Listings: Events & Groups

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April 16- April 23 2015

General Election Hustings for the Central Constituency: hosted by Sheffield for Democracy. Present will be: Paul Blomfield, Labour; Dominic Cook, UKIP; Jillian Creasy, Green; Joe Otten , Lib Dem. Stephanie Roe, Conservative, will be sending a representative, Stephen Carstens. Chair: Professor Sylvia Johnson. Wednesday 23rd April. 6pm. Quaker Meeting House. All welcome to come and ask questions.

TOGSWAP NEARLY NEW SALE: for Link Magazine is this Saturday 18th April. Come to St Augustine’s on Brocco Bank (postcode S11 8RQ) for our Spring/Summer event and get the kids kitted out for the summer! Doors open at 10:15am. Bring your purse (or cheque book!) and some large bags to carry your goodies home in. This is always a popular event so come and join in! Proceeds from the sale go towards keeping Link Magazine in production, which in turn keeps families in the SW of the city sane! Get some bargains and help a great cause at the same time! See you on Saturday!

Monarchs, Martyrs and Ministers: the History behind Wolf Hall: A fascinating look behind the scenes at the making of the series ‘Wolf Hall’ with Dr Catherine Fletcher, historian and expert advisor to the BBC. Join us in the beautiful setting of Sheffield Cathedral as we learn about the history behind the drama and the challenges of bringing the Tudors to television. Wednesday 29 April 2015, 7.15pm. Tickets include a glass of Tudor mead or elderflower cordial, £8.50/£7.50 (concessions) available from Sheffield Cathedral shop or online at www.sheffieldcathedral.org

THE CHALLENGE OF RUDOLF STEINER: A documentary film by Jonathan Stedall. Monday, 20th April 7.30pm at 78, Cherry Tree Rd, Nether Edge, Sheffield S11 9AB. Please email robertchamberlain43@outlook.com to secure a seat.

IS A LOVING GOD COMPATIBLE WITH EVIL AND SUFFERING?: A talk with excerpts from visionary literature and philosophy. Thursday, 23rd April. 7.30pm. Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, S1 2EW.

Fund-raising Ceilidh: on Saturday 25th April at 7.30pm. St John’s Church, Bamford in the Hope Valley. Music is provided by the popular WELL DRESSED BAND. The ceilidh is being held at Bamford Institute, and tickets are £10 each or £5 for under 16. The ticket price includes a free buffet and drink. Tickets are available from Phil Taylor 01433 651523 or email philipjtaylor@live.co.uk

New art gallery space The Scottish Queen presents “Overlooked”: 19 April - 10 May 2015, open Fri - Tues, 12.00 - 5.00pm. An exhibition showcasing the work of five contemporary Sheffield based artists united by an interest in marginal urban landscape and explorations of the unseen and the mundane. The Scottish Queen, 21 - 24 South Street, Park Hill, Sheffield S2 5QX. For more information - http://overlooked-sheffield.blogspot.co.uk/

or contact - mandypayne24@googlemail.com

QUESTION TIME: Come and ask the candidates for Rother Valley constituency how they will meet the needs of their constituents and the country as a whole. Your chance to meet & interact with those who want your vote. Please bring 2 copies of your question which can be on the topic of your choice. The chair will call you to ask your question to the panel. The hustings will be chaired by Rev Jo Archer-Siddall. Organised by Central Methodist Church. Saturday April 18th, 7 -9 pm at Central Methodist, Lodge Lane, Aston, Sheffield. S26 2BP. Doors’ open from 6.30pm. (for more information tel: 0114 2876642).

Only Fools and Three Courses: The dinner event of the year, combining fine food and comedy action served up Only Fools and Horses style. Delicious three course dinner in this interactive dining experience. Carlton Park Hotel, 102 – 104 Moorgate Road, Rotherham. Tickets £25.95 per person. Sat 18 April, 7:30pm to 12:30pm. To book tickets call 01709 849955 or email sales@carltonparkhotel.com

Rehearsals begin for the City of Sheffield Teachers’ choir: at St. Mary’s Church Centre, Bramall Lane at 7.00pm.preparing for our summer concert, “It’s a Grand Night for Singing”. This is to be performed at Wisewood Methodist Church, Ben Lane S6 4SB, on Saturday July 11th, 7.30pm. We would love you to come and join our choir; everyone is welcome not just teachers; and we do need more men.

