Listings: Events & Groups

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April 28 - May 5 2016

Sheffield Makers Fair: will be held at St Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane on Saturday 30th April. There will be an array of mediums such as Textiles, Ceramics, Print, Glassware and Jewellery and even Sheffield’s own Henderson’s Relish, there’s something for everyone. With over 40 stalls and a full day of demonstrations planned. The event opens at 10am till 4pm and Mary’s Community café is open all day serving a choice of delicious homemade hot and cold food. Entry fee is £1 and profits from the door go towards the local community projects run from St Mary’s. See for more details.

PACES CAMPUS CAR BOOT SALE: Sunday 1st May 9am-12pm (set up from 8am). £5 car/£7 van or car with trailer. Free entrance, cafe open, no need to book just turn up on the day. For further information contact 0114 284 4444 or Paces Campus, Pack Horse Lane, High Green, Sheffield, S35 3HY.

Spotlight Comedy Club: Charlie Chuck, Dan Bland, Michael Dryburgh, Anthony J Brown. Winding Wheel, Holywell St, Chesterfield. S41 7SA. Thursday 28th April. Box Office 01246 345222. Entry £13/11/8 – student price. Doors 7.30 Show 8pm.

Chapeltown and Ecclesfield Townswomen’s Guild Meeting. May 3rd. Chapeltown Methodist Church at 2pm. The speaker this week will be talking about ‘Sheffield A to Z’. Visitors/New Members always welcome. For further details phone 01142 458837.

Psychic Fair: 30 April. Whitham Road Spiritualist Church, 109 Whitham Road, Sheffield S10 2SL. For Information Tel: 01142 664025.

SYP Angling Club: Westwoodside Lakes, Idle Bank Road, Westwoodside, Doncaster. Open day Sunday 1st May 2013 10.00 am - 4.00 pm. All welcome to come along, have a look around, talk to members of the Management Committee and Club Members. For further information visit: or ring 07908 739237.

NEW: Echoes of the Great War: Photographs by Peter Cattrell. 30 Apr–4 Sep 2016. Weston Park.

Fundraising Fashion Show and Sale: Tuesday 10th May at Grenoside Community Centre, Main Street, Grenoside, S35 8PR. Designer and High Street brands in sizes 8 to 20, at bargain prices. Light refreshments available or you are welcome to bring your own drinks. Doors open at 7pm with show starting at 7.15pm. This is a seated event so please buy tickets in advance. Models walk round the tables then if you want to buy, they bring the items to you and you can then try them on. Credit/debit cards are accepted, as well as cash. Tickets £5 – Tel: 07832 122 158. Fundraising for Chapeltown Athletic Under 12’s Football Club.

Free entry to Spring Plant Sale: Come and buy at reasonable prices, AND get free expert garden advice. In and around the area of the Botanical Gardens Glasshouse. Sunday, 1st May 11am -3pm.

Sheffield Philatelic Society meeting: April 28th Yorkshire Railways 7:15 - 9:30 at United Reform Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield. Visitors welcome, for more information visit or email

Billy Ocean: April 29 – The Dome. From £25.00. To book tickets or for further information visit or All Tickets subject to processing fee.

Free entry to SPRING PLANT SALE: come, buy at reasonable prices, and get gardening advice (its free!). Sunday, 1st May 11am-3pm. In and around the area of the Botanical Gardens Glasshouse.

SHEFFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: Tuesday 3 May, Annual General Meeting and Presentations. Brief AGM followed by presentation of awards and winning images. 7.45 for 8.00pm at St. Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Sheffield S8 7FN. Visitors £4.

Hastings Road Art Group (Sheffield) Annual Exhibition: Baslow Village Hall, Derbyshire. Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May 10am to 5pm. Admission Free.

Psychic Fayre: Whitham Road Spiritualist Church, 109 Whitham Road, Sheffield S10 2SL. 30 April – 11.00am-4.00pm. Free Entry. (1-1 Readings, Healing, A Variety of Stalls, Books, Refreshments). ALL WELCOME.

