October 23 - October 30 2014
OFF THE SHELF
Off the Shelf Festival of Words: www.offtheshelf.org.uk Enquiries Tel 0114 273 4400. Tickets on the door for all events, subject to availability.
Thurs 23 Oct 7pm: Rachel Joyce. Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, S1. Tickets £7.50/£6 (cons). Author of the bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry talks about new novel, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy.
Thurs 23 Oct 7.30pm: Simon Armitage. The Auditorium, University of Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, S1. Tickets £8/£6.50 (cons). Award-winning poet Simon Armitage talks about the challenges of writing poetry.
Thurs 23 Oct 7pm: Explore Everything – Place-Hacking the City with Bradley L Garrett
Arundel Room, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, S1. Tickets £6/£5 (cons). In Explore Everything. Bradley L.Garrett experiences the city in ways beyond the everyday
Thurs 23 Oct 7.30pm: Where Do Camels Belong? - With Dr Ken Thompson. The Studio, University of Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, S10. Tickets £6/£5 (cons). A fascinating illustrated talk taking a look at alien species with biologist Ken Thompson
Fri 24 Oct 3pm: Martyn Johnson - What’s Tha Up To This Time? Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, S1. Tickets £5/£4 (cons). Martyn Johnson’s shares his wonderful stories about policing in the 1960s and 1970s.
Fri 24 Oct 6pm: Book Launch with Craig Booker. Theatre Delicatessen (Old Woolworths), 17-19 The Moor,S1. Admission free No need to book. Local author Craig Booker launches new book Nick Hawthorne and the Banefires of Autumn.
Fri 24 Oct 7pm: Book Buddies. Coffee Revolution, University of Sheffield Student’s Union, Western Bank, S10. Admission free No need to book. A chance to enjoy tea, cake and stimulating conversation with other readers.
Sat 25 Oct 1pm-4pm: Bootcamp with the Writing Squad. Graves Activity Room, Graves Art Gallery, Surrey Street, S1. Tickets £4. Suitable for 16 – 21 years. Learn simple techniques to make your prose writing cleaner, leaner and effective.
Sat 25 Oct 2pm: How to be a Gorilla with Dr Michael Leach. The Studio, University of Sheffield Students’ Union, S10. Tickets £5, Suitable for 7 years and over Children must be accompanied by an adult. An illustrated and interactive workshop will teach you how to walk, think and speak like a gorilla
Sat 25 Oct 7pm: Alan Johnson – Please Mr Postman. Pennine Theatre, Sheffield Hallam University, Owen Building, Howard Street, S1. Tickets £8/£6.50 (cons). Alan Johnson in conversation about his award winning memoir
Sat 25 7.30pm: Dan Walker. The Foundry, University of Sheffield Students’ Union, S10
Tickets £8/£6.50 (cons). Dan Walker tells hilarious stories of the great and not-so-great moments in footballing history.
Sun 26 Oct 2pm: A History of Ancient Greece in Fifty Lives with David Stuttard. Arundel Room, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, S1. Tickets £6/£5 (cons). David Stuttard on the movers and shakers of the ancient Greek world.
Sun 26 Oct 2.30pm & 4.30pm. Promenade Performance by Loose Theatre. General Cemetery, The Gatehouse, Cemetery Avenue, S11. Tickets £7/£5 (cons). Suitable for adults and children aged 8 years and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs except for guide dogs. Loose Theatre bring to life some true stories of 19th century Sheffield.
Sun 26 Oct 7.30pm: The Football Cronicas with Jethro Soutar. The Studio, University of Sheffield Students’ Union, S10. Tickets £6/£5 (cons). New writing which takes football as a starting point.
Mon 27 Oct 10am – 4pm: Sheffield Children’s University Live! Winter Garden, Surrey Street, S1.
Free admission No need to book. Suitable for 5 years and over Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fun activities exploring interesting facts about Britain.
Mon 27 Oct 7pm: Centuries of Change. An Illustrated Talk by Ian Mortimer. Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, S1. Tickets £7.50/£6. A brilliantly researched guide to understanding the past.
Mon 27 Oct 7pm: Happy Birthday Dylan Thomas. The Greystones Pub, Greystones Road, S11. Tickets £5. A dramatic presentation by Colin Pinney and poetry with John Lindley followed by Open Mic.