Pub Crawl: The Brampton Mile. Friday 17 April 2015. FREE – join the musicians as they walk from pub to pub: Rose and Crown – 6.30pm. Tramway – 7.30pm. The Market – 9.00pm.

OAE TOTS: Splashing About. The Winding Wheel. Saturday 18 April 2015, 10.30am. Adult £5, Child £1, Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £10. Tickets: chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Community Concert: Watercycle: Pomegranate Theatre. Saturday 18 April 2015, 7.30pm. £10, Child £5. Tickets: chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Farmer’s Market: Bradfield Village Hall. Sat 18 April, 9am-3pm, 2851227.

Bradflix: Low Bradfield Village Hall, Sat 18 April – 7pm, ‘Interstellar’, refreshments and bar, bring your own chair if you wish, www.bradflix.co.uk

Bradfield Historical Society: AGM and talk by David Templeman, The Queen that Never Was, Low Bradfield Village Hall, 7.30pm, 2337463.

Paces Campus First Car Boot Sale of the Year: Sunday 19th April, 9am-1pm (set up from 8am). Cars £7/Van or Car with Trailer £9. Refreshments available. No need to book just turn up. Any queries call 0114 284 4444. Pack Horse Lane, High Green, Sheffield, S35 3HY.

UB40 FEATURING ALI, ASTRO AND MICKEY: Monday 20th April. Starts: 7.30pm. Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Tickets: £35.75 (£32.50).

STATUS QUO: ACOUSTIC LIVE 2015: Tuesday 21st April. Starts: 7.00pm. Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Tickets: £53.35 (£48.50) £42.35 (£38.50).

Hillsborough and Owlerton Local History Group: ‘Hidden Places of Sheffield’ by Ted Mace. Thurs 16 April, 7.30pm, Hillsborough Sports Arena, 2863017.

The Whole Hog with Moss Valley Fine Meats: Inox Dine, Level 5 Students’ Union Building, Durham Road, Sheffield S10 2TG. 17 April, 12 noon – 4pm. Cost £32 per person, including cocktail and 3 course dinner. Info tel no 0114 222 6043. http://inoxdine.co.uk/events/the-whole-hog-with-moss-valley-fine-meats/

ANNUAL EXHIBITION: SHEFFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. 20 - 26 April 2015. Public Showing of over 170 award winning and selected images for the Annual Exhibition. Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street. Sheffield. S1 1HA.

An Evening with Chris Upton: SHEFFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. Tuesday 21st April. A Showing of his latest images. Meetings are held at St. Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Sheffield S8 7FN. Visitors £4.

Paces Campus Car Boot: First one is Sunday 19th April. 9am-1pm (set up from 8am). Cars £5, van or car with trailer £7 All welcome, no need to book just turn up. Refreshments available. For any further information please contactpacesreception@f2s.com or 0114 284 4444. Pack Horse Lane, High Green, Sheffield, S35 3HY.

English cutlery through the centuries, and the people who used it: Talk by Paul Iseard to South Yorkshire Industrial History Society. Kelham Island Museum, 7.30 pm, Monday 20th April. £2 admission charge for non-members. Enquiries 230 7693.

BANKS, DEBT AND INEQUALITY: 97% of our money supply is created by private banks and loaned to us at interest. But what is money anyway? How does our money system cause inequality and can we ever escape our dependence on debt? Free public talk given by Peter Verity of Positive Money, as part of the ‘Festival of Debate’. Weds 22nd April, 7pm, Union St. www.facebook.com/PositiveMoneySheffield

Healing & Divine Service: April 19, at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 6.30pm, speaker Joanne Huckett, all welcome.

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.

So You Think You Want To Be A Counsellor? Informative Open Day: about our courses and what counselling training involves - at The Academy: S.P.A.C.E April 18th 10.00 am - 11.30 am. Call 07977 287485 or email counsellingacademy@gmail.com to book a place.

