Stick Olympics !
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Grow Theatre's Stick Olympics activity day on 29th August 2019

Sheffield Carnival 17 August
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Sheffield Carnival is back! Spread the word..... ????

Yes, that's right. Sheffield Carnival is happening on Saturday 17th August from 12pm to 8pm, Norfolk Heritage Park.

It will be a FREE multi-cultural family event with a costume parade, a main stage showcasing local music and dance performances, a funfair and stalls for all to enjoy!

Carnival was once an annual attraction in Sheffield in the 80s and 90s, with a spectacular and colourful procession through the city’s streets each September.

This year, we are very excited to share that our theme for carnival 2019 is 'Made in Sheffield,' and we want you to come and be involved.

We need children, young people & adults to come and show off the fantastic costumes, stall owners, creatives, musicians, music artists, dance groups, performers, and volunteers.

Sounds like you?

Go to and sign up. We would love to hear from you!

Let's make Sheffield Carnival 2019 a day to remember, to make our city proud and celebrate all things made in Sheffield. ????????????????
Twitter - @sheffcarnival
Instagram - @sheffieldcarnival

Learning / improving your English ?
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Sharrow Conversation Group

Starting in September 2019

Do you know anyone who wants learn or improve their English, SAVTE will be running their conversation class again in September, every Tuesday 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm.  Anyone can come along, make friends and practice speaking English in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere at the Old Junior School, South View Road, Sheffield S7 1DB
The class is open to all levels of ESOL learners, there's no need to register and you are welcome to call in at any session.
For more information, please contact SAVTE on 0114 2536644 or text 07860039629

Venue: Sharrow Community Forum, The Old Junior School, South View Road, Sheffield S7 1DB

Telephone: 0114 2508384

Nether Edge Farmers' Market
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NETHER EDGE FARMERS’ MARKET : Sunday 16thJune 2019 12pm – 4pm

           Raising money for:

Broomhall Girls Club and Heritage Open Days


  • Live entertainment including singing and dancing



  • Bouncy Castle and Face Painting on the Nether Edge Bowling Club's Green




  • Nether Edge Rd & Glen Rd will be closed to traffic from 9am - 5pm. Please don’t leave cars on these roads then.

For traders, we will be operating a one-way system before and after the market.

  • We’re looking for more people to help us organise future markets. You can help us in many ways with an hour or so of your time. Contact David 281 9414 or email


The Farmers’ Market group would like to thank you for your support.


DATES OF FUTURE NETHER EDGE FARMERS’ MARKETS : Sunday 15th September (12noon- 4pm); and 1stDecember 2019 (11am- 3pm)

            To book a stall at our September market, please email nengfarmersmarket@gmail.comor see


Open Gardens 2019
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Gardeners, along with farmers, have a reputation for being obsessed with the weather and this is hardly surprising since most of what they do depends on it. I’m hoping for a more equable summer than last year when the hot dry conditions of July and August not only killed the lawn but also scorched the leaves and killed a whole collection of recently planted rhododendrons. Plants tend to be resilient, however, and I’ve been pleased to see some that I had written off sprouting again. It will take a couple of years, however, for them to fully recover. There’s no doubt that global warming is going to force gardeners to change what we grow and how we grow it. It will be very interesting this year to see how our local gardeners are coping with the changing conditions on June 23rd. 


This week we have been enjoying the TV coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show. As usual the ‘show gardens’ were immaculate and the floral displays breath-taking. Although we might harbour aspirations to emulate these in our own garden plots, the intrepid Nether Edge gardeners who will be ‘opening up’ their gardens on June 23rd know that such stage sets are not for real. They are brought to a peak of perfection for one week by teams of professionals, elaborate technology and huge amounts of cash. On the contrary, our gardens evolve throughout the seasons and the exuberance of June is just one snapshot of the garden at its greenest. The summer bedding and border plants are just coming into their own but the spring bulbs have finished their displays. Even so, for those gardeners that open their gardens, there is a huge amount of work to ensure that the garden is looking at its best for the day. Personally, I’ve given the garden a lot of attention in the spring with the open day always at the back of my mind. This year there’s a new focus for the garden as I’ve built a fairy play house for the grandchildren as well as built a new rock garden in place of the dead rhododendrons. There are also new water features and, of course, a few additions to my sensational collection of hostas! 


