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October 30 - November 6 2014


Steel City Beer Festival: 40th annual event, now at Kelham Island Museum, continues today (Thursday), noon-5pm, Friday, noon-11pm, Saturday, noon-11pm.

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 30 October 10am-4pm

The Children’s University

Winter Garden, Surrey Street

Admission free. Suitable for 5 years and over

Halloween Activities with Weston Park Museum

Learn about spooky animals and make your own to take home

Thurs 30 October 12 noon – 2pm

Business Bites – Self-publishing

Workstation, Paternoster Row, S1

Admission free Booking reception@showroomworkstation.org.uk

Tel 0114 279 6511

Find out about Millicent and Alice Murdoch’s experience of self-publishing their debut children’s picture book, The Snowflake Twins..

Thurs 30 Oct 2pm

Meet the Author Melvin Burgess

Showroom Cinema


Thurs 30 Oct Ideas Alive at 5.45

Polymer Electronics

Professor Mark Geoghegan Department of Physics and Astronomy

Showroom Café / Showroom 5

Admission free No need to Book

A look at polymers and how they and other organic materials are being used in electronics

Thurs 30 Oct 7.30pm

Helen Mort meets The Writing Squad

Theatre Delicatessen, Woolworths Building, 15 -19 The Moor, S1

Admission free No need to book

Performance poetry from Sheffield poet Helen Mort, James Giddings, Andy Owen Cook and Sarah Fletcher from the Writing Squad plus Open Mic.

Thurs 30 Oct 7.30pm

Lost Sheffield - An Illustrated Talk by Peter Machin

Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Street, S1

Tickets £6/£5 (cons)

A visual ‘walk’ through the centre of the city from a unique collection of late Victorian lantern slides.

Thurs 30 Oct 7.30pm

An illustrated Talk by Dr Dominic McHugh

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1

Tickets £6/£5 (cons)

A documentary biography of the lyricist of some of the most popular musicals of all time including My Fair Lady, Gigi, and Paint Your Wagon.

Fri 31 Oct 2pm

Meet the Author Michelle Magorian

Arundel Room, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, S1

Tickets £5

Suitable for 10 years and over

The best selling author of Goodnight Mister Tom talks about new book Impossible!

Fri 31 Oct Ideas Alive at 5.45 Social Realism in Film

David Forrest Film Studies

Showroom Café / Showroom 5

Admission free No need to Book

A talk about Social Realism in cinema from 1930s Night Mail to Shane Meadows

Fri 31 Oct *7.30 pm*

Desiree Reynolds

*This event has been scheduled for the evening and not 2pm as advertised*

Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, S1

Tickets £5/£4 (cons)

Sheffield-based writer, Desiree Reynolds talks about Seduce, her ambitious debut novel set in the Caribbean.

Dylan Thomas Day

Sat 1 Nov 10am -12 noon

To Begin at the Beginning: a Creative Writing Workshop with John Milne

Jackson Room, 1st Floor, Central Library, Surrey Street, S1

Tickets £5/£4 (cons)

Writing workshop taking inspiration from Dylan Thomas. Please bring a small object or souvenir which is significant to you.

Dylan Thomas Day

Sat 1 Nov 11am – 12 noon

John Goodby poetry reading/discussion

Hubs, Sheffield Hallam University Students’ Union, Paternoster Row, S1

Tickets £5/£4 (cons)

John Goodby, a world authority on Dylan Thomas reads from The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas: A New Centenary Edition.

Sat 1 Nov 12.30-4.30pm

Out of This World – Festival of Sci-Fi, Magic and Horror

Information www.sheffield.gov.uk/outofthisworld

Dylan Thomas Day

Sat 1 Nov 1.30pm – 4pm

Film Screening of Under Milk Wood.

Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, S1

Sold Out

Sat 1 Nov 2-4pm

Poetry Portraits Writing Workshop with Chris Jones


Sat 1 Nov 2pm

A Fine Brother: The Life of Captain Flora Sandes with Louise Miller

Weston Park Museum, Western Bank, S10

£6/£5 (cons)

Sold Out

Dylan Thomas Day

Sat 1 Nov 4.30 – 6pm

Understanding Dylan Thomas: Symposium on the work of Dylan Thomas with Chris Wigginton, John Goodby and Charles Mundye.

The Hubs, Hallam Union , Peternoster Row, S1

Tickets £5/£4 (cons) SD

A symposium focussing on the breadth of Thomas’s work – poetry, films, short stories and drama.

Dylan Thomas Day

Sat 1 Nov 6.30 - 7.45pm

Gillian Clark and DnA

Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, S1

Tickets £7/£5 (cons)

Gillian Clark, the National Poet of Wales reads from her work including a newly commissioned piece written for the festival. Plus harp and fiddle music from acclaimed Welsh mother and daughter duo DnA.

Sat 1 Nov 7pm

Off the Shelf Closing Party

Queens Social Club, 4 Queens Road, S2

Tickets £5 on the door

Includes a poetry slam, poet Hollie McNish, live music from blues outfit, Mudcats Blues Trio and Welsh poet Rhian Edwards.

Dylan Thomas Day

Sun 2 Nov 11am – 12 noon

Dylan Thomas and the Visual Arts - A Talk by David Alston

Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, S1

Tickets £7.50/£6 (cons)

David Alston, Arts Director of the Arts Council of Wales, explores visual imagery connected to the poet Dylan Thomas’s imagination including art he had pinned to the walls of his writing shed.

Sun 2 Nov 12.30-4.30pm

Out of This World – Festival of Sci-Fi, Magic and Horror

Information www.sheffield.gov.uk/outofthisworld

Sun 2 Nov 2pm

The Ark Before Noah with Irving Finkel

Arundel Room, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, S1

Tickets £6/£5

British Museum expert Irving Finkel reveals how decoding the symbols on a 4,000 year old piece of clay enabled a radical new interpretation of the story of Noah’s Ark.

Sun 2 Nov 7.30pm

An evening of Sex and Love…with Tracy Bloom and Stan Skinny

The Studio, University of Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, S1


Tracy Bloom talks about her debut novel No-One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday an internet sensation, and stand up poet Stan Skinny performs his comedy poetry show Tell Me the Lies About Love.

Mon 3 Nov 7pm

Diane Setterfield and Lauren Owen

Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, S1

Tickets £7.50/£6 (cons)

Diane Setterfield, The bestselling author of The Thirteenth Tale talks about new novel Bellman & Black. Plus new young writer Lauren Owen talks about her incredible debut The Quick.

Tues 4 Nov 7.30pm

No Fixed Abode – Celebrating 20 Years of the National Fairground Archive

With Professor Vanessa Toulmin

The Auditorium, University of Sheffield Students Union, Western Bank, S10

Tickets £8/£6.50 (cons)

Director and founder Professor Vanessa Toulmin tells the history of the National Fairground Archive in a talk illustrated by beautiful images.

Thurs 6 Nov 8pm

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

Stephen May discusses his new novel Wake Up Happy Every Day plus book quiz on the theme of happiness. Maximum of 6 people on each team or come on your own and we’ll find you a team

Out Of This World: Horror, magic and sci fi across Sheffield city centre, Lots of street activity and fairground rides, Saturday Nov 1 & Sunday Nov 2, 12.30pm-4pm.

Sheffield Magic Festival: As part of Out Of This World, organised by Russell J Hall, a performer, lecturer, author and proprietor of the Magick emporium in Broad Street for almost 40 years. Junior Magician Workshops, town hall, Saturday 1 Nov, 1pm & 3pm (admission free but numbers limited); Spooky Magic Evening with Ashton Carter, Roger Curzon and John Blackwood, town hall, Saturday, 6.45pm (£8, over-16s); Night of Magic: Hosted by Steve Faulkner, with John Archer, Peter Antoniou, Looch, Jared Manley and Tim Smithies, Library Theatre, Tudor Square, 7.30pm (£10 adults, £5 children).

