Listings: Events & Groups

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November 23 - November 30 2017

Christmas Fair Community Event: This Saturday, 25th November 2017, 2-4pm, Springwater Community Centre, Hackenthorpe - Lots of activities: Father Christmas (£1.50 including present), Hook-a-Bauble, Chocolate Double Decker, Lucky Dip, Teddy Tombola - everyone’s a winner! Cakes, books, toys, raffle and many more activities.

Take Me to Your Leader II: an immersive art installation in the Samuel Worth Chapel by artists Lea Torp Nielsen, Lesley Guy, Siân Williams, Natalie Willis and Maja Mihajlovic. Part of the Making Ways programme to celebrate and showcase exceptional contemporary visual art in the city, the exhibition creates a ‘circle of power, a collective incantation against the idiocies of leadership and power, presented as an immersive multisensory rant emanating from 5 totemic and video works’, a ‘sound bath of aggravated resistance’. Samuel Worth Chapel, Sheffield General Cemetery, Cemetery Avenue (off Ecclesall Rd) S11 8NT Free entry. Friday 24 – Sunday 26 November, 12.00 – 18.00. Bring a torch after dark.

Launch of Know the Line campaign against sexual harassment: The launch event is taking place at the Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James’ St, Sheffield S1 2EW on Friday 24th November 2017 2-4pm. Ann Butler. Contact: 07724 192803.

Winter Craft Fair, Sat 2nd Dec, 11am - 4pm, FREE. Shop small and support local makers this year at our family friendly winter craft fair. With festive food & drink, free kids craft activities, floristry workshop run by Moss & Clover and our Storyteller sharing a little bit of Christmas magic. The Holt Cafe, Sheffield, S1 4RE. More info and list of makers can be found at or on Instagram @mama_social @holtsheffield

Historical Association - Sheffield Branch: Thursday 30th November 2017. Branch Dinner - Royal Victoria Hotel. Follow us on facebook - booking essential.

Lunchtime Tour: A Personal Tour of Graves Gallery: Thu 23 Nov, 1–1.45pm. Graves Gallery. Free, just turn up.

Ravilious Season Women in Print Study Day: Fri 24 Nov, 10am–4pm. Millennium Gallery. £35 early bird/£45 full, please book in advance.

Christmas Craft Market: Sat 25 Nov, 10am–4pm. Millennium Gallery. Recommended donation £1.

Ravilious Season Workshop: Drypoint and Woodcut Printing: Sat 25 Nov, 11am–4pm. Millennium Gallery. £55, please book in advance.

Sheffield Life: Sheffield Postcards: Tue 28 Nov, 1–1.45pm. Weston Park Museum. Free, just turn up.

SHEFFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: Tuesday, 28th November 2017. “Developing Your Portfolio Worldwide”. (P D). A first visit from wildlife and landscape photographer Tesni Ward who will talk about the challenges of working abroad. 7.30 for 7.50pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, Reney Avenue, Greenhill, Sheffield S8 7FN. Visitors : £4.

AUTISM DIALOGUE programme at Sheffield Hallam University: A student-organised, group led programme for all Autistic Students and Staff (from any university). Dialogue is a free exchange of ideas and information without an agenda and provides the opportunity to examine preconceptions and prejudices among peers, by open conversation with active, non-judgemental listening. It is important to note, Dialogue is not a debate or a seminar where people convene with an agenda in place, either individually or collectively. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month starting Dec 8th. 1.30pm - 5pm. Common Room, The Hubs, Sheffield Hallam University. 30 spaces only. Please attend all sessions if you can*. No experience necessary. Free. Booking & Further Info

We are holding our annual Winter Craft Fair: on Saturday 25th November 2-5pm. It’s a great opportunity to buy beautiful gifts handmade locally, support your community centre and local makers. Lots of lovely things to buy from local books & pictures, mugs, bunting, and comic books.There will be quality craft stalls, cafe with home-made bakes, mulled wine and a penny social raffle downstairs in Ruskin Hall, charity stalls & festive activities for children upstairs. Entrance 50p donation, kids free.

