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Adrena Adrena + Trans/Human

Category: Previous Events Published on 17 April 2018 Nick Robinson
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Friday 18th May 2018 7-9.30pm

Having filled Audacious Space last autumn, Adrena Adrena return for another unique A/V experience, this time in the surroundings of Sheffield's 16th Century Bishops' House.

Adrena Adrena is a collaboration between visual artist Daisy Dickinson and drummer E-Da Kazuhisa, previously the drummer of the Japanese noise band Boredoms and currently British electronic/post-rock band Seefeel (Rephlex, Warp Records).


The duo cut a raw blend of drums, noise and organic visual work, featuring in their performances an eight foot white sphere that hangs above Kazuhisa’s drum kit and which Dickinson maps videos on to; her work was described by William Barns-Graham of Fluid Radio as ‘cosmological and transcendental, drawing attention to the wonder of the earth and our sensuality on it’.

As a duo, their debut was at the International Festival of Projections in early 2016 and have since performed at The ICA London, End of The Road Festival, Supernormal Festival, Splice Festival, Zorofest in Leipzig and other shows across the UK and Europe, with Acid Mothers Temple and members of Can, Faust, Wire and Bo Ningen. The pair completed a short film in 2016. ‘Man on the Hill’, which features E-da playing drums on fire in the mountains. The film has since been featured on the British Council Film website and in 2016 was nominated for The BFI London Film Festival, Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, BAFTA qualifying Aesthetica Film Festival, Vienna Short Film Festival and the London Short Film Festival.

Earlier this month they announced the release of their new record Cybals/Toy. Released via an exclusive pre-order window by Champion Version.

Joining them on the night will be acclaimed former Sheffield noise duo Trans/Human, who are currently based between Gateshead and London. Employing noise making devices including mobile phones, radio, cassette tape, prepared electric guitar, processed drums, strobe lighting, contact microphones, field recordings and feedback systems, Trans/Human’s concerns lie within the physical act of music making and its relationship to environment and audience.

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Sally Goldsmith - Thirteen Acres: John Ruskin and the Totley Communists

Category: Previous Events Published on 15 April 2018 Nick Robinson
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Monday 14th May 2018

A utopian project with a cast of wonderful characters: John Ruskin at his paternalistic best, cycling Quaker Henry Swan, argumentative socialist Mrs Maloy, ex Chartist and Shelley enthusiast Joseph Sharp, brave gay sandal wearing Edward Carpenter. And a little film.


Bob Hedger / Modulator ESP

Category: Previous Events Published on 11 April 2018 Nick Robinson
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Saturday 19th May 2018 7.30pm

Bob Hedger, from Paris, AKA Jah Buddha, makes electronic, ambient synth music. He also plays in UKKA, his collaboration with Shankara and the Glissando Guitar Orchestra, but tonight he’ll be performing his own synth soundworlds

Modulator ESP is Jez Creek from Nottingham, he makes fantastic synthesiser music, using an ingenious table of synths, effects & mixers used to produce vast shimmering notes, sparkling chords, profound bass drones, with fascinating melodies that emerge & then subside

Bob and Jez will perform solo sets then combine to perform an improvised set as Hedger & Creek. Doors open 7.30pm for a 8pm start.

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

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Neil Campbell - a virtuoso guitarist

Category: Previous Events Published on 12 March 2018 Nick Robinson
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13th April 2018, 7.30pm

Liverpool composer and multi-instrumentalist Neil Campbell has been described by Classical Guitar Magazine as 'an outstanding guitarist whose originality of thought makes him far more than just another gifted purveyor of finger acrobatics' and by Sean Bradbury, Getintothis, as 'a man whose fingers have the ability to harness any imaginable sound in any given style’.

He has collaborated on live projects and recordings with Jon Anderson (Yes), Sense of Sound Singers, DJ Yousef, Anne Taft (Ghost Stories), Carlo Bowry (Wizards of Twiddly) and others. He has produced three CDs of solo guitar music, *Through the Looking Glass* (2003), *Night Sketches* (2004) and *Tabula Rasa Suite* (2014) alongside several other albums of his compositions in varying styles, including progressive rock, jazz fusion, minimalism and ambient music.

Neil’s solo performances are the stuff of legend and often involve him using loops and other technology to expand the sound and scope of what one performer can do with the classical guitar. As a soloist he has performed in the UK and Europe, and has been a regular performer at the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain.

He particularly enjoys playing in ‘special’ venues and has performed solo concerts in spaces such as Union Chapel (London), Lancaster Priory, Birkenhead Priory, Liverpool Central Library, John Ryland’s Library (Manchester), Chetham’s School of Music Library (Manchester) and St Lukes (Bombed Out) Church (Liverpool).


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Twitter @neilcampbell8

Support is provided by Sheffield-based Nick Robinson who combines the guitar with electronics to produce improvised soundscapes. Nick formerly played with the Comsat Angels, Typhoon Saturday and Dig Vis Drill and continues to perform solo and with a variety of other musicians including Herve Perez, Steve Dinsdale, John Jasnoch, Martin Archer, Neil Ardley and others. His most recent CD was ‘Cotyledon’ with the group Lost Garden.


Doors open from 7pm for a 7.45 start.

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

Category: Previous Events Published on 03 January 2018 Nick Robinson
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16th April 2018 7:30pm

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

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

Category: Previous Events Published on 03 January 2018 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday 21st March 2018 7.30pm

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

Suzanne Bingham “The Anti-Slavery Movement in Sheffield”

Category: Previous 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.

Howard Bayley “Between River and Railway: a Victorian cemetery in the edgelands”

Category: Previous Events Published on 03 January 2018 Nick Robinson
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Monday Jan 15th 7.30pm

 Wardsend Cemetery: a relaunched and revitalised Friends Group brings you new stories and fresh insights on old ones. We also celebrate the unique setting of the site and look to its future as a resource for history, art, drama, nature study, recreation and more

The Old Weird Albion

Category: Previous Events Published on 03 January 2018 Nick Robinson
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Friday 20th April 2018 7:30pm

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.


Friends of Bishops' House AGM 2017

Category: Previous 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



Dec 17th Christmas Carols

Category: Previous 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.

Sharron Kraus and Nancy Wallace/ Bell Lungs

Category: Previous 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 

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