Welcome to the Nether Edge Festival! A family friendly festival with events ranging from ceilidhs to cricket matches, talks about wildlife to musical events and much more...

All Events
EVENTS THAT RUN ACROSS THE FESTIVAL
Friday 16th
Saturday 17th
Sunday 18th
Monday 19th
Tuesday 20th
Wednesday 21st
Thursday 22nd
Friday 23rd
Saturday 24th
Sunday 25th

THE ORAL HISTORY PROJECT: SPEAKING FOR NETHER EDGE

During Festival Week, blank notebooks will be left in a variety of venues in Nether Edge including local cafés, pubs and hairdressers – for anyone to write down impressions, recollections and stories of living and working in Nether Edge.

The memories will be available to read as they are compiled.


LASER CUTTING FOR EVERYONE

Throughout the festival, Makers at 555 Abbeydale Rd (opp. Nether Edge School) are offering FREE 10 minute laser cutting demonstrations every hour, on the hour during opening times (Wed-Sun, 10am-6pm).

  • Makers, 555 Abbeydale Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1TA

FREE MASSAGE

The Therapy Room Sheffield offers professional massage, bodywork and manual therapy to people who want to get rid of pain, improve posture and breathing, and last but not least, relax. There will be five free 30 minute treatments available every day from 19–25th Sept between 9am and 9pm. Pre-booking for 30 minute treatment is essential, or pop in on the day for a free consultation.


A TREE …JUST LOVES TO GIVE (JAMES CARTER – TREE)

Help artist Lyn Carruthers and poet Jill Angood, celebrate local trees.

Wed 14th Sept 3.30-5.30pm at Nether Edge Primary School – families learn fingerknitting. Fun, easy to make. Fri 16th Sept 2-4pm at Nether Edge Bowling Club assembling “creations”.

Get involved now by knitting a contribution to yarnstorming, knit a leaf or donating wool.

Wool drop off and pattern collection: Post Office 529 Abbeydale Rd, Oxfam Nether Edge, Pops Supermarket 4 Sheldon Rd. Knitters of all ages and abilities welcome.


KINDEST OF THIEVES

Kindest of Thieves is Christopher J Fox writer, musician, singer and one man band. Fox blends elements of rag time, gypsy swing, early blues and American folk.

  • Friday 16th September
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Cafe #9, Nether Edge Road
  • Tickets £8 available from Cafe #9

YARNSTORMING

Assembling knitting “creations” as part of the Yarnstorming event. A Yarnstorming walking map available at wool pick up points during Festival.

  • Friday 16th September
  • 2 to 4pm
  • Nether Edge Bowling Club, 8 Nether Edge Road
  • Contact: Lyn Carruthers, 07813 701689
  • tinyurl.com/NEFyarnstorm

ART ON THE EDGE

Fun for all the family and friends. Create your own painting using recycled materials, make a second piece of artwork as a contribution to a piece of community art, explore painting techniques, use images of the area as a starting point.

Book a place at a time to suit you 11.30am-12.15pm, 12.30-1.15pm, 1.30-2.15pm.

  • Saturday 17th September
  • St. Peter’s Hall, Common Ground on Machon Bank off Abbeydale Road.
  • Contact: Anne Staves on 07564 228375 or astaves@blueyonder.co.uk

STREET ART DAY IN THE SHEFFIELD ANTIQUES QUARTER

This is a call out to artists, young people, community groups, schools, local businesses and home owners to get involved as part of our commitment to the community in which we all live, work and play. There are 20-25 projects and workshops planned with lots of opportunity for local people to participate. Look out for full details and plan of all projects taking place on the day.


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:

  • The Salvation Army Band
  • The Voxettes
  • Harmony Chorus
  • Splinter Theatre Group
  • Twelve Dead in Everett
  • and a Morris dancing team
  • Sunday 18th September
  • 12noon to 4pm
  • Come and join us at Sheffield’s most neighbourly event as we raise funds for ROUNDABOUT and Cherry Tree Support Services.
  • Nether Edge and Glen Roads

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

During the Nether Edge Farmers’ Market there will be a free photographic exhibition mainly comprising of photographs and documents of the Nether Edge area going back many years. Get a fascinating insight into how the area has changed over time. The photos will be displayed in two different venues:

  • Nether Edge Bowling Club, 8 Nether Edge Road (enter via the second door into the club)
  • Edge Cutters hairdressers which is just round the corner from Nether Edge Road
  • Sunday 18th September
  • 12noon to 4pm

LEEDS CITY STOMPERS

Vintage Blues and Ragtime, swing and folk music popular in America in the 1920s.

