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February 26 - March 5 2015

Sheffield City Hall: Friday 27, LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB, Tickets: £16. Venue: Memorial Hall , Starts: 8.15pm . Friday 27, ANTON & ERIN: THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT, Tickets: £43.45 (£39.50), £35.75 (£32.50), £30.25 (£27.50). Venue: Irwin Mitchell Ova Hal, Starts: 7.30pm . Saturday 28, LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB. Tickets: £16. Venue: Memorial Hall, Starts: 8.15pm. Saturday 28, THE UNTHANKS. Tickets: £20.35 (£18.50). Venue: Ballroom, Starts: 8.00pm. Tuesday 3, HAWKWIND + FOCUS. Tickets: £24.75 (£22.50). Venue: Ballroom. Starts: 7.30pm. Thursday 5, LUNCHTIME SINGING, Tickets: £6.60 (£6). Venue: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall . Starts: 1.00pm.

Arthritis Care Sheffield Meeting: on Monday, 2nd March 1.30-3.30pm 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, Eileen Gibbon, Acupuncturist. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. For further info email Rosemary on rosemary-sacsg@hotmail.com or phone Elaine on 0114 2360260.

From Back-to-Backs to Penthouses, a talk by Suzanne Bingham for Hallamshire Historic Bulidings.

The changing story of the homes we built, and how we lived in them, throughout the 20th century. How do you live in the home you do today and why? Quaker Meeting House, St. James Street, Monday 2nd March, 7.30pm. Non-members £3

A Celebration of Chinese Culture at Sheffield Cathedral – To celebrate the photographic exhibition in Sheffield Cathedral on ‘Chinese Life in Sheffield’ by Gemma Thorpe (2-8 March), there will be a FREE drop in event at the Cathedral on Wednesday 4 March between 1pm – 3.30 pm when visitors can view the exhibition and also experience an afternoon of Chinese heritage and culture within Sheffield’s ancient Cathedral. Come along to see beautiful Chinese traditional dress and have a go at learning a few words of Mandarin! Why not try your hand at Chinese Calligraphy and learn how to write a few words of Chinese too? Or have a go at the ancient Chinese art of paper-cutting and make a beautiful Chinese lantern to take away. There will also be some Chinese foods to taste and a fun chopsticks competition! FREE entry. Wednesday 4 March 1pm – 3.30 pm everyone welcome. www.sheffieldcathedral.org tel. Janet Ridler, Cathedral Heritage Learning Officer on 0114 263 6951 for further details.

Dronfield Parish Church organ recital: Wednesday, March 4 at 8pm. Peter Lockwood of Hatfield House Lane Methodist Church. Admission free, refreshments by donation.

Film showing about the Transition movement: Wednesday, March 4, 7pm. Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre, Moorland Drive. Can we survive as cheap oil runs out? People all over the world are joining together to ask this question. As a result a new Transition movement is growing in towns and cities. People are getting together and challenging the way that things are done, realizing that things can change and it can be great fun at the same time. If you’re interested in hearing about how others are doing things across the world then please come along to the showing of Transition movements exciting Film. Contact Chris 01142888417 for further details.

Healing & Divine Service: March 1, at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 6.30pm, speaker Laura Barma, all welcome.

Fischer’s at Inox Dine: Inox Dine, Level 5 Students’ Union Building, Durham Road, Sheffield. S102TG. 4 March, 7.30pm – 11.00pm. Cost: £38 per person, info tel no: 0114 2226043.

Charity Event: good ale, good food, and a night of horse racing and entertainment! Come along to Crookes Social Club on Friday 13th March 6:30pm for a flutter on the horses. Bring your friends and have a great night! Tickets are just £5 and include food – available at www.neurocare.org.uk Also, for just £2 you can own a horse and if it comes first, you win a prize! The event is being sponsored by Stancill Brewery so all money raised goes straight to Neurocare to fund the neuro wards of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

Sheffield Freethought Convention: The event is being organised by the University of Sheffield Secular and Atheist Society and is being sponsored by the Richard Dawkins Foundations for Reason and Science, the AHS, the National and Secular Society, Surly-Ramics and the Sheffield Humanist Society. It is open to the general public; everyone is welcome - including people of all faiths and none, and will include social events as well as lectures and workshops. 27th February to 1st March. You can find out more on the event website here: http://suatheistsoc.wix.com/convention Tickets for the public are available from the website: tickets are £15 for the full day for the public, and £7/£10 for students.

