Nether Edge is a vibrant community made up of people from far and wide, all adding something to make our little corner of Sheffield the special place it is.

The Festival aims to showcase the talents of our wonderfully diverse residents – and, of course, to have fun together!

The Festival welcomes all the residents of Nether Edge to come together and celebrate our neighbourhood.

All Events
Festival Offers
ACROSS THE FESTIVAL
Saturday 15th
Sunday 16th
Monday 17th
Tuesday 18th
Wednesday 19th
Thursday 20th
Friday 21st
Saturday 22nd
Sunday 23rd

EVENTS KEY

Arts & Crafts

Featuring or run by local arts and craftspeople.

Community

Inclusive community events, suitable for all ages.

Talks

Learn about interesting subjects.

Social

Opportunity to meet new people. Alcohol may be served at some events.

Music

Local musicians and some from further afield.

Drama/Literature

Performances and a mix of poetry, writing and reading events.

Sport

Try a new activity.

Please see individual listings for more details.

KENWOOD HALL HOTEL AFTERNOON TEA SPECIALS

Kenwood Hall Hotel are offering Traditional Afternoon Tea with sandwiches, scones and cakes at the special Festival price of £10 per person.

  • £10.
  • Pre-booking advised.
  • Pay on the day.
  • To book contact 0114 258 3811;
  • email reception@kenwoodhall.co.uk
  • 11am to 4pm, Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd September
  • Kenwood Hall Hotel, Kenwood Rd, S7 1NQ

THERAPY ROOM SHEFFIELD

£10 voucher towards any 60 minute massage or bodywork treatment Claim your voucher through http://bit.ly/2JKqlNq, and enjoy £10 off any professional massage or bodywork treatment in September – sleep better, feel better, reduce pain and tension!


THE STILLPOINT PRACTICE

During the Festival we are planning some fantastic offers, workshops and taster sessions for the Nether Edge community to enjoy. It’s also a great opportunity to find out about the therapies and treatments that we provide. Check our website www.stillpointpractice.com and Facebook page for further information.


CREAM TEA AT THE HEAVENLY COFFEE SHOP

Enjoy a hot drink and a fresh scone with cream and jam, at our lovely coffee shop on Psalter Lane for just £2.70.

  • 9am to 3.45pm, Monday 17th to Wednesday 19th September
  • Salvation Army, 11 Psalter Lane, S11 8YN

MEMORIES OF NETHER EDGE (ORAL HISTORY)

The Nether Edge History Group welcome all recollections and stories of living and working in Nether Edge.
Notebooks will be available to write your memories in at various Festival events including the Nether Edge Farmers’ Market and Local History Festival Talks, or please contact us: historygroup@netheredge.org.uk.


FREE ADULT YOGA CLASSES

Yoga Nature Sheffield is delighted to be sharing FREE adult yoga taster sessions. The adult classes are suitable for all. The styles of yoga are Hatha and Dru yoga.

Monday 17 September:

  • 9.30-11am, Still Point Practice, 
25 Montgomery Road, S7 1LN 
(small class only 12 people)
  • 6-7.30pm, Mother of God Parish Centre, corner of St Ronan’s and Abbeydale Road, S7 1DX

Wednesday 19 September:

  • 10-11.30am, The Aum Room, 
38 Machon Bank Road, Nether Edge, S7 1PG (small class only 4 people)
  • 7.30-9pm, Still Point Practice, 25 Montgomery Road, S7 1LN

Thursday 20 September:

  • 10-11.30am, The Aum Room, 
38 Machon Bank Road, Nether Edge, S7 1PG (small class only 4 people)
  • 6.45-8.15pm, The Sharrow Performing Arts Space, Mount Pleasant Road, S7 1BE

Sunday 16 & 23 September:

  • 6-7.30pm, The Sharrow Performing Arts Space, Mount Pleasant Road, S7 1BE

Booking your space is essential at www.yoganaturesheffield.org.uk

Contact: Jo Bertzeletos jo@yoganaturesheffield.org.uk


FREE CHILDREN’S YOGA CLASSES

Yoga Nature Sheffield is delighted to be sharing FREE children’s yoga taster sessions. Through storytelling, play and fantasy your child will learn traditional yoga postures, sequences, breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques. Booking your space is essential at www.yoganaturesheffield.org.uk.