  • Sunday 18th September
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Cafe #9, Nether Edge Road
  • Tickets £10 available from Cafe #9

STAY SANE BY WORKING WITH THE GRAIN – A TALK BY HENK LITTLEWOOD

I have discovered that wood is the material which best enables me to express my true self and with which I am happiest to work.

In this talk I explore the relationship between creativity and craftsmanship, communication and hand work, with images and objects from my own studio. I argue that wellbeing can be a function of making, that we neglect our hand skills to the detriment of our wellbeing.

Tickets available from Clare Littlewood at Tea with Percie, 557 Abbeydale Road (opp. Nether Edge School) 0114 327 0020.

  • Monday 19th September
  • 6.30 to 7.30pm
  • Kenwood Hall Hotel, Kenwood Road
  • Free to all

SHADOW WOODS – A SEARCH FOR LOST LANDSCAPES BY PROF IAN ROTHERHAM

The lost ancient woodlands of Sheffield. 50 minutes plus questions and answers.

  • Tuesday 20th September
  • 7.30pm
  • Clifford School, Psalter Lane
  • Contact: Jack Massey on 0114 2551367 or 07710 277976, to ensure a place.
  • Free to all

BOXERCISE

Free taster session for boxercise, circuit training, weight loss, women only classes, at the ‘National Community Sports Project’; Award winning One Nation Community Centre.

Boxing gloves are provided, but appropriate footwear such as trainers should be worn by the participants.

Women only

  • Tuesday 20th September
  • 6.30 to 7.30pm
  • Starkholme Works 7-9 Leyburn Road (next to Broadfield Park)
  • No need to book, just turn up!

BOOK CLUB

The Festival’s chosen book is ‘The Things We Never Said’ by local author Susan Elliot Wright. Described as ‘Passionate, intriguing and beautifully written’. The bowling club book club will be hosting the evening and Susan has agreed to come and speak to us and answer any questions. Everybody welcome to come along especially any book clubs that meet locally. It may be your chance to join a local group. It would be good to share novels that your group have read – especially ones which encourage a lively debate. Refreshments available.

  • Tuesday 20th September
  • 7.30pm
  • Nether Edge Bowling Club, 8 Nether Edge Road
  • Free to all

BRUNO MERZ

Bruno Merz is a New Zealand born singer and songwriter. His New Bohemian Folk Pop music style features sensitive lyrics, with unforgettable melodies which you will return to again and again to provide the soundtrack to your life.

  • Tuesday 20th September
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Cafe #9, Nether Edge Road
  • Tickets £8 available from Cafe #9

YOGA TASTER SESSION

In this one hour free yoga taster session we will explore a variety of yoga postures, relaxation, breathing and meditation practices. Suitable for all levels. All yoga equipment is provided. Please wear clothing that does not inhibit your movement. Limited to four people.


CHILDREN’S ART EXHIBITION

Children are just as creative as adults! Everyone is welcome to come and see work from several local schools. We are grateful to our host, the Ruskin Mill Trust, which is hosting the exhibition. The room is accessible for pushchairs and refreshments will be available.

  • Wednesday 21st September
  • 5 to 7pm
  • Tintagel House, Meadow Bank Road (next to the Merlin Theatre)
  • Free to all

BITCH AND MONK

A world music act in the intriguing Anglo-Columbian style. Mauricio Velasierra plays assorted flutes. Heidi Heidelberg plays guitar and beat boxes and provides vocals Progressive folk or Gothic reggae?

  • Wednesday 21st September
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Cafe #9, Nether Edge Road
  • Tickets £8 available from Cafe #9

RUTH ELLIS AND THE SHEFFIELD CONNECTION

The story of the last woman to hang in this country, and her connection with Sheffield. 50 minutes plus Q and A.

  • Wednesday 21st September
  • 7.30pm
  • Clifford School, Psalter Lane
  • Contact: Jack Massey on 0114 2551367 or 07710 277976, to ensure a place.
  • Free to all

NETHER EDGE FOLK CLUB

Chris Green and Sophie Matthews are talented performers of traditional English Folk music. Tickets on sale from August from www.netheredgefolk.club

  • Wednesday 21st September
  • 8.30pm (doors open 7.45pm)
  • Nether Edge Bowling Club, 8 Nether Edge Road
  • £8 advance, £10 on the night. Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly advised.
  • netheredgefolk@gmail.com

WOODCARVING WORKSHOP

Woodcarving demonstration and display of work in a small local workshop. Pop in and see a demonstration of a working Nether Edge woodcarving workshop, no need to book but space is limited as the workshop is quite small.

