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November 20 - November 27 2014

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Laura Bates – Celebrating Modern Feminism: Sat 22 Nov 7:30pm. The Foundry, University of Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank, S10. In 2012 after being sexually harassed on public transport, journalist Laura Bates started a project called Everyday Sexism to collect stories for a piece she was writing on the issue. Astounded by the response she received she realised that the situation was far worse than she’d thought. It was clear that sexism had been normalised. Bates decided that it was time for change.

The Hundred Years’ War: Thurs 27 Nov 7.45pm. Crucible Studio Theatre, 55 Norfolk Street, S1. Tickets £10/£9 (cons). A new theatre production presenting forty war poems written between 1914 and 2013. Fusing poetry, theatre, live music and striking imagery to create a moving portrayal of life under fire.

The Hundred Years War: Thurs 27 November 7:45pm. Crucible Studio Theatre, 55 Norfolk Street, S1. Following on from their highly acclaimed show Being Human, Midlands Creative Projects in association with Bloodaxe Books and the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry present their latest production The Hundred Years’ War. Three performers, live music and striking imagery are combined to create a heart-wrenching drama whose every word is charged with poetry.

Civica School Competition: To celebrate the centenary of World War One Civica are inviting Sheffield’s students to take part in a writing competition to win a Kindle Fire. Pupils in the age categories of 4-7, 8-11 and 12-16 years old are asked to enter 500 words or a 2 minute podcast or video in the voice of a character living through the war. To help inspire budding authors, a microsite has been created where students can meet World War One Heroes – visit www.civicadigibase.co.uk/ots All entries will be published onto the microsite and must be submitted before noon on Friday 21 November for a chance to win the top prize of a Kindle Fire.


Christmas Events

The Christmas lights: in Sheffield city centre will be switched on in a ceremony with Lyceum panto stars in the Peace Gardens on Sunday 23 Nov at 5.30pm. Entertainment is being staged across the city centre throughout the afternoon.

Christmas Fair: Walkley Community Centre. Saturday, November 22, 2:00pm-5:00pm. Come & join in supporting local artists, crafters & makers; bring the kids for some festive activities; sample the home made cake & tea in the cafe & join in with our Penny Social Raffle.

Christmas party: The Moor, Sunday 23rd November, 12-6pm. Santa and Rudolph will be there, alongside a live nativity including real reindeer. There will Christmas stalls, fair rides and other popular children activities including face painting to make sure we start the festive season with a truly festive spirit.For more information: www.moorsheffield.com

Christmas Fayre: Brunswick Gardens Retirement Village, Station Road, Woodhouse, Sat 22 Nov, 1pm.

School Christmas Fair: Wednesday 26th November. 3.15-4pm at Anns Grove School, Anns Road, Sheffield. Father Christmas will be paying a visit, accompanied by his real life reindeer, ensuring a real treat for the children. Inside there will be a selection of quality gift and craft stalls selling a wide range of products. Choose from locally produced contemporary art, chutneys and seasonal goodies through to fair trade jewellery and gifts from around the world.

Woodseats Christmas Festival: Woodseats Methodist Church, Holmhirst Road, S8 0GU. Craft & Vintage Fair. Saturday 22 Nov, 11am-3pm. Visit Santa in his grotto.

Mercy Ships Christmas Carol Service: Spread hope and healing to those in greatest need around the world by joining Mercy Ships at our Special Christmas Carol Service at Sheffield Cathedral. Mercy Ships operates the largest charity hospital ship in the world and provides urgent healthcare free of charge to the poorest people on earth. The floating hospital ship is crewed entirely by extraordinary volunteer medics, mariners and other talented, skilled and compassionate people. Seats are free and there will be a collection for Mercy Ships during the Service. Seats are first come first served. TUESDAY 9th December, 7.30pm. www.mercyships.org.uk

Christmas Fayre: Bolsterstone Village Hall on Saturday 22nd November. A special visit is on the cards from Santa who will be in his grotto to receive young visitors from 10am to 4pm. There’s a gift waiting for every little guest and the admission charge is just £2.00. Festive treats may be purchased from stalls as varied as soft toys and preserves to jewelry, bags, cards and Christmas cakes. There are lots of unique items on sale for everyone’s stocking at Christmas. Wreath making, Bolsterstone Village Hall, Thursday 9th December. To reserve a place please call 07711 706670.

Christmas Fayre: Wisewood Methodist Church, Ben lane. Sat 22 Nov, 11am. Lunches and variety of stalls. Admission Free.

