Listings: Events & Groups

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May 26 - June 2 2016

Monday PROBUS Club: apologises for the error and wishes to let everyone know that Water Speed Records will be on the 6th June at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Millhouses and not as advertised. No meeting on 30th May.

Unknown Nepal: a talk by Jude Warrender at Walkley Carnegie Library, South Road S6 3TD, on Friday 27th May at 7.30pm. A fully illustrated talk about her work as a volunteer teacher in a remote rural area of Nepal off the tourist trail.The talk lasts about an hour, with 140 photos covering all aspects of the community: - home, family and school life, work and leisure, food and festivals. She also brings for display, objects and books/maps connected with Nepal. Call in at the library, phone 0114 231 2947, or email to book a place.

Book sale: with a Travel theme at Walkley Carnegie Library, South Road S6 3TD, Saturday 28th May 10am-1pm. To accompany Jude’s talk, we are having our monthly book sale, this time with a Travel theme. There will be books on countries, tourist destinations and places to visit. This and the usual array of fiction, crime, non-fiction, humour, horror, sc-fi, kid’s books etc also to buy, and refreshments provided.

Open garden for the RSPCA. Sunday, May 29, 11am to 5pm. Fern Leigh, 9 Meadowhead Avenue, S8 7RT. £2 admission, children free. One third acre garden, plants for sale, homemade refreshments, animal search for children.

Bank Holiday Family Funday: Join us for a Family Funday in celebration of our official opening all day Bank Holiday Monday. Everyone welcome. Try our fabulous stone baked pizzas washed down by delicious Sentinel beers, including our first seasonal beer SG: Summer Gold a delightfully fruity and citrusy thirst-quencher, served straight from brewery tank! Entertainments include: bouncy castle, bungee run, penalty shoot-out, face painting and more. 30 May, Sentinel Brewing Co, Shoreham Street, Sheffield. No booking required, just drop by for guaranteed fun for all the family.

Paul Blomfield MP Sheffield Central Open meeting: on the 2016 EU Referendum. Tuesday May 31st 7.30 –9 pm. St Andrew’s URC Upper Hanover Street tea/coffee and biscuits. Free.

‘Soroptimist International Sheffield Business Meeting: on Monday 6th June, 6.45 at Tapton masonic Lodge, S10 3BU. We belong to the National and International Soroptimists holding discussion and debate about a wide variety of topics of local, national and international importance such as concerns related to violence against women, educational opportunity and the well-being of children. We give practical support to two local Women’s refuges and the Snowdrop Project for victims of trafficking. We aim to have fun with food, friendship and a range of social activities while also supporting Whirlow Farm Trust . Interested? Please’

Return of The Grumpy Women – Fifty Shades of Beige: May 29 – The Dome. Tickets Cost: From £25.00. To book tickets or for further information visit or All Tickets subject to processing fee.

Journey to Justice exhibition: launch event on Saturday 28th May 2016. Exhibition about civil rights – a series of events running throughout June 2016 At The Art House, Backfields, Sheffield City Centre, S1 4HJ (off Division Street) call 0114 272 3970 or visit us online at The Art House is a charity with a focus on art, pottery and well-being.

Solo exhibition: of prints and video installation by International and prizewinning artist Adrian Barron. The Coterie Gallery. From Tuesday 31st May to Saturday 25th June.

Lunchtime organ concert: every Thursday at St Andrew’s Church, Penistone at 1pm featuring Kevin Grunill or guest organist at the Allen electronic organ. Details on 07944 566972.

Afternoon Tea Dance: every Wednesday from 1 to 4 pm to live music from the Compton Organ. The Astoria Centre, Metro Trading Centre, Barugh Green, Barnsley. Details of event on 07944 566972.

Sheffield Philatelic Society meeting: June Ist, First Wednesday, Recent Acquisitions, 2:00 - 4:00 at United Reform Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield. Visitors welcome, for more information e-mail

Pedlars Corner Community Flea Market & Carboot: Sun 5th June, 10-3. Abbeydale Picture House inside & Out. Entry £1 Kids Free. Check the Sheffield Antiques Quarter website to book or call 07939 565587.

Salsa in the Square: Latin Music and Dance Fiesta. Cubana. 29 May.