History of ‘house’ music: around 50 DJs, will play on Saturday 7 March, including Todd Terry, Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk and Julie McNight, who are flying in from America specially. Running through the night from 8pm to 5am, ‘History: a journey through house’ will span five separate arenas at Magna.General admission tickets are £28 and there is an option to pay £35 on the night. A range of VIP packages are available but are limited. For more information about Magna go to www.visitmagna.co.uk. For more information about the “History of House” event or to book your tickets go to www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Rotherham/Magna-Science-And-Adventure-Park/History-at-Magna/12268190

Food Produce Market: Abbeydale Picture House, Sheffield. 28 Feb, 11am-5pm. picturehouseevents@gmail.com

Bradfield Historical Society: talk by Stuart Noble, A Brief History of Brewing in Britain, Mon 2 Mar, 7.30pm, 2337463.

Not a Pyramid in Sight: by John Penrose. Feb 26th, 7:15 - 9:30 at United Reform Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield. Visitors welcome, for more information visit www.sheffieldps.org.uk or email secretary@sheffieldps.org.uk

Grand Caledonian Eastertime Tea: Holy Trinity Church Hall. Sat 28 March, 2.30pm-4pm. 0114 2351678.

Funhouse Comedy Club: KAI HUMPHRIES http://kaihumphries.com/MARKUS BIRDMAN http://www.markusbirdman.com/blog/Alfie Moore/Compere Martin Semple. Sun March 1st, 7.30pm doors, 8.00pm start. New Barrack Tavern, 601 Penistone Road, Sheffield, S6 2GA. 0114 234 9148. Info and tickets www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

Lunchtime Talk: Bishops’ House – 500 Years of a Derbyshire Farmhouse. Thu 26 Feb, 1–1.45pm. Weston Park. Free, no need to book. Ken Dash, a Friend of Bishops’ House recently undertook a structural survey of Bishops’ House. Join Ken to find out more about the structure and history of the house, one of Sheffield’s hidden Tudor gems.

LIVE LATE: Love Birds. Fri 27 Feb, 7.30–10.30pm. Millennium Gallery. Free, no need to book. A night of aviary delights, flights of fancy and wings of desire. Celebrating our Illustrated Aviary exhibition, we’re spending Friday night with our feathered friends, live music, craft activities and a pay bar.

A Little Bird Told Me: Sat 28 Feb, 10.30am–4.30pm. Millennium Gallery. £45, please book in advance on 0114 278 2655 or email learning@museums-sheffield.org.uk. Sheffield printmaker Samantha Groom leads an introduction to wood-cut printing inspired by our feathered friends. Learn to cut and print your own unique wood-cut bird print using simple techniques. No experience is required and all materials are provided.

Last Laugh Comedy Club: Memorial Hall. Friday 27th February, Starts: 8.15pm. Saturday 28th February, Starts: 8.15pm.

ANTON & ERIN: THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT. Venue: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Friday 27th February. Starts: 7.30pm. Tickets: £43.45 (£39.50), £35.75 (£32.50), £30.25 (£27.50).

THE UNTHANKS: Venue: Ballroom. Saturday 28th February. Starts: 8.00pm. Tickets: £20.35 (£18.50),

HAWKWIND + FOCUS: Venue: Ballroom. Tuesday 3rd March. Starts: 7.30pm. Tickets: £24.75 (£22.50).

Luke Jermay: Sixth Sense. Luke Jermay is the most incredible man you’ve probably never heard of. He can read your mind. No really; he can read your mind. He doesn’t use mind games or psychological tricks; there are no smoke and mirrors. You’ll be amazed at Jermay’s incredible powers; he knows your past, present and future, sometimes better than you do. Recommended for ages 16+. The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ. Saturday 28 February, 8pm. Tickets: £15 / £13 conc.

Hadfield Caukwell Davidson: the story of the country’s oldest architectural practice. A talk for the Victorian Society by Andrew Travis, a senior architect with HCD, on this 180-year old partnership, the firm’s prominent work in Sheffield and its significance in the wider development of the architectural profession. Thursday 5 March at the Friends’ Meeting House, St James Street, city centre (near the Cathedral). Doors open 7pm, talk at 7.30pm. Entry £2, to include tea/coffee. Enquiries 0114 2307693.

Voglia d’Italia (the Italian Society for South Yorks and North Notts) presents: “Our Man in Rome: HenryVIII and his Italian Ambassador”. Dr Catherine Fletcher, lecturer in public history at the University of Sheffield, talks about the role of the Italian diplomat, Gregorio Casali, in Henry’s divorce. Friday 6th March, 7.45pm, Tickhill Pavilion, Tickhill, DN11 9QN. Non-members are welcome. Admission: £3 non-members. Further information: 01709 370895.

SHEFFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: Photography on a Theme. Members show three images on the theme of People and Places. Tuesday 3 March at 7.45pm for 7.50pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Sheffield S8 7FN. Visitors £4.

CALLING ALL WINE LOVING LADIES: ‘At Your Service…’ an exclusive ladies wine tasting event followed by an auction of business services, with all money raised going directly to Cavendish Cancer Care. Thursday 5th March starting from 6pm at West 10 Wine Bar. The evening will consist of a 90 minute ‘blind’ tasting activity hosted by Sheffield’s award winning wine connoisseur John Mitchell. The tasting includes six different wines and a trivia quiz where participants will have to guess the grape, price and country from multiple choice questions. Following this will be an auction of business services hosted by Sheffield Auction Gallery’s Michael Dowse giving you the chance to bid for a selection of services ranging from personal training sessions to spa and hair treatments. A selection of canapés will also be served throughout the evening. This is a ladies only event and a great opportunity to show your support to such an amazing charity! Tickets are £20 (including six different wines and a selection of canapés). For more details on the event or ticket information contact Winetic events at winetic-events@outlook.com, or follow @WineticEvents on Twitter, or connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wineticevents

MATTISE: Drawing with Scissors. Late Works 1950-1954. French painter, sculptor and designer Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. His vibrant works are celebrated for their extraordinary richness and luminosity of colour and his spectacular paper cut-outs were his final triumph. Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, a Hayward Touring exhibition from the Southbank Centre, features 35 prints of the famous cut-outs that he produced in the last years of life. The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ. Until Saturday 14 March. Tuesday - Saturday. Tickets: Free admission.

Sheffield Brahms Requiem Experience: Celebrate the choral community in Sheffield by joining Sing Soc who are initiating a unique opportunity to study Brahms Deutsches Requiem in depth, culminating in a performance in Firth Hall, University of Sheffield. Saturday 28th February 2pm- 5pm and a Concert: Saturday 28th February at 6pm (Firth Hall). You can sign up on: http:singsoc.weebly.comcome-and-sing-brahms-german-requiem.html

Cabarets: at Ruskin Hall on Sat 21st March and Sat 18th April as well as Fri May 8th at Crookes Social Club and Sat May 9th at Barnsley Civic. 86 Hadfield Street

Walkley, Sheffield. Tickets for all cabarets are now on sale, and details can be found on our websitewww.cabaretboomboom.co.uk.

The Illustrated Aviary: Until 14 Jun 2015. Millennium Gallery. Free.

Nicker Pecker Story: an exhibition at the Hawley Collection. This exhibition highlights the skilled work of Sheffield’s file cutters. Find out how files were cut using the very distinctive tools of the trade and see examples of the many different types of files that were produced. Hawley Collection @ Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield S3 8RY. Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 10:00am – 4.00pm, Sunday 11.00-4.45pm. Kelham admission charges: Adults £5, Concessions £4, Accompanied children (U16) Free. Website: www.hawleytoolcollection.com.

BROOMHALL COMMUNITY CHOIR: A welcome return to all Broomhall Choir members and an invitation to newcomers to join us every Tuesday morning 10am-12noon 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 245204. Come along and try it out ! Choir meets during term time only.

Sheffield Cathedral History and Heritage Talks - New Season 2015: Tickets are now on sale in the Cathedral Shop for a new season of History and Heritage Talks featuring the return of favourites such as the Cathedral Stained Glass Windows, the history of the Regimental Chapel and also new talks such as Sheffield Cathedral – 900 years of Sheffield History in One Building. Leaflets with details of all the talks are now available at the Cathedral Welcome desk or by email on request. Numbers are limited and admission is by ticket only, priced £3 each.Enquiries to the Cathedral Heritage Learning Officer on 0114 263 6951 janet.ridler@sheffield-cathedral.org.uk

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.

NEW Edward Bawden: Artist & Designer. Until 23 May 2015. Graves Gallery. Free.

Picturing Sheffield: Millennium Gallery. Until 12 Apr 2015. Free.

The Great Outdoors – Paintings by Stanley Royle: Until 30 May 2015. Graves Gallery. Free.

Metalwork Collection Highlights: Millennium Gallery. Until 12 Apr 2015. Free.

Sheffield & the First World War: Weston Park. Until 1 Mar 2015. Free.

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. website www.sytm.co.uk

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, 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, 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).

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.

 

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