For children aged between 3 to 14.

Saturday 15th and 22nd September


Contact: Kate West familyvoicesheffield@gmail.com 07951 510366
or Maggie Little maggielit@sky.com 07917 666340.


BIG PAINTING CHALLENGE

Calling all artists! Three Hours to paint a picture in any media on the subject: “My favourite aspect of Nether Edge” (animals, cafes, buildings, pubs or people).

Artists should bring their own paper/canvas and all materials and come prepared to create a picture in 3 hours.

The finished pictures will be shown at the Farmers’ Market on Sunday 16th September and the public will vote for their favourite.

£100 First Prize (sponsored by Rosalind Watchthorn Solicitors), plus other prizes.

  • Open to over 16s. £2.50 entry fee. Entry form in September issue of EDGE.
  • 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Nether Edge Bowling Club, 8 Nether Edge Rd, S7 1RU
  • Contact: Richard Taylor
  • richardtaylor635@hotmail.com
  • 078701 828068

DISCOVER YOUR WOODS

The Friends of Brincliffe Edge Woods invite you on a guided walk through Brincliffe Edge Wood. Our walk and talk will be about the founding of the wood and pleasure garden, its ecology and wildlife.

Suitable for all ages - children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note our stroll around the wood will include slopes, uneven footpaths and steps.

  • Free
  • 3 to 4.30pm
  • Meet next to 245 Brincliffe Edge Rd, S11 9DD
  • Contact: Ian Prior
  • iangprior@gmail.com
  • 07966 903642

ART EXHIBITION

Art exhibition by local artists, come and see some excellent art at the Nether Edge Club. Tea, coffee and refreshments available.

  • Free
  • 10.00am to 4pm
  • Nether Edge Club, Moncrieffe Rd, S7 1HR
  • Contact: Mick Venables
  • mick.venables@bt.com
  • 07777693335

NETHER EDGE FARMERS’ MARKET

The ever-popular market in the heart of Nether Edge with stalls selling a wide variety of fresh and cooked foods, craft stalls, plants and much more. Live entertainment includes local choirs and bands.

Come and join us at Sheffield’s most neighbourly event as we raise funds for local charities.

Pictures from the Nether Edge Big Painting Challenge will be on display outside the Bowling Club - vote for your favourite. The winner will be announced at 3pm.


NETHER EDGE BOWLING CLUB

Heritage Open Day tours of the Bowling club: a guided tour of the club by members. The 30-40 minute tour will include the fascinating history of the club. Meet at the club front door by the Bowling Green for tours at 12, 12.30, 1, 1.30pm.

  • Free
  • 12 to 2.30pm
  • Nether Edge Bowling Club, 8 Nether Edge Road, S7 1RU
  • Contact: Richard Taylor
  • richardtaylor635@hotmail.com
  • 07801 828068

FOLK AT THE BOWLING CLUB

A folk concert in the Bowling Club bar during the Farmers’ Market, featuring: The Runaways (retro pop); Sugar Free (Barbershop); Alehouse Folk Band.

  • Free
  • 12 to 4pm
  • Nether Edge Bowling Club, 8 Nether Edge Road, S7 1RU
  • Ian Gregg
  • greggian@hotmail.com
  • 07801828068

RAY HEARNE AND SHARRON KRAUS

A Pop Up Folk Event with South Yorkshire’s legendary Ray Hearne and resident musician Sharron Kraus. Come celebrate the 70th Birthday of the NHS and the new home of On the Brink Cohousing Community at Brincliffe House.

  • Free. Donations for Médecins Sans Frontières
  • 4 to 6.30pm
  • Brincliffe House, 90 Osborne Rd, S11 9BB
  • Contact: Kate Housden
  • kmhousden@gmail.com
  • 07900 583306.

NETHER EDGE HISTORY TALKS

Five talks about the history of Nether Edge by members of the Nether Edge History Group. Kenwood House, George Wostenholm’s former residence, will be open for viewing from 6.30pm.

Nether Edge History books will be available for purchase along with notebooks for you to write your memories of Nether Edge. 

During the interval, the hotel will serve tea and cakes for the special price of £5 (pre-booking with the hotel advised). Licensed bar.