The annual Nether Edge Open Garden event is now in its 11th year and is well established in the local calendar. This year, as usual, some of the familiar gardens will be open as well as some now recruits. All the information about gardens open has been published in the June edition of the ‘Edge’ newsletter. Look out for the signs on the gates and enjoy your day. 

Peter Machan 


Here is the list of open gardens - we're looking forward to showing you round: 


134 Psalter Lane Natalie Glass 2:00pm – 6:00pm 

Access (including for wheelchair) from Sandbeck Place (to rear of house).An all-year-round, Victorian ribbon garden packed with interest. In mid-summer, many roses, a collection of phloxes, fruit trees and bushes and a wide variety of cottage plants. 2 wildlife ponds. Refreshments and a few plants for sale. Donations in aid of RSPCA Sheffield. 


18 Moncrieffe Rd Anne and Marc Brew 1:00pm – 5:00pm 

Access via steps - those with mobility difficulties, use back entrance from lane to gain decent vantage point of garden. 

A large number of different kinds of vegetables grown in a modestly sized town garden. 

Light refreshments. Donations to the Motor Neurone Disease Association. 

24A Montgomery Rd Richard Knowles 2.00pm– 5.00pm 

Level access to a good viewing point through the side gate. Pretty woodland garden with a special focus on tree ferns and grasses. Donations for Thornes girls’ rugby team, S. Yorks. 

55 Kingfield Rd Peter and Mary Machan????????????????????????? ?????? ????? ?????? 1:00pm – 5:00pm 

Level access to front garden and large rear patio area. 

A plantsman’s garden featuring a spectacular collection of hostas.? Steeply terraced for a mystery tour of all types of plants, ponds and water features. ?Fun for children with a trail featuring fairy houses, wizards and sculpture and a Peak District Rock and Fossil garden. Greenhouse with cacti and succulents. 

Few plants for sale. Refreshments. Donations in aid of Village Aid. 

78 Kingfield Road. Marion Rout 2:00pm – 5:00pm 

Level access to front garden and rear patio area before steps lead up to main garden area. 

Large garden approximately ¾ acre originally designed for R. J. Stokes of Stokes Paints fame with a mixture of hard and soft landscaping, herbaceous borders, tree specimens and pond. Some art work. 

Tea and cakes Donations in aid of Alzheimer’s Society 

20 Chelsea Road Kath and Howard Fry 1.00 pm– 5.00pm 

Limited wheelchair access A recently re-planned garden around a 1980’s bungalow that previously had too much lawn and not enough flowers. Now restructured to create distinct areas of varying character; ranging from a (vaguely) Italianate area with a wildlife pond, to informal planting cut into the old lawn, then down to an area of new raised beds for fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. 

Light refreshments and some plant sales. Donations to Bluebell Wood Hospice and Water Aid 

16 Chelsea Road Marian Tylecote 11.00 – 3.00 pm 

Only park on Chelsea Road and walk down drive of No. 18 to reach 16. Sorry, no dogs. A fascinating garden following sound ecological principles and including many plants attracting insects and birds. Insecticides and herbicides are rarely used. Only plants that can cope with the conditions are chosen with mixing of wild and cultivated plants in some places. Some fine roses should be flowering. Plants for sale. Donations to Woodland Trust 


45 Chelsea Road Chris and Tony Venables 11.00 – 3.00pm 

Steps for access to house from road and gently sloping back garden A large, mature terraced garden with some interesting and quirky garden features. Very varied mixed planting, 2 greenhouses - one with a mature vine - and lots of fruit and veg. A lovely rambling garden. 

