March 6 - March 13 2014
Make Do and Mend Days: volunteer DIY sessions helping to ready the 1940s cottages which will open as a Living History Centre in May, protective clothing and tools provided, Manor Lodge, Manor Lane, Thursday, March 6, Friday and Saturday, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival: now in its 22nd year and serving more than 200 real ales and also supporting Rotherham Hospice, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Weston Park Hospital and MAGNA Trust, Magna Science Adventure Centre, Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Rotherham, Thursday, March 6, 6pm-11pm (£8), Friday, 6pm-11pm (£10). Saturday, noon to 11pm (£8).. The BF1 shuttle bus, operated by First South Yorkshire, will run to Magna at 20 minute intervals from Rotherham Interchange and Meadowhall Interchange.
Don Valley Railway Drop In: The Harlequin, Nursery Street, Thursday, March 6, 7pm-9pm.
The Great Miners’ Strike 30th Anniversary Rally:, public rally organised by South Yorks NUJ with speakers including Ken Capstick, former vice-president Yorks NUM, Caroline Poland from Women Against Pit Closures, Barbara Jackson, of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, Arthur Critchlow, striking miner arrested at Orgreave, journalist Mike Simons, plus film clips from his forthcoming film (Still) The Enemy Within and a photo exhibition, Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Friday, 7pm (£5/ £2, donation to the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign)..
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.
Books, Bric-a-Brac and the Big Brew, sale of the usual second hand books, CDs, knitting and craft magazines, etc, augmented by Fairtrade Fortnight event serving teas, fairtrade products and knitted tea cosies, St Mary’s Church Hall, South Road, Walkley, Saturday, 10am-2pm (admission by donation, proceeds divided between church food fund and Traidcraft charity).
Tour of Wardsend Cemetery: find out about the hidden gem behind Hillsborough College, Saturday, meet at steps by junction of Livesey Street and Club Mill Road by Cooper’s scrapyard at 10.30am (casual clothes and strong footwear advised, 2217457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Bigger Picture: students are holding a family event in aid of Cathedral Archer Project, Sheffield’s local homeless charity, taking inspiration from children’s TV show Art Attack and involving the creation of a huge piece of art in the shape of a house from household items such as sleeping bags and items such as carrier bags, tinned food and clothes which could be donated to the charity afterwards, Heartspace Cafe, Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam University, Howard Street, Saturday, 11am.
The Merry Widow: members of Dore Gilbert and Sullivan Society singing a selection from Franz Lehar’s classic musical which they will be performing in April, Winter Garden, Surrey Street, Saturday, 12-1pm.
International Women’s Day: free event, just for women, will include a cookery demonstration by the internationally acclaimed Palestinian singer Reem Kelani, St Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane, Saturday, 1pm followed in the evening by a dinner for both men and women prepared by the women from the community around St Mary’s, while the joint voices of Body of Sound and the Socialist Choir of Sheffield will perform a selection of songs for International Women’s Day and the Palestinian struggle for justice (£15/ £10, tickets from Hilary on 07818 040982)
Charity Art Auction: work by more than 25 artists will be sold in aid of the cancer charity Yes to Life, Alzheimer’s Research and Bens Centre, a safe place for Sheffield street drinkers, Cupola Gallery, Middlewood Road, Hillsborogh, Saturday, 3pm
Stargazing Live: Sheffield Astronomical Society event as part of National Astronomy Week at designated dark sky site where visitors can see Jupiter and other amazing objects in the night sky through large telescopes with astronomers from the society on hand to answer questions, Surprise View Car Park off A6187 near Fox House Pub, Saturday, 7pm-10pm (weather dependent, check hotline, 07930 233475).
Ghost Hunt: with Seeking Spirit Events, National Emergency Services Museum, West Bar, Saturday, 8pm to 2am (£25 which includes refreshments, 07851 066175).
South Yorkshire Transport Museum: more than 60 vehicles and artefacts covering 100 years of Sheffield and South Yorkshire’s transport history on view at special event this Sunday when you can take a trip on an old Sheffield double deck bus and see a new exhibit, magnificent 12ft model of the 1937 HMS Sheffield along with display of Second World War vehicles, Units 8-9 Waddington Way Aldwarke. Rotherham, Sunday, 10.30am to 4pm. (large free car park, cafe, shop, 07950 327237, www.sytm.co.uk).
Untapped - An Afternoon Of Craft Beer For Beginners: chance to taste an excellent selection of beers with expert guidance plus live music from Wild Son’s Of Gentlemen and nibbles from ‘PJ Taste, Sheffield Tap, Sheffield Railway Station, Sunday, 3pm-7pm (£15 includes Untapped beer glass to take home, all proceeds to Cavendish Cancer Care).
