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Walkley Festival

This year’s Walkley Festival runs from June 17th to July 2nd. There is so much to do and see – you’d be mad to miss it! We’ll be keeping this page up to date with all the events. Click on the event titles for more information. You can also follow Walkley Festival on Facebook and Twitter for last minute updates and Walkley events news.

Throughout the festival there will be a photography competition with Walkley Community Centre and an exhibition by Walkley Historians  – “Streets of Walkley” which will be displayed in the window of Beeches of Walkley.

Friday 16th June

New Event: Digging in the Dark. A history of the Yorkshire Resurrectionists
7:30 – 9:30 pm Walkley Carnegie Library

Saturday 17th June

Walkley Festival Art Show Submission Day
10:00am – 12:00 noon St Mary’s Church, Community Hall

Festival Launch

11:00 – 4:00 pm Festival Launch: Showcasing the best of Walkley with street market, stalls, food, crafts & activities for all the family. We will have the return of pot firing, the Living Adventure Tipi and a lot more besides!

There’ll be a BBQ, henna, crafts and absolutely loads of kids activities!

Venues: Medical Centre car park and Ebenezer Church Hall Greenhow St, Walkley Library & Millennium Green, South Rd. 

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Sunday 18th June

Beginners Clog Dance Workshop
7:30-8:30 pm: Walkley Community Centre

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Longsword Dance taster workshop
8:30-9:30 pm Walkley Community Centre

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Monday 19th June

Story Time for Preschoolers
2:00-3:00 pm Walkley Carnegie Library

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Tuesday 20th June

Small Voices, Big Noises with Martin Harwood
10:00-11:00 am Walkley Carnegie Library 

Hooper Dooper – Hula Hooping Taster
6:15-7:15 pm Walkley Community Centre

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Pint-sized poetry @ Walkley Beer Co
7:00-10:00 pm  Walkley Beer Co, South Road


Wednesday 21st June

Walkley Feral Writers Open Sessions
9:30-11:30 am St. Mary’s Community Hall

Computer class with Heeley Development Trust
1:30-3:30 pm Walkley Carnegie Library Walkley

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Walkley Solstice Sketchcrawl – Walkley Edge
6:00- 8:30 pm
Start at Entrance to Sheffield Buddhist Centre, Howard Road, S6 3RT13442403_1013927208642711_4561039070482215576_n


Thursday June 22nd

Well Dressing at St Mary’s
10:00 am – 4:00 pm St Mary’s Church (side chapel door) on Howard Road.

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Bracken Bash in Walkley Cemetery – Friends of Walkley Cemetery
2:00-4:00 pm Walkley Cemetery, Nichols Road S6 5DU (off Waller Road)
Meet inside the cemetery gates

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Yoga class with Annie Bore
7:00-8:00 pm Walkley Carnegie Library


 Friday 23rd June

Well Dressing at St Mary’s
10:00 am – 4:00 pm St Mary’s Church (side chapel door) on Howard Road.

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Babytime Walkley
10:30-11:30 am Walkley Carnegie Library

Friday Folk Rocks Around the Clock – Friday Folk Lunch Club
11:30 am – 3:00 pm Walkley Ebenezer Greenhow Street

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Friends of Walkley Cemetery AGM with Illustrated Talk
7:30 – 9:00 pm St Mary’s Community Hall, Howard Road S6 3RT

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Games Night – Walkley Carnegie Library
7:30 – 9:30 pm Walkley Carnegie Library

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Chocolate Tasting Evening – Christ Church Walkley
8:00 – 9:30 pm Christ Church Walkley Office, 192-194 Howard Rd


Saturday 24th June

Book sale – languages and travel & Language taster sessions
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Walkley Carnegie Library

Well Dressing at St Mary’s
10:00 am – 4:00 pm St Mary’s Church (side chapel door) on Howard Road.

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South Road Spiritualist Church Summer Fayre and Open Day
11:00 am – 4:00 pm South Road Spiritualist Church, South Road corner of Fir St

South Road Summer Fayer Poster
Annual  Millennium Green Fun Day – Walkley Community Recreational Trust

12:00 – 4:00 pm  Millennium Green, Bellhagg Road., Compton street, Walkley.

Beating the Bounds of Rawson Spring: a walk round the lost wood – Walkley Historians
2:00 – 3:30 pm Start and finish at Walkley Road/Burnaby Crescent junction, S6 2TS.

