Saturday 22nd February 7.30pm
Two friends bring fine Poetry and Music to Bishops' House. Helen Tookey returns with her first collection of poems, Missel Child, published by Carcanet in January. Jeffrey Wainwright's response is typical of the critical acclaim which has greeted the collection:
"Missel-Child is an exceptional volume. Some of the subject-matter is ‘found’, some comes from a powerful and intelligent imagination and from keen observation. All is embodied in a language that is sensuous and strong."
Sharron Kraus is a singer of traditional folk songs, a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. As well as drawing on the folk traditions of England and Appalachia, her music is influenced by gothic literature, surrealism, myth and magick. Her songs tell intricate tales of rootless souls, dark secrets and earthly joys, the lyrics plucked as sonorously as her acoustic guitar.
"..a sparkling clear voice that can sound as ancient and elemental as rain, stone, or soil" - Matthew Murphy
Join us for a unique evening where Helen and Sharron will be performing not only their own work, but for the first time a collaborative piece also.
A complimentary glass of wine or juice will be served during the interval.
Tickets £5 at the door, doors open 7.30pm with the performance to begin promptly at 7.45pm
Wednesday 19th March 7.30 - 10.00pm
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!
TOFFEE perform classic tunes from the great composers like Richard Rogers, Lorenz Hart, Cole Porter, etc and Music Hall and Vaudeville songs. We have been known to throw in the odd Carolan tune and to come right up to date with Beatles songs as well as Joni Mitchell, Carol King and James Taylor.
Entry: £4 divided between Bishops House and Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity. There will also be a Raffle and CD sales going to WPHCC. 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!
Sunday 2nd March 1pm - 4pm
Ever wanted to learn the Japanese art of Origami (paper-folding)? Local expert and origami professional Nick Robinson, author of 50+ books on the subject and other experienced folders from the British Origami Society will be present to show you how easy it really is. No experience needed and paper will be provided. The theme this time will be Easter, making eggs, bunnies, chicks and much more.
If you have any models you are "stuck" with, bring the diagrams along, we'll show you how to finish them. Some examples of more advanced designs will be on display.
This event is open to all, - children are welcome, but remember we're not a creche facility - you should stay and fold with your children. For more information on folding, please visit the British Origami Society website
Saturday 25th January 2014
The Bints and friends present an evening of acapella, gentle jazz and poetry from 7.30. Entrance £5 includes a glass of wine or soft drink. All profits to The Dogs Trust and Bishop's House.
For some audio samples, visit https://myspace.com/thebints
Monday 7th April 7.00
Residents of the area are cordially invited to the next public meeting of NoLRA, to be held at Bishop's House. Various topics of local interest will be discussed and we hope to have a guest speaker and some Councillors. Please feel free to raise any issues of interest to you.
NoLRA is here to fight on the residents behalf but also to try and bring the community closer. In order to grow, NoLRA needs volunteer members, especially a treasurer. It doesn’t take much effort, please come and say hello at the meeting.
Saturday December 21st 1pm - 2.30pm
A small group of enthusiastic new "ukies" will bravely attempt to play a few carols to get us in the festive spirit!! Come along and listen, sing or bring your own uke and strum along...
Saturday 2nd November 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Early Music in Sheffield: Looking Back, Moving Forward
Exhibition curator Chris Leffler, a postgraduate student at the University of Sheffield, discusses his research into the university’s historical instrument collection and the Early Music Revival in Yorkshire during the 1970s and 80s.
Sunday 10th November 7:00pm – 8:00pm
A Concert of Tudor Music
Students from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Music will present a programme of Tudor and Jacobean music on instruments featured in the exhibition. The concert will move through several different rooms in the house, giving an impression of the musical entertainments that would have been enjoyed by its original inhabitants.
Saturday 9th November 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Tudor Music Workshop for children
This workshop aimed at primary age children will give a lively, interactive and informative view of musical life in Tudor times. Delivered by students from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Music, the workshop has already been well received at Westways and Beck primaries.
Sunday 3rd November 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Come and Try and Tudor Instrument!
Can you get a tune out of a piano? Violin? Flute? Recorder? Whatever your instrument, come and have a go on its Tudor equivalent, with the help of students from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Music.
Sat 19th October - 10th November (weekends only)
he Department of Music's collection of 35 medieval and early modern musical instruments, one of the largest held by a UK university, will feature in an exhibition to be held next November at Bishops' House Museum.
The exhibition will be curated by Chris Leffler and will feature demonstrations on the instruments given by students from the Department of Music.
Sunday December 8th 2.30 – 3.45 pm
Another chance to hear this versatile clarinet ensemble performing music ranging from the 16th century to the present day. Free entry!