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Ukelele Carol Strum

Category: Previous Events Published on 05 October 2014 Nick Robinson
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Saturday 20th December 1pm - 2.30pm

A repeat of last year’s popular singalong of festive songs.

Bring your ukelele or your voice and join in FREE.

Refreshments available to buy.

John Brown - The History of Norton Lees

Category: Previous Events Published on 15 September 2014 Nick Robinson
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Thursday October 16th 7.30pm

Friends of Bishops' House are proud to introduce a series of free talks, extending into the New Year, covering a range of local history based topics.  Chairman of the Friends, John Brown, will set the ball rolling with "The History of Norton Lees'. A great speaker, not to be missed!

Free entry

Music for an Autumn Eve

Category: Previous Events Published on 08 September 2014 Nick Robinson
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Saturday 18th October 7.30pm

The Gamebirds & Black Velvet Clarinet Quartet

The Gamebirds are a 4-part vocal harmony group who blend folk and choral styles.

Black Velvet Clarinet Quartet play music and arrangements from the Renaissance to the present day. £7 admission on the door

Toffee Music - Songs of War & Peace

Category: Previous Events Published on 08 September 2014 Nick Robinson
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Weston Park Hospital Cancer CharityTuesday 11th November 7.30

Back by popular demand, Toffee Music is Mike Lydiat and Dave Markham. TOFFEE is an acronym for "Two Old Fellas For Evening Entertainment"! Dave has been 'entertaining the troops' for more than 40 years and Mike first 'trod the boards' in 1962. Between them they have a century of playing experience!

The evening will present of songs from the period of the Boer War, World War 1 and World War 2. Mike and Dave will be dressed in replica WW1 uniforms for the evening.

Entry: £5 divided between Bishops House and Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity. So here's your chance to have a great night out and support two good causes at the same time!

For more information, please visit their website

Here's a short video filmed during their last appearance at Bishop's House!


David Hey - 'Packhorse Routes in the Peak District'

Category: Previous Events Published on 30 August 2014 Nick Robinson
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Friday January 23rd 2015 7.30

David will be giving a talk on 'Packhorse Routes in the Peak District'.

Entry free, but please arrive early to be sure of a place.

Colin Merrony - a medieval hospital at Castleton

Category: Previous Events Published on 30 August 2014 Nick Robinson
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Thursday November 27th 7.30

Colin Merrony will be giving a talk entitled 'Chasing shadows: seven years of investigating the medieval hospital at Castleton'.

The Castleton Hospital Project began in 2008 as a joint project between the University of Sheffield and the Castleton Historical Society.  The main objective of  the project is to understand the site of the Medieval leper hospital on the east side of the medieval village of Castleton, in the Hope Valley of the Peak District.  The hospital was founded before 1153 by the wife of William Peveril (founder of the nearby Peveril Castle), and is recorded in historical documents as being south of the road into Castleton.  A series of earthworks on the site demarcates a late medieval farm building, which was excavated in the early years of the project. 

Lloyd Powell - Sheffield Castle

Category: Previous Events Published on 30 August 2014 Nick Robinson
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Tuesday October 28th 7.30

Lloyd Powell will be giving a talk about Sheffield Castle. Lloyd is a well-known local historian who ha an unparalleled knowledge of Sheffield Castle and is renowned for his fascinating talks. He is a member of the Friends Of Sheffield Castle.

Improv Night

Category: Previous Events Published on 25 August 2014 Nick Robinson
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Friday 3rd October 7.30

Featuring Martin Archer / The Garden / TBA

An evening of improvised electronic music.

The Garden are a relatively new duo featuring Nick Robinson (guitar/keys/loops) and Andy Peake (keys/FX) and could be described as dark, dense and distorted, except when they are subtle and ethereal! Check out a recent recording on soundcloud.

Martin Archer is a legend of Sheffield improvised music and not to be missed.  For this solo performance, in itself an increasingly rare event, Martin will use organ, filters and loops to create a minimalist drone style improvisation.

£3 admission.

Bishops’ House Medieval Craft Fair

Category: Previous Events Published on 19 August 2014 Nick Robinson
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Saturday November 22nd & Sunday 23rd 10am - 3.30pm

The return of our hugely popular Medieval event! A craft fair with a difference! Craft stalls for those unusual Christmas gifts.

So really lots on and perfect for gifts in the run up to Christmas! More information will be available here soon.

Stalls include Runesmith, Milton Resources, Friends of Sheffield Castle, Friends of Manor Lodge, Plainweaving and others.

We hope to see you there!

Last Sunday Art and Craft Classes

Category: Previous Events Published on 24 July 2014 Nick Robinson
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Sunday July 27th 12-2

Two of our most arty and crafty volunteers are very kindly starting up some informal art sessions at Bishops' House. This will be a regular spot, from Midday until 2pm on the last Sunday of each month.

This Sunday 27th July, Kerry will be giving some tips on perspective. Suitable for beginners and children 7yrs and up (who must be supervised), but all very much welcome. This is a free activity, Friends of Bishops' House will provide materials and Kerry Peters will be providing guidance - so come along and bring the kids!

Next on the list: Sun 31st August Katie will be running patchwork sessions, with special activities designed for children.

FOBH Annual General Meeting

Category: Previous Events Published on 14 June 2014 Nick Robinson
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Monday July 14th, 2014, 7.30 pm

Members of FOBH are warmly invited to the Friends of Bishops' House 2014 AGM, to meet the committee and discuss our plans.  The meeting will be held at Bishops' House.  The agenda and notes for the meeting are set out below, we hope to see you there 1. Welcome 2. Apologies for Absence 3. Previous Annual General Meeting (July 18th 2013) 4. Officer's Reports 5. Election of Officers 6. Election of  Executive Committee Members 7. Comments from the Meeting 8.
Any Other Relevant Business 9. Closure of Meeting

Nominations for Officers received are:
Chairman John Brown proposed by Nick Roscoe
Secretary Nick Roscoe proposed by Denise Reaney
Treasurer Sue Auckland proposed by Emily Waterhouse

Nominations for Executive Committee are:
Martine Standish proposed by Ken Dash
Emily Waterhouse proposed by Denise Reaney
Tabitha Gillard proposed by Emily Waterhouse
Ken Dash proposed by Nick Roscoe
Denise Reaney proposed by Tabitha Gillard

Further nominations can be accepted up to seven days prior to the AGM. The Committee can co-opt members to their membership or invite individuals to
discuss specific matters at any one meeting

Sheffield Auction Gallery free valuations

Category: Previous Events Published on 14 June 2014 Nick Robinson
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Saturday 2nd August 10am to 1pm


Free Valuations and advice are available courtesy of Sheffield Auction Gallery.  Sarah Clark, Janet Webster and Andrew Jameson, will be at Bishops' House to give free Antiques Roadshow style valuations from 10am to 1pm on Satruday August 2nd.

Sarah specialises in Silver, Jewellery & Watches, Andrew specialises in Antiques & Collectables and 20th Century Ceramics & Glass plus Vintage Fashions & Accessories are Janet Webster's forte.  All items welcome. FREE

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