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May 21 - May 28 2015

SOUTH YORKSHIRE POETRY FESTIVAL

South Yorkshire Poetry Festival: Monday 18 May - Sunday 24 May 2015. The South Yorkshire Poetry Festival is a week-long programme of poetry events in Sheffield and around South Yorkshire, culminating in performances at the Showroom Workstation from award-winning artists including Kei Miller, Liz Berry, Patience Agbabi, Claire Pollard and Barnsley’s own Ian McMillan. Writers in The Bath present THE GARDEN IN THE BATH and THE GARDEN ANTHOLOGY. Thursday, 21st May -7.30 to 9.45pm – The Bath Hotel, Sheffield. Tickets: £4 (on the door only). AMERICANA-RAMA with Root 64. Friday, 22nd May -6.00 to 7.00pm – Bank Street Arts, Sheffield. Tickets: £4 (in advance or on the door). NO LEAD NO COPPER ALL GONE with Matthew McAteer. Friday, 22nd May -7.30 to 9.30pm – The Rutland Arms. Tickets: £4 (on the door only). TAKING A LINE FOR A WALK: Poetry Workshop with LIZ CASHDAN. Friday, 22nd May - 6.30 to 9.30pm : Ecclesall Library, Sheffield. Tickets: £4 (on the door only) (includes refreshments). THE POETRY BUSINESS YORKSHIRE PRIZE READING with Jonathan Davidson and Christy Ducker, Friday, 22nd May – 8.00 to 9.30 pm : Bank Street Arts, Sheffield. Tickets: £8 (in advance and on the door). READING – HEADLINE EVENT. SHELLEY ROCHE-JACQUES and ZAFFAR KUNIAL and PATIENCE AGBABI and RICHARD PRICE. Saturday, 23rd May – 1.30 to 3.00pm : The Workstation- Creative Lounge, Sheffield. Tickets: £8 (in advance or on the door). READING – HEADLINE EVENT BEN WILKINSON and KAYO CHINGONYI and KEI MILLER and LIZ BERRY. Saturday, 23rd May – 3.30 to 5.00pm : The Workstation- Creative Lounge, Sheffield. Tickets: £8 (in advance or on the door). OPEN MIC with Nasser Hussain and MC James Giddings. Saturday, 24th May - 8.00 to 10.30pm : The Riverside, Sheffield. Tickets: £4 (in advance or on the door). STAND UP FOR POETRY with A Firm of Poets and ROMP. Saturday, 23rd May - : The Bridge Inn, Rotherham. Poetry Workshop : 4.00 to 6.00pm (free event). Performance: 7.00-9.00pm. Tickets: £4 (on the door only). A NAVIGATION – A Poetry Walk with Matthew Clegg and Ray Hearne. Sunday, 24th May – 2.00 to 4.00pm – Mexborough Canal (meet outside Mexborough Rail Station). Tickets: £4 (in advance only). READING – HEADLINE EVENT. KIM MOORE and ANDREW McMILLAN and IAN McMILLAN. Sunday, 24th May – 8.00 to 10.15pm : The Workstation- Creative Lounge, Sheffield. Tickets: £8 (in advance or on the door). Full programme and booking details: http://southyorkshirepoetryfestival.com/programme

EVENTS & GROUPS

Yorkshire Chandelier, a women’s clog dance team: Thursday 21 May, 8.00pm. The Union, Nether Edge, Sheffield, with guests Lizzie Dripping.

Big Plant Sale: at Wesley Ebenezer Methodist Church Hall, Greenhow St, Walkley Sheffield 6. Sat 23 May from 10am to 1pm. Coffee and Refreshments.

Hastings Road Art Group (Sheffield) Annual Exhibition: at Baslow Village Hall, Derbyshire on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May 10am to 5pm. Admission Free.

Bolsover Antiques & Collectors Fair: 24 May in Bolsover Town Centre, will feature free valuations from BBC’s Charles Hanson who presents on Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Trip and Flog It! Bolsover Antiques & Collectors Fair is free to attend, and will be open from 10am until 5pm in Bolsover Town Centre, featuring all types of items for every budget, from high end collectables to quirky shabby chic. Visitors will be treated to music, food and entertainment, plus an appearance by the Bolsover-born Bess of Hardwick, one of the most notable figures of 16th Century Elizabethan England! For more information about Bolsover Antiques & Collectors Fair, visit *www.discoverbolsover.co.uk, email info@discoverbolsover.co.uk, follow us on Twitter @alloverbolsover or like our Discover Bolsover facebook page.

EXHIBITION ‘ART IN NATURE’: Six artists, six eclectic mixes of style, technique and approaches resulting in a dynamic and exciting exhibition of art.

