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September 29 - October 6 2016

OFF THE SHELF

Off the Shelf Festival of Words: Tickets available on the door 30 minutes before start time. www.offtheshelf.org.uk. Mon 3 Oct, 6pm. Crucible Studio Theatre. Nick Hornby. Tickets: £10/£9 (concs). The popular author discusses his work including latest novel Funny Girl. Tues 4 Oct, 7pm. Memory and War. Creative Lounge, The Workstation, Paternoster Row. Award winning authors Harry Parker and Caroline Brothers discuss their work. Tickets: £6/£5 (concs). Tues 4 Oct 7.30pm. The Pub: A Cultural Institution – Pete Brown. Hallam Hall, Owen Building, Howard Street. Tickets: £12/£10 (concs). For ages 18+. Pub connoisseur Pete Brown discusses what makes a good pub. Plus beer sampling! Tues 4 Oct, 7.30pm. Glam Rock and Its Legacy – Simon Reynolds plus screening of The Rocky Horror. Picture Show. The Auditorium, University of Sheffield Students’ Union, Western Bank. Tickets (talk): £8/£6.50 (concs). Tickets (film): £5. The music journalist discusses Glam Rock from the 70s to now plus film screening of cult glam classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Wed 5 Oct, 7.30pm. Darling Baby Mine – John de St Jorre. Creative Lounge, The Workstation, Paternoster Row. Tickets: £6/£5 (concs). The moving story of a son’s search for his mother and the stigma of mental health in then 1940s. Thurs 6 Oct, 7pm. Kid Acne. Pennine Theatre, Owen Building, Howard Street. Tickets: £8/£6.50 (concs). For ages 16+. Sheffield street artist and illustrator talks about his work.

EVENTS & GROUPS

Monday PROBUS Club: invites retired men interested in joining our club to come along to the meeting on 3rd October at Holy Trinity Church Hall for a presentation titled a Brief History of Knickers. 10am at Holy Trinity church Hall , Grove Road, Millhouses.

Are billionaires worth it? On rent-seeking, merit and luck: Wednesday 5th October, 7pm-9pm, Quaker Meeting House, St. James’ Street, S1 2EW. Millionaires and billionaires often argue they got rich because of their talent. A new study has found that two-thirds of the wealth of the richest people in the world comes from “cronyism, inheritance, and monopoly”, and the other one-third is largely down to globalisation. This talk and discussion is hosted by Sheffield Equality Group, all welcome. Free, donations for tea and biscuits.

St.Mary’s Vintage & Craft Market: Sat 1st Oct, 10-4pm @ St.Mary’s church & community centre, Bramall lane, S2 4QZ. The very best of local Arts, Crafts & Vintage. Homemade food all day in the cafe. £1 admission (under 16 free).

MacMillan Coffee Morning: Central United Reformed Church, Norfolk Street. Friday 30th September, 10am-noon.

SHEFFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: Tuesday 4 October. Dance and Movement Photography in the World of Advertising. Detail: An insight into the world of commercial photography by professional photographer Hilary Shedel. 7.45 for 8.00pm at St. Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Sheffield S8 7FN. Visitors £4.

PACES CAMPUS CAR BOOT SALE: last one this year!! SUNDAY 2ND OCTOBER. Set up from 8am, starts at 9am-12pm, cars £5/vans or car with trailer £7. All welcome, cafe on site, free entrance. No need to book just turn up on the day. Paces Campus, Pack Horse Lane, Sheffield, S35 3HY. For further information contact 0114 284 4444 or email: pacesreception@f2s.com website: www.pacescampus.co.uk

Moss Valley Woodlands Nature Reserve: Date: Thursday 29th September, 6pm – 7pm. Venue: Coal Aston Village Hall, Eckington Rd, Coal Aston, Dronfield S18 3AX. 26.3 ha of ancient oak woodlands (Coal Pit Wood, Long Wood, Bridle Road Wood & Newfield Spring Wood) with a small area of grassy heath (Dowey Lumb), running along the old boundary between South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire. Rich in industrial archaeology. www.wildsheffield.com/naturereserves/localnaturereserves/woodhousewashlands

