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Åyusp / The Garwin Project / A Collection of Notes

Category: Events Published on 22 July 2019 Nick Robinson
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Friday 25 October 2019 performance starts 7.30 prompt! 

A triple-bill of Sheffield’s finest electronic artists descends on Bishops House!

Åyusp return to Bishops House to play a set of ambient and experimental electronica. Expect some improvisation and a few surprises - this will be a unique live set unlike anything they've ever done before.

The Garwin Project’s improvised sequencer-based retro soundscape morphs and shifts from laid-back trippy ambient to trance-ish psychedelia and back. There’s always a soft landing. Their website

Sheffield’s very own A Collection of Notes returns to Bishops House with his exquisite retro ambient / sequenced electronic music.

Cost £7.00 (£8.00 on the door)  - book here

Amy May Ellis + Felix MB

Category: Events Published on 22 October 2019 admin
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Thursday 7th November 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)

Amy May Ellis is a rising young songwriter and singer who balances sensitivity and vulnerability with poise and strength. As part of a short Autumn UK/Europe tour that coincides with the release of her new EP, Where My Garden Lies (out October 28th), Amy will be playing solo at Bishops’ House - an intimate setting that will suit her music well.

Recently featured at the English Folk Expo and championed by BBC introducing and BBC Radio 6.

“a voice that’s at once youthful and mature, romantic yet cynical, punchy but raw. ’ - Fresh On The Net
“Just never fails to impress” - Emily Pilbeam, BBC introducing


Support from Felix Mackenzie-Barrow

"Beautifully crafted song... Impeccable delivery. His timing, his vocal style, his timbre, everything about it just absolutely spot on... We love what he does." - Dean Jackson (Beat on the Beeb- BBC Introducing East Midlands)

"Unbelievable" - Dermot O'Leary (BBC Radio 2)

* * Please note this gig is likely to sell out with space being limited and many of Amy’s UK dates already sold out - booking in advance is strongly recommended.


Doors open 7.30pm BYOB, music starts 8pm!

Results from the Sheffield Castle Dig

Category: Events Published on 11 September 2019 admin
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Monday November 11th, 7.30pm -  Results from the Sheffield Castle Dig

Ashley Tuck from Wessex Archaeology will evaluate Sheffield Castle, sharing the results of the recent dig.

In the wake of the demolition of Sheffield Castle, archaeologists have had the first ever chance to undertake a systematic investigation of Sheffield Castle.

This talk is free, however we have limited capacity and recommend you arrive early to have the best chance of a seat.





Category: Events Published on 05 August 2018 admin
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Saturday December 7th 2019 3pm and 4pm

Sheffield's groundbreaking antichoir, Juxtavoices, are back with their piecewritten specifically for Bishops' House. Juxtavoices will be using the actual fabric of the building and its mysterious sounds and spaces in order to create an unforgettable sonic experience for the audience.  The result is a very interesting experience - very atmospheric and could possibly be disturbing to younger children.

We will be previewing the piece in a brief performance at 3pm, while the house is still open to the public, and then again at 4pm with some extra material.

Juxtavoices is an anti-choir of 25 mostly untrained voices whose repertoire includes members' own compositions and arrangements of classic modernist poems and found texts. The scores provide structure but freedom of pitch allows improvisation to shape the detail so that no two performances are ever the same. Audiences are unfailingly surprised by the Juxtavoices sound. Some try to name-check composers in the avant-garde tradition but none quite fit. Some shudder at the dark theatricality, some hear the humour, some are outraged while others feel an irresistible urge to join the ranks. This is singing on the edge of not-singing or vice versa, a music only previously heard in a sound-poet's dreams. The group enjoys unusual acoustic spaces - furnace floor or bear pit or library stairwell - as well as churches and more conventional concert venues. It hopes to create a chord which will startle the ghost of Thomas Tallis. Directed by Martin Archer and Alan Halsey Juxtavoices uniquely combines the outer reaches of improvised music and innovative poetry.

Admission free

Deck the Halls: Yuletide Customs and Traditions by David Bostwick

Category: Events Published on 11 September 2019 admin
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Wednesday December 11th 7.30pm - Deck the Halls:  Yuletide Customs and Traditions by David Bostwick

Christmas, as a time of celebration, has a very long pedigree.  The great mid-winter festival, known to the Romans as Saturnalia, is still greeted with feasting and drinking throughout the twelve days of Christmas.  Plenty of humour and seasonal refreshments

This talk is free, however we have limited capacity and recommend you arrive early to have the best chance of a seat.

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