The Venue | Stocksbridge

Welcome to the Venue

Welcome to The Venue | Stocksbridge

The Venue is a thriving Community & Performing Arts hub in Stocksbridge Sheffield  offering the people of the town and  surrounding area  a wide range of performing arts, entertainment , rooms for hire, conference facilities and community event spaces . It  also offers a range of community education, training opportunities and  and an ICT training programme

The Venue  aims to become a creative and social focus for all sectors of the community,  enhance cultural provision and make a valuable contribution to  developing a successful, sustainable community and stimulating the  local economy. 

The Venue Bar is open for events from 7pm it is also open Friday & Saturday from 8.30pm on non event nights 

Reception is open 

Mon- Fri 9.00am - 8.30 pm with the exception of Wednesday when opening times are normally 9 -5 pm 

An answer machine is available outside these times and call backs will be made on the next working day 


Forthcoming Events

Thu 4th October
Dementia cafe
 Lovely, friendly Dementia Cafe - every first Thursday of the month ( Thursday 4th October this month) we host a Dementia cafe from 10am -12 noon - small charge for refreshments - please come along to this supportive and welcoming group for support, advice and companionship - all welcome
 
Fri 19th October
Blood Donors session
Blood donor session today please contact National blood Donors to book your appointment 

Sat 20th October
Indoor Car Boot
Indoor car boot Saturday October 20th 8.15am Stalls £10 each must be booked and paid for in advance 
Cafe serving hot & cold refreshments 
Over 50 stalls 
Free Car Parking 
 
Sat 27th October
The Venue Folk Club presents Gilmore & Roberts

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning song-writing with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk AwardsKatriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008.

Since then, the duo toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.

A Problem Of Our Kind (released 12.10.18) is the fifth studio album from this award-winning folk/roots duo Gilmore & Roberts – their first release since 2016’s live album In Our History, which celebrated a decade of performing together.

 Recorded at the duo’s home in Stocksbridge by co-producer Ben Savage (well-known on the UK roots scene for his own musical output with The Willows and Hannah Sanders), ‘A Problem Of Our Kind’ contains some of the most stripped-back arrangements of Gilmore & Roberts’ career so far, alongside full-tilt band numbers featuring their regular festival rhythm section of Fred Claridge (drums) and Matt Downer (double bass).

Katriona Gilmore grew up in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, learned violin at school and started playing local folk clubs with her guitarist father at the age of 14. Starting her professional career with folk pop sensations Tiny Tin Lady and singer songwriter Rosie Doonan, she was invited to be part of a new lineup of The Albion Band in 2011 and subsequently joined Albion frontman Blair Dunlop on his solo tours. In 2017 Katriona joined established folk-roots band The Willows. Katriona has featured on many acclaimed albums as a session musician and has appeared onstage with such diverse acts as The Troggs, Kim Richey and Matt Berry.

Jamie Roberts was brought up in Barnsley, South Yorkshire in a musical family – his sister Kathryn Roberts is a well-respected singer on the UK folk scene. Jamie joined young English traditionalists Kerfuffle in 2007, formed The Dovetail Trio with Rosie Hood and Matt Quinn in 2014, and joined the critically acclaimed Emily Askew Band in 2016. Alongside his regular projects, he has performed with Nancy Kerr’s Sweet Visitor Band and Blackbeard’s Tea Party amongst others.

‘Hot property’ – fRoots

‘Gilmore & Roberts take English folk and scuff it up with indie rock drama’ – Q Magazine

‘Enthralling...consistently compelling’ – Pure M Magazine

‘Head and shoulders above their contemporaries’ – Rockin’ Magpie


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