Woodhouse Washlands Consultation Evening: Date: Tuesday 4th October, 7.30pm – 9pm. Venue: Princess Royal Pub, 680 Retford Road. www.wildsheffield.com/naturereserves/localnaturereserves/woodhousewashlands

Reach Out Festival: an opportunity for Christians as well as their families and friends to celebrate our community. The plan is simple, sing a few songs, tell a few stories, share some lunch and find out why we find joy in each other’s company. The event takes place at the Peveril Centre in Castleton on Saturday 8th October, starting at 11.00am. If you would like to know more, all our local churches have been sent posters and invitation slips. Entry to the day is free, but donations of food for our ‘bring and share’ lunch, or money towards the cost of the hall would be most welcome. It’s not too late for offers of help on the day too; just call Phil on 01433 651523 or email philipjtaylor@live.co.uk for more details.

Barbara Nice: Masai Graham, Jay Islaam, Anthony J Brown. Spotlight Comedy Club, Winding Wheel, Holywell St, Chesterfield S41 7SA. Thursday 29th September. Entry £13/11/8 – student price. Doors 7.30 Show 8pm. Box Office 01246 345222.

“Forever Living”: Aloe Vera products event. September 30th from 8pm – come and have a drink, pop in the bar and Sam Forever Livings consultant will be here to show case her products – samples available, makes great gifts – start your shopping for Christmas early. The Venue, 650 Manchester Road, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 1DY. Tel: (0114) 2838692.

Sensoria 2016: returns to Sheffield from 1 – 8 October with an eclectic programme of film screenings, live music, exhibitions and installations. Renowned for it’s creativity, technical innovation and rich musical heritage, the Steel City provides the perfect backdrop to the festival’s conceptually diverse offerings and state-of-the-art approach. Showroom Workstation, Sheffield. www.sensoria.org.uk

Lunchtime Talk: Silversmithing in Sheffield. Thu 29 Sep, 1–1.45pm. Millennium Gallery. Free, just turn up. In conjunction with our Made in Sheffield exhibition, join us to find out more about silversmithing in Sheffield.

Live Late: Craft Jam. Fri 30 Sep, 7–10.30pm. Millennium Gallery. Free, donations welcome on the door. Join us for an evening of live music and craft activities – grab a beer, enjoy music curated by The Folk Forest, and get crafty. You’ll have the chance to learn new skills, watch demonstrations and get creative!

South Yorkshire in Business: will take place on Thursday 29th September and will feature up to 100 exhibitors, with networking opportunities and guest speakers sharing their expertise on a range of topics. Magna. For more information about Magna go to www.visitmagna.co.uk

RIVA project: 77 Laird Drive, S6 4BS, MAcMillan Coffee Morning, Friday 30 Sept – 10am (next to Wisewood Sports Centre).

Macmillan Coffee Morning: St Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield, Sat 1 Oct – 10am-1pm, cakes, cards, raffle, etc, 2862059 or 2862791.

‘What’s in a Wood’ a talk by David Webb: Bradfield Historical Society – Mon 3 Oct – 7.30pm, Bradfield Village Hall, 2337463.

Gavin Webster: Nick Parry, Dotty Winters, Joe Bromehead, Anthony J. Brown. Comedy At The Courtyard, The Courtyard, 135B Bawtry Rd, Wickersley, Rotherham, S66 2BW. Thursday 6th October. Show 8pm. £10 entry. Tickets on sale at the venue or via Redtooth Entertainments 01246 813713.

SheffieldM.E./Fibromyalgia: Group will be holding an Awareness Week in the Winter gardens from Monday 10th October to Friday 14 th October. Each day begins at 10.00am and goes on until 4.00pm each day. It is hoped there will be alternative therapy sessions during the week. Everyone welcome. Please contact Sheffield M.E./Fibromyalgia Group on 0114 2536700 for further details.

