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July 2 - July 9 2015

Crosspool Festival

Crosspool Festival: Thursday 2 July. 10.30 The Stephen Hill Trio will entertain with a mixture of Songs, Piano Solos and Comic Verse. In the Forum in Stephen Hill Church. 7.30pm Festival Gala Concert featuring the Sheffield Folk Chorale and introducing the talents of local young harpist - Ciara Noon. Stephen Hill Church, Manchester Road. Tickets £7 include Interval Coffee/Tea and biscuits, from Crosspool Pet Supplies. Friday 3 July 8.00pm. An Evening of Live Entertainment. In the Crosspool Tavern, Manchester Road. Saturday 4 July. 1pm Crosspool Summer Fayre Coldwell Lane Sports Field. An afternoon of fun for the whole family. Featuring Barney Baloney, Clog Dancers, Irish, Dancing Display and all the fun of the fair. 50p at the gate. 7:15 pm Pipe Organ Recital Tapton Hill Congregational Church By John Silverton, Admission free—retiring collection. Details of programme at 8-11pm Abba Night St. Columba Church Hall, Manchester Road. Get into the seventies groove and enjoy an evening of good-time music, karaoke, dancing and all round fun with the highly regarded Shep’s Disco. Big hair and platform shoes optional but not essential! Tickets £3.50 in advance from Crosspool Pet Supplies, or on the door subject to availability. Sunday 5 July. 12.30. Folk Picnic Service in the Park. A folk music themed service on Lydgate Green to mark the closing of the Crosspool Festival. We’re delighted to welcome the Bamford Village Singers with their distinctive blend of folk and gospel, plus folk renditions of traditional hymns. A picnic will follow – just bring your own lunch! In the event of bad weather the service will take place at St. Columba. 4-6pm Celebrate creation! Festival Messy Church at Carver Fields off Hagg Lane : to find us, take the footpath opposite the end of Den Bank Drive. (In St Columba’s if wet - check on our website :

Dore Festival

Trees of Dore: Led by Tony Heathcote. Friday 3rd July. Meet Old School 10.30 am. To book place Tel: 2360002.

Village Well Dressing & Guide Well Dressing: Village Green & Devonshire, Terrace Road. Sat 4th July, 10.00am. Classic Car Show: Hosted by Dore Club, Dore Club, Townhead Road. Sat 4th July. From 1.00pm. Free Entry. Dore School Remembered: Exhibition & Reunion, Old School. Sat 4th July, 2.00 – 4.30pm. Refreshments All Welcome. Summer Concert: Dore Gilbert & Sullivan Society, Dore Church Hall. Sat 4th July, 7.30pm. Tickets £7. Tel 2362299. Well Dressing Service: Dore Village Green. Sun 5th July, 3.00pm. Everyone welcome. Afternoon Cream Teas: Methodist Ladies Group, Methodist Church Hall. Sun 5th July, 3.30 – 5.00pm. Family Fun Run: By Dore Primary PTA. Dore Rec. Mon 6th July, 7.00pm. Details Tel: 07966682328. Lord Conyers Morris Men: Devonshire Arms. Mon 6th July, 8.00pm. BBQ available. Wyvern Walk (5.75 miles): led by Godfrey Wilkinson. Meet Dore Old School. Tues 7th July, 9.30am. All welcome.

Magna Carta: Talk by Darren Webber. Dore Ladies Group, Dore Church Hall. Tues 7th July, 7.45pm. Visitors very welcome. Refreshments provided. Trees of Dore: Native & Rare, Led by Tony Heathcote. Wed 8th July. Meet Old School 2.00pm. To reserve a place Tel: 2360002. Open Air Theatre: Man in the Iron Mask. The Company. Dore Village Green. Wed 8th July, 7.30pm. Interval Collection. Bring a picnic. Open Evening - Concert: Dore Male Voice Choir & King Ecgbert Jazz Band. Dore Church Hall. Thurs 9th July, 7.30pm. Collection for charity. Health Walk (3.00 miles): Led by Sue Lee. Meet Village Green. Fri 10th July, 10.00am. Refreshments afterwards. Big Night Out Variety Show, Shine Productions. Dore & Totley United Reformed Church. Fri 10th July, 7.00pm. Tickets £7/£5. Tel: 07921162489. Dore Scout & Guide Gala Dore Recreation Ground: Sat 11th July, 2.00pm. All welcome. Festival Songs of Praise: Dore Methodist Church. Sun 12th July, 6.00pm.


