Nether Edge is an area with a lot of interesting things to see. But do you know where to find them? Where can you see a black post box? A bell on top of a building? A wooden dragon?
Our I-Spy quiz has 30 pictures and a map with 30 numbers. It’s divided into three areas so you can do one section at a time. All you have to do is find the things in the pictures, match them with numbers and complete the quiz.
No prizes, just good fun and you might find out all sorts of things about Nether Edge that you didn’t know before. Collect your ISPY quiz from local shops including The Studio and Wickwire.
Answers will be published in the October issue of EDGE and online at the beginning of October.
Thanks to John Scholey for the wonderful photographs!
A self-guided PDF version of the walk is available to download here
This one and a half hour guided walk explores the social history of Brincliffe Edge Road, the late nineteenth century estate developed on the fields below it by the Montgomery Land Society and the lives of some of the people who took up residence there.
Starting point is the gas lamp at the top of Union Road. The circuit ends back at the foot of Union Rd. near Lyndhurst. Please note that the start point is up a fairly steep hill but there are no other climbs during the rest of the circuit.
Places for the guided walks must be booked in advance.
A donation of £2 would be appreciated to cover the cost of printing notes and maps for both versions the walk.
Guided walks will be available on 4 dates. Maximum of 6 people per walk.
11th Sept 10.30, 14th Sept 14.00
16th Sept 14.00, 18th Sept 10.30
The walk is approximately 1.5 hours.
St. Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, 31 Psalter Ln, S11 8YL
Bring your pre-crawling baby to enjoy some traditional folk tunes, songs and original compositions from violinist, singer and composer Emily Bowden (emilyandthesimons.com). There will be bubbles, props, percussion and a cuppa – perfect for relaxation and bonding with your littles ones.
£9 per adult plus 1 baby via concerteenies.com/events
Around Nether Edge
Join the Monster Trail! Make your own monster and display it where passers by can see it.
Collaboration with local faith groups about the culture of food and grief in the form of a free exhibition at the Samuel Worth Chapel and online. ‘Food & Grief’ is part of Sheffield General Cemetery Trust’s exploration of the site’s history through mourning traditions in Victorian society and our multi-faith community of today. The exhibition will feature brand new research from SGCT’s Burial Research Team.
Exhibition of photographs taken in Brincliffe Edge wood by members and volunteers of “The Friends of Brincliffe Edge Wood.” People caring for the wood. The wood through the seasons.
These 22+ historic frames have been handed down to the Nether Edge Art Group from the Kenwood Hotel. Most of them are gold coloured. They have been distributed to local artists and photographers to fill them as they wish.
The results will be on show during the Festival and then in local shops and coffee bars for the following month.
They will then be auctioned at the Kenwood Hotel on Sunday 17th October at 5pm. The majority of the proceeds will go to the restoration of Chelsea Park playground.
Nether Edge Bowling Club, 8 Nether Edge Rd, Sheffield, S7 1RU
Have a go at croquet or bowling in the splendid grounds of Nether Edge Bowling Club, followed or preceded by afternoon tea. You will be able to gaze at, or through, our newly restored bay window
Chelsea Park, S11 9BR
An afternoon of family fun, with food stalls and live music. Activities include grass sledges, animal encounters, rickshaw riders, bouncy castle, yoga, orienteering, arts and crafts, giant bubbles, face painting and henna, and bring you pooch to enter the dog show!
Free entry and many free activities.
Some activities may charge.
Small fee to enter dog show.
The Nether Edge Fair is a permanent virtual Fair showcasing 123 local artists, makers and producers.
Many are offering special Festival discounts and offers!
Go to www.netheredgefair.com and browse the stalls to find perfect presents and treats for others – and yourself!
Nether Edge Bowling Club
8 Nether Edge Road, S7 1RU
Preview screenings of three film shorts (10 minutes each) by local film-makers, Eve Wood, Sally Cancello and Clare Langford: Dinner With Percy, Fargate, and Mr Wong’s Lullaby. The showings will be followed by a pie and pea supper*, (our very own Dinner with Percy), and a Question and Answer session with centenarian Percy and the three film-makers.
Limited places, booking essential.
email@example.com or 07841 381946 after 6pm
Common Ground Community Centre, Machon Bank | Empire Road | Woodstock Road, S7 1GR
Our annual opening carnival, this year opening the Nether Edge Festival with a bounce! Lots of bouncy castles, slides, ball pit and other inflatable fun!
Also, Community Curry by Ammi’s Kitchen social enterprise.
Everything pay as you feel – all profits go to support classes for local Women at Common Ground.
Visit www.yardsaletrail.co.uk to be a ‘dot’ on our trail map! Then on 12th Sept, bring out yer jumble & sell it from your own yard. It’s the ultimate re-cycled shopping experience!!
Pitch cost £8
Sian Thomas/Jo England
or contact via website
Nether Edge & Glen Road
The original and still the best Farmers’ Market in Sheffield, with new stalls each time as well as old favourites. Food of all kinds for sale, while craftspeople offer a wide range of locally made products. Plus live entertainment!
0114 281 9414
Café #9, 9 Nether Edge Rd, S7 1RU
Head honcho of the fabulous Californian band The Crux, Josh will play an exclusive solo gig at Café #9, with superb support from fellow Californians, The Sam Chase Trio.
Tickets £16.50 from
Emily Bowden and Simon Dumpleton play self-penned compositions for listening and dancing and we’ll live-stream it too. Join us to listen or dance or both! Dancers and seated audience will always have a clear view of the stage.
Tickets available in advance from www.emilyandthesimons.com
11 Ryle Road, S7 1HT
A Haiku in English [taken from the Japanese style] is a concise way of wording the Charge in Nature. This workshop will explain this concept further. Tea, coffee and biscuits included
The Stag’s Head, 15 Psalter Ln, S11 8YN
An informal evening of folk dancing at the Stag’s Head on Psalter Lane. Sheffield City Morris will be there, other teams welcome.
