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September 25 - October 2 2014


Macmillan Coffee Morning: Central United Reform Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield. Friday 26 Sept, 10am-noon.

Outside Summer Market: Hillsborough Tabernacle Church, Proctor Place (by B&M car park). Sat 27 Sept at 10am. Lots of stalls, household goods, toys, books, dvds and lots more. All in the Church Hall if wet.

Sheffield Philatelic Society celebrates its’ 120th anniversary: As part of the celebrations, members will be showing items from their own collections connected with Sheffield post and postal history. Past members and fellow collectors are welcome to attend the meeting at the United Reform Church on the corner of Norfolk Street and Chapel Walk, Sheffield. Thursday September 25th from 7:15. Sheffield is the third oldest continually running Philatelic Society in the country. Regular meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday (7:15 – 9:00) and 1st Wednesday (2:00 – 4:00) of the month at the same venue. More details of the Society can be found at www.sheffieldps.org.uk

The Monday Probus Club: invites any interested retired men to join us at a meeting. Holy Trinity Church Hall, Millhouses. Mon 29th Sept at 10 am for a talk on How Cathedrals were Built. The 6th October similarly for ‘Calendars’ an interactive. Talk on why they came into being.

Singing in the Gallery: taster session. Saturday 27 September, 2-3.30pm. Free, booking recommended. Our Singing in the Gallery group meets every week to sing and create music inspired by our exhibitions. Come along and try one of our young people’s singing sessions (ages 11-18 welcome).

Bradfield Historical Society: Bradfield Village Hall, ‘Social Night/Quiz Night with Pie and Peas Supper, Fri 26 Sept, 7.30pm, tickets from Malcolm on 2337463.

Car Boot Sale: on Loxley Pavilion Playing Fields, Loxley Road. Sun 28 Sept – sellers – 8am, buyers – 9am, 07533544737.

Burma - a Land Emerging from the Shadows: Presentation by Colin New, SPS Member. Tuesday 30 September at 7.45pm for 7.50pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Sheffield S8 7FN. Visitors £4.

Macmillan Coffee Morning: St. Nicholas Church High Bradfield, Saturday 4th October, 10.00am - 1.00pm, Please join us for Coffee and Cakes and support The Palliative Care Unit Northern General Hospital Sheffield.

Nursing recruitment day: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are looking for qualified nurses to join their dedicated team and are holding a special recruitment day to welcome potential colleagues. The recruitment event will be held from 10am-2pm on Saturday 27th September at the Rivermead Centre, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield, S5 7AU.

Shire Brook Valley Heritage Group: open afternoon at the Visitor Centre on Stone Lane Woodhouse. Sunday 28th September, from 1pm to 3.30pm with short walk at 2pm looking for signs of autumn. Displays and refreshments tel: 2694978 for more details.

A GIANT SECOND HAND BOOKSALE: and Coffee Morning. Sat 4 Oct from 10am to 12 noon. Civic Hall, Dronfield. Paperbacks, children’s books, raffle, home made cakes, jams, refreshments, tombola, Traidcraft Christmas cards, gifts and goods. All proceeds go to Christian Aid. Any donations of paperback and children’s books can be left in the foyer of the Dronfield Council Offices for 2 weeks prior to the event or bring from 9am on the morning of the sale.

Talk by Michael Walker: Who was Marilyn Monroe? Assisi Room, RC Church, Sandygate Road, Sheffield. Tues 30 Sept. Members free, visitors very welcome £3. Light refreshments.

LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB: Memorial Hall. Friday 26th Sept. Starts: 8.15pm. £16.

LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB: Memorial Hall. Saturday 27th Sept. Starts: 8.15pm. Tickets: £16.

STEPHEN FRY LIVE: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Sunday 28th Sept. Show Starts: 7.30pm. Tickets: £29.50

LIVE LATE: Craft Jam. Join us for an evening of live music and craft activities – grab a beer, enjoy music curated by our in-house DJs and live musicians, and get crafty. You’ll have the chance to learn new skills, watch demonstrations and get creative in the Gallery after hours. Millennium Gallery. Fri 26 Sep, 7–10.30pm. Free, no need to book.

