Listings: Events & Groups

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February 16 - February 23 2017

Like Brass Bands: then if you are retired or semi-retired male we will like you to come to our meeting at Holy Trinity Church Hall on 20th Feb at 10am. Grove Road at Millhouses. See if Probus might bring some interest back into life. No fee this time. Monday PROBUS club.

RUSH HOUR READING: Join Forgotten Fiction readers on Thursday 23 February 5.15 -615 for coffee cake and book chat about favourite books and writers. Bring a favourite along to share. Avoid the traffic and chill out with Rush Hour Reading.

Christian Reilly: Rachel Fairburn, Howard Walker, Chris Kehoe, Anthony J Brown. The Original Bierkeller, 104 West St, Sheffield S1 4EQ. Sunday 19th February. Show starts 8pm. Entry £5/3.

“Cutlers and Silversmiths of Hallamshire”: with Peter Machan. Based on personal interviews and photographs, this talk chronicles the story of the self employed men and women who were still working in Sheffield’s traditional trades into the 1970s and 80s. The talk covers the people, premises, products and processes that made their trade unique. Although most signs of this trade have now disappeared, this talk brings alive the unique skills and qualities of these people through the many artefacts and products that will be shown. Greenhill Library. Friday 17 Feb at 7pm. Tickets £5 available from reception.

Drawing Skills: Tuesdays, 21 & 28 Feb, 21 & 28 Mar Weston Park Museum. £8, pay in the shop on the day.

Lunchtime Talk: Enchanting Displays - The Material Culture of Witchcraft. Mon 20 Feb, 1–1.45pm. Millennium Gallery. Free, just turn up. For years people have been fascinated by, perhaps even obsessed, with all things involving magic, the arcane, and the occult. The cultural allure is evident from the high profile witchcraft trials throughout Europe. Join Curatorial Assistant for Archaeology Leigh-Anne Williams in looking at some of the witchcraft trials and objects associated with witchcraft.

Imagination Gaming: at Ecclesfield Library. Saturday 18th February, 10-3pm. Table top games for all the family. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free entry. Phone 01142463615 for more details.

Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team: at Ecclesfield Library. Info, displays and activities throughout the afternoon. Monday 20th February. Time 1pm-8pm with a talk in the evening at 6.30pm. Free but donations welcome. Refreshments available. Phone 01142463615 for more information.

Farmer’s Market: Bradfield Village Hall, Sat 18 Feb - 9am-3pm, 2851227.

Bradflix: Bridget Jones Baby. Bradfield Village Hall, Sat 18 Feb - 7pm, www.bradflix.co.uk

Knit and Natter at Ecclesfield Library: Learn, share, laugh! Weekly Mondays 3-5pm and Wednesdays 12.30-3pm. For more information phone Debbie on 07732844299.

Step by Step Craft Group: Meets every Monday at Ecclesfield Library 11-12.30. Pop in or call Ecclesfield Library on 01142463615 for further details.

Ecclesfield Library Writing Group: Meet people with similar passion; to share inspirational ideas and obtain feedback. Wednesday 22nd February. Cost £3 per session including refreshments. information from Sharon: EcclesfieldWriters@gmail.com or by phoning 0114 2463615.

Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team: will be at Ecclesfield Library all afternoon & evening. Monday 20 February. 1-8pm Come and talk with these wonderful volunteers, who are on call 24/7 with their life-saving skills. Lots of information, displays, activities from 1pm, with an evening talk and discussion at 6.30. No charge, but donations will be welcome. The Library will be donating 50% of all books sold during the event - so please support this valuable cause, and bring a big bag! Info from Ecclesfield Library 0114 246 3615.

Step-by-Step Craft group: weekly at Ecclesfield Library, Mondays 11.00-12.30. Chance to chat, learn new skills, share existing knowledge, laugh, have a cuppa. Relaxed, informal group of welcoming people. Drop in and meet us if you’re not sure if it’s for you. Info from Ecclesfield Library 0114 246 3615.

National Coal Mining Museum for England: a packed programme of activities from 16 February to 24 February, suitable for the whole family to muck in. The Museum is free admission. Free car and coach parking. Opening hours: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm daily except for 24-26 December and 1 January. Café open 10am – 4.30pm daily, opening at 9am 16 – 20 February. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

20th Sheffield (Ecclesall) Scout Group: are putting on a Gang Show, 21-25 Feb, Ecclesall Parish Hall, S11 7PP. Tickets and more details here: http://www.20th.org.uk/gang-show-tickets

SHEFFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: Tuesday 21 February 2017. Title: Members’ Night

Detail: Two members Janet Thorpe and Tim Swetnam showcase their images. ​7.45 for 8.00pm at St. Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Sheffield S8 7FN. Cost: Visitors £4.

Youth Stop AIDS Speaker Tour: event at the University of Sheffield Medical Lecture Theatre-3, F Floor Sheffield Medical School, Beech Hill Road from 6.30pm on 17th February 2017.

