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December 1 - December 8 2016

Sheffield Save Our NHS: What do NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans mean for our area? Can they be challenged? Informal discussion meeting Monday December 5th, 7pm. United Reform Church, Norfolk St S1 2JB.

Christmas community event: at the Forge Dam Cafe in aid of the restoration of the historic Forge Dam. Lots for families to do with help from Friends of the Porter Valley: door wreaths to be made entirely from greenery, children’s DIY decorations area, home baked goodies and hot drinks, various stalls with crafts and cards and 2017 calendars. All accompanied as usual by the famous vintage musical organ! Come and join us! No entry charges!

Annual Christmas Fair: There will be lots of stalls, children’s crafts, activities & Santa’s Grotto, raffle with great prizes, cakes, coffee, BBQ and light lunches, Admission 50p adults, children free. Sat 3 Dec from 11am to 1.30pm – Greystones Preschool on Tullibardine Road S11. Proceeds to Preschool funds and Mission Christmas Project. Morfitt Smith will also be collecting presents at the fair for the Mission Christmas project. If you would like to give a present to this worthy cause then please remember to label the gift with the sex and age of the child. For each present that is donated, Morfitt Smith will give a small teddy to your child and you will be entered into a prize draw to win a trip to London.

Christmas Fair: in aid of Crisis Homeless Charity Thursday 8th December 10.30am – 3pm Soar Works Knutton Road S5 9NU. Various stalls including white elephant/jumble, natural skincare products, cakes, gift items and much more. Sweepstake. Raffle with lots of prizes. All welcome. Free entry but donations to the charity welcome. Bric a Brac and Raffle prize donations greatly appreciated, please leave at reception before 8th December. Tel: 07543677250 for details.

Sheffield Printmakers free Exhibition: On all week, Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm & Fridays/Saturdays 10am-3pm. The Art House, Backfields, Sheffield, S1 4HJ. 0114 272 3970.

Geoff Ackroyd free Exhibition: All proceeds from sold art will go to Children In Need. On all week, Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm & Fridays/Saturdays 10am-3pm. The Art House, Backfields, Sheffield, S1 4HJ. 0114 272 3970.

Epilepsy Action Sheffield Branch: Monthly meeting “Open Social Evening”. Quaker Meeting House, 10 St. James Street. Thursday 8th December 7.30 - 9pm. Mrs M Kirkham, 12 Southey Green Close, S5 7QP.

Christmas Fayre & Christmas Tree Festival: at Heeley Parish Church, 151 Gleadless Road, Sheffield S2 3AE. Saturday 3rd December. 10.00am to 3.00pm. Gifts, Christmas Decorations, Toys, Books/CDs, Tombola. Refreshments and Cake Stall. Plus lots, lots more ....Father Christmas will also be visiting.

Music at Stephen Hill Methodist Church: Crosspool, S10 5PL. Saturday 4th Dec 7.30pm. A concert with Sheffield Folk Chorale. £6/5. MONDAY 5th Dec 10.30am to noon, carol singing at the regular coffee morning. A chance to make sure that you sing your favourite carol at least once this year. No charge. Wednesday 14th Dec 7.45pm. The Band of the Salvation Army play carols and Christmas music. A wonderful opportunity to hear the Christmas sounds of a brass band. No charge but the chance to donate to the work of the Salvation Army.

Christmas Carol Concert: Millhouses Methodist Church. 3rd December, 7.30pm. Tickets £9, concs £7, children free.

Christmas Market: Santa’s grotto, stocking fillers, plants, toys, chocolates hampers, cakes and much more. Frecheville Methodist Church. Sat 3 Dec, 11am-1.30pm.

Christ Church Christmas tree festival: and open day. Sat 3 Dec at Hollinsend Road, Sheffield S12. Church will open at 10-12.30 and 1.30-4pm. Serving coffee and mince pies.

Christmas Fayre: white elephant, crafts cakes, tombola, raffle and refreshments. Saturday 3 Dec, 2pm. Viking Way Centre, Kiverton Park, S26 6RX. 20p entry. X5 Dinnington bus from Sheffield, get off Saxon Pub.

