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Another evening with Gavin Extence

Friday 27 September at 7.30: Another evening with Gavin Extence

We are delighted to welcome back our local, best-selling author, Gavin Extence. Come along and enjoy an informal evening, when Gavin will be telling us about his latest book, “The End of Time”. Set against the background of the 2015 migrant crisis, the novel tells the story of two teenage refugees, brothers, who are travelling across Europe to the UK. This is a free event – just turn up!

Stephen Booth

18 Oct at 7.30pm: “Where the bodies are buried”, with Stephen Booth

‘A beautiful but dangerous place’ – crime novelist Stephen Booth talks about his best-selling Cooper and Fry series and the importance of the Peak District locations for his readers. A former newspaper journalist, Stephen has won awards on both sides of the Atlantic, and his books are translated into 16 languages. With Q&A and book sales.

Tickets £8 available now!

Then and Now

Tuesday 22 Oct at 7.30pm
“Then and Now”
with Greenhill Village History Society

A sentimental journey around the area showing the development of the locale over the last two centuries in photographs with commentaries. Travel back to a time when, as part of Derbyshire, our area consisted of villages, farms and open fields. See how many of the original properties have been altered or even replaced. 
This is a re-run of the sold-out event last March. Tickets (£4) are selling fast — book now to avoid disappointment!

Tudor Christmas

Friday 15 November at 7.30
“How the Tudors Celebrated Christmas”
with Maureen Taylor

We enjoy our Christmases, and so did the Tudors. They involved heaps of fun and ribaldry, but also had a huge element of friendship and commitment to family (no matter how distant), and to charity for those less well off. They sang and drank, made merry, danced, and used their imaginations. There are similarities with our Christmases, but also great differences; find out what they were like.

Tickets £5 available now

A History of Sheffield Football

Friday 17 January at 7.30
A History of Sheffield Football
with Martin Westby

During the 19th century Sheffield led the world of Association Football and was a critical factor in the formulation of today’s worldwide rules and regulations. Come and hear Sheffield-born football historian Martin Westby talk about the rich history of the 95 Sheffield clubs that existed between 1857 and 1889, with special emphasis on today’s four surviving clubs. Martin will also be selling and signing copies of his book “A History of Sheffield Football 1857-1889… Speed Science and Bottom”.

Confessions of a Junk Dealer

Friday 21 February at 7.30pm:
“Confessions of a Junk Dealer”
with Edward Patnick

To you it was a load of old junk … but to Edward Patnick it was nothing short of treasure just waiting to be discovered. Retired junk dealer Edward traces the story of how his family built a business dynasty on the things other people didn’t want.