‘Waterways’: by speakers we have had before will be the subject of the presentation on Monday 27th November. We invite any retired men to come along and join us for this at 10 a.m. Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grove Road, Millhouses. Our fees paid to presenters go to a worthy charity in the majority of cases.

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!

Get a grip event: A new Exhibition on the range and diversity of the handles that went into Sheffield Knives, from Blue John to Mother of Pearl. Now on in the Hawley Collection at Kelham Island Museum,Sundays to Thursdays.

Christmas Tree Festival: Heeley Parish. Church 151 Gleadless Road. Friday 24th November 11-4pm, Saturday 25th November 2-4pm, Monday 27th November -Friday 1st November 11-3pm and Saturday 2nd December 10-3pm.

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 childreen of Alcoholics age 12-17 also available.

Bird Walks: Heeley City Farm. Sheffield, S2 3DT. Sunday 26 Nov, 6am-8am. Sunday 10 December, 7.30-9.30am. For more information about Heeley City Farm, please visit

Christmas Fayre: Wood Lane Countryside Centre, Wood Lane, Stannington. Sun 26 Nov, 11am-5pm.

Flowers and gardens of the Canary Islands: A talk organised by Friends of the Botanical Gardens (FOBS). Tuesday 28th November, 10am in the Botanic Garden’s Education Centre . FOBS Members free. Visitors welcome £3. Visit for more information.

The History of Fulwood: Its Buildings and Landscape: A six week course looking at Fulwood history through its buildings and landscape. Using photographs, discussion and short walks Fridays 1 - 3pm, until 15 December 2017. Cost of £40 per person For more information or to book contact Brian Holmshaw of Sheaf Valley Heritage. Telephone 07845 265547 or email: Meet at Fulwood Old Chapel, 8 Whiteley Lane, Sheffield S10 4GL.

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

Join us for Etsy Made Local this Christmas at Cutlers’ Hall: Discover 70 high quality stalls from local makers and artists where you’ll be able to start (and finish!) your Christmas shopping in one wonderful weekend. Make a day of it by joining us for afternoon tea in the cafe, or by treat yourself to a glass of festive fizz in our licensed bar. FREE ENTRY. Saturday 2nd December: 10-5pm. Sunday 3rd December: 11-4pm. For more info about the stallholders and their wares, how to book your afternoon tea, in addition to exclusive parking discounts, please visit and follow the links to our social media pages.

Art at the Altar 2017: Handmade arts & crafts. St John’s Church, Penistone. 23-26 November.

Annual Christmas Fair: in the church hall, Wesley Ebenezer Church, Greenhow St Walkley, S6 . There will be lots of stalls, home baking, books, crafts, children’s activities, Tea and coffee and refreshments throughout the day. Admission 50p adults Children under 14 free. Sat 25 November from 10am to 2pm.

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!

A new Exhibition: on the range and diversity of the handles that went into Sheffield Knives , from Blue John to Mother of Pearl. Now on in the Hawley Collection at Kelham Island Museum, Sundays to Thursdays.

Handpicked Gifts at the Winter Gardens: in the Pop Up shop in the Winter Gardens. Craft Tea Company, GDESIGNS, The Tweet Factory, The Black Fish Press, Handpicked Books Sheffield. Open everyday from 10.00am to 5.00pm, until Wed 29th November. See facebook page Handpicked Gifts at the Winter Gardens - pop up shop for more details.

RUSH HOUR READING: Avoid the rush hour traffic and join us for coffee,cake & bookchat. Bring a favourite read to recommend to others and discuss authors you have enjoyed. Forgotten Fiction at All good Stuff, Butcher Works Arundel St Tel 0114 2525985 Thursday 23 Nov & 9 Dec 5.15-6.30. Details

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 – A mix of pre Latin & African rhythms with resident DJs Antonio Sabroso and Roly – at Cubana (downstairs) . Every Sunday. 9pm. Free admission.

