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POSTPONED: Ken Dash talk about Bishops' House

Category: Previous Events Published on 21 December 2014 Nick Robinson
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POSTPONED  Wednesday 25th March 2015 7.30

Due to unavoidable circumstances we are sorry that we have had to postpone this talk.  Instead,  Ron Clayton will be speaking on this date about Sheffield's Lost Heritage, with particular focus on Sheffield's lost halls of the 16th and 17th centuries.

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, but please arrive early to be sure of a place.

Two thousand years of unofficial coinage

Category: Previous Events Published on 21 December 2014 Nick Robinson
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Tuesday February 3rd 2015 7.30

Kaktus Leach talk on "Two thousand years of unofficial coinage"

Entry free, but please arrive early to be sure of a place.

the Sheffield Clarion Ramblers during the 1920s and 1930s

Category: Previous Events Published on 21 December 2014 Nick Robinson
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Thursday March 19th 2015 7.30

 ‘Days of Sun and Rain: the Sheffield Clarion Ramblers during the 1920s and 1930s’. 

Using the journals and photographs of a Sheffield walker, George Willis Marshall, local history writer Ann Beedham provides an insight into the world of rambling in Derbyshire, with its shades of social activism, during the 1920s and 1930s. The Clarion Rambling Club campaigned for the rights of access of ordinary people to moorland areas of the Peaks, a movement which culminated in the historic 1932 Mass trespass of Kinder Scout.

Entry free, but please arrive early to be sure of a place.

The World of Harry Brearley: growing up in working class Victorian Sheffield

Category: Previous Events Published on 21 December 2014 Nick Robinson
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Friday 20th February 2015 7.30pm  

A talk by Robin Fielder.  Better known as the inventor of Stainless Steel, Harry Brearley wrote an autobiography which provides some of the best descriptions we have of what life was like in Victorian times for the workers of Sheffield.

Entry free, but please arrive early to be sure of a place.

An evening of dark improv

Category: Previous Events Published on 05 November 2014 Nick Robinson
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Friday 5th December 2014 @ 7.30

Music from Bishops' House presents another evening of thoughtful, introspective music, featuring:

Lost Garden
Lost Garden are a dark ambient (or pick your own genre!) duo performing quasi-improvised instrumental pieces. They are Andy Peake on keyboards/FX (ex Comsat Angels with whom he released 13 albums, countless singles and toured the world many times) and Nick Robinson (ex Dig Vis Drill, Typhoon Saturday and 20 years of solo looping). They played together in the 80s when Nick joined the Comsat Angels (briefly) and intermittently since, but have finally found the time and the energy to follow our own musical bent. Their debut CD is released soon on English Electric Records. The two musicians mesh beautifully and compare the performance process to “painting with sound” where dynamics and timbre are key elements.  website

Peter Challoner
Peter Challoner is 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'  website

Modulator ESP
Modulator ESP: Improvised looped electronic dronescapes, ambient noise voids that occasionally lapse into strange melodies.  website

 

Carol Singing

Category: Previous Events Published on 05 October 2014 Nick Robinson
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Sunday 21st December 2pm - 4pm

Traditional carol singing. Come and join in with The Friends of Bishops’ House.

FREE

Ukelele Carol Strum

Category: Previous Events Published on 05 October 2014 Nick Robinson
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Saturday 20th December 1pm - 2.30pm

A repeat of last year’s popular singalong of festive songs.

Bring your ukelele or your voice and join in FREE.

Refreshments available to buy.

John Brown - The History of Norton Lees

Category: Previous Events Published on 15 September 2014 Nick Robinson
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Thursday October 16th 7.30pm

Friends of Bishops' House are proud to introduce a series of free talks, extending into the New Year, covering a range of local history based topics.  Chairman of the Friends, John Brown, will set the ball rolling with "The History of Norton Lees'. A great speaker, not to be missed!

Free entry

Music for an Autumn Eve

Category: Previous Events Published on 08 September 2014 Nick Robinson
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Saturday 18th October 7.30pm

The Gamebirds & Black Velvet Clarinet Quartet

The Gamebirds are a 4-part vocal harmony group who blend folk and choral styles.

Black Velvet Clarinet Quartet play music and arrangements from the Renaissance to the present day. £7 admission on the door

Toffee Music - Songs of War & Peace

Category: Previous Events Published on 08 September 2014 Nick Robinson
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Weston Park Hospital Cancer CharityTuesday 11th November 7.30

Back by popular demand, Toffee Music is Mike Lydiat and Dave Markham. TOFFEE is an acronym for "Two Old Fellas For Evening Entertainment"! Dave has been 'entertaining the troops' for more than 40 years and Mike first 'trod the boards' in 1962. Between them they have a century of playing experience!

The evening will present of songs from the period of the Boer War, World War 1 and World War 2. Mike and Dave will be dressed in replica WW1 uniforms for the evening.

Entry: £5 divided between Bishops House and Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity. So here's your chance to have a great night out and support two good causes at the same time!

For more information, please visit their website

Here's a short video filmed during their last appearance at Bishop's House!

 

David Hey - 'Packhorse Routes in the Peak District'

Category: Previous Events Published on 30 August 2014 Nick Robinson
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Friday January 23rd 2015 7.30

David will be giving a talk on 'Packhorse Routes in the Peak District'.

Entry free, but please arrive early to be sure of a place.

Colin Merrony - a medieval hospital at Castleton

Category: Previous Events Published on 30 August 2014 Nick Robinson
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Thursday November 27th 7.30

Colin Merrony will be giving a talk entitled 'Chasing shadows: seven years of investigating the medieval hospital at Castleton'.

The Castleton Hospital Project began in 2008 as a joint project between the University of Sheffield and the Castleton Historical Society.  The main objective of  the project is to understand the site of the Medieval leper hospital on the east side of the medieval village of Castleton, in the Hope Valley of the Peak District.  The hospital was founded before 1153 by the wife of William Peveril (founder of the nearby Peveril Castle), and is recorded in historical documents as being south of the road into Castleton.  A series of earthworks on the site demarcates a late medieval farm building, which was excavated in the early years of the project. 

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