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October 20 - October 27 2016


Off the Shelf Festival of Words. Tickets available on the door 30 minutes before start time. Thurs 20 Oct, 7pm. The Making of The British Landscape - Nicholas Crane. The Pennine Theatre, Owen Building. Tickets £8/£6 (cons). Nicholas Crane, co-presenter of BBC series Coast, describes the evolution of Britain’s landscape from the impact of glaciation to now. Thurs 20 Oct, 7.30pm. Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee – John Bew. The Auditorium, University of Sheffield Students’ Union. Tickets £8/£6 (cons). Historian John Bew re-evaluates Prime Minister Clement Attlee. Thurs 20 Oct, 7.30pm. Marcus Berkmann – Set Phasers to Stun. The Foundry, University of Sheffield Students’ Union. Tickets £7.50/£6 (cons). Film and TV critic Marcus Berkmann tells the story of the science fiction series now celebrating 50 fantastic years.


The Craft & Gift Fair: runs from 11 am - 5pm. There’s a fantastic selection of stalls all with high quality goods. The Peveril Centre, Castleton. For full list please search for “Valley Events Craft and Gift Fairs” on Facebook. Please come along to look at the goods and also enjoy a cuppa and a bite to eat.

Paper Pastimes: at Walkley Carnegie Library, South Road S6 3TD, Saturday 22nd October 10.30am-12.30pm. A new monthly activity group for all ages and abilities. We will be playing with paper, making things and drawing. A variety of activities from origami to zentangling, from battleships to doodles, from Christmas decorations to geodes, and beyond! Not sure if you’ll like it? Come and try!

Madame Zucchini’s Vegetable Theatre: at Walkley Carnegie Library, South Road S6 3TD, Wednesday 26th October 10.30am-12.00pm. Come & experience Mme Zucchini’s vegetable theatre, then create your very own vegetable beastie and write about it. A vegetable-based hallowe’eny creative workshop for half-term, in the lovely setting of Walkley library.

Knit & Natter Group table top sale: Weds 26 October, 1-3pm at Ecclesfield Library, 113 High St, S35 9UA. Home crafted gifts, refreshments, book sales. All proceeds in aid of this volunteer-run library.

‘Turning a Blind Eye’: The launch event for a new publication revealing fresh insights into the history of the Head Post Office Building as part of Catalyst: Festival of Creativity. Friday 28th October - 5.30 – 8.30pm. Talk starts at 6pm, short film playing at 6.30pm, refreshments will be provided. SIA Head Post Office Hall, Fitzalan Square, S1 2AY.

Crafty mornings: at The Tearoom in Cliffe Park, Callywhite Lane Dronfield S182XP. We hope to get people together and out of the house in the cold weather! This appeals to all ages and hope that ladies with babies can join us too. We have highchairs and toys to keep the kids amused. A free event and last for two hours every Wednesday and Thursday 10.30 - 12.30pm. It’s a chance to finish old craft projects, learn new skills, share skills and start new projects and also have a good chat with old and make new friends.

SHEFFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: Tuesday 25 October. Namibian Journey and Hidden Mothers. Member Colin New, shows images on Namibian Journey and Hidden Mothers. ​7.45 for 8.00pm at St. Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Sheffield S8 7FN. Cost: Visitors £4.

Developing the use of Native Wildflowers: in Chinese Cities-James Hitchmough in Broomhill Methodist Church. Tuesday, 25th OCTOBER at 10.00am. FOBS members Free. Visitors welcome, £3.

Craft and Gift Fairs: The Peveril Centre, Buxton Road, Castleton S33 8WP. Saturday, 22 Oct. Time: 11am - 5pm. There will be approximately 20 stall holders selling a fabulous selection of high quality goods. Refreshments will be available. Everyone is welcome, including dogs for whom we’ll provide water!! We look forward to seeing you there. Any queries to Janet Wilson, 07747618525.

Craft Club: Every Monday, excluding school holidays, 10.30am–12.30pm, Millennium Gallery. Free, donations welcome – just turn up. Get involved in making and creating using knitting, stitching and crochet in a laid back, creative atmosphere.

