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Ancient Suburbs of Sheffield

7.30pm Friday 26 Feb: A free evening zoom talk "Ancient Suburbs of Sheffield"

  • Did you know that Salmon were to be found in the 17c. river Don in one ancient suburb?
  • … or that one of the country’s largest cricket grounds in the 19th c. was to be found in another ancient suburb of Sheffield (later to be centre of heavy industry.)
  • … or that Fulwood in 1666 (Year of the great plague) contained spa waters where people were sent “to take the waters.”
  • … or that another suburb to the south contained the first reservoirs in Sheffield to provide drinking water instead of the ancient wells.

It would be too unwieldy to look at all of Sheffield’s ancient suburbs but in this talk we concentrate on some of the oldest dating back as far as the Domesday book (1086). A fascinating insight into some household names such as Attercliffe, Darnall, Heeley, Fulwood, Crookes and more.

Join David  as we step back in time to find out the origins of some of Sheffield’s ancient suburbs. Not to be missed.

You can join the meeting using this link. Meeting room opens at 7.15. Talk starts at 7.30

Family of Man

Wednesday 11 March at 7.30pm: “Family of Man”
with David Ashworth

Family of Man is an audio-visual performance which, through commentary, video and music explores connections across generations celebrated in Barbara Hepworth’s remarkable series of sculptures, in Yorkshire Sculpture Park. This is a free event.

You can hear some samples from David’s “Family of Man” album here: https://davidashworth.wordpress.com/family-of-man/

Up and running at Lowedges!

Feb 12th 2020 – Our first day of operation at Lowedges

Meet Akin … one of our newest volunteers, who will be working regularly in the new library. Akin comes to us with experience of working in other libraries around Sheffield, notably Firth Park, where he was “Children’s Champion” for three years. 

Our thanks also to Lucy, Ann, Patrick, Wendy, and the others who have worked hard to turn our vision of a library in Lowedges into reality.

One of the first families to visit us. This was taken just before we received a wonderfully chaotic deluge of children and young mums after school finished. Altogether we signed up 13 new members.

This young reader was keen to get stuck straight in.

The library will be open from 2pm – 5pm each Wednesday and 10am – 1pm each Thursday. Come and visit us in the Lowedges Community Centre (near the top entrance to Greenhill Park).

Readathon 2020

Friday 21 Feb: Readathon 2020

Join us for a mixture of story reading and crafts on the theme of “cats”

Morning session (for younger children) 10.00 – 12.00

Afternoon session (for older children) 1pm – 3pm

Just turn up — no need to book for this free event

Children’s Cinema: Cinderella

Children’s Cinema
Saturday 11 Jan at 2.30

Cinderella

The original (1950) Disney film of this classic fairy tale. Featuring songs such as “A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes” and “Bibbidi-Bobbido-Boo”, this is early Disney animation at its best.

No need for a ticket — just turn up! Suggested donation £3 adults £2 children. Sweets, ice creams available.

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”.

Tickets (£5) available now.

Yesterday

Evening Cinema
Friday 10 Jan at 7.30

Yesterday

Yesterday, everyone knew about The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. He’s about to become a very big deal. Directed by Danny Boyle, the film stars Himesh Patel and Lily James and also features Ed Sheeran.

Tickets available now. A suggested donation of £5 gets you refreshments and a raffle ticket. Door open / refreshments at 7pm. Film starts 7.30

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.

Lego Movie 2

Saturday 8 Feb at 2.30
Children’s Cinema

Lego Movie 2

A direct sequel to The Lego Movie. Follow Emmet Brickowski as he attempts to rescue his friends from the Systar System, while dealing with a coming cataclysm known as “Armamageddon”.

No need for a ticket — just turn up! Suggested donation £3 adults £2 children. Sweets, ice creams available.

Shirley Valentine

Evening Cinema
Friday 7 Feb at 7.30

Shirley Valentine

The award-winning 1989 British comedy about a middle-aged housewife in an unexpected discovery of herself and a rekindling of her childhood dreams and youthful love of life. Starring Pauline Collins as Shirley and Tom Conti as the Greek Taverna owner with whom she has a holiday romance. Screenplay by Willy Russell, who also wrote the original one-character stage play.

Tickets available now. A suggested donation of £5 gets you refreshments and a raffle ticket.