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March 26 - April 2 2015

EASTER HOLIDAYS

MAGNA: Easter Holidays – Steel Tours: Find out about the history and heritage of the old Templeborough steelworks on a guided tour with an ex-steelworker. Cost - FREE with admission to Magna, book on the day at reception. Dates - Every day throughout the holidays. Forge Demonstrations: The chance to see a blacksmith at work. Discover more about the steel making process and learn how the Air, Earth, Fire and Water Pavilions are linked together. Location - in the Fire Pavilion. Cost - FREE with admission to Magna, book on the day at reception. Dates - Everyday throughout the holidays. It’s a Rubbish Adventure workshop: Find out what happens in a waste recovery plant and have a go at the Big Sort Challenge. Location - in Phoenix Rooms. Cost - FREE with entry to Magna, book on the day at reception. Dates - Mon 30th - Fri 3rd March & Mon 6th - Fri 10th April. Story Telling Corner: Pull up a cushion and listen to stories for the young and young at heart. With science experiments involving buzzing balloons, balloon kebabs and magical cans. Cost - FREE with entry to Magna. Dates - Throughout the holidays. Times - Drop in sessions. Jumparound UK Trampolining: Location – Face of Steel. Cost: £2.50 per person. Dates - Mon 30th March - Fri 10th April. Zip Wire: Dare you ride the zip wire, 75ft up above the furnace floor? The Zip Wire is operated by Big Bang Promotions. Location - Book at reception, Zip Wire is based off the main walkway. Cost: £5 per person. Dates - Mon 30th - Fri 3rd March & Mon 6th - Fri 10th April. For more information about events and times please see www.visitmagna.co.uk or call 01709 720 002

GYMWISE HOLIDAY CAMP: Mon 30 Mar, 10am-3pm. £15, Ages: 5-16 yrs, Gymnastics, Trampoline and Team Games. To book or for more info call Gymwise Gymnastics Club: 07500 925 665. WIGGLETOTS DISNEY DANCE & ACTIVITY CAMP: Tues 31 Mar & Tues 7 April, 10am-3pm. £15 per session, Ages:4-10yrs Come and learn songs, dance, play games and watch the films! To book or for more info call Dawn: 07779 611 862. SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY MINI KICKERS FOR 3-4 YEAR OLDS: Tues 31 Mar & Wed 1 April, 10am-12noon (RIVA Café open for parents) £6 per day or £10 both days. To book call SWFC Community Programme 0114 324 0523 community@swfc.co.uk. SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY ABILITY COUNTS SPORTS CAMP 11-16 YEARS: Aimed at young people with learning disabilities. Tues 31 Mar, Wed 1 April 11.30am-3pm (RIVA Café open for parents) & Thurs 2 April 10am-4pm Trip to National Football Museum in Manchester. £7.50 per day or £20 for all 3 days. To book call SWFC Community Programme 0114 324 0523 community@swfc.co.uk. KIDZ BOOT CAMP: Wed 1 Apr & Wed 8 Apr, 10am-4pm £10, 8.30am-4pm £13, 8-13 yrs. Fun and friendly, army style games and team building challenges. Bring a packed lunch and drinks. To book or for more info: 0114 233 5457. WISEWOOD SOCCER CAMP: Thurs 2 Apr, Thurs 9 Apr & Fri 10 Apr, 10am-3pm,£10 (pre-book £7.50), 5-11yrs. On our new Artificial Grass Pitch. Wear appropriate footwear (moulded studs only, NO blades or metal studs) and sports clothes and bring a packed lunch and drinks. To book or for more info: 0114 233 5457. Wisewood Sports Centre, 75 Laird Rd. Sheffield, S6 4BS. 0114 233 5457 wisewoodsportscentre.co.uk wisewoodcomteam@gmail.com

Easter Break: at Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley, 28 March – 19 April. Visit Cannon Hall Farm this Easter break for fun all the family can enjoy. Experience the thrill of a tractor and trailer ride, and witness the phenomenon that is sheep and ferret racing. Between 3 and 12 April Cannon Hall takes a step on the wild side by welcoming SMJ Falconry and its Birds of Prey to the farm. There’s an Easter Trail for the adventurous, who can celebrate with a chocolate treat at the end. For the more hands on there are Easter craft activities. For the more active, take a trip to the new indoor play area which is packed with dramatic drop slides and ball cannons. If you get peckish on your visit to the farm, stop by the stylish 300 seat restaurant The Hungry Llama, which serves great food, and even draught beer.

