Listings: Events & Groups

August 23 - August 30 2018

Tuesday, 21st August 2018, 16:34 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st August 2018, 16:35 pm

Leopold Square’s outdoor salsa spectacular: Sheffield’s August Bank Holiday is lining up for the return of a free, nine-hour open air Latin live music and dance spectacular. Hundreds are expected at the final Salsa In The Square event of 2018 on Sunday, August 26th. The city centre’s Leopold Square is set to host the event that offers live salsa band, DJs, free salsa lessons, dance demos and more. Salsa In The Square starts at 5pm and finishes at 2am the following day. The Latino party moves inside Cubana at 10pm and carries on with their renowned Barrio Latino event with DJs playing over two floors. Cubana tapas bar is situated at Unit 4 Leopold Square, Sheffield S1 2JG. Bookings can be made on 0114 276 0475. More info from

Silver and Glass: A Demonstration of Early Photographic Processes. Sat 25 August, 1–3pm. Millennium Gallery. £10, please book in advance via or call 0114 2782647. Learn about early photographic techniques, from the Daguerrotype and Fox Talbot’s salted paper process through to the cyanotype and wet collodion. See practical demonstrations of the cyanotype process and the making of wet collodion positives (ambrotypes), where collodion solution is flowed onto a glass plate, sensitised in a bath of silver nitrate and exposed in the camera while still wet. The result is an image of pure silver on glass. Take the time to visit the Victorian Giants exhibition, which features many images made using the wet collodion process.The workshop will be led by Guy Brown FRPS, a Professor at the University of Sheffield and an enthusiastic user of early photographic processes. Participants in the workshop are advised to wear old clothes, since the chemicals used will stain should they come into contact with clothing.

Lunchtime Talk: Printing The Two Ways of Life. Wed 29 Aug, 1–1.45pm. Millennium Gallery. Free, just turn up. Active members of Wolverhampton Photographic Society, Roy Hawthorne ARPS and David Kingston LRPS, will lead this talk on the printing techniques used by Oscar Gustave Rejlander to create his composite The Two Ways of Life.

MATLOCK RAILWAY CLUB – NEW SEASON: Gothic Warehouse – Cromford Wharf – 7.30pm. Meeting Topic – ‘Welsh Highland Railway’. September Thursday 6th. Non members welcome - details 07900 244913.

Want to sing in a friendly choir?: No auditions, no need to read music. Come along to Broomhall Community Choir on Tuesdays from 10am until 12, term times only at £2 a session. We meet at St.Andrews Church, Hanover Way.

An Exhibition of ‘Treasures, Jewels, Sparkles and Precious Things’: Celebrating 50 Years of The Arts Society. 7th – 9th September 2018 at the Millennium Gallery. The exhibition is celebrating 50 Golden Years of the Arts Society and will be opened by The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Magid Magid, on Friday 7th September at 11.00 am. Work from Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield Young Carers, Work who are based off Ringinglow Road and help people with special needs, Freeman College Sheffield and students of Chesterfield College. The exhibition is aimed at celebrating artwork from young people from different backgrounds and they will demonstrate in their own way what is precious to them making it a treasure. Free Have a Go Art workshops. Wire work and Embossed Ceramics. These will be held by Victoria Kershaw, well known Sheffield Silversmith and will be running the Wirework workshop. Tracey Heyes, well known ceramist, will run the Embossed Ceramics workshop. Friday 7th Sept 14.30 -1630 & Saturday 8th September 11.00-13.00. Clay Modelling. Saturday 8th September 14.30 – 16.30 and Sunday 11.00-13.00 & 14.30-16.30. For more information go to and

AN INVITATION FROM HALLAM CHORAL SOCIETY: to join them for the autumn season under their exciting new conductor 21 year old Matthew Quinn, a music graduate from the University of Manchester who already has considerable experience as a conductor and singer. His first concert for Hallam Choral Society celebrates the centenary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, with a performance of one of the composer’s best known classical pieces - The Chichester Psalms. The concert, when the choir will be accompanied by Hallam Sinfonia, is at St. Mark’s Church, Broomhill on Saturday 8th December, and also features one of the most popular of choral works – Mozart’s Requiem. The choir welcomes new members, especially sopranos, tenors and basses, and rehearsals start again on Monday, 3rd September at Hallam Community Centre. For more information

Behind-the-scenes Tour: at St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, S11 8LY: Saturday 8th September 10.00 am – 12.00 noon Have you ever wondered what goes on ‘backstage’ in a church? What is all that silver for? Why do the ministers wear different colours? And what do all the buttons on the organ actually do? Now is your chance to find out! Free event but please visit to book your place. A Heritage Open Days event.