Mon 27 Oct 7.30pm: How to be Well Read with John Sutherland. The Auditorium, University of Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, S10. Tickets £8/£6.50 (cons). An expert guide to some of the best 500 books ever written and why they matter.
Mon 27 Oct 7.30pm: The Angels of Mons and Other Legends of the First World War. The Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1. Tickets £6/£5. An Illustrated talk by Dr David Clarke.
Tues 28 Oct 10am – 4pm: Sheffield Children’s University Live! Winter Garden, Surrey Street, S1. Free admission No need to book. Suitable for 5 years and over Children must be accompanied by an adult. Hands on science and craft activities with Mr Fluffy.
Tues 28 Oct 1.30pm & 3.30pm. The Worst Princess. Arundel Room, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, S1. Tickets £4 Accompanying adults free. Suitable for 3-7 years Children must be accompanied by an adult. A tale about a feisty princess with puppetry, live music, and a chance for children to sing along.
Tues 28 Oct 7pm: How to Change Minds with Doctor Tom Stafford. Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, S1. Tickets £7.50/£6 (cons). A look at how to most effectively change someone’s mind
Tues 28 Oct 7.30pm: Julian Cope. The Auditorium, University of Sheffield Students’ Union. Tickets £8/£6.50. Visionary musician (The Teardrop Explodes) with his new novel One Three One
Tues 28 Oct 7.30pm: Happiness, Happiness with Stephen May and Book Quiz. The Fusion, University of Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, S10. Admission free To book Tel. 0114 273 4400. Maximum of 6 people on each team or come on your own and we’ll find you a team. A double dose of happiness with author Stephen May and our annual book quiz, this year with a happy theme.
Tues 28 Oct 7.30pm: Berlie Doherty and Carys Bray. Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, S1. Tickets £6/£5 (cons). Two novelists discuss their work with religious themes.
Weds 29 Oct 10am – 4pm: Sheffield Children’s University Live! Winter Garden, Surrey Street, S1. Free admission No need to book. Suitable for 5 years and over Children must be accompanied by an adult. Enjoy board games from all over the world.
Weds 29 Oct 6.30pm: Book Quiz. Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey Street, S1. £5 per team of five Places must be booked Tel 0114 273 4727. Test your literary knowledge against other teams.
Wednesday 29 October 3pm: Meet the Author and Illustrator Emma Chichester Clark, Arundel Room, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, S1. Tickets £4 Accompanying adults free. Suitable for 3-7 years Children must be accompanied by an adult. The author of Blue Kangaroo with her new picture book Bears don’t Read!
Weds 29 Oct 7pm: Farmageddon – the True Cost of Cheap Meat with Philip Lymbery. Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, S1. Tickets £7.50/£6 (cons). An examination of the mega-farming that threatens the countryside, farms and food.
Weds 29 Oct 7.30pm: Next Generation Poets. The Studio, University of Sheffield Students’ Union, S10. Tickets £6/£5. The Poetry Book Society presents two poets from Next Generation Poets 2014.
Weds 29 Oct 7.30pm: Alex Through the Looking Glass with Alex Bellos. The Auditorium, University of Sheffield Students’ Union, S10. Tickets £8/£6.50 (cons). A quirky and fun look at how numbers have changed the world.
Wednesday 29 October 7pm: Plumdog with Emma Chichester Clark. Arundel Room, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, S1. Tickets £6/£5 (cons). Suitable for adults and 14 years and over. One of the UK’s best loved children’s authors and illustrators talks about her work.
EVENTS & GROUPS
Pumpkin Carving: Saturday 25th October, 1pm – 5pm – free entry. Urban Pantry. An opportunity to buy carved pumpkins. Halloween face painting and make-up: Wed 29th & Fri 31st October 1pm – 4pm – £2 per person (book in advance). We will be providing scary Halloween face painting for children and adults. Spaces are available during both afternoons for parents and children alike to come and be transformed for the occasion! Whether it’s a spooky ghoul or a sinister vampire, we can help your Halloween costume go down a Pop to the deli or send us a message on email/twitter/facebook to book a slot on either day. The booking slots are 10 minutes for children and 15 minutes for adults. urbanpantry.co.uk
Book & Bric-a-brac sale: St Mary’s Church Hall, South Road, Walkley. Sat 25th Oct, 10-1pm. Admission by donation. Proceeds to Church Funds. CD’s, records, vintage knitting and sewing patterns and accessories.
