, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-5pm, Sundays, 11am-4pm to February 23.
Christmas Crackers: annual feast of original craft and design providing an inspired alternative to the High Street for this year’s Christmas shopping, from beautiful jewellery to stylish glassware and ceramics, all handmade by UK-based craftspeople, Craft and Design Gallery, Millennium Gallery until January 5.
Colour Coded: exhibition drawing on the city’s collections to celebrate the history, science and significance of colour throughout the ages from the first synthetic dye that set the Victorian fashion world ablaze to the colourful art of Patrick Caulfield and exploring the emotional power which colour continues to hold over us, Weston Park Museum, Mondays to Saturdays, 10am– 4pm, Sundays, 11am–4pm until January 26.
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.
Stay Bright Keep Bright - The Impact of Stainless Steel on Everyday Life: exhibition highlighting the significance of Harry Brearley’s groundbreaking discovery and its effect on our lives today, from the humble table knife to cutting edge surgical instruments, Hawley Tool Collection, Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Mondays–Thursdays, 10am-4pm, Sundays, 11am-4.45pm to December 31 (Adults £5/ £4, U16 free).
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.
I Can Do That!: exhibits and ephemera from 30 years of Sheffield Showman sculptor Anthony Bennett’s life and work, Western Bank Library, University of Sheffield, Monday to Thursday, 9am to 7pm, Friday, 10am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6pm until December 20.
A School of Art is Beginning: From Sheffield Government School of Design to Sheffield Hallam University, exhibition tracing the story of the school from its foundation 170 years ago and charting its important place in the development of art education, Sheffield Institute of Arts
daily 10am – 5pm until December 20.
Splash, Bang Wallop!: painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, glass, books and even handmade Christmas decorations by more than 70 artists will be available for view and sale, Cupola Gallery, Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, preview: Friday, 7.30pm onwards when there will be a bookstall by Dr Chris Butler’s To Yield Books. Exhibition runs Cupola Gallery, Mondays-Saturdays, 10am-6pm to January 13.
MADE for Christmas: curated selection of original and individual gifts by northern designer makers includes ceramics, textiles, furniture, fashion, lighting, metalwork and prints, MADE NORTH Gallery, Yorkshire Artspace, Brown Street, Wednesdays- Fridays, noon to 6pm,
Saturdays, 11am to 4pm until December 21.
Art of St Ives: work by renowned semi-abstract artist Cynthia Davis and Eric Ward, painter of Cornish people and places are among the collection on view in new gallery opened by Brian and Alison Chadwick at the The Bathroom Company, Handsworth Road, Handsworth, Monday to Saturdays, 9am-5pm (other times by appointment, 2548099).
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.
Alluvium Big Show 2: drawing, painting, digital art, collage, ceramics, 3D construction and sculpture from a select group of artists drawn from the creme de la creme across the region, Old Market Gallery’, Corporation Street, Rotherham, Tuesdays to Saturday, 10am-3pm until December 14
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.
Quentin Blake - As Large as Life: exhibition of one of Britain’s best-loved and most successful illustrators bringing together over 50 works recently commissioned by hospitals and health centres in Europe which have a therapeutic effect on their residents, Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Worksop, Mondays- Saturdays, 10am-5pm, Sundays, 10am-4.30pm until January 12.
A Baltic ‘Gem’: new, temporary exhibition exploring one of the items from the main gallery in more detail, a small amber pebble, thought to have been brought to the location during the Ice Age and found by Victorian archaeologist in Robin Hood Cave, Visitor Centre. Creswell Crags, daily, 10am-4.30pm until March 2014.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park: The Sovereign Forest, installation exploring the impact of mining and other commercial activities on the landscape and communities of Odisha (formerly Orissa), is the centrepiece of .the first major UK exhibition of work by internationally acclaimed artist Amar Kanwar, Underground Gallery until February 2; Roger Hiorns’ Seizure,commission which transformed an empty council flat in London, into a sparkling blue environment of copper sulphate crystals (weekends only); Angie Lewin: A Natural Line, new prints and watercolours inspired by the landscape of the park, YSP Centre, until February 23; 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.