Archive | January, 2015

Evening talk with local writers at Ecclesfield Library

21 Jan

An Evening with Local Authors

Linda Lee Welch (“Leader of the Swans”, “The Artist of Eikando”) and Craig Booker (“Nick Hawthorne and the Banefires of Autumn”

Featuring readings from their work and a question and answer session


TICKETS £ 5.00

Available from the Library or from
Vic Bowden: 0114 246 5317

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January talk AT READING ROOM

20 Jan

Thursday 29th January 2014 at 7.30pm


“J G Graves – Businessman and Benifactor, Sheffield’s greatest philanthropist” An illustrated talk by Mike Spick

Free admission with Donations please for upkeep of the Reading Room

Refreshments available
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Report a Loan Shark

15 Jan

Absolutely anyone can phone in with Loan Shark information – a victim, advice worker, local resident, police officer, neighbour…

Strictest of confidence, not used in courts

Anonymous – you don’t have to give your name:

0300 555 2222


Accessible Sheffield – Consultation Event 21st January – Town Hall

15 Jan

Accessible Sheffield Project consultation event

Wednesday 21st January 2015, 2pm to 3:30pm
Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield.

Disabled Go, Disability Sheffield and CredAbility are working in partnership with Sheffield City Council to support the ambitions of Sheffield to become an accessible and fairer city for all who live, work, study and or visit Sheffield.

The partnership will support the development and delivery of an exciting new city access guide that will bring benefits that reach beyond disability, including bringing both social and economic benefits for the city. The project will also develop a CredAbility Access Card scheme for local disabled people.

The consultation event will help people to find out more about the project and give an opportunity for disabled people to share their ideas about what places should be included in the guide to Sheffield.

To book fill in the flyer or contact or 01438 842710.

Sheffield CC Invite 2014 FINAL.doc

Things to Do Launch! 2015

15 Jan

Sheffield Futures are pleased to launch the first Things to Do guide for young people of 2015! You can find the guide at or at venues around Sheffield, including Sheffield Futures at Star House, 43 Division Street, S1 4GE.

Sheffield Futures have produced a guide that’s perfect for families to find out what’s happening in Sheffield through January to March!

You will find lots of information about activities for 8 – 18 year olds including local youth clubs, half term activities and larger events in the Things To Do guide. The categories featured include half-term activities, museums, arts, theatres, film and media, music, literature, the great outdoors, youth clubs, sports, uniformed groups and homework clubs – so there is something for everyone.

The guide will come out every quarter and all the activities, plus selected picks of the week, can be found on the Sheffieldr website. The guide is online: and is also be available to pick up from locations across Sheffield. For more ideas about things to do and places to go in Sheffield, visit

Please find attached a poster to display at your venue / event or school.

If you would like your activity or event to be in the next issue of the guide, please send your details through to tash.bright or call Tash Bright on 0114 201 8647, by the end of February, for the April to June 2015 edition.

If you are featured in the guide, please feel free to collect some copies to distribute in your club / group from Sheffield Futures, Star House, 43 Division Street, S1 4GE.

Jan – March 2015 Things to Do.pdf

Join the Wadsley and Loxley Commoners at the following events…………

15 Jan

Sun 25 Jan – ‘Birds in Winter’, a Bird Watching walk on Wadsley Common led by John Robinson, meet at 9am at Rural Lane Car Park, circular walk, you can return to the car park at any time, 2348472

Fri 6 Feb – ‘Beer, Brewing and Brewers’, (includes a practical demonstration), an illustrated talk by John Dowd, Wadsley Church Hall, 7.30pm, small charge for entry, free refreshments, 2335331

Mon 16 Mar – ‘Wild Flowers of the Peak District’ by Patrick Harding, 7.30pm, Wadsley Church Hall, Worrall Road, 2335331, small charge for entry, free refreshments

Mon 13 April – ‘Images of Wildlife and Wild Places’, an illustrated talk by Steve Drinkall using his own photos, Wadsley Church Hall, 7.30pm, small charge for entry, free refreshments, 2335331

Dates for Work Days on the Common in 2015 with the Wadsley and Loxley Commoners and Sheffield Conservation Volunteers. All gloves and tools provided. Meet at 10am – 12 noon.

