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Butterchurning - Saturday July 14th 11.30 to 3pm (2)

Category: Previous Events Published on 06 June 2012 Ann Beedham
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Have a go at making butter the traditional way, with a churn and some elbow grease! 

Join staff from Museums Sheffield for a guided tour of the House at 11.30am before the activities begin.

Suitable for 5 years +.  Adult carers to accompany. FREE



Tigers on Hawley Street - Sunday June 17th 1pm

Category: Previous Events Published on 06 June 2012 Ann Beedham
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The Sheffield Jungle stood on Hawley Street through the winters of 1910/11 and 1912/13. It was a spectacular show of wild animals and bizarre entertainments. The Sheffield Jungle Project has looked at this event and traced the context and changes through to present day.

Come along and listen to Ian Trowell of Sheffield's National Fairground Archive talk about the Jungle, and the new childrens' story book about it. The book tells the story of a grandparent recalling the Jungle to his doubting grandson. It is a story about memory, believability and story-telling itself. FREE


Edwardian Picnic- Sunday 24th June 10am to 3.30pm

Category: Previous Events Published on 31 May 2012 admin
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A family day with a whole host of events. 

Step back to 1908, the year of the last UK Olympics, to join us in a day of kite flying, grass sledging, Punch and Judy and music. Why not come in Edwardian costume. Bring a picnic! Bring your teddy bear!



10 a.m  Opening Bishops House

10-11 a.m Kite making

11.00 -11.30 border pipes music

11 a.m Kite Flying Demo

11-12.30 Grass sledging

12-00-12.30 border pipes music

12.30 -1300 Punch and  Judy at Bishops House

1300  Kite Flying Demo

1300.  Start of Fair at Walled Garden.

1330-14.30 Kite making

1400 Punch and Judy at Bishops House


The Star RETRO Day - June 10th 1-3pm

Category: Previous Events Published on 27 May 2012 Ann Beedham
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 Sunday June 10th 1pm - 3pm

Ever fancied tracking down your old school friends or sharing your favourite photo with the rest of Sheffield? Now is your chance as The Star's nostalgia section Retro will be holding its first ever open day at Bishops' House and you're invited. Pop in for a chat with Retro editor Nancy Fielder and bring along old photos so they can be printed in Retro. Share your stories, and take a trip down memory lane. FREE


Poetry, Music and Wine - 21st July 7.30pm

Category: Previous Events Published on 21 May 2012 admin
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For the first time all the artists in this Poetry, Music and Wine evening hail from Sheffield.  We have words courtesy of the (now ten years established) writers' group, The Word Train and we are very pleased to welcome classical guitarists Derek Taylor and Jonathan Priestly.

There will be free wine or juice and tickets are £6 at the door.










The Word Train are:

Carolyn Waudby: In 2000 Carolyn received an Arts Council grant to produce a pamphlet of poetry based on works of art.  The same year a poem on wind turbines was used for a short film for the big screen.  She won Third Prize in the Ilkley Literature Festival Poetry Competition 2007 and was a winner in the Melexia Poetry Competition 2009.  Also in 2009, she staged an exhibition of her poems on Cuba with photographs by Paul Schatzberger, for Off The Shelf.

Jan Caborn: Jan is a student on the Sheffield Hallam University MA Writing course.  She has had poems in several small press publications and was a Writer in Residence at BBC Radio Sheffield in the Year of the Artist.

Lorraine O'Reilly: In 2001 Lorraine completed an MA in Writing from Sheffield Hallam University and was on the editorial team for the first launch of Matters, the MA publication showcasing new writing talent.  Her work has been published in a variety of small magazines, including Cyphers.  In 2011 she was shortlisted for the Bradshaw Books/Cork Literary Review first poetry collection prize.  In 2010 she was runner-up in the James Kirkup Memorial Poetry Competition and in 2009 she was a winner in Bradford Writers script writing competition.

John Gosnell: John is the founder member of The Word Train.  His work has appeared in various publications including The Guardian Newspaper, Dreamweaver, and a BBC anthology, Writing On Air.  He was highly commended on four separate occasions for the Hilda Cotterill Poetry Prize, and was selected for the long list of the 2009/10 Poetry Business Competition, judged by Andrew Motion.  John is also a visual artist using both painting and photography, his work having been published internationally.  He designs the booklets of poetry published by The Word Train.  He is currently writing his first novel.

Nick Rogers: Nick started Heeley Writers with Alan Payne in 1979 and was involved with South Yorkshire Writers during the eighties.  

Alan Payne: Alan's pamphlet, Exploring the Orinoco, was a winner of the 2009/10 Poetry Business Competition, judged by Andrew Motion, and is published by Smith/Doorstop Books.  He has had poems published in The North, Smiths Knoll, and Writing On Air - the BBC anthology.  In 2003 a poem of his won second place in the Hilda Cotterill Poetry Prize.  


Sax Max - Sunday June 3rd 1pm - 2pm

Category: Previous Events Published on 20 May 2012 admin
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Come along on Sunday June the 3rd between 1pm and 2pm and hear 'SaxMax' - the Sheffield based Saxophone Quartet.  You might have seen them at Nether Edge market - we were impressed and are very pleased that they are coming along to Bishops House to fill the house with music!  









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