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Woodhead: the Lost Railway

Friday 22 April at 7.30
Woodhead: The Lost Railway
with Stephen Gay

In this illustrated talk, join Stephen Gay for a ramble over the Pennines from Hadfield to Sheffield and discover Woodhead, the lost railway. The route closed in 1981 and Stephen will talk about the history and possible future of the line.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm. Talk starts 7.30

Tickets (£5) available online via this link

More Ancient Suburbs of Sheffield

Friday 21 January at 7.30 pm

Following from last year’s very successful and most interesting talk, David Templeman is back with Part Two: More ancient suburbs of Sheffield.

As we delve further into the long list of Sheffield’s Ancient Suburbs, we look at a cross section across the city, including Ecclesall, Dore, Handsworth, Stannington and Bradfield.

Several fascinating characters in Dore‘s rich history produce some colourful anecdotes. Ecclesall was a combination of villages and hamlets, so we take a look at some of these. Handsworth rivalled central Sheffield, if not surpassing it, in its early days and has a rich tapestry of historical content. Stannington and Bradfield occupied the Loxley and Rivelin valleys, which was the scene in Sheffield of the main deer hunting in the medieval and Tudor times

These and many other fascinating facts are to be found in this talk, as we step back in time to find out the origins of more of Sheffield’s ancient suburbs. Not to be missed.”

Doors open / refreshments 7.00pm; talk starts 7.30

Audience size will be restricted. Tickets (£5) can be booked online using this link. Note that if Covid restrictions do not allow us to hold this talk in the library we will do it on-line using zoom.

The Northumbrian Garden Parrot

Friday 25 Feb at 7.30

“The Northumbrian Garden Parrot”
A talk by Peter Brown

Behind this somewhat improbable title lies a rich and varied collection of stories that reflects Pete’s lifelong interest in, and undiminished enthusiasm for birdwatching. In his talk he describes the pleasure that creating a back garden bird sanctuary brings, savours the thrill of discovering an unlikely rarity, reflects on protecting rare raptors, delights in ‘working the patch’ wherever that may be, enjoys passing on his boundless enthusiasm for wildlife to children in Sheffield schools, and much more.

Door open / refreshments 7.00.  Talk start 7.30

Tickets (£5) now on sale from library reception or online at

Little Women

Evening Cinema
Friday 3 December at 7.30

Little Women

2019 adaptation of the classic by Louisa May Alcott. Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on their own terms.

Doors open / refreshments 7.00 pm. Film starts 7.30

This is a free screening. There will be an opportunity to make a donation on the evening. Audience numbers will be limited. To guarantee a place please book on-line using this link.

This is a reschedule of the film originally scheduled in April 2020 prior to the pandemic.

Arthur Christmas

Saturday 4 December at 2.30
Arthur Christmas

Our Christmas children’s film this year tells the story of Santa’s clumsy son Arthur who sets out on a mission with Grandsanta to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than two hours. Doors open 2.00pm, film starts 2.30. Sweets, ice creams and drinks available. Free showing, but advance booking is advised to guarantee a place using this link. Please only book the number of spaces you actually intend to use.

Our children’s cinema events provide an easy-going atmosphere ideal for younger children.

Raya and the Last Dragon

Saturday 8 January at 2.30
Raya and the Last Dragon

Disney’s recent animation is our first movie of 2022. In a realm known as Kumandra, a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilisation, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. The movie features the voices of Kelly Marie Tran, Gemma Chan and Awkwafina as the last dragon, Sisu. Empire calls it a “vibrant action-fantasy epic”.

Doors open / refreshments 2.00pm. Film starts 2.30

Watch the trailer here


Friday 7 Jan at 7.30

The all star musical from Lionel Bart. Based on the Charles Dickens classic, this movie went on to win Best Picture at the 41st Academy Awards. The film also features such classic songs as Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself and You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two.

Doors open / refreshments 700pm. Film starts 7.30.

Watch the trailer here.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Saturday 5 Feb at 2.30
Bedknobs and Broomsticks

An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical magician conman search for the missing component to a magic spell to be used in the defence of Britain in WWII. Classic movie starring Angela Lansbury, and David Tomlinson, directed by Robert Stevenson who also directed Mary Poppins.

Door open / refreshments 2.00pm Film starts 2.30

Watch the trailer here.


Friday 4 February at 7.30

1917 is a British war movie from Sam Mendes. The film takes place after the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line and follows two British soldiers in their mission to deliver an important message to call off a doomed offensive attack. Nominated for 10 Oscars and won three, the film features the acting talents of George McKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong and Andrew Scott. Watch the trailer here.

Doors open / refreshments 700pm. Film starts 7.30.


Saturday 5 March at 2.30

Pixar’s extraordinary animation from 2020. After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife. There he discovers what it really means to have soul. The film features the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey and Graham Norton. Watch the trailer here.

Doors open / refreshments 2.00pm. Film starts 2.30