Crosspool Festival 2012

The third Crosspool Festival ran 7-15 July, 2012.

2012 festival programme

Crosspool Festival 2012 programme (PDF, 676KB)
Download Crosspool Festival 2012 programme (PDF, 676KB)

The full programme is below and you can also download a PDF copy (676KB).

The prize-winning cover designs are by Amelia Cocken, Lydgate Infant School [front] and Ines Reynolds, Lydgate Junior School [back].

We’d like to thank all the talented artists from both schools who entered.

The Festival Committee: Frances, Sally, Chris, Pat, Eileen, & Roger

If you have any questions about the festival, please contact the organisers via St Columba’s church parish office (staffed mornings Tuesday-Friday) on or 0114 267 0006.

Friday 6 July – Well Dressing Dedication
At 7pm outside the Crosspool Tavern, Rev Tim Bradshaw & Rev Frances Eccleston will dedicate the Crosspool floral display, created by local volunteers, where it will remain on view throughout the Festival week.

Saturday 7 July – Crosspool Open Gardens
Admission £4 by programme available in advance from Lounge@Crosspool or participating gardens, or on the day from Stephen Hill Methodist Church. All funds raised in aid of charities.

Sat 7 July 7.30pm – Celebrate!
An evening of gospel music with the fabulous Shiloh Gospel Choir. 7.30pm, St Columba’s Church, Manchester Road Tickets £5 (£3 concessions) in aid of the Ryegate Children’s Centre Fund, from Lounge@Crosspool or call 267 0006

Sat 7 July 7.30pm – Festival Organ Recital
John Silverton will play a varied programme, including Bach, Elgar & Schubert, on the historic, recently restored organ in Tapton Hill Congregational Church, Manchester Rd 7.30pm Tickets £6/£3 from Lounge@Crosspool or 230 8085

Sunday 8 July – STREET MARKET SELBORNE ROAD 12 noon to 4pm
Lots of stalls – food, cakes, plants, crafts, jewellery, clothes, with music and dance by local schools and groups Many local shops will be open. Teas at Cairn Home, and in the garden at 55 Selborne Road In aid of Ryegate Children’s Centre Fund

Sunday 8 July – Hallam Cricket Club Open Day
Come and enjoy the traditional Hallam Day at Hallam Cricket Club, Sandygate Road on the afternoon of Sunday 8th July. There’s a Parent and Child pairs tournament (open entry on the day : child up to 11 and mum or dad,) a 6-a-side competition (mixed gender and age – teams made up from those who come on the day), stalls, a bouncy castle, plus barbecue and refreshments – cream teas – licensed bar available from 2pm-8pm. Come and join in. It’s a great family day out. Don’t miss it.

Sunday 8 July – Festival Quiz Night in the Crosspool Tavern
A quiz with a local theme, 8.30pm in the Crosspool Tavern, Manchester Road

Weekday morning entertainment, 10.30am-12pm
Each weekday morning from 10.30am till 12.00pm, there will be entertainment in the Forum in Stephen Hill Church. Come and just relax with friends or join in the activities. All these free events are detailed below. There is a small charge for refreshments

Monday 9 July – Songs From the Shows
In the Forum in Stephen Hill Church, 10.30 – Ian Sharpe will entertain on the piano with Songs from The Shows

EVENT CANCELLED: Monday 9 July – Crosspool’s Got Young Talent
Everyone’s got talent and for one night only here is a chance to see the young people of Crosspool reveal theirs in this great night of family entertainment. If you want to enter please contact Anna Mellows, 07917 247121. St Columba’s, Manchester Road, 7pm–8.15pm. £2 / £1 on the door. Proceeds to Ryegate Children’s Centre Fund

One of the festival organisers, Revd. Frances Eccleston, explains why: “The Festival Talent Night which was scheduled for Monday has been cancelled: the young people had too many clashing commitments this year with school plays, dance shows etc. on the same week. Sorry to disappoint people: hopefully it will be back on the programme next year!”

Monday 9 July – Treasure Hunt
Join 36th Sheffield Beaver Colony on a Treasure Hunt around Crosspool, suitable for children up to 8 accompanied by an adult : older children are welcome to come with you.

Collect a map from the Scout Hut on Benty Lane between 6pm and 6.30pm, follow the map to gather the clues, and return to the Scout Hut by 7.15pm to collect your “Treasure”.

Maps are £2 per family or £1 if any of the children in your group are in Beaver, Cub or Scout Uniform and necker (from any Scout Group). Refreshments are available at the Scout Hut until 7.30pm.

Tuesday 10 July – Pre-school Sing-along
In the Forum in Stephen Hill Church, 10.30 : Pre-school children are invited to bring young Mums (or Dads) for a Sing Song of your favourite Nursery Rhymes with Barbara Pye on the piano.

Tuesday 10 July – Family Walk
A short evening stroll to admire the beautiful woods & meadows of Crosspool : leave Stephen Hill Church car-park at 7pm, for a fairly gentle guided walk in the company of local wildlife enthusiast, Roger Kite. with drinks provided at Stephen Hill from around 8.15pm.

