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Carol Singing

Category: Previous Events Published on 12 June 2013 Nick Robinson
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Sunday December 15th 2pm

The Friends of Bishops House Singers have been singing at Bishops House during Christmas time for many years now. It's always a heart-warming event and also a great chance to get into the Christmas Spirit. There may even be some snow. Mince pies and mulled wine available too !

Free admission.

Origami at Bishops' House

Category: Previous Events Published on 12 June 2013 Nick Robinson
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origami rhino by David BrillSunday 21st July 1-4pm

Ever wanted to learn the Japanese art of Origami (paper-folding)? Now's your chance! Local expert and origami professional Nick Robinson (50+ books on the subject) and other experienced folders will be present to show you how easy it really is. No experience needed and paper will be provided.

If you have any models you are "stuck" with, bring the diagrams along, we'll show you how to finish them. Some examples of more advanced designs will be on display.

This event is open to all, but we especially welcome those who have a real desire to learn about the subject. Children are welcome, but remember we're not a creche facility - you should stay and fold with your children.

Below is a simple design you can practise with! For more information on folding, please visit the British Origami Society website.


origami boat

Bishop's Fayre

Category: Previous Events Published on 11 June 2013 Nick Robinson
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Saturday November 23rd & Sunday November 24th 10am - 3.30pm

The return of our hugely popular Medieval event! A craft fair with a difference! Craft stalls for those unusual Christmas gifts, including Pommiers pottery, Handmade Things (leather and wood workers), Jenna Fisher silver jewellery maker, Plainweave (replica medieval textiles), Runesmith (Celtic and Viking style jewellery), Melanie Crafts (soft toys, gemstone jewellery, Tudor hats and craft kits), Wild Brambles (cakes, sauces, gluten free goodies), House of Freya (hand made cloaks, hand drawn art pendants and rare artefacts)

So really lots on and perfect for gifts in the run up to Christmas! More information will be available here soon.

ruth gilbertRuth Gilbert is a weaver and textile historian. She makes cloth and small items, including researching and weaving replicas of archaeological finds.She will be selling her modern hand woven goods as well as small textile equipment for medieval re-enactors.

You can find her on Facebook (Ruth Gilbert, Marsden), her public profile includes more photos of her work. She will be wearing costume and will spin with distaff and spindle.

runesmithRunesmith began by twisting bronze wire into cloak pins at a Viking re-enactment in 1985, and ended with his own range of designer jewellery along with a stall full of dragons and fairies and magical chalices.

Here you can have your name stamped in Runes or Elvish on a bronze orsilver bracelet, commission authentic historical jewellery or ironwork, or enjoy completely inauthentic fantasy. See more at

Poetry, Music and Wine - 'Choro'

Category: Previous Events Published on 27 May 2013 Nick Robinson
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Saturday September 7th 2013

CHORO is a collaborative project between classical guitarists and composers from Wirksworth, Derek Taylor and Jonathan Priestleyplus The Word Train - poets Lorraine O'Reilly, Carolyn Waudby, Jan Caborn, John Gosnell, Nick Rogers and Alan Payne - in keeping with Brazilian jazz street band improvisation. 

An evening of original music and poetry. The evening starts at 7.30 and entrance is £6.

Jonathan Priestley and Derek Taylor

Music at Bishops House presents Innercity, Modulator ESP plus Martin Archer/Nick Robinson

Category: Previous Events Published on 12 May 2013 Nick Robinson
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poster11th may 2013 @ 7.30pm

Some cutting-edge creative music is being offered again as part of Music at Bishops House. As part of their UK tour, Innercity and Modulator ESP will be visiting Sheffield to play a sepcial concert for us. Supporting will be Sheffield's own Martin Archer and Nick Robinson. The date will be Saturday 11th May.

Innercity is the grey child of Hans Dens, from Antwerp, Belgium, prodigiously translating his vision journeys to auditory dream-language since 2008. Early releases are mostly experiments on the influence of various psychoactive substances, released under different moniker on Dens’ cassette-label Why So Serious? (2008-2010).  

