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April 20 - April 27 2017

SHEFFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY ANNUAL EXHIBITION: Friday 21 - Sunday 30 April 2017. Annual Photographic Print Exhibition. Open from noon Friday 21 to Sunday 30th April. ​Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, S1 1HA. Cost: FREE.

SHEFFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: Tuesday 25 April 2017. President’s’ Choice. Past, current and future Presidents show a selection of prints not selected for the Annual Exhibition. ​7.45 for 8.00pm at St. Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Sheffield S8 7FN. Cost: Visitors £4.

Yorkshire Silent Film Festival will run May 5 - 31 taking the magic of silent film with live music to cinemas, theatres and community venues around Yorkshire. With 40 screenings, ten solo musicians, two orchestras and a jazz band, Yorkshire Silent Film Festival is the UK’s biggest festival of silent film with live musical accompaniment. The festival opens at Abbeydale Picture House, Sheffield, on Friday 5 May, with Alfred Hitchcock’s first thriller, The Lodger. For full listings www.yorkshiresilentfilm.com @yorkshiresilent

Looking for ex-graduates of the Diploma in Counselling at Sheffield Hallam University as well as the graduates from the Academy S.P.A.C.E to take part in a ‘panel of ex students’. The session will be held on 26th April at 3.30-4.30 pm at the Academy S.P.A.C.E to our Year 3 students. We are asking people to talk about their journey post qualification e.g. job prospects, accreditation etc. If you are interested in taking part and able to attend please contact Sally by email counsellingacademy@gmail.com

Talk by Lord Mayor Denise Fox: about her year in office. At Frecheville Library, Smalldale Road,

Frecheville S12 4YD. Monday 24th April at 7.00pm. Free entry please ring to book a place telephone number 0114 2037817.

An Earthly Paradise: Gardens in Art. Until 1 Jul 2017. Graves Gallery. A place of peace and tranquillity, a playground, or somewhere to nurture flowers and food, the garden represents many things to different people. An Earthly Paradise explores the diverse ways artists have represented these uniquely personal spaces in their work. The exhibition sees the return of a major work to the city, Stanley Spencer’s Zacharias and Elizabeth (1913–14). The painting, co owned with Tate, goes on display alongside highlights from Sheffield’s visual art and Ruskin collections, including paintings and works on paper by Paul Cézanne, James Tissot, Evelyn Dunbar and more.

Grand Jumble Sale: on Saturday 29th April 2017: 11-1pm at 74th Oak Street Scouts Hut, on Canterbury Road, S8 9QS( off Rushdale Rd) Meersbrook. In aid of St.Luke’s Hospice and Sheffield Food Banks. 50p admission, children free. Lots of bargains, fine tea and cakes, and any jumble gratefully appreciated and can be brought down on the morning of 29th April from 9am, or if you ring 2508543 it can be collected.

Protest Lab: Until 21 May 2017. Millennium Gallery. Protest Lab is an experimental, vocal, social space where views are shared and ideas are challenged. Find out more about the history of protest and activism in Sheffield, tell us about the causes that matter to you and help us shape our forthcoming programme of exhibitions and events marking the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act in 2018. See our website for our full programme of Protest Lab events.

Stories from the East: The Grice Ivories: Until 9 July 2017. Weston Park Museum. Discover a spellbinding world of myth and legend as some of the UK’s finest examples of Chinese craftsmanship go on show at Weston Park Museum this spring. This is the largest display of these remarkable hand-carvings in over 15 years and will look at the tales, figures and traditions that inspired them. This exhibition will also explore how Dr John Grice’s extraordinary collection of ivories came to Sheffield in the 1930s, as well as the history and impact of the ivory trade.

Tim Etchells & Vlatka Horvat: What Can Be Seen. Until 7 May 2017. Millennium Gallery. What Can Be Seen is a major new collaborative project by internationally renowned artists Tim Etchells and Vlatka Horvat. Presenting a bold, playful reimagining of the city’s historic museum collections alongside new work by the artists, the exhibition explores how we attempt to understand the world through history, science, art, narrative and the act of collecting itself.