The Cutlers’ Company and the Assay Office: Sheffield’s two unique companies. Talk by Christopher Jewitt to the South Yorkshire Industrial History Society, at Kelham Island Museum at 7.30 pm on Monday February 20th. Admission £2 for non-members. Enquiries: Derek Bayliss, (0114) 230 7693.

Bandstands: A talk on these quintessential Victorian and Edwardian structures, given by Kathy Clark of Historic England. Thursday 23 February, 7.30 pm (doors open 7 pm) at the Friends’ Meeting House, St James’s St, city centre (near the Cathedral). Entry £4.50, to include tea/coffee. All welcome. Enquiries 0114 2307693.

Liminal Bodies: An exhibition by Claire Lee: Gallery 35, Chapel Walk, Sheffield. Open 15 - 25 February, 11am-4pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays. Welcome evening: Friday 17th February, 6-8pm. www.claireleeartist.com

Valentine’s salsa special: Salsa dance class with Lawrence and Taisha plus DJ Gabiel (Jesh Husbeat - CUrITa) - at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Thursday 16th February. 8:15pm. Free Entry.

Afro-magic with resident magician Tom Hudson: at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Sunday, 19th February. 4pm. Free Admission.

Healing & Divine Service: February 19, at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 6pm, speakers Val and John, all welcome.

Coffee Morning: at Heeley Parish Church, 151 Gleadless Road, Sheffield S2 3AE. Saturday 18th February 2017. 10.00am - 1.00pm. Nearly new clothes, toys, books, bric a brac, old records, CDs. Homemade cakes and bacon butties. In aid of the Church Roof Fund.

Receive healing prayer: in a relaxed environment. Costa Coffee, Hillsborough (on tram stop), Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 pm. All welcome.

Healing Prayer: Tuesdays 10.30 - 12.00. Healing Rooms, Hillsborough Sports Arena, Middlewood Road S6 4HA. All welcome!

Holmhirst Art Group: meet every Thursday between 2 and 4pm at Holmhirst Methodist Church, Holmhirst Road, Woodseats, Sheffield, S8 0GU. New members of any ability very welcome. For further details phone 01142 869786.

Craft Club: Every Monday, excluding school holidays, 10.30am–12.30pm, Millennium Gallery. Free, just turn up.

The Graves Art Club: Every Thursday, excluding school holidays, 11am–1pm. Graves Gallery. £5, pay in the shop on the day.

Life Drawing: Every Friday, excluding school holidays, 10.30am–12.30pm. Millennium Gallery. £8, pay in the shop on the door.

Norton’s Flying Legacy: Our Project Needs You! We are launching our new HLF funded ‘Norton’s Flying Legacy’ community project on Thursday 23rd February at the Sheffield Transport Sports Club from 10.00am to 1pm. Our project focuses on the WW1 airfield and aircraft repair depot at Norton, Sheffield (RFS Greenhill) and will tie in with the centenary of the airfield and other WW1 commemorations. We will be exploring the airfield’s use, infrastructure and local impact and will also examine its post-war use and the development of the Painted Fabrics Workshops. This HLF-fund project is open to anyone with an interest in the area and the era and will consist of a series of indoor presentation and discussion sessions, field trips and archival visits, including to the National Archives, Kew. The event on 23rd February will set the scene for the project and let people know how they can get involved. If you would like to come to the event, please let us know, email info@hallamec.plus.com Please also circulate to your network and other groups who you think may be interested.

Two Hope Valley card playing groups: are inviting new players along to enjoy an evening of card playing, whilst meeting new friends from the surrounding area. If you enjoy a game of Solo head to Caroline Court, in Hope, on a Monday night from 7pm onwards. For only £1, you will get a fun evening including refreshments. And Bamford whist group would love to see new players join them on a Wednesday at 7-30pm. Meet at Bamford Village Hall. Entrance fee is £1.50 and includes refreshments. Beginners are encouraged and all ages are welcome. For further information please call Peter Scanlon on 01433 670390 or Pam on 01433 652188.

Members of the public are invited to a lecture: (17 February 2017) to discuss the challenges linked to the global population approaching 10 billion, as part of a three-week interdisciplinary programme at the University of Sheffield. Healthcare of the future, journeying back in time through art; and the dilemmas and opportunities of a growing population are just some of the topics that will be featured in the free lectures. The lectures open to the public are as follows: Friday 17 Feb, 16:00-17:00 (The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 1). Danny Dorling and Carl Lee discuss population 10 billion. Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/keynote-danny-dorling-and-carl-lee-discuss-population-10-billion-tickets-29379169888 Professor Danny Dorling, formerly from the University of Sheffield and fellow author and University of Sheffield Teacher Carl Lee will introduce and discuss the demographic challenges posed by 10 billion, debate the reliability of current projections and address the socio-political implications of moving towards a more settled and more equal world.