Christmas Fayre: Bolsterstone Village S36 3ZB. Saturday 18 November from 10am to 3pm. Craft stalls, homemade produce, jams, toys, gifts, jewellery, burgers, pickles , refreshments and Santa for the kiddywinks. Come and listen to the children’s choirs and enter our fabulous raffle. All welcome!

The History of Fulwood: Its Buildings and Landscape. A six week course looking at Fulwood history through its buildings and landscape. Using photographs, discussion and short walks Fridays 1 - 3pm. Until 15 December 2017 Cost of £40 per person For more information or to book contact Brian Holmshaw of Sheaf Valley Heritage Telephone 07845 265547 or email: Meet at Fulwood Old Chapel, 8 Whiteley Lane, Sheffield S10 4GL.

Homeless and Rootless at Christmas: is a project based at the Archer Project and Sheffield Cathedral, and this year runs from Christmas Eve to New Years Day providing a warm welcome to people who find themselves with support and friendship over the period. Part of the service provided by the team of volunteers is the provision of a variety of entertainment at lunchtimes and in the afternoon’s, and once again we are looking for offers of help from entertainers willing to give an hour of their time. In particular we hope to hear from singers and musicians who are able to interact with our guests as well as entertain, it is a unique atmosphere and extremely rewarding for those who give their time. If you like the idea of getting involved the have a look at the HARC website where you’ll find details of how to volunteer. Alternatively you can email entertainment coordinator Phil Taylor at or send a text (not phone call) to 07958 332858.

The Hallam Choral Society: has just started its new season, and is rehearsing Handel’s Messiah for a concert at St Mark’s Broomhill on Saturday 2nd December. We welcome new members, particularly young singers and tenors and basses. The choir, under the direction of the immensely talented Elspeth Slorach, performs between three to four concerts a year with an eclectic mixture of music including a lighter programme in the summer. We meet every Monday at 7.45pm - 9.45pm at Hallam Community Hall which is within the grounds of Hallam Campus, Hallam Grange Crescent, Fulwood Sheffield S10 4BD. For further details, contact the membership secretary Sue Mills on 07834 734445.

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 Colective 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). 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).

Introduction to Woodlice: A joint Nature Counts & Sorby Natural History Society event led by Paul Richards. At the Heeley City Farm, Richards Road, S2 3DT. There are more than 50 species of woodlouse to be found in Britain. Spend a day learning how to recognise and record many of the species found locally. FREE – But booking is essential at: Or email:

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 provide free of charge. Tuesdays 5.00 to 6.00 pm Autism Plus, Exchange Brewery, 2 Bridge Street, Sheffield S3 8NS. TEL : 0114 2491460 or email :

Free Christmas Day Lunch: The offer is open to anyone in the Dronfield or surrounding areas who may be faced with spending Christmas alone, or a couple who has no family around them, or indeed a family, who might well appreciate having Christmas Lunch prepared for them to alleviate possible difficult circumstances. Lunch will be served at 1pm on Christmas Day and will be followed by some entertainment, lots of fun, and even a visit from Santa himself! Transport can also be arranged for those unable to get there under their own steam. St Andrew’s Community Church on Pentland Road, Dronfield Woodhouse. Anyone interested in booking a place, please call Elaine Hollings on 07855 982531 or email

THE GLORIES OF ENGLISH MUSIC: Handel’s Messiah on Monday 4 December at 7.00 and, in March 2018, Bach’s St Matthew Passion - both complete and also taking place in historic Sheffield Cathedral. Our events are presented with the National Festival Orchestra and top soloists, many from London. The final concert of the season in June 2018 comprises a special programme in commemoration of the centenary the 1918 armistice entitled “England at War and Peace”. We rehearse each Monday evening in central Sheffield at Cemetery Road Baptist Church and are a friendly choir. A good standard of sight-reading is highly desirable. If you contact us today, you’ll be just in time to sing in our super November and December events. Don’t delay - act today! For details please telephone Chorus Secretary Liz Arnesen on 07960 523 911 or Conductor, Dr Simon Lindley on 07980 873070.