Christmas Fayre: RSPCA Sheffield Branch. Saturday, 22 November, with everyone welcome to start their seasonal shopping, visit the animal centre and have a day of family fun. The fayre runs from 10.30am – 3pm at 2 Stadium Way, Sheffield, S9 3HN. Admission is £1 per adult, with children under 11 free. Children must be accompanied. There will be also an opportunity to look around the animal centre and potentially start the adoption process of your perfect pooch. This exciting, annual event is packed full of stalls selling a range of inspiring gifts including stunning jewellery, crafts, delicious home-made cakes, buns, jams, pickles, a wealth of good condition children’s games, quality bric a brac, good-condition books and animal goodies. There will also be a refreshments, a Christmas raffle, bottle stall, tombola and much more. . For more info, call 0114 289 8050 or visit: www.rspcasheffield.org

Stocksbridge and District Floral Art Society: are holding a demonstration by Rachel Poole entitled “White Christmas” at Christ Church Hall, Manchester Road Stocksbridge 7-9pm Thursday 20th November. Refreshments available, and home produce stall, all welcome Details from 01142883254 or01142886786. For our Christmas outing we are going to Brigg Garden Centre on Mon 24th November. To book please ring 01142883254.

Craft and Vintage Fair & Gingerbread Festival: on 22nd November, from 11am to 3pm at Woodseats Methodist Church, Holmhirst Road, Woodseats. The money raised from this event will be split equally between Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Double Six Youth Club.

Vintage Christmas fair: local vintage, handmade and brocante traders, selling a broad mix of gifts and collectables from French brocante to upcycled furnishings, handmade cards and jewellery, handmade chocolates, handsewn gifts, floral Christmas arrangements from the BBC’s floral expert, Jonathan Moseley (also well known for his Florabundance Flower Festival at nearby Chatsworth House), to vintage china and cutlery. Visitors can also enjoy delicious homemade cakes and refreshments at the vintage tea room also located in the village hall. Entry is free to this one day event. Baslow Village Hall, Baslow, Near Bakewell, DE45 1SR. Sunday 23 November, 10am and closes at 4pm. There is excellent parking just outside the village hall, and everyone is welcome to come along.

ALIVE AND STITCHING CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION: Until 23rd November, 10.30am - 3.30pm daily. A wide selection of creative and unique gifts, individually hand crafted items, original pieces of art work and prints. Art Room, Wilkin Hill, Barlow, Nr Chesterfield. S18 7TE. Tel 0114 2890380. www.dianegilder.co.uk theartroom@dianegilder.co.uk Cash and cheques only please. Parking,disabled access.

Christmas Fayre: Live music, Santa’s grotto, Christmas Trees, Up to 100 Farmers market & craft stalls, Mulled wine & mince pies, Whirlow BBQ & hog roast 22nd - 23rd November, 10am - 3pm. WHIRLOW LANE • SHEFFIELD • S11 9QF. Adults £3.50 | Children FREE. Pay on the gate or visit www.whirlowhallfarm.org

Walkley Community Centre Christmas Fair: Saturday 22nd November 2pm - 5pm. Come & join in supporting local artists, crafters & makers; bring the kids for some festive craft activities; sample the home made cake & tea in the cafe & join in with out Penny Social Raffle. Admission 50p, children free.

THE RSPCA SHEFFIELD CHRISTMAS FAYRE: SATURDAY, 22 NOVEMBER 2014 – 10.30AM - 3PM. Looking for a special Christmas gift? Love delicious home-made cakes, jams and pickles? Fancy a family-fun day out? Seeking stunning jewellery? Want to bag a bountiful bargains? Everyone is welcome. RSPCA Sheffield Branch at 2 Stadium Way, Sheffield, S9 3HN. The fayre runs from 10.30am – 3pm. Admission is £1 per adult, with children under 11 free. Children must be accompanied.

Festive Floral Arranging with Jonathan Moseley: fresh from his BBC series as floral expert judge on the popular Big Allotment Challenge. Monday 24 November 7.30 (7pm doors open) at Ferndale Garden Centre, Coal Aston £15 for fizz and canapes, floral demonstrations to shine at Christmas, shopping time and 10% off all purchases including gifts. All in aid of Myeloma UK. Why not make it a girls night out? The room is informally set in tables of four, so why not bring your mum/ sister/ best mates for a fun evening, new skills and a spot of fruitful Christmas shopping?

Christmas Shopping Event: Sheffield Style Show at the Royal Victoria. Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th Nov. 25+ Boutiques and catwalk shows throughout the day. Live music from Jessica Steele from ‘The Voice’. Exclusive Show discount offers, on Men, Woman and Children’s clothes. Tickets available at www.SheffieldStyleShow.com Or Call 07800 972184/ 0114 2368559. Children Under 12 FREE!