Wadsley and Loxley Commoners: ‘Discover Hardy’s Dorset’, an illustrated talk by Cathy Mackay, Mon 24 April- 7.30pm, Wadsley Church Hall, S6 4BB, £3 for members, £3.50 for visitors, includes refreshments.

Hillsborough and Owlerton Local History Group: ‘A Miscellany of Railways’ by John Quick, Thurs 20 April - 7.45pm, Hillsborough Sports Arena, Hillsborough Park, free parking at the Arena, 2863017.

Stephen Carlin: Sean Moran, Anthony J Brown. Spotlight Comedy Club, Winding Wheel, Holywell St, Chesterfield. S41 7SA. Thursday 27th April. Doors 7.30 Show 8pm. Box Office 01246 345222. Entry £13/11/8 – student price.

Skate with a Princess: Beauty And The Beast Special – iceSheffield: Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April, 10.45am - 12.45pm. Be our guest and join our princesses, Belle and Elsa for a magical family skating session at iceSheffield! We’ll be playing timeless and cherished music including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast for you and your family to sing along too, all while our princesses skate with your little ones. Keep your camera handy. Moments like these are worth remembering forever! Tip: If you book in advance you’ll receive FREE skate hire and queue jump. https://siv.org.uk/leisure/skate-with-a-princess

“The unparalleled destitution of the manufacturing districts”: Elizabeth Gaskell and fiction of the industrial north. A talk for the Victorian Society by Dr Shirley Foster, president of the Gaskell Society and former Reader in English and American Literature in the University of Sheffield. The talk will be preceded by the S Yorks Group AGM. Thursday 20 April, at the Friends’ Meeting House, St James’s Street, Sheffield (near the Cathedral). Doors open 6.45 pm. AGM at 7.15, followed by the talk at approx 7.40 pm. Entry to talk £4.50, AGM free. Open to all, booking not required. Enquiries 0114 2307693.

The RPS International Print Exhibition 159: opens at The Civic on 22 April and closes 3 June 2017. With free admission and plenty to see, this eclectic exhibition celebrating photographers from across the globe is unmissable. For more information and to book visit www.barnsleycivic.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.

CAR BOOT SALE: at PACES CAMPUS, Pack Horse Lane, High Green, Sheffield, S35 3HY. First Sunday of every month, starting 7th May to 1stOctober 2017. 9am-12pm (set up from 8am). Cars £5/Car with Trailer or Van £7. All welcome, free entrance, cafe on site. No need to book just turn up on the day. For more information tel: 0114 284 4444 or email: pacesreception@f2s.com. Visit our website: www.pacescampus.co.uk

New gallery, the Silk Road Gallery: will be opening Saturday 22 April 12-4 with textiles, objects, art and images from the lands of the Silk Road. Collected over the last 40 years by Peter Bennion and Kay Wallace of Bringing It All Back Home. It will include a new collection of Indian miniature paintings and photographs of India and Tibet and the forgotten Stepwells of Rajasthan, architectural wonders that date back to the 12th century. The Silk Road Gallery is behind the main Sharrow Vale Road shops on the cobbled lane that runs between The Greek Deli and Porter Pets, it’s easiest to approach from the Porter Pets end. Silk Road Gallery 364B Sharrow Vale Road S11 8ZP. Tel 2678222. You can see some of the collection on the website www.bringingitallbackhome.co.uk

A year of drawing trees by Jane Horton: all the drawings are all on show (and available to buy) at a pop up exhibition in the newly restored Samuel Worth chapel in the middle of the General Cemetery (just off Cemetery Avenue S11) on Saturday 22 April from 10am until 4pm. The exhibition is open to the public but it is only on for one day so make sure you take note of the date and come to take a look. Jane’s website is at www.drawntodraw.co.uk

Sharrow Vale market: The next Sharrow Vale street market will take place on Sunday 23rd April from 12 - 4pm.This popular market offers a wide range of delicious locally made food and produce. For example, this time, you can find Caribbean food, Mexican street food, Spanish delicacies, Indian food, wonderful smoked fish and meats, freshly baked pizzas, pies, cakes, ice creams and, of course, the famous Whirlow Hall Farm barbeque. Other shops and stalls along the road will be selling locally reared meat, organic vegetables, speciality cheeses, jams, preserves, home-made cakes and much, much more. There’s something for everyone as yet more stalls offer a range of other items including plants, flowers, jewellery, locally produced crafts, pictures and vintage collectables. Sharrow Vale Road, Hunters Bar S11.

