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Henry Normal

Category: Events Published on 04 September 2017 Nick Robinson
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Saturday September 30th 2017 7.30pm

We are delighted to announce a one-off date by Henry Normal: a writer, poet, TV and film producer, founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival (now the Manchester Literature Festival) and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival. In June 2017 he was honoured with a special BAFTA for services to television.

Henry co-wrote and script edited the multi-award winning Mrs Merton Show and the spin-off series Mrs Merton and Malcolm. He also co-created and co-wrote the first series of The Royle Family. With Steve Coogan, he co-wrote the BAFTA-winning Paul and Pauline Calf Video Diaries, Coogan's Run, Tony Ferrino, Doctor Terrible, all of Steve's live tours, and the film The Parole Officer. Setting up Baby Cow Productions Ltd in 1999, Henry Executive Produced all, and script edited many, of the shows of its seventeen and a half year output during his tenure as MD. Highlights of the Baby Cow output during this time include Oscar-nominated Philomena, I Believe in Miracles, Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, The Mighty Boosh, Marion and Geoff, Red Dwarf, Uncle, Nighty Night, Hunderby, Camping and Alan Partridge. Since retiring in April 2016, Henry has written and performed two BBC Radio 4 shows, A Normal Family and A Normal Life, combining comedy, poetry and stories about bringing up his autistic son.

Born in St Annes, Nottingham, Henry now lives in Brighton with his wife, the screenwriter, Angela Pell, and their son, Johnny. He was recently given a Honorary Doctorate of letters by Nottingham Trent University and has had a beer named after him in his home city.

Henry will be doing 2 sets with a break between. Doors open 7pm for a 8pm start.

Cost £7.50 but please note we have limited capacity and so advance booking is strongly advised, there are unlikely to be any available on the door. A maximum of 4 tickets per booking.

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The Story of Annie Bindon Carter’s Painted Fabrics

Category: Events Published on 25 July 2017 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday 4 October 19:3021:00

Malcolm Leary would like to explain how he came to write his recent book “Painted with Pride” and share what the process of researching, writing and publishing has meant to him. He will finish with the question “What might the inspiring story of Painted Fabrics and Annie Bindon Carter mean to us all in terms of a meaningful legacy?”

Free admission, contributions always welcomed

Autumn Fayre

Category: Events Published on 21 September 2017 admin
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Bishops' House Autumn Fayre is back on 7th and 8th October 2017!

Come along to meet Knights in Battle- real life knights and watch them battling. There will be stalls with local produce and crafts plus face painting and music. Food and drink will be available including delicious pizzas, cakes and a barista coffee van.

The Fayre is just £2 entry and children are free (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Saturday 7th October
11:00 Knights in Battle (http://www.knightsinbattle.com/)
14:00 Carfield Choir (http://www.carfieldcommunitychoir.co.uk/)
15:00 Knights in Battle 

Sunday 8th October
10:00 Sheffield Bagpipers
11:00 Knights in Battle 
14:00 Knights in Battle 

Sharron Kraus and Derek Taylor will be performing historical music on the lute and recorder throughout both days.

All Day Knights in Battle will be in the house to talk about their armour, weapons and to bring medieval history to life.

Owl Light Trio

Category: Events Published on 25 July 2017 Nick Robinson
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Saturday 14 October at 19:30–22:30

After a spellbinding night of music at Bishops House earlier this year, Owl Light Trio make a welcome return. If you caught them first time around, you will probably want to come back for a second helping. If you missed them last time, now's your chance!

Owl Light Trio hail from Oxford and play feral folk music on concertina (Jim Penny), fiddle (Jane Griffiths) and guitar (Colin Fletcher). Jim, Jane and Colin all have deep roots in traditional music and share a passion for tunes from northern Europe, particularly those from Ireland and Brittany, and they draw upon their combined experience and influences to produce spell-binding arrangements. As the instrumental core of Telling the Bees, they have performed at folk festivals throughout the country, among them Sidmouth, Moseley, and Priddy. Jim has toured all over Europe with renowned French dance band Red Dog Green Dog, Jane has played and recorded with numerous artists, including Maddy Prior, and Colin has performed extensively with Nancy Kerr and Tim van Eyken.

http://www.owllighttrio.com/

Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start.

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Spoken and Unspoken

Category: Events Published on 25 July 2017 Nick Robinson
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Sunday 15 October 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

Flowing through Time: Sheffield’s River Don

Category: Events Published on 25 July 2017 Nick Robinson
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Monday 6 November 19:30 - 21:00

Rising on the moors to the north-west of Sheffield and flowing over 70 miles before merging with the waters of the Ouse at Goole, this is the river that has shaped Sheffield’s history. The Don has in turn been moulded and transformed by the demands placed upon it. Supplying water-power to literally turn the wheels of industry and becoming Sheffield’s transport route to the sea, the very nature of the river has been altered over centuries. 

Following the course of the Don, this presentation by Mike Spick highlights sights and places that have survived these many changes and those which are now just memories.

 

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 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

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