Penistone new and second hand market: Every Tuesday throughout the year and Sunday April 26th. THE MARKET BARN (OPP TESCO’S), BACK LANE, PENISTONE. S36 6TS. Daytime Phone:07858213233. Email:penistonecarboot@gmail.com TRADERS ARRIVE AT 8am - £10 per stall to sell contact above to reserve your stall.

“Magna Carta & the Crisis of 1215/17: Rebellion, Invasion & Civil War”. Prof.Daniel Power – Historical Association on Thursday April 16th at 7.30pm. In the lecture theatre, Grayson building, Birkdale School (Ashdell Road entrance).

Hawley Collection @ Kelham Island Museum Volunteer Curators Needed: Would you like to be part of promoting and enhancing access to Sheffield’s industrial heritage? We are looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals to join our friendly team of volunteer curators. See our website for more information:www.hawleytoolcollection.com

Gleadless Valley Wildlife Trust Talk: Springtime in the Valley. Dr Paul Ardron will present an illustrated talk highlighting plants, birds and beasties that you may find in the Gleadless Valley at this time of the year! Thursday April 16th 3.30pm-5.00pm. Meet at the Terry Wright Hall, Newfield Green (next to the library) Info. 2811327.

City Of Sheffield Teachers’ Choir rehearsals: Thursday evenings at 7.00pm,St. Mary’s Church Centre, Bramall Lane. Do come along and join us.We are preparing for our summer concert, “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” on July 11th at Wisewood Methodist Church, Ben Lane S6 4SB.

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

The National Fairground Archive: is exhibiting at The Children’s Hospital, Sheffield as part of an arts for health programme. Showtime runs until April 30th 2015. www.tchc.org.uk

Lip reading classes: Every Tuesday 2- 4pm at SRSB, Mappin Street, Sheffield. Warm, friendly and supportive group, contact: Mandy on 0114 2468031.

Bents Green Singers: invites new members, either altos or sopranos, to join friendly group for female voices. Traditional, old pop and songs from musicals. Meets Tuesdays 2.15 - 3.45pm at Bents Green Methodist Church Hall, Ringinglow Road S11 9PU. Contact 0114 2366318 for more information.

Illustrated talks: Queens Head pub every Wednesday 2pm-4pm on the fall of the Roman Empire in the West. Tutors Lloyd Powell and Gary Talbot. £6 each session. All welcome. Further info on 0114 2334744.

Meeting Group: to discuss the development of the Chicago Blues era (1950-1960). The British Blues (1963-1969). The Rolling Stones, Maufred Mann, Cream, Paul Kossof. The Hallamshire House, Commonside, early evenings: phone 0114 2352738 for more details.

The Corner Gallery: Art and craft made in Sheffield - printed, painted, sculpted, turned, stitched, etched, glued, fired, glazed and framed. The Heeley Bank Antiques Centre, Queens Road.

Fuel Stop: First Wednesday of every month, breakfast for busy men to take time out together, take time out from busy-ness to share insights, ask questions, and make new friends, find encouragement in an ever more demanding world, consider your responses to the moral and ethical problems of life in a relaxed setting, The Parlour Café, Jesus Centre, 93 Broomspring Lane, 1st Wednesday of every month, 7.15-8.30am breakfast with bacon Panini’s and teacakes (Prices are shown in the Parlour Cafe, 2521155).

Coffee Morning: with Book Swap, everybody welcome, Christchurch Parish Centre, Hollinsend Road, Gleadless, Thursdays, 9am-11am.

Over 60s Social Group: a warm welcome, refreshments and optional activities. Fulwood Scout Hut, Fulwood Road, Tuesdays, 10am to 12.30pm.

The Wonderful Women Club - the Unique and Fun Social Club for South Yorkshire Women: we offer a range of fun, informal and diverse social opportunities of all types from - book clubs, to theatre, supper clubs, weekends away, race days, evenings out, bars, spas, walks, self esteem and confidence talks, shopping trips, dinners, lunches and much more. We have around 79 members and offer a warm welcome to new members from all backgrounds and of all ages to come along and join our club and make new friends. Please search for us at www.meetup.com within Sheffield or email Victoria at vixc2@hotmail.com for further information.