The Graves Art Club: Every Thursday, excluding school holidays, 11am–1pm, Graves Gallery. £5, pay in the shop on the day. Find inspiration in the Graves Gallery and try your hand at drawing, watercolour, acrylic, ink, collage and printing. Suitable for adults of all abilities.

Life Drawing: Every Friday, excluding school holidays, 10.30am–12.30pm, Millennium Gallery. £8, pay in the shop on the day. Develop your drawing skills working from a nude model with support from one of our regular artist tutors.Suitable for adults of all abilities.

Mindfulness and Meditation: Every Wednesday, excluding school holidays, 6–7pm. Graves Gallery. £6 per session, book in advance or pay on the day. Book in advance on 0114 278 2647 or email An introduction to mindfulness and meditation over four weeks in the tranquillity of Graves Gallery. Experience a range of techniques to gain balance between alertness and relaxation, calming body and mind. Meditation is recommended increasingly as being beneficial for mental wellbeing and relief from excessive stress, so why not join us for an hour of stillness each Wednesday evening in July.

Year of Making: Meet the Maker. Saturdays, 12–2pm. (check website for details). Millennium Gallery. Free, just turn up.

Coal Aston Methodist Church Presents: a Series of Lectures 2016 at 7-30pm each evening. Admission Price £3-50 includes refreshments. A donation from the proceeds of the next lectures will go to “Parkinson’s UK”. Fri. 28th Oct. “Scotland’s Islands” by Richard Clubley. The Church has disabled access and facilities and a hearing loop. All these lectures may be booked by phoning 01246 414847.

Soroptimist International Hallamshire: are holding a Fashion Show on Tuesday 25th October at 7.30pm at Tapton Masonic Hall, Shore Lane, Sheffield S10 3BU. Clothes by London Connections. Tickets £7 on the door. Proceeds in aid of Roundabout. For further details ring 0114 2309180.

The ten Artists exhibition is a fundraiser for Samaritans: This year will be the 20th annual show. Ten well known local artists are invited to submit ten new paintings, or sculptures which creates a superb and vibrant show. Baslow Village Hall, Baslow, DE45 1SR on Sat 22nd and Sun, 23rd Oct, 10am to 5 pm both days, admission £1 to the charity. The participating artists are Geoff kersey, Brian Smith, Marion Anniss, Jason Heppenstall, Judy Day and her daughter Helen, Lyn Littlewood, Bryn Hughes, Gerry Kersey and Isabel Blincow. For more information, phone Isabel on 07929531490

HEDGEHOG WEEK EVENTS (Half term) and NATURE COUNTS: Wednesday 26th October. 1.00pm – 3.00pm. Hedgehog Tunnel Survey Workshop: Learn how to make and use hedgehog footprint tunnels to help track down these beloved prickly creatures. Learn about the different footprints you’re likely to see and make and take home your own survey tunnel to help us learn more about Sheffield’s hedgehogs. Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust HQ, 37 Stafford Road, Sheffield, S2 2SF. FREE - suggested £4 donation to cover tunnel costs. Thursday 27th October. 2.00pm – 5.00pm. Hugh Warwick - Hedgehog Conservation Workshop. Join hedgehog expert Hugh Warwick in an intensive 3-hour workshop focussing on hedgehog conservation. Hugh will pull together key aspects of hedgehog ecology and behaviour and relate them to both the threats this animal faces and the measures we can put in place to reduce these pressures. Room 5510, Surrey Building, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, S1 1WB. FREE - suggested £4 donation on the day. Thursday 27 October. 7.30pm – 9.00pm. Hugh Warwick evening talk - Hedgehogs: why we should worry, and what we can do.Britain’s hedgehog population is slipping away at an alarming rate - our most iconic and readily recognised mammal has seen its population drop by around 30% in urban areas and up to 75% since the turn of the century. Hugh Warwick will present a lively and entertaining evening talk to explain why this is happening, and how we can introduce simple measures to help stabilise and possibly reverse the decline. Lecture Theatre 210, Norfolk Building, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, S1 1WB. FREE - suggested £4 donation on the door. Friday 28th October. 1.00pm – 3.00pm. Prickly Family Crafts Workshop. Love wildlife? Love getting creative? Join us at Weston Park Museum for a creative family session exploring all things hedgehoggy! With fun arts activities suitable for all the family you’ll have a great time and each child will make something crafty to take home. Activity Room 2, Weston Park Museum, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TP. FREE - suggested £3 donation per child. Saturday 29th October. 10.00am – 3.00pm. Hedgehog Family Funday!Pop along to our creative family drop-in session at the Wildlife Trust Headquarters to celebrate beloved hedgehogs! Suitable for all the family, try your hand at silk painting and create a hedgehog mural, learn how to make a hedgehog house, and learn about our Hedgehog Heroes project. There’s even free face painting for children (and tea and coffee for parents)! Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust HQ, 37 Stafford Road, Sheffield, S2 2SF. FREE - suggested £2 donation per child for activities.

