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Curious House 2017

Category: Events Published on 29 October 2017 admin
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New exhibition running every Saturday & Sunday from October 28th to December 10th 10am-4pm

Through interactive technology, visitors will have the opportunity to meet characters that could have lived in the house over the last 500 years. 

In partnership with the museum volunteers at the Bishops' House, designer and PhD candidate Caroline Claisse has co-created an interactive installation where museum visitors will experience the house in new ways. This exhibition builds on the success of Curious House (2016) where artists created engaging new work in response to the house, its association, and collection.

The exhibition Curious House 2017 was funded by the Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute at Sheffield Hallam University.

Spoken and Unspoken

Category: Events Published on 25 July 2017 Nick Robinson
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** Correction - this event is Wednesday 15th November 19:3021:00

The Word Train, a group of Sheffield poets who have been working together for over ten years, are returning to Bishops House, to read a selection of their poems.

£5 on the door, includes a free glass of wine or juice in the interval

Please note we previously incorrectly advertised this event as being in October.  If you have friends who may be planning to attend, please let them know.  Sorry for any inconvenience, but the event is definitely 15th November.

Friends of Bishops' House AGM 2017

Category: Events Published on 31 October 2017 Nick Robinson
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Mon 20th November

Dear Friends,

You are warmly invited to the Friends of Bishops' House 2017 Annual General Meeting, to be held at Bishops' House on Monday 20th November at 7.30 pm.  This will be an opportunity to reflect with trustees and volunteers on significant developments and successes of the year as well as share plans for future projects.

The evening would also be an ideal opportunity to view an exciting installation at the house: Curious House 2017 by Caroline Claisse (with help from FOBH volunteers) is on display until December and is well worth a visit.  Details of this, and a number of forthcoming events: history talks, music events and a poetry reading, can be found on this site.

We hope to see you on Monday 20th November,

The Friends of Bishops' House Committee

The agenda and notes for the meeting are set out below,

1. Welcome
2. Apologies for Absence
3. Previous Annual General Meeting
4. Officer's Reports
5. Election of Officers
6. Election of  Executive Committee Members
7. Comments from the Meeting
8. Any Other Relevant Business
9. Closure of Meeting

Nominations for Officers received are:

Chair Nick Roscoe proposed by Ken Dash
Secretary Jenni Sayer proposed by Nick Roscoe
Treasurer Barbara Jenkins proposed by Jenni Sayer

Nominations for Executive Committee are:

Ken Dash proposed by Emily Waterhouse
Emily Waterhouse proposed by Ken Dash
Tabitha Gillard proposed by Liz Ralph
Eileen Littlewood proposed by Nick Roscoe
Liz Ralph proposed by Ken Dash
Chris Griffiths proposed by Tabitha Gillard
Terence Moakes proposed by Nick Roscoe

Further nominations can be accepted up to seven days prior to the AGM. The Committee can co-opt members to their membership or invite individuals to discuss specific matters at any one meeting



Sharron Kraus and Nancy Wallace/ Bell Lungs

Category: Events Published on 31 October 2017 admin
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Tuesday 21st November

Doors open 7:30 pm for 8 pm start

Sharron Kraus & Nancy Wallace / Bell Lungs

Nancy Wallace is a singer and musician hailing from London and Suffolk, and now based in Montreal, Canada. A guitarist and concertina player, her approach to both instruments, and her interpretations of both traditional material and her own songs, set her apart on the contemporary folk scene. Sharron Kraus is a singer of folk songs, a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose solo work and collaborations offer a dark and subversive take on traditional music. As well as drawing on the folk traditions of England and Appalachia, her music is influenced by gothic literature, surrealism, myth and magic. Together their voices harmonise and mesmerise.

Bell Lungs

Bell Lungs, from Scoland, weaves layered vocal harmonies and instrumental loops together into a psychedelic, post-folk soundscape that draws on natural cycles, environmental disaster and the microcosmic aspects of relationships. She is known for collaborating with poets, scientists, kinetic sculptures, artists, dancers, film and theatre-makers, and has performed in the UK, USA, Spain, Germany and Italy, in venues common and uncommon, including art galleries, museums, double-decker buses, ancient ruins, a disused grain silo and a hydroelectric power station.

Tickets £7 available here 

Danny Wells - The Victorians and the Christmas Season

Category: Events Published on 25 July 2017 Nick Robinson
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Monday 11 December 19:30–21:00

This illustrated talk by Danny Wells looks at the influence of the Victorians on Christmas as we know it today. The Victorians repackaged older traditions and customs that suited their new sensibilities, ideas and concerns. It is said the Victorians: "mixed the ingredients of the English Christmas to create an extremely rich plum pudding.”

Many of these changes took place early in Victoria’s reign, including the arrival of the Christmas Card, the Christmas Cracker and new-found popularity of the Christmas Tree. We will explore why and how the Victorians re-energised and transformed the festive season.

Free admission but contributions welcomed

String Theology / A Collection Of Notes

Category: Events Published on 27 October 2017 Nick Robinson
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Saturday December 02 2017 7.30pm

String Theology 
A duo consisting of Herve Perez (shakuhachi/laptop) and Nick Robinson (guitar/loops). Both are veterans of the Sheffield improv scene and bring a diverse range of sounds and inluences to the collaboration. Their music is improvised and is a reflective mixture of electronica and organic sounds. A previous recording can be heard here

A Collection of Notes
Classic synth/electro/ambient music created by Sheffield’s Jan Gilhooley using only Apple’s iPad and iPod Touch running a variety of software synths. Originally “A Collection of Notes” was Jan’s name for some early electronic music experiments back in the late 1980s. When he discovered the possibilities of making electronic music using the Apple mobile devices in 2011 “A Collection of Notes” was renewed to provide a vehicle for the new music created. The ability to create music that both incorporates and reflects the physical environment is one of principle sources of inspiration. 

Each act will play a set with a break between. Doors open 7pm for a 8pm start.

Cost £5.00 in advance, or £6.00 on the door

Book here

Frostlake / Red Zoo

Category: Events Published on 27 October 2017 Nick Robinson
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Sunday December 17 2017 7.30pm

Returning to Bishops House is songstress/instrumentalist Frostlake, spectral psych-folk with haunting vocals. Guitar, laptop, Korg wavedrum and bassist Terry Todd give an atmospheric, otherworldly touch to new songs and ones from the album White Moon, Black Moon - listen here

" beautiful..atmospheric...ethereal... spooky" Achim Breiling Babyblaue Sieten

Red Zoo
Were a Sheffield band from the 80s who had releases on Polydor without success. Singer Elaine and guitarist Nick recently reunited after 30 odd years and are performing stripped back versions of their songs with just acoustic guitar & vocals.

Each act will play a set with a break between. Doors open 7pm for a 8pm start.

Cost £5.00 in advance, or £6.00 on the door

Book here

Dec 17th Christmas Carols

Category: Events Published on 31 October 2017 admin
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Sunday December 17th 2pm - 4pm

The Friends of Bishops' House Singers return with this very popular Christmas event.  Mince pies and mulled wine will be available!  Places limited so please come early to be sure of a seat.

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