Art Activity Afternoon at St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, S11 8LY: Saturday 8th September 2.00 – 4.00 pm Unleash your inner creativity - let our stunning New Creation window inspire you to make your own masterpiece! Free event but please to book your place. A Heritage Open Days event.

St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church will also be open for several days as part of the annual Heritage Open Days festival. Pop in and see our beautiful New Creation Window, chat to our stewards about our history or simply enjoy the quiet space and wonderful light of our building: Thursday 6 September: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm. Friday 7 September: 11.30 am - 4.00 pm. Thursday 13 September: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm. Friday 14 September: 11.30 am - 4.00 pm

AGAPANTHUS, TULBAGHIA, NERINES & DIERAMA: a talk by Steve Hickman, local nurseryman and Agapanthus expert.Tuesday 28th August 10.30am in the Botanic Gardens Education Centre. Event organised by FOBS (Friends of Sheffield Botanic Gardens) Members free. Visitors welcome £5. For more information visit

Discovery Days at Millennium Gallery: Fridays, 24 Aug, 31 Aug. 12-3pm. Millennium Gallery. Pay what you feel, just turn up. We’ve got more Discovery Days than ever ready for you this summer! Every Friday of the school holidays, we’ll be looking at the ideas and people behind our new exhibition, Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography. Head down to the Millennium Gallery for our drop-in interactive sessions and explore some of subjects that inspired the photographs in the exhibition, from outer space to the real Alice in Wonderland.

Museum Mystery Tours: Fri 31 Aug, 1.30pm. Weston Park Museum. Pay what you feel, just sign up on the day. Discover some of the hidden stories behind the museum’s most fascinating objects in our new family Museum Mystery Tours. Uncover the secrets behind the displays and explore objects and artefacts you might not have spotted before. Each tour will last approx. 40 minutes, places are limited.

NEW: Heads Roll: An Exhibition Curated by Paul Morrison. until 24 Nov 2018. Graves Gallery. The depiction of the head or face is one of the most compelling images in our visual language. Heads Roll, curated by artist Paul Morrison, presents a constellation of historical and contemporary perspectives to explore the subject through ideas of resemblance, abstraction, fiction and authenticity. Discover work by Frank Auerbach, Glenn Brown, Patrick Caulfield, Michael Craig-Martin, Jessica Diamond, Machiko Edmondson, Jacob Epstein, William Etty, Klara Kristalova, L.S. Lowry, Ben Nicholson, Mary Obering, Julian Opie, Ruth Root, Walter Sickert, Mathew Weir and more.

What’s on at The Red Lion: Penistone Road. Sunday Lunch. Live Singer every Sunday. Bikers Night every Monday from 6pm onwards. Quiz Nights every Tuesday 6pm till late.

