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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. 

The History of Sheffield Newspapers

Category: Previous Events Published on 19 November 2015 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday February 3rd 2016 7.30pm

Suzanne Bingham talks about the history and content of local newspapers from 1767, and how some aspects of newspaper reporting, such as the fascination with crime and gruesome stories has changed very little.

Sheffield in the 1970s

Category: Previous Events Published on 19 November 2015 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday January 27th 2016

Neil Anderson ‘Sheffield in the 1970s’ talk and film. repeat of an earlier talk by popular request. You will be taken on a trip to 1970s Sheffield by way of a screening of ‘City On The Move’ and highlights from his best selling books.

You will need a free ticket for this event, please register at the following link and bring your ticket along on the night

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sheffield-in-the-1970s-tickets-19466807746

Monkey Man and Other Sheffield Notables

Category: Previous Events Published on 19 November 2015 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday, January 13th 2016 7.30pm

Ann Beedham is giving a talk - ‘Monkey Man and Other Sheffield Notables’. Hear tales of legendary Sheffield characters from the past brought to life by our local author.

Sieben + frostlake + Nick Robinson

Category: Previous Events Published on 02 November 2015 Nick Robinson
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Friday 18th December 2015 at 19.30pm

Our final "new music" gig of the year. Sieben is the one-man, violin-looping work of Matt Howden. He beats, plucks, tickles and layers voice and violin. MJR Festival in Lithuania recently gave this rather nice description, saying Sieben is “bringing us driving rhythms, vocals as intense visions and charming landscapes, loop by loop building a shining starway over the Abyss, to our dreams.”

Under his own name Howden releases instrumental works of varied styles; as 7JK, electronica meets violin and vocals; with rasp, looped cello and violin combine seemlessly, mixing ambience, mood, and just a little drive.

http://www.matthowden.com/

Support is local artist frostlake, a female songstress/instrumentalist whose songs are distinctive soundscapes with haunting melodies, layered vocals and unusual percussive sounds. Her newly released CD White Moon, Black Moon (Discus) is described as "airy.. fragile.. beautiful.. atmospheric.. ethereal.. ghostly" by Achim Breiling, Babyblaue Seiten and "has a sense of cold, stillness and mystic beauty, like forest pond in midwinter" by Neil Nixon - author of 500 Albums You Won't Believe Until You Hear Them. frostlake is joined for this performance by trusty laptop and bassist Terry Todd.

http://discus-music.co.uk/catalogue-mobile/dis53cd-69-detail

A former member of Sheffield bands as diverse as Typhoon Saturday, Dig Vis Drill, They Must Be Russians and the Comsat Angels, 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 via the power of improvisation to distant planets. Nick is half of the "Lost Garden" duo, who have a CD "Cotyledon" out now.

http://www.looping.me.uk/

Tickets cost £6 and are limited due to the size of the venue, so early booking is advised. Tickets available here

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