  • Free
  • 7 to 10pm (Kenwood House open for viewing from 6.30pm)
  • Kenwood Hall Hotel, Kenwood Rd, S7 1NQ
  • Contact: Chris Venables
  • chrisvenables@blueyonder.co.uk
  • 07950 432487

THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND

With just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, everyone’s favourite cosmic country blues trio from Wales return to Café #9.

  • Tickets £12.50 from Café #9
  • 7 to 10pm
  • Café #9, 9 Nether Edge Rd, S7 1RU
  • Contact: Jonny Dean
  • jonneedeen@gmail.com
  • 07907779998

KNIT AND NATTER: WOOLLY WARRIORS

The Knit and Natter group meets regularly to knit, crochet, embroider, quilt or just natter. We work on our own projects and help each other. There is tea, coffee and cake!

This week we welcome artist and knitter Lyn Carruthers to talk about Woolly Warriors - Knitting, sewing and crocheting as disobedient objects: re-evaluating crafty contributions within our families, communities and the world.

Using examples of her own and collaborative work with poet Jill Angood, Lyn will introduce and encourage discussion about the topic.  Some knitting without purpose may take place!

  • Free
  • 10am to 12 noon
  • Shirley House (Room 1), 31, Psalter Lane, S11 8YL
  • Contact: Alison Gregg
  • 0114 2665638

SOUNDS OF THE SPIRIT

Presentations of beautiful chanting and recitation from different faith traditions; including introductions to Islamic nasheeds (spiritual songs), Christian chants from the Taizé community in France, and Zoroastrian rituals.

  • Free
  • 7.30 to 9.15 pm
  • St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, Psalter Lane, S11 8YL
  • Contact: Revd Gareth Jones
  • garethjones11@gmail.com
  • 0114 250 8251

TUESDAY CAFÉ

Come and join our café every Tuesday morning for people living with memory loss or dementia and their carers. We offer hot drinks, cakes, music, memories, singing, stories and more … in the narthex at the front of the Church building. The Church is fully accessible.

No need to book, just turn up!

  • FREE
  • 10am to 12 noon
  • St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, Psalter Lane, S11 8YL
  • Contact: Judith Roberts
  • robertsjm4@googlemail.com
  • 0114 267 8289

MEET THE AUTHOR: DANUTA REAH

This year’s Festival Book is Silent Playgrounds by Danuta Reah. It is available on Amazon or download.

Come and hear local author Danuta talking about her chilling tale set in Endcliffe Park.

All local book clubs are welcome to come along and share their good reads.

  • £2.00 on the door (includes tea and cake).
  • 7 to 8.30pm
  • Nether Edge Bowling Club, 8 Nether Edge Road, S7 1RU
  • Contact: Richard Taylor
  • richardtaylor635@hotmail.com
  • 07801 828068

WE LEAF IT UP TO YOU

Come and be creative at this Nether Edge Yarnstormers Workshop! Our hoard of knitted/sewn leaves, birds, mice, etc., are ready to re-use. Nether Edge Yarnstormers will be there to help with plenty of ideas and materials.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Free (donation to charity if desired)
  • 3 to 7pm
  • Shirley House (Room 1), Psalter Lane, S11 8YL
  • Contact: Lyn Carruthers
  • lyncarruthers@yahoo.com
  • 07813 701689
  • Facebook
  • Twitter @NEyarnstormers

YOUNG ARTISTS EXHIBITION

Come and see our exhibition of bright and lively paintings produced by talented young artists from several local schools. A children’s craft table will be available for more art and craft activity – make your own mask. Light refreshments will be provided.

Also open on Thursday 20th September.

  • FREE
  • 3.15 to 6pm
  • St Andrews Psalter Lane Church, Psalter Lane, S11 8YL
  • Maggie Little
  • maggielit@sky.com
  • 07917666340

A DOLL’s HOUSE

The Lantern is a hidden gem and Sheffield’s oldest surviving theatre. At 125 years old, it is a vital and unique part of Sheffield’s heritage.

To celebrate the Festival you can book for their September production of A Doll’s House (19-22, 25-29 September) from www.lanterntheatre.org.uk using the code FESTIVAL18 at the checkout for a 20% discount.

