Items wanted for Crosspool Summer Fayre

Books wanted for Crosspool Summer Fayre
Donations wanted for Crosspool Summer Fair

Do you have any unwanted prizes, gifts or bric-a-brac that might be suitable for the Crosspool Forum Summer Fayre bric-a-brac stall? For example glasses, small toys, jewellery, vases etc.

If so, please get in touch on  g.m.drinkwater@btinternet.com. We can collect if necessary, or they can be dropped off locally.

The annual Summer Fayre will take place on Saturday 4 July. It’s part of the Crosspool Festival, which this year runs Friday 26 June to Sunday 5 July.

Books, DVDs and CDs wanted for Crosspool Summer Fayre

Books wanted for Crosspool Summer Fayre
Donations wanted for Crosspool Summer Fayre

Can you spare any unwanted books, DVDs and CDs for Crosspool Summer Fayre book stall?

If you’re able to donate anything for the stall, please contact Mark or Christine Johnson on 0114 230 9469 to arrange delivery.

Collection is available if required.

Books and tombola prizes wanted for Crosspool Summer Fayre

Books

Books wanted for Crosspool Summer Fayre
Donations wanted for Crosspool Summer Fayre

Can you spare any unwanted books for Crosspool Summer Fayre book stall?

If you’re able to donate books for the stall, please bring them to 17 Den Bank Drive by 23 June.

This will give the volunteers running the stall the time to categorise the books, making it easier for people to find a title they want on the day.

If you’re having difficulty transporting your books, call 0114 230 9469.

Tombola prizes

Do you have any unwanted prizes or gifts that might be suitable for the Crosspool Forum Summer Fayre Tombola stall? If so, please get in touch on 07713 687 955.

Money from the tombola will be used in promoting and improving the area of Crosspool to the benefit and wellbeing of its residents.

Photos from Crosspool Summer Fayre 2012

Thankfully the sun shone for yesterday’s Summer Fayre at the sports field on Coldwell Lane. Here are a few pictures from the afternoon.

Crosspool Summer Fayre is today!

At 2pm today, the annual Crosspool Summer Fayre takes place at Coldwell Lane sports field. There’s loads going on for all the family:

  • Marching musical ensemble
  • Irish dancing display
  • Lydgate Junior School band
  • Fire and police demonstrations
  • Lucky dip
  • Face painting
  • Bouncy castle/slide
  • Coconut shy
  • Wellie wanging
  • Tombola
  • Wet sponge throwing
  • Pirate and the proncess
  • Refreshments
  • Craft and cake stalls
  • Books
  • Plants
  • Bric-a-Brac
Summer Fayre - Crosspool Festival 2012
Summer Fayre – Crosspool Festival 2012

Crosspool Festival continues this week

Crosspool well dressing 2012
Crosspool well dressing 2012

Crosspool Festival got off to a great start this weekend with events including the well dressing dedication, Crosspool Open Gardens and the street market on Selborne Road.

The festival runs until Sunday 15 July and as you’ll see below, there are activitiess for all ages. Unfortunately, Crosspool’s Got Talent tonight has had to be cancelled.

This year’s programme includes:

  • A treasure hunt
  • A film screening of old views of the Rivelin Valley
  • A coffee evening
  • A fun run
  • A book night
  • Table games
  • A tea dance and a barn dance
  • Hillside Harvest Open Day
  • The annual Crosspool Summer Fayre
  • Picnic in the park hosted by the Crosspool churches

You can download a PDF of the full programme (676KB) or view it on the Crosspool Festival 2012 web page.

Group at the well dressing dedication
Group at the well dressing dedication

Crosspool Festival starts on Friday

Summer Fayre, Crosspool Festival 2011
2011 Summer Fayre

There’s less than a week to the 2012 Crosspool Festival. Have you planned which events you’re going to? Make sure you get any tickets soon to make sure you don’t miss out!

The festival runs 7–15 July and as you’ll see below, there are events for all ages. This year’s programme includes:

  • A well dressing outside Crosspool Tavern – dedication will take place on Friday at 7pm
  • The return of Crosspool Open Gardens and Gardeners’ Question Time
  • Several music events, including a gospel concert, organ recital, songs from the shows, pre-school singalong, Guys and Dolls at Tapton School, a folk concert,
  • A street market on Selborne Road
  • An open day at Hallam Cricket Club
  • Quizzes at Crosspool Tavern and Stephen Hill church
  • A treasure hunt
  • A film screening of old views of the Rivelin Valley
  • A coffee evening
  • A fun run
  • A book night
  • Table games
  • A tea dance and a barn dance
  • Hillside Harvest Open Day
  • The annual Crosspool Summer Fayre
  • Picnic in the park hosted by the Crosspool churches

You can download a PDF of the full programme (676KB) or view it on the Crosspool Festival 2012 web page.

Crosspool Festival street market
Crosspool Festival street market

Crosspool Characters: magician Dan Ellis

Crosspool magician Dan Ellis
Crosspool magician Dan Ellis

In the latest in this series of occasional interviews with local residents, we meet local magician Dan Ellis.

How long have you lived in Crosspool and what do you like about it?

I’ve lived in Crosspool for my whole life which is 18 years. It close to everything that I need. School was only a five minute walk, grab a bit of lunch from the shops and its only 15 minutes on the bus away from the city centre.

How did you get into being a magician? Are you in the Magic Circle?

I get asked this a lot and my honest answer is I have no idea how I got into it. My granddad was a magician but he died when I was young and I don’t really remember him. I think most boys get a magic set for Christmas when their little and most of them grow out of it. I guess I didn’t! I am a member of the Sheffield Magic Circle.

What does this involve doing day to day?

Being a magician isn’t as glamorous as it might sound. Day to day I just meet people, make phone calls, send emails and letters to get myself more gigs. When I do perform I do mainly close-up magic which is the sort of stuff you might see the likes of David Blaine doing on TV. I do magic right under people’s noses so there are no boxes or glamorous assistants to hide behind; it’s just me having fun with my audience.

Has being an magician given you the opportunity to tour and travel?

I’ve done shows up and down the country but a majority of my work is local. It is yet to take me abroad but hopefully it won’t be too long. Magic is the sort that thing that come across well in any language so I hope it can take me all over the world in the future.

Crosspool magician Dan Ellis
Crosspool magician Dan Ellis

What sort of performances to do do for events, parties or corporate dos? If people are interested in booking you, how can they get in touch?

Like I said I’m mainly a close-up magician meaning I do magic for small groups of people at parties, weddings and corporate events. I mix and mingle with guests and perform magic right under their noses.

Magic is a great ice breaker which is why I think corporate events and weddings are very good venues for it. Often there are groups of people who have never met before and my magic creates a talking point for people. It also helps create a great atmosphere which fits in with parties and weddings really well.

If people are interested in booking me they can check out my website which is www.citymagicians.com or give me a call on 07976 300898 and I’d be happy to chat even its just about what its like to be a magician.

If you could do one thing to make Crosspool better, what would it be?

I can’t really think if anything I would change in Crosspool apart from maybe having a magic shop here but that would probably put me out of a job if everyone could do it! I think that things like the Crosspool Festival and the summer fare are really great things for the community and I think that Crosspool should have more of these things.

Look out for Dan at this year’s Crosspool Festival.

City Magicians

Crosspool characters: Judith Hanson