After Dark: Yorkshire’s biggest fireworks party, Don Valley grass bowl, Wednesday. The event runs from 5.30pm until 10pm. The bonfire will be lit at 7.30pm and the fireworks display gets underway at 9pm. Tickets £10 for adults, £5 for children (under 14); tel 256 56 56. They can also be bought from the Sheffield Arena, Ice Sheffield reception or on the night (cash only on the night).

Meadowhall Christmas lights switch-on: Headliner is Professor Green, plus Union J and Alexa Goddard. Hosted by Capital Breakfast’s Adam, Danny and JoJo, next Thursday, 7pm-9pm. Tickets sold out, but can be won via Capital.

Arthritis Care Sheffield Meeting: Monday, 3rd November 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, Certified Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor, Shirley Sherwood. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. ( N.B. The speaker will start promptly at 1.30.) For further info email Rosemary on rosemary-sacsg@hotmail.com or phone Elaine on 0114 2360260.

Tercentenary Dinner: for Central United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk Street. Friday Nov 7 with guest speaker David Blunkett MP. Tickets £15 from 0114 2588875.

3S’s Annual Digital Competition: Competition between Sheffield, Shillington and Solihull Photographic Societies. Judged by Graham Johnston ARPS. Tuesday 4 November at 7.45 pm for 7.50 pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue,Greenhill, Sheffield S8 7FN. Visitors £4.

The Great War - Talk by Pete Scholey: Tuesday 4th November commencing 10.15am at South Sheffield Evangelical Church, Greenhill Parkway (next to fire station) for Bradway Agewell Club. Admission £3.50 for non members including refreshments. (served from 9.45am) Tel 2369830.

Sheffield Philatelic Society meeting: Wed 5th Nov. STAMP PRODUCTION, 2:00 - 4:00 at United Reform Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield. Visitors welcome, for more information email secretary@sheffieldps.org.uk or visit www.sheffieldps.org.uk

The story of Codnor Castle and the De Greys: Strategically placed between Nottingham and Sheffield castles, Codnor Castle and the Ge Grey family were of national importance. Maureen Taylor will share their story with Hallamshire Historic Buildings at the Quaker Meeting House, St. James’ Street. Monday, 3rd November, 7.30pm. Non-members £3.

Voglia d’Italia (the Italian Society for South Yorks and North Notts) presents: “A Taste of Puglia”. Dr Pamela Marshall, archaeologist and historian, gives us a glimpse of the treasures of Puglia in her illustrated talk. Friday 7th Nov, 7.45pm, Tickhill Pavilion, Tickhill, DN11 9QN. Non-members are welcome. Admission: £3 non-members. Further information: 01709 370895.

Kids competition to design a Halloween jam jar lantern: Rendezvous cafe in Totley. Donations of 50 pence per jar will go to our recently saved Totley Library. If anyone needs a jam jar we have plenty of ‘Just Preserves’ jam jars at the cafe just waiting to be recycled.The library also has a craft corner where children can go to decorate their jam jars.The competition will be judged by Mr & Mrs Holding who used to run the Totley youth club years ago .the winner will receive a Cocoa Chic luxury hot chocolate and all the lanterns will be lit on Halloween in the cafe window and also in other local Mickley & main shops. We are also running a Ghost Hunt for Halloween. 50 pence donations will again go to Totley Library. The local Mickley & Main shops will have a ghost picture with the ghosts name somewhere in their shop windows. Children will go on the hunt and collect all the ghosts names and bring their list back to the cafe where we will be serving drinks till 6pm.

Sunday Service: November 2, at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 6.30 pm, speaker David Russell, all welcome.

WI Christmas Market: Seven Hills Women’s Institute’s charity Christmas Market on Saturday 15 November. The Market will run from 11am to 2pm at Electric Works on Sheaf Street in Sheffield city centre, offering a chance to buy a selection of locally made crafts, food and gifts. Stalls cost £10 for Women’s Institute (WI) members and £20 for non-WI members and all profits from stall fees will be donated to Seven Hills WI’s charity of 2014 – the Young Women’s Housing Project.If you are interested in taking a stall, please go to www.shwi.co.uk for more details and an application form.

