Category: Evening Talks

Graves Park

Friday 19 January
The Story of Graves Park and the rose Garden Café

Caroline Dewar, chairman of The Friends of Graves Park, talks about the origins of the park and J.G. Graves, including the history of the café, its inception and recent troubles.

Doors open/refreshments 7.00pm, talk starts 7.30.

Tickets £5 online at nearer the time.

Winter Poetry

Tuesday 30 Jan
Winter Poems with Louise Dore

An evening for readers of poetry, writers of poetry, and those who are just curious.. Share and discuss poems within a welcoming and informal group.

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Henderson’s Relish

Friday 23 February
The History of Henderson’s Relish

Mark Dawson tells the true and unlikely history of Sheffield’s favourite sauce and best kept secret. From humble beginnings in a Victorian grocery shop in 1885 to celebrity endorsements and modern production in a state-of-the-art factory.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm. Talk starts 7.30

Tickets £5 online at nearer the time.

History of Juggling

Friday 15 March
The History of Juggling
with Matthew Tiffany

Learn the fascinating history of one of the worlds most wonderful professions … juggling! This talk will cover ancient Egypt through to the modern day, concentrating on developments from the mid Victorian period onwards in Europe. And for all those wondering, yes, there will be many live demonstrations! (This is the talk that was cancelled in October due to the dreadful weather.)

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm, talk starts 7.30.

Tickets (£5) available online at nearer the time.

Tellin’ t’Tale

Friday 19 April
with Rod Dimbleby

Author and storyteller Rod Dimbleby, specialist in Yorkshire dialect stories, will entertain with amusing Yorkshire tales and poems. Rod is chairman of the Council of the Yorkshire Dialect Society and has entertained at well over 400 locations throughout Kirklees, Calderdale, Bradford, Leeds as well as in East and North Yorkshire. His many repeat bookings are testament to his popularity.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm, talk starts 7.30

Tickets £5 online at nearer the time.