Big Sing at Wesley Hall: Do you like singing? Are you up for a challenge? We would love you to be part of The Big Sing, our one day choir, Sunday 26th October at Wesley Hall, Crookes (S10 1UD). We will rehearse in the afternoon (from 2pm to 5pm) break for a meal and then perform at 6:30pm. Everyone is welcome to both the rehearsal and the concert.
Sheffield Astronomical Society - Beginners’ Evening: Tuesday 28th October 2014 from 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm. Ranmoor Parish Centre, 5 Ranmoor Park Road, Sheffield S10 3GX. This month’s Beginners’ topic is Beyond Pluto.
The Great Flood 1864 talk: St Francis RC Church, Sandygate Road, Sheffield, S10. Tues 28 Oct, 7.30pm. Members free, visitors £3 includes light refreshments.
Autumn Fayre: Dinnington & District Horticultural Society. Sat 25th Oct, 2-4pm. Plants, cakes, tombola, books, stalls and refreshments. Anston Parish Hall, Ryton Road, North Anston. Admission 20p. For more info 01909 566132.
Lloyd Powell ‘Sheffield Castle’: History Talk at Bishops House. Tues Oct 28th at 7.30pm.
‘The Angels of Mons and Other Legends of the First World War’: takes place at 7pm on Monday 27 October 2014 in the Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Sheffield. The talk is part of a series of public lectures organised by Sheffield Hallam University’s Humanities Research Centre to mark the centenary of WW1. www.shu.ac.uk/mediacentre
Sheffield Printmakers Group: Off the Press Print Festival. Sheffield Printmakers are holding a week-long Exhibition and Print Festival to run alongside the Off the Shelf literary event at the Workstation – Paternoster Row Sheffield S1 2BX. Print and Miniprint Exhibition. Tues – Sun 21st-26th October 2014 10.00am to 6.00pm. Free admission. Print Fair. Sat 25th and Sun 26th October 10.00am to 5.00pm – admission £1.00 adults and 50p children. email@example.com
Imaginations: Graham Heywood EFIAP/p FBPE presents his lecture which provides something for everyone including Audio Visual.Tuesday 28 October meeting at 7.45pm for 7.50pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Sheffield S8 7FN. Visitors £4.
‘The Future of Reading?’: Guided Tour: Bank Street Arts, Sheffield. 25 October 2014, 12-1pm.
Botanical Garden Choice Plant Sales: (good advice given) at affordable prices! Excellent for Autumn Planting: Sunday 26th October, 2pm-4pm, in the Glasshouse (next to the toilet block). Cash/cheque only. www.fobssheffield.co.uk
TALK: ‘Winter Survival Kit’ by Don Witton on Tuesday 28th October at 10am in the Botanical Gardens Classroom.(next to the toilet block). £3 Guests, FOBS: Free. www.fobssheffield.co.uk
TALK: ‘Heucheras, Heucherallas & Tiarellas’ by Plantagogo Nursery. There will also be PLANTS for sale. Tuesday, 25th Novemeber at 10am in the Botanical Gardens Classroom. Guests £3. FOBS Free. www.fobssheffield.co.uk
DEBUNKING BANKING: a talk by Peter Verity. Positive Money is a movement to democratise money and banking so that it works for society, not against it. We know that ‘banks create money out of thin air’ but what does that really mean? Meet other people who want to reform our monetary and banking system… or who just want to find out more. Quaker Meeting House, Monday 27th Oct 7:30 - 9:00pm. Donations (£3) to cover costs.http://positivemoneysheffield.pbworks.com
Mary’s Marvellous Vintage & Craft Market: (The last one for 2014). St. Mary’s Church & Community Centre, Bramall Lane. Saturday 25th October, 10 – 4pm. Over 40 stalls showcasing some of Sheffield’s finest Artists, Crafters and Purveyors of all things Vintage. Delicious and hearty homemade food available all day. £1.00 entrance & under 16’s FREE! Up -cycling all profits to do good work locally.