Epilepsy Action Sheffield Branch: Monthly meeting “Therapeutic Writing”. Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street. Thurs 9 July. 7.15pm-9pm.

Last Laugh Comedy Club: Memorial Hall, Friday & Saturday, 8.15pm (£16).

American Independence Day Celebration: An evening of dance - Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Dance to an American Songbook in celebration of American Independence Day, City Hall Ballroom, Saturday, 7.30pm (from £5).

Illustrated Talk on the Manufacture & History of Files: by Jim Nicholson for The Hawley Collection. Tuesday, 14th July, 2pm to 3.30pm in The National Fairground Archive at Kelham Island Museum. Mr Jim Nicholson, one of the few people left in Sheffield who worked in the file cutting trade, will be presenting a talk and slide show on the history of files, to be followed by a question & answer session. Mr Nicholson worked for John Bedford and Sons in their Lion Works.Normal museum admission charges apply, £5.50 (£4.50 for concessions). For more information contact The Hawley Collection by email at or call 0114 2010770.

Street Detective: a talk by Mike Spick for Hallamshire Historic Buildings. Buildings old; buildings new; buildings long vanished. This talk, based on a short walk that anybody can undertake, explores the very heart of the city. Using images both new and old and examples from historical sources, it tells tales of some of our notable (and not so notable) buildings and the role they have played in the life of Sheffield. Thursday 9th July, 7.30pm. Quaker Meeting House, St. James Street, S1 2EW. Non-members £3.

Diverse Support Group, eating disorder support services. Starts Tuesday 21 July. Cantley Community Centre, Doncaster. 5.30-6.30pm. Call Julie after 5pm or leave a message 07496668643 or email

Marie Curie support: people living with any terminal illness, and their families, offering expert care and guidance to help patients get the most from the time they have left. They are looking for people in the local community to volunteer as part of a brand new Rivelin Valley Fundraising Group, covering the S6 postcode area, which will support the work of the nurses in South Yorkshire. Rebecca Bramley, local Community Fundraiser for the charity said ‘Members would attend Fundraising Group meetings every 4-6 weeks and be part of the group’s organising of fundraising activities, such as collections for The Great Daffodil Appeal, hosting a Blooming Great Tea Party and whatever other events take the group’s fancy to raise money for the charity! Volunteers can do as little or as much as they want, even if they have constraints on their time for meetings but can still help at events they would be most welcome.” A meeting for those interested is being held at 7pm on Tuesday 7th July in the Community Room at Christ Church, Fox Hill Road, Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield, S6 1HB. If you would like to attend the meeting or would like more information, please let Rebecca know on 01274 386190; 07525 392984 or email

‘Tales of the Riverbank’: photos and talk by Steve Drinkall. Bradfield Historical Society, Low Bradfield Village Hall. Mon 6 July – 7.30pm, 2337463.

LUNCHTIME SINGING: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Thursday 2nd July. Starts: 1.00pm. Tickets: £6.60 (£6). Tickets can be purchased from the City Hall Box Office, by calling 0114 2 789 789 or online at

EVENING DANCE: AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION. Ballroom. Saturday 4th July. Starts: 7.30pm. Tickets: £5 in adv, £6 on the door. Tickets can be purchased from the City Hall Box Office, by calling 0114 2 789 789 or online at

Yorkshire Chandelier: a women’s clog dance team. Thursday 2 July, 8.00pm. The Three Merry Lads, Sheffield, S10 4LJ.