Push The Boat Out 2017: you and your family can try sailing and windsurfing for free and low cost across Derbyshire. Between Saturday 13 and Sunday 21 May, eight sailing clubs and centres across the county are opening their doors to host Push The Boat Out ‘have-a-go’ events to give anyone who might never have thought they could give sailing a try the chance to get out on the water. For full details of exactly what is on and when at each participating sailing club and centre, visit www.rya.org.uk/PTBO - to search for an event where disabled people can get on the water tick the ‘Sailability’ activities box.

REFORMING OUR MONEY SYSTEM: HOW POSITIVE MONEY IS DRIVING THE DEBATE - Mon 24th Apr, 7:00-9:00pm. Our money system is broken; Positive Money - a movement for a fair, democratic and sustainable money system - has proposals to fix this. Insider Graham Hodgson has worked as a volunteer with the Positive Money team, and will fill us in on the story of this movement’s operation, ethos and mushrooming influence. Quaker Meeting House, St James St, S1 2EW. Free entry, but we ask for donations up to £5 according to ability to pay. www.facebook.com/PositiveMoneySheffield

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

Open afternoon at the Shire Brook Valley Visitor Centre: Stone Lane, Woodhouse. Sunday 23rd April - 1pm to 3.30pm. Pond dipping, displays and refreshments. further details contact 2694978.

Learn how to dance Argentinean Tango with Lucas Gastiarena (Buenos Aires) and Melanie Jarman: at Cubana (downstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Every Sunday afternoon. 2:30pm to 3:45pm for beginners/intermediates. 3:45pm to 5:00pm for improvers/advanced and 5:00pm we have social dance. £5 per class or £8 for two. Free Admission.

AFRO- MAGIC with resident magician Tom Hudson: at Cubana (upstairs) Leopold Square Sheffield S1. Every Sunday afternoon.4pm. Free Admission.

Barrio Latino: Resident DJs Antonio Sabroso and Roly play a mix of pre Latin & African rhythms – at Cubana (downstairs), Leopold Square, Sheffield S1. Every Sunday. 9pm. Free admission.

Paintings by Totley artists: Saturday April 22 at St John church hall Abbeydale road. 10.30-4 pm.

Engineering careers fair at Magna: A careers fair aimed at getting young people into engineering, manufacturing or technology is coming back to Magna for the third year. The Get Up to Speed event, which attracts big names like Rolls Royce, Sheffield Forgemasters, and Tata Speciality Steel, is the biggest of its kind in Yorkshire. Around 50 engineering professional bodies, colleges, training providers and companies will be exhibiting at the fair on April 26. Exhibitors include Chesterfield Special Cylinders, Naylor Industries, Polypipe, Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd and Tinsley Bridge. Sponsors include Santander, Sheffield Tooling, AESSEAL, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. For more information about Magna go to www.visitmagna.co.uk

Knitathon: 27th April 2017, 10.30am – 13.00pm. Non Conformist Chapel, Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield S11 8NT. Over 50? Interested in the outdoors and knitting? Join a Knitathon! All abilities are welcome as templates and guidance can be provided. Knit and crochet a woollen woodland in the beautiful Sheffield General Cemetery. All kit is provided, but feel free to bring your own! Free tea, coffee and biscuits will also be provided to keep you fuelled throughout the Knitathon. After the Knitathon join us for a walk around the cemetery to see where your work for the woollen woodland will be. Everything is completely free. Call 0800 032 3723 for more information or visit www.drinkwiseagewell.org.uk