Ten Artists Exhibition: Sat 25th and Sun 26th October 10 am -5 pm both days. Baslow Village hall S45 1SR . The 19th annual exhibition, raising funds for Sheffield Samaritans. 10 well know artists show over 100 pieces of work, this year including Jason Heppenstall, sculptor, for the first time.
‘Tree Stories’: introductory activity day at the Chantrey Centre on Matthews Lane, Norton. Thursday 30th October, There will separate morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session will start at 10am and the afternoon session at 1.15pm. Each session will include a walk, writing and craft activities to introduce people to what the Tree Stories project is all about. Activities will be led by artist Tansy Lee Moir and writer Sally Goldsmith. Ian Rotherham and Christine Handley will lead the discovery walks and give a short introduction to the project. Suitable for children age 6+ but they must be accompanied by an adult. Some refreshments will be available but lunch is not provided. There will be a walk and some of the craft activities will be a bit messy so please go dressed suitably. For more information about the day or to reserve a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0114 272 4227 (Wednesday to Friday). Pre-booking is not essential but is recommended so that they know rough numbers for refreshments and for the activities.
BROOMHALL COMMUNITY CHOIR: Residents and friends of the Broomhall Community, are invited to join the choir which meets every Tuesday morning 10am-12 noon at St Andrew’s Upper Hanover Street. No experience is needed nor ability to read music. Just come and enjoy. £2 incl refreshments. Led by the enthusiastic Steve Vickers. Enquiries to 07710 245 204 Come along and try it out ! Until 16 December.
AGM and talk by Chris Hobbs: ‘Gruesome Murders, Sheffield’s Shocking Past’, (Chris will talk about people and events which shocked Sheffield society in the 19th Century-books available to purchase) 7.30, Wadsley Church Hall, Worrall Road, 2335331, small charge, free refreshments. www.wadsley-loxley.org
Charity Night on Saturday: October 25. Special Evening of Clairvoyance with medium Shane Darbey at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre,
Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 7 - 9 pm, admission £5 (£4 for members), pay on the door. Free refreshments.
Sunday Service: October 26, at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 6.30 pm, speaker Brian Bowring, all welcome.
Rob Newman: The Civic on Friday 24 October at 8pm. Tickets are £12.50 full price and £10 concessions. Elvis McGonagall (ft. Word Life) is at The Civic on Friday 31 October at 8pm. Tickets are £10 full price and £8 concessions. Recommended for ages 16+. May contain strong and explicit language. Box Office: 01226 327000.
Football Stories - why does football matter to you?: Football Unites Racism Divides (FURD) are hosting an Off the Shelf Festival event at the U-Mix Centre, Asline Road, at 7 pm on Friday 24th October. Local writers and people from across the city’s footballing divide will come together to tell their football stories. The event, which has support from the Fare network, falls within the “Football People weeks” which bring together groups of all sizes in over 40 countries to challenge discrimination and celebrate the contribution we all make to football, wherever we live, whatever our connection to the game, whatever our background. www.theevergreen.co.uk
Wadsley and Loxley Commoners: AGM and talk by Chris Hobbs, ‘Gruesome Murders, Sheffield’s Shocking Past’, Mon 27 Oct – 7.30, Wadsley Church Hall, Worrall Road, 2335331, small charge, free refreshments.
‘The Future of Reading?: An exhibition of Digital Literature’ is part of the Reading Digital Fiction research project, which aims to raise awareness of digital fiction, and understand how readers process fiction in different formats. Pop-up book club at Bank Street Arts on 1 November, and a curator-led exhibition tour on 25 October. And digital literature author Christine Wilks will lead a writing master-class at Sheffield Hallam on 29 October 2014. Along with the exhibitions and workshops, linguists will collect empirical data from readers to help understand how readers process the language of digital fictions. For more information on the project, including details of the exhibition and other events, visit readingdigitalfiction.com. Until 14 November 2014.