Celebrate Christmas with the Friends of Westbourne School: SANTA and his reindeer will be making an early visit to Sheffield as the Friends of Westbourne School hold their annual Christmas Fayre. The magical animals will be among the attractions at the November 22 event at the independent school in Westbourne Road, Broomhill. The festive celebration will run from 11am to 1.30pm and will include a wide range of Christmas gifts for sale, as well as seasonal snacks, bacon butties and fresh coffee and some special Christmas treats, including face painting. Admission is free and all proceeds will go towards school funds.

Handmade for Christmas: Millennium Gallery. Until 11 Jan 2015. Free.


Talk: Hearts of Oak, St Francis of Assissi, Sandygate Road, Sheffield, S10. Patrick Harding looks at the history of the oak tree. Tuesday 25 Nov, 7.30pm. Visitors welcome. £3 includes light refreshments.

Drop in: and meet the committee and volunteers, join the library. Walkley Carnegie Library (formerly Save Walkley Library). Nov 22 between 10am & 1pm. Refreshments available. For more info thewclfg@gmail.com

SHEFFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: Members Competition. Round 2 of Members Competition. Judged by David Gibbins, ARPS, APAGB EFIAP BPE4*. Tuesday 25 November at 7.45pm for 7.50pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Sheffield S8 7FN. Visitors £4.

SHEFFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: 150th Anniversary Exhibition. 24 November - 30 November. Now and Then - 150th Anniversary Exhibition. Rare and old images of Sheffield dating back to1860’s, including images from the old cutlery industry and a timeline of each decade to present day digital images. Winter Garden, Surrey Street, Sheffield. Free.

Jumble Sale: Stannington Community Centre, Myers Grove Lane S6 5LA Sat 22 Nov @ 2pm.

Carsington Water Festive Food and Drink Fair: Sunday 23 November. Why not get in the Festive Spirit this Sunday when Hartingtons bring their latest Food and Drink Fair to Carsington Water, with the event on from 10.00 am. to 4.00 pm. Think mulled wine, festive music, roasted chestnuts and the switching on of Carsington Water lights. Add over 20 artisan food and drink producers showcasing their fabulous produce to this and you have a great day out. Sheffield’s finest: Hedgerow Preserves, Cossack Cuisine, Sunflower Bakery, Cocoa Chic and Greenside Deli join a whole host of artisan producers from Derbyshire to offer a great range of food and drink for visiting “foodies”. The added bonus of this event is that it is FREE. Full details at www.hartingtons.com or 01629 888586.

Does Art follow the money?: Public debate about how the visual arts are funded. Sat 22 Nov, 10.45-2.45pm. The Carpenter Room, 1st Floor, Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 1XZ. To book sheffvisarts@gmail.com

Sheffield’s Biggest Fashion Event: Sunday and Monday (23rd and 24th November) at the Royal Victoria Hotel. The event is featuring 30 different boutiques from around Sheffield for Men, Woman and Children at discounted prices. Goodie Bag given out on arrival. Catwalk shows throughout both days, featuring well established boutiques as well as new up and coming online stores. Live Music for Jessica Steele as featured on bbc’s ‘The Voice’. The event is to raise funds for ‘Eden Dora Trust’ and ‘Cash for Kids’. Tickets to be purchased on our website at www.SheffieldStyleShow.com Or call Charlotte on 07800 972184. Use discount code ‘Style100’ when ordering online for your Telegraph exclusive offer.

A Celebration of Crafts: Seasonal Craft Fair at St. Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats. 11am - 3.30pm. From scrumptious sweets & delicious bakes to sparkly jewellery, beautiful bowls & gorgeous furniture - hand-crafted locally! Refreshments available. All proceeds towards the Church Reshaping Project - come & see our plans! For further details, email office@stchads.org

Community Ceilidh: Wesley Hall in Crookes are holding a Community Ceilidh Saturday 22nd November from 5pm to 7pm. A ceilidh is a Scottish country dance, similar to a barn dance with simple moves repeated through the dance to live music, which will be provided by the Morgan Rattler Ceilidh Band. They also provide a caller to tell you what to do, so don’t worry if you have never ceilidh-ed before! Dancers aged 1 to 99 are very welcome, the evening includes a pizza dinner and everyone is welcome. The cost is £7 for adults and £3 for children. For more information, please call Liz on 07412 124310.

REQUEST FOR SOCKS: Would you like to donate a pair of socks for a cold and vulnerable pair of feet? Lisa Shaw from the Chapeltown Foot Clinic will be working as a Podiatrist this Christmas with HARC – Homeless and Rootless at Christmas in Sheffield. Collection point at Ecclesfield Library - until Saturday 22 December - (Mondays 1-6pm; Weds & Fridays 10-5.30pm & Sats 9.30-12.30am).

