Listings: Events & Groups

September 3 - September 10 2015

Ecclesfield Gala, Ecclesfield Park – Sunday 6 September, 12 noon to 5pm. Kennel Club Approved Dog Show – Bring your pet and enter them. Rides, Stalls, Games, Entertainment including Dance Shows, Falconry Display and much much more! Free to Attend – Donations to Macmillan Cancers Support welcome.

Pedlars Corner Carboot & Community Flea: at the iconic Abbeydale Picture House. Inside & Out whatever the weather. 6th Sept, 10-3. Entry £1 Kids Free Dogs Welcome.

Coffee Morning: Hampden View W R Church, Greaves Street, Sheffield. S6. Sat 5 Sept, 10am to noon. Cakes, bric-a-brac etc. Just above the Bamforth Street tram stop.

Arthritis Care Sheffield: Meeting on Monday, 7th September 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. A workshop - “What do we do to switch off symptoms”. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. For further info email Rosemary on or phone Elaine on 0114 2360260.

Hallam Embroiderers Guild: A talk on Casalguidi and lace by Wyn Ingham. Wednesday, 9th September. 7.00 at Ecclesall Parish Halls, Ringinglow Road. Visitors £3. Tel 2962403.

Amphifest: Celebration of community and talent in Sheffield’s open air 1,000 seater amphitheatre. Live music, dance, donkey rides, dog show, facepainting, food and stalls. Organised by the Friends of Sheaf Valley and sponsored by Park Hill developers Urban Splash, South Street amphitheatre (between the railway station and Park Hill flats), Saturday, noon-5pm. If wet, in marquee.

Riven Valley Conservation Group: Tuesday 8th September. Open meeting to be held at Stephen Hill Church, Benty Lane, Crosspool at 7.30pm. Lloyd Powell will give a brief history and description of Sheffield Castle. There is a small entrance fee which includes drinks and biscuits, both members and non-members are welcome.

The Big Boulder Music and Arts Festival 2015: Sunday 6th September – 12-6.00pm. The 2015 Big Boulder Music and Arts Festival will be taking place at the Heeley People’s Park on Sunday, September 6th. There will be hot food stalls, a beer tent, arts & crafts and family activities. Live music will be provided by Early Cartographers, The Angel Brothers, The Cuckoo Clocks, Dariush Kanani, Eastern Seaboard Radio Station, The Bronze, Avital Raz and Big Tent. Entrance to the festival, which takes place between 12noon – 6.00pm, is free.

BROOMHALL COMMUNITY CHOIR: Residents and friends of the Broomhall Community, are invited to sing with the choir which meets every Tuesday morning, 10 am-12 noon during term time at St Andrew’s, Upper Hanover Street. Very friendly and 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 and try it out !

Table Top Sale: St Peter’s Church Hall, White Lane, Gleadless. Sat 5 Sept, 11am-1pm. Stalls and refreshments will be served throughout the sale. Come early to bag a bargain. Free admission. Proceeds to Church funds.

British Sugarcraft Guild: Sheffield Branch. Meeting on Saturday, Sept 5, 2-4pm. At Scout HQ, Trippett Lane, Sheffield, S1. Pat Smith will demonstrate crewel embroidery in sugar. All welcome. Visitors £4. More info 0114 2304041.

Voglia d’Italia (the Italian Society for South Yorks and North Notts) presents: “The Romans and the Doncaster Hinterland”. Peter Robinson of Doncaster Museums and Galleries returns to tell us more about the Roman occupation of our region. Friday 4th September, 7.30pm, Tickhill Pavilion, Tickhill, DN11 9QN. Non-members are welcome. Admission: £3 non-members. Further information: 01709 370895.

IMAGES OF ART GROUP AUTUMN: A History of Art Lecture with John Travis. Banner Cross Methodist Church, Ecclesall Road. On GOYA – The Portraits subject of a major exhibition at the National Gallery. Tuesday 15th September 2015 a one off talk 10.30 to 1pm includes a coffee break cost £7. Tuesday sessions of 10 weeks commence at Banner Cross Methodist Church, 22nd September 2015 at 10.30am. Wednesday sessions of 10 weeks commence. Millhouses Methodist Church, Springfield Road. Aspects of European Sculpture. Caravaggio to Vermeer. 30th September 2015 at 10.30am. Members please note later start date for Wednesdays. The cost of £60 is for 2 hour Lectures over 10 weeks. Inclusive of a 15 min coffee break. A break of 1 week for the half term holiday to coincide with the school break - 26th Oct. Contact: Sylvia Basford – 01709 378735.

TALK: “Latest Developments in the Gardens” by the Garden Curator, Ian Turner. In the Botanical Garden Classroom (next to toilet block). Monday 7th September, at 7.15. Members Free. We welcome Guests, £3. Tea and Coffee.

Heritage Open Day - Sunday, 13th September - Free Behind the Scenes Tours of the Hawley Collection - Saw Shop, Metrology, Main Storage Areas. Two tours are available, one in the morning and one in the afternoon each lasting around one and a half hours.

To book email: or tel: 0114 2010770

Hawley Collection, Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield S3 8RY. If visitors wish to also view the main museum galleries, normal museum admission charges will apply.