  • Theatre open to view 12 to 6pm on Wednesday 19th and Friday 21st September
  • Tickets £9 - £13 with a 20% Festival discount
  • The Lantern Theatre, Kenwood Park Rd, S7 1NF
  • Contact: Kevin Jackson
  • info@lanterntheatre.org.uk

ASPECTS OF NETHER EDGE

A chance to meet the authors of the Nether Edge History Group’s recent publication Aspects of Nether Edge, followed by short talks on various chapters and a Q&A session.


ADVENTURE NOW

Adventure Now offers a trial session of three exhilarating outdoor activities (archery, crossbows and axe-throwing) in the grounds of the Kenwood Hall Hotel. Full instruction will be provided for all abilities.

This event is for women of 18+ only.

£5 per session. Book in advance with Adventure Now or just turn up.   

  • Kenwood Hall Hotel, Kenwood Rd, S7 1NQ
  • Contact: Mark Senior
  • theteam@adventurenow.co.uk
  • 07497 126892

YOUNG ARTISTS EXHIBITION

Come and see our exhibition of bright and lively paintings produced by talented young artists from several local schools. A children’s craft table will be available for more art and craft activity – make your own mask. Light refreshments will be provided. Also open on Thursday 20th September.

  • FREE
  • 3.15 to 6pm
  • St Andrews Psalter Lane Church, Psalter Lane, S11 8YL
  • Maggie Little
  • maggielit@sky.com
  • 07917666340

FESTIVAL DINNER

A firm Festival favourite in a new venue!

Enjoy a night of fun and food at the Kenwood Hall Hotel with entertainment by PLUK – a small acoustic band with a wide repertoire from the 1950s onwards, including old favourites and some rediscovered gems. A short entertainment by the 17th Sheffield Brownies will precede the meal.

Tickets: £20 for a welcome drink, three course meal (all diets catered for) and entertainment. Places need to be booked and paid for by Sunday 16th September.

Tables bookable for up to ten people, but you are also welcome to book individually.

For more information about dietary requirements and payment options (including BACS) contact Deni or Chris (see below).


ME FOR QUEEN

Piano led soul funk from towering songstress Mary Erskine. Sure to be an evening of the finest acoustic music. Tickets £10 from Café #9.


A DOLL’S HOUSE

The Lantern is a hidden gem and Sheffield’s oldest surviving theatre. At 125 years old, it is a vital and unique part of Sheffield’s heritage.

To celebrate the Festival you can book for their September production of A Doll’s House (19-22, 25-29 September) from www.lanterntheatre.org.uk using the code FESTIVAL18 at the checkout for a 20% discount.

There will be a pre-show talk/tour from 7pm before the Thursday 20th performance on the history of the venue and its in-house community theatre group, the Dilys Guite Players.

Theatre open to view 12 to 6pm on Wednesday 19th and Friday 21st September

Tickets £9 - £13 with a 20% Festival discount.


ADVENTURE NOW

Adventure Now offers a trial session of three exhilarating outdoor activities (archery, crossbows and axe-throwing) in the grounds of the Kenwood Hall Hotel. Full instruction will be provided for all abilities.

For men and women of 18+ only.

£5 per session. Book in advance with Adventure Now or just turn up.


A DOLL’S HOUSE

The Lantern is a hidden gem and Sheffield’s oldest surviving theatre. At 125 years old, it is a vital and unique part of Sheffield’s heritage.

To celebrate the Festival you can book for their September production of A Doll’s House (19-22, 25-29 September) from www.lanterntheatre.org.uk using the code FESTIVAL18 at the checkout for a 20% discount.

There will be a pre-show talk/tour from 7pm before the Thursday 20th performance on the history of the venue and its in-house community theatre group, the Dilys Guite Players.

Theatre open to view 12 to 6pm on Wednesday 19th and Friday 21st September. Tickets £9 - £13 with a 20% Festival discount.


A NATURE RESERVE OF MY OWN

Brian Shaw fulfilled a long held ambition when he bought 5 acres of ponds and reed beds in Lincolnshire in 2016. He describes the work he has carried out to attract a wider range of wildlife.


SALVATION ARMY WEST SCOTLAND YOUTH BAND

Join us to hear a brass band of 50 young people from the Salvation Army in West Scotland, playing some great music.


