Sharrow Lantern Festival 2017 -Call Out For Volunteers!

It’s not long until the big parade on Sunday 9th April! We are looking for people who can help us out on the night by volunteering in one of these roles:

– STEWARD
– FUNDRAISER
– EVENT SET UP ROLE

Further details about the what the role involve are outlined below – any time you can offer us no matter how little would be greatly appreciated. Please email creativeactionnetwork@gmail.com to confirm your interest.

 

Sharrow Folk Festival

Sharrow Folk Festival takes place on the 25th and 26th of March down at Hagglers Corner Cafe, 586 Queens Road, S2 4DU.Sharrow Folk Festival Artwork

Used as a fundraiser for the main Sharrow Festival which takes place July 1st, the Folk Festival is jam-packed with local and not-so-local talent.

The afternoon sessions in the new downstairs bar, between 2pm and 6pm are free, while the evening sessions between 7.30pm and 1.00am are ticketed-only events.

Tickets are a very reasonable £7.00 per day, or £10.00 for the full two days.

Check out their Facebook pages here!

 

Food Growing Workshop

The next growing workshop at Union Street is:

Thursday 2nd March 5:30 – 7.00pm
– Union Street co-working space

Address is Union Street Co-working, 18-20 Union Street, Sheffield S1 2JP (opposite ‘Howden House’ council office)Food Growing Workshop

March is the time for starting lots of veg from seed so this will be our focus this time.

We’ll be learning about growing tomatoes, beetroot and beans – as usual there will be seeds to plant and take with you.

Feel free to bring photos/sketches of your growing spaces for tailored tips
This is a pay-as-you-feel event, suggested amount £5 – 7.

Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1199371796845597/

Hope to see you there!

James

James Adams
07422 575853

Spring in the Woods

Spring in the Woods 2017

Spring in the Woods 2017

Spring in the Woods is back in 2017 in Ecclesall Woods on
Sunday April 30th from 10.00am ’til 4.00pm

Unfortunately, this year Grow Sheffield won’t be there to help celebrate, but do go along to show your support and celebrate the end of a long, hard winter!

Invitation: Urban Agriculture in Sheffield, Wed 1st March

What is the potential of urban agriculture in making Sheffield a sustainable food city?Regather Logo
Regather Works, 57-59 Club Garden Road, Sheffield, S11 8BU
Wed 1st Mar | 5.30pm doors open, 6pm start, 9pm end

You are invited to Regather to learn about urban agriculture, explore innovative case studies from the UK and Europe, and share in creating an exciting vision of resilient systems for urban food production across Sheffield and the emerging City Region. An evening of short presentations and open conversation featuring Leon Ballin (Sustainable Food Cities), Doina Petrescu (School of Architecture, University of Sheffield), Darrell Maryon (Heeley City Farm & Wortley Walled Garden) and Gareth Roberts (Regather). Light refreshments will be provided.
Book Tickets
Entry is free. Avoid disappointment by booking at https://regather.yapsody.com/event/index/59589?ref=ebtn to guarantee your entry.
Social
Further Reading
Wortley Hall Walled Garden https://www.wortleyorganic.org/
REconomy Project UK http://reconomy.org/
REconomy
This is a Regather event in partnership with the REconomy Project UK. The REconomy Project supports communities to transform their local economies, helping to establish and maintain livelihoods and enterprise that are resilient, more sustainable and focused on equality and wellbeing. Whatever your interest, we’re here to help you get started.

Gareth Roberts
Operations Manager
07939577467 | 0114 2731258
Regather Works 57-59 Club Garden Road, Sheffield, S11 8BU
Regather Co-Op (30949R) | Regather Charity (1159236)

Friends of Sheaf Valley Park New Project!

We’re a little bit warmer and a little bit lighter in the evenings – maybe you are inspired to join us for Day Three of our series of practical workdays in Jervis Lum (Norfolk Park)?
We’ll be meeting again this Sunday 26 Feb at 11 am at the top of the steps to the Lum, which is at the top end of Norfolk Park near the big metal bridge.  And we’ll spend an hour or two lopping and sawing the holly which is at the moment dominating the wood.  We’ve made steady progress already.  It’s physical work, but – and this is the good bit about volunteering! – you can take it easy if you want, just do what you can and stay for as long as you like!
Please do join us if you fancy it, and bring your own loppers and bow saw if you have one (we have spares also).  We are a friendly bunch and the Lum is a really peaceful place to be; when we’ve finished it’s like we’ve been in our own little world for a bit, which is very refreshing.
Please see the attachment for all you need to know.
Hope to see you soon.
Friends of Sheaf Valley Park
Volunteer Community Organisation
Volunteer organisers of AMPHIFEST
Find us on facebook www.facebook.com/FOSVP
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @fosvpsheffield

Simply click HERE to download the poster!

Maltravers Terrace Orchard Planting Event

Grow Sheffield, Best Start, Manor and Castle Development Trust (MCDT) and Great Places invite you and your family to Wybourn’s community planting event!

The fruits of our labour will be for the residents of Wybourn to share and enjoy over the coming years. The Grow Sheffield team will be available to show you how to plant and care for fruit trees.

Childcare and refreshments will be provided.

On: Saturday 25 February 2017

From: 11.30am–3pm

Where: The Corner House, 333 Manor Oaks Road

For more information contact: Vanessa; Grow Sheffield 07508 269388 or Fiona; Best Start 07722 743 383

Sharrow Lantern Carnival 2017

Sharrow Lantern Carnival is back and this year the theme is …
JUNGLE BOOGIE!

The parade will take place on SUNDAY 9th APRIL – SAVE THE DATE!

Gathering at Mount Pleasant Park at 7.30pm, Sunday 9th April:Sharrow Lantern Carnival
Set off at 8.00pm
– Parade 8.00pm – 9.00pm
– Arrive at Sheffield General Cemetery 9.00 – 10.30 for food, dancing, music, fire spinning and more!

In the run up to the big day we will be holding lantern making workshops from Feb-April at Old Junior School. If you’d like to attend the workshops, volunteer, or help us out in any other way, please read on to find out more!

(Click on the image to open a new page to see the enlarged version.)

Growing Workshop!

Thursday 2nd February (the same workshop held twice)
5.30-7.00pm
and
7.30-9.00pm
– Union Street co-working space
Address is Union Street Co-working, 18-20 Union Street, Sheffield S1 2JP (opposite ‘Howden House’ council office)

This time we’ll be learning about growing hardy peas – as usual you’ll get some to plant and take with you.
We’ll also be looking towards the upcoming growing season with planning what to grow this year.

Feel free to bring photos/sketches of your growing spaces for tailored tips
This a pay-as-you-feel event (suggestion £5-7)
Here’s the facebook event pages:
5.30 start https://www.facebook.com/events/1893236907575279/

(If you use facebook, please register your interest for just one so I can get an idea of numbers for each)

Hope to see you there!