Artist at Manor Lodge

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Ceramicist Emilie Taylor (pictured) will be the next resident artist at Yorkshire Artspace’s Manor Oaks Studios at Sheffield Manor Lodge. Between now and next July 2, the Sheffield-born artist will divide her time between Chatsworth and Sheffield Manor Lodge to research the links between two estates.

“Historically the estates of Chatsworth and Sheffield Manor Lodge are linked by the matriarch Bess of Hardwick and her ascent to become one of the most powerful women in England,” she explains. “Today the estates are drastically different in many ways.”

She will have access to the archives at Chatsworth and plans to spend time on the estates making drawings that will inspire a new body of work that will be made in her studio at Yorkshire Artspace and fired in the new wood-fired kiln at Manor 

It will be displayed at Chatsworth from next year and at a venue on The Manor yet to be decided.

After a summer of public voting, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, set in the parkland of Bretton Hall, between Wakefield and Barnsley, has been named Yorkshire’s Most Magnificent Attraction, beating more than 100 other popular locations around the county.

During the whole of October the Coterie Gallery at High Green will be holding an open exhibition which is open to absolutely anyone who wishes to have a piece of artwork exhibited.

Work can be in any medium or genre - paintings. textiles, photography, sculpture, ceramics, anything that will stand or hang.

Works, labelled with the artist’s name and contact details together with the title and sale price if for sale and be dropped of in the studio, the gallery or reception between 9am and 5pm on Friday September 27. For further details call 07981 851174 or 07746 718658

The exhibition will run at Coterie Gallery & Fine Art Studio, Pack Horse Lane, High Green, from Tuesday 1st October until Wednesday 30th October.

Mr Maynard has been putting a fresh coat of paint on the stage walls of Ruskin Hall, Walkley, Mr Herbert has ironed the table cloths and Mr Lodge is wearing a new hat. It can only mean that a new season of Cabaret Boom Boom has arrived.

Opening the autumn season on Saturday night is the welcome return of Simon Munnery (pictured), hot from his sell out Edinburgh festival show, the madcap goings on of Covent Garden star Herbie Treehead, and some grace and beauty from unicycle virtuoso Anna Abrams. Plus the three regular comperes and a DJ. Tickets on sale from the usual outlets.

Elizabeth Charlesworth is giving a lunchtime recital at St Marie’s Cathedral with accompaniment by Hugh Finnigan.

She has a wide repertoire ranging through Baroque: Bach, Handel, Purcell to Classical and was one of the first singers to perform Mozart’s Regina Ceoli in 1991, shortly after the discovery of the manuscript.

Charlesworth studied music at Newcastle University, later gaining a Master of Music in research and performance at Sheffield University and has made a special study of English song.

Sean Lock has added a second October date at Sheffield City Hall. The Last Laugh Sheffield Comedy Festival headliner will premiere his Purple Van Man tour first on Friday, October 11, and then do an extra gig on October 31.