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.

Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship — English Artist Designers 1922 to 1942. Until 7 Jan 2018. Millennium Gallery. In recent years Eric Ravilious has been recognised as one of the most important British artists of the 20th century. Marking the 75th anniversary of his death, this exhibition explores the influence of Ravilious and his circle, and their remarkable impact on British visual culture during the 1930s.

Handmade for Christmas: until 14 Jan 2018. Millennium Gallery. Looking for a Christmas present that’s truly special? You’ll find gifts created by some of the country’s most talented artisan makers at the Millennium Gallery this winter. Handmade For Christmas offers gift ideas to suit every pocket, with work available from over 80 skilled artists, designers and craftspeople. From screen-printed textiles to hand-blown glass, all of the work on show has been hand-crafted in workshops and studios across the UK.

Going Public: The Kirkland Collection. Until 2 Dec 2017. Graves Gallery. Going Public: International Art Collectors in Sheffield continues at the Graves Gallery this autumn with one of the UK’s finest private collections of modern and contemporary art.

SHEFFIELD BACH CHOIR WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS: Our 2017/18 programme includes Haydn’s “Creation”, English Music for Brass and Voices with Fine Arts Brass, Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St Matthew Passion - both complete and presented in historic Sheffield Cathedral. Our events are presented with the National Festival Orchestra and top soloists, many from London. The final concert of the season in June 2018 comprises a special programme in commemoration of the centenary the 1918 armistice entitled “England at War and Peace”. We rehearse each Monday evening central Sheffield and are a friendly choir. A good standard of sight-reading is highly desirable. For details please telephone Chorus Secretary Liz Arnesen on 07960 523 911 or the Conductor, Dr Simon Lindley on 07980 873070.

Join us for tea and an afternoon chat: The Corner Chapel (Tapton Hill Congregational Church). Manchester Road, Sheffield S10 5GA.

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.

St Andrews’s Psalter Lane Church (31 Psalter Lane, SHEFFIELD S11 8YL) will be open from 11.00 am - 3.00 pm (11.30am - 3.00pm on Wednesdays and Fridays) every weekday throughout the month of September for quiet meditation, reflection and prayer - or just to have a look round! Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and refreshments will be available. Please note that times and days are subject to change if the church is being used for a service – look for the “Church Open” sign on the pavement.

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.

NEW: Small Stories: At Home in a Doll’s’ House. Until 7 Jan 2018. Weston Park Museum. Explore the fascinating stories behind some of the UK’s best-loved dolls’ houses in this new exhibition on tour from the V&A Museum of Childhood. Small Stories will take visitors to Weston Park on a journey through the history of the home through 12 intricately crafted dolls’ houses spanning over 300 years. Marriages, parties, politics and crime play out in country mansions, suburban villas, newly-built council estates and high-rise apartments, as each house is brought to life by the characters that live and work there.

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 eduction 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.

BENTS GREEN ART GROUP: Small, friendly self-help art group welcomes new members of all abilities - 7.30pm Fridays at Bents Green Methodist Church (83 and 88 buses stop outside).

Knit & Knatter (or Crochet & Crafts): Thursdays 12.30 to 2.30pm. St.Mary’s Church Hall, South Road, Walkley. £10 for 5 weeks (including Refreshments). Needles, Wool, Patterns etc all available. Further Information:- 07960 512206.

VALLEY CYCLE WORKSHOP: FREE BIKE SAFETY & DIAGNOSTIC CHECKS. Valley specialises in road bike servicing and repair, and will be taking up residency at Regather every Saturday morning. We will inspect your bike for structural damage and safety issues (perfect for resurrecting your shed bike!) and can also advise on specific component problems you may be having with your current ride. (Free). Weekly, that’s every Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm! Event Details:

Beighton WI Meeting: Limes Community Centre, Beighton. 2nd Wednesday - 7pm. New members welcome. Come along & enjoy an interesting & varied evening

with speakers, events & much more. Tel: 07462942929.