Norton farmers market: on Saturday 29th October 11-3pm. Held in and around St.James’s Church in Norton Sheffield S8 8JQ. 40 stalls, some charity and others selling locally sourced or made products. We enjoy bringing the community together and it’s a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

The Hunter Archaeological Society Talk: Wine, Wheat and Wealth: Reconstructing the ancient economy at the Roman Imperial Estate at Vagnari, Italy. Speakers: Maureen Carroll. 25th October. Time: 7.30pm. Humanities Research Institute, Sheffield University, 34 Gell Street (off West Street). Non-members welcome.

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner: will be the talk on the morning of 24th October at Holy Trinity church Hall, Grove Rd. MILLHOUSES. 10am for a coffee and biscuit. Men who are retired and looking for a change to a dull life should come along and see what PROBUS can do to brighten things up.

Healing & Divine Service: October 23, at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 6pm, speaker Margaret Pearson, all welcome.

Charity Evening: Mayfield Alpacas Animal Farm. Bouncy castle, live music, food & drink, raffles & competitions. 22nd October, 6pm-9pm. Tickets £5.00.

Film Night: Festival of Debate feat. Nightstop S.Yorkshire: Nightstop South Yorkshire host the Regather Film Night with an evening of film and talks regarding their work tackling homelessness. A screening of the iconic film Stuart: A Life Backwards, starring the young Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy which explores the reasons people become homeless, followed by a Q&A with Nightstop South Yorkshire and scheme participants to find out about their work and experiences. Thu 20th Oct, 7.00pm. (£3.5).

Good Morning Rave feat DJ. Sat 22nd Oct + 19th Nov, 9am -12.30pm. Wanna dance but can’t wait til silly o’clock to shake your ass? Got a horde full of babes at home that mean you turn into a pumpkin at 8.30pm? Fed up of hangovers and blank bits during the ‘good bit’ of the night before..... well no more! Come play, dance, wiggle, dress up (great fancy dress rail), paint your face (or get it painted), dance, drink coffee, eat brekkie at Regather Cafe...etc. Get it? (£5 Adults / £3 Conc.).

The Lamplight Club feat. Diane Cluck + Will Newsome: The New York-based singer-songwriter of ‘intuitive folk’ music has been influential in the development of the Anti-folk scene. Tonight she makes her debut at Lamplight, but has already built up a considerable following in Sheffield. Haunting melodies, magical and chaotic imagery, and a beautifully mournful voice, one of our season highlights! Support from Bristol Kora player Will Newsome. Sun 23rd October, 7.30pm. (£12).

Regather Supper Club - Forgotten Cuts: Regather is delighted to welcome back Forgotten Cuts - a monthly supper club showcasing forgotten, underused and underrated cuts of meat and their cooking techniques. This month we’ll be exploring locally produced rare and heritage breeds. “I really enjoyed the evening and my first supperclub experience” Girl Eats Sheffield. Wed 26th Oct, 7.00pm. (£20 // £18 Box Customers).

NEW: Street View: Photographs of Urban Life. Until 11 Mar 2017. Graves Gallery. The ever-present backdrop to our daily lives, the street has been a consistent feature in photography throughout the 20th century. Street View brings together work by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bill Brandt, Roger Mayne and more to explore how photographers have captured street life on camera. See images drawn from Sheffield’s own collection alongside key loans from the V&A and the Hyman Collection.