22 Feb 2015 – meet at Long Lane Car Park

8 Mar 2015 – meet at Long Lane Car Park

15 Mar 2015 – meet at Rural Lane Car Park, off Worrall Road

Forthcoming Reading Room Events

15 Jan

Thursday January 29th 7.30pm An illustrated talk by Mike Spick “J G Graves Businessman and Benefactor, Sheffield’s greatest philanthropist”

Foreign Language conversation group Wednesday February 11th at 1.45pm

Wild at Heart Monday 16th February 10am to 11.30 am. A further free wildlife inspired session with Jan Flamank of the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

Foreign Language conversation group Wednesday February 25th at 1.45pm

Thursday 26th February 7.30pm Neil Anderson “The Sheffield Blitz” a talk based on Neil’s book “Sheffield’s date with Hitler”

Wild at Heart Monday 16th March 10am to 11.30am
A further session exploring the seasonal changes and the delights of nature with Jan Flamank Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

Thursday 26th March 7.30pm A talk by George Clark about one of Grenoside’s famous sons “Samuel Walker”

Thursday 23rd April 7.30pm An Illustrated talk by Christine Gregory “A River in Time , the story of a White Peak River, The River Bradford”

Thursday 21st May 7.30pm Ray Lawrence and friends “It Could Be Verse” an evening of light entertainment with comic verses and short sketches. All Donations in support of St Luke’s
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Stained Glass Workshop – Grenoside Reading Room

15 Jan

Stained Glass Workshop by Natasha Sorrell

On Thursday 29th January 2014 at 10.30am at


Ideal for beginners, who will learn the basics of glass cutting and grinding, copper-foiling and soldering to complete a stained glass sun-catcher by the end of the day. All materials, tools and equipment provided.

Spaces are limited; please contact Natasha on 07726936827or email to reserve a place.

There is a charge for this course.

Refreshments available

Greno_Reading_Room glass workshop 29th january 2015.doc


Activities at Greno Woods

14 Jan

wild play

New Courses at The Venue 2015

14 Jan

NEW COURSES AT THE VENUE – try something different

Website Design Course – January 20th & 27th 6.30-8.30pm Cost £10 for full course – look at free website builders to see which one is best for you. Provideing tips and tools to bringing websites to life, and thinking outside the box when it comes to content and design. Also Domain names and engaging and retaining customers

Beginners Family History Course Starting 15th January 7 Week course £44.10 6:45- 8:45pm – looking at how to identify your ancestors, use of internet and written records to trace your ancestors, producing a family tree, what your ancestors did for employment and social pleasure and much more

Emergency First Aid at Work (or home) course on the 24th January, 9:00am – 4.30pm,
Only £30 per person. Hurry only a limited number of places left. Call 0114 2838692 to book Certificate on successful completion

Course content:
The role of the first aider
Managing an emergency
Bleeding (minor and severe)
Seizures (adult)
Burns Shock
Choking (adult) Unconscious casualty

Looking at Digital Photography starts 2nd February 6.45 – 8.45pm x 7 weeks £44.10 Explore and identify functions on a digital camera, manual and auto settings, developing your camera skills, downloading and manipulating images, transferring images and printing

Getting the most from your iPad starts 2nd February 6.45 – 8.45pm x 7 weeks £44.10 Explore functions on an iPad, alter and view settings ,download and use Apps, How to use the iPad for social media, Using and storing information safely and Internet safety

Introduction to Reading Music Starts 21st January 9.30 -11.30am x 7 weeks £44.10 Do you sing in a choir or play an instrument but struggle to read music? This course will teach you the theory and practice to help

Using Social Media 3rd & 10th February 6.30 – 8.30pm £10 Take a look at the world of Facebook and Twitter and explore the uses of digital media for business and pleasure on this short and informative course.

Making Beaded Jewellery starts 19th January x 6 weeks 6.30 -8.30pm £40 plus materials – create beautiful pieces of beaded jewellery using a variety of techniques and beads. Each week is a complete project for you to take home and keep

Cake Decorating for beginners – Starts 29th January x 4 weeks 6.30 – 9pm £10 plus materials An introduction to cake decorating, learning a variety of techniques and skills which can be adapted for decorating a variety of cakes

Cake Decorating for Easter starts 5th March x 4 weeks 6.30-9pm £35 plus materials – Create a beautifully decorated cake with an Easter theme.

Create a Mini Memory Book – Starts 20th January x 3 weeks 7pm-9.30pm Create a beautiful handmade mini album decorated with paper craft techniques to display photos and memorabilia £10 plus materials

Scrap Booking Your Photos– Starts 24th February x 5 weeks £40 plus materials Do you want to preserve and display family memories and learn how to use paper craft techniques to create and display photos and memorabilia?

Craft Club – Join the Crafty Nest craft Club every Wednesday 12.30 -2.30pm for crafting fun! A social group that meet each week and learn and practice a variety of crafts skills and techniques £5 per session materials included

Art & Watercolour Workshops every Monday 10.30 – 12noon A mixed group of beginners and more advanced learners meet each week to learn painting techniques in watercolours and other media £5 per session

Beaded Jewellery for Beginners – starts 20th January x 6 weeks £40 plus materials 12.30 -2.30pm Learn basic beading techniques and create a new project each week to take home

Computer Skills for Beginners – starts 23rd January x 9 weeks 2.45 – 4.45pm £57 Aimed at those who have not used a computer before or have only a little knowledge

All courses need to be booked and paid for in advance – please call 0114 2838692 for further details or to book

All courses are led by qualified tutors in relaxed and friendly environment and based on social enjoyment as well as learning.