Pop Up Shop: on Thursday 2nd October 5-8pm – Friday 3rd October to Sunday 5th October 10am-4pm @ Exchange Place Studios, Exchange Street, Sheffield S2 5TR. The aim of the event is to showcase the work of a selection of artists in the building and the launch will be on Thursday 2nd October 5-8pm everyone is welcome to attend. At the launch there will be the opportunity to chat to the artists about their work and buy items for sale. More info on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/281450362046102/

Freehand Machine Sewing: Join local craft makers Running with Scissors as they use the Recording Britain exhibition as inspiration for ‘freehand machine sewing’, a technique a little like sketching by moving the paper rather than the pencil with the only limit your imagination! Millennium Gallery. Sat 27 Sep, 10am–4pm. £60, book in advance on 0114 278 2655 or email learning@museums-sheffield.org.uk

Sheffield’s Energy Recovery Facility Open Day: Veolia and Sheffield City Council are hosting the 4th annual open day of Sheffield’s Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) on Saturday 27 September. Tours will be running every 30 minutes and must be pre booked. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Places are booking up fast so please book soon to avoid disappointment. To book your place, please call: 0114 273 4567 (option 1) and ask for a member of the Veolia Communications Team or email: sheffieldenquiries@veolia.com.

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 9 am - noon. A cafe serves light refreshments.

Ian Britt ‘Heartless’ Single Launch Party: The Great Gatsby. £3. Doors open 7.30pm. Saturday 27th September. sadie@dmfdigital.com

Lunchtime Talk: Picture the Poet. Graves Gallery. Thurs 25 Sep, 1–1.15pm. Free, no need to book.

Festival of the Mind: Barker’s Pool, Castle House and other venues across the city. 18-28 September. www.festivalofthemind

Lunchtime Talk: Mary Queen of Scots - The Captive Queen. Weston Park Free. Tue 30 Sep, 1–1.45pm. Book in advance on 0114 278 2655 or email learning@museums-sheffield.org.uk

Cavalier Horsemanship: expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume put horses through their paces to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School, Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, open Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 6pm, shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm £9.50/ £8.60, child £5.70, family £24.70 entry to the castle and grounds, £2/ £1 for Riding School, 0870 3331183).

Mary Queen of Scots: talk by David Templeman, Coal Aston Methodist Church, Friday, 26 Sept, 7.30pm (£3.50 includes refreshments, 01246 414847).

Stargazing Extra: Join the team at Old Moor and Mexborough and Swinton Astronomical Society for an evening of natural spectacle. Saturday 4th October. Join us for extended talks and stellarium demonstration, stargazing and a good hearty meal! Places are strictly limited so booking is essential. £10 per person, £8 for RSPB members (includes pie and pea supper and hot drink). The event starts at 6pm and will finish at around 10.00pm. Tel 01226 273837.

New Vintage Art & Craft Shop Grand Opening Day: Wednesday, October 1, 10am to 4pm, Wortley Vintage & Craft Shop, Park Avenue, Wortley Village. Free parking, Vintage Furniture, Interiors & Craft.

Friends of Sheffield Botanical Gardens: Keep Fit and Carry On Gardening, talk by Kathyrn Cassidy, plants for sale, FOBs members and visitors welcome. Demonstration Centre, Botanical Gardens, Tuesday, 10am .

Ecclesall Art Group: New members welcome. Group meets Tuesday evenings 7-9 pm at Banner Cross Methodist Church Hall. New session commencing Tuesday 23 September, running for 12 weeks. For further information please call Sue on 0114 2219655.

Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair: Sheffield Town Hall. Saturday 27th September. 11–5pm. Entry: £2. Under 12s free.

Garden of Eden cabaret spectacular: The University of Sheffield’s Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies is hosting a Bible belter with a difference. The unique evening of entertainment, which is part of the University’s 11-day Festival of the Mind, will take place in the stunning, specially erected 1920s Spiegeltent at Barker’s Pool (outside John Lewis) on Friday 26 September. Doors and the bar open at 7.30pm and the performance which is suitable for over 18s only will begin at 8.30pm. Tickets are £11 in advance or £15 on the door, concessions are £8.50. hiddenperspectives.org

WESTBOURNE School annual Open Day: Sat Oct 11. Sheffield’s only co-educational independent school for children from Pre-School through to 16, will be open to potential pupils and their families from 10am to 12 noon, giving them the opportunity to take a look at the school’s facilities and meet pupils and staff. For further details of the Open Day, Pre-School or to find out more about what Westbourne has to offer call 0114 2660374.

ShipShape Heritage Walks: Short city walks with local historian Brian Holmshaw. September 29th. October 6th, 13th & 20th. Listening to the history of some local landmarks in Sharrow and nearby area. Meeting people of similar interest. Walking in a group for about 2-3 miles. Limited to 20 people per session. To book a place, please contact ShipShape Health and Wellbeing Centre on 0114 2500222.