Seymour Mace: Andy Wilky, Stu Woodings, Kath Morgan-Thompson, Anthony J. Brown. Grin And Tonic Comedy Club, Rotherham Civic Theatre, Catherine Street, Rotherham. S65 1EB. Friday 21st October, 8pm start. £10/9. Box Office - 01709 823621.

‘Puss, Pox and Privies’ by Suzanne Bingham: Thurs 20 Oct, Hillsborough and Owlerton Local History Group, 7.45pm, Hillsborough Sports Arena, Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, S6 4HA.

Hawley Tool Collection: at Kelham Island Museum: New Exhibition - Where would we be without holes? A history of wood boring tools made in Sheffield over 200 years, including a film of gimlet making in Ecclesfield in 1965. Until February 2017. Further details

Over 50’s Poetry Group: at Greenhill library, Thursdays at 10 - 11.30. Drop in, £3 a session and join us for a friendly hour or so of reading, discussion and writing. Refreshments and support. Lisa on 0114 235 9715 or

BENTS GREEN ART GROUP: Small, friendly self-help art group welcomes new members of all abilities - 7.30pm Fridays at Bents Green Methodist Church (83 and 88 buses stop outside).

Knit & Knatter (or Crochet & Crafts): Thursdays 12.30 to 2.30pm. St.Mary’s Church Hall, South Road, Walkley. £10 for 5 weeks (including Refreshments). Needles,Wool,Patterns etc all available. Further Information:- 07960 512206.

VALLEY CYCLE WORKSHOP: FREE BIKE SAFETY & DIAGNOSTIC CHECKS. Valley specialises in road bike servicing and repair, and will be taking up residency at Regather every Saturday morning. We will inspect your bike for structural damage and safety issues (perfect for resurrecting your shed bike!) and can also advise on specific component problems you may be having with your current ride. (Free). Weekly, that’s every Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm! Event Details:

Laughing Crow: Who Do You Think You Are? Fancy a laugh? Need to smile? Not sure what to do next? Held once a month in Woodseats, ‘Laughing Crow’ is where you will learn about the teachings of the Sweet Medicine Sundance path. They speak of life itself and carry a lightness and humour. You will acquire tools to aid you in your everyday life. Belief is absolutely not required: instead you are encouraged to use what you learn to see if it works for you. This is a new and more importantly, a useful paradigm...a different way to see the world. Places are limited so please ring on Barbara 07801992034 or text a message for further details. £8 per session. £5 for students and unemployed. Discount for 6 weeks.

Beighton WI Meeting: Limes Community Centre, Beighton. 2nd Wednesday - 7pm. New members welcome. Come along & enjoy an interesting & varied evening

with speakers, events & much more. Tel: 07462942929.

Penistone Cinema Organ Trust: Every Wednesday at The Astoria Centre, Metro Trading Centre, Barugh Green, Barnsley. S75 1JT from 1 to 4 pm. Afternoon Tea Dance to the live music of the Compton Cinema Organ. Every Thursday at St Andrew’s Church, High St, Penistone at 1pm. Organ concert featuring Kevin Grunill or guest organist playing the Allen Digital Theatre Organ.

Chapeltown and Ecclesfield Townswomen’s Guild: hold their meetings on the first and second Tuesdays of each month at Chapeltown Methodist Church at 2pm. The speaker this week will be talking about ‘Walking the Line’. Visitors/New Members always welcome. For further details phone 01142 458837.