EVENTS & GROUPS

Heeley Beer Festival: from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th March. The Brothers Arms on Well Road, Heeley, Sheffield. The event will be fundraising for the 2015 Heeley Festival and Ovarian Cancer Action, and further acts including a special guest appearance, will be announced at www.facebook.com/thebrothersarms

Easter Fayre: a fun-packed family day, is set for Saturday, 28 March, from 11am – 3pm, at the RSPCA Sheffield Branch (Sheffield Animal Centre), 2 Stadium Way, Attercliffe, Sheffield, S9 3HN. Tel: 0114 289 8050. People can pick up lots of bountiful bargains at a range of exciting stalls with quality goodies from jewellery, gifts, toys, games, bottled goods, CDS and DVDS, books, delicious home-made cakes, buns and jams and more. You can pick up goodies for your pets and take part in our raffles and tombola. There will be children’s games, plenty of delicious refreshments and the opportunity to visit our fantastic animals. Easter Bonnet Competition! Enter your child’s Easter bonnet for just £1. 1st prize – large Easter Egg; 2nd prize – medium sized Easter egg; 3rd prize – small Easter egg. Children wishing to enter the competition must bring their hat/bonnet into the centre between the times of 10.30am – 1.30pm. Winner announced at 2.30pm. Every entry receives a free crème egg!Free parking on road or RSPCA Sheffield Branch car park. Disabled access. Everyone welcome at this wonderful, annual Easter Fayre at RSPCA Sheffield Branch. Admission: £1 (children under 11 free). For more information, visit: www.rspcasheffield.org

Fools paradise? How tax dodging harms us all: 7pm - 9pm, Wednesday 1st April, Quaker Meeting House. Informal talk around the impact tax dodging by individuals and companies has on our society. There will then be a discussion on the taxes we all pay, redistribution, and how we might like to do tax in the future. Hosted by Sheffield Equality Group. All welcome, free, donations for tea and biscuits. sheffieldequality.wordpress.com

NEW: Life on the Edge: Ice Age Frontier. Weston Park. Free. Until 20 Sep 2015.

Easter services: April 2nd Maundy Thursday. Passover Seder commencing at 6 pm in the hall followed by simple meal. April 3rd Good Friday. Joint service with Trinity URC at 10.30 am in Trinity Church Ecclesall Road. April 5th Easter Sunday Service and Communion at 11am.

SHEFFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: Members’ Competition. Round 4 of Members’ print competition. Judged by Gary Langley from Nottingham. Tuesday 31 March, at 7.45 pm for 7.50 pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Sheffield S8 7FN. Visitors £4.

Monday Probus Club meeting: at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grove Road, Millhouses. No meetings now for two weeks. 30th March and 6th April due to Bank Holidays. In 13th April why not come and hear a talk about Sheffield Pals. 10am. for a 10.30 start.

BANKING AND INEQUALITY: Banking and Equality - why don’t these two words go together? As the gap between rich and poor increases out of control, the effects of inequality get worse. How will reforming our monetary system put a stop to inequality and debt? Come and find out. Positive Money is a campaign to create a money and banking system that works for society, and not against it. Public talk, Quaker Meeting House. 7:30pm Mon 30th Mar. We ask for a donation (suggested £3) to cover costs. www.facebook.com/PositiveMoneySheffield

Sheffield Model Railway Enthusiasts annual exhibition: 20 Model Railways of various gauges, trade stands, preservation societies, demonstrations and refreshments. Birkdale School, Oakholme Road, Broomhill, Sheffield, S10 3DH. Saturday 28th March 10am-5pm and Sunday 29th March 10am-5pm.