Gold Frankincense and Myrrh: The ninth year of our ever popular annual Christmas exhibition of contemporary arts,crafts and christmas gifts at Butcher Works Gallery.On display and for sale are beautiful and unique items of ceramics,jewellery,metalwork,painting,wood,art and textiles from local and selected artists.From the 1st to the 23rd of December, open daily(excluding Sundays) 11am - 3pm, food and refreshments available ,Butcher Works Gallery, Arundel Street,Sheffield S1 2EN.

Sheffield Philatelic Society meeting: December 7th, Q&A and Swaps 2:00 - 4:00 at United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield. Visitors welcome, for more information e-mail

Sheffield Philatelic Society meeting: December 8th, Xmas Special, 7:15 - 9:30 at United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk Street, Sheffield. Visitors welcome, for more information e-mail

The Venue Folk Club: presents Dave Burland. December 10th. Show starts 8.15pm Doors open 7.30pm.

Indoor Car Boot: 50 plus stalls. December 3rd starts 9am for buyers FREE Entry come along and grab a bargain.

ORGAN RECITAL: at Dronfield Parish Church at 8pm on Wednesday December 7th by Nigel Gotteri.

Come along to our regular coffee morning: and join in singing all your favourite carols. Make sure that you sing YOUR favourite carol at least once this Christmas. Stephen Hill Methodist Church, Manchester Road. Sheffield. S10 5PL. Monday 5th December 10.30am. No entrance charge - just turn up and sing your heart out!

Receive healing prayer in a relaxed environment: Costa Coffee, Hillsborough (on tram stop), Wednesday 7th December 4:30-6:00 pm. All welcome!

Healing Prayer: Tuesday 6th December, 10.30 - 12.00. Healing Rooms, Hillsborough Sports Arena, Middlewood Road. All welcome, no charge. Just turn up!

Masquerade Ball at Ponds Forge: Experience the magic of our 2016 Masquerade Ball and enjoy a truly decadent evening of dining and dancing. Indulge in a choice menu and enjoy incredible entertainment with live music from dapper chaps The English Gentlemen. A top DJ will then play your dance floor favourites guaranteed to have you dancing the night away until your carriage awaits. Saturday 3rd, Saturday 10th, Friday 16th and Saturday 17th December. Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. Price: Tickets £48 per person. To book: tickets are available at

TABLE TOP SALE: SUNDAY 18th DECEMBER at PACES CAMPUS, 11am – 3pm (set up from 10am) Pack Horse Lane, High Green, Sheffield, S35 3HY. Pitches are FREE. To book please call 0114 284 4444 or email: Cafe open on site. Visit our website: Like us on Facebook

Lunchtime Talk: Henry Tonks, the artist and his influence. Thu 1 Dec, 1–1.45pm. Graves Gallery. Free, just turn up. 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. Join Liz Waring, Curator of Visual Art, for a talk and tour of the display and find out more about this formidable tutor and some of the artists that he taught.

Lunchtime Talk: Dodos & Dinosaurs: The History of Mass Extinction: Tues 6 Dec, 1–1.45pm. Weston Park Museum. Free, just turn up. The extinction of a species is a natural part of life and evolution. But several times in our geological past, extinction rates appear to have increased dramatically, leading to a major fall in global biodiversity. Join Curator of Natural Science, Alistair McLean, for an exploration of the occasions when life on Earth has very nearly come to an end.

Santa’s Grotto: Thursday 15th December 4.00pm - 6.00pm. Saturday 17th December 10.00am - 12.00pm. Tuesday 20th December 2.00pm - 4.00pm. No need to book. £2.00 per child. Includes gift, juice and a cookie. Adults, enjoy a hot chocolate/tea/coffee and mince pie — £1.00. Browse in the library and join in with the carol singing. (Saturday only). Newfield Green Library. Gleadless Road, Sheffield. S2 2BT. For further details call Sue Dixon. 0114 2358642.

Soroptimist International of Sheffield Business Meeting: on Monday 5 December will take place at Tapton Masonic Lodge, Shore Lane, Broomhill, S10. Phone 07710524911 or e mail to get more details.

Bradfield Handbell Ringers: St Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield, mince pies and refreshments, Tues 6 Dec – 7.30pm.

SHEFFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: Tuesday 6 December 2016. Title: A Genre Too Far by Les Forrester BA Hons Phot, ARPS AFIAP DPAGB BPE3*. Photography that brings together Les’ subjects and his vision for photography.​7.45 for 8.00pm at St. Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Sheffield S8 7FN. Cost: Visitors £4.

Kate Rusby: Sheffield City Hall. Thurs 6th December 7.30pm. Box Office: 01142 789789.

Richard III, the Princes in the Tower, and Henry VII, a talk by Brian Worster-Davis. Friday 2 December, 7pm. Tickets £7.50, contact 01142665681 or 01142700212 and available on the door. Cheese and wine will be served. St Matthew’s Church, Carver Street, S1 4FT.

Free Guided Tour and Organ Demo: St Marie’s Cathedral (Norfolk Row, S1 2PA). Wednesday 7th December 2.30pm. Learn more about the fascinating history, art and architecture of St Marie’s Cathedral by joining our next drop-in tour on 7 December at 2.30pm. Also, discover how our organ works and listen to some masterpieces performed by the cathedral’s organist, Mr Hugh Finnigan, at 3.30pm. To book a free guided tour on a different day please visit

Monday PROBUS Club: starts December on the 5th with a cracker, The Zulu War of 1879, full of trouble were the 1870’s if you are male and retired why not come along and see if we can give you an interest in life on Monday mornings, 10am at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grove Rd. Millhouses. (Not TOTLEY).

Showing of Finding Dory: Wesley Hall in Crookes are screening Finding Dory this Saturday 3rd December. Doors open at 2:30pm and the film starts at 3:00pm. Entry is just £1 per person, drinks and snacks will be on sale or feel free to bring your own.

The Sheffield Chorale: conducted by Neil Taylor, will perform ‘Carols by Candlelight’ at St. John’s Church in Ranmoor at 7.30pm on Thursday December 15th. The traditional service of 9 lessons and carols will feature some beautiful new carols as well as favourite carols for the congregation to sing. There are no tickets required for this popular event but there will be a retiring collection. All profits from the collection will be donated to the charity Myeloma UK to support research into this form of cancer. Much of the research is carried out at the Hallamshire Hospital.

Christmas Fair: at the Beacon Methodist Church, Nethergreen Road, on Saturday 3rd December from 10am to 12.30pm. Stalls for books, toys, gifts, bric-a-brac, cakes, pies etc. Entry £1 to include coffee and biscuits. Proceeds for Methodist charities.

High Green’s Mining Past: exhibition by Chapeltown & High Green Archive to mark the 150th anniversary of the Oaks Colliery disaster and explore High Green’s mining heritage. At St Saviour’s Church, Mortomley Lane, High Green on Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Monday 12th December 10.30 a.m.- 4pm. and Sunday 11th December a special service at 11am and the exhibition 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Hundreds of photographs. Free admission. Free leaflet. Bookstall. Tea & coffee.

Rush Hour Reading: Thurs 1 Dec 5.30-6.30pm. Love Reading? Avoid traffic jams and join Forgotten Fiction for coffee, cake and bookchat about favourite books and writers..All Good Stuff Butcher Works Arundel Street Sheffield. SHEFFIELD ALIVE AFTER 5!

Join us for Etsy Made Local this Christmas: at Sheffield Town Hall! Discover 50 high quality stalls from local makers and artists where you’ll be able to start (and finish!) your Christmas shopping in one wonderful weekend. FREE ENTRY. Saturday 3rd December: 10-5pm. Sunday 4th December: 11-4pm. For more info about the stallholders and their wares, please visit and follow the links to our social media pages.

Abbeydale Reimaged: Exhibition of paintings evoking a sense of work and life at Abbeydale industrial Hamlet in the 19th Century by local artist John Wilkinson. These paintings are the result of a 50 day residency that John undertook between April and October this year. Many were painted on site, and are intended to enhance our understanding of the site by adding atmosphere and the human element. Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Learning Centre, Abbeydale Road, Mon-Thursday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 11am - 4.45pm until December 31st.