Speed Date Walking: walking, talking and connecting over coffee in the beautiful sheffield scenery, 35+ to 50+ (contact K Perkins for registration form 07971 881251).

Crafty Business: new crafting and networking event for business people and entrepreneurs who enjoy doing both in a sociable setting, meets fortnightly to work on individual projects and learn from each other, meets Haggler’s Corner, fortnightly on a Tuesday, 6:30pm until 8pm (£3.50 per session, book on www.crafty-business.weebly.com).

Healing Café: group for everyone who wishes to receive prayer and healing whether Christian or not, Parlour Café, Sheffield Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, Wednesdays, 7.30pm until 9.30pm.

No Panic: Sheffield self-help groups for people with anxiety problems run in the city centre, alternate Wednesdays 6.30pm-8.30pm, and alternate Thursdays 10am-12pm, (suggested donation £2 a session, 07505712164 or email: nopanicsheffield@gmail.com).

The Lounge Drop-in: day centre with a difference offering free internet access, free c/o mail holding service, free phone calls ( no personal calls allowed). second hand clothing store , laundry service, showers, help with housing and filling in forms, free hot and cold food and drinks, Sheffield Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am until 1pm.

Sheffield Harmony Chorus: Do you enjoy singing? Do you love having fun? Then we’d love to meet you! Sheffield Harmony is a four part harmony women’s a cappella chorus. Our repertoire is varied, includes barbershop style and we sing for a wide variety of audiences. You do NOT need to read music to join us. We welcome all new members and are particularly keen to recruit women bass singers. Rehearsals: Mondays 7.30-10.00pm, High Storrs School, S11 7LH. Tel Ruth on 07976 546463. www.sheffieldharmony.com

Bents Green Singers invites new members to join friendly group for female voices: Traditional, old pop and songs from musicals. Meets Tuesdays 2.15 - 3.45pm at Bents Green Methodist Church Hall, Ringinglow Road S11 9PU. Contact 0114 2366318 for more information.

Public Groups/Activities: Walkley Community Centre, 7a Fir Street (off South Road),

Walkley, Sheffield, S6 3TG: Mondays, 1.30-3pm​: Healthy & Active, over 50’s exercise group. No need to book – just drop in. £1 per session.​ Run by Activity Sheffield.​​

8-9.30pm: Stained Glass Courses at Walkley Community Centre, Fir Street, S6 3TG. Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Refreshments provided. No previous experience or artistic background required; all levels welcome. Leaded and copper foil techniques taught. Tools, equipment and materials available in class. The Centre has disabled access access, car park and is on the 95 bus route. Please contact Natasha on 07726 963827 for further details. Tuesdays: 10.30am-12.30. Stained Glass Courses at Walkley Community Centre, Fir Street, S6 3TG. Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Refreshments provided. No previous experience or artistic background required; all levels welcome. Leaded and copper foil techniques taught. Tools, equipment and materials available in class. The Centre has disabled access access, car park and is on the 95 bus route. Please contact Natasha on 07726 963827 for further details.

6-7pm: HOOPER DOOPER - Hula Hooping “Jam”. All levels welcome and hoops provided Contact helenaifill@hotmail.com for details. Wednesdays, 7.30-9.30pm: Stained Glass Courses at Walkley Community Centre, Fir Street, S6 3TG. Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Refreshments provided. No previous experience or artistic background required; all levels welcome. Leaded and copper foil techniques taught. Tools, equipment and materials available in class. The Centre has disabled access access, car park and is on the 95 bus route. Please contact Natasha on 07726 963827 for further details. 10-11am: ZUMBA. Contact Leyla Mohamed 07903 505574. 7-9pm: TAEKWONDO - all ages and abilities. Contact Ian Murphy 07919826522 for further details or to book a place in the classes. Fridays, 9am-1.00pm: ROCKING HORSE MUSIC GROUP - Pre-school music. Contact Denise Lawrenson 0114 2676418. Saturdays, 10 - 11.30am Helen Taylor School of Dance - long established children’s dance class. Contact 0114 2217889 for details.

 

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