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September 18- September 25 2014


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.

Cab Boom Boom show: part of the Festival of the Mind in the Spiegel Tent in Barker’s pool. Comic violinist Sid Bowfin who will be supported by unusual escapologist Gareth Jones and daring beer balancer Matt Barnard. The Cabaret boasts 3 hilarious comperes who will be on hand to entertain with songs , visual comedy and circus. Friday 19th September. Tickets are available from Rocky Horrors on Devonshire Street at £12/£10 (handling fee added) or Beeches of Walkley, full details of all the acts and the full season’s run at www.cabaretboomboom.co.uk

Sheffield Astronomical Society - Stargazing LIVE: Sportsman Inn, Redmires Road, Sheffield. Sat 20th September, from 7:30pm - 10:00pm. Come and marvel at the wonders of the night sky through specialist telescopes. Suitable for all age groups. Please note: this event is weather dependent, and is entirely outdoors, so please check our hotline for the latest information on 07930-233-475.

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.

South Yorkshire Through Time website launch event, a new website for community-based history groups in South Yorkshire, Saturday 20th September at Experience Barnsley Museum, 10-4pm. Further details about the launch can be found here: http://www.southyorkshirethroughtime.org.uk/?event=south-yorkshire-time-launch-event

Guided Tour of Walkley Cemetery: A Victorian graveyard in a beautiful natural setting. Meet at Cemetery gates, Nichols Rd (off Waller Rd). Sun 21 September 2-3.30pm. Contact: Hugh (0114) 2339805/07743 394203.

Sheffield Astronomical Society - Beginners’ Evening: Ranmoor Parish Centre, 5 Ranmoor Park Road, Sheffield S10 3GX. Our topic this month is Astrophotography. Tues 23rd September, from 7:45pm - 10pm. Come and marvel at the wonders of the night sky through specialist telescopes. Suitable for all age groups. Please note: this event is weather dependent, and is entirely outdoors, so please check our hotline for the latest information on 07930-233-475.

ULTIMATE EAGLES: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall, City Hall. Thursday 18th September. Show starts: 8pm. Tickets: £22.

LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB: Memorial Hall, City Hall. Friday 19th September. Starts: 8.15pm. Tickets: £16.

THE HALLE: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall, City Hall. Friday 19th September. Starts: 7.00pm (pre concert talk 6.00pm – 6.30pm). Tickets: £ 20, £18, £15, £5 students & U18s.

LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB: Memorial Hall, City Hall. Saturday 20th September. Starts: 8.15pm. Tickets: £16.

THE VAMPS: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall, City Hall. Tuesday 23rd September. Show starts: 7.30pm. Tickets: £32.50, £29.50.

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

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).

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 .

The Love of One: You are warmly invited to a beautiful evening of meditation with candlelight, live soft music and a welcoming atmosphere, celebrating ‘The Love of ONE’. Sunday, September 21, 2014, 8pm. Beginners and regular meditators welcome. The evening will include guided meditations and short periods of silence. This celebration is part of a worldwide peace initiative called ‘Being with ONE’. The global finale coincides with the International Day of Peace. We hope you can join us. All our activities are provided free of charge. Voluntary contributions are welcome. Sheffield Brahma Kumaris, 24 Oakbrook Road Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 7EA

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.

RSPCA: Sheffield Branch (Sheffield Animal Centre) is holding a stock donation/collection day at Meadowhall, on Thursday, 18 September, from 9.30am until 2.30pm. Specifically, our orange RSPCA van and two members of our staff will be stationed in the Argos car park section of the Meadowhall complex to receive any generous stock donations from the public.

Dancers will take to The Moor: on Saturday 20 Sept between noon and 4pm. A scaled down version of ‘Chance to Dance’ will feature local dance groups and a range of styles, with an opportunity the public to join in.

Nether Edge Farmers’ Market/Autumn Fair: to be run by members of the Nether Edge Neighbourhood Group on Sunday 21st September from 12noon – 4pm. There will be over 80 stalls (including fresh bread, cheese, preserves, meat, fish, vegetables, hot & cold cooked food of all nationalities, crafts & books) and live entertainment along Nether Edge Road & Glen Road. The Nether Edge Bowling Club will be open for drinks and entertainment. Proceeds from this market will be shared between Sheffield Samaritans and St Vincent Furniture Store.

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

Down by the Kelham Island Riverside: Whether it’s kayaking, real ale or live local music that takes your fancy, Sheffield folk can enjoy a host of family themed heritage activities at the annual riverside event on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September at Sheffield’s Kelham Island Museum. Entry is £5 per day and children go FREE. The event runs from 11am – 10pm on Saturday 20 September (museum and market until 5pm) and 11 am – 4 pm on Sunday 21 September. For more information visit www.simt.co.uk, or contact ask@simt.co.uk or 0114 2722106.

Autumn Fair: at Forge Dam, Fulwood, on Sat. September 20th, 10.00am - 4.00pm. Stalls for crafts, sweets, cakes, books, plants and fresh allotment produce, plus 2015 calendars and Christmas cards. Competitions: Dog show at 2pm, dog agility course, giant and funny vegetables judging at 3pm. Music, tombola, face-painting, bouncy castle, games etc. with all

the proceeds to the Forge Dam Restoration project. www.fopv.org.uk

Psychic Fair: on Sunday, September 21, at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT. 10am - 2pm. Something for everyone -- Mediumship, Stalls and Healing, Tarot readings, Cards and Gifts, Tombola. Refreshments. Free entry.

