Festival Exhibition Success

Over 70 wonderful exhibits from very talented Crosspool folk were on display last Thursday at St. Columba Church.
The four judges were impressed with the range and quality of entries. There was also a display by Mavis Roadhouse on using silk, a very complicated and delicate skill.
The winners each received a certificate and a cash prize sponsored by Crosspool Estate Agents, Cocker & Carr.

Under 16’s Cake

The winners were:
Craft Sandra Bousted for her hand made journal made from recycled materials.
Art under 16s: an exceptional and brilliant portrait drawing by Neha Chonkar.
Art adults: Rosalie Hoyland ‘smoke scene, sparks and soot’.
Photography under 16s: Kai Haste-Wain’s image of a resting bee.
Photography adults: Louise Cousins for her picture of Hallam FC players celebrating winning the league in the snow!
Cake Baking under 16s: Thomas Hague
Adults: Ken Rutter.


Crosspool Festival Competition Reminder

Art, Craft & Photography exhibitors, this is the last week for handing in your entries for the Crosspool Festival exhibition/competition.
There are two categories for each: – under 16yrs & over 16yrs.
Enter up to two creations in one or more of the Art, Craft & Photography sections.
You have until this Friday 24th June to drop off your entries at Cocker & Carr Estate Agents.

Cake Baking and Cup Cake Decorating, entries can be handed in at St Columba’s Church on Tuesday 28th June from 6pm to 7 pm or on Wednesday 29th June from 9am to 10am.
Cake Baking has two categories: – under 16yrs & over 16yrs.
Cup Cake decorating has two categories:- Under-fives   & ­ Five to eleven yrs.

Full details on Crosspool News (Events – Crosspool Festival 2022) and for any queries, contact: crosspoolfestivalphotos@gmail.com


Crosspool 2022 Festival Competitions & Exhibition: – Art, Craft, Photography, Cake Baking, and Cupcake Decorating.

You can now start submitting your entries for the Festival Art, Craft & Photography sections of the exhibition and competition.
From now until Friday 24th June, you can drop off your entries at Cocker & Carr Estate Agents.
There are two categories for each: – Under 16yrs and Over 16yrs. You can enter up to two creations in one or more of the art, craft & photography sections.

For the Cake Baking and Cupcake Decorating Competition/Exhibition, you can hand in your entries at St Columba’s Church between 6-7 pm on Tuesday 28th June or on Wednesday 29th June from 9-10 am.
Cake baking has two categories for each: – Under 16yrs and Over 16yrs.

For the Cupcake Decorating, there are two additional categories:- Under- 5yrs and 5yrs to 11yrs.

Full details are on the Crosspool News and for any queries contact:- crosspoolfestivalphotos@gmail.com

Crosspool Festival

2022 Crosspool Festival

In this, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year don’t miss the chance to showcase your creativity. Enter the Crosspool Festival Art, Craft, Photography, Cake Baking, and Cup Cake Decorating Competitions.

 Anyone who lives works, or goes to school in the Crosspool area can enter, All exhibited creations will have the chance of winning a prize, sponsored by the Crosspool Estate Agent Cocker & Carr.

There is no theme to follow, just show us what you can create. You can enter as many of the categories as you want, but no more than two entries per category.

All competition entries will be displayed and judged at St Columba’s Church on Wednesday 29th June, after which some of the entries in the art, craft, and photography categories will go to be displayed in Cocker & Carr’s window.

How to enter:

Cup Cake Decorating
Under-fives & five to eleven years can enter a maximum of two cupcakes. They don’t have to make the cupcakes, just decorate them using their imagination.
Cake baking
Under 16s & everyone over 16 years; you can submit up to two cakes that you have made.
Hand both cupcakes & cakes in with a card that gives details of Name, Age, an email address, and phone number (that of parents or guardians for children)  at St Columba’s Church on Tuesday 28th June, 6 -7 pm or Wednesday 29th June, 9-10 am

Art and Craft Creations  
Under 16s & everyone over 16 years. you can submit up to two creations that you have made.
Under 16s & everyone over 16 years: you can submit a maximum of two images in either A5 or A4. On the back print, a caption so the judges can clearly understand your description of what is happening in the photo, Name; Age; Category, and your contact email and phone number.
Drop off your entries at the Crosspool Estate Agents Cocker & Carr, from Wednesday, June 1st. The closing date is midday on Friday 24th June.

For further information on all the categories, contact crosspoolfestivalphotos@alexanderhaguepersonal

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

Recently featured in the Sheffield Star, the 3000 members strong local Facebook history group, “S10 & Surrounding Areas Over the Years”, is, when normality returns, looking
to start meet-ups and expand to share their documented stories, photos, and memories with even more like-minded people.

Although a private group, and therefore having to request to join, applicants are very rarely refused membership, so why not take a look at the Group’s Facebook Page and take a trip down memory lane,  

2021 Crosspool Festival Photography Competition Winners

People were invited to submit a photo on the theme ‘A Year in Crosspool’

The results of our annual festival photography competition have been announced!
The polls received nearly 146 votes. The results are below.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic restrictions on mass gathering, being extended to the 19th July 2021, this Saturdays hugely popular Crosspool Summer Fayre has had to be cancelled for the second year running, As a result the prizes for this year’s Photo Competition and Scarecrow Competition will now be presented to the competition winners at Hudson’s Kitchen on Sandygate Road, this  Saturday 3 July at  12:30pm.

 Category 1 winners: Photos by Adult

First : Working from Home by Paul Dorrington
Second : Image 1 of Week 1 of Lockdown by Louise Robinson
Third : (No) golf (of) course by Ken Rutter

Category 2 winner: Photo by a Younger Member of our Community

Overall winner: Magic Fairy Toadstool on Watt Lane by Isaac Robinson


Thank you to the Creative Crosspool residents who, over the past months have been knitting and crocheting a huge variety of delightful items for everyone to enjoy as part of this years scaled down Crosspool Festival .

All the yarn bombing creations currently displayed in the Crosspool precinct were designed and installed by members of our local community.

Look very closely at all the displays for hidden characters such as Robin Hood & his Merry Men and a woolly version of Crossy the Owl.  

Vote now in the 2021 Crosspool Festival Photography Competition

It’s time to vote in our annual festival photography competition!

People were invited to submit a photo on the theme contribution of
‘A Year in Crosspool’..

The judges have now shortlisted the photos from all categories to just three, and would like you to choose the one that you consider most captures the theme.

Choose one photo from these three. Make your choice using the poll under the third photo.

Vote using the three polls below – you have until midnight on Tuesday 29th June 2021 to cast your vote.

More information about the competition

2021 Crosspool Photography Competition

This week is your last chance to submit a photograph for the 2021 Crosspool Festival Photography Competition

Don’t miss this last opportunity to submit your photo on the theme of ‘A Year in Crosspool’.
Email your photo as a jpg to: crosspoolfestivalphotos@gmail.com

The Judges will shortlist all the photos into categories, before the best three in each category is put on the Crosspool News website (http://www.crosspool.info) asking the public to vote on which photographs they consider really capture this year’s theme, ‘A Year in Crosspool’.

Voting for the winners will start from Friday 11 June and close on Tuesday 29 June. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 30 June.

More information about the competition