ORGAN RECITAL: at Dronfield Parish Church at 8pm on Wednesday October 5th by Mark Rothman.

PACES CAMPUS CAR BOOT SALE: last one this year!! SUNDAY 2ND OCTOBER. Set up from 8am, starts at 9am-12pm, cars £5/vans or car with trailer £7. All welcome, cafe on site, free entrance. No need to book just turn up on the day. Paces Campus, Pack Horse Lane, Sheffield, S35 3HY. For further information contact 0114 284 4444 or email: pacesreception@f2s.com website: www.pacescampus.co.uk

Voglia d’Italia (the Italian Society for South Yorks and North Notts) presents: “Debt in Venice: Money Lending and Fraud in the Seventeenth Century”. Dr James Shaw of Sheffield University, an expert on petty crime and small claims litigation in early modern Venice, relates tales of colourful characters and dodgy deals. Friday 7th October, 7.30pm, Tickhill Pavilion, Tickhill, DN11 9QN. Non-members are welcome, Admission: £3 non-members. Further information: 01709 370895.

Healing Service & Harvest Festival: October 2, at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 6pm, speakers Trish Parker & Toni Dickinson, all welcome.

Rivelin Valley Conservation Group: We are holding a drop-in session on Sunday 2nd October 10-1 at Rivelin Park Cafe, Rivelin Valley Road S6 5GL where you can find out more about the proposed flood embankments in Rivelin Valley. You can come and see the plans, meet others, visit the proposed sites and talk about the issues. All welcome.

Arthritis Care Sheffield: Meeting on Monday, 3rd October, 1.30-3.30 pm at the Quaker Meeting House, St James Street. Come and join our friendly support group for a chance to chat with other people with any type of arthritis. Question and answer session with Occupational Therapist, Dervil Dockrell. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. For further info email Rosemary on rosemary.acsheffield@gmail.com or phone Elaine on 0114 2360260.

Grow Sheffield Soup in the City Event: Union St co working space, 18-20 Union St S1 2JP. Free event from 11 to 5.30 in the heart of the city, offering walks with stories to growing spaces, art, seed saving and cordial making workshops, music from a ukulele band, apple juicing, local art gallery, apple juicing and chutney and jam sales. Homemade vegetable. ‘Allotment Soup’ and locally baked bread served from 12. For more information – contact Grow Sheffield on 07508 269388.

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.

Researchers’ Night: An evening of research talks, activities and demonstrations. 30th September, 6-9pm. Secondary School Students, Sixth Formers and adults. Firth Court & Alfred Denny Buildings, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, S10 2TN. Have you ever wondered about the research that goes on at the University of Sheffield? On the evening of Friday 30th September from 6pm-9pm we will be opening our doors to the public for Researchers’ Night, celebrating the research carried out at the University of Sheffield. Visitors can wander around the University’s historic buildings, take part in experiments, lectures and hands-on activities. Find out about new developments from astronomy to psychology, from engineering to dentistry, and talk to our experts about their work and its impact on the wider world. Hear how new cancer drugs are developed, visit the Alfred Denny Zoology museum, and find out if MRI technology can turn you into a mind reader. There will be drop-in lectures, hands-on demonstrations, taster sessions, and opportunities to tour the facilities. If you want to find out about the life of a Chatsworth servant through history, see swarming robots, learn how stars are formed or find out about the air quality in your local area then come along. Events are all aimed at secondary school students, sixth formers and adults. Everyone is welcome and the event is free; no booking required. Full listings available on our website: http://www.shef.ac.uk/researchersnight

Christian Reilly: Masai Graham, Jay Islaam, Anthony J Brown. Spotlight Comedy Club, Winding Wheel, Holywell St. Chesterfield S41 7SA. Thursday 29th September. Entry £13/11/8 – student price. Doors 7.30 Show 8pm. Box Office 01246 345222.

