Astonishing goldfinch lantern making workshop today at Abbeyfield with Patrick Amber for Beacons Lantern Festival on Saturday 12 October 2019 at 17.45 on Parkwood Springs.
Two tours of Abbeyfield House by Tim Neal were held recently organised through the good graces of Graham Jones.
On the 22nd September there was a tour called “Living and dying in Burngreave” . The Abbeyfield element was a section of a walk organised as part of Heritage Open Days/ Sheffield Walking Festival. They were a mix of people including those who grew up in Burngreave in the 1940’s and those who had very little previous knowledge of the area. Some of them had come from outside Sheffield to take part in the festival’s events. They were all amazed at what they found there.
One of the visitors, on being shown the old stone sink we had when clearing out the back of the house declared confidently that it was a SLOP STONE.
An earlier walk on 7th September was run by Graham Hague from the Sheffield Victorian Society. The walk started at Abbeyfield Park went down Pitsmoor Road, Nottingham St and Andover St to Ellesmere Road. This walk co-incided with one of People’s Kitchen Pitsmoor events and the group were delighted, I’m sure, to taste Lyn’s superb baking as well as enjoying an informal introduction to the Abbeyfield House.
People’s Kitchen Pitsmoor have organised their next event this coming Saturday. Environment Day will be a heady mix of plant sales, music, stalls & refreshments. We will also be hosting Greentop circus who will be running some circus skills workshops on the day. It will be running from 12pm until 4 pm and it’s completely free. Do pop along if you can.
Jonathan Turner who made portraits last year in Abbeyfield Park is back on Saturday 5th May 1.30 -3.30 with the ‘Sunday Best’ project (even though it’s saturday…).
This is what he’s written:
A new date for our event Saturday 05/05/18 1:30-3:30
CLAY OVEN BUILDING & ROMA FLATBREAD!
Dagmara will show us how to make traditional Roma flatbread, and local Artist Victoria Dawes will guide us through building a portable wood fired clay oven. We will use the oven to cook breads from around the world at future sessions. FREE ALL WELCOME!