Come and sing: in harmony at Greenhill Methodist Church on School Lane on a Thursday evening from 7.30-9.30pm or a Saturday afternoon at Greenhill Library from 2.30-4.30pm starting 6 May (3 out of 4 Saturdays per month, with the last weekend of the month off, usually). All voices welcome, no previous experience required, just an enthusiasm for singing. Sessions are led by an experienced vocal tutor and all songs are taught by ear so there’s no need to be able to read music. We sing songs from around the world and some pop and folk music, all a capella. Session cost (including refreshments) £7.50 (unwaged £5.50). Please email highpeakproject@gmail.com or ask at the library if interested. You can turn up on the night/day too but please be aware although this is an ongoing group, we do have holidays,and the next one will be over Easter.

Easter eggs-travaganza at Magna: Families are invited to an eggs-travaganza of workshops and tours at Magna Science Adventure Centre during the Easter holidays. Visitors can enjoy the wide range of activities and entertainment on offer until April 23rd. The popular Kitchen Sink workshop returns and will provide plenty of scientific excitement with the performance of hair-raising, hands-on experiments. Those with a keen interest in history can find out about the heritage of the Templeborough steelworks on a guided tour with an ex-steelworker. Families can

also watch one of the blacksmiths get to work and discover more about the steelmaking process. As well as the Big Melt there are more than 100 hands-on exhibits designed to explore the four elements of air, water, earth, and fire. Magna also hosts regular school visits and business and social events. The Kitchen Sink workshop, guided tour and forge demonstrations are all included within entry to Magna. For more information please visit www.visitmagna.co.uk.

Ecclesfield Library Craft Group: Celebrate WORLD BOOK NIGHT with a Book Swap at Ecclesfield Library. Saturday 22nd April. Bring a book and leave with a new one. Refreshments available. Ecclesfield Library. NEW Men’s group - “Knock, Twist and Shuffle”. Monday 24th April, 11.00-12.30pm. Enjoy a chat and a game of dominoes, cards, or board games. Or sit quietly with the paper. £1,00 per session. Feel free to drop in and try it out. Information: 0114 246 3516. Computers for Every Day. New 5 week course at Ecclesfield Library. Tuesday 25th April. Got a Tablet, mobile phone, laptop? Familiarise yourself with computer skills that will help you get to grips with the basics. Bookings: 0114 246 3615. Ecclesfield Library Local Archives History Group. Wednesday 26th April, 3.00-5.00pm. Ecclesfield Library Writing Group. Wednesday 26th April, 6.00-8.00pm. An informal and supportive group to share ideas. Contact Sharon on <ecclesfieldwriters@gmail.com> Ecclesfield Library Step by Step Walking Group- meets every Mon. 9.30-10.30. Call Ecclesfield Library for further information on 0114 2463615. Ecclesfield Library Step by Step by Craft Group. Meets weekly at the library every Mon at 11am-12.30pm. Pop in or call the library on 01142463615 for more details. Knit and Natter at Ecclesfield Library. Learn, Share, Laugh! Mons 3-5pm and Weds 12.30-3pm. Information from Debbie 07732844299. Reading Group at Ecclesfield Library. Monthly on Mondays 5-6pm. For further information Phone Sylvia 0114 2463615.

Small friendly art group: beautiful eduction centre, Botanical Gardens. Friday’s 1.30-3.30pm. Tuition if required. £4 per afternoon. Ross 07984411705.

NEW: An Earthly Paradise: Gardens in Art. Until 1 July 2017. Graves Gallery. A place of peace and tranquillity, a playground, or somewhere to nurture flowers and food, the garden represents many things to different people. An Earthly Paradise explores the diverse ways artists have represented these uniquely personal spaces in their work. The exhibition sees the return of a major work to the city, Stanley Spencer’s Zacharias and Elizabeth (1913–14). The painting, co owned with Tate, goes on display alongside highlights from Sheffield’s visual art and Ruskin collections, including paintings and works on paper by Paul Cézanne, James Tissot, Evelyn Dunbar and more.