Healing & Divine Service: May 29, at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 6pm, speakers Jill Atkinson & Elaine Booth, all welcome.

Textile exhibition: ‘CROMFORD CONNECTIONS’ featuring members of TIES (Textile Innovation Exploring Stitch) at Cromford Mill Gallery, Cromford, DE4 3RQ. Until Thursday 2nd June 2016, 10 am to 4pm.

Stephen Chase: presents a free exhibition of collected submitted works that document journeys around rooms, 25th of May to the 4th of June. Bank Street Arts, please contact: - - 01143463034

Broomhill Festival Scarecrow Trail: Broomhill Community Library invites entries for a Scarecrow Competition. Scarecrows to be displayed around Broomhill during Broomhill Festival 8th-19th June. Entry Forms: Available from Broomhill Library or download Entry Fee: Businesses £5.00, Others £2.00 Return forms and entry fee by 1 JUNE. Broomhill Library, Taptonville Road, S10 5BR. Tel : 0114 2734276. Email :

Gifts galore at Gainsborough Old Hall’s Spring Craft Fair: May Bank Holiday weekend as Gainsborough Old Hall hosts its annual craft fair. The vintage themed fair will be taking place over Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May, 10.30am until 5pm both days, with over 60 craft stalls from all over the country selling homewares, gifts, confectionery, clothing, jewellery, cards and novelties where you can find the perfect gift for your loved one. For more information, visit

The Art of Flow exhibition by John Holt: up until the 20th of May. And an exhibition of various CAST artwork, on show throughout May. FREE entry. The Art House, Backfields, Sheffield City Centre, S1 4HJ (off division street).

Hallam Grange Bowling Club S10: We celebrate our 50th anniversary this year. New members (ladies and gents) always welcome to bowl with us into the next 50 years ! Social and league bowls at our superb facilities. 07787 554036.

Open Gardens at Horsleygate Hall: Visit our award-winning gardens with their all year round interest and specialist species. Plant, homemade produce and refreshments available to purchase. No dogs due to free range chickens. Lots of various levels to navigate. Gardens open every Tuesday and Thursday until the end of October and Saturdays: 2nd July, 20th August, 17th September and 1st October 10am – 2pm. Entry fee £5 (cash only). Please check our website for updates and closures Email or call 0114 2890333 to book group visits.

Come and sing your heart out in our relaxed and friendly groups with Blue Sky Singing. Mondays upstairs at the Walkley Community Centre, Fir Street at 1.30 - 2.45pm, £5 per session, first session free. All kinds of music - no talent or experience necessary! Contact Terry on 07585 141 068, or just turn up!

NEW: Echoes of the Great War: Photographs by Peter Cattrell. Until 4 Sep 2016. Weston Park.

WOMEN’S CAR MAINTENANCE: Women’s Construction Centre. Buckenham Street S4 7JQ. Feel empowered and learn about jacking your car up ,what is where under the bonnet , and how the the engine works. More info on 07941141126.

Artisan bakers and craftspeople: sell their locally made food and gifts at Spooner Rd Broomhill. Seasonal plants and garden produce are available from local growers. Sheffield Country Market is open every Saturday 9am - noon. A cafe serves light refreshments.

BROOMHALL COMMUNITY CHOIR: The Broomhall Choir meets every Tuesday morning 10am-12 noon at St Andrew’s Upper Hanover Street during term time. We welcome new singers and no experience nor ability to read music is needed. All friends of the Broomhall Community are invited to just come and enjoy. £2 incl refreshments Led by the enthusiastic Steve Vickers. Enquiries to 07710 245 204 or 0114 2620718.

Retired Men from the Millhouses: area please don’t let your brain stagnate, come along to one of our next meetings on a Monday Morning at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grove Rd. Millhouses, but not on Bank Holidays. 10am. for coffee followed by the presentation usually announced in the Sheffield telegraph. We will be pleased to see you there.

Consider PROBUS: as one of the ways of prolonging life through Social meetings. We meet Monday mornings except on Bank Holidays, 10am to 12 noon at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grove Rd. Millhouses, just up from the Robin Hood.

