Friday October 30 7.30pm
These artists are returning due to popular demand to present an evening of gentle (and sometimes dark) electronic music. Please note, the venue has a capacity of 50 people, so early booking is advised.
An electronic music composer from the UK, born, raised in Nottingham in the heart of Central England. He is not what you would class as an orthodox musician, having had no formal musical training, and the fact that music, although being a major force in his life, for most of his life, is only a supplementary activity to a career as an architectural technician. It has long been stated that there are strong links between music, architecture, and visual arts in general. ‘My job is creative, a design process from a concept form of an idea into a finished piece of construction, and it's the same approach with my music'
A former member of Sheffield bands as diverse as Typhoon Saturday, Dig Vis Drill, They Must Be Russians and the Comsat Angles, Nick has for many years offered a range of soundscapes and other looping guitar pieces. Using just the guitar and a laptop, he takes you via the power of improvisation 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.
Tickets £5 - Booking here
Wednesday December 16th, 7.30pm
Folklore expert Dr David Clarke tells of some local ghostly goings on in Sheffield’s past.
Free - donations welcome.
Wednesday December 2nd, 7.30pm
Sheffield is synonymous with steel, cutlery and knives, but buttons? Archaeological excavations on the current site of Heeley City Farm produced evidence of buttons being made from mother of pearl shell. There are no records of manufacturing premises at this location, so were people making buttons in their homes? Join me on a journey of discovery into a little-known aspect of Sheffield's industrial past.
*PLEASE NOTE - due to the great interest it has been necessary to make this a ticketed event:
We understand this will cause some disappointment but it was necessary to restrict numbers There will be a small number of seats available on top of those reserved via ticketing but we cannot guarantee a place without a ticket. We are sorry about this and will be trying to arrange a new talk from Neil soon.
Wednesday November 11th, 7.30pm
Neil Anderson takes you on a trip to 1970s Sheffield by way of a screening of ‘City On The Move’ and highlights from his best selling books.
Friday October 9th, 7.30pm
This talk by Jo Pye will cover the reasons for it’s establishment, including some of the social history of the period; a few residents; layout and design and it’s importance as an open space both then and now. Plus a few gruesome and amusing asides for good measure.
Free - donations welcome
Wednesday October 28th 7.30pm
Ken Dash has spent four years painstakingly surveying Bishops' House and researching its history. This talk is an ideal opportunity to catch up with the latest discoveries and research about the development of the house and the people who have lived in it over the last 500 years.
Entry free (donations welcome) but please arrive early to be sure of a place.
Saturday 12th September 11am and 2pm
Part of the Heritage Open Days initiative, there will be guided tours this Saturday at 11am and 2pm by Eileen Littlewood, who worked for many years in Bishops' House under Museums Sheffield and is now on the management committee of the Friends of Bishops' House
Saturday October 31st 1-4pm
Start the Halloween Fun with an afternoon of spooky craft activities. Children in costume will win a special tasty treat.
Sunday 20th December
2.00 - 4.00pm
Come along and enjoy some festive Carol singing. There will be mince pies and mulled wine to enjoy.
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.
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.
A Groovebase Promotion
Monday July 6th, 7.30pm
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