Peggy Fearne, Lynne Garbutt, Diane Gilder, Anne Menary, Fenella Noble, Jo Owen. 23rd May – 31st May 2015. The Art Room, Wilkin Hill, Barlow,Chesterfield. S18 7TE. 10 am – 5 pm daily. Cash and cheques only please. Parking, disabled access. For further information: 0114 2890380 theartroom@dianegilder.co.uk

FROM ANCIENT BABYLON TO GREECE AND ROME: Are earlier peoples really just like us only more unenlightened, or did they experience the world in a completely different way and had faculties of perception that we no longer have? Christopher Clouder* will take us on an extraordinary journey of evolving consciousness, copiously illustrated with pictures and stories, with an introduction on the Friday 7.30pm and a workshop on the Saturday, from 10am to 5pm. Please bring a packed lunch or you can eat at Fusion Café next door. Admission. Ideally to cover costs - £5/£3 for the talk and £25/£20 for the workshop or pay what you can afford. For booking, email robertchamberlain43@outlook.com or phone 0797 490 6421. Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd May Freeman College, 88, Arundel St, S1 2NG. *For many years a Steiner-Waldorf teacher, he is now a freelance lecturer and consultant on education and creativity.

‘Rock the Barn’ presents JOHN REILLY: Friday 29th May 2015 – 7pm doors, 8pm Show Starts. Tickets £15.00 include a Whirlow hot dog + 1 drink from the bar. SPECIAL OFFER! BOOK A TABLE OF 10 and pay for 9! All funds raised go to Whirlow Hall farm Trust. Book online: http://www.whirlowhallfarm.org/events-calendar/tickets/ http://sivtickets.com/event/rockthebarn2015 For more information call 0114 2352678 or email eventsenquiries@whirlowhallfarm.org

Hillsborough and Owlerton Local History Group: ‘From Backs to Backs to Penthouses’ by Suzanne Bingham. Thurs 21 May – 7.30pm, Hillsborough Sports Arena, 2863017.

KILLER QUEEN: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Friday 22nd May, Starts: 7.30pm. Tickets: £21.45 (£19.50). Tickets can be purchased from the City Hall Box Office, by calling 0114 2789789 or online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB: Memorial Hall. Friday 22nd May. Starts: 8.15pm. Tickets: £16. Tickets can be purchased from the City Hall Box Office, by calling 0114 2789789 or online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

LULU: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Saturday 23rd May. Starts: 7.30pm. Tickets: £49.50 (£45), £38.50 (£35), £31.35 (£28.50). Tickets can be purchased from the City Hall Box Office, by calling 0114 2789789 or online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB: Memorial Hall. Saturday 23rd May. Starts: 8.15pm. Tickets: £16. Tickets can be purchased from the City Hall Box Office, by calling 0114 2789789 or online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

DANCING IN THE BALLROOM TEA DANCE: Ballroom. Tuesday 26th May. Starts: 11.30am. Tickets: £3. Tickets can be purchased from the City Hall Box Office, by calling 0114 2789789 or online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

AN EVENING WITH BRYAN FERRY: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Wednesday 27th May. Starts: 7.30pm. Tickets: VIP Up Close & Personal Package £137.50 (£125), £71.50 (£65), £60.50 (£55), £49.50 (£45), £38.50 (£35). Tickets can be purchased from the City Hall Box Office, by calling 0114 2789789 or online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk

Music and dance extravaganza: Leopold Square. A free Latin music and dance festival is lined for Sheffield city centre on Bank Holiday Sunday (May 24th). Salsa In The Square is set to attract hundreds of people to Leopold Square for a full nine hours of music and dance starting at 5pm and finishing at 2am the following day. The outdoor Salsa In The Square is organised by Leopold Square’s Cubana and also offers salsa dance lessons, demonstrations, DJs and more. Bank Holiday Monday, May 25th, sees the return of the popular Cubana All-Stars to Cubana. Unit 4 Leopold Square, Sheffield S1 2JG. Bookings can be made on 0114 276 0475. More info from.cubanatapasbar.co.uk

Healing & Divine Service: May 24, at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 6.30pm, speakers Jill Atkinson & Elaine Booth, all welcome.

“Remembering, Commemorating & Refighting the First World war: in Germany 1919 to the Present day”. Prof. Matthew Stibbe – Historical Association Sheffield branch in the lecture theatre, Grayson building, Birkdale School (Ashdell Road entrance) Thursday, May 21st at 7.30pm.

Look out for locally grown vegetable and flowering plants: at Sheffield Country Market, Spooner Rd Broomhill every Saturday 9am - noon. You can also find home baking and artisan crafts all sold directly to the customer by local producers. A cafe serves light refreshments.

Open rehearsal for members: and interested prospective members of City of Sheffield Teachers’ Choir at St. Mary’s Church Centre, Bramall Lane, 7.00pm. 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

A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution Exhibition: The Victoria and Albert Museum’s touring exhibition. Until Saturday 13 June. Gallery@ The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ. Tuesday - Saturday. Tickets: Free admission.

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.

Ukulele night: at the Wadsley Jack, 65 Rural Lane, Wadsley, S6 4BJ. Come out and play, Mondays, 7.30-9.30pm. Beginners welcome.

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

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

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

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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