December 18 - December 25 2014
Let your Christmas shopping change the world: A wide variety of Fair and Ethically Traded gifts, cards, jewellery and household goods are available at FAIRGROUNDS - 195 Whitham Road in Broomhill- open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday. 51,52 bus routes.Contact 07815 99994.
Our Messy Church Christmas special: Messy Christmas, will be held at Wesley Hall in Crookes this Saturday 20th December from 10am to 12pm for families with children up to the age of 11. We will be celebrating Christmas through snowflake printing, gingerbread reindeer, candle rolling and the Messy Church Nativity all followed by refreshments. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in!
Forgotten Fiction: invites to join us at Frankly my Deer 361 Abbeydale Road to choose books and gift from our Xmas stock. Festive refreshments Thurs 18 Dec. 4 till 7pm also Frankly My Deer craft and gifts, 361 Abbeydale Road. Late opening Thursday 18 Dec 10 -7pm with festive refreshments.
Festive Sing: Out Aloud - Sheffield’s LGBT Choir. Sat 20 Dec, Weston Park Museum 12.30-1pm and Winter Gardens 2.30-3pm.
Nine Lessons and Carols: St Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield, Sun 21 Dec – 6.30pm.
Christingle Service: St Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield, Wed 24 Dec – 4pm.
Community Choir: Christmas Concert supporting charities linked with S.M.A.C – Sheffield Mums Against Cancer. Please come along to enjoy this family event. Refreshments. Tickets available or on the door. St.James Church. Norton. Saturday 20th December - 7pm.
Children’s Christmas Craft Workshop: Come and decorate a Christmas Stocking at Ecclesfield Library. Suitable for children aged 5-11. Saturday 20th December, two sessions available 1pm-2.15pm or 2.30pm - 4pm. Cost per session £4 which includes all materials. To book call 07411 977590.
Story Time with Santa: Come and hear Santa telling stories at Ecclesfield Library. Monday 22nd December at 2pm. Event is free but if you want to arrange for Santa to provide a chocolate treat the price is £2. Places are limited so please book to avoid disappointment. Call 07411 977590 to book.
Local Carols: with Malcolm Nunn, accompanied by Andrew Durdy, Bradfield Village Hall. Thurs 18 December – 7.30, tickets from Bradfield Post Office or 2337463.
Stocksbridge and District Floral Art Society: are holding a demonstration by Carys Harrison entitled “Its beginning to look like Christmas” at Christ Church, Manchester Road Stocksbridge 7-9pm Thursday 18th of December followed by Christmas party. Tickets £7-00 available from 01142883254 or 01142886786.
Gold Frankincense and Myrrh: The seventh year of our ever popular annual exhibition of contemporary arts, crafts and Christmas gifts at Butcher Works Gallery. On display and for sale are items of books, ceramics, jewellery, metalwork, painting, photography, print,and textiles from local artists. Until 24th Dec open daily(excluding Sundays) 11am - 3pm ,Butcher Works Gallery, Arundel Street,Sheffield S1 2EN.
Millhouses Community Christmas Tree Festival: There are 31 trees already in place, decorated by local groups, businesses and schools, on the theme of ‘Twas the night before Christmas, aspects of Christmas Eve. and this year features a fantastic handmade tree and decorations from Tesco, using all recycled paper and card, who are giving sponsorship for this local community event. There is also a hand knitted fireplace and Christmas tree by our Knit and Natter group, a life size stable, made by Thomas Fencing, and figures, reindeer wearing glasses from Victoria Smith Optician and many other imaginative displays. We are open each Saturday & Sunday and 22nd 2pm. – 5pm. 23rd & 24th December. Donations, given this year, will go to St Lukes Hospice.
Traditional carol service: at St Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane, on Thursday, December 18. The special Festive service for the chain of popular Sheffield residential care homes will begin at 11am and will include popular Christmas music, readings and light refreshments. SHEFFCARE celebrates Christmas with Special guests will include the choir of Walkley Primary School and popular city chamber choir the Sterndale Singers. Sheffcare is a registered charity which began operating as a not for profit company in 1993 and now runs 11 care homes in Sheffield, providing a high quality of residential care for older people. To find out more about SheffCare and its homes visit www.sheffcare.co.uk
Handmade for Christmas: Millennium Gallery. Until 11 Jan 2015. Free.
EVENTS & GROUPS
Monday Probus Club: Millhouses, next meeting will be Mon. 5th Jan. why not have a change and come and join us at 10 a.m. for a trip around the City, The A to Z of Sheffield. Retired men welcome to join us between 10 and 12 midday. No charge this time.
MEDITATION AT NEW YEAR: 30/31 December and 1 January at the Quaker Meeting House, St James’ Street, S1 2EW. “Discover the Treasures Within” led by Insight Meditation teacher Kirsten Krantz and optional yoga sessions with Helen Clay. Come for one, two or three days. Beginners welcome on Tuesday 30 December. Booking form and details www.sheffieldinsightmeditation.org.uk
RPS: International Images for Science Exhibition. Showcasing an extraordinary variety of scientific photography, this biennial exhibition explores worlds we can only imagine, or that are used as tools in everyday life in medicine, engineering and other related fields. These images will inform, question and inspire. Saturday 20 December - Saturday 7 February 2015. The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ. Tuesday - Saturday. Free admission.