Since February 2013 HD teamed up with Bart (Youngherr) Sloow to be able to perform as a full blown psychedelic rock outfit. The duo has since recorded a 7" for Great Pop Supplement's offspring DEEP DISTANCE and a full album called 'Return Of The Solar Falcons", to be released on cassette by Sloow Tapes for the upcoming May/June concerts. The duo blends a violent share of "standard” Innercity, spontaneous prog rock simulation and oriental mysticist dada. To be an experiential and psychedelic live experience
Modulator ESP produces improvised experimental soundscapes using synthesizers, sampling, sequencing, looping and processing to create strange worlds of sound somewhere between '70s space music, noise and dark ambient drone.  He produces a fortnightly show at called Adventures In Sound, improvising an hour of live music for each episode, all of which are available to download.

He has supported acts as diverse as Emeralds, The Freemen brothers, Formication, Circulus, Eli Keszler, Paul Nagle, Muscletusk, Radio Massacre International, Wolfram der Spyra, Stellar Om Source and Bernhard Wöstheinrich. He has headlined several small US tours culminating in performances at the electro-music festival, the highlight of one attendance was a collaborative performance with the late Richard Lainhart. He has performed in Holland at the e-day festival as part of Booth & Creek.

Nick Robinson has been playing his own brand of looped, treated and improvised guitar for nearly twenty years, releasing many CDs and tracks for the Chain-Tape Collective. Martin Archer is well-known to all lovers of challenging and richly diverse music, released via his own Discus label. They will be performing as a duo for the first time, although they have been together in various ensemble performances over the years.

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Antiques valuation day

Category: Previous Events Published on 14 March 2013 Ann Beedham
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Saturday April 6, 10-1pm 

Sheffield Auction Gallery will have experts on hand at Bishops' House, Norton Lees Lane, to offer advice on valuations and auctions, Bring in your items!

Knights Hospitaller Association

Category: Previous Events Published on 14 March 2013 Ann Beedham
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Come and meet the Knights of St john at Bishops' House Saturday and Sunday 30th- 31st of March 10.30am -3.30pm



World War ll weekend with Homefront: March 9th and 10th, 10 - 3.30pm

Category: Previous Events Published on 21 February 2013 Ann Beedham
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Come along and meet recreation group Homefront as they bring the past to life

Black Velvet Clarinet Ensemble

Category: Previous Events Published on 21 February 2013 Ann Beedham
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Sunday March 17

From 2.30 to 3.45.

Come along and listen to the group peform a diverse selection of both original music and arrangements of
pieces dating from the 16th century to the present day.


Experimental Music

Category: Previous Events Published on 04 January 2013 Ann Beedham
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The first in a series of performances presenting 21st century music in a 16th century venue. £2 entry fee to cover the costs of opening the building...
music@bishopshouse presents some of Sheffield's contemporary musicians performing in an amazing old building nestling at the top of Meersbrook Park. There will be a £2 entry fee to cover the costs of opening the building...
7.00 pm Saturday 9th February (starts 7.30 prompt)
 heavily saturated organic ambient dronecycles
Nick Robinson
 dense and dark guitar loops
Ibly Dy
 Curled fingers pushing into pockets less deep than they were long
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Meersbrook Tree Day

Category: Previous Events Published on 27 October 2012 admin
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Bishops' House will be open 10am to 4pm on Tree Day and plays host to some of the exciting events taking place.



Reading from Dickens Saturday December 8th, 1pm

Category: Previous Events Published on 04 October 2012 Ann Beedham
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Readings for Christmas from the works of Charles Dickens, by Mike Gardner. FREE

With music from ;Unorthobox' from 11.30

'Unorthobox' are Jan Alton and Steve Dumpleton, playing a variety of music on a variety of melodeons and concertinas.

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