THE RUM HOUSE: at D’Michael’s Cocktail Lounge, 543 Ecclesall Road. Thursday 20 Nov. Free chilli and fried dumpling with your rum order: rum punch, rum cocktails, Finest rums and cigars available 5pm to midnight.

POVERTY IN SHEFFIELD TODAY: FINDING A WAY FORWARD. A public meeting, organised by Sheffield’s Branch of Church Action on Poverty, the People’s Assembly for Sheffield and Sheffield Equality Group that aims to find ways of reducing poverty in the city. Everyone concerned about poverty in Sheffield is invited to come. The public meeting will take place on Saturday 29th November from 10.00am to 12.30pm in the Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield.

Illustrated Lecture: COAL ASTON METHODIST CHURCH. Friday Nov. 21st at 7-30pm. Stephen Gay will speak on “Picture Postcard Railway Rambles” Admission £3-50 inc. refreshments. Phone 01246 414847 to book or pay on the door. The next lecture will be on Fri. 12th Dec. “My Kenya Experience, Toil, Tears & Laughter” By Deirdre Smith.

LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB: Friday 21st Nov. Tickets: £16.00. Venue: Memorial Hall. Show starts: 8.15pm

DANCING IN THE BALLROOM TEA DANCE: Saturday 22nd Nov. Tickets: £3.50. Venue: Ballroom. Starts: 1.30pm.

JOHN WILSON & THE JOHN WILSON ORCHESTRA: COLE PORTER IN HOLLYWOOD. Saturday 22nd Nov. Tickets: £47.85 (£43.50), £42.35 (£38.50), £36.85 (£33.50), £33 (£30), £27.50 (£25). Venue: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Show Starts: 7pm

LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB: Saturday 22nd Nov. Tickets: £16.00. Venue: Memorial Hall. Show starts: 8.15pm.

JOOLS HOLLAND & HIS RHYTHM AND BLUES ORCHESTRA: Sunday 23rd Nov. Tickets: £39.60 (£36), £32.45 (£29.50) Venue: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Show starts: 7.30pm.

DANCING IN THE BALLROOM TEA DANCE: Tuesday 25th Nov. Tickets: £3.00. Venue: Ballroom. Starts: 11.30am

FRANK SKINNER: MAN IN A SUIT: Tuesday 25th Nov. Tickets: £30.25 (£27.50). Venue: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Show starts: 7.30pm.

TONY STOCKWELL: Wednesday 26th Nov. Tickets: £22 (£20). Venue: Memorial Hall. Show starts: 7.30pm.

ALAN DAVIES: LITTLE VICTORIES: Thursday 27th Nov. Tickets: £27.50 (£25). Venue: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Show starts: 8.00pm.

George Gilbert Scott and Victorian Churches: A talk by architectural historian Geoff Brandwood, for the Victorian Society. Thursday 27 November at the Friends’ Meeting House, St James St, city centre. Doors open 7pm, talk at 7.30. £2, to include tea/coffee. Enquiries 0114 230 7693.

Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Professor Virginia Heath, Re-imagining the past. Wed 26 Nov, 6 for 6.30pm. Room 9130, Cantor Building, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus.

HEELEY ART CLUB’S WINTER EXHIBITION: At the new Gallery on Chapel Walk “35 CHAPEL WALK”. Sheffield’s longest running Art club, Heeley Art Club formed in 1895, is to hold an exhibition of its members’ finest pieces at the Winter Garden from Tuesday the 25th to Sunday the 30th November. In addition to the usual Paintings, there will also be Prints and Ceramics on show. All for sale www.heeleyartclub.co.uk

COMMUNITY CURRENCIES: Is it time for a Sheffield Pound? Positive Money monthly talk, given by Dr Jonathan Warner. In the past decade or so, various places in Britain (and in many other countries) have experimented with issuing their own currencies. A local currency encourages the localisation of spending (which strengthens the local economy), promotes civic pride, and builds community spirit. Is it time for a Sheffield Pound? Positive Money is a movement to democratise money and banking so that it works for society, not against it. Come and meet other people who want to reform our monetary and banking system… or who just want to find out more. Quaker Meeting House 7:30pm, Mon 24th Nov. We ask for a donation (suggested £3) to cover costs positivemoneysheffield@pbworks.com

Custom Build Information Day: Taking place at the Town Hall Reception Rooms from 12-4pm on Saturday 22 November, this is a ‘must-do’ event for anyone who thought that building their own home was beyond their reach. With the chance to create an affordable dream home and save up to 15% (compared with purchasing a new developed home), it’s a unique opportunity for residents to learn about custom build and the benefits it provides. For those wishing to attend the Custom Build Information Day on Saturday 22 November, full details and pre-registration: www.buildstore.co.uk/sheffield/

Mel Brimfield and Gwyneth Herbert: Barbara and Henry – The Musical. Platform Residency, 18 November – 13 December. Site Gallery, Brown St, Sheffield.