Sunday Service: speaker David Pinch, The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, Sunday, 6.30pm.
Festival of Beer: SIBA conference, iceSheffield, Attercliffe, Wednesday and Thursday, March 13, 5.30pm to 11pm continues to Saturday.
SHEFFIELD GREEN PARTY ELECTION CAMPAIGN LAUNCH: speaker lead MEP candidate Andrew Cooper, plus target ward candidates and councillors, Central United Reformed Church, Norfolk Street, Wednesday, 7.15pm (free public meeting 0750 3883740).
150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT SHEFFIELD FLOOD
The Sheffield Flood: local author Rob Hindle talks about the tragic dam burst of 1864 and reads from his award-winning poetry collection, Weston Park Museum, Thursday, March 6, 1pm–1.45pm (free, no need to book).
Wreathlaying by the President of the Institution of Civil Engineers at the monument in St Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield, Friday, 9.30am.
Exhibition by: Bradfield Historical Society: Low Bradfield Village Hall, Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm (2337463).
Church Open: to visit the flood plaque, church register and flood graves and displays of work by local children, St Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield, Saturday, 10am-4pm, Sunday, 12.30pm-4pm (2337463).
Church Service: with memorial prayers for flood victims with guest preacher the Bishop of Sheffield, the Rt Rev Steven Croft, and the Lord Mayor of Sheffield and Chair of Bradfield Parish Council in attendance, St Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield, Sunday, 10.30am, 2851375
Flood: day of live art on the 150th anniversary when Sheffield artists will create and perform contemporary works of art and music Inspired by a collection of original photographs of the aftermath of the flood, 99 Mary Street, Tuesday, noon to 6pm followed by a private view from 6.30pm – 9.30pm featuring live music.
Great Sheffield Flood Anniversary Walk: Malcolm Nunn will be leading the first of his two walks, Tuesday, 10.30am-3.30pm starting from Low Bradfield car park to Dale Dyke and returning around 12.30pm. Recommence 1.30pm to High Bradfield to view flood graves and church returning around 3.30pm (2734266).
Talk: by historian Malcolm Nunn, St Polycarp’s Church, Wisewood Lane, Tuesday, 7.30pm: followed by a short service at a memorial plaque that was originally in a Methodist chapel across Loxley Road.
Great Sheffield Flood Anniversary Walk: second of Malcolm Nunn’s walks on which he will will discuss anything and everything about that fateful night 150 years ago, Wednesday, 10.30am-1pm starting from the Malin Bridge Supertram Terminus and finishing at Damflask Reservoir embankment (2734266).
The Sheffield Flood: talk by R.A.Hobson, Coal Aston Methodist Church, Friday, 7.30pm (£3.50 includes refreshments, 01246 414847).
The Great Sheffield Flood Of 1864: with In Your Face theatre group followed by 100 Hill Band, New Barrack Tavern, Penistone Road, Saturday, 8.30pm.
The Flood Story: told by an actress playing Mrs Armitage, landlady of The Stag. SSt Polycarp’s Church, Wisewood Lane, Sunday, March 16, 11am,
Flood Tour: led by historian Ron Clayton of Malin Bridge, including the Yew Tree pub which served as the mortuary, Sunday, March 16, 11.30am -1pm.
SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL
China Bites – Chinese for busy people: Owen 1029, City Campus, Thursday, March 6, noon.
Swati Prasad: – classic Indian dance display, Heartspace, City Campus, Thursday, March 6, 12.30pm.
A celebration of Iraqi culture: Robert Winston Building, City Campus, Thursday, March 6, 12.30pm.
Dancesport: City Campus, Thursday, March 6, 1pm.
The Antics: improvisation comedy, City Campus, Thursday, March 6, 1.30pm.
Craft workshop: knitting, Heartspace, City Campus, , Thursday, March 6, 3pm.
Cake decorating demonstration: Heartspace, City Campus, Thursday, March 6, 3pm.
Conversation Club: Owen 1025, City Campus, Thursday, March 6, 5pm.
Flamenco dancing workshop: Owen 1031, City Campus,, Thursday, March 6, 7pm.
Ify Obanye: singing performance, Heartspace, City Campus, Friday, noon.
Cookery demonstration – baking scones: Kitchen, Owen level 12, City Campus,
VJ – Salsa dancing: Heartspace, City Campus, Friday, 12.30pm.
The Cocklebread band: Heartspace, City Campus, Friday, 1pm.
