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August 28 - September 4 2014


Beauchief Baptist Church Charity Fair: 28th of August, the National Citizen Service Wave 3 Red Team will be hosting a fundraising fair at Beauchief Baptist church from 6pm till 9pm. All proceeds will be split between the Stroke Association and the Hallamshire Hospital Stroke Ward.

Chatsworth Country Fair: The famous roar of the Rolls Royce Merlin engine will herald the arrival of the legendary Spitfire and Hurricane fighter planes in a thrilling display over the heads of thousands of visitors. Chatsworth hosts one of England’s biggest Country Fairs, held in the beautiful parkland surrounding the house in the heart of the Peak District in Derbyshire. This year, Chatsworth Country Fair promises even better entertainment, bigger performances and more activities for the whole family to enjoy. 29-31 August. www.chatsworth.org.

Sunday Service: August 31, at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 6.30 pm, speaker Edna Tuckwood, all welcome.

NETHER EDGE FUN DAY: BROADFIELD PARK + ONE SHEFFIELD BOXING GYM , 30/08/14. 1pm—6pm. Come and enjoy a day of activities including: Archery, Bouncy castle, Boxing, cricket, Face painting, Food, Graffiti art, Henna tattoo, Information stalls, Woodcraft. Brought to you by One Sheffield Boxing Gym, Drop the Knife—Get a Life, Nether Edge. Councillors, Tea with Percie, A+R Tradeprint and Rehman’s Store.

LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB: Memorial Hall, City Hall. Friday 29th August, Starts: 8.15pm. Tickets: £16.

LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB: Memorial Hall, City Hall. Saturday 30th August, starts: 8.15pm. Tickets: £16.

Sheffield Film & Comic Convention: Motorpoint Arena. Sat 30 & Sun 31 Aug. 0114 256 5656.

Big Jim’s Quiz: 3 Quizzes. First a 20 Question General Knowledge Quiz at 50p per team for Beer Prize. Second a Jackpot Quiz for up to £100 at 50p per ticket plus a free themed Picture Quiz for a prize of a Meal for 2. Free chips for every team. Hillsborough Hotel, Langsett Road. Sheffield. 9.00pm. Tues, Sept 2.

Picture the Poet: Graves Gallery. 3 Sep–29 Nov 2014. Free.

Archaeology Handling Session: Get hands-on with archaeology at these afternoon handling sessions in the History Lab at Weston Park museum. Weston Park. Wed 3 Sep, 2–4pm. Free, no need to book.

Lunchtime Talk: Sheffield’s Art Collection. A personal guided tour around Sheffield’s visual art collection by Friend of Museums Sheffield, Christine Green. Graves Gallery. Wed 3 Sep, 1–1.45pm. Free, no need to book.

Ecclesfield Gala: This year’s Ecclesfield Gala takes place on Sunday 31 August, from midday – 5pm in Ecclesfield Park and aims to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.Fun for all the family with entertainment including Kennel club approved dog show, Phoenix falconry display, Dearne Youth Band, parrot rescue, dog agility display, classic motorbikes, stalls, games, amusement rides, slides, home made cakes and even Belly Dancing! To support the Gala in any way either through volunteering, booking a stall, sponsorship or raffle prizes please call 07545 419 725.

Friends of Wisewood and District Car Boot Sale: Sunday, August 31 Wisewood Sports Centre car park, Laird Road, S6 4BS. Sellers 8am, buyers 9am, RIVA café open for refreshements, Tel. 07533544737or email: purple_cat_21@hotmail.com

Theo’s Burns Club presents Party in the Park 2014: A party in the park with a falconry display and performances by local dance groups will raise money for children with burns this month. Sunday, August 31,10am to 4pm, Endcliffe Park. It is the fifth annual party to be hosted by and raising funds for Theo’s Burn’s Club, which supports burns patients at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Live music, a visit from Mickey and Minnie Mouse, African drumming and a raffle will be on offer at the party.

Spoon and spatula carving course: Thursday 28th August. Heritage craft courses and green woodwork courses at JG Graves Discovery Centre, Ecclesall woods. www.ecclesallwoodscraftcourses.co.uk. Ecclesall woods craft courses on facebook. 0114 2356348.

La Bohème: 29, 30 August, 7pm. Graves Gallery. Tickets £20 (£18 concessions). Available from http://sivtickets.com/event/labohemegravesgallery / 0114 223 3777 or in person from the City Hall Box Office.

Nether Edge Fun Day: Broadfield Park, Saturday 30th August 2014 1pm - 6pm. Come and enjoy an afternoon of activities including : Archery, Bouncy Castle, Boxing, Cricket, Face Painting, Henna Tattoo, Woodcraft, Gardening in a small Garden , information Food, stalls , information stalls All Welcome something for everyone!

Arthritis Care Sheffield: Meeting on Monday, 1st September 1.30-3.30 pm at the Quaker Meeting House, St James Street. Come and join our friendly support group for a chance to chat with other people with any type of arthritis. Guest Speaker, Senior Musculo-Skeletal Podiatrist, Jai Saxelby. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. For further info email Rosemary on rosemary-sacsg@hotmail.co.uk or phone Elaine on 0114 2360260.

Monday Probus Club: Join us on September 1, West Side of the City. Good presentations for retired men. (usually in the morning).

Sheffield Equality Group meeting: Tackling excessive pay. Discussion and workshop with Sheffield Equality Group on the trend for ever higher executive pay. Free, all welcome. Quaker Meeting House, Wednesday 3rd September.