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 email@example.com
Mark Evans: From Dot to Dot to Now. ‘From Dot to Dot to Now’ is an exhibition by local artist Mark Evans. Using the technique of pointillism, the artist has created a series of portraits that capture the image and character of his daughter through her first five years. Until Saturday 31 January 2015. The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ. Free admission.
LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB AT CHRISTMAS: Thursday 18th December. Tickets: £17. Venue: Memorial Hall. Show Starts: 8.15pm.
LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB AT CHRISTMAS: Friday 19th December. Tickets: £17, £12 (afternoon show). Venue: Memorial Hall. Show Starts: 1.30pm & 8.15pm.
FISH: MOVEABLE FEAST TOUR 2014: Saturday 20th December. Tickets: £24.75 (£22.50). Venue: Ballroom. Show starts: 7.30pm.
LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB AT CHRISTMAS: Saturday 20th December. Tickets: £17. Venue: Memorial Hall. Show Starts: 8.15pm.
LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB AT CHRISTMAS: Sunday 21st December. Tickets: £17. Venue: Memorial Hall. Show Starts: 8.15pm.
LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB AT CHRISTMAS: Monday 22nd December. Tickets: £17. Venue: Memorial Hall. Show Starts: 8.15pm.
DANCING IN THE BALLROOM TEA DANCE: Tuesday 23rd December. Tickets: £3.00. Venue: Ballroom. Starts: 11.30am.
LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB AT CHRISTMAS: Tuesday 23rd December. Tickets: £17. Venue: Memorial Hall. Show Starts: 8.15pm.
The Folk Train: Every fourth Tuesday. Have a great night out on the Hope Valley railway line! Enjoy live folk music on the train to and from Sheffield and a musical evening at The Rambler Country House Hotel (real ale and good food). 1914 (7.14 pm) train from Sheffield to Edale. 23 December 2014: Sheffield Folk Chorale. Chorale’s performance of unusual carols and Christmas period songs will not fail to impress and entertain.
Royal Photographic Society - International Images for Science 2013. Showcasing an extraordinary variety of scientific photography, this biennial exhibition explores worlds we can only imagine, or that are used as tools in everyday life in medicine, engineering and other related fields. These images will inform, question and inspire and will be available to view at The Gallery@ The Civic from 20 December 2014 - 7 February 2015. All Gallery@ exhibitions are free admission. For more information visit www.barnsleycivic.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.
NEW Edward Bawden: Artist & Designer. 20 Dec 2014–23 May 2015. Graves Gallery. Free.
Farmer’s Market: Bradfield Village Hall. Sat 20 Dec – 9am-3pm, 2851227.
Bradflix: Low Bradfield Village Hall, Sat 20 Dec – 7pm,’The Grinch’, refreshments and bar, bring your own chair if you wish, www.bradflix.co.uk
The Great Outdoors – Paintings by Stanley Royle: 13 Dec 2014–30 May 2015. Graves Gallery. Free.
Picturing Sheffield: Millennium Gallery. Until 12 Apr 2015. Free.
APG Winter Showcase of Screen Prints: 16-20 Sidney Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 4RH. Opening Night - 4th December 6 - 9pm. Until 6th January 2015. 11- 5pm Monday to Saturday.
Friends of Sheffield Botanical Gardens: Heucheras, Heucherellas and Tiarellas from Plantagogo Nursery, plants for sale, FOBs members and visitors welcome. Demonstration Centre, Botanical Gardens, Tuesday, 10am.
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
BROOMHALL COMMUNITY CHOIR: Residents and friends of the Broomhall Community, are invited to join the choir which meets every Tuesday morning 10am-12 noon 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 245 204 Come along and try it out ! Until 16 December.
Friends of Sheffield Botanical Gardens: Winter Survival Kit, talk by Don Witton, plants for sale, FOBs members and visitors welcome. Demonstration Centre, Botanical Gardens, Tuesday, 10am.
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.
The Wonder of Work: Prints of War & Industry by Joseph Pennell Display. Graves Gallery. Free. Until December 13.
Metalwork Collection Highlights: Millennium Gallery. Until 12 Apr 2015. Free.
Sheffield & the First World War: Weston Park. Until 1 Mar 2015. Free.
Magnetic Attraction, The Story of Magnets: Monday to Thursday, 10am to 4pm, Sunday, 11am to 4.45pm, until the end of 2014. One of Sheffield’s Hidden Industries - A new display which celebrates the history of one of Sheffield’s most unusual industries - in the Shop Window, Hawley Collection at Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8RY.
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.
Chatsworth in Wartime: Marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, a display of objects, archives, photographs and stories showing life on estate during both wars including the restoration of the State Drawing Room into the school dormitory it was during WWII, Chatsworth House, opening Friday, daily 11am-5.30pm until December 23.
Sheffield and the First World War: 100th anniversary exhibition drawing on the first hand experiences of Sheffield people, both at home and on military service, and tells their stories through objects and documents from the city’s collections from poignant personal possessions, to mementoes brought back from the front, Weston Park Museum, Mondays–Fridays, 10am– 4pm, Saturdays, 10am-5pm, Sundays, 11am–4pm until March 1 2015.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
Sheffield Food For Thought: friendly and informal discussion group who meet over a meal to discuss a philosophical question Blue Moon Café on the third Monday of each month, everyone welcome, whatever their opinions, background or experience; participants listen to a podcast beforehand so that they can come to the meeting with some ideas, further information from www.sheffield-food-for-thought.org.uk).
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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.