Penistone Cinema Organ Trust: Every Wednesday at The Astoria Centre, Metro Trading Centre, Barugh Green, Barnsley. S75 1JT from 1 to 4 pm. Afternoon Tea Dance to the live music of the Compton Cinema Organ. Every Thursday at St Andrew’s Church, High St, Penistone at 1pm. Organ concert featuring Kevin Grunill or guest organist playing the Allen Digital Theatre Organ.

Chapeltown and Ecclesfield Townswomen’s Guild: hold their meetings on the first and second Tuesdays of each month at Chapeltown Methodist Church at 2pm. The speaker this week will be talking about ‘Walking the Line’. Visitors/New Members always welcome. For further details phone 01142 458837.

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.

A-PLUS DRUMLINE: Europe’s first percussion ensemble for adults (16+) with a disability. Learn practical drumming skills in a friendly and relaxed environment. Meets at Autism Plus, Exchange Brewery, Bridge Street, on Tuesdays at 5pm. No experience or equipment required! Free of charge. For further information: tel : 2491460 or email:

LOWER WINCOBANK 50+ INVITATION: Lower Wincobank 50+ group is inviting new members to their weekly meeting every Thursday at 1pm at the Community Centre on Jedburgh Drive. The group provides a friendly and welcoming environment with the emphasis on health and wellbeing. Refreshments provided. For further information contact Kathryn Rogers 0114 2536736 OR Email:

Ukulele & Bass guitar lessons for beginners: Are you ready for music? One-to-one classes or groups of 2-3 people max. Min. 5 lessons, from £15/hour, in Sheffield S8 ( or 07851069508 for more info!)

Sheffield Socialist Choir: welcomes all singers for freedom, justice and peace around the world. Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm at St. Mary’s Church Centre, Bramall Lane. Turn up and/or contact

Retired men looking for an interesting meeting: MONDAY PROBUS CLUB, could be just what you need, or one of the other PROBUS clubs in the Sheffield Area. Interesting Presentations about a wide variety of subjects for a reasonable cost. Contact the ones nearest you and if you live near Millhouses it us us. Look for us online or at Holy Trinity church Hall on Monday Mornings.

‘Knit & Natter’: Stubbin Community Centre: last Wednesday of the month 2pm. Come and meet new friends and help to share your skills with your neighbours. Everybody Welcome.

Diverse Support Group, eating disorder support services. Cantley Community Centre, Doncaster. 5.30-6.30pm. Call Julie after 5pm or leave a message 07496668643 or email

Open rehearsal for members: and interested prospective members of City of Sheffield Teachers’ Choir at St. Mary’s Church Centre, Bramall Lane, 7pm. Come and hear what we sing, join in if you like and enjoy chat and nibbles with us. We are hoping to recruit new members, especially men, and no, you do not have to be a teacher! Everyone welcome.

Enrich your spare time: by helping to run South Yorkshire Transport Museum (registered charity 1049895). Volunteers urgently needed to assist in many duties, including school visits, cafe, shop, archives, mechanical and structural restoration projects, Bus drivers, event day stewards. Come in and see what we do, look round and have a friendly chat with us on Saturdays, 10am to 2pm at units 8-9 Waddington Way, Aldwarke, Rotherham S65 3SH. Telephone 07950 327237.

Lip reading classes: Every Tuesday 2- 4pm at SRSB, Mappin Street, Sheffield. Warm, friendly and supportive group, contact: Mandy on 0114 2468031.

Bents Green Singers: invites new members, either altos or sopranos, to join friendly group for female voices. Traditional, old pop and songs from musicals. Meets Tuesdays 2.15 - 3.45pm at Bents Green Methodist Church Hall, Ringinglow Road S11 9PU. Contact 0114 2366318 for more information.