James Montgomery: A Man for all People. Writer, poet, hymn writer, anti-slavery and anti-child labour campaigner, newspaper editor, radical – Montgomery was arguably Sheffield’s greatest 19th century citizen. At this Off the Shelf event at Sheffield Cathedral, learn all about his life and works through displays, exhibitions, drama and children’s activities. A Writing Workshop will give you the chance to be in print, plus music, puppet shows, a short drama to take part in or watch and rare original manuscripts, Victorian children’s living history and the Cathedral’s own Montgomery memorial window and monument. Sheffield Cathedral Saturday 1 November 11.00 – 16.00 FREE. www.sheffieldcathedral.org
Insults: do they make you or break you? Talk. Sat 1 Nov. Quaker Meeting House. 2.30-4pm. www.brahmakumaris.org/uk/sheffield
Baby & Toddler nearly new sale: Wisewood Methodist Church, Ben Lane, S6 4SA. Sat 1 Nov, 10am-12.30pm. Large tables £7 each, small £5, each pre-paid only. Contact Diane, email@example.com. All profits go to Jessops NeoNatal Unit.
Peace & Craft Fair: Ethical and affordable festive gifts, wide range of quality crafts direct from the makers, Live music and singing, refreshments available. Sheffield Town Hall. Sat 1 Nov, 11am-4.30pm. Stallholders please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry £1 adults, children free. www.peaceandcraftfair.btck.co.uk
Friends of Sheffield Botanical Gardens: Winter Survival Kit, talk by Don Witton, plants for sale, FOBs members and visitors welcome. Demonstration Centre, Botanical Gardens, Tuesday, 10am.
Keith Carter, Daliso Chaponda, Matt Reed, Christain Reilly: Sheffield City Hall. Fri 24/Sat 25 Oct. Tel 0114 2210317.
THE HALLE: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Saturday 25th October. Starts: 7.00pm (pre concert talk 6.00pm – 6.30pm). Tickets: £ 20, £18, £15, £5 students & U18s.
TOBY FOSTER: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Friday 24th October. Show starts: 8pm. Tickets: £18.
PALOMA FAITH: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Tuesday 28th October. Show starts: 7.30pm. Tickets: £35, £27.50.
RICHARD HERRING: LORD OF THE DANCE SETTEE. Memorial Hall. Wednesday 29th October. Starts: 8pm. Tickets: £15.
NOEL FIELDING: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Wednesday 29th October. Show Starts: 8pm. Tickets: £25.
Unintended consequences? The importance of place in social and economic policy: Thursday 23 October. 6 for 6.30pm. Room 9130, Cantor Building, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus. Booking essential. http://events.shu.ac.uk
Illustrated Lecture: Friday Oct 31st at 7-30pm. Prof. David Hey will speak on “The Origins of Derbyshire Surnames”. Coal Aston Methodist Church. Admission £3-50 inc. refreshments. Phone 01246 414847 to book or pay on the door.
Dame Fiona Reynolds’ Lecture: “The Case for Beauty”. Sheffield Hallam University, 9130 Main Lecture Theatre, Cantor Building, Arundel Street. Saturday 25th October. 6.30pm for canapés and a glass of wine before a 7pm start. Buy online at www.friendsofthepeak.org.uk or call 0114 2792655.
Wild Play at Greno Woods: Seasonal activities for children at Greno Woods this half-term. Thursday 30th October, 10.30am – 12.30pm. Follow the trail starting at the Forestry Commission car park on Woodhead Road, between Wharncliffe and Greno Woods. Come down to the woods this half-term for some tales of frightening folklore, badly-behaved boggarts, and spooky snacks! Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust will be running activities in the woods for families with children up to 8 years old. Bring a pumpkin to carve if you like, as we’ll have lots of patterns and tools to choose from. Contact email@example.com to book your place and confirm details. Suggested minimum donation of £2 per child for members of Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, £4 for non-members.
Halloween Half Term: 27th-31st October. Halloween Crafts – Spooky hats and crowns of bats. 10.00am to 3.00pm. Our activity zone is open to all with everything you need to make Halloween
decorations. Make spooky hats, bat masks and crowns, and creepy spiders to decorate your home. Hire an explorer backpack or a pond dipping kit and become a wildlife explorer. Activity is free but reserve entry fee applies. Tel 01226 273837.