BARRIO LATINO: every Sunday evening @ Cubana. A mix of pre Latin & African rhythms – downstairs @ Cubana 9pm-12.30am – Salsa, Kizomba, Samba, Reggaeton, Bachata, Zouk, Merengue, Samba, Resident Djs Antonio Sabroso and Roly. Every week salsa dance classes from 6.30pm by Richard (RCDance). Cubana Tapas Bar is situated at Unit 4 Leopold Square, Sheffield S1 2JG. Bookings can be made on 0114 276 0475. More info from

Bonfire and Fireworks – Saturday 5th November 2016. Grenoside Scout and Guide HQ, Saltbox Lane, Grenoside S35 8QS. All Welcome. Guy Fawkes competition at 6.30pm, Fire lit at 7pm followed by fireworks. Food and refreshments available, including hot dogs, burgers, chilli, jacket potatoes and parkin. Tickets £4 (under 5’s FOC). Please buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment – this event sold out last year! Phone 07503 217410 or for more info. All proceeds to Grenoside Scout and Guide Group.

Grenoside Scout and Guide Group will be holding their Christmas Fair and Coffee Morning on Saturday 19th November 2016, 10.30 to 12.30, at the Scout and Guide Headquarters on Saltbox Lane, Grenoside, Sheffield S35 8QS. Come along and bring the kids to see Santa. There will be a raffle, tombola, cakes and buns, stalls and more. Refreshments will be available including our lovely bacon butties! Free Entry! All proceeds to Grenoside Scout and Guide Group.

Sheffield Movie Makers: Varied programme from September to April. Learn how to edit and improve your own videos. Warm and friendly welcome promised. The Michael Church, Lowedges, Wednesdays 7.15pm. Tel. 2377376.

NEW: Made in Sheffield: until 8 Jan 2017. Millennium Gallery. Made in Sheffield is a dazzling celebration of the internationally-renowned making and manufacture that takes place in our 21st century city. Featuring work by over 100 leading Sheffield companies, the exhibition showcases the diversity of design and production in the region, from global aeronautical engineering to ground-breaking digital industries, as well as the many talented individuals working in studios and workshops across the city. The exhibition forms part of The Year of Making, a major city-wide initiative celebrating Sheffield’s international reputation for innovation and excellence in making.

GOOD TASTE FAIR TRADE SHOP: in Broomhill has just been accepted as a member of the British Association of Fair Trade shops! Come and see the wonderful and unusual range of ethically sourced Gifts, Jewellery, Cards and Household Goods at 195 Whitham Road (opposite RBS) and prepare to be inspired! Open 10-5.50pm Mon to Sat.

Hallam Grange Bowling Club S10: We celebrate our 50th anniversary this year. New members (ladies and gents) always welcome to bowl with us into the next 50 years! Social and league bowls at our superb facilities. 07787 554036.

WOMEN’S CAR MAINTENANCE: Women’s Construction Centre. Buckenham Street S4 7JQ. Feel empowered and learn about jacking your car up, what is where under the bonnet, and how the the engine works. More info on 07941141126.

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 9am - noon. A cafe serves light refreshments.

Retired Men from the Millhouses: area please don’t let your brain stagnate, come along to one of our next meetings on a Monday Morning at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grove Rd. Millhouses, but not on Bank Holidays. 10am. for coffee followed by the presentation usually announced in the Sheffield telegraph. We will be pleased to see you there.

Consider PROBUS: as one of the ways of prolonging life through Social meetings. We meet Monday mornings except on Bank Holidays, 10am to 12 noon at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grove Rd. Millhouses, just up from the Robin Hood.

The Giant’s Toolbox: The new exhibition at the Hawley Gallery at Kelham Island is an exhibition of oversized or “giant” tools. These were made for displays at trade shows, in shop windows and for general promotion purposes. The Hawley Collection, Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8RY. Tel: 0114 2010613. Opening times: Mon – Thurs 1000 – 1600, Sun 1100 - 1645. Admission: Adult £5.50, Concessions £4.50, Accompanied Children (U16) Free. Shazia Mirza: Andy Watson, Nathan Hudson, Howard

Feminists Over Fifty: We are a feminist social group. We meet on every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10.30am in the Showroom Cafe. Just turn up, or ring Maggie on 0114 2306600 or Email:

No Panic Sheffield self help groups for people with anxiety: Held every Wednesday 6:30 - 8:30pm and every Thursday 10 - 12 at the Quaker Meeting House St James St (near the cathedral). For more information please visit

Women’s acapella group seeks new members: Minerva Women’s Acapella Chorus has a limited number of places available for women who would like to develop their vocal skills in close harmony, acapella singing. We’re currently looking particularly for women at the higher and lower voice range. We’re a small, friendly, relaxed but committed chorus, meeting weekly on Mondays midway between Baslow and Chesterfield. We don’t require members to be able to read music, but some experience of choral or harmony singing would be helpful. If you would like to know more, please contact for more details.