Sheffield Philatelic Society Meetings: September 3rd First Wednesday, 75th anniversary of World War 2. 2:00 - 4:00 at United Reform Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JB. Visitors welcome, for more information visit www.sheffieldps.org.uk or email secretary@sheffieldps.org.uk.

September 11th The Posh Side of Egypt by Richard Wheatley. 7:15 - 9:30 at United Reform Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JB. Visitors welcome, for more information visit www.sheffieldps.org.uk or email secretary@sheffieldps.org.uk.

September 25th Members Night Sheffield items to celebrate the Societies 120th anniversary. 7:15 - 9:30 at United Reform Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JB. Visitors welcome, for more information visit www.sheffieldps.org.uk or emailsecretary@sheffieldps.org.uk

Sheffield City Morris Men will be 40 years old in 2015: and the celebrations are starting early with an exhibition in the Winter Gardens from 2nd-7th September 2014 tracing the history of the team since its inception, via photographs and other memorabilia. We are hoping that as many people as possible will drop by for a look when in town – what better way to find a few moments of calm in the midst of all that frantic “back-to-school” shopping? Amongst other things, they can discover all the places that the team have visited over the years, representing Sheffield at festivals in the UK and beyond – for example, Ecuador, Poland, Hungary, France, and Ireland. Members of the team will be present at the exhibition at lunch-times (around 12-14:00) from Tuesday 2nd to Friday 5th September; and then on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September we will be dancing at various spots in the city centre (11-16:00 on Saturday, and 12-15:00 on Sunday). And if anyone is inspired by the exhibition to have a go at morris dancing themselves, we have thought of that too. Sheffield City Morris Men will be running a “Have a go at Morris” course over four Monday evenings starting on 15th September 2014, and continuing 22nd and 29th September, and 6th October. It runs from 7:45 to 9:30pm, in the Burton Hall at the Burton Street Centre (57 Burton Street, Hillsborough, Sheffield, S6 2HH). This introductory course will teach participants the basics of our “medup” dance tradition. The cost is £10 per person for the four weeks. All are welcome, and no experience is necessary. www.scmm.co.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).

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.

Drawing for Play: for under-5s Thursday 28 August, 11am – 4pm. A chance for young creative minds to fill the gallery with drawings! Drawing for Play is a special day devised for children under 5. Artists Simon & Tom Bloor will be on hand with members of the Site Gallery team, to encourage children and families to experiment with a wide range of materials and paper (all materials provided). Free, book your place or drop-in.

Sheffield Film & Comic Convention: Motorpoint Aren Sheffield, Saturday, August 30 & Sunday August 31. Ticketsare now on sale in person at The Arena Box Office, by phone on 0114 256 56 56 or online atwww.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk.

Simon & Tom Bloor: Planning for Play. Site Gallery. Simon & Tom Bloor will be making a series of new sculptures based on their research into children’s playspaces and the post-war urban landscape. Join the artists as they turn Site Gallery into a studio, exhibition space and play area. 19 August – 20 September 2014.

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.

WHATS ON AT SHEFFIELD MANOR LODGE: Every Saturday in August, 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! (NOTE: no pie night on 14 August). 12 – 15 August: Clay Week (closed Wednesday 13 August). Get hands on and learn some pottery skills. 19 – 22 August: Games Week. Play traditional games and make your own kite. 26 – 29 August: 1940s Week. 40s themed games and crafts for children. Activities on Tour Saturdays, 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 August, 4.30 – 6.00pm. The Arena, Sheffield Manor Lodge. Free. No need to book. Just turn up and join in. 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. Teenagers Wanted! JUNIORS (6—11 year-olds; boys and girls) Summer Holiday Saturdays: 9, 16, 23, 30 August: 11.00am -1.00pm (drop-in) On the Arena (Red Hills Field), Sheffield Manor Lodge. Free. Just drop-in and join-in! Football kick-about and coaching with Dom Parker and supported by Sheffield United Community Foundation. Teenagers Wanted! SENIORS) Summer holiday Saturdays, 1.00 - 3.00pm: 16, 23, 30 August. Free. Just drop-in and join-in! Football with Sheffield United Community Foundation. Street Kick—giant inflatable football pitch! with FURD (Football Unites Racism Divides). Summer holiday Wednesdays, 1.00 - 3.00pm, 20, 27 August. Free. Just drop-in and join-in! Supported by Great Places. Car boot sale at Manor Oaks Farm Saturday 31 August: 7.00am-12.30pm.

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.

TAKING LIFE AND SAVING LIFE: Made in Sheffield and the War to End all Wars, 1914-1918 - Monday to Thursday, 10am to 4pm, Sunday, 11am to 4.45pm, until the end of 2014An exhibition showcasing items from the Hawley Collection which reflect Sheffield’s role in the Great War. Instruments to take and save lives were both made in Sheffield, this exhibition has examples of both, from a sword taken to war to a tool used to help fit a wooden leg for a wounded soldier. Hawley Collection at Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8RY.

Made in China: An Imperial Ming Vase Display. Weston Park. Free. Until October 5 2014.

The Wonder of Work: Prints of War & Industry by Joseph Pennell Display. Graves Gallery. Free. Until December 13.

Yorkshire in Yellow: Millennium Gallery. Free. Until September 7.

Our City, Our Objects: Weston Park. Free. Until October 5.

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 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

Made By Me: August 31,2014. 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.

Doncaster Art Club: annual exhibition including a variety of subjects in watercolour and oil, Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery, Chequer Road, Doncaster. 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 September 13 2014, from 11am to 3pm at Heritage High School, Boughton Lane, Clowne. Fun for all the family! clownegala@gmail.com

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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




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