Maureen Taylor ‘How the Tudors Celebrated Christmas’: We enjoy our Christmases, and so did the Tudors. They involved heaps of fun and ribaldry, but also had a huge element of friendship and commitment to family (no matter how distant), and to charity for those less well off or ill. They sang and drank, made merry, danced, sang, and used their imaginations. They were also deeply religious; so the birth of Christ was taken very seriously. There are similarities with our Christmases, but also great differences; find out what they were like. Monday Dec 5th. See Bishop’s House website for details.

Stannington Brass Band festive tour: starts on Saturday 3 December with a concert at the Lomas Hall. Tickets for the Lomas Hall concert which starts at 7.30 pm are available from Stannington Hardware or telephone 0114 233 2821. Sat 3– Lomas Hall, 7.30 pm. Tickets 0114 2332821 and Stannington Hardware. Sun 4 – Christmas Festival of Music, Sheffield Cathedral, 7.30pm. Tues 6 – Rivelin Hotel 8.30pm, Sat 10– Ranmoor Church 7.30pm. Sun 11 – St Lukes Service of Remembrance , Cathedral 2pm. Sun 11– Upper Chapel, Surrey Street 6pm. Sun 11 – Crown and Glove, Stannington 8.30pm. Mon 12 – Rose and Crown (Minnies), Stannington 8.30pm. Tues 13 – The Venue at Stocksbridge 7pm. Wed 14 – Horse & Jockey, Wadsley Lane. Sat 17 – Merry Night, Lomas Hall, Stannington 7.30pm continued on following page. Sun 18 – Ball Inn, Crookes 8.30pm. A Registered Charity under the provisions of the Charities Act 1960. Regd. No. 501558. A member of BRASS BANDS ENGLAND. Mon 19 – Hillsborough Hotel 8.30pm. Tuesday 20 December – The Peacock, Stannington - 8.30pm. Wed 21 – Ranmoor Inn 8.30pm. Fri 23 – Holly Bush, Hollins Lane 8.30pm. Sun 25 & Mon 26 – Stannington Village 9.30am. For further information visit the band’s website

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.

“UNCERTAIN SPACES & OBSCURE VIEWS”: Solo painting show of the artist Andy Cropper at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield. Runs from 24th November until 3rd December. A solo show of paintings by Andy Cropper continuing his exploration of Sheffield’s in-between places and non-spaces. The work of Andy over the past few years has been about observing uncertainty within the spaces of daily life. Looking at places and scenes that make him pause, and question what it is about that given place that produces a feeling that something is different. That something is an uncanny “not quite right”. The show “Uncertain Spaces & Obscure Views” is essentially about mystery. Bank Street Arts, 32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield S1 2DS. For more info -

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 Sun Dance 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.

SHOP TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS CHRISTMAS: Come and see the wide range of unusual, original and useful gifts for sale at GOOD TASTE- the Sheffield Fair Trade shop- and know that you when you buy them, you are helping to improve lives in developing countries around the world. GOOD TASTE in Broomhill also stocks a large variety of fairly traded

cards, jewellery, toys, food and household items. Goods are also available on a ‘Sale or Return’ basis for fairs, markets etc. 195 Whitham Road in Broomhill and is open Monday to Saturday

10.00-5.30pm. All profits from the shop go to support TASTE, a Sheffield based charity

which improves access to clean water in Nigeria.

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: 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 Saturdays: Helen Taylor School of Dance 10-11.30am 07794 147315. Capoeira 10am-12: Walkley Community Centre, 7a Fir Street (off South Rd), Walkley S6 3TG. Car parking available with 95 & 52 bus routes nearby. See website for further information.

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

NEW: Handmade for Christmas: Until 8 Jan 2017. Millennium Gallery. When something is made by hand, you know it’s been crafted with love by someone who cares. Because a gift should be special, everything on sale in our Christmas show is handmade in the UK. Featuring the very best in contemporary British craft and design, Handmade for Christmas presents work by some of the country’s most talented makers, offering an inspired alternative to the high street for this year’s Christmas shopping. Discover jewellery, glassware, ceramics, prints and much more, all created by artists, designers and craftspeople marrying traditional skills and techniques with innovative, contemporary approaches. You’ll find lots more gift ideas in our online shop, from prints by local artists to must-have homeware, as well as our brand new Print on Demand service. Visit:

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.

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.

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

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.

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:

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

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.

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

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.