THE BACH CHOIR IN SHEFFIELD GOES FRENCH FOR THE EARLY AUTUMN: Sheffield Bach Choir commences its 69th concert season with a special event on Saturday evening 6 October 2018 at 7.30 pm in historic Sheffield Cathedral. The Singers return from their annual summer break just about four weeks previous to this significant presentation. Joining the Bach Choir will be the Choristers of Sheffield Cathedral and the National Festival Orchestra with Alan Horsey at the cathedral organ and soloists Joanne Gamble and Thomas Asher for Maurice Duruflé’s mighty Requiem Mass produced during and immediately after the Second World War. The first half of the concert features Poulenc’s “Salve Regina” and also his Litanties to the Black Virgin of Rocamadour and, immediately prior to the interval, Cathedral Organist and Director of Music, Thomas Corns, will be the soloist in Poulenc’s Organ Concerto of 1938 celebrating the eightieth anniversary of its first performance in the French capital city. The Bach Choir’s programme is completed by Gabriel Fauré’s evocative “Cantique de Jean Racine”. The Bach Choir will be glad to welcome new members for this exciting concert, and – indeed – the whole upcoming seasons, who are invited to register their interest at any time during August. Please contact either Liz Arnesen, Membership Secretary, on 07960 523 911 or conductor, Dr Simon Lindley on or by telephone on 07980 873 070. Rehearsals commence on Monday 3 September at Cemetery Road Baptist Church [Napier Street entrance] S11 8HA. Previous choral experience is a plus! Other concerts upcoming at Sheffield Cathedral include Sir Karl Jenkins’s “The Armed Man” – a Mass for Peace – Saturday 17 November and a complete rendition of Handel’s “Messiah” on Monday 3 December at 7.00, both events with the National Festival Orchestra and gala team of vocal soloists: for November, Nicola Hooke, Hannah Mason, Jeremy Dawson and Thomas Asher and, for “Messiah”: Ella Taylor, David Allsopp, David Brown and Quentin Brown. Further details from the Bach Choir Website: Phone Vicky Highet, Publicity Officer, for an attractive printed leaflet for the whole season: 07736 554 094.

CAWTHORNE Ukelele Night: Following the successful & flourishing 2 years on Tuesdays at Walton Library, Wakefield. 2017-18 Air Ambulance Fundraisers, Thornes Park Rose Garden & Arts Events, Wedding Anniversaries, Sing-along Tour d’Shires, Tractor Rally, Open Gardens, Poetry Book Launch Medecins Sans Frontiere Fundraisers and more… not just cleaning windows! MONDAY SESSION call/text Jon M: 07810 080828. Cawthorne Village Hall, Moxon Rm - instruments provided. MONDAYS Beginner 5:30-6:30pm Intermediate 7-8pm.

Art Against War: Peter Kennard and the CND Movement. Until 7 Oct 2018. Millennium Gallery.

NEW: Circus! Show of Shows: until 4 Nov 2018. Weston Park Museum. A dazzling celebration of 250 years of circus in Great Britain, Circus! Show of Shows shines a spotlight on the remarkable stories behind the much-loved spectacle. Delve into the drama of the big top and explore the hidden histories of women performers and black circus artists, as well as Sheffield’s own circus story, the changing attitudes towards animal performance, and the enduring influence of circus on popular culture. See one of the world’s most famous circus paintings, Degas’ breath-taking Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando, alongside crowdpleasing displays bringing together over 150 objects, from glittering costumes and rare historic posters to films, archive photographs and more.

Hallam Grange Bowling Club S10: The bowling season is underway and you may be looking for a new challenge which gives you exercise, fresh air, new skills and new friends. New members very welcome at our friendly club with superb facilities including secure off - road parking (no parking on side roads ). Beginners welcome with coaching and woods (bowls) available. Contact John Turner 07787 554036 for a chat.

NEW: Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography. Until 23 Sep 2018. Millennium Gallery.

NEW: Art Against War: Peter Kennard and the CND Movement. Until 7 Oct 2018. Millennium Gallery.

TEA AND TALK ON TUESDAYS: AT BROOMHILL COMMUNITY LIBRARY. Improve your everyday English through conversation, maybe English is not your first language but you speak a little. Gain confidence in speaking everyday English. Tuesdays 12.30 – 2pm. Light refreshments provided. Bring own lunch if required. Improve your everyday speaking skills. Learn common English expressions. Make new friends. Share your culture. Get ready for your IELTS. Broomhill Community Library, 10 Taptonville Road, Sheffield S10 5BR Tel: (0114) 2734276. Email

Want to sing in a friendly choir?: Experienced or not, come along to Broomhall Community Choir on Tuesdays from 10am until 12. It costs £3 a session. We meet at St.Andrews Church, Hanover Way S3, in term times only.

Post-natal art and coffee: for parents and their new babies (up to three months of age). Make a piece of art and talk to other new parents in a small group setting. Last Thursday of every month in St. Oswald’s Church. 10.00-11.30. £5, includes a selection of refreshments. Run by qualified ante-natal teacher. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Minimum numbers required to go ahead. 0114 2589415.