DAISY DAISY

A musical evening with Nicola Farnon and Julia Waldron. Gutsy acoustic original songs, rich harmonies and stunning arrangements.

  • £8 from Michelle (see below)
  • 7.30 to 11pm
  • Nether Edge Bowling Club, 8 Nether Edge Rd, S7 1RU
  • Contact: Michelle Pieprzak
  • nedgebc@yahoo.co.uk
  • 07742 627839

COMMUNITY ART AND CRAFT FAIR

Our third annual community arts and crafts showcase, with lots of new stalls and old favourites!

Over 35 stalls featuring artists and craftspeople from in and around Nether Edge.

Arts and craft include: books, bunting, cards, ceramics, children’s clothes, felt hats and accessories, Japanese Temari decorations, jewellery (new and upcycled), knitted scarves and hats, mixed media art, mosaic, photography, prints, stained glass, upcycled furniture and watercolours.

There will be stalls from local community groups and charities.

Homemade lunches, teas, and other refreshments available. The Festival Raffle will be drawn at 3.45pm.

  • FREE
  • 12 to 4pm
  • St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, Psalter Lane, S11 8YL
  • Contact: Jean Allen
  • jlallen1812@gmail.com
  • 0114 250 8251

MERLIN THEATRE OPEN DAY

An Open Day to raise awareness of what the Merlin Theatre (Freeman College) does. Light refreshments will be available at the café, there will be theatre tours on the hour, and a chance to play with scripts!


REPAIR CAFE

Don’t throw it away – fix and re-use it! Bring along your broken stuff and learn how to repair it. Come and share your skills, time and tools, and help others to repair household items that are going to waste.


SEE, PICK AND LISTEN!

Help to celebrate Nether Edge and its community by taking a guided walk! Join us as we explore, pick litter and learn about the street art and history of the local area. This short walk will be led by Kate West, a teacher from Nether Edge Primary School and Graham Marsden, a member of Sheffield Visual Art Group (SVAG) and community arts specialist. Some of the artwork is obvious, some hidden, so come and join in the discovery fun! There may even be some surprise meetings. Litter picker tools and rubbish bags provided. Everyone is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • FREE
  • 2 to 3.30pm
  • Meet at the entry to Nether Edge Primary School, Glen Road. Finish at Broadfield Park, Broadfield Rd.
  • Contact: Kate West
  • kwest@netheredge.sheffield.sch.uk

A DOLL’S HOUSE

The Lantern is a hidden gem and Sheffield’s oldest surviving theatre. At 125 years old, it is a vital and unique part of Sheffield’s heritage. To celebrate the Festival you can book for their September production of A Doll’s House (19-22, 25-29 September) from www.lanterntheatre.org.uk using the code FESTIVAL18 at the checkout for a 20% discount. There will be a pre-show talk/tour from 7pm before the Thursday 20th performance on the history of the venue and its in-house community theatre group, the Dilys Guite Players. Theatre open to view 12 to 6pm on Wednesday 19th and Friday 21st September Tickets £9 - £13 with a 20% Festival discount.


IN SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES

A fantastic opportunity to see this moving play produced by Spectrum Theatre, Sheffield. Spectrum is a registered charity. Many of the cast are on the autistic spectrum and this gives a real insight into how they see the world. There will be a Q&A slot at the end of the performance Tickets.

  • FREE (donation bucket during the interval)
  • 7.30 to 9.30pm
  • Merlin Theatre, 2 Meadow Bank Rd, S11 2AH
  • Contact: Andy Gardiner
  • spectrumtheatresheffield.com

THE DEFINITIVE BURT BACHARACH SONGBOOK

A wonderful night celebrating the timeless songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David with the voice of John Reilly and a consummate band of Sheffield’s finest session players.

Hear all the timeless classic songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David, including Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa, The Look of Love, A House is not a Home, Anyone Who Had a Heart, Walk on By and many, many more.

Tickets £16.50 (+ booking fee).

  • 8.30pm until late
  • Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Rd, S7 1FS
  • Box office: 07918 556552

Contact: Chris Venables chris.venables@blueyonder.co.uk 07950 432487
and Maggie Little maggielit@sky.com 07917 666340 for more information.


SALVATION ARMY HARVEST SING AND SUPPER

Join us for a light supper with music and reflections on a harvest theme.