Archive | August, 2014

Things to Do Guide – Autumn!

29 Aug

Reminder from Sheffieldr

Please note end of August deadline

We are looking for Things To Do for 8 – 18 year olds in Sheffield between October and December! Would you like to be included in our guide?

Our last guide was an extensive booklet which covered Summer activities, from small youth clubs, to large events like Tour de France and Tramlines. This edition was our first to be printed and flew out the door as soon as it arrived! Our Autumn guide will also be printed as well as being available online, as the previous two have been. You can find the spring and summer editions here:

It is free to be listed in our guide, we just want to make the best guide possible for young people! We just require the following information for activities between October and December:

– The name of your group, place or activity
– What day or days your group, place or activity is on / open
– Location(s)
– Time(s)
– Cost
– Contact details
– General information about group, place or activity

Please try to send your information through before the end of August, as the guide will be put together, printed and distributed at the end of September. If you have details to be confirmed, please send through and we will include, but will add the details when / if you have them before we go to print.

If you have any questions, please get in touch, my phone numbers are below.

0114 201 8647

07580 714 860


Greno Woods Wildlife Watch Group

28 Aug

Come and join the Greno Woods Wildlife Watch Group for wild fun in the woodland!

They meet on the last Saturday of each month from 10.00 to 12.00 at Grenoside Reading Room (School Lane)

What’s on at The Venue

28 Aug

What’s On at The Venue – Adult Learning Courses & Workshops from September

Learn how to buy & sell on eBaystarts 6th November x 3 weeks 7pm -9pm Cost £10 –do you want to start a small business buying & selling on eBay, this short course will help Looks at registering, Images & descriptions, fees, pricing & postage- You will need internet skills and be able to work a computer independently

Web Site Design – Would you like to create a website for a business, hobby or community group or even for profit? This short course can show you how using quick and easy free sites. October 16th & 23rd 6.30-8.30pm £5

Using Social Media– Looking at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Linkedin this quick course explores the use of digital media social networks for use in todays digital world of business and pleasure October 15th 9.30-12.30 £2.50

How to Use MailChimp– Create email distribution lists, surveys, flyers, and posters using this great little site – ideal for small businesses, community groups, volunteer groups or just for social activities 9th October 6.30-8.30pm £2.50

Emergency First Aid at Work25th September 9.30am-4.30pm £20 per person includes certificate or FREE to those on JSA or volunteering (evidence required)

Scrap booking – Do you want to create family memories, preserve photos, and learn how to use paper crafting techniques to make beautiful scrap book pages This 5 week course will start 16th September 7pm-9.30pm £10 plus materials

Cake Decorating – Spooky Scary House–5 week course starts 25th September 6.30-8.30pm £10 plus materials

Cake Decorating for Christmas– starts 6th November x 5 weeks create either a contemporary or traditional xmas cake design to suit your taste £40 plus materials

Quilting for Christmas workshop– November 13th – Create a Christmas table runner 10am – 4pm £10 includes materials. You will need a sewing machine and be able to operate it independently

Learning to Make Beaded jewellery– starts 22nd September x 6 weeks 6.30-8.30pm £40 plus materials

Christmas Folk Art– create a beautiful Christmas keepsake using folk art painting techniques starts 6.30-9pm x 5 weeks £35 plus materials – no experience required

Making beaded jewellery– starts 4th November x 5 weeks 12.30-2.30pm £40 plus materials

Create a Mini Book– A year to remember – a beautiful handmade book with pages for each month for you to add photos and create a diary of events £40 plus materials starts 4th November x 5 weeks 7pm – 9.30pm

Tracing your Family History-7 week course starts 30th September 6.45-8.45pm £44.10

Introduction to reading Music– starts 1st October x 7 weeks 9.30am -11.30am £44.10

Hypno Birthing Taster Sessions15th September 1-2pm or 17th September 10.30-11.30am FREE

Art & Watercolour Workshops– every Monday 10.30-noon £5 per session includes materials

Craft Club– every Wednesday 12.30-2.30 £5 per session includes materials

Brush Up Your English – 11 week course starts Monday 22nd September 12.30-2.30pm FREE

Windows 8.1 (laptops or tablets) – Starts Friday 3rd October 2.45-4.45pm x 8 weeks a course for beginners or those with little or no experience. You will need own laptop or tablet with windows 8.1 installed

All course must be booked and paid for in advance – Booking is essential as places are limited – 0114 2838692 or email

If dates and times don’t suit you please contact us and we regularly add and plan new courses to fit demand

Courses in High Green

26 Aug

High Green Development Trust has been awarded a ESF Community Grants contract to deliver a series of taster activities and a Fit to Facilitate course aimed at developing individuals who may wish to want to learn how to facilitate a community activity – this may be useful to community organisations in the local area who have individuals who fall into this category.

