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Witchcraft, Demons and Imps in Tudor and Stuart England- Darren Oldridge (2)

Category: Events Published on 17 February 2018 Nick Robinson
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17th March 2018, 7.30pm

Cost: Free

** Due to unprecedented demand we have made this is a ticketed event.  It remains free but please apply for your ticket here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/witchcraft-demons-and-imps-in-tudor-and-stuart-england-tickets-43193746659

People once protected their homes with magical inscriptions and objects, which they believed would keep witchcraft and evil spirits at bay. Some magical markings of this kind survive in Bishops' House. This presentation explores the fear of harmful magic and demons in sixteenth and seventeenth-century England, and relates this to the larger history of witchcraft and the Devil. Darren Oldridge is Professor of Early Modern History, University of Worcester.

Suzanne Bingham “The Anti-Slavery Movement in Sheffield”

Category: Events Published on 03 January 2018 Nick Robinson
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Monday February 26th 7.30pm

This talk will detail how the anti-slavery movement took off in Sheffield, the crucial role that local women played, and the movement’s contribution towards the radical reputation of the city.

This is a free event that is not ticketed, but please arrive early to ensure you get a seat.

Antique Valuation day at Bishops’ House

Category: Events Published on 03 January 2018 Nick Robinson
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Saturday 3rd March 2018, 10am – 1pm

FREE

We are happy to welcome back Sheffield Auction Gallery who will be be helping us host a free 'Antique Roadshow' style valuation day at the house. We will have three valuers from Sheffield Auction Gallery: Andrew Jameson (Generalist), Sarah Clark (Specialist Silver, Jewellery & Watches) and Janet Webster (Specialist Glass, Ceramics & Textiles).

Ann Beedham “The suffragette, the silversmith and the novelist: three local women’s tales”

Category: Events Published on 03 January 2018 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday March 21st

Hear about three local ladies who contributed to art, literature and politics, but who have now largely been forgotten.

Attercliffe to Wincobank and back - the story of Mary Ann Rawson

Category: Events Published on 03 January 2018 Nick Robinson
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16 April at 19:30–21:00

A brief history of the remarkable Mary Anne Rawson and the Read family of Wincobank Hall, who campaigned relentlessly for the abolition of Slavery and supported many other social causes, then lay forgotten in an over ground graveyard for 130 years. Talk by Penny Rea

This is a free event but turn up early to ensure you get a seat

The Old Weird Albion

Category: Events Published on 03 January 2018 Nick Robinson
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20th April 2018, Doors 7:30 pm for 8:00 start

Tickets: £7 advance / £8 on the door (includes a free glass of wine)

Justin Hopper + Sharron Kraus

With Chris Jones (Longbarrow Press)

An evening of prose, poetry and music

Justin Hopper and Sharron Kraus perform a new collaborative composition inspired by the landscape around Chanctonbury Ring. 

Justin Hopper is a writer from Pittsburgh, USA, living and working in England. His new book, The Old Weird Albion, a work of creative non-fiction exploring memory, myth and the landscape of th South Downs is published by Penned in the Margins. 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. Her music is influenced by gothic literature, surrealism, myth and magick.

 

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