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Flowing through Time: Sheffield’s River Don

Category: Previous 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.

 

Spoken and Unspoken

Category: Previous Events Published on 25 July 2017 Nick Robinson
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** Correction - this event is Wednesday 15th November 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

Please note we previously incorrectly advertised this event as being in October.  If you have friends who may be planning to attend, please let them know.  Sorry for any inconvenience, but the event is definitely 15th November.

Owl Light Trio

Category: Previous 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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The Story of Annie Bindon Carter’s Painted Fabrics

Category: Previous 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

The Bear's Son: Tales of Hidden Bulgaria

Category: Previous 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 Magical De Lyles of Sheffield

Category: Previous 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 Diamond Family Archive

Category: Previous 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: Previous 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

Modulator ESP / Grey Frequency / Vostok

Category: Previous Events Published on 28 March 2017 Nick Robinson
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Thursday May 11th 2017 8pm

Four artists (2 solo, one duo) drawn from the East Midlands area bring a diverse range of sounds to Bishops' House.

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 electro-music.com 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.
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Grey Frequency is the ambient music project of audio and visual artist Gavin Morrow. Through the manipulation of found sounds and field recordings he explores themes of distant and imagined memories, folklore and modern mythology. Soundscapes are crafted using audio cassettes, tape players and effects pedals, creating an atmospheric blend of lo-fi ambient textures, dense drones and abstract musical passages.
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Vostok = space / kraut / cosmic / psyche / ambient-guitar / synth / fx = lo fi / sci fi / retro / future-sonic exploration.

Tickets  £5.00 in advance, available here. £6.00 on the door. Note we have limited capacity and so advance ticketing is strongly advised.

Wed March 8th Valerie Bayliss ‘Old Town Hall: Past Present and Future’

Category: Previous Events Published on 07 March 2017 admin
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Sheffield’s Old Town Hall, the neglected building on the corner of Waingate and Castle Street has been empty for over 20 years and is just a bit of very dirty wallpaper for the people who pass it every day. It has been allowed to get into a very poor state. Yet this building had a part to play in Sheffield’s history and lots of potential for new use. Valerie Bayliss is Chair of Friends of the Old Town Hall and a distinguished speaker. The talk is illustrated with images of its past and present, including the damaged interior.

Weds 8th March, 7.30pm - Admission free.  Places limited so please come early to be sure of a place

Castles in Yorkshire, defending God’s own County since 1066

Category: Previous Events Published on 20 January 2017 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday 5th July 2017

A talk by John Pilkington on “Castles in Yorkshire, defending God’s own County since 1066”

A lot of people think that they are familiar with Yorkshire’s medieval castles, but there are many more castles in this county than most people realise. There are so many that it is not feasible for someone to visit them all, and because little survives at some of them it can be a disappointing visit for most.  Following a brief look at how the county’s fortifications fit in to our history this presentation covers how to visit castle sites from the comfort of your armchair.

7.30 start

Free entry but seats are limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment

Mary Queen of Scots

Category: Previous Events Published on 20 January 2017 Nick Robinson
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Monday 12th June 2017  7.30pm

A talk by David Templeman on “Mary Queen of Scots – from Sheffield to Fotheringhay – the Final Journey 1584-7"

An Illustrated Talk by David Templeman,

We follow Mary into further seclusion under her new zealous custodian, Sir Amyas Paulet. She is involved in the Babington plot at Chartley Manor and the charge is High Treason.

This talk relates the compelling tale of the events leading up to and including Mary’s trial and execution. Mary’s courage and conduct come to the fore as she takes her tragic story through Wingfield Manor, Tixall and culminating in the climax at Fotheringhay Castle where she is tried and executed for High Treason.

Was she guilty? This is the question this talk addresses.

This is the final installment in the story of one of the great historical figures and all Mary’s qualities come to the fore in this exciting last chapter of her life. Do not miss it!!

Free entry but seats are limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment

 

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