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Sharron Kraus (voice, guitar) & Harriet Earis (harp)

Category: Previous Events Published on 16 October 2015 admin
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7.30pm Tuesday 27th October

An evening of folk music, wine and welsh medieval tales  - and probably the first time a harp will have been heard in Bishops' House (with Harriet playing it is bound to sound brilliant!)

Sharron Kraus is a folk musician and singer whose solo work and collaborations offer a dark and subversive take on traditional music. Rolling Stone nominated her first album, Beautiful Twisted, as one of their critics’ top releases of 2002, and in the intervening period she has issued five albums under her own name and a number of collaborations with like-minded musicians.

Harriet Earis has won various accolades in the traditional music scene. She was "Harper of All Britain" twice in 2000 and 2002 and won a coveted Open Stage Award at the UK's biggest traditional music festival "Celtic Connections" in Glasgow in 2007 - chosen from over 82 acts competing for the title.

Sharron & Harriet will be performing songs from Sharron's new album, Friends and Enemies; Lovers and Strangers, which is a collection of songs inspired by The Mabinogion - the Welsh medieval tales. The stories collected in the Four Branches of the Mabinogi were written in the 11th Century but contain themes that remain relevant today: love and hatred; battles for power; loss, displacement and migration of peoples; magic and wonder.

You can preview tracks from the album here

£5 entrance includes free glass of wine or juice.

Children's Christmas Art Exhibition

Category: Previous Events Published on 29 September 2015 admin
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Over the Christmas holidays Bishops' House is hosting an exhibition of children's artwork.  There are prizes for each age group (0-7, 8- 11, 12-16)  kindly donated by local art supplies shop, Artscene.  This is more about taking part than winning anything though, with all children being given the opportunity for their work to be on display for the public to see at Bishops' House.  

For anyone wishing to participate, here's our poster.  If you need any more information, please get in touch:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

An Evening of Electronic Music

Category: Previous Events Published on 14 September 2015 Nick Robinson
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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.

Peter Challoner
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'

Nick Robinson
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

Scared to Death

Category: Previous Events Published on 11 September 2015 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday December 16th, 7.30pm

Folklore expert Dr David Clarke tells of some local ghostly goings on in Sheffield’s past.

Free - donations welcome.


Pearl Button Manufacture in Sheffield

Category: Previous Events Published on 11 September 2015 Nick Robinson
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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.



Sheffield in the 1970s

Category: Previous Events Published on 11 September 2015 Nick Robinson
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*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.







Sheffield General Cemetery

Category: Previous Events Published on 11 September 2015 Nick Robinson
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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



Ken Dash on “Bishops’ House”

Category: Previous Events Published on 11 September 2015 Nick Robinson
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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.

Guided tours this Saturday

Category: Previous Events Published on 10 September 2015 Nick Robinson
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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

Creepy Crafts for Kids

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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.

Carols at the House

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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.

Carols at the House

Category: Previous Events Published on 10 September 2015 Nick Robinson
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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.

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