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 from mid September. 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: www.regather.net/whats-on

Earn Your Stripes: Artful Zebrafish. This citywide exhibition of street art celebrates the tropical fish that taught scientists so much about life. Visit our specially commissioned artwork at the Art House. FREE. Until Friday 30 September, The Art House. Open Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm and Friday-Saturday 10am-3pm. Visit our website www.arthousesheffield.co.uk or call us 0114 2723970. The Art House, Backfields, Sheffield, S1 4HJ.

Bolsterstone Quilters second Quilt and Textile Art show: Work from the last three years plus craft sales, tombola, traders and delicious refreshments. Saturday 24th September from 10 to 4. Bolsterstone village hall, S36 3ZB. Contact 0114 2862541.

Enjoy a Top Night with DJs Dixie and Emma: Do you fancy a top night out with two of South Yorkshire’s star DJs? You can meet the popular Heart Yorkshire breakfast show presenters at a special race night at Owlerton Greyhound Stadium. David ‘Dixie’ Dixon and Emma Lenney host Yorkshire’s brightest breakfast show every weekday from 6am. But on Saturday 1 October, the early birds will become night owls as they make a special guest appearance at Owlerton Stadium. Trackside packages start from £6 for general admission or £10 for a 6 Pack Party Package, which gets groups of six or more admission, a racecard, chicken in a basket meal, two bets and one drink. For more information on the packages available or to book call 0114 234 3074 or visit www.owlertonstadium.co.uk.

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.

Oktoberfest: A shuttle bus service will run from Rotherham and Sheffield to Magna throughout the day and night. And for those who choose not to drink, plenty of car parking is available. Entry-only tickets for Oktoberfest are £5, with beer and food tokens available on the night. Bierkeller packages, which include entry, drinks and a meal, start from £15. For more information, or to book tickets, visit www.magna.co.uk or call 01709 723118.

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 www.cubanatapasbar.co.uk

Healing Prayer: Tuesdays 10.30 - 12.00. Healing Rooms, Hillsborough Sports Arena, Middlewood Road. All welcome, no charge. Just turn up!

Come and sing your heart out: in our relaxed and friendly group with Blue Sky Singing. Mondays upstairs at the Walkley Community Centre, Fir Street at 1.30pm - 3pm, £5 per session, first session free. All kinds of music - no talent or experience necessary! Contact Terry on 07585 141068.

Abbeydale French Club: we meet weekly for French conversation from 7.15 - 9pm. at the Old Junior School, South View Road, S7 (off Sharrow Lane), access via Vincent Road. To get the most from the club, you will need to be able to speak French at GCSE level or above. For more information, please phone Gerald on 0114 2301992 or Julie on 0114 2305158.

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 emailgrenosandg@gmail.com 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 19thNovember 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.

FREE exhibitions at The Art House: Visit nine of The Little Herd of Sheffield, and gander at the surrounding elephant themed exhibition! After visiting our elephants, why not come to our café, The Tea Studio? Gaze at our two current exhibitions by Sheffield artists, Gavin Kilcommon and Sean Russell, all while having a delicious coffee and cake. Visit us-The Art House, 8 Backfields, Sheffield, S1 4HJ. Check out our website www.arthousesheffield.co.uk or call us 0114 2723970.

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. www.goodtaste.org.uk

Afternoon and Cream Teas at Horsleygate Hall: Take Afternoon (£35) or Cream Tea (£15) in our stunning gardens. Available on a pre-booked basis (min. 4 days notice) every Thursday until October and for groups of 10 or more on Saturday 1st October. Price includes access to the gardens.

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. http://www.hawleytoolcollection.com 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: feministsoverfifty@gmail.com

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 www.nopanicsheffield.org.uk

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 minervachorus@gmail.com 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 website:www.hawleytoolcollection.com or tel: 0114 2010770

Try something new or return to Longsword and rapper sword dancing: Only 1or 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: rcs@concord.org.uk.

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:

kathryn@sheffield50plus.org.uk

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 (lenrilacosta@gmail.com 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 info@socialistchoir.org.uk

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 group@diverseupport.info.

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. www.sytm.co.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, 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 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.