  • Thursday 22nd September
  • 2 to 5pm
  • 1 Oakdale Road, S7 1SL
  • Contact: Bob Adkins 0114 2551968

WRITING ON THE EDGE

Do you like to write? Would you like to write more creatively? John Turner is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University. A widely published poet and writer of short stories and comedy for radio and stage, John will show you how to gain inspiration from your neighbourhood. Whether you write a little or a lot, you are welcome to attend. Numbers limited to 15. Tickets £2 available in advance from Wickwire (Nether Edge Rd).

  • Thursday 22nd September
  • 4 to 6.15pm
  • Meet outside Homemade by Thelma’s (4 Nether Edge Road) for a short walk with John before starting a workshop.

DADS AND KIDS CRICKET MATCH

Mr Howse, Head of PE at King Ecgbert School, will be refereeing a friendly and fun cricket match between dads and local King Ecgbert pupils. Everyone Welcome!


CHILDREN’S ART EXHIBITION

Children are just as creative as adults! Everyone is welcome to come and see work from several local schools. We are grateful to our host, the Ruskin Mill Trust, which is hosting the exhibition. The room is accessible for pushchairs and refreshments will be available.

  • Thursday 22nd September
  • 5 to 7pm
  • Tintagel House, Meadow Bank Road (next to the Merlin Theatre)
  • Free to all

BOXERCISE

Free taster session for boxercise, circuit training, weight loss, at the ‘National Community Sports Project’; Award winning One Nation Community Centre. Men and women welcome. Boxing gloves are provided, but appropriate footwear such as trainers should be worn by the participants. No need to book, just turn up!

  • Thursday 22nd September
  • 6.30 to 7.30pm
  • Starkholme Works, 7-9 Leyburn Road (next to Broadfield Park).

TRUE NORTH BREW CO TALK

Come down, learn about and sample our Sheffield Dry Gin and True North Beers!

  • Thursday 22nd September
  • 7pm
  • The Broadfield Pub Function Room, 452 Abbeydale Rd, S7 1FR
  • Contact: 0114 255 0200 info@thebroadfield.co.uk
  • Tickets are £5 via Eventbrite

SOUNDS OF THE SPIRIT

An evening of beautiful chanting and recitation from four faith traditions, organised by the Shirley House Interfaith Centre. The evening will feature:

  • Islamic nasheeds (spiritual songs)
  • Sikh Simran (remembrance of God)
  • Nembutsu (calling the name of the Buddha) from the Amida Buddhist tradition
  • Christian chants from the Taizé community in France
  • Thursday 22nd September
  • 7.30pm
  • St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, corner of Cherry Tree Road
  • Contact: Revd Gareth Jones at garethjones11@gmail.com or on 0114 250 8251
  • Free to all

MIM SULEIMAN AT CAFE #9

A world music legend. Mim is a small lady with a big voice. Zanzibar born she sings Afro – beat mixed with global fusion, mostly in her native language Swahili.

  • Thursday 22nd September
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Cafe #9, Nether Edge Road
  • Tickets £8 available from Cafe #9

SECRETS OF GILLFIELD WOOD BY DEREK BATESON

This strip of woodland, flanking Totley Brook, played an important part in the Iron and Steel trades of Sheffield, and is now host to over 3000 species of Flora and Fauna. 50 minutes plus Q and A.

  • Thursday 22nd September
  • 7.30pm
  • Clifford School, Psalter Lane
  • Contact: Jack Massey on 0114 2551367 or 07710 277976, to ensure a place.
  • Free to all

THE LANTERN

The Lantern is Sheffield’s oldest surviving theatre. At over 120 years old, it is a vital and unique part of Sheffield’s heritage. To celebrate the Festival you can book for the September production, ‘An Ideal Husband’ by Oscar Wilde. Use the code FESTIVAL16 at checkout to receive a 25% discount off each ticket.

There will be a pre-show talk/tour before the Friday performance on the history of the venue and its in-house community theatre group, The Dilys Guite Players.

  • Friday 23rd September
  • Theatre open to view 12-6pm
  • Pre-show talk from 7pm
  • The Lantern Theatre, Kenwood Park Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield, S7 1NF
  • Tickets £7-10 with a 25% Festival discount offered.
  • Contact: Kevin Jackson kevinj.lantern@gmail.com
  • info@lanterntheatre.org.uk
  • 0114 255 1776

EVENING CONCERT

Nicola Farnon and Julia McInally are both well known female artists on the Sheffield Music scene. They bring their combined talents to Nether Edge to put on a special show featuring their original music. Expect the unexpected with new songs, new instruments and some of your old favourites! The infectious music and superb singing really makes for a fun night. Heartfelt, gutsy acoustic sounds.