Please see the links below for more information.
Fit to Facilitate advert.docx

Wisewood & Loxley Car Boot Sales

26 Aug

Sunday, 7th September

Wisewood Sports Centre Car Park,

Laird Rd, S6 4BS

Sunday, 28th September

Loxley Recreation Ground

Loxley Road (opposite Loxley Garden Centre, S6 6RL)

Pitches £7 each (£8 on day)

Vans/minibuses £10

Sellers 8.00am entrance

Buyers 9.00am entrance

Café will be open for refreshments

To book a pitch please contact 07533544737

E-mail: purple_cat_21

Advance booking saves time on the day

Car Boot Sale poster 7th&28th sept 14.doc

31st Aug lge poster.doc

Celebrating Grandparents in Sheffield, 17th September, Millennium Gallery (Sheffield 50+)

26 Aug

You are warmly invited to join Sheffield 50+ on 17th September, 12.30pm at the Arundel Room in the Millennium Galleries in Sheffield for the launch of an important report into the contribution that grandparents make to the lives of children in Sheffield.

Sheffield 50+, working with the national organisation Grandparents Plus, carried out the survey in Sheffield earlier this year alongside which we have also been asking children, through schools, what their grandparents mean to them.

The afternoon is in two parts, the first will be the presentation of the report and workshops and following afternoon tea we will be joined by young people and their grandparents for a special series of presentations.

Please let us know if you are able to join us for what will be a very enjoyable event. Please book by emailing Julie White on juliew. The venue is fully accessible however if you have any special requirements, dietary or otherwise do let us know.

Make Your Mark 2014 (Sheffield Futures)

26 Aug

The annual Make Your Mark ballot, the UK’s largest Youth Consultation, is happening soon. In a ballot beginning on International Youth Day and running until 10th October, young people across the country will be asked what issues matter most to them, in order to determine what is debated by UKYP in the House of Commons on 14th November.

Voting will take place both online and through ballot papers in schools, colleges and youth clubs.

Last year, MYM surveyed the opinions of over 478,000 young people, this year the national target is 1million! In Sheffield we have set ourselves the target of 9000 but hope to get more!

Can I ask you to publicise this and mention it in any suitable settings.

You can follow them on facebook: Sheffield UK Youth Parliament

and on twitter @SheffieldUKYP

Families Like Ours Screening at the Sheffield Odeon (E.D.E.N Film Productions)

26 Aug

There will be a screening event in Sheffield on the 17th of September. E.D.E.N Film Productions is a social enterprise based in Sheffield specialising in the filming of civil partnership ceremonies and same-sex marriages alongside producing campaigns promoting LGBT equality and rights and running workshops within the LGBT community.

There has just been an E.D.E.N Incubator a project funded by Awards for All where members of the LGBT community have learned film skills and are used these to create a film raising awareness of homophobia and transphobia in relation to family.

The film that they have created is set to be screened at the Sheffield Odeon Cinema on the 17th of September, 10am-12pm. There will also be an after party from 12.45pm at Icons, please find a link to the Facebook event –

Please promote if possible.

Calling all South Yorkshire Residents – we need your help!

26 Aug

The Don Catchment Rivers Trust is working with local communities in the South Yorkshire area to create a fantastic new project by figuring out what people think of our great river – The Don and what could be done to improve it and people’s perceptions.

As a result they are hosting some discussion groups where people can tell us their thoughts and opinions. If you could kindly promote this story they would really appreciate it.

Please click the link below for the press release with more information.

River Don.docx

SYFAB Fundraising training programme 2014-2015

26 Aug

Please find a link below for a poster outlining the new SYFAB fundraising training programme 2014-2015.

There is training on a range of fundraising themes and aimed at different levels of funding experience.

Please pass on to other groups and organisations who may find it of interest.

SYFAB training programme Sept14-July15.pdf