Cabaret Boom Boom: We will be running cabarets at Ruskin Hall on Sat 19th Sept, Sat 17th Oct, and Sat 21st Nov. Barnsley Civic on Sat 24th Oct and Sat 19th Dec, Crookes Social Club on Fri 11th Dec and Sat 12th Dec. Tickets for all cabarets are now on sale, and details can be found on our

LUNCHTIME SINGING: Thursday 3rd September. Tickets: £6.60 (£6). Venue: Memorial Hall. Starts: 1.00pm. Tickets can be purchased from the City Hall Box Office, by calling 0114 2 789 789 or online at

Clowne Gala: Saturday 12th September from 11am until 3pm at Heritage High School, Boughton Lane, Clowne S43 4QG. Entertainment to suit all ages, including live bands – brass, pop and marching; gymnastics displays, archery, children’s activities, pony rides, climbing wall, fairground rides and much more! Plus a wide variety of stalls along with hot and cold refreshments. Entry is free! Please note no dogs except for assistance dogs. Plenty of parking available. Stagecoach buses 53 and 77 stop nearby. Come and join in the fun!

SHEFFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: Tuesday 8 September. PRESIDENT’S EVENING. ​President, Liz Pickering, starts the new season with her presentation of ‘A Few Happy Snaps’. ​7.45 for 8.00pm at St. Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Sheffield S8 7FN. Visitors £4.

BRACE YOURSELF: An exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Ken Hawley, giving an insight into his many facets as a family man, salesman, shop keeper, educator and tool collector. September 2015 - January 2016, Hawley Collection at Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield S3 8RY. Opening times: Mon-Thurs 10-4, Sun 11-4.45. Normal museum admission charges apply : Adults £5.50, Conc. £4.50, U16 Free.

Wadsley and Loxley Commoners Talk: by John B Taylor, ‘So You Think You are British, Do You?’ In a light hearted way he challenges some of those things we have always assumed are intrinsically British. Be prepared to be surprised!! Wadsley Church Hall, Worrall Rd S6. Mon 7 Sept – 7.30pm. Admission £3.50 (members £3.00 )Includes refreshments. All welcome.

Bradfield Historical Society: Low Bradfield Village Hall. Mon 7 Sept, 7.30pm. ‘Sheffield Castle’ by Lloyd Powell, 2337463.

Healing & Divine Service: September 6, at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 6.30pm, speaker Dolores Hobson, all welcome.

Hallamshire Historic Buildings Talk: Thursday 10th September, 7.30pm at The Quaker Meeting House, St. James Street. CURIOSITIES OF DERBYSHIRE & SOUTH YORKSHIRE by JOHN B TAYLOR. We go on a serendipitous journey around the counties of Derbyshire and South Yorkshire exploring the strange. sublime and tragic coincidences of history and circumstance. This talk will stir the imagination and provide a uniquely different look at some of the locations we simply take for granted.

MAMMA MIA: Double bill charity drive-in movie event with Wallace & Gromit’s, The Wrong Trousers, at Movie Park, Milton Street, Sheffield S3 7UF. Saturday 29th September gates at 6pm, films roll at 8pm with interval. Delicious themed ABBA street food from Percy & Lilys and Cafeology refreshments. More info and tickets priced per car or or Facebook movieparkuk. Tickets may also be available on the gate.

Moore St. Electricity Substation: Original Architectural Perspectives. Kenneth Steel // APG Studio. A new series of screen prints from the printmaking studio at APG featuring the landmark Sheffield building and noted example of Brutalism, based on early architectural perspectives by Sheffield artist Kenneth Steel (RBA, SGA 1906-1970), taken from designs by the late Bryan Jefferson. The original drawings are also in the show. Heavy conté crayon exactly evokes the rough concrete of the structure’s eventual form and texture. This exhibition also features modern prints of some of Kenneth Steel’s well-known travel posters and a small selection of other original drawings, which illustrate his great talent as a painter. The show is open Mon -Saturday from 11.00 am - 4.00 pm until September 19th, and the new print editions are available to buy. APG Works, 16-20 Sidney St., Sheffield, S1 4RH, 0114 263 4493,

Compose Yourself! with Jenny Jackson: Creative composing classes for adult musicians. Thursdays 1-3pm at Shirley House, Psalter Lane S11 8YL. Aimed at musicians who have an urge to compose but don’t know where to start. *Starts 17th September* £90 for six-week course. See website for more information:

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

Friends of the Old Town Hall: open meeting and talk. Get an update on the campaign and a chance to discuss plans before a talk with an Old Town Hall angle from Ann Beedham on Houdini’s close friend Randini, a Sheffielder. Thursday 3 September, 7.30 pm (doors open 7pm) at the Friends’ Meeting House, St James Street, city centre (near the Cathedral). Entry free. Enquiries to or 0114 230 7693.

Ranmoor before and after the Land Societies: A Victorian Society walk, led by Gerald Eveleigh of the Ranmoor Society. Saturday 5 September. Meet in front of St John’s Church, Ranmoor (bus 120 from the city centre) for 2.30pm start; finish about 4.30pm. Enquiries 0114 2307693 or 0114 2696792.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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