Police and Crime Commission election: meet the candidates: Ask them about how they plan to influence South Yorkshire policing over the next 4 years. Thursday 28 April 7pm St Mary’s Community Centre, Bramall Lane Sheffield, S2 4SU. Chair: Professor Sylvia Johnson. All five candidates have confirmed their attendance: David Allen,English Democrats; Alan Billings, Labour; Gavin Felton, UKIP; Joe Otten, Lib Dem; Ian Walker, Conservative. Organised by “Sheffield for Democracy”. All welcome.

Healing & Divine Service: May 1, at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 6pm, speaker Shane Darbey, all welcome.

Monday PROBUS Club: has no meeting on May 1st. Think about the benefits of joining a Club such as PROBUS, of which there are several in the Sheffield area. Meet new friends and attend interesting meetings that can assist in delaying the onset of memory loss. Start back again on May 9th at 10am.

WOMEN’S CAR MAINTENANCE: Women’s Construction Centre. Buckenham Street S4 7JQ. Feel empowered and learn about jacking your car up ,what is where under the bonnet , and how the the engine works. More info on 07941141126.

Come and sing your heart out in our relaxed and friendly groups with Blue Sky Singing. Mondays upstairs at the Walkley Community Centre, Fir Street at 1.30 - 2.45pm, £5 per session, first session free. All kinds of music - no talent or experience necessary! Contact Terry on 07585 141 068, or just turn up!

Rock Challenge: Magna, Rotherham. Until 28th April. Rock Challenge®, the spectacular nationwide performing arts competition, comes to South Yorkshire for the first time! Schools from across the region create eight minute, high-scale productions and perform together in an evening of entertainment. So join us as we celebrate the best in youth creativity, talent, and imagination! Tickets:

The Ev-ol-ve Spring exhibition of textile art: can be visited free between 30th April and 4th May 11 – 4 at Cromford Mills, Cromford, Matlock DE4 3RQ where there are also fabric & vintage shops, a cafe and visitor centre. Lovely local walks and riverside seating complete a wonderful day out. Highlights of the exhibition include: colour drawing using the sewing machine by Sue Lancaster, wool landscapes and dance inspired pieces by Helen Moyes, felted architectural themed art by Jenny Robson, and “mapstraction” textile art based on maps by Helen Ward. Karen Herrick will be exhibiting all 12 of her “Journey” Series, which were reflective monthly pieces created during 2015. This is the first and last time they will be seen together as many have been sold and will be exhibited this Spring with the kind permission of their new owners. During the exhibition artists will be available to discuss their work.

BOOK LAUNCH: ‘WHAT SHALL I DO ABOUT MY DEATH?’ A Guide to Writing an Advance Decision. (Living Will). Author Dr. Hilary Page. Ecclesall Library, Ecclesall Rd. Thurs 28th April 2-3pm. The Advance Decision comes into effect if in future you have lost mental capacity. It is your decision made in advance, to refuse consent to life prolonging medical treatment in clinical circumstances which you describe. It is a plea for palliative care. Dr Page will talk and answer your questions about how an Advance Decision works. Her book (£8) includes her own Advance Decision as an example and a form for your own Advance Decision . Free entry. For more information see

Indoor Table Top Sale: Gleadless Library, White Lane, Saturday 30 April, 1.30-4pm. Tables £5 (non-refundable). Advance booking. If you want a table please phone 0114 2394630.

The Lord Mayor’s Charity Fund Raising Event: The dinner ball to be held on the 30th April 2016 at Hillsborough Stadium events rooms from 19:30 hours until 01:00 hours and all proceeds from the event will go to Lord Mayor's Charity Fund. Tickets: £40 advance only. Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, Hillsborough Stadium. 0114 3240526. Dress Code: Black tie.

Car Boot Sale: at Paces Campus Sunday 1st May 9am-1pm (set up from 8am) Cars £5/car with trailer or van £7, cafe open, free entrance, all welcome. No need to book just turn up. Pack Horse Lane, High Green, Sheffield, S35 3HY. For more information tel: 0114 284 4444 or email:

History of Art lectures with John Travis: Each week a different artist. Course of five weeks commencing. Wednesday 4th May 10.30am at Millhouses Methodist Church, Millhouses Lane, Sheffield S7. Cost is £6 per 2 hour lecture inclusive of a 15 minute coffee break. All enquiries contact Sylvia 01709 378735.

