What’s on in and around Sheffield
This is a new page for events likely to be of interest to our members. It will rely on members submitting items of interest, so cannot be comprehensive.
Rebels and Friends
Dear U3A members In 2016 our play Sylvia, about Sylvia Pankhurst, visited Wortley Hall, near Sheffield. It was very much enjoyed by U3A members and so I thought you might be interested that we are touring another play with a historical theme, Rebels and Friends. Rebels and Friends is appropriate to students of art, English history especially Irish history and the history of the early 20th century. It is about Constance Markievicz and Eva Gore-Booth. Constance, an artist, was the first woman elected to Parliament and also a leader of the Easter Rising 1916. Eva was a poet, a radical suffragist, a pacifist who campaigned for conscientious objectors in WW1, a trade unionist who campaigned for the vote and better working conditions for women workers. The women were the subject of the poem ‘The light of the evening, LIssadell’ by WB Yeats. At the Friargate Theatre York, 7.30 pm 4 November and Sheffield Hallam University, 7.30p.m. 5th November! Hope to see you!
Do you live or have you lived in Meersbrook, Sheffield?
Meersbrook will be the location of a time travelling corner shop this summer.
BBC2 show “Back In Time” are looking at recreating what a corner shop looked like between 1900 – 2000.
If you have any memories or photographs from shops in and around Derbyshire Lane and are willing to share them you can contact the programme makers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Sheffield U3A has no involvement is this activity