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Walkley Art Trail (Open Studios)
2-6pm Click for venue map

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Preview: Walkley Festival Art Show
7:00 – 8:30 pm St Mary’s Church, Community Hall


Sunday 25th June

Walkley Festival Art Show
10:00 am – 5:00 pm St Mary’s Church, Community Hall

Holly Hagg Alpacas Open Day – Friends of Holly Hagg
10:30 am – 4:00 pm Holly Hagg Community Farm Garden, Long Lane, off Stephen Hill/Back Lane, Crosspool (near S10 5PY)

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Buddhist Centre Summer Fair – Sheffield Buddhist Centre
11:00 am – 4:00 PM Howard Road, S6 5BB

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South Road Spiritualist Church Summer Fayre & Open Day
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Walkley Art Trail (Open Studios)
2-6pm
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Guest Service – Christ Church Walkley
4:00 – 5:15 pm at Walkley Library


Monday 26th June

Story Time for Preschoolers
2:00-3:00 pm Walkley Carnegie Library

Walkley Art Trail (Open Studios)
2-6pm

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 Walkley Festival Art Show
2:00 – 7:00 pm St Mary’s Church, Community Hall


Tuesday 27th June

Small Voices, Big Noises with Martin Harwood
10:00-11:00 am Walkley Carnegie Library 

Inside the hives of Walkley Bees –  Workers’ Honey
11:00 am – 12:30 pm 109 Carr Road

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Open Studio – Cath Dunn
2-6pm

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Walkley Festival Art Show
2:00 – 7:00 pm St Mary’s Church, Community Hall

Drawing Wool Together – wet felting workshop
7:00 – 9:00 pm Walkley Carnegie Library

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Wednesday 28th June

Walkley Feral Writers Open Sessions
9:30-11:30 am St. Mary’s Community Hall

Coffee morning – Walkley Carnegie Library
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Walkley Carnegie Library

Computer class with Heeley Development Trust
1:30 – 3:30 pm Walkley Carnegie Library

Inside the hives of Walkley Bees Workers’ Honey
2:00 – 3:30 pm 109 Carr Road

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Open Studio – Cath Dunn
2-6pm
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Walkley Festival Art Show
2:00 – 7:00 pm St Mary’s Church, Community Hall


Thursday 29th June

Open Studio – Cath Dunn
2-6pm

Walkley Festival Art Show
2:00 – 7:00 pm St Mary’s Church, Community Hall

Yoga class with Annie Bore
7:00-8:00 pm Walkley Carnegie Library

Jackalope Tales – live and unplugged Jackalope Tales Music session: transatlantic folk and acoustic americana
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Walkley Beer Co

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Friday 30th June

Walkley Wool and Craft
10:00 – 12:00 pm  Walkley Carnegie Library

Open Studio – Cath Dunn
2-6pm

Walkley Festival Art Show
2:00 – 7:00 pm St Mary’s Church, Community Hall

Reading with your child
8:00 pm 9:00 pm Walkley Carnegie Library


Saturday 1st July

Walkley Festival Art Show
10:00 am – 5:00 pm St Mary’s Church, Community Hall

Big Draw in Walkley with Ruskin in Sheffield
10:00 am – 6pm Various venues

Free Yoga Taster
11:00 am – 12:00 noon Sheffield Yoga School 

South Road Song Crawl with The Fates

1:30 – 4:00 pm Starting at Walkley Library

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2-6pm


Sunday 2nd July

Walkley Festival Art Show
10:00 am – 5:00 pm St Mary’s Church, Community Hall

Japanese Star Festival
11:30 am – 3:00 pm Walkley Community Centre

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Iyengar Yoga class Sheffield Yoga Centre
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Sheffield Yoga Centre yoga taster class

Tea in the Garden – Freedom Road Community Group
2:00 – 4:00 pm Freedom Road Community Garden

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Guided Tours of Walkley Cemetery – Friends of Walkley Cemetery
2:00 –  3:30 pm and 4:00 – 5:30pm Walkley Cemetery, Nichols Road S6 5DU (off Waller Road). Meet inside the cemetery gates

Gamebirds Concert for the Safe Spaces Project
7:30 – 10:00 pm Walkley Community Centre

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If you haven’t received your copy of the Festival programme you can download it here WalkleyFestival2017

This page has been compiled by Carrie from Walkley Festival Team. To get in touch email walkleyfestival@gmail.com

Walkley Horticultural Show 2017

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Walkley Horticultural Show September 2nd. 2017
Rules & Regulations

1. LIABILITY
The Committee shall not be liable for any loss or damage to any exhibits or any other property brought into the exhibition hall except where such loss or damage is caused by the negligence of the said committee.