Book Sale: in aid of the NSPCC at Chapeltown Library. Saturday November 1st - from 9.30am to 12 noon. Donations of good quality books would be welcome on the day.

Funhouse Comedy: November 2nd for more fun and laughter. Compere for the night is the cheeky and genial Jim Bayes. New Barrack Tavern, 601 Penistone Road, Sheffield, S6 2GA. 0114 234 9148. Tickets are £5 in advance. 7.30pm doors, 8.00pm start. All info and bookings at www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

Handmade Crafts and gifts: plus other stalls, raffle etc. Eppic Theatre, High Street, Ecclesfield S35 9TP. SAT 1 st NOVEMBER 10am until 12 noon. 50p entry includes refreshments. TEL 0114 2402624. www.eppictheatre.co.uk

xhibition: Maria Corejova. 31 Oct - 6 Nov. Discussion, 1 Nov, 1-4pm. Blocprojects Gallery, 71 Eyre Street, Sheffield, S1 4RB.

Bradfield Historical Society: Bradfield Village Hall, ‘Down Manchester Road, Stocksbridge’, a talk by Dennis Pindar, Mon 3 Nov – 7.30pm, 2337463.

Ploughman’s Lunches: at Low Bradfield Village Hall, St Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield, Tues 4 and Wed 5 Nov – from 12noon to 2pm.

Toby Foster, Ste Porter, Bobby Sparkler, Dave Williams: Sheffield City Hall. Fri 31 Oct/Sat 1 Nov. Tel 0114 2210317.

SHAPPI KHORSANDI: Memorial Hall. Thursday 30th October. Starts: 8pm. Tickets: £15.

MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Thursday 30th October. Show starts: 7.30pm. Tickets: £32.50, £29, £26, £16.

Handmade for Christmas: Millennium Gallery. 31 Oct 2014–11 Jan 2015. Free.

Halloween face painting and make-up: Fri 31st October 1pm – 4pm – £2 per person (book in advance). Urban Pantry. 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

‘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. 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 info@hallamec.plus.com 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.

‘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 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.

Sheffield-based chamber choir: Viva Voce present “War and Remembrance”, featuring music of conflict, concord and commemoration. The programme ranges from Janequin’s rousing call to arms “La Guerre”, through requiem movements by Britten, Martin, Josquin, Morales and Guerrero, to Dominick Argento’s setting of Shakespeare’s Sonnet LXIV, which was the composer’s response to the events of 9/11 and the fall of the Twin Towers. Plus works by Poulenc, Ravel, Vaughan Williams and many more. Saturday 8th November at 7.30 pm; St Luke’s Church Blackbrook Rd, Lodge Moor, Sheffield, S10 4LQ. Tickets at the door £12, £10 (concessions), under 16’s free. www.vivavoce.org.uk

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, 07533544737/purple_cat_21@hotmail.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 h.povey@shu.ac.uk. 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.

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.

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

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.

Gleadless Valley Wildlife Trust, Thursday 6th November 3.30pm - 5-00pm. A Year in the Gleadless Valley, An illustrated talk to show the flora and fauna to be found in the local meadows and woodlands. We will be reporting on work carried out by the Trust during one year. Free admission. Tea/coffee. All welcome Info 0114 2811327. Terry Wright Community Hall (next to Newfield Green Library)

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! 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). 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: info@greenestate.org 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.

Exhibition of art inspired by computer games, PLAY: Until October 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 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

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 helenaifill@hotmail.com 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.

Hallamshire Historic Buildings: Monday, November 3, 7.30pm. “The story of Codnor Castle and the De Greys” by Maureen Taylor. Strategically placed between Nottingham and Sheffield castles, Codnor Castle and the De Grey family were of national importance.

Bents Green Singers: invites new members, either altos or sopranos, 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.




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