Spooktacular Stories: Friday 31st October, 3.00pm to 6.00pm. Things that go bump in the night.......dare you enter the storytelling tent? Our professional storyteller is in residence in our fabulous storytelling tent with tales of things that go bump in the night. Make a spooky lantern to light your way and settle down with hot chocolate and a snack as tales of Halloween unfold..... Booking essential. £5 per child (includes hot drink and snack), adults go free. Tel 01226 273837.
Spooky family workshop: Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet. Wednesday 29th October we will be creating spooky songs, in a family workshop inspired by the sights, sounds and stories of The Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet. Come in Halloween fancy dress for a session which will include, singing, play, and exploring the spooky past of Abbeydale through songwriting. 10 – 12.30 in the Learning Centre Prices: £2 per child (adult price is usual admission £4 / £3). Please book a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
1914 and Sheffield ‘s War: A talk by Peter Warr for the Victorian Society. Thursday 23 October at the Friends’ Meeting House, St James St, city centre. Doors open 7pm, talk at 7.30. Entry £2, to include tea/coffee. Enquiries 0114 230 7693.
Sheffield Philatelic Society: October 23, Members Night 10 sheets or £1 at Central United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, 7:15 - 9:30pm. Visitors welcome, for more information email email@example.com or go to www.sheffieldps.org.uk
Collected works by Dave Williams: Until 30 November. The Blue Moon Cafe, 2 St James Row, Sheffield, S1 2EW. Opening times: Mon-Sat 8:00am – 8:00pm. Phone:0114 276 3443.
The National Fairground Archive: is exhibiting at The Children’s Hospital, Sheffield as part of an arts for health programme. Showtime runs until April 30th 2015. www.tchc.org.uk
Beyond Limits: Displaying the best in monumental, contemporary sculpture from around the world with artists including Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn, Jaume Plensa, Manolo Valdés and Thomas Heatherwick (designer of London’s Olympic Cauldron). Chatsworth. 8 September-26 October 2014. www.chatsworth.org.
Lip reading classes: Every Tuesday 2- 4pm at SRSB, Mappin Street, Sheffield.
Warm, friendly and supportive group, contact: Mandy on 0114 - 2468031.
Bents Green Singers: invites new members 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 9PU. Contact 0114 2366318 for more information.
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’. 2 November 2 2014. Free.
WHATS ON AT SHEFFIELD MANOR LODGE: In October, Explore the changing seasons at Sheffield Manor Lodge: Meadows and gardens, living history, holiday family activities, special events… Something to do whatever the weather! Check the website for opening times, event and booking information: www.manorlodge.org.uk/ follow us: www.facebook.com/ManorLodge; www.twitter.com/SheffManorLodge. Discovery Centre and gardens in the ruins open every Saturday 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: open Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm; Sundays 10am – 4pm. Pictorial meadows, Rhubarb Shed Café (open for Christmas dinners), animals, Colliery Hill Adventure Play Area. Free entry.Pie night at the Rhubarb Shed Café: Every Thursday 7.00-9.30pm. Our celebrated pie nights! Book ahead or turn up on the night. Pay what you feel is right! Football for Young People: Every Saturday: Tournaments, games, kick-abouts and coaching in a friendly and supportive setting. 11am—1pm: Juniors for 6—11 year-olds (boys and girls with Dom Parker; 1—3pm: Seniors with Sheffield United Community Foundation. Find us either on the Arena or on Colliery Hill: Call in at the Discovery Centre. Weather permitting. Free. Just drop-in and join-in! The Bodgers in residence: Saturday 4 October (all day); under the marquee at Manor Oaks Farm: traditional willow and woodworking craft demonstrations. The First Monday Lecture 6 October; 7.00-9.00pm at the Discovery Centre. The First Monday Lecture with David Hey: The origins of Sheffield surnames. £5 / £4 for Friends of Sheffield Manor Lodge members/concessions. Please book in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0114 2762828. Plus enjoy specially-prepared traditional home-baked parkin and tea or coffee by the Rhubarb Shed Café (£2.20 per person, pay on the night). Car boot sale at Manor Oaks Farm Saturday 25 October: 7.00am-12.30pm. Half-term at Sheffield Manor Lodge: Fun, seasonal and spooky themed crafts and games for children. Get ready for Halloween! Tuesday – Friday, 28 – 31 October, 10.30am – 2.30pm: Discovery Centre. £3 per child. No need to book. Just turn up and join in on the day! Halloween Party: Friday 31 October, 4.00 – 6.00pm. Join us for the scariest night of the year and our annual family Halloween party. With traditional games, spooky treasure hunt, ghost stories in the ruins and fancy dress competition it’s set to be a terrifyingly fun evening! Dress up, turn up and join us on the night! £3 per child. Please book in advance: email@example.com or call 0114 2762828.
