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Helen Tookey and Sharron Kraus - poetry, music & wine

Category: Previous Events Published on 06 February 2014 Nick Robinson
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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

Toffee Music in concert

Category: Previous Events Published on 04 February 2014 Nick Robinson
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Wednesday 19th March 7.30 - 10.00pm

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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!

Weston Park Hospital Cancer CharityTOFFEE 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!

Origami for Easter

Category: Previous Events Published on 02 February 2014 Nick Robinson
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easter bunny boxSunday 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

The Bints in concert

Category: Previous Events Published on 30 November 2013 Nick Robinson
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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

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Norton Lees Residents Association meeting

Category: Previous Events Published on 26 November 2013 Nick Robinson
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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.

Ukelele Carol Strum

Category: Previous Events Published on 18 November 2013 Nick Robinson
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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...

Early Music in Sheffield: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Category: Previous Events Published on 29 October 2013 Nick Robinson
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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.

A Concert of Tudor Music

Category: Previous Events Published on 28 October 2013 Nick Robinson
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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.

Tudor Music Workshop for children

Category: Previous Events Published on 28 October 2013 Nick Robinson
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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.

Come and Try and Tudor Instrument!

Category: Previous Events Published on 28 October 2013 Nick Robinson
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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.

Historical Instrument Collection

Category: Previous Events Published on 15 October 2013 Nick Robinson
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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.

Black Velvet Clarinet Quartet

Category: Previous Events Published on 14 October 2013 Nick Robinson
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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!

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