Hawley Collection: @Kelham Island Museum. Would you like to be part of promoting and enhancing access to Sheffield’s industrial heritage? We are looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals to join our friendly team of volunteer curators. Download a role description and application form from our or tel: 0114 2010770

Try something new or return to Longsword and rapper sword dancing: Only 1 or 2 more members now needed to complete our new Sword group. We meet in Woodhouse on Thursdays 18.15 to 19.15. Dancers and musicians most welcome. Please contact stella.roddis@btopenworld .com or phone Pam 0114 2430571 for full details.

Chapeltown and Ecclesfield Townswomen’s Guild: hold their meetings on the first and second Tuesdays of each month at Chapeltown Methodist Church at 2pm. The speaker this week will be talking about ‘History of Millinery’. Visitors/New Members always welcome. For further details phone 0114 2458837.

Abbeydale French Club: welcomes new members. We meet for conversational French language every Tuesday from 7.15pm to 9pm at The Old Junior School, bottom of Sharrow Lane, car park off Vincent Road. Small friendly group, minimum standard GCSE, we use French TV off Internet, podcasts, books, newspapers, leaflets. For more information please call Julie On 0114 2305158, John on 07970370990 or Gerald 0114 2301992.

Sheffield Chamber Orchestra: now in its 65th year, this professionally led and conducted friendly classical chamber orchestra has rare vacancies in cello and viola sections. Grade 8 standard required together with good orchestral experience. Rehearsals Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9.30pm at High Storrs School. Contact Peter Dyke, Chairman 0114 2687024.

A-PLUS DRUMLINE: Europe’s first percussion ensemble for adults (16+) with a disability. Learn practical drumming skills in a friendly and relaxed environment. Meets at Autism Plus, Exchange Brewery, Bridge Street, on Tuesdays at 5pm. No experience or equipment required! Free of charge. For further information: tel : 2491460 or email:

LOWER WINCOBANK 50+ INVITATION: Lower Wincobank 50+ group is inviting new members to their weekly meeting every Thursday at 1pm at the Community Centre on Jedburgh Drive. The group provides a friendly and welcoming environment with the emphasis on health and wellbeing. Refreshments provided. For further information contact Kathryn Rogers 0114 2536736 OR Email:

Ukulele & Bass guitar lessons for beginners: Are you ready for music? One-to-one classes or groups of 2-3 people max. Min. 5 lessons, from £15/hour, in Sheffield S8 ( or 07851069508 for more info!)

Sheffield Socialist Choir: welcomes all singers for freedom, justice and peace around the world. Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm at St. Mary’s Church Centre, Bramall Lane. Turn up and/or contact

Retired men looking for an interesting meeting: MONDAY PROBUS CLUB, could be just what you need, or one of the other PROBUS clubs in the Sheffield Area. Interesting Presentations about a wide variety of subjects for a reasonable cost. Contact the ones nearest you and if you live near Millhouses it us us. Look for us online or at Holy Trinity church Hall on Monday Mornings.

‘Knit & Natter’: Stubbin Community Centre: last Wednesday of the month 2pm. Come and meet new friends and help to share your skills with your neighbours. Everybody Welcome.

Diverse Support Group, eating disorder support services. Cantley Community Centre, Doncaster. 5.30-6.30pm. Call Julie after 5pm or leave a message 07496668643 or email

Open rehearsal for members: and interested prospective members of City of Sheffield Teachers’ Choir at St. Mary’s Church Centre, Bramall Lane, 7pm. Come and hear what we sing, join in if you like and enjoy chat and nibbles with us. We are hoping to recruit new members, especially men, and no, you do not have to be a teacher! Everyone welcome.

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.

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, Christ Church 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 within Sheffield or email Victoria at 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

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:

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.

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 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.