Light refreshments. Donations to Alzheimer’s Research UK 

41 Chelsea Road Adam Pemberton 1.00 – 5.00pm 

Steps for access to house from road and some fairly easy steps in back garden 

A fairly large garden with a pretty lawn and ponds area near the house. The garden then is gently sloping and devoted mainly to fruit and veg interplanted with flowers. Greenhouse with a mature vine. Season permitting, there will be fruit and veg for sale. Donations to St Luke’s Hospice. 

11 Ryle Road Richard Taylor 11.00 – 3.00pm 

A real gem, tucked away in the heart of Nether Edge, a small, peaceful and secluded garden. Designed for meditation and entertaining round a firepit. Recently planted acers and irises. Some art work. 

Light refreshments Donations to local foodbanks.

Explore 'Victorian Open Spaces'
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Monday 6th May, 2pm - 4pm

Nether Edge History Group are leading a guided walk exploring 'Victorian Open Spaces' as part of the 2019 Sheffield Environment Week,

The Walk is suitable for all ages and everyone is welcome.

Meet at No. 3 bus terminus on Union Rd and finish in the grounds of Kenwood Hotel on Kenwood Rd. Please dress suitably for the weather and a relaxed walk.

 Contact Chris Venables for further details on 07950 432487 or click HERE to visit for further details of this and other 2019 Sheffield Environment Weeks events

Sheaf & Porter Rivers Trust Launch talk
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Journey underneath the world’s cities in this fascinating documentary that examines the hidden waterways that run beneath our feet. Then find out more about the latest action for Sheffield’s own hidden waterways.

Lost Rivers + Sheaf & Porter Rivers Trust Launch Talk 12A

Wednesday 15th May, 6.30pm at the Showroom Cinema

Nearly every major city was built around rivers. As cities grew with the Industrial Revolution, these rivers became conduits for disease and pollution. The 19th-century solution was to bury them underground and merge them with the sewer systems. These rivers still run through today's metropolises, but they do so out of sight in mysterious and sometimes amazing spaces.

As climate changes forces us to reconsider the relationship between the built environment and our natural resources, Lost Riversbrings to life an aspect of urban water management and ecology that has long been kept secret. The film examines hidden waterways in cities around the world and introduces us to the people dedicated to exploring and restoring them.

This screening will feature an introduction from Simon Ogden (Chair of the Sheffield Waterways Strategy Group) and the launch of the new Sheaf and Porter Rivers Trust, whose vision is to help Sheffield rediscover and regenerate its own urban rivers.

For more information about The Sheaf and Porter Trust, please visit:

Sketching Spectacle
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The Sketching Spectacle !

The Samuel Worth Chapel (Sheffield General Cemetery) Wednesday 17th April, 7pm - 9.30pm

The Sketching Spectacle offers sktchers, scribblers and all lovers of art the opportunity to draw models in a range of themed scenes.

£10 on the door for this 2 hour event, refreshments available.

Please bring your own sktch pad and art materials 

Visit the Sketching Spectacle on Facebook for more information

Easter Services (St Andrew's Psalter Lane)
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Easter Services at StAndrew’s Psalter Lane Church

Wednesday 17th 7.00 p.m. Taizé prayer for Holy Week at SAPLC
Maundy Thursday 18th 7.00 p.m. at St Augustine’s, Brocco Bank, a joint service which replicates the Last Supper. There will be a simple meal of soup, bread and cheese. Woven in with the meal are Bible readings, a short address and the passing of bread and wine. This will be followed by a period of quiet reflection.
Friday 19th 12.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. a Good Friday Vigil at SAPLC. This is a service of quiet meditation on the Gospel of John with music, words and silence. It will include Taizé chants led by Tim Jansen.
Sunday 21st 10.30 a.m. Easter Day Holy Communion.
Easter activities- Woodland Ninja
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