NEW: Tim Etchells & Vlatka Horvat: What Can Be Seen: Until 7 May 2017. Millennium Gallery. What Can Be Seen is a new collaborative project by internationally renowned artists Tim Etchells and Vlatka Horvat reimagining Sheffield’s diverse museum collections. Presenting new groupings of objects from the city’s collections and the materials used to catalogue, maintain and preserve them, the exhibition explores how we attempt to understand the world through history, science, art, narrative and the act of collecting itself. In the playful, unexpected associations Etchells and Horvat create, the mysterious, unusual, banal and everyday are reframed in each other’s company, inviting viewers to see them anew.

SHEFFIELD BACH CHOIR: invites skilled and experienced choral singers to banish those Brexit Blues and join us in the sumptuous surroundings of Sheffield Cathedral for spectacular choral masterpieces during 2017. It’s Mendelssohn in March (Saturday 4 - Elijah) with soloists including fine young treble Andrew Farn from the choir of St. John’s, Ranmoor. Handel’s Messiah with brass band accompaniment follows on Saturday 8 April. Haydn’s Creation and Music for Brass and Voices head up our Autumn schedule, concluding in December with two more performances of Messiah, thus completing a trilogy of the work’s hearing, as we celebrate this year the 275th anniversary of the famous Dublin premiere in April 1742. Full details from Simon Lindley, conductor, 07980 873070, lindleysimon@gmail.com

The Horse & Jockey events: Monday’s – Jam Night and Music Quiz: Weekly jam night and music quiz with local musicians. 9pm. Tuesday’s – Quiz and Caption. Weekly quiz and caption game. 9pm. Thursday’s – Pizza, Pints and Prosecco. Wood fired pizzas with Nether Edge Pizza Company as well as drinks deals on real ales and bottles of prosecco. 4pm. Friday’s – After Work Drinks. 4pm to 7pm. Saturday’s – Guest Street Food and Mid Month Music. Live music and street food vendors serving fresh food. 4pm. 250 Wadsley Lane, Sheffield, S6 4EF.

The Norfolk Arms events: Tuesday’s – Quiz and Caption. Weekly quiz and caption game. 9pm. Wednesday’s – Pizza, Pints and Prosecco. Wood fired pizzas courtesy of Nether Edge Pizza Company with deals on pints of real ale and bottles of prosecco. 4pm. Friday’s – After Work Drinks Offers. 4pm – 7pm. Friday’s and Saturday’s – Nibbles At The Norfolk. Guest street food vendor every weekend from 4pm to 10:30pm. 8 Penistone Road, Grenoside, Sheffield, S35 8QG.

Astrology classes: 8 week course starting soon - learn how to interpret an astrological chart. For more info email: Karen@blossomastrology.co.uk or phone 07429 335007.

Henry Tonks and his Slade School Students: until 31 March 2017. Graves Gallery. A former surgeon and anatomist, Henry Tonks was obsessed with drawing the human figure. His skill as a draughtsman led to his appointment as professor at the Slade School of Fine Art which in turn dramatically influenced a new generation of British artists. This display explores the tutor and his former students through their drawings of the human form including works by Gertler, Bomberg, Spencer and Nash.

Salvation Army meet every Sunday: at the Tabernacle, Proctor Place, Hillsborough at 6pm. Everybody welcome.

Walkley Community Centre regular public activities: Mondays: Moo Music (pre-school musical session with signing) 10-12am: contact Katie 07837239621. “Healthy & Active” Over 50’s Exercise & Social Group 1.30-3pm: Drop-in £1, no need to book. Arabic Dancing Class 7.30-8.30pm. Contact Konny 07971 836910. Stained Glass Course 8-9.30pm: Natasha 07726963827. Tuesdays: Stained Glass Course 10.30am-12.30: Natasha 07726963827. Pilates 5.30-6.30pm: Lorna 07780685367. Hooper Dooper (Hula Hooping Jam) 6-7pm: helenaifill@hotmail.com. Community Snooker 8-10pm Drop In £3 per table, non-members welcome. Wednesday: Parent & Toddler Group 9.30-11.30am Drop-in! Noodle Street Dance (pre-school) 4.15-5pm: Nikki 07984 461711. Clubbercise 6-7pm: Rachel 07979126442. Yoga Tea & Cake 6.30-8pm: Hilary 07776 167975. Stained Glass Course 7.30-9.30pm: Natasha 07726963827. Community Snooker 8-10pm Drop In £3 per table, non-members welcome. Thursdays: Pilates 5.45-6.45pm: Lorna 07780685367. Taekwondo 7-9pm: Ian 07919826522. Community Snooker 8-10pm Drop In £3 per table, non-members welcome. Fridays: Hummingbird Music (pre-school music session) 9.30 -11.30am: Hannah 07504985983 hannahgkidd@gmail.com. Saturdays: Helen Taylor School of Dance 10-11.30am 07794 147315. Capoeira 10am-12: cdoshef@hotmail.co.uk Walkley Community Centre, 7a Fir Street (off South Rd), Walkley S6 3TG. Car parking available with 95 & 52 bus routes nearby. See website walkleycommunitycentre.org for further information.

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.

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

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.

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 wallalisa@gmail.com

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: www.regather.net/whats-on

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 www.cubanatapasbar.co.uk

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.

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.

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.

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.