  • Friday 23rd September
  • 7.30pm
  • Nether Edge Bowling Club, 8 Nether Edge Road
  • £6 on the door or in advance from 07763 932778

MHA SOUTHCROFT FUN DAY

Please come and join us for a day of fun where you can enjoy:

  • Bouncy castle
  • Face painting
  • Craft stalls and activities
  • Traditional games
  • A tombola
  • Children’s entertainment
  • Refreshments - Ice cream
  • Many other stalls
  • Saturday 24th September
  • 10am to 4pm
  • 33 Psalter Lane
  • Contact: Helen on 0114 2553978
  • Free to all

OPEN DAY AT ST OSWALDS CHURCH

Various events all day including:

  • Knit and Natter 10am to noon in the Meeting Room
  • Jiu Jitsu display in church 11am till 12noon. Find out what this is!
  • A display of line and sequence dancing – 1.30 to 2.30pm
  • Come and hear our orchestra hold an open rehearsal 3 to 4pm

There will be a Slimming World stall and refreshments will be served throughout the day.

Do come and see inside our building – everyone welcome

  • Saturday 24th September
  • 10am to 4pm
  • St Oswalds Church (corner of Bannerdale and Abbeydale Road)

COMMUNITY ART AND CRAFT FAIR

Over forty stalls showcasing the many artists and craftspeople in and around Nether Edge. Arts and crafts include botanical art, bunting, cards, ceramics, felt hats and accessories, handmade paper, jewellery (new and upcycled), mixed media art, mosaic, patchwork, photography, prints, sculpture, stained glass, textile art, watercolours, woodwork, and more – including jam! There will also be stalls featuring local groups and charities. The mural made for Art on the Edge will be on display. The Festival Raffle will also be drawn at 3.30pm. Lunches, teas, and other refreshments available.

  • Saturday 24th September
  • 12 noon to 4pm
  • St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church
  • For more information please contact Jean Allen jlallen1812@gmail.com
  • Free to all

SNOOKER, CROQUET AND BOWLS

A chance to see the bowling club. Play Bowls – flat shoes please. Play Croquet, play Snooker or just have a drink at the bar and meet the members.

  • Saturday 24th September
  • From 2pm
  • Nether Edge Bowling Club, 8 Nether Edge Road
  • All welcome

PARTY IN THE PARK

ANIMALS • DANCING • BOUNCY CASTLE • FACE PAINTING
SPORTS • GAMES • FOOD • ENTERTAINMENT
Event highlights include:
  • Animals from Graves Park – with guinea pigs, rabbits and a pony to stroke
  • About Play – creative play for children of all ages, craft and playpod
  • Capoeira Sheffield (a Brazilian combination of martial arts, acrobatics, dance and music in a game)
  • Nycha Dance
  • Orienteering with South Yorkshire Orienteers
  • Henna Painting
  • Ruggereds – rugby coaching for boys and girls
  • Grass Sledges
  • Street Games
  • Sunday 25th September
  • 1-1.45pm & 2.15-3pm: Escafeld Band
  • 1.30-2pm: Yoga for kids with Jo Bertelozos
  • 1.45-2.15pm & 3-3.30pm: SAINTS ALIVE puppet show
  • 1.50-2.30pm: Capoeira demo and workshop for adults and children
  • 2.30-3pm: Yoga for adults with Jo Bertelozos
  • 2.30-3.30pm: Teddy Bears Picnic, Story and Dance for under 7s with local children’s authoress, Diana from Grannytime. Don’t forget your picnic and blanket!
Food including pizzas, Indian food, drinks and homemade cakes from the WI
Entertainment and announcements by Sheffield Hospital Radio.

NETHER EDGE HISTORY

5 short history talks organised by the Nether Edge History Group in the old part of the Kenwood Hall Hotel starting at 6pm with Adam’s talk.

  • 6.00 Adam Gutteridge, 'Brincliffe Edge Through the Centuries'
  • 6.30 Malcolm Haigh, 'Nether Edge and the Great War 1914 -18
  • 7.00 Richard Taylor 'Sports and Pastimes in Nether Edge'
  • 7.30 Break for refreshments
  • 8.00 John Austin and Kay Philips “The Drabbles: A Literary Family in pre and post WW2 Nether Edge”
  • 8.30 Shahid Ali's Film of Pakistani elders recalling their early days in Nether Edge.
  • No charge, but tea and cakes will be available from the Hotel during the interval for a charge of £5 and some Nether Edge History books and walks leaflets will be on display for purchase.