Curious House 2017

New exhibition running every Saturday & Sunday from October 28th to December 10th 10am-4pmThrough interactive technology, visitors will have the opportunity to meet characters that could have lived in the house over the last 500 years. In partnership with the museum volunteers at the Bishops’ House, designer and PhD candidate Caroline Claisse has co-created an interactive […]

Frostlake / Red Zoo

Sunday December 17 2017 7.30pm FrostlakeReturning to Bishops House is songstress/instrumentalist Frostlake, spectral psych-folk with haunting vocals. Guitar, laptop, Korg wavedrum and bassist Terry Todd give an atmospheric, otherworldly touch to new songs and ones from the album White Moon, Black Moon – listen here ” beautiful..atmospheric…ethereal… spooky” Achim Breiling Babyblaue Sieten Red ZooWere a Sheffield […]

String Theology / A Collection Of Notes

Saturday December 02 2017 7.30pm String Theology A duo consisting of Herve Perez (shakuhachi/laptop) and Nick Robinson (guitar/loops). Both are veterans of the Sheffield improv scene and bring a diverse range of sounds and inluences to the collaboration. Their music is improvised and is a reflective mixture of electronica and organic sounds. A previous recording can be heard here A Collection […]

Autumn Fayre

  Bishops’ House Autumn Fayre is back on 7th and 8th October 2017! Come along to meet Knights in Battle- real life knights and watch them battling. There will be stalls with local produce and crafts plus face painting and music. Food and drink will be available including delicious pizzas, cakes and a barista coffee […]

Getting the dates right

Getting the dates right – Tree-ring dating Bishops’ House – 1pm Sunday 10th September 2017 How old is Bishops’ House?  We thought we had a good idea, but the more Ken Dash, our resident local historian, mulled over the structure of the house, the more he began to wonder if the research done in the […]

Henry Normal

Saturday September 30th 2017 7.30pm We are delighted to announce a one-off date by Henry Normal: a writer, poet, TV and film producer, founder of the Manchester Poetry Festival (now the Manchester Literature Festival) and co-founder of the Nottingham Poetry Festival. In June 2017 he was honoured with a special BAFTA for services to television. […]

Think Water: Storytelling for the future of Sheffield

Saturday 16 September 10:30 – 15:30 Do you have an interest in arts, nature, or the natural environment of Sheffield? During a half-day workshop around Meersbrook Park you will have a chance to find out about water-related issues in Sheffield. We will take you on a walk from the River Sheaf, through Meersbrook Park towards Bishops’ […]

Danny Wells – The Victorians and the Christmas Season

Monday 11 December 19:30–21:00 This illustrated talk by Danny Wells looks at the influence of the Victorians on Christmas as we know it today. The Victorians repackaged older traditions and customs that suited their new sensibilities, ideas and concerns. It is said the Victorians: “mixed the ingredients of the English Christmas to create an extremely rich […]

Flowing through Time: Sheffield’s River Don

Monday 6 November 19:30 – 21:00 Rising on the moors to the north-west of Sheffield and flowing over 70 miles before merging with the waters of the Ouse at Goole, this is the river that has shaped Sheffield’s history. The Don has in turn been moulded and transformed by the demands placed upon it. Supplying water-power […]

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