Epilepsy Action Sheffield Branch Meeting: One of our regular monthly meetings (the second Thursday of every month except August) where people affected by epilepsy can meet, find mutual support and basic advice about epilepsy. Open to all people affected by or interested in epilepsy. Tonight is an open meeting to give more time to chat, individually and/or as a group and ask questions. All welcome. 7.30-9.00 pm Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James’ Street Sheffield, S1 2EW. Disabled access. Free, but donations welcome - £1 suggested. Contact: Duncan 0114 235 2197, David 0114 230 2151, Maureen 0114 296 7892 or email

The Milestone - Crystal Peaks: Every Tuesday: Bingo & Games Night with Jamie B @ 8.30pm. Every Wednesdays: Milestone Jam Night @ 9pm. Thursday: Monthly Comedy night go to Who Dares Grins. com for line ups & Tickets. Every Friday: Karaoke @ 8.30pm with Rachel Riley.

A-PLUS DRUMLINE: Europe’s first percussion performance ensemble for young adults with learning difficulties. Learn to drum and perform in an informal and friendly setting, no experience required - all equipment provided free of charge. Tuesdays 5.30 to 6.30pm Croft House Centre, Garden Street, S1 4BJ Tel : 2491460 or email :

Croft House Centre: Garden Street, Sheffield S1 4BJ. Mondays: Belong Day Care Centre for adults with learning difficulties 10.00 am to 3.00 pm (tel : 07866524126); The Mambo Collective 7.30 to 9.30 pm (tel :2755769); Tin Soldiers Brass Ensemble 7.00 to 9.00 pm (tel: 0798 6181120); Flamenco in Sheffield 5.00 to 5.30 pm (tel : 0795 6296860); Tuesdays: Belong Day Care Centre; Acro Sheffield 7.30 to 9.30 pm (tel : 0794 9374081); Aim to Dance & Create 7.00 to 8.30 pm (tel : 0771 9149352); Wednesdays : Belong Day Care Centre; Flamenco in Sheffield 6.30 to 8.30 pm; Mulembasdafria African Dance 7.30 to 8.30 pm (tel : 0793 0209076); Thursdays: Belong Day Care Centre; Concord Youth Music 7.00 to 9.00 pm (tel 0114 2491460)

Fridays: Belong Day Care Centre; Saturdays : Concord AllStars Junior Marching Band 10.00 am to 12.00 noon (tel : 0114 2491460); Sophie Wood Dance Class 1.30 to 3.30 pm (tel: 0799 0977939). Saturdays: Acro Sheffield 2.00 to 4.00pm. Sundays : Sheffield Concert Band 10.00 am to 12.00 noon (tel: 01246 413226); Concord Youth Music 2.00 to 5.00 pm (tel: 0114 2491460).

CONCORD ALLSTARS JUNIOR MARCHING BAND: Sheffield own National Champions for youngsters aged 8 to 16 years. No experience required, all equipment provided free of charge

Free music or dance lessons in a friendly and informal atmosphere - parents welcome

Saturday 10.00 am to 12.00 noon Croft House Centre, Garden Street, Sheffield S1 4BJ

Tel : 2491460 or email :

Monday PROBUS Club meeting: at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Millhouses like other Probus Clubs helps to send money to many charities both locally and elsewhere. SAKA, Sheffield Area Kidney Association is one such club that gained £40 by our having a presentation about ‘The Isle of Man’. Why not come along to one of our meetings to see if you could enjoy them as we do. Monday Mornings at 10am.

Dementia Cafes and Singing for the Brain: Our five local dementia cafes provide a safe and supportive space for people living with dementia, their carers, family and friends to meet informally. Our friendly staff and volunteers are on hand to provide information and support, or you can simply share experiences and chat over a cup of tea. We also run Singing for the Brain sessions: based around the principles of music therapy and singing the structured group sessions use to music to encourage communication and participation and include opportunities to talk to other people. No need to be good at singing, open to anyone with dementia who can attend alone or with a friend or family member. Contact Chloe at the Alzheimer’s Society on 0114 2768414 for more information.