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.

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

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

The Broomhall Community choir: will meet every Tuesday morning until October 23, 10am-12 noon at St Andrew’s Upper Hanover Street. No experience needed nor ability to read music. Just come and enjoy. New pieces planned for Armistice and Christmas. Only £2 incl refreshments. Led by the enthusiastic Steve Vickers. Enquiries to 07710 245 204 or 0114 2620718. Come along and try it out!

B&B Gallery Presents: New Paintings... And Then Some. A solo exhibition by Jonathan Wilkinson. B&B Gallery, 95B Mary St, Sheffield, S1 4RT. September 11th - October 5th.

Environment group celebrates 40th birthday with a gala party: Sheffield Friends of the Earth will celebrate 40 years of environmental campaigning by hosting a gala party at the Showroom on Thursday 16 October from 7.30pm until 11pm. Jude Warrender, founder of the group in 1974, will start the evening by talking about the group’s work during the 1970s and 1980s. Shaun Rumbelow, a member since 1992, will continue the 40 year review from the 1990s to the present day. Friends of the Earth’s Executive Director, Andy Atkins, will finish the presentation by looking at what the future has in store for both people and planet. The party will continue with a buffet and live music from a local folk band and “What 4” a cappella quartet. The Showroom bar will be open for drinks. Tickets (price includes buffet) cost £10 and must be bought in advance by 10th October. Full details are available on our website www.sheffieldfoe.co.uk

WHATS ON AT SHEFFIELD MANOR LODGE: Every Saturday in September, Discovery Centre and gardens in the ruins open from 10.00-5.00pm (last entry at 4.00pm). Guided tours of the historic Manor Lodge and Turret House (adults £2.00, children free) 11.00am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm. Manor Oaks Nursery 11.00am-3.00pm. Manor Oaks-grown perennial plants for sale. Donkey rides at Manor Oaks Farm (weather depending) £1 per child: 2.00-3.00pm. Teenagers Wanted! Football kick-about and coaching with Dom Parker (Juniors) and Babs (Sheffield United Community Foundation). 11.00am -1.00pm (Juniors: 6—11 year-olds); 1.00—3.00pm (Seniors). Either on the Arena or on Colliery Hill (check at Discovery Centre). Free. Just drop-in and join-in! Every Thursday in September Pie night at the Rhubarb Shed Café 7.00-9.30pm. Our celebrated pie nights! Book ahead or turn up on the night. Pay what you feel is right! Car boot sale at Manor Oaks Farm Saturday 27 September: 7.00am-12.30pm. j.bradley@greenestate.org

Beyond Limits: Displaying the best in monumental, contemporary sculpture from around the world with artists including Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn, Jaume Plensa, Manolo Valdés and Thomas Heatherwick (designer of London’s Olympic Cauldron). Chatsworth. 8 September-26 October 2014. www.chatsworth.org.

Sheffield Philatelic Society Meetings: September 25th Members Night Sheffield items to celebrate the Societies 120th anniversary. 7:15 - 9:30 at United Reform Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JB. Visitors welcome, for more information visit www.sheffieldps.org.uk or emailsecretary@sheffieldps.org.uk

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.

Our City, Our Objects: Weston Park. Free. Until October 5.

Made in China: An Imperial Ming Vase Display. Weston Park. Free. Until October 5.

The Wonder of Work: Prints of War & Industry by Joseph Pennell Display. Graves Gallery. Free. Until December 13.

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.

Pedlar’s Corner Carboot (new to the quarter): First Sunday of the Month, 10am-4pm (April-October), The Sheffield Antiques Quarter, Abbeydale Picture House. Entry £1 Kids. Free. Contact 07939 565587.

Recording Britain: Millennium Gallery. In the winter of 1939 an extraordinary art project was begun. Beneath the spectres of invasion and aerial bombing, the Scheme for Recording the Changing Face of Britain rapidly commissioned artists to paint ‘places and buildings of characteristic national interest’. 2 November 2 2014. Free.

Picture the Poet: Graves Gallery. 3 Sep–29 Nov 2014. Free.

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 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).

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: 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

Cupola Contemporary Art: Exhibition run: Saturday 20 September – Saturday 18 October, Cupola Gallery. www.cupolagallery.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.

Exhibition of art inspired by computer games, PLAY: October 3-31, Access Space, Unit 1, AVEC Building, 4-7 Sidney Street, Sheffield, S1 4RG. Exhibition Opening Friday 3rd October 5.30 – 8pm. Open to everyone. Admission - FREE


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