LISTINGS: Events - May 5 - May 12

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National Philatelic Exhibition , organised by the Association of British Philatelic Societies with dealers selling postage stamps and other philatelic material and more than 300

frames of competition and invited displays from around the country, and to mark the 2000th meeting of Sheffield Philatelic Society a display of items from the Royal Collection focusing on the stamps of King George V, himself a keen philatelist and founder of the Royal Collection, and stamps and postcards on a Olympic theme, Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Friday and Saturday, from 10am.

Sheffield Country Market, sells homebaking, preserves and honey, homegrown plants and seasonal produce fresh from local kitchens and gardens, along with handcrafted cards and gifts, plus café serving tea, coffee and scones, Scout HQ, Spooner Road, Broomhill, Saturdays, 9am to noon.

Baslow Food Fair, more than 25 artisan food producers from Sheffield and the Peak District selling a wide range of produce, Baslow Village Hall, Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am - 4.30pm (free admission, free tastings, hog roast on Sunday, www.hartingtons.net).

Table Top Sale, to raise funds for the parents association, Dore Primary School, Furniss Avenue, Saturday.

Spring Fair, sale of cards, jewellery, handbags, scarves, beauty bargains, candles and preserves etc., refreshments and raffle for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Dore Old School, Saturday , 10am - 3pm.

Amnes-TEA, to celebrate Amnesty International’s 50 years working to defend human rights around the world, an invitation to everyone to come and have a ‘cuppa’ to help raise funds vital for the continuation of their work, Fulwood Old Chapel, Whiteley Lane, Saturday, 10.30am-12.30pm.

Northern Preview 2011, more than 400 young musicians in a three-hour spectacular as 12 of the UK’s top youth marching bands performing their 2011 show programmes, Blue Shed, Brightside Lane, Saturday, 6pm (2491460 or email : rcs@concord.org.uk).

Charity Car Boot Sale, supporting Sheffield Life Saving Club, cafe and toilets on site, Loxley Recreation Ground, Loxley Road, Sunday, sellers from 8am, buyers from 9am (pitches £7 adv /£8 on day, 07533544737, email purple_cat_21@hotmail.com).

Car Boot and Plant Sale, organised by High Storrs School PTA, with cafe and barbecue, School Grounds, High Storrs Road, Sunday, 10.30am-1pm.

Celebrate Spring, seasonal outdoor family event with games, hands-on making with natural materials, and a family photograph, to create a distinctive family portrait, for family groups of all ages, Moorland Discovery Centre, Longshaw Estate, Sunday, 10.30am or 2pm (£6, children £4, under 3’s free, book on 2309746 or 07951 578208 or ruth@earthling.org.uk).

VE Day Celebration, family games, have a go at 1940’s washing, re enactors, sweet shop, rationing etc. Farm shop and cafe also open Manor Oaks Farmhouse, Sheffield Manor Lodge, Manor Lane, Sunday, 11.30am till 3pm.

Plant Sale, wide selection from Friends of the Botanical Gardens, Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Sunday, 11am-3 pm.

Tudor Cookery Weekend, the Tudor Group featuring Ruth Goodman from the BBC’s A Victorian Farm bring the 14th century kitchens alive preparing an authentic Tudor feast to be served in the Banqueting Hall, Haddon Hall, near Bakewell, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5pm (£9.50/ £8.50, children £5.50, family £27.50).

Manor Lodge, special evening opening of Sheffield’s premier Tudor site will include an introduction to the remarkable story of the site and guided tour including an opportunity to visit the newly restored 1574 Turret House, with ample free parking, cafe and interactive displays in the Discovery Centre, families especially welcome, Sheffield Manor Lodge, Manor Lane, Monday 7pm (adults £3, children 50p).

Mum’s The Boss South Yorkshire, life coach Karen Perkins is guest at May meeting of child friendly networking organisation and will be advising on Working it Out: Get the Best Balance forYou, Centre in the Park, Tuesday, 10am-12 (£6).

Guided Tours, experienced guides provide interesting insight into the history of the fascinating and beautiful house, Haddon Hall, near Bakewell, Wednesday, noon to 5pm (£9.50/ £8.50, children £5.50, family £27.50).