Upcoming events at Tapton Hill church

Tapton Hill Congregational Church, Crosspool

Tapton Hill Congregational Church, Crosspool

All take place at The Corner Chapel, Tapton Hill Congregational Church, Manchester Road.

BFG film showing (part of Crosspool Festival)

For children on Saturday 1 July 10.30am-12.30pm. You can also come from 10.15am to make BFG ears and dream jars. Please note that this is a PG film so not suitable for very small children. £3 per child refreshments provided.

Chosen play

A 0ne-woman play based on the life of Mary. Saturday 8 July. The performance begins at 7.30pm. Donations welcome. Refreshments provided. See hazeltwig.org.uk for more details about the play.

The Great Picnic

A children’s morning in the summer holidays. August 17 10am-12.30pm. Games, Crafts, a bible story and the children will make their own picnic lunch to eat outside (weather permitting). £4 per child which includes all the food. Places are limited. To book please call Suzanne on 0114 232 5790 or email suzannenockels@gmail.com

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Crosspool characters: Philip James

Here’s a Q&A with Crosspool butcher Philip James from the most recent edition of the Crosspool Clarion. Don’t miss the video above of Philip getting his legs waxed for charity!

How long have you been in Crosspool?

We are in our 18th year. We opened the shop in the precinct in May 2000.

What do you like about the Crossppol area?

It feels like a village community and has a really nice little shopping centre. The people are lovely and we have some loyal customers who have been with us since we opened.

What are your top sellers at the moment?

Our top sellers at the moment are beef mince, chicken fillets and our homemade sausages.

What are your plans for the future?

We are a family-run business with several generations involved in the running of it, so eventually I would like to hand over the business to the next generation of the family. We are still keen to support local events such as the festival and summer fayre and we like to get involved in local community fundraising where we can.

What do you think people should buy local?

We think people should buy local as all our meat is sourced locally within 20 miles, for example lamb from Bakewell and pork from near Doncaster. This means we can provide locally-sourced meats which have traceability and customers know they are getting good quality products. We can also give customers advice on the best cuts and cooking of produce and we provide a free delivery service if required.

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Behind-the-scenes photos: creating the well dressing

Have you had chance to see the Crosspool Festival 2017 well dressing at the top of Selborne Road in person yet? Here are some behind-the-scenes photos showing the painstaking effort that went into creating it. Well done to all!

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List of Crosspool Festival 2017 scarecrows

Here’s the list of scarecrows on view around Crosspool as part of the 2017 scarecrow competition.

Can you spot them all?

You can also download it as a PDF (31KB).

2017 Crosspool scarecrows

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Crosspool Festival 2017 starts today

Crosspool Festival 2017

Download the Crosspool Festival 2017 brochure (PDF, 1MB)

Our annual community festival begins tonight with the unveiling of the well dressing at the top of Selborne Road at 7pm.

For the full list of things going on over the ten days, download a copy of the programme or view the events on Facebook.

This year the festival proceeds will benefit the Lord Mayor’s Charities:

Sheffield Kidney Institute – Northern General Hospital

Sheffield Young Carers – An independent charity, dedicated to supporting young carers across the city since 1997.

Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind (SRSB) – Mappin Street

Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) – making a difference to people living with dementia

ArtWorks  – St Polycarps CC Wisewood Lane

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Open mic night at Nest cafe on Thursday 29 June

Acoustic night at Nest cafe, Crosspool

Acoustic night at Nest cafe, Crosspool

A special open mic edition of Nest’s popular acoustic night is taking place as part of this year’s Crosspool Festival.

It’s your chance to play a couple of songs, unplugged and with no microphone, to a friendly Crosspool Festival crowd – or just turn up and watch!

Nest open mic night – Thursday 29 June – Facebook event

All Crosspool Festival 2017 events

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Wanted: volunteers to help run a stall at the Summer Fayre

Crosspool Summer Fayre 2012

Crosspool Summer Fayre

On Saturday 1 July the annual Summer Fayre takes place on the Coldwell Lane sports field from 1-4pm.

We’re a bit short on volunteers this year so if you can offer to help run a stall then please email crosspoolforum@gmail.com.

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