A short history of the area

Bishops’ House was built in 1554, during the short but turbulent reign of Mary Tudor (1553 to 1558) and appears to be the last surviving building from that era in the tiny village of Norton Lees. Norton Lees was a village in the parish of Norton which included a large part of what is now […]

Free history talk: Weird and Wonderful Creatures of the Medieval Bestiary

Elaine Mein demonstrates as Agnes Peterkin “Weird and Wonderful Creatures of the Medieval Bestiary” When it came to fabulous animals like the unicorn, dragon or griffin, it is debatable whether medieval people believed that such creatures really existed. Some undoubtedly did (as some still do today). As for fabulous creatures mentioned in the Bible, (as unicorns […]

Free history talk: “Joseph Paxton”

Wednesday 4th March 7pm -9pm  Ann Beedham  – “Joseph Paxton” Local author Ann Beedham tells us about the life of the prolific Victorian Joseph Paxton. He has local connections with his work at the gardens at Chatsworth House, but was a nationally important figure, also famous for building the Crystal Palace in London. Please arrive […]

Free history talk: “Benjamin Creswick: Ruskin’s Walkley Working Class Hero.”

Monday 24th February 7.30pm – 9pm  “Benjamin Creswick: Ruskin’s Walkley Working Class Hero.” Benjamin Creswick was a Walkley knife grinder (1853-1946) who Ruskin hailed as a “youth of true genius”. He became Ruskin’s protégé and went on to become an influential figure in the Arts and Crafts movement and a much commissioned public sculptor. Free […]

Anura, Painted Faces + Persona

Anura is the downer pop project of Brendan Landis (fka Hey Exit). Sometimes heavy and melancholic, sometimes airy and delicate.“I’m used to the solo guitar workouts from Brooklyn’s Brendan Landis to be somewhat noise-oriented, but this one moves with heavy pop gauze layering that makes me think of Azusa Plain and the like – the […]

Joni Tuson, Shivelights & Rainy Day Woman

Joni Tuson is an incredibly gifted singer songwriter currently living in West Yorkshire; originally hailing from South Africa. She cites her influences as George Oryema, Baba Maal, Joni Mitchell, Eryka Badu, Kelly Joe Phelps and Cassandra Wilson amongst others. Joni has performed with many bands ranging in genre from soul, ska, funk and folk rock. Most […]

Me Lost Me, May Days in Barcelona & Antique Dol

Me Lost Me is the solo electronic music project of artist/musician Jayne Dent; a mesmeric mix of thudding rhythms, lush vocal drones and haunting melodies. Her live performances are atmospheric, dark and playful experiments in sound and storytelling, taking inspiration from a wide range of genres including folk music, electronica, pop, noise and ambient music. […]

Pefkin & Luki

Pefkin is the solo project of Gayle Brogan, one-half of the psych-pop duo Electroscope and Barret’s Dottled Beauty. Pefkin can be characterised by their enchanting combination of folksong, strings and drone. Drones and electronics flutter around the stark and brittle strings, carried by Gayle’s hushed utterings. https://pefkin.bandcamp.com/album/final-instar Pefkin has several releases on Sheffield’s own Sonido Polifonico […]

Waterless Hills & Nick Jonah Davis

      Waterless Hills fuse elements of Eastern European and Middle Eastern-folk music melted into the coldly stark foundations of droning post-rock.The group consists of Andrew Cheetham (drums/percussion), Gavin Clarke (bass), C Joynes (guitar) and DBH on violin.‘Their album ‘The Great Mountain’ was recorded in one day direct to 1/4” tape at Hallé St […]

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