EVENTS 

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— Samantha Kelsie, UK Celebrant

The Trust hosts around 30 public activities each year focusing on the Cemetery’s history or its natural environment. We are fortunate to have a range of keen amateurs and experts who volunteer their time to lead these events, supported by volunteers who help organise and ensure that they run as smoothly as possible.

If you want to get a good grounding in the Cemetery’s history, we recommend attending one of our regular history walks on the 1st Sunday of each month.

For most of our events we suggest a minimum donation of £3 to help support the running of the Trust and its activities. Unless otherwise indicated, the meeting place for our events is The Gatehouse at the end of Cemetery Avenue, off Ecclesall Road.

Some of our events can be booked at Eventbrite.

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ART EVENT

The Sketching Spectacle - Love

wednesday 13th february - 7- 9.30pm

The samuel worth chapel

The Sheffield Sketching Spectacle are back after a winter break, and raring to go!

The Sketching Spectacle offers Sheffield sketchers, scribblers and all lovers of art the opportunity to draw models in a range of themed scenes: from classic film tableaux, the recreation of famous paintings, cabaret styles and Halloween ghouls, to Steam Punks, Victorian ladies and topped hatted gents, and mermaids at the bottom of the sea

The theme of this new event for February will be all Love! Cupid will be poised with Her bow, soft music will play, and you can enjoy an evening of art and creativity in our wonderful venue. We are pleased to welcome our guest model for the evening, Penny Lick. She will be enchanting you for the evening as The Embodiment Of Romance.

Take pleasure in spending the evening in the recently restored Samuel Worth Chapel, at the heart of the Sheffield General Cemetery (S11 8NT) However please note that due to this location, it is advised that you bring a torch (or simply your mobile phone) with you on winter nights.

It costs £10 on the door for a place on this relaxing two hour event, and you will be offered refreshments on arrival - choose either tea, coffee, a soft drink or wine. Please do bring your own sketch pad and art materials, although some extras will be available.

Future sketching events are planned, so please keep an eye on the Sketching Spectacle Facebook page for details. We are planning to make this evening monthly, with an entirely new theme each month.
This is a not for profit idea to provide varied sketching opportunities for Sheffield sketchers and a few further afield!

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TOUR

HISTORY WALK - SOLD OUT

SUNDAY 3rd MARCH 2019 - 2PM - 3.30PM

THE GATEHOUSE

Ever wanted to learn more about Sheffield's history? Why not start with a fascinating glimpse into Sheffield's Victorian past on our guided tour of this Grade II* listed historic cemetery. Meet the residents who shaped Sheffield's history, from Mark Firth and Samuel Holberry to the Cole Brothers and George Bassett, and many more. Discover the stories behind some of our 87,000 burials, see the French-inspired catacombs and the listed monuments & structures including the recently restored Samuel Worth Chapel, in this unique and historic Victorian landscaped 'Garden Cemetery'.

The Samuel Worth Chapel will be open throughout the walk and until 4pm for an exhibition and café.

Suggested minimum donation of £3 per person which will be collected at the start of the tour.

Limited numbers so pre-booking is essential!

~ BOOK YOUR FREE TICKET BY CLICKING HERE ~

Dogs welcome - please ensure they are on a lead at all times.

Sensible footwear required, and please note that the Cemetery is located on a hillside with narrow paths. 

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TOUR

Wives and Relicts - Women’s History Tour - SOLD OUT

Saturday 9th march. 1PM

THE GATEHOUSE

Mark International Women’s Day by learning about the lives of women, rich and poor, linked to the Cemetery. Tour ends at the Samuel Worth Chapel pop up cafe which is open until 4pm.

Suggested minimum donation of £3 per person which will be collected at the start of the tour.

Limited numbers so pre-booking is essential!

~ BOOK YOUR FREE TICKET BY CLICKING HERE ~

Dogs welcome - please ensure they are on a lead at all times.

Sensible footwear required, and please note that the Cemetery is located on a hillside with narrow paths. 

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TOUR

Geology Tour with Peter Kennett - Marking British Science Week - SOLD OUT

Saturday 9th march 2019 - 2 - 3.30pm

THE GATEHOUSE

This popular science tour gives a fascinating insight into the rocks and stones found in the Cemetery, its buildings and monuments. The tour ends at the Samuel Worth Chapel pop up cafe which is open until 4pm.

Suggested minimum donation of £3 per person which will be collected at the start of the tour.

Limited numbers so pre-booking is essential!

~ BOOK YOUR FREE TICKET BY CLICKING HERE ~

Dogs welcome - please ensure they are on a lead at all times.

Sensible footwear required, and please note that the Cemetery is located on a hillside with narrow paths. 

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ART EVENT

The Sketching Spectacle

Thursday 14th march 7- 9.30pm

The samuel worth chapel


The Sketching Spectacle offers Sheffield sketchers, scribblers and all lovers of art the opportunity to draw models in a range of themed scenes: from classic film tableaux, the recreation of famous paintings, cabaret styles and Halloween ghouls, to Steam Punks, Victorian ladies and topped hatted gents, and mermaids at the bottom of the sea

Take pleasure in spending the evening in the recently restored Samuel Worth Chapel, at the heart of the Sheffield General Cemetery (S11 8NT) However please note that due to this location, it is advised that you bring a torch (or simply your mobile phone) with you on winter nights.

It costs £10 on the door for a place on this relaxing two hour event, and you will be offered refreshments on arrival - choose either tea, coffee, a soft drink or wine. Please do bring your own sketch pad and art materials, although some extras will be available.

Future sketching events are planned, so please keep an eye on the Sketching Spectacle Facebook page for details. We are planning to make this evening monthly, with an entirely new theme each month.
This is a not for profit idea to provide varied sketching opportunities for Sheffield sketchers and a few further afield!

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ART EVENT

The Sketching Spectacle

wednesday 17th april 7- 9.30pm

The samuel worth chapel


The Sketching Spectacle offers Sheffield sketchers, scribblers and all lovers of art the opportunity to draw models in a range of themed scenes: from classic film tableaux, the recreation of famous paintings, cabaret styles and Halloween ghouls, to Steam Punks, Victorian ladies and topped hatted gents, and mermaids at the bottom of the sea

Take pleasure in spending the evening in the recently restored Samuel Worth Chapel, at the heart of the Sheffield General Cemetery (S11 8NT) However please note that due to this location, it is advised that you bring a torch (or simply your mobile phone) with you on winter nights.

It costs £10 on the door for a place on this relaxing two hour event, and you will be offered refreshments on arrival - choose either tea, coffee, a soft drink or wine. Please do bring your own sketch pad and art materials, although some extras will be available.

Future sketching events are planned, so please keep an eye on the Sketching Spectacle Facebook page for details. We are planning to make this evening monthly, with an entirely new theme each month.
This is a not for profit idea to provide varied sketching opportunities for Sheffield sketchers and a few further afield!