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An evening of traditional and contemporary folk music

Category: Previous Events Published on 14 March 2016 Nick Robinson
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Friday April 22 2016

in the company of Pete Garratt, Ken Atkinson & Geoff Heppell three stalwarts of the local folk scene. Friday 22nd April at 7.30pm at Bishops’ House, Norton Lees Lane, Sheffield, S8 9BE Pete & Ken have been singing together for fifty years and run the highly successful and respected Beehive Folk Club at Harthill. Geoff sang with Bone Lazy and for years prior to that with the Cartwheel Folk Group who still perform together occasionally. Together the three provide solo and three-part harmony singing along with beautiful and accomplished guitar accompaniment.

Admission £7 including free raffle. Bring your own drinks.

To book a ticket please call Ken on 0114 2664206 or Ann on 0114 2748331

 All profits will go to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

Helen Tookey & Sharron Kraus - Book/CD Launch

Category: Previous Events Published on 14 March 2016 Nick Robinson
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Saturday 21st May 2016 7.30

An evening of poetry and music to launch *If You Put Out Your Hand*: a collaboration between poet Helen Tookey and musician Sharron Kraus. The project takes inspiration from the natural world and our ways of responding to it. The poems’ settings are gardens, river valleys, hills, and at the same time the symbolic landscapes of the mind, of dream and memory. Sharron Kraus’s beautifully sparce music responds intuitively but precisely to the poems; word and sound interweaving to form a set of new collaborative pieces.

Originally from Leicester, Helen Tookey now lives in Liverpool. Her debut poetry collection *Missel-Child* (Carcanet, 2014) was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize for First Full Collection 2015.

Sharron Kraus is a singer, musician and composer based in Sheffield. Her work draws on traditional music and folklore as well as the natural world. Her recent solo album *Friends and Enemies; Lovers and Strangers* is a collection of songs inspired by the stories of the *Mabinogi*.

Entrance £6, Doors open 7.30 for 8pm start. Free glass of wine!

Valerie Bayliss - Building Schools for Sheffield

Category: Previous Events Published on 03 March 2016 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday June 22nd 2016

Sheffield was quick off the mark to provide elementary education after the 1870 Education Act, and the School Board was responsible for many fine school buildings. The talk looks at the way the Board was set up in Sheffield and at the building programme which has left us with one of the best surviving collections of these buildings in the country.

Peter Machan - 'Lords and Ladies of Hallamshire'

Category: Previous Events Published on 03 March 2016 Nick Robinson
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Monday May 23rd  2016

The story of the lords of the manor from the Norman Conquest to the 20th century; their homes, castles, parks and the larger than life stories of their lives and times. Includes the stories of the amazing Bess of Harwick, the Earl of Shrewsbury and their royal prisoner, Mary Queen of Scots.

Suzanne Bingham - 'The Rise and Fall of Workhouses'

Category: Previous Events Published on 03 March 2016 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday May 4th 21016

What were they really like? An examination of the local workhouse experience.

Howard Smith - 'The Snake Road'

Category: Previous Events Published on 03 March 2016 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday April 20th 2016

This talk explains why this most unusual former turnpike road came to be planned and built and why, though it was a feat of highway engineering, it was a commercial failure. Its history post-turnpike is covered up to the present day and its relevance to Sheffield's communications is examined. Copies of Howard Smith's book on 'The Snake Road' will also be for sale.

An evening of music with The Gamebirds and The Beekeepers

Category: Previous Events Published on 10 January 2016 Nick Robinson
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Friday, March 18th 2016, 7.30pm

The Gamebirds sing in 3 or 4 part harmony within the folk music tradition and with an instrumental complement. Themes include ancient and mediaeval songs, songs about women’s issues through the ages and songs about bellringing - as one of our members is a bellringer. The Beekeepers chamber folk group play traditional tunes in harmony, with a mellow feel.

Admission £7 including free glass of wine or juice.

 

A Musical Miscellany

Category: Previous Events Published on 10 January 2016 Nick Robinson
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Sunday, February 14th 2016, 7pm

An evening of Tudor music (and more) from the Endcliffe Brass Ensemble and 16th Spanish songs of love and longing as well as Cuban songs from Sinsontes, a group of singers who perform in Spanish and Catalan. In support of the Syrian Refugee Crisis Appeal

Admission £6 including free glass of wine or juice.

Sharron Kraus and Moogambo + Rob Lee & Arianne Churchman

Category: Previous Events Published on 10 January 2016 Nick Robinson
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Saturday 23rd January 2016 7.30

A night of songs, medieval tunes and improvisations from Sharron Kraus and Moogambo (Jennifer Bliss Bennett, Olly Parfitt, George Parfitt)

+ Rob Lee & Arianne Churchman performing psycho-botanical ballads, wassails and dirges.

£5 on the door

An evening of poems, paintings and wine

Category: Previous Events Published on 20 November 2015 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday, 2nd March 2016

THE COMING OF LIGHT
An evening of poems, paintings and wine

THE WORD TRAIN
Poems by

Nick Rogers
Carolyn Waudby
Alan Payne
Lorraine O’Reilly
John Gosnell
Jan Caborn

Paintings by
John Gosnell

Admission £5 including free glass of wine or juice.

Sheffield in Tudor and Stuart Times

Category: Previous Events Published on 19 November 2015 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday March 23rd 2016

This talk by David Templeman looks at how the ordinary man lived, worked and played in central Sheffield in the 16th and 17th centuries. Also the buildings that survive from this period. Finally a look at how the town developed its core industry – cutlery and laid the foundations for the great industrial revolution to follow.

Scribbles, Scorch Marks and Scribed Symbols

Category: Previous Events Published on 19 November 2015 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday March 9th 2016 7.30pm

Having read about marks found in older buildings, that are thought to have been made to avert evil and promote good fortune, Andy Bentam was intrigued enough to see if he could find anything similar locally. This talk aims to show some of the interesting graffiti, marks and symbols found when getting up close to the fabric of buildings in and around the Peak District. 

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