Tuesday 10 —Thursday 12 July – ‘Guys and Dolls’ at Tapton School
‘Guys and Dolls’ is a vibrant, comical and romantic musical set in New York. Sky Masterson, the infamous gambler ends up falling for the cold Salvation Army girl Sarah Brown after a bet takes them to Havana. The production includes the famous show tunes ‘Luck be a Lady tonight’ and ‘Sit down you’re rocking the boat’. The cast of 50 showcases the talent of Tapton’s students. Tickets will be available from Tapton School in June – Wednesday 11 July.

Wednesday 11 July – FILM SHOW
In the Forum in Stephen Hill Church, 10.30am. Roger Kite will have a film show of Old Views of Rivelin Valley to take you back down memory lane.

Wednesday 11 July – Brownie/Guide Coffee evening
at Stephen Hill Methodist Church 6–8pm.

Wednesday 11 July – Fun Run
4pm on Manchester Road field. Open to all Crosspool children up to 11, with races for Mums & Dads. Entry forms available from Lydgate Junior School

Wednesday 11 July – ‘Bird Sense’
Tim Birkhead, Professor of Behavioural Ecology, Sheffield University, will discuss his latest book Bird Sense. ”admirably brisk but sparklingly lucid : his best to date : richly engaging book” The Guardian “an absolutely absorbing book, on almost every page there is an astonishing observation or revelation” Daily Telegraph

St Columba’s, Manchester Road, 7.30pm Free — retiring collection for Ryegate Children’s Centre Fund.

Rhyme & Reason Books will have copies for sale. Wine will be served.

Thursday 12 July – Quiz
In the Forum in Stephen Hill Church, 10.30am. Come and join a team or bring your own for a Quiz session with Trevor Wilson.

Thursday 12 July 1.30pm – Gardeners Question Time
In the cafe, Valleyside Garden Centre, Manchester Road, 1.30pm.

Enjoy refreshments while you sort out your gardening problems with local expert Richard Jackson, who will answer your questions on all aspects of plants and their care.

Thursday 12 July – FOLK CONCERT

Game Birds: a quartet rapidly making a name for themselves

Rising star, Kirsty Bromley: ‘she’s got a crystal clear and very beautiful voice’ – Mike Harding, Radio 2]

Local duo Tim & Julie Cole: delicate but confident guitar & clear soprano voice

7.30pm in the forum at Stephen Hill Church Interval refreshments—coffee & cakes By advance ticket, £5 from Lounge@Crosspool, Bob Hodges (2303207) or Roger Kite (2306194) In aid of Ryegate Children’s Centre Charitable Fund

Friday 13 July – Table Games
In the Forum in Stephen Hill Church, 10.30am. Lots of different Table Games. Try your hand at a jigsaw or Scrabble or many other Word or Card games.

Friday 13 July – Tea Dance
2.30–5pm in the Oxford Hall at Stephen Hill Church. Dancing to records of a mix of Old Time and Modern Ballroom. £3 Ticket includes tea and biscuits.

Friday 13 July – Lydgate Schools Summer Fayre
Lydgate Infant School, 5.30—8pm. Stalls, plants, games, a bouncy castle, fire engine, a marching band, second-hand books etc.

Saturday 14 July – Hillside Harvest Volunteer Day
11am to 3pm on their allotments on Hagg Hill (look our for the new signs) To find out about the group, and join them working in the gardens. Includes the judging of the Hillside Challenge.

Refreshments provided and all ages welcome.

Saturday 14 July – Crosspool Summer Fayre

Summer Fayre - Crosspool Festival 2012
Summer Fayre – Crosspool Festival 2012

Saturday 14 July 7.30pm – Family Barn Dance
St Columba’s Church Hall, Manchester Road with live ceilidh band Fine Fettle. Adults £6, children under 16 £3.50 includes a hot meal Tickets from Lounge@Crosspool or call 267 0006 Bring your own drinks, glasses provided,

Saturday 14 July 7.30pm – HARP RECITAL
International harpist, Robin Ward, will be performing a programme that is an exploration of music, played on his own handcrafted triple harp. Robin’s programmes include a wide variety of music from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods, as well as music from Folk Traditions, with a combination of Robin’s own transcriptions and music originally written for the instrument.

Tapton Hill Congregational Church, Manchester Road Tickets £8/£5 concession, accompanied children up to 14, free : from Lounge@Crosspool or 230 8085.

Sunday 15 July – A Picnic in the Park
The four Crosspool/Sandygate Churches invite you to a picnic to mark the closing of the Crosspool Festival, in Lydgate Green, junction Lydgate Lane/Lydgate Hall Crescent at 12.30pm. Enjoy music from the Chapeltown Silver Band, and a brief address from Rev. Dr. Kon Apokis, Director of Training for Church Army. Bring your rugs, picnics and children!

Get involved

This is your chance to get involved with Crosspool’s major annual community event: if you can offer an hour or two to help, please contact St Columba’s church parish office on or 0114 267 0006.


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