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January 29 - February 5 2015

The Use of Restraint with your Personal Assistant: The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW. Monday 2nd February, 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Website: www.disabilitysheffield.org.uk. Email: tess.daly@disabilitysheffield.org.uk. Tel: 0114 2536750.

The UPU and Specimens: Feb 4th. 2pm to 4pm at United Reform Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield. Visitors welcome, for more information visit www.sheffieldps.org.uk or email secretary@sheffieldps.org.uk

Friends of the Porter Valley open meeting and talk: ‘ Building Schools for Sheffield from 1870’

by Valerie Bayliss, Chair of Sheffield Victorian Society. Wednesday 4th February, 7.30pm at

Bents Green Methodist Church hall, Ringinglow Road. Non-members welcome, donation of

£2 requested for Forge Dam restoration fund. www.fopv.org.uk

Arthritis Care Sheffield: Meeting on Monday, 2nd February 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. Guest Speaker, Sue Coult, Pilates teacher. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. For further info email Rosemary on rosemary-sacsg@hotmail.com or phone Elaine on 0114 2360260.

Woodseats Festival AGM: The Annual General Meeting of the Woodseats Festival will take place on Wednesday 4th February 2015, at 7.30 pm, at the Abbey Public House, 944 Chesterfield Road, Sheffield S8 0SH. Anyone interested in helping with Woodseats Festival 2015, will be warmly received. For an Agenda, and Minutes of the last AGM, please contact the Secretary: jmg8@blueyonder.co.uk

Sheffield Equality Group monthly meeting: Wednesday 4th February, 7pm-9pm at Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, St James St. Sheffield Equality Group chat about income inequality and actions to reduce it in the run up to the general election. Free, donations for tea and biscuits, all welcome.

The Circus of Horrors: Show that stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent and made it to the West End celebrates its 20th anniversary in spectacular style, City Hall, tonight (Thurs 29 Jan), 7.30pm (from £16).

Why not treat yourself for Valentine’s Day and come and support our charity night, all proceeds go to Weston Park Hospital. We have some great acts, singers, magicians etc...We have had some amazing raffle prizes which have been kindly donated from Pulse & Cocktails, Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, SIV, Cast of Eastenders, Swimming Pass, Olly Murs, Union J, Lorraine Kelly, Yorkshire Tea and much much more. 14th February. Only £10 a ticket which includes food. Hope to see you all there!! Contact Jill Roberts on 01142699802 or visit Beighton Recreation Ground, Beighton.

The Power of Innocence: Sheffield Brahma Kumaris. Sat 28 Jan, 2.30-4pm. Quaker Meeting house, 10 St James Street, Sheffield. Tel: 0114 2306781. www.brahmakumaris.org/uk/sheffield www.learnmeditationonline.org

Coffee Morning: with Stalls - FINAL CLEARANCE! at Heeley Parish Church, 151 Gleadless Road Sheffield S2 3AE (round the corner from Anns Grove School). Saturday 31st January, 11.00 am to 2.00 pm. Stalls include: Homemade Cakes, Toys, Clothes, Toiletries, Bric a Brac, Books plus refreshments (come along and enjoy Ken’s bacon butties!) All in aid of the church refurbishment fund.

SUPER SATURDAY: at Sheffield Country Market on 31st January 9am - noon. There will be a stock clearance sale of handcrafted cards and gifts, homemade soup tasters and free tea or coffee for all customers. All this alongside the usual range of home baking and preserves each week at the Scout HQ , Spooner Rd Broomhill.

Funhouse Comedy Club: SHAZIA MIRZA http://www.shazia-mirza.com/DANNY WARD http://www.dannyward.org/Jo D’Arcy/Rachel Fairburn/Compere Jack Campbell. All shows £5 adv. Sun Feb 1st, 7.30pm doors, 8.00pm start. New Barrack Tavern, 601 Penistone Road, Sheffield, S6 2GA. 0114 234 9148. Info and tickets www.funhousecomedy.co.uk

Lunchtime Talk: Nursing in the First World War. Wed 4 Feb, 1–1.30pm. Weston Park. Free, no need to book. Museums Sheffield volunteer Claire Ratcliffe gives an insight into the experiences of English nurses in France in the First World War.

Archaeology Finds Afternoon. Thu 5 Feb, 2–4pm. Weston Park. Free, no need to book. Every year many thousands of archaeological objects are discovered by members of the public. Bring along your own archaeological finds to Weston Park museum for identification and recording by your local Finds Liaison Officer, Amy Downes.

The Illustrated Aviary: 31 Jan – 14 Jun 2015. Millennium Gallery. Free.

FOLK on SUNDAY: Traditional folk, gospel & hymns and Holy Communion service, St John’s Church, Bamford, Sunday 8th February, 10.30am. Refreshments from 10am.

THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS: THE NIGHT OF THE ZOMBIE. Venue: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Thursday 29th January. Show starts: 7.30pm. Tickets: £28.60 (£26), £22 (£20), £17.60 (£16). Concessions: £25.30 (£23), £17.60, (£16).

RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC: Venue: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Friday 30th January. Show Starts: 7.30pm. Tickets: £35.75 (£32.50), £24.75 (£22.50).

PAUL CARRACK: Venue: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Saturday 31st January. Starts: 7.30pm. Tickets: £32.45 (£29.50).