2. ENTRIES
a) All classes are only open to people who live or work in Walkley.
b) The classes in this schedule are open to all providing they abide by these rules and regulations.
c) All entry forms must reach us no later than Friday 25th August
d) An entry fee of 20p per exhibit will be charged for all classes.
e) All JUNIOR exhibitors (up to and including 16yrs) must state their age on the entry form.
f) All exhibits must be brought to St. Mary’s Community Hall between 5pm and 7pm on Friday1st September for display.

3. EXHIBITS
a) All flowers, plants, fruit & vegetables must have been grown by the exhibitor.
b) All exhibits and parts of exhibits must be arranged on the show site.
c) All exhibits in other classes must be the exhibitor’s own work.
d) No exhibits shall bear any label or other form of identification.
e) All exhibitors in flower categories must provide their own vases.
Cakes and Confectionery
Exhibitors are requested to supply their exhibits on a paper plate all wrapped in cling film. The stewards will remove the cling and attach labels as necessary.

4. JUDGING
a) Judging will take place on Saturday morning of 2nd. September

5 OPENING
a) Doors will open on Saturday 2nd September at 10.00am
b) Presentation of awards will be at 11.00am

6 CLOSURE
a) The horticultural show will close at 2.00pm on Saturday 2nd September 2017.
b) All exhibits must be removed after 1.30pm and before 2.00pm on the above date.
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St Mary’s Community Hall
South Road
Walkley
Sheffield

SECTION 1 – ROSES
One specimen bloom – any variety (in own vase)
If possible please name the variety

SECTION 2 – SWEET PEAS
Three stems in own vase – if possible please name the variety

SECTION 3 -ANY FLOWER VARIETY
a) Small stem flowers smaller than 5cm – 5 stems in own vase – if possible please name variety
1) All same variety
2) Different varieties

b) Larger stem flowers larger than 5cm – 3 stems in own vase – if possible please name the variety
1) All same variety
2) Different varieties

SECTION 4 -SMALL FLOWER ARRANGEMENT
A table decoration with base no larger than 5inches.

SECTION 5 – VEGETABLES – If possible please name the variety.
a) French Beans. One plate of six pods, same variety
b) Runner Beans. One plate of 6 pods, same variety
c) Any beans. One plate of 6 pods, same variety
d) Beetroot. One plate of three globes, tops trimmed to 3”
e) Courgettes. One plate of two, same variety
f) Carrots. One plate of three, tops trimmed to 3”
g) Marrow. One plate with one not to exceed 15”
h) Potatoes . One plate of three same variety
i) Potatoes. One plate of three various variety
j) Peas. One plate with 6 pods
k) Tomatoes. One plate of three same variety – calyx to be intact
l) Tomatoes. One plate of three various variety – calyx to be intact
m) Shallots. One plate of 5
n) Onions. One plate of 3
o) Chilli’s. One plate of 5
p) Cucumber.

SECTION 6 – FRUIT
a) Any soft fruit
b) 3 plums
c) 3 pears
d) 3 apples
e) Other

SECTION 7 – EGGS
Three of one variety

SECTION 8 – CAKES & BREAD
a) Victoria Sponge sandwich with no decoration (supply own stand)
b) One slab of parkin
c) One fruit loaf
d) shortbread
e) One loaf of bread, any kind

SECTION 9 – JAMS/MARMALADE/CHUTNEY
a) One jar of homemade jam, any fruit
b) One jar of homemade marmalade, any kind
c) One jar of homemade chutney, any kind

SECTION 10 – NOVELTY SECTION
a) The longest bean
b) The wonkiest carrot
c) The longest marrow.

SECTION 11 – JUNIOR SECTION
All juniors can enter any of the above categories .
Junior section will be divided into two sections – age 10 and under and 11yrs – 16yrs.
A miniature garden to be staged in a standard sized seed tray approx. 14” x 8”
One plate of four biscuits.