Sheffield Soroptimists Welcome New Members: Be part of a worldwide organisation for women whose mission is to raise awareness, act as advocates and take action to improve the status of women throughout the world. We are actively involved in many local projects, offering both practical support and fundraising, as well as enjoying social activities. We meet on the first Monday and the third Tuesday of each month (7.00pm) in the S10 area. For further information see

FAIR TRADE GIFTS: are to be found in abundance in GOOD TASTE, Sheffield’s Fair Trade shop. Unusual cards, handmade crafts and jewellery, as well as household goods and food....and all ethically sourced..! Come and see for yourself! Find us at 195, Whitham Road, S10 2SN Monday to Saturday. 0114 438 1428 or

Al-Anon Family Groups: Support for the families and friends of problem drinkers, meetings throughout the week in Sheffield. You are not alone, we too have known the fear and isolation that living with an alcoholic can bring and can offer support and understanding. To find local meetings or 020 7593 2070. Sheffield meetings: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday. Al-Ateen meeting for children of Alcoholics age 12-17 also available.

Help and support for family and friends of Alcoholics: Each Wednesday 7.15pm Taplin Road Baptist Church, Hillsborough. For other local meetings confidential helpline 020 74030888 or

WANT TO SING OR LIKE TO TRY IT?: Free taster sessions. No audition. TINTAGEL VOICES welcomes you. We are a small friendly choir with an enthusiastic and experienced leader. We sing a wide range of world/folk/innovative music. Meet term time Thursdays 7.30-9.00pm at Nether Edge Club, 2 Moncrieffe Road, Sheffield S7 1HR. Contact Ann 07811 531 588 for details. Email or just come along.

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.

SHEFFIELD SOCIALIST CHOIR: welcomes new members. We sing for freedom, justice and peace around the world. No auditions. No need to read music. We meet Thursdays during term-time, 19.30-21.30, at St. Mary’s, Bramall Lane, S2 4QZ. Come along and try a session, though please contact us first: More info at:

Retired men looking for an interest: why not join a Probus club near you. There are a lot in the Sheffield Area, and most like Monday Probus at Millhouses will let you try before you join. Ask friends or look on line to see a suitable venue and day of the week. Monday at Grove road Church Hall is a good one. Meet at 10am.

Social Café and Play Reading Group: for anyone aged 50 +. Every Thursday at the Zest Centre, S6 3NA from 10:30 – 12:00. Come along to meet new people and try something new. All aged 50+ welcome. 0114 2702040 extension 249 for info.

Retired Men in the Sheffield: area needing mental stimulation, have a look for a PROBUS Club in your area. There are over 14 from North to South, East to West with meeting on different days. Find one to suit you. Monday PROBUS at Millhouses. Even Ladies Club at Abbeydale.

Retired men: who are able to come to Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grove Road MILLHOUSES, on Monday mornings have no need to sit at home if the weather is too hot or rainy. Join us at a meeting from 10am. Have a coffee and biscuit before an interesting meeting. Collect one of our brochure envelopes that will tell you about us, then see if we have impressed us enough to consider joining our Club. No initial cost to give us a try. We even invite partners for some meetings each year.

Tin soldiers ensemble: Looking for brass players a bass guitar player and a keyboard player to join our big band style ensemble. Any level of ability is welcome. We rehearse monday nights 7-9pm at croft house, garden street. Sheffield. S1 4BJ. Very relaxed fun atmosphere with no huge commitment.

Crown green bowling: now is the time to try this fascinating game. The De La Salle club

is looking for new members and is offering two free sessions. You can borrow the bowls. Just turn up with flat shoes at 6.30 any Monday evening or 10.30am any Thursday. You will be very welcome. The club is located in beautiful grounds next door to Beauchief Hall, off Abbey Lane, and is surrounded by historic buildings, golf courses and a deer park. For fuller directions or information phone Alan Haigh on Sheffield 2303070.

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 (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 or ask at the library if interested.

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

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: We look forward to welcoming new faces - juniors need to be over 11 years.

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.

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.

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: 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 S18 2XP. 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: 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.

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

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.