BOOK SIGNING: Come along and meet BERLIE DOHERTY. Every child’s favourite Award-winning author. Buy signed copies of her newly released books for children and her recently reprinted novel for Adults, ‘REQUIEM’, as that perfect, personalised Christmas Gift. WH Smith, Fargate, Sheffield. Sat 22 Nov, 1.30 – 3.30pm. Event sponsored by CYBERMOUSE BOOKS. In co-operation with WH SMITH.

TheNine: MA Fine Art Degree show offers the chance to see new works on display to the public for the first time, including painting, installation, moving image, sound and drawing. 22 - 29 November. Bank Street Arts, 32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield S1 2DS. Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm. Entry: free.

‘Growing up in Neepsend’ by Paul Allender: Thurs 20 Nov. Hillsborough and Owlerton Local History Group – 7.30pm, Hillsborough Sports Arena.

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, Sat 22 Nov – Bradflix, Low Bradfield Village Hall, 7pm, refreshments and bar, bring your own chair if you wish, www.bradflix.co.uk

‘Echoes of Laughter’: Mon 24 Nov. Wadsley and Loxley Commoners, (history, jokes and anecdotes of comedians who appeared at the Sheffield Empire and Attercliffe Palace Theatre), a talk by Trevor Page, Wadsley Church Hall, 7.30pm, small charge for entry, free refreshments, 2335331

Friends of Bole Hills: heathland restoration. Sunday 23rd November. Meet at the Pavilion at 10am, or turn up when you can! Finish about 12 noon. Meet at the Bowling Green Pavilion gates, Bole Hill park.

Friends of Sheffield Botanical Gardens: Heucheras, Heucherellas and Tiarellas from Plantagogo Nursery , plants for sale, FOBs members and visitors welcome. Demonstration Centre, Botanical Gardens, Tuesday, 10am

Toby Foster, Kevin Dewsbury, Carl Hutchinson, Sol Bernstein: Sheffield City Hall. Fri 21/Sat 22 Nov. Tel 0114 2210317.

Friends of Charlton Brook: AGM on the 19th November, 7pm, at The Bridge Pub, Hollowgate, Burncross. Next work-day 23 November, 10am, at the Dam, Charlton Brook, for litter pick and clean up, all residents are welcome. For more details contact Sheila Constance telephone; 0114 2463306.

AN evening of music and Song: at Sheffield Town Hall on November 21 will raise money for St Luke’s Hospice. The 7pm event in the Town Hall’s Mirror Rom will include appearances from pianist Pete. Fagerlind, soprano and pianist Anne Padget and singers Simon Cottingham, Lindsey James and Katie Stewart. Tickets cost £15 and include wine, tea and coffee. For further information or to book call 07808 927848 or email: peterfagerlind@yahoo.co.uk

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

Woodland craft courses at Greno Woods: Spooncarving. Sunday 30th November, 10am – 12pm, or 1pm - 3pm. Spend a morning or afternoon at the Grenoside Reading Room this winter, learning the craft of spooncarving from our local expert. All tools and materials are provided, and a choice of two sessions is available. Booking for both craft courses is essential – spaces are limited, so please contact nature.reserves@wildsheffield.com or 0114 263 4335 to book your place. Courses are £5 per person.

NIGHT VISIONS by Florence Blanchard: Until 30th Nov. B&B Gallery, 95B Mary St Sheffield S1 4RT. Gallery hours: Saturdays 12 - 6pm. For more information please visit bandbgallery.com

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.

Naturalist and wildlife photographer: Derek Bateson will give an illustrated talk on ancient woodland at Totley. ‘Treasures of Gillfield Wood’ is at Totley Library on Tuesday, November 25 at 7.30pm.

Take your partners for the Nether Edge WI Barn Dance: in support of St Luke’s Hospice. Including a pie and pea supper and home-made desserts, will be held at St Andrew’s Church Hall, in St Andrew’s Road, on November 22 from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12 and are available on 0114 2363758 or via email at: philipcroft@hotmail.com

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.

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.

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.

Picture the Poet: Graves Gallery. Until 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.

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.


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