Mike Higginbottom – “Temples of Sanitation”

Wednesday October 3rd 2018 Sanitation was the prime environmental concern of developing societies in the nineteenth century.  The growth of conurbations, especially in London and the industrial north of England and lowland Scotland, presented local and national government with urgent, desperate problems – water-supply and sewerage. Practical solutions took most of the nineteenth century to […]

James Ewan Tait & Robbie Thompson

Tuesday August 7th 2018 7.30pm Pigeon Hands present the hometown date on James Ewan Tait and Robbie Thompson’s August tour, the rest of which will be announced shortly. Come and join James and Robbie for a special homecoming show in the stunning 500 year old, half-timbered Bishop’s House, nestled at the top of Meersbrook Park. […]

The Beekeepers, The Gamebirds and Dovercourt Quartet.

The Beekeepers, The Gamebirds and Dovercourt Quartet Friday June 1st, 7.30pm   The Beekeepers play lovely arrangements of medieval/early and traditional (folk) tunes in harmony, producing a unique blend of music with a mellow feel that everyone can enjoy – ‘chamber music’ with a bit of a difference. The Gamebirds are a women’s quartet singing […]

Adrena Adrena + Trans/Human

Friday 18th May 2018 7-9.30pm Having filled Audacious Space last autumn, Adrena Adrena return for another unique A/V experience, this time in the surroundings of Sheffield’s 16th Century Bishops’ House. Adrena Adrena is a collaboration between visual artist Daisy Dickinson and drummer E-Da Kazuhisa, previously the drummer of the Japanese noise band Boredoms and currently […]

Professor John Moreland “Reforming Bradbourne: the impact of the Reformation in the Peak District”

Monday 18th June 2018 – 7.30pm This presentation will use evidence from Bradbourne’s Anglo-Saxon stone cross and the church to chart the ‘progress’ of Reformation in this part of Derbyshire. The material evidence and the texts speak to us of iconoclasm, destruction, resistance and eventual Reformation. There will be some references to the situation in […]

Chris Kolonko – Sheffield’s Wartime Anti-Aircraft Defences

Wednesday 4th July 2018 – 7.30pm Find out about Sheffield’s wartime anti-aircraft defences and the part they played in the defence of the city during two World Wars. This talk by archaeologist Chris Kolonko will investigate the development of anti-aircraft defences, looking at surviving examples in and around Sheffield and how these would have operated […]


Sunday 15th July 2018  4pm Sheffield’s groundbreaking antichoir, Juxtavoices, have created a new piecewritten specifically for Bishops’ House. For this composition, Juxtavoices will be using the actual fabric of the building and its mysterious sounds and spaces in order to create an unforgettable sonic experience for the audience – we can’t tell you exactly what […]

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