Calling all budding writers and especially those that came to the writing workshop during the Crosspool Festival.
Adrian Scott will be starting a new series of workshops in town at Montgomery Arts Centre on Surrey Street in town. He hopes to encourage and enrich writers to tap into their creative abilities and help them to explore different styles of writing.
The sessions are monthly on Monday nights starting on 26 September from 7pm-9pm. They are open to anyone, costing £7 per session or £20 for three.
Call Margaret or Dawn on 0114 272 0455 for further details or look on the website www.macsheffield.org.uk to get a booking form.
The first exhibition of artists living in or strongly connected to Crosspool took place as part of this year’s Crosspool Festival. It brought together professionals and amateurs at the week-long show at St Columba’s Church.
The lovely light venue was excellent and the generosity of those who attended raised more than £220 for the Soup Run*. Those who didn’t come missed a treat! Judith Hanson
*The Soup Run distributes food to the homeless in town and is orgainised by St Columba’s and Stephen Hill churches
This year’s Crosspool Festival is rounding off this weekend with two big community events.
From 2pm today on Coldwell Lane sports field (CDYST) the Summer Fayre takes place. There is loads going on, including live music, entertainment, dancing, a bouncy castle, side shows, games plus stalls selling crafts, flowers, food and drinks. It’ll be a great afternoon out for all the family.
And then tomorrow at 12.30pm why not head to Lydgate Green (the junction Lydgate Lane/Lydgate Hall Crescent) for Picnic in the Park? The four Crosspool/Sandygate churches host this event to mark the closing of the festival.
Enjoy music from the Chapeltown Silver Band and a brief talk from Ven. Martyn Snow, Archdeacon of Sheffield. Bring your rugs, picnics and children!
Tonight (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday morning) are your last chances to enjoy the free art exhibition in St Columba’s church on Manchester Road.
The show is open tonight until 7pm and has its final viewing slot 10am-1pm tomorrow. Works on display include those by local artists who live in the Crosspool area or are involved in the Crosspool community.
Entry is free and the organisers are collecting donations to the Soup Run. Many of the paintings are original works and are available to buy. 15% of sales is donated to the Soup Run.
You can also view entries to the Crosspool Festival programme competition. The prize winning cover designs are by Constanza Valdovinos, Lydgate Junior School (front) and Sahar-Lavendar Ali Ahmed, Lydgate Infant School (back).
Make sure you pop in before tomorrow lunchtime to see the full show!
People from all over Sheffield flocked to buy local food, drink, gifts and crafts at Sunday’s Crosspool street market on Selborne Road.
The beautiful weather meant that visitors could make an afternoon of it and also enjoy music and dance performances from Lydgate school pupils. Many of the local shops also got behind the event and opened up for the day.
Photos are below in both gallery and slideshow form.