Artisan bakers and craftspeople: sell their locally made food and gifts at Spooner Rd Broomhill. Seasonal plants and garden produce are available from local growers. Sheffield Country Market is open every Saturday 9am - noon. A cafe serves light refreshments.

Hallam Grange Bowling Club S10:This year, we celebrate our 50th anniversary. There is always a warm welcome for new members (ladies and gents) to bowl with us into the next 50 years at our superb facilities. Social and league bowls available. Contact John Turner 07787 554036.

BROOMHALL COMMUNITY CHOIR: The Broomhall Choir meets every Tuesday morning 10am-12 noon at St Andrew’s Upper Hanover Street during term time. We welcome new singers and no experience nor ability to read music is needed. All friends of the Broomhall Community are invited to just come and enjoy. £2 incl refreshments Led by the enthusiastic Steve Vickers. Enquiries to 07710 245 204 or 0114 2620718.

Retired Men from the Millhouses: area please don’t let your brain stagnate, come along to one of our next meetings on a Monday Morning at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grove Rd. Millhouses, but not on Bank Holidays. 10am. for coffee followed by the presentation usually announced in the Sheffield telegraph. We will be pleased to see you there.

Consider PROBUS: as one of the ways of prolonging life through Social meetings. We meet Monday mornings except on Bank Holidays, 10am to 12 noon at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grove Rd. Millhouses, just up from the Robin Hood.

The Giant’s Toolbox: The new exhibition at the Hawley Gallery at Kelham Island is an exhibition of oversized or “giant” tools. These were made for displays at trade shows, in shop windows and for general promotion purposes. The Hawley Collection, Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8RY. Tel: 0114 2010613. Opening times: Mon – Thurs 1000 – 1600, Sun 1100 - 1645. Admission: Adult £5.50, Concessions £4.50, Accompanied Children (U16) Free. Shazia Mirza: Andy Watson, Nathan Hudson, Howard

Feminists Over Fifty: We are a feminist social group. We meet on every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10.30am in the Showroom Cafe. Just turn up, or ring Maggie on 0114 2306600 or Email:

No Panic Sheffield self help groups for people with anxiety: Held every Wednesday 6:30 - 8:30pm and every Thursday 10 - 12 at the Quaker Meeting House St James St (near the cathedral). For more information please visit

Women’s acapella group seeks new members: Minerva Women’s Acapella Chorus has a limited number of places available for women who would like to develop their vocal skills in close harmony, acapella singing. We’re currently looking particularly for women at the higher and lower voice range. We’re a small, friendly, relaxed but committed chorus, meeting weekly on Mondays midway between Baslow and Chesterfield. We don’t require members to be able to read music, but some experience of choral or harmony singing would be helpful. If you would like to know more, please contact for more details.

Hawley Collection: @Kelham Island Museum. Would you like to be part of promoting and enhancing access to Sheffield’s industrial heritage? We are looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals to join our friendly team of volunteer curators. Download a role description and application form from our or tel: 0114 2010770

Try something new or return to Longsword and rapper sword dancing: Only 1or 2 more members now needed to complete our new Sword group. We meet in Woodhouse on Thursdays 18.15 to 19.15. Dancers and musicians most welcome. Please contact stella.roddis@btopenworld .com or phone Pam 0114 2430571 for full details.

Chapeltown and Ecclesfield Townswomen’s Guild: hold their meetings on the first and second Tuesdays of each month at Chapeltown Methodist Church at 2pm. The speaker this week will be talking about ‘History of Millinery’. Visitors/New Members always welcome. For further details phone 0114 2458837.

Bridget Riley: Venice and Beyond Paintings 1967-1972. Until 25 Jun 2016. Graves Gallery. Free.

The Age of Abstraction: Women Artists. Until 25 Jun. Graves Gallery.