Spring Mini-market: Firth Park Methodist Church, on Saturday 28th March, from 11am-2pm. Stalls will include Bric-a-brac, nearly new, cakes scarves and jewellery, plants, books , toys and games. There will also be refreshments and light lunches.

Come and join Alice and her Wonderland friends: the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and the White Rabbit – on Monday 6th April in the beautiful gardens at Renishaw Hall. The group will perform at slots during the afternoon of Easter Monday, with no extra charge for visitors to the gardens at Renishaw Hall. Renishaw Hall & Gardens opens for the 2015 season on Friday 27th March with the gardens open weekly from Wednesday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays, until the end of September. Public hall tours are available on Fridays throughout the season and at weekends in August. For full details go to: www.renishaw-hall.co.uk

Funhouse Comedy Club: Imperial Club, Cliff St, Mexborough. S64 9HU. Sun March 29th, Doors 7pm, Show 8pm Tickets £5 in advance. Info and tickets www.funhousecomedy.co.uk 01709 584000.

Palm Sunday Service: St Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield. Sun 29 March, 10.30am.

THE BRITISH JUGGLING CONVENTION PRESENTS STANDOFF: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE JUGGLY. Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Saturday 28th March, Starts: 7.30pm. Tickets: £16.50 (£15) Concessions: £11 (£10).

LUNCHTIME SINGING: Memorial Hall. Thursday 26th March, Starts: 1.00pm. Tickets: £6.60 (£6).

KING OF POP: THE LEGEND CONTINUES...STARRING NAVI: Irwin Mitchell Oval. Thursday 26th March, Starts: 7.30pm. Tickets: Adults: £20.90 (£19), Under 16’s: £10.45 (£9.50).

THE HALLÉ: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Friday 27th March, Starts: 7.00pm. Tickets: £22 (£20), £19.80 (£18), £16.50 (£15), £5.50 (£5) students & U18s.

LAST LAUGH COMEDY CLUB: Memorial Hall. Friday 27th March, Starts: 9.00pm. Saturday 28th March, Starts: 8.15pm. Tickets: £16.

PRINCES OF ROCK: Irwin Mitchell Oval Hall. Sunday 29th March, Starts: 8.00pm. Tickets: £19.25 (£17.50), £16.50 (£15), £13.20 (£12), £12.10 (£11), £8.25 (£7.50).

Indoor market: at the Circle on Rockingham Street, Sheffield on the 28th March, 11-4.30pm.

NEW: Life on the Edge: Ice Age Frontier. 28 Mar–20 Sep. Weston Park. Free.

Wear A Hat for Brain Tumour Research at The Hat Stand: Located at the pop-up shop in the Winter Gardens, The Hat Stand is very proud to be supporting Brain Tumour Research’s nationwide campaign Wear A Hat Day on Friday 27th March. To take part, simply wear your favourite hat, or try on one from the huge selection in store, and have your photograph taken to show your support. All proceeds from this event, as well as the sale of pin badges and wristbands, will go to Brain Tumour Research. Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 10.30-5.30 and Sunday 10.30-4.30. For more information, please visit The Hat Stand online: Wear A Hat Day: http://www.braintumourresearch.org/wearahatday

HOME-BAKED SWEET and SAVOURY PIES: are the focus at Sheffield Country Market during March when a donation will be made to St Luke’s Hospice for each pie sold. Find a whole range of artisan baking and local crafts sold directly to the customer at Spooner Rd Broomhill every Saturday 9am - noon. Cafe serves light refreshments too.

The Hat Stand: Sheffield’s First Hat Shop in a Generation. Located at the pop-up shop in the Winter Gardens, runs until Monday 30th March. This is a must visit shop for anyone in need of formal headwear this summer. Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 10.30-5.30 and Sunday 10.30-4.30 For more information, please visit The Hat Stand online: www.thehatstand.weebly.com

Ukulele night: at the Wadsley Jack, 65 Rural Lane, Wadsley, S6 4BJ. Come out and play, Mondays, 7.30-9.30pm. Beginners welcome.

The Illustrated Aviary: Until 14 Jun 2015. Millennium Gallery. Free.

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.

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 245204. Come along and try it out ! Choir meets during term time only.

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

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.

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.

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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