The Sheffield Woodturning Club: meets at the Wood Lane Countryside Centre, Stannington S6 5HE, twice monthly on second and fourth Thursday evenings. Full programme details and all other information may be found on the website: www.sheffieldwoodturningclub.org.uk. We look forward to welcoming new faces - juniors need to be over 11 years.

159th RPS International Print Exhibition: The Gallery@ The Civic is delighted to announce that the Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition 159 will show in Barnsley from Saturday 22nd April to Saturday 3rd June. It is the longest-running exhibition of its kind in the world. This year’s exhibition features an eclectic mix of work by 75 photographers from 16 countries, carefully selected by a panel of experts, and will provide a fascinating insight into the range and diversity of photography today. Admission is free. For more information and to book visit www.barnsleycivic.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01226 327000.

Life in Glass: An exhibition of the Swedish glass design of Sheffield’s Ernest Gordon Adsetts. Until 20 April 2017. Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm. Free entry.

Our Art Group is named after Stanley Royle: the well known local artist. In the winter months, we meet fortnightly at St Chad’s hall on Abbey Lane on Monday evenings but during the summer we follow the artist’s example by painting outdoors in the local environment. We are a friendly group, looking for new members. For more details, ring Doreen 07505103117.

COAL ASTON W.I: meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm in the Village Hall, Eckington Road, Coal Aston. We have interesting speakers and craft demonstrations. New members welcome. Phone 0114 2475317.

Bakewell Town Hall Chamber Series: Until June 2017. We welcome members of the world-famous Halle Orchestra to Bakewell for a series of chamber music concerts. Concert on April 28th will feature two string quartets and the famous String Quintet with 2 cellos, by Schubert. This work is revered as one of the greatest pieces of chamber music ever written and is certainly much loved by cellists everywhere. Alongside this will be the delightful Haydn String Quartet – ‘The Lark’ so called because of the soaring melodies in the first violin part. In addition Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade is a witty and lyrical short piece. More famous as a composer of Lieder, like Schubert, this is one of the few instrumental works he composed. On June 22nd we will complete the series with music by Beethoven and Bach. The famous Goldberg Variations transcribed for String Trio will be the feature work in the programme. This is a wonderful version of Bach’s hugely popular keyboard work. Alongside this will be one of Beethoven’s great Opus 9 string trios. In these works his writing for strings really comes into its own, and paves the way for his later compositions for string quartet, which spanned his whole life. All the musicians performing for you in this series play with the Halle Orchestra, either as members, former members or regular guests. They all love to play chamber music in their spare time alongside their busy professional schedules, and are committed to bringing high quality chamber music to you, on your doorstep. As the Arts are increasingly poorly funded, there is an urgent need to start up small series such as this one. For this we need your support. Please welcome these hard-working, dedicated musicians to your centre and enjoy the opportunity to listen to and meet these fine musicians in the relaxed setting of Bakewell Town Hall. All concerts start at 7.30pm. Doors are open from 7pm. Tickets can be booked through Bakewell Town Hall Box Office (£12/£10) 01629 810152. The bar will be open for interval drinks.

NEW: Stories from the East: The Grice Ivories. Until 9 July 2017. Weston Park Museum. Discover a spellbinding world of myth and legend as some of the UK’s finest examples of Chinese craftsmanship go on show at Weston Park Museum this spring. This is the largest display of these remarkable hand-carvings in over 15 years and will look at the tales, figures and traditions that inspired them. This exhibition will also explore how Dr John Grice’s extraordinary collection of ivories came to Sheffield in the 1930s, as well as the history and impact of the ivory trade.

NEW: Protest Lab: until 21 May 2017. Millennium Gallery. Protest Lab is an experimental, vocal, social space where views are shared and ideas are challenged. Find out more about the history of protest and activism in Sheffield, tell us about the causes that matter to you and help us shape our forthcoming programme of exhibitions and events marking the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act in 2018.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.