Illustrated talks: Queens Head pub every Wednesday 2pm-4pm on the fall of the Roman Empire in the West. Tutors Lloyd Powell and Gary Talbot. £6 each session. All welcome. Further info on 0114 2334744.

Meeting Group: to discuss the development of the Chicago Blues era (1950-1960). The British Blues (1963-1969). The Rolling Stones, Maufred Mann, Cream, Paul Kossof. The Hallamshire House, Commonside, early evenings: phone 0114 2352738 for more details.

The Corner Gallery: Art and craft made in Sheffield - printed, painted, sculpted, turned, stitched, etched, glued, fired, glazed and framed. The Heeley Bank Antiques Centre, Queens Road.

Fuel Stop: First Wednesday of every month, breakfast for busy men to take time out together, take time out from busy-ness to share insights, ask questions, and make new friends, find encouragement in an ever more demanding world, consider your responses to the moral and ethical problems of life in a relaxed setting, The Parlour Café, Jesus Centre, 93 Broomspring Lane, 1st Wednesday of every month, 7.15-8.30am breakfast with bacon Panini’s and teacakes (Prices are shown in the Parlour Cafe, 2521155).

Coffee Morning: with Book Swap, everybody welcome, Christ Church Parish Centre, Hollinsend Road, Gleadless, Thursdays, 9am-11am.

Over 60s Social Group: a warm welcome, refreshments and optional activities. Fulwood Scout Hut, Fulwood Road, Tuesdays, 10am to 12.30pm.

The Wonderful Women Club: the Unique and Fun Social Club for South Yorkshire Women: we offer a range of fun, informal and diverse social opportunities of all types from - book clubs, to theatre, supper clubs, weekends away, race days, evenings out, bars, spas, walks, self esteem and confidence talks, shopping trips, dinners, lunches and much more. We have around 79 members and offer a warm welcome to new members from all backgrounds and of all ages to come along and join our club and make new friends. Please search for us at within Sheffield or email Victoria at for further information.

Speed Date Walking: walking, talking and connecting over coffee in the beautiful sheffield scenery, 35+ to 50+ (contact K Perkins for registration form 07971 881251).

Crafty Business: new crafting and networking event for business people and entrepreneurs who enjoy doing both in a sociable setting, meets fortnightly to work on individual projects and learn from each other, meets Haggler’s Corner, fortnightly on a Tuesday, 6:30pm until 8pm (£3.50 per session, book on

Healing Café: group for everyone who wishes to receive prayer and healing whether Christian or not, Parlour Café, Sheffield Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, Wednesdays, 7.30pm until 9.30pm.

No Panic: Sheffield self-help groups for people with anxiety problems run in the city centre, alternate Wednesdays 6.30pm-8.30pm, and alternate Thursdays 10am-12pm, (suggested donation £2 a session, 07505712164 or email:

The Lounge Drop-in: day centre with a difference offering free internet access, free c/o mail holding service, free phone calls (no personal calls allowed). second hand clothing store, laundry service, showers, help with housing and filling in forms, free hot and cold food and drinks, Sheffield Jesus Centre, Broomspring Lane, Broomhall, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am until 1pm.

Sheffield Harmony Chorus: Do you enjoy singing? Do you love having fun? Then we’d love to meet you! Sheffield Harmony is a four part harmony women’s a cappella chorus. Our repertoire is varied, includes barbershop style and we sing for a wide variety of audiences. You do NOT need to read music to join us. We welcome all new members and are particularly keen to recruit women bass singers. Rehearsals: Mondays 7.30-10.00pm, High Storrs School, S11 7LH. Tel Ruth on 07976 546463.

Bents Green Singers invites new members to join friendly group for female voices: Traditional, old pop and songs from musicals. Meets Tuesdays 2.15 - 3.45pm at Bents Green Methodist Church Hall, Ringinglow Road S11 9PU. Contact 0114 2366318 for more information.