Sunday Service: September 21, at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 6.30pm, speaker Margaret Sharp, all welcome.

Plant sale: Sheffield Botanical Gardens on Sunday 21 September, 11.00am - 3.00pm. All plants have been lovingly grown by our members, who will be on hand to give any growing advice required. Plant prices are very reasonable. Admission is free. Refreshments available.

Mary’s Marvellous Vintage & Craft Market: St. Mary’s Church & Community Centre, Bramall Lane. Saturday 20th September, 10 – 4pm. Over 40 stalls showcasing some of Sheffield’s finest Artists, Crafters and Purveyors of all things Vintage. Delicious and hearty homemade food available all day. £1 entrance & under 16’s FREE! Up -cycling all profits to do good work locally.

Stocksbridge and District Floral Art Society: are holding a demonstration with Susie Marsh and Christine Hinchcliffe entitled Box Clever at Christchurch Hall. Thurs 18 Sept 7pm. All welcome. Refreshments available call 01142883254 for more info.

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

ShipShape Heritage Walks: Short city walks with local historian Brian Holmshaw. September 22nd, 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.

Simon & Tom Bloor: Planning for Play. Site Gallery. Simon & Tom Bloor will be making a series of new sculptures based on their research into children’s playspaces and the post-war urban landscape. Join the artists as they turn Site Gallery into a studio, exhibition space and play area. 19 August – 20 September 2014.

Sheffield Country Market: 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. Saturdays 9am - noon. Light refreshments are available in the cafe.

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: restarts on September 16th and then will meet every following 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.

Wood Fair: Greno Woods, Grenoside. Parking available on Woodhead Road, approximate postcode S35 7DS. Have a go at the different levels of orienteering trail, or bring your bike and explore the bridleway network throughout and beyond the woodland. Join our outdoor learning team for wand-whittling and den-building, or enjoy the woods as you find them. Sunday 21st September, 11am – 4pm. Further information and directions can be found at www.wildsheffield.com/wood-fair. Entry is free, with all day parking just £2.

Being with One: An evening meditation experience during this special week long event. September 14-21, 7am Beginners and regular meditators welcome. Included will be a guided meditation and a short talk/conversation about how to ‘stay connected’ and keep your ‘batteries charged’ during the day. Meditation will happen daily from 7am for half an hour, followed by a short talk/conversation from 7.30am - 7.45am. Enjoy a wonderful start to your day! When booking, please let us know which day/s you plan to come. We look forward to hearing from you. Sheffield Brahma Kumaris, 24 Oakbrook Road Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 7EA

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

A commemoration parade and service for the Battles of Britain and Arnheim: Sheffield on Sunday, September 21. The parade will assemble in Holly Street, next to the City Hall, at noon and march into Barker’s Pool at 12.30pm for the laying of wreathes at the cenotaph. A service will be held in the Cathedral at 1pm, followed by a march past the Cutlers’ Hall. Past and present armed forces and the public are invited to join the parade, led by Oughtibridge Brass Band.

A political art event: Bank Street Arts, S1 2DS for three days from Thursday 18th – Saturday 20th September as part of this year Festival of the Mind. for more information www.igniteimaginations.org.uk

Cupola Contemporary Art: Friday 19 September 7:30pm onwards 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.

Education Extravaganza: Horrible Histories to custard runs, code breaking to continental cafes – they have it all at Sheffield Park Academy, which stages an open day for Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils from across the area. Located at Beaumont Road North, the academy achieved its best ever GCSE results this summer, with 65% of students achieving 5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and maths. On Saturday September 20, Headteacher Craig Dillon, his staff and students will give prospective students and their parents/carers a sneak peak at their winning formula, with a range of fun-packed activities bringing learning to life.

Attractions include mathematical puzzles, code writing, bath bombs and balloon helicopters in science, ‘smack the plague ridden rat’ in humanities, cheerleading and trampolining.

This year’s event also has a European flavour with a French café serving continental refreshments, whilst those with a sweet tooth can take part in tropical fruit tasting, with chocolate! For further information, please contact Nigel Barber on 07590 806143.

Mary’s Marvellous Vintage & Craft Market: St. Mary’s Church & Community Centre, Bramall Lane, Saturday September 20th, 10 – 4pm. Over 40 stalls showcasing some of Sheffield’s finest Artists, Crafters and Purveyors of all things Vintage. Delicious and hearty homemade food available all day. £1.00 entrance & under 16’s free. Up -cycling all profits to do good work locally.

Tapton Celebration Weekend: Saturday 20th and 21st September. Come along to Tapton Lock on the Chesterfield Canal and join us for our second Tapton Celebration Weekend.

Building on the success of last year’s event Junction Arts and the Derbyshire Countryside Service are offering another two days of fantastic free activities for all the family to enjoy including art workshops, adventure activities, nature walks and performances by well loved local bands. We also have local producers attending including the popular Brampton Brewery, Smith’s ice cream and Beanz Around the World. Dr Bike from J E James will also be there and free parking is available to make your visit easy. The event takes place between 11am and 4pm both days and if you would like more information call the Tapton Lock Visitor Centre on 01629 533020.

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




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