The Giant’s Toolbox: The new exhibition at the Hawley Gallery at Kelham Island is an exhibition of oversized or “giant” tools. These were made for displays at trade shows, in shop windows and for general promotion purposes. The Hawley Collection, Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8RY. Tel: 0114 2010613. Opening times: Mon – Thurs 1000 – 1600, Sun 1100 - 1645. Admission: Adult £5.50, Concessions £4.50, Accompanied Children (U16) Free. Shazia Mirza: Andy Watson, Nathan Hudson, Howard

Feminists Over Fifty: We are a feminist social group. We meet on every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10.30am in the Showroom Cafe. Just turn up, or ring Maggie on 0114 2306600 or Email:

No Panic Sheffield self help groups for people with anxiety: Held every Wednesday 6:30 - 8:30pm and every Thursday 10 - 12 at the Quaker Meeting House St James St (near the cathedral). For more information please visit

Women’s acapella group seeks new members: Minerva Women’s Acapella Chorus has a limited number of places available for women who would like to develop their vocal skills in close harmony, acapella singing. We’re currently looking particularly for women at the higher and lower voice range. We’re a small, friendly, relaxed but committed chorus, meeting weekly on Mondays midway between Baslow and Chesterfield. We don’t require members to be able to read music, but some experience of choral or harmony singing would be helpful. If you would like to know more, please contact for more details.

Hawley Collection: @Kelham Island Museum. 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. Download a role description and application form from our or tel: 0114 2010770

Try something new or return to Longsword and rapper sword dancing: Only 1or 2 more members now needed to complete our new Sword group. We meet in Woodhouse on Thursdays 18.15 to 19.15. Dancers and musicians most welcome. Please contact stella.roddis@btopenworld .com or phone Pam 0114 2430571 for full details.

Chapeltown and Ecclesfield Townswomen’s Guild: hold their meetings on the first and second Tuesdays of each month at Chapeltown Methodist Church at 2pm. The speaker this week will be talking about ‘History of Millinery’. Visitors/New Members always welcome. For further details phone 0114 2458837.

Bridget Riley: Venice and Beyond Paintings 1967-1972. Until 25 Jun 2016. Graves Gallery. Free.

The Age of Abstraction: Women Artists. Until 25 Jun. Graves Gallery.

NEW: In the Making: Ruskin, Creativity and Craftsmanship. Until 5 Jun 2016. Millennium Gallery. Free.

Abbeydale French Club: welcomes new members. We meet for conversational French language every Tuesday from 7.15pm to 9pm at The Old Junior School, bottom of Sharrow Lane, car park off Vincent Road. Small friendly group, minimum standard GCSE, we use French TV off Internet, podcasts, books, newspapers, leaflets. For more information please call Julie On 0114 2305158, John on 07970370990 or Gerald 0114 2301992.

Sheffield Chamber Orchestra: now in its 65th year, this professionally led and conducted friendly classical chamber orchestra has rare vacancies in cello and viola sections. Grade 8 standard required together with good orchestral experience. Rehearsals Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9.30pm at High Storrs School. Contact Peter Dyke, Chairman 0114 2687024.

A-PLUS DRUMLINE: Europe’s first percussion ensemble for adults (16+) with a disability. Learn practical drumming skills in a friendly and relaxed environment. Meets at Autism Plus, Exchange Brewery, Bridge Street, on Tuesdays at 5pm. No experience or equipment required! Free of charge. For further information: tel : 2491460 or email:

LOWER WINCOBANK 50+ INVITATION: Lower Wincobank 50+ group is inviting new members to their weekly meeting every Thursday at 1pm at the Community Centre on Jedburgh Drive. The group provides a friendly and welcoming environment with the emphasis on health and wellbeing. Refreshments provided. For further information contact Kathryn Rogers 0114 2536736 OR Email:

Ukulele & Bass guitar lessons for beginners: Are you ready for music? One-to-one classes or groups of 2-3 people max. Min. 5 lessons, from £15/hour, in Sheffield S8 ( or 07851069508 for more info!)

Sheffield Movie Makers: Varied programme from September to April. Learn how to edit and improve your own videos. Warm and friendly welcome promised. The Michael Church, Lowedges, Wednesdays 7.15pm. Tel. 2377376.

Sheffield Socialist Choir: welcomes all singers for freedom, justice and peace around the world. Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm at St. Mary’s Church Centre, Bramall Lane. Turn up and/or contact

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.

‘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

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.

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.

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, Christ Church 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.

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