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The Diamond Family Archive

Category: Events Published on 24 July 2017 Nick Robinson
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Thursday 24 August  7:30 pm for a 8:00 pm start

The Diamond Family Archive are an English lo-fi, psych-folk,multi-instrumentalist duo from The South Hams in Devon.

Live, The Diamond Family Archive craft a mesmeric live-show from drums, acoustic guitars, lots of FX pedals, keyboards set to drone, tape delay, loops and bellows, bows, harmonicas, cosmic harps, toys and broken cymbals. All coming together to create music which holds echos of post-rock, traditional folk, spiritual soul music, psychedelic rock and lo-fi.

Foot-stomping, finger-picking, hollering vs pin-drop hush - fragile, lazy grace.

Video here

Tickets: £6

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The Roman Road Project, Sheffield

Category: Events Published on 24 July 2017 Nick Robinson
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Monday 11 September 19:30–21:00

This talk will highlight new discoveries that the community has made over the last two years that have questioned 150 years of local archaeological tradition. It will also cover where this research has led and the future direction of the project for 2018, which will be mainly focussed upon the large unpublished archive of the local archaeological pioneer and Roman-ticist Dorothy Greene

Free admission, contributions always welcomed

Think Water: Storytelling for the future of Sheffield

Category: Events Published on 26 July 2017 Nick Robinson
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Saturday 16 September 10:30 – 15:30

Do you have an interest in arts, nature, or the natural environment of Sheffield? During a half-day workshop around Meersbrook Park you will have a chance to find out about water-related issues in Sheffield. We will take you on a walk from the River Sheaf, through Meersbrook Park towards Bishops' House, to share a historical perspective of Sheffield's water resources and the relationship between water and plant life. In the afternoon session, we hope you will contribute to a storytelling workshop and tell us about your memories of past droughts, and help us to discover how you think we could manage Sheffield's water resources in the future. Sharron Kraus, a Sheffield-based singer/song-writer will give a musical performance inspired by the themes emerging from engagement with our research.

The event will begin with tea and coffee at the Hardy Pick Pub (parking is available at 10:30am and at 11.00 am the group will set of to walk to the River Sheaf. A free lunch will be provided (for registered participants) at Bishops' House at 1pm, where the storytelling will take place. The event will end at 3:30pm.

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The Magical De Lyles of Sheffield

Category: Events Published on 24 July 2017 Nick Robinson
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Saturday 16 September at 19:3021:00

Professor De Lyle, whose real name was George Arthur Fox, brought happiness to thousands of local people with his conjuring and Punch and Judy shows, performing at locations across Sheffield, including Meersbrook Park. His grandson David Monks MBE will give an illustrated talk about this dapper little man, with a merry twinkly in his eyes and a smile for everyone, who captivated his audiences with his magic and personality.

Also find out about Winnie De Lyle, from being a child star she went onto tour extensively with her precious doll Jimmy. David will reveal her story including her ventriloquil escapades.

Two great Sheffield entertainers who should never be forgotten.

Free admission, contributions always welcomed

The Bear's Son: Tales of Hidden Bulgaria

Category: Events Published on 24 July 2017 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday 20 September 19:3022:00

Beyond nine green forests, in the borderlands between the wild and the civilised, lies a world of man-bears, deer-women and dog-headed people. Fate and fortune twist and turn as a wife runs wild, a girl falls under a dragon's spell, and a hero searches for his true nature.

“The Bear’s Son” harkens back to a time when people turned from hunting to farming but still walked in the way of animal powers. Interweaving storytelling, ritual and evocative music, A Spell In Time presents earth-stirring tales of transformation from the wild and wonderful heart of Bulgarian myth and folklore.

A Spell In Time is an acclaimed British-Bulgarian storytelling company that brings the power and magic of Bulgaria’s myths and folk tales to UK audiences for the first time. The Company has toured both nationally and internationally, and makes a welcome return visit to Sheffield. Performers are: Moni Sheehan, storyteller, and Ivor Davies, musician.

“Glorious storytelling and music… the stars, the moon and the lamp-posts leaned down to listen” Nell Phoenix, StoryNight at Torriano

Tickets: £6 in advance; £7 on the door. Includes a soft drink. Bring your own bottle for anything stronger.

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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

Bishops' House Autumn Fayre

Category: Events Published on 17 May 2017 Nick Robinson
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7 October - 8 October 2017

Bishops' House Autumn Fayre is back!

Join us for knights in battle, crafts, local produce, music, entertainment, food and drink. A fantastic day out for children and grown ups alike!

We're just finalising all the stalls and entertainers so we will have more details soon.

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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