Listings: Events & Groups

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July 28 - August 4 2016

Book Group: at Mugen Tea House, S3 7AA. 7.30pm Thursday 28th July. Readers of Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend are welcome to come and join in the discussion. Tea and cakes available at the delightful Mugen Tea House, Cnr Scotland Street/Lambert Street near West Bar.

Saturday morning community market: with local people providing stalls and showcasing their talents. There will be a variety of stall including gluten free cakes and flans, crafts plants and bric a brac. Tea, coffee and cake will be served in the pub. Come and meet your neighbours and help make this a regular event. The Ale house, 187 Fraser Rd, Woodseats, S8 0JP 30th July 10 - 2pm.

Mitch Benn: Nick Parry, Anthony J Brown. Spotlight Comedy Club, Winding Wheel, Holywell St, Chesterfield. S41 7SA. Friday 29th July. Entry £13/11/8 – student price. Doors 7.30 Show 8pm. Box Office 01246 345222.

Bradfield Historical Society: ‘Sheffield Postcards – A Selection from my Collection’ a talk by Pat Wagner, Mon 1 Aug, 7.30pm, Bradfield Village Hall, 2337463.

Lunchtime Talk: Ceramic Sculpture with Kathy Watson & Sarah Villeneau. Thu 28 July. 1–1.45pm. Millennium Gallery. Free, just turn up. Join Kathy Watson and Sarah Villeneau and find out more about some of the themes in our Shaped from the Earth – Sheffield Ceramics exhibition.

LINDHOLME COMMUNITY FETE 30 JULY: Visit the historic estate in the middle of the Hatfield Moors, enjoy the festivities and beautiful grounds! This year’s attractions include: Tours of Lindholme Hall, vintage tractors, classic cars, exhibition of Buddhist items and calligraphy with Lama Oser, Bric-a Brac, nature walks for all the family, ´Have-a-Go Olympics´, chain saw carving, arts & crafts stalls, famous TUG-o-WAR, hurdy gurdy,music, raffle, delicious food and café with cakes! Open: 10.30 - 5pm. LINDHOLME HALL, Lindholme Bank Rd, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster,Yorkshire UK, DN7 6DT. Telephone: 01302 842 503 www.gomde.org.uk

Book Sale: at Walkley Carnegie Library, South Road S6 3TD, Saturday 30th July 10am-1pm. The theme of the book sale is ‘Summer Reads’ - pop by and pick up a book (or three!) in time for your summer holiday! Refreshments will be available.

Monday PROBUS: have made a late change so that on the 1st August we will have a meeting as it is not an English Bank Holiday. Harry Brearly – The Totley Connection, will be the title of the presentation at 10am in the Hall behind Holy Trinity Church on Grove Rd. at Millhouses. Come and enjoy it with us.

Heeley Art Club: Summer Show. Exhibition of work by members of the Heeley art Club, 35 Chapel Walk Gallery. Monday the1st to Sunday the 7th August – 10am to 4pm. Originals paintings, prints and cards for sale. Free admission.

Healing & Divine Service: July 31, at The Oak Tree Spiritual Centre, Batemoor and Jordanthorpe Community Centre, Dyche Lane, S8 8BT, 6pm, speaker Pearl Wilson, all welcome.

RSPB Old Moor - Summer Hols: Until Friday 2nd September. Every Monday, 10am to 3pm, Drawing, Dipping and Discovery Day, Our activity centre will be open for self lead crafts all about homes for nature. Come along and enjoy painting and sticking and gluing and doing and then why not explore the reserve to see what bugs, birds and pond life you can see, followed by a snack or a drink in our cafe. Pond dipping kits and activity backpacks are available to hire. Every Tuesday, Tuesday Tales, 11am / 1pm / 2.30pm, Join Chris and Bob for tales of wildlife and wonder in the heart of our nature reserve. Every Wednesday, Wild Wednesday, Our most popular holiday time activity. Join us in the classroom for nature themed craft activities, go pond dipping or bug hunting on the reserve with a wildlife expert, or simply enjoy being out in the fresh air in beautiful surroundings. Every Thursday, Thinkbomb! Interactive sessions all about the wildlife where we live. See website for details of each session. Every Friday, Drawing, Dipping and Discovery Day Free Friday! Reserve entry is free to all children on this day. Our activity centre will be open for self lead crafts all about homes for nature. Come along and enjoy painting and sticking and gluing and doing and then why not explore the reserve to see what bugs, birds and pond life you can see, followed by a snack or a drink in our cafe. Pond dipping kits and activity backpacks are available to hire. Please note the information for bookings and further reserve information: Email: old.moor@rspb.org.uk Telephone: Visitor Centre 01226 751593. Website: rspb.org.uk/oldmoor

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.

Elephantastic exhibition: Come and visit nine of Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s little herd of elephants, complemented by an elephant themed art exhibition. Suitable for all ages. The Art House, 8 Backfields, Sheffield, S1 4HJ. Check out our website www.arthousesheffield.co.uk or call us 0114 2723970.

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 from May until October and for groups of 10 or more on Saturdays: 20th August, 17th September, 1st October. Price includes access to the gardens.

Come and sing your heart out: in our relaxed and friendly groups with Blue Sky Singing. Mondays upstairs at the Walkley Community Centre, Fir Street at 1.30 - 2.45pm, £5 per session, first session free. All kinds of music - no talent or experience necessary! Contact Terry on 07585 141 068, terry@blueskysinging.co.uk or just turn up!

Come and join in with Everyone’s Festival Singing Group: We sing every Thursday at the Arbourthorne Centre, Edenhall Road, Sheffield from 2pm - 4pm. We’re getting ready for the Everyone’s Festival in August and whether you’re a really good singer or you feel like you can’t sing a note, come and give us a try! It’s absolutely free and a really good laugh.

Lunchtime organ concert: every Thursday at St Andrew’s Church, Penistone at 1pm featuring Kevin Grunill or guest organist at the Allen electronic organ. Details on 07944 566972.

Afternoon Tea Dance: every Wednesday from 1 to 4 pm to live music from the Compton Organ. The Astoria Centre, Metro Trading Centre, Barugh Green, Barnsley. Details of event on 07944 566972.

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.

NEW: Echoes of the Great War: Photographs by Peter Cattrell. Until 4 Sep 2016. Weston Park.

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.