Hiding Emotion: Chinese band, Heartspace, City Campus, Friday, 1.30pm.
Chungking Express: international film screening, The Void, Owen 123, City Campus, Friday, 6pm.
Interactive at Sheffield: Sheffield Doc/fest and Crossover present a preview event offering an insight into the future of storytelling in the digital age, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, Friday, 5pm-7pm.
Rurality: as digitalisation allows artists to open new dialogues from remote locations, show work in physical and non-physical spaces and begin new connections, the first in a series of for-one-night-only Video Salon events, Level Centre, Old Station Close, Rowsley, 7pm-10pm (http://rurality.tvc15.co.uk/Videosalon).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shelf Life – Exploring Food in Art: exhibition coinciding with paint making workshop by Sheffield artist Michael Borkowsky questioning the role of food in art and attempting to re-imagine the genre of Still Life, Gage Gallery, Kelham Island Arts Co-Operative (KIAC), The Lion Works Ball Street, private view, Friday, 7pm, until March 12.
Matter of Engagement: Platform residency by German artist Florian Roithmay who worked as an apprentice with ‘concrete beautician’ Viorel Bratu on construction sites of public buildings explores the the pupil-teacher relationship, Site Gallery, Brown Street, Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 5.30pm to March 30.
Sheffield Artist’s Book Prize 2013 Prize Winners: showcase featuring all of the winning entries including those shortlisted by the Jury, Bank Street Arts, Bank Street, Wednesday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm until March 22.
Cuttlefish Bones: text installation by Liz Searle based upon the translation of Montale’s Cuttlefish Bones, by writer in residence Angelina Ayers, Atrium, Bank Street Arts, Bank Street, Wednesday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm until March 29.
20 Wrongs Don’t Make a Right: collection of new, challenging paintings by Stuart Faulkner questioning morality and moronity, APG Works, Sidney Street, preview night, Tuesday, 6pm-9pm with live performances and guided tours, exhibition weekdays,, 9.30am to 5.30pm, Saturdays, 11am - 4pm to March 22.
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, Wednesdays to Fridays, 11am to 4pm, Saturdays 12-6pm until March 15.
Dot Dot Dot: designer Brendan Dawes contemplates the all-consuming data and networks that pervade our everyday lives, Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, Arundel Street, daily 10am-5pm (Wednesdays to 8pm) until March 30.
The Trees Grow More Slowly: exhibition of landscape photography by Alan Withington, Access Space, Sidney Street, Tuesdays to Saturdays, .11am-7pm to April 4.
The Tiniest of Gaps: exhibition by an anonymous artist who has partly recreated her studio in the main gallery by bringing her wood burning stove, her large hand made ceramic chimney and an industrial sized shelf unit as well as ‘the work which comprises 250 small, unique, hand made ceramic tiles alongside other sculptural pieces, Cupola Gallery, Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm until March 8.
Portfolio One: exhibition by Michael Gleave, Colin New, Ron Thorpe, Ron Walker and Ian Wilde from Portfolio, a small group of like minded photographers who believe the epithet ‘art’ is wholly justified when applied to photography and with a mandate to develop by practise, discussion, and criticism, Coterie Gallery, Pack Horse Lane, High Green, to Friday, 9am to-5pm.
Martin Bedford: exhibition of his rock gig posters from down the years, Red Tape Central, Shoreham Street, Mondays-Saturdays, 9am-5pm, Sundays, 10am-4pm until March 12.
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.
Tony Bennett: images by national Landscape Photographer of the Year, Peak District Photography Gallery, Bakewell Visitor Centre, Old Market Hall, Bridge Street, Bakewell. daily, 10am-5pm to March 22.
Rotherham Youth Arts Exhibition: showcase of the town’s artistic talent open to exhibitors aged eight to 25, plus fashion, music, dance, poetry and other performance arts, The Old Market Gallery, Rotherham, daily, 10am - 3pm to March 27.
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.
Wanderlust: exhibition by top weaver Jilly Edwards who creates abstract, painterly tapestries, telling stories of journeys through different landscapes, Harley Gallery, Mondays – Saturdays, 10am-5pm, Sundays, 10am-4.30pm. to March 23
In 3D: an in depth look at the sculpture collection held by Doncaster Museum Service including works by internationally important artists Jacob Epstein and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster, Monday to Friday 10am - 4.30pm, Saturday 10.30am - 4.15pm until March 22.
From Grains Moss to the Dutch River: Stuart Brocklehurst’s new linocut prints celebrates the richness and diversity of our local environment, Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster, Monday to Friday 10am - 4.30pm, Saturday 10.30am - 4.15pm until March 22.
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.