Calling All Artists: Artists are invited to exhibit at The Curbar Art Show (Contemporary and Fine Art) 2016. Planning has now begun for the Curbar Art Show 2016 which will take place on Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May 2016 at Curbar Primary School. Applications are now being taken for artists to exhibit. All monies raised will go to Curbar Primary School PTFA. Professional, semi-professional or amateur artists all welcome. For an application form, please contact Jane Taylor: or tel: 01433 630266. There is a £5 charge to exhibit your work at The Curbar Art Show, plus 25% commission should your work sell. This is a great opportunity to share and sell your work while helping the community.

NEW: In the Making: Ruskin, Creativity and Craftsmanship. Until 5 Jun 2016. Millennium Gallery. Free.

NEW: Work in Focus: Godfrey Sykes. Until 3 May. Graves Gallery.

Abbeydale French Club: welcomes new members. We meet for conversational French language every Tuesday from 7.15pm to 9pm at The Old Junior School, bottom of Sharrow Lane, car park off Vincent Road. Small friendly group, minimum standard GCSE, we use French TV off Internet, podcasts, books, newspapers, leaflets. For more information please call Julie On 0114 2305158, John on 07970370990 or Gerald 0114 2301992.

Sheffield Chamber Orchestra: now in its 65th year, this professionally led and conducted friendly classical chamber orchestra has rare vacancies in cello and viola sections. Grade 8 standard required together with good orchestral experience. Rehearsals Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9.30pm at High Storrs School. Contact Peter Dyke, Chairman 0114 2687024.

A-PLUS DRUMLINE: Europe’s first percussion ensemble for adults (16+) with a disability. Learn practical drumming skills in a friendly and relaxed environment. Meets at Autism Plus, Exchange Brewery, Bridge Street, on Tuesdays at 5pm. No experience or equipment required! Free of charge. For further information: tel : 2491460 or email:

LOWER WINCOBANK 50+ INVITATION: Lower Wincobank 50+ group is inviting new members to their weekly meeting every Thursday at 1pm at the Community Centre on Jedburgh Drive. The group provides a friendly and welcoming environment with the emphasis on health and wellbeing. Refreshments provided. For further information contact Kathryn Rogers 0114 2536736 OR Email:

Ukulele & Bass guitar lessons for beginners: Are you ready for music? One-to-one classes or groups of 2-3 people max. Min. 5 lessons, from £15/hour, in Sheffield S8 ( or 07851069508 for more info!)

Sheffield Movie Makers: Varied programme from September to April. Learn how to edit and improve your own videos. Warm and friendly welcome promised. The Michael Church, Lowedges, Wednesdays 7.15pm. Tel. 2377376.

Sheffield Socialist Choir: welcomes all singers for freedom, justice and peace around the world. Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm at St. Mary’s Church Centre, Bramall Lane. Turn up and/or contact

Retired men looking for an interesting meeting: MONDAY PROBUS CLUB, could be just what you need, or one of the other PROBUS clubs in the Sheffield Area. Interesting Presentations about a wide variety of subjects for a reasonable cost. Contact the ones nearest you and if you live near Millhouses it us us. Look for us online or at Holy Trinity church Hall on Monday Mornings.

‘Knit & Natter’: Stubbin Community Centre: last Wednesday of the month 2pm. Come and meet new friends and help to share your skills with your neighbours. Everybody Welcome.

Diverse Support Group, eating disorder support services. Cantley Community Centre, Doncaster. 5.30-6.30pm. Call Julie after 5pm or leave a message 07496668643 or email

Open rehearsal for members: and interested prospective members of City of Sheffield Teachers’ Choir at St. Mary’s Church Centre, Bramall Lane, 7pm. Come and hear what we sing, join in if you like and enjoy chat and nibbles with us. We are hoping to recruit new members, especially men, and no, you do not have to be a teacher! Everyone welcome.

Enrich your spare time: by helping to run South Yorkshire Transport Museum (registered charity 1049895). Volunteers urgently needed to assist in many duties, including school visits, cafe, shop, archives, mechanical and structural restoration projects, Bus drivers, event day stewards. Come in and see what we do, look round and have a friendly chat with us on Saturdays, 10am to 2pm at units 8-9 Waddington Way, Aldwarke, Rotherham S65 3SH. Telephone 07950 327237.

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, 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.

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.

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, Christ Church 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 within Sheffield or email Victoria at 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

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:

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.

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 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.

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