Running with Scissors Workshop Space, Hagglers Corner, S2 4DU
Running With Scissors is Sheffields longest established craft worshop organisation (Est 2009). We provide expert tuition in a fun, friendly and supportive enviroment.
£5 per person, 8 places per session
Nether Edge Bowling Club, 8 Nether Edge Rd, S7 1RU
This year’s Festival Book is In Soviet Times People Knew Where To Cross The Road by Mark Doel. It is available from Rhyme & Reason (681 Ecclesall Road).
Come and hear about this travel drama set in the chaos and collapse of Armenia in 1995, just after the downfall of the USSR – tragic and comic in equal measure. Followed by Q & A with the author.
£3 on the door (includes tea and cake)
An Acrylic painting workshop given by Mark Lawlor. Members of the Art Group will be present to share and help you with the experience.
No previous experience necessary -bring along whatever materials you have but there will be plenty of spare paper, brushes etc, as well as tea, coffee & biscuits.
£10 entry payable on the day
An evening’s wine tasting with Starmore Boss. A selection of six award winning wines including a sparkling one on arrival and something sweeter to finish the evening. An introduction for each wine will be given and an insight into how they are made and the people who make them.
Tickets £17.50 from starmoreboss.co.uk/product/wine-tasting-at-stags-head or from Starmore Boss, 257 Sharrow Vale Road.
37 Steade Road, S7 1DS
Alison Zwaard, who runs the Handmade in Netheredge creative workshops, is opening her studio and garden to visitors. Alison will be giving demos and visitors can make their own fused glass bowl. Complimentary tea & coffee in the garden.
Free entry; £10 to make a fused glass bowl, proceeds to St Luke’s Hospice. Pay on the day.
£10 per person, 6 places available
Are you interested in having an Event included in next year’s Nether Edge Festival? Would you like to get involved in the Festival in other ways? Or are you just curious about how the Festival is planned and put together?
Come and meet the co-Chairs of the Festival and other members of the Planning Group.
Lotte on the Edge, 14 Union Rd, S11 9EF
Union Road Community Street Party, between Lotte on the Edge and The Union. Expect live music, nibbles, drinks and good times!
Free to attend, but numbers will be limited to adhere to health and safety policies.
An evening of classical music performed by Sheffield-based concert pianist Kaoru Bingham. With a theme of ‘poetry and song’, the recital will feature work by Bach and Chopin as well as transcriptions by Liszt of songs by Schubert and Chopin.
Capacity is likely to be limited so tickets must be purchased in advance.
Children & students £5
To purchase tickets, phone 07747 437282. The recital will be videoed and may also be livestreamed.
Another fantastic quiz from our own Quizmaster. John has kept us enthralled over the past few years. We can all thank him for cranking up our grey matter. Come along and see how you get on. Prizes for the winners!
£2 entry fee in aid of Chelsea Park
Inspirational pianist Annabelle Lawson (annabellelawson.com) performs music by Chopin, Mozart and Schumann for 0-7 year olds and their grown-ups. There will be bubbles, props, percussion and a cuppa – a perfect opportunity to experience quality live music as a family.
£9 per adult plus 1 child via
The Fly Tower, Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Rd, S7 1FS
Come and see our annual exhibition of art created by children and young people from local schools! The fantastic work on display in the spectacular Fly Tower will include painting, ceramics, sculpture and mxed media art. And we’ll have an art activity for our younger visitors.
3 and 11 Ryle Road, S7 1HT
20 Chelsea Road, S11 9BR
149 Sandford Grove Road, S7 1RS
Nether Edge Club (12 -3)2 Moncrieffe Rd, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1HR
A chance to see artwork in a garden/studio setting. Tea, coffee and cakes available at some venues.
All proceeds are to Chelsea Park Development. In conjunction with Children’s Art Trail
Samuel Worth Chapel, General Cemetery Road
Folk evening with talented local musicians. Tunes, singers, monologue, clogging. Dare to visit the newly renovated chapel in the middle of the cemetery at night. Stewards and lighting to guide the way, maybe bring a torch! Bring own refreshments. Enter by Cemetery Road.
£5 adult. £3 child under 12
Chelsea Park, S11 9BR
As a prelude to Picnic in the Park there will be a sponsored Monster Fun Run in aid of Chelsea Park Playground Development. The course will be approximately 1200 metres and suitable for families and children from 2 to 12 years.
All families are invited to take part and dress in theme; there will be prizes for the best dressed monsters and each family will recieve a certificate.
Please arrive for the beastly briefing at 10.55. Entries will be allowed on the day, but registration is preferred; please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope as many little fiends as possible will collect sponsorship. A form is downloadable for free here so please help raise as much as we can. Everybody will be a winner!
£5 entry per family, payable on the day.
Download a sponsorship form here.
Running With Scissors, Sheffield’s longest established craft worshop organisation, will be hosting a drop in workshop during Picnic in the Park – weather dependant.
Drop in event, £5 per person.
An annual event of beautiful chanting, recitation and music from different faith traditions, this year including presentations of Qur’anic recitation, Sacred Harp singing, and Hindu chanting and dancing.
Revd. Gareth Jones
0114 250 8251
Mishra’s weave of intricate, Indian-influenced global folk music has gained several awards since their formation in 2017. Talking Gigs is a live event mixing musical performance with insightful conversations.
‘Fascinating. I’m really enjoying Mishra’s blend’ Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2.
Tickets £10 each, available from talkinggigs.co.uk and email@example.com
Then please get in touch and let us know. We are always looking to work with people so the festival can grow in success and popularity each year.
Your community is what you make it!