Picture the Poet: Graves Gallery. 3 Sep–29 Nov 2014. Free.
The Wonder of Work: Prints of War & Industry by Joseph Pennell Display. Graves Gallery. Free. Until December 13.
Metalwork Collection Highlights: Millennium Gallery. Until 12 Apr 2015. Free.
Sheffield & the First World War: Weston Park. Until 1 Mar 2015. Free.
Magnetic Attraction, The Story of Magnets: Monday to Thursday, 10am to 4pm, Sunday, 11am to 4.45pm, until the end of 2014. One of Sheffield’s Hidden Industries - A new display which celebrates the history of one of Sheffield’s most unusual industries - in the Shop Window, Hawley Collection at Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8RY.
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.
Exhibition of art inspired by computer games, PLAY: October 3-31, Access Space, Unit 1, AVEC Building, 4-7 Sidney Street, Sheffield, S1 4RG. 5.30 – 8pm. Open to everyone. Admission - FREE.
Illustrated talks: Queens Head pub every Wednesday 2pm-4pm on the fall of the Roman Empire in the West. Tutors Lloyd Powell and Gary Talbot. £6 each session. All welcome. Further info on 0114 2334744.
Meeting Group: to discuss the development of the Chicago Blues era (1950-1960). The British Blues (1963-1969). The Rolling Stones, Maufred Mann, Cream, Paul Kossof. The Hallamshire House, Commonside, early evenings: phone 0114 2352738 for more details.
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.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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.
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
Bents Green Singers invites new members 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 9PU. Contact 0114 2366318 for more information.
Public Groups/Activities: Walkley Community Centre, 7a Fir Street (off South Road),
Walkley, Sheffield, S6 3TG: Mondays, 1.30-3pm: Healthy & Active, over 50’s exercise group. No need to book – just drop in. £1 per session. Run by Activity Sheffield.
8-9.30pm: Stained Glass Courses at Walkley Community Centre, Fir Street, S6 3TG. Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Refreshments provided. No previous experience or artistic background required; all levels welcome. Leaded and copper foil techniques taught. Tools, equipment and materials available in class. The Centre has disabled access access, car park and is on the 95 bus route. Please contact Natasha on 07726 963827 for further details. Tuesdays: 10.30am-12.30. Stained Glass Courses at Walkley Community Centre, Fir Street, S6 3TG. Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Refreshments provided. No previous experience or artistic background required; all levels welcome. Leaded and copper foil techniques taught. Tools, equipment and materials available in class. The Centre has disabled access access, car park and is on the 95 bus route. Please contact Natasha on 07726 963827 for further details.
6-7pm: HOOPER DOOPER - Hula Hooping “Jam”. All levels welcome and hoops provided Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Wednesdays, 7.30-9.30pm: Stained Glass Courses at Walkley Community Centre, Fir Street, S6 3TG. Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Refreshments provided. No previous experience or artistic background required; all levels welcome. Leaded and copper foil techniques taught. Tools, equipment and materials available in class. The Centre has disabled access access, car park and is on the 95 bus route. Please contact Natasha on 07726 963827 for further details. 10-11am: ZUMBA. Contact Leyla Mohamed 07903 505574. 7-9pm: TAEKWONDO - all ages and abilities. Contact Ian Murphy 07919826522 for further details or to book a place in the classes. Fridays, 9am-1.00pm: ROCKING HORSE MUSIC GROUP - Pre-school music. Contact Denise Lawrenson 0114 2676418. Saturdays, 10 - 11.30am Helen Taylor School of Dance - long established children’s dance class. Contact 0114 2217889 for details.