BRENDAN COLE: A NIGHT TO REMEMBER: Venue: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Wednesday 4th

February. Starts: 7.30pm. Tickets: £38.50 (£35), £33 (£30), £22 (£20).

NEW: The Illustrated Aviary: 31 Jan–14 Jun 2015. Millennium Gallery. Free.

Interactive Talk: A road map through relationships. Sat 31st Jan, 2.30-4pm. Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street. Tel 0114 2306781.

Townsend Productions: United We Stand. Townsend Productions presents the true story of one of the most turbulent industrial battles led by picket turned actor Ricky Tomlinson - the 1972 Builders’ Strike. United We Stand tells the story behind the dispute with popular and political songs and a thought-provoking theatrical style. Recommended for ages 11+. Friday 30 January, 7.30pm. The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ. Tickets: £12 / £10 conc.

Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Club: Barnsley’s very own Toby Foster returns to bring you another great night of laughter from his Last Laugh Comedy Club! Acts to be announced! Recommended for ages 18+. May contain strong and explicit language. The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ. Saturday 31 January, 8pm. Tickets: £12.

Voglia d’Italia (the Italian Society for South Yorks and North Notts) presents: “My Italy – The Land of my Fathers”. Michael Massarella, a 4th generation Yorkshire Italian and Food Development Manager for his company, talks about his observations of Italy, its lifestyle and food. Friday 6th February, 7.45pm, Tickhill Pavilion, Tickhill, DN11 9QN. Non-members are welcome. Admission: £3 non-members. Further information: 01709 370895.

Sheffield in Tudor & Stuart times: a talk by David Templeman for Hallamshire Historic Buildings. How did the ordinary man live, work and play in central Sheffield in the 16th & 17th centuries? What buildings survive and how did we develop our core industry of cutlery production? Quaker Meeting House, St. James’ Street, Monday, 2nd Feb, 7.30pm. Non-members £3.

SHEFFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: Tuesday 3rd February. Members’ Competition. Round 3 of Members’ Competition Prints. Judged by Bill Hall DPAGB AFIAP ABPE. Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 7.45 pm for 7.50 pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Sheffield S8 7FN. Visitors £4.

Surnames - Talk by Roy Yates: Tuesday 3rd February commencing 10.15am at South Sheffield Evangelical Church, Greenhill Parkway (next to fire station) for Bradway Agewell Club. Admission £3.50 for non members including refreshments. (served from 9.45am). Tel 2369830.

The Victorian and Edwardian Architecture of Cardiff: An illustrated talk by Graham and Judy Hague for the Victorian Society. Thursday 5 February at the Friends Meeting House, St James Street Sheffield. Doors open at 7pm, talk at 7.30pm. Entry £2, to include tea/coffee. Enquiries 0114 230 7693.

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.

Sunday Service: February 1, at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 6.30 pm, speaker Brian Bowring, all welcome.

BABY & TODDLER NEARLY NEW SALE WINTER EVENT: There will be a Buggalugs baby & toddler nearly new table top sale in Tickhill, Methodist Chapel Schoolroom, Northgate on Saturday 31 January, starting 11am - 3pm. Save money in 2015 and do your bit for the environment, come along to our sale in Tickhill for quality pre-loved toddler and baby items at bargain prices, from local sellers clothes, toys, maternity wear, accessories and more! To book a stall or enquiries please visit the website buggalugs.com or email: buggalugs10@gmail.com or contact Jude on 0788 1612098. Find us on Facebook/buggalugsbaby. Twitter: @buggalugs10

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.

MADE NORTH: Sheffield exhibition: 30 of our students are exhibiting at this exhibition, which celebrates the city. The students are from a range of different design disciplines, including fashion, interior design, product design and furniture design. They all used the city and its industrial heritage as their inspiration for their innovative work. MADE NORTH gallery, Persistence Works, runs until Saturday 21 February. The exhibition is a collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University and MADE NORTH’s Northern Industrial Project. More information here:http://www.madenorthgallery.co.uk/this-is-sheffield/

Bank Street Arts Prism exhibition: 36 interior design students have worked with a range of organisations, including Stoney Middleton Heritage Centre Community Group, the Royal Society for the Blind and Silence Breaker Media, to develop solutions to a range of different issues. Students have spent three months working with professionals from social media and technology, charitable organisations, the heritage and cultural industries and literature. The students have created 12 three-dimensional installations, all of which find innovative solutions to a range of issues outlined by the professionals. Runs until Sunday 1 February. More information http://bankstreetarts.com/exhibitions/prism-2/

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 245 204 Come along and try it out ! Choir meets during term time only.

Hallam Choral Society: is currently rehearsing for a performance of “The Creation” on Saturday 25th April 2015 at St Mark’s Church Broomhill. HCS meet at 19.45 every Monday at Hallam Community Hall which is within the grounds of Hallam Campus, Hallam Grange Crescent, Fulwood Sheffield S10 4BD, with a final rehearsal before a concert usually in the venue itself. HCS would particularly welcome extra tenors, basses and altos for this performances. For further details of the choir go to http://www.hallamchoralsociety.co.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. Until 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 janet.ridler@sheffield-cathedral.org.uk

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 until 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. Until 23 May 2015. Graves Gallery. Free.

Picturing Sheffield: Millennium Gallery. Until 12 Apr 2015. Free.

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

Metalwork Collection Highlights: Millennium Gallery. Until 12 Apr 2015. Free.

Sheffield & the First World War: Weston Park. Until 1 Mar 2015. 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.

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 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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