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Carols at the House

Category: Previous Events Published on 10 September 2015 Nick Robinson
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Sunday 18th December

2.00 - 4.00pm

Join the Friends of Bishops' House singers for this much loved traditional event.  Come along and enjoy some festive Carol singing with seasonal refreshments.

Sieben plus Nick Robinson

Category: Previous Events Published on 07 July 2015 Nick Robinson
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Friday 11 September at 19:30

Sorry, this is SOLD OUT.

Sheffield's Matt Howden aka Sieben, makes his debut at the oldest venue in Sheffield. Support is local looper Nick Robinson. Tickets are limited due to the size of the venue.

Only £5

A Groovebase Promotion



Category: Previous Events Published on 23 June 2015 Nick Robinson
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Monday July 6th, 7.30pm

Dear Members,

You are warmly invited to the Friends of Bishops' House 2015 AGM, to meet the committee and discuss our plans.  The meeting will be held at Bishops' House at 7.30pm on Monday 6th July. The agenda and notes for the meeting are set out below, we hope to see you there

1. Welcome 2. Apologies for Absence 3. Previous Annual General Meeting (July 14th 2014) 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:
Chairman Nick Roscoe proposed by Ken Dash
Secretary Charlotte Foster proposed by Liz Ralph
Treasurer Jenni Sayer proposed by Nick Roscoe

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

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

Summer Ukelele Strum

Category: Previous Events Published on 11 May 2015 Nick Robinson
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Sunday August 2nd 1pm - 2.30pm

A repeat of last yearʼs popular afternoon of strumming our way through some favourite songs. Bring your uke or voice and join in.


Toffee Music return

Category: Previous Events Published on 11 May 2015 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday July 1st 7.30pm

Toffee Music - Musical duo back by popular demand. The repertoire this time will be across our full range – Music Hall, Vaudeville, Standards, 60ʼs Plus, and War.

Tickets £5 on the door. Places Limited!

The Garwin Project, Nick Robinson, A Collection of Notes

Category: Previous Events Published on 01 May 2015 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday June 24th 7.30pm


An evening of "electro" music, featuring:

The Garwin Project's contemporary electronica draws inspiration from many sources, including the Berlin School of electronic composition and Sheffield's rich musical heritage. Performing 'Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Summer',  this specially-created Midsummer night's piece features new material alongside tracks from the two acclaimed albums 'HeadSpace' and 'Train Of Thought'.

Nick Robinson has for many years offered a range of soundscapes and other looping guitar pieces. Using just the guitar and a laptop, he takes you to distant planets. Nick is half of the "Lost Garden" duo, who have a CD "Cotyledon" out now.

A Collection of Notes: Classic synth/electro/ambient music created by Sheffield’s Jan Gilhooley using only Apple’s iPad and iPod Touch running a
variety of software synths. Originally “A Collection of Notes” was Jan’s name for some early electronic music experiments back in the late 1980s. When he discovered the possibilities of making electronic music using the Apple mobile devices in 2011 “A Collection of Notes” was renewed to provide a vehicle for the new music created. The ability to create music that both incorporates and reflects the physical environment is one of principle sources of inspiration.

Entry only £3!


The History of the Walled Garden

Category: Previous Events Published on 30 April 2015 Nick Robinson
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Friday June 19th 7.30

Kaktus Leach presents a short talk about the history of walled gardens which will be followed by a visit to the Meersbrook Hall garden to look at maps and other evidence of its use over the last 200 years.

Talk : the excavations at Tinsley Manor

Category: Previous Events Published on 29 April 2015 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday 6th May at 7.30 pm

Sally Rodgers, community heritage Archaeologist at Heeley city farm will be giving a talk about the project at Tinsley Manor.

Exploring Tinsley Manor is a three years Lottery Funded Project. It was initiated by Tinsley Primary School who had been researching the history of their school site and found maps showing that there was a Medieval Manor House under their school field.

There are significant archaeological remains in situ. We have learned a lot about the site however, the excavations took place during term time and involved the whole school as well as visitors and volunteers.

Because we were working with 15 different children on site every half hour progress was slow. There is more to be discovered. We would like to finish excavation on this site. With the new developments due to take place with the demolition of the current school and reuse of the site as a public amenity the only opportunity to study this is in detail will be post demolition pre re-use.

Meersbrook Community Walled Garden Herb day

Category: Previous Events Published on 09 April 2015 Nick Robinson
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Sunday 3rd May 11am-4pm

Spinning and weaving demonstration at Bishops House Museum by the Hallamshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Also activities in the Walled Garden 1pm-3pm
See the dye plant garden
Herb teas, breads, and cakes for sale
Herb plants for sale (and other plants)

Talk - The Mysteries of Hallamshire

Category: Previous Events Published on 30 March 2015 Nick Robinson
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Thursday 16th April 7.30 2015

A talk by local author and historian Howard Smith

Free, but arrive early to be sure of a place.

Sheffield's Lost Heritage

Category: Previous Events Published on 09 March 2015 admin
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Wednesday 25th March 7.30pm

Ron Clayton, a well known name in the local history field in Sheffield, has kindly stepped in at short notice to give his talk on Sheffield's Lost Heritage 

Ron has chosen a few outstanding examples from the wealth of architectural heritage that Sheffield has lost to neglect, 'progress'and profit.  Taking in numerous fine old Halls from the 16th and 17th centuries, as well as schools, hotels, pubs and churches, this hair raising survey concludes with Sheffield University's demolition of the listed Jessop's Edwardian Women's hospital building.





Origami at Bishops' House

Category: Previous Events Published on 02 March 2015 Nick Robinson
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Sunday 12th April 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.

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