Steel City, City on the Move: Millennium Gallery. Until 11 Oct 2015.

Funhouse Comedy Club: Edinburgh Festival Preview All-Dayer. Sun July 5th, 2.00pm CHRIS TURNER 3.25pm ELLIOTT STEEL AND JAKE LAMBERT 4.50pm CAIMH MCDONNELL 6.15pm DANNY WARD 7.40pm LLOYD GRIFFITH 9.05pm SILKY New Barrack Tavern, 601 Penistone Road, Sheffield, S6 2GA. 0114 2349148. Info and tickets

Retired Men with an interest in Ornithology: may be interested to come to the meeting of the Monday Probus Club on July 6th. British Shore Birds will be the subject of the talk at Holy Trinity Church Hall, 10 am for coffee followed by the presentation.

Pedlar’s Corner Carboot & Community Flea: Sun 5 July, 10am-3pm. Abbeydale Picture House S7 1FS. Entry £1.

Healing & Divine Service: July 5, at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 6.30 pm, speaker Janet Bird, all welcome.

Arthritis Care Sheffield: Meeting on Monday, 6th July 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. ‘Housework with Arthritis’- workshop. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. For further info email Rosemary on or phone Elaine on 0114 2360260.

Preparation of Village Well Dressing Boards: NEW HELPERS NEEDED. Scout H.Q, Rushley Road. Until Fri 3rd July, 10.00 am – 12.00 noon, 2.00 – 5.00pm, 7.00 – 9.00pm.

Observation and Imagination: an exhibition of artwork by Kay Aitch. 35 Chapel Walk Gallery. 2 - 15 July, Daily, 10am – 5pm. Kay’s exhibition explores the potential of art to contribute to health and wellbeing. Kay is a mixed media artist, and will be showing a series of sketches and photographs created in response to her day-to-day experiences.

Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants: The Illustrated World of Nick Sharratt Exhibition. The man behind the instantly recognisable illustrations for Jacqueline Wilson’s Tracy Beaker books is now the subject of a new colourful and hands-on exhibition developed by The Civic in collaboration with darts (Doncaster Community Arts) and 20:21 Visual Arts Centre. Visitors will be able to try their hand at a range of different drawing techniques and create their own digital ‘Sharracter’. The Civic, Barnsley. Until Saturday 22 August. Tuesday - Saturday. Free admission.

Artisan bakers and craftspeople: sell their locally made food and gifts at Sheffield Country Market, Spooner Rd, Broomhill. Seasonal plants and garden produce are available from local growers. Saturdays 9am - noon. Light refreshments are available in the cafe.

‘STILL CITY’: In the Blue Moon Café, Sheffield.Supported by Cupola Contemporary Art. Until August 4th. Andy Cropper, Iris Harris, Victoria Lucas, Janie Moore, Helen Stokes, Ric Stott, and Sean Williams. The exhibition features painting, photography and drawing by seven Sheffield based artists each interested in the flux of urbanity and those rare moments of quiet in-between. Familiar places possess an uncanny silence, suggesting a scene, building or object that once was, could be or just is. The works salvage, archive and immortalize, whilst offering a potentiality that evokes the imagination. Blue Moon Café, 2 Saint James Row, Sheffield S1 2EW. For more info -

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Exhibition: Steel City, City on the Move. Until 11 Oct. Millennium Gallery.

A Cultural Legacy: Remembering Frank Constantine. Until 29 Aug 2015. Graves Gallery. Free.

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.

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014: Until 16 Aug 2015. Millennium Gallery. Free

NEW: Life on the Edge: Ice Age Frontier. Weston Park. Free. Until 20 Sep 2015.

NEW: Life on the Edge: Ice Age Frontier. Until 20 Sep. Weston Park. 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:

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

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

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 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. Saturdays, 10 - 11.30am Helen Taylor School of Dance - long established children’s dance class. Contact 0114 2217889 for details.


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