2017-08

StChads

Impact August/September 2017

August/September 2017

WOODSEATS • SHEFFIELD


WELCOME to Impact - the magazine of St Chad’s Church,

Woodseats. Impact is published every two months and distributed

to over 5,000 homes in S8.

St Chad’s Church is committed to serving you - the people of

Woodseats, Beauchief and Chancet Wood. To find out more about

St Chad’s, visit our website at www.stchads.org or call the church

office on 0114 274 5086.

Here’s where to find us:

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When it comes to movies, what’s your thing?

Are you a rom-com fan, a sci-fi buff, a

thriller thrill-seeker, or do you prefer action

movies such as one of the many recent

comic-book-superhero offerings? I have to

admit that I am partial to a bit of escapism in the form of

Batman, Superman and Spiderman, but none of these

match up to the recent excellent Wonder Woman movie

(if you’ve not seen it yet, give it a go!). Yes, I know they

don’t compare to the ‘classics’, but it was a breath of

fresh air to enjoy a fi lm where the woman sorted out the

bad guys and saved the day – my apologies if that’s a

bit of a spoiler for you.

What makes a really good fi lm? Is it the CGI effects,

the music, the scenery, the plot line, a favourite actor

or actress or something else? One of my fi rst cinematic

experiences as a child was to see Disney’s Bambi in the 1970s and

I can remember loving the sheer magic of the beautiful animation.

Going to the cinema in those days was a rare treat. Last Christmas

my parents bought me the best present ever – one of those unlimited

cinema cards – so throughout this year I’m sure that the cinema has

made a loss as I’ve been to see just about every new fi lm that’s come

out (well, the superhero and sci-fi fi lms anyway). My unlimited card

only permits one person, so for most of the fi lms I’ve seen this year I’ve

gone on my own. Going to the cinema is great, but I have to admit that

going on my own just isn’t the same as sharing the experience with

someone else.

So what is it that makes a really good fi lm? I wonder if it’s having

someone to hold onto during scary moments, sharing the laughs and

tears, and talking about it even days later when you remember funny or

sad or exciting moments from the fi lm. I wonder if what makes a really

good movie is not just the fi lm itself but rather enjoying it in company.

Just like real life I suppose.

At St Chad’s we have recently been delighted to host a number of

Film Club evenings which have been hugely popular. If you enjoy a

good fi lm, why not come along and share the experience with others in

good company? As you read through the rest of this magazine you will

see that at St Chad’s, your local parish church, there are lots of events

and activities for all ages, such as the Natter coffee morning for anyone

over 50 on Tuesdays from 10.15-11.15am. If natter or movies are not

your thing and you are looking for a quiet space to refl ect and pray, you

are more than welcome to come into St Chad’s during the week when it

is open. Why not join us at one of our Sunday services where you can

hear about the greatest story ever told, and share the experience in

company with others? Maybe we’ll see you soon.

Daren Craddock, Lay Reader

St Chad’s Church, Woodseats

August/September 2017

WOODSEATS • SHEFFIELD

At the Movies

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Offi ce: Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Are you looking for

a room to hold your

party or meeting?

St Chad’s Church has

two rooms available for

hire at 56 Abbey Lane

Call 0114 274 5086 for details

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Offi ce: Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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What do you call

a man with cat

scratches on his

head?

Claude!

What do you call a

woman with poles

either side of her?

Annette!

What do you call a

man with a stamp on

his head?

Frank!

A little girl was at

home when her

teacher arrived to

pay a visit.

“Are your parents in?”

asked the teacher

when the girl opened

the door.

“They was in but

they is out now,” she

replied.

“They WAS in? They

IS out?” exclaimed

the teacher. “Where’s

your grammar?”

“Oh, she’s in the front

room watching the

telly!” said the girl.

“Hi Noah, we heard you were only taking

creatures if they were in pears.”

Why did the

orange stop

rolling down the

hill?

It ran out of juice!

Patient: Doctor, I’m really

nervous. This is my first

operation.

Doctor: Don’t worry. Mine

too.

A talking sheepdog

gathered all his

farmer’s sheep into the

pen: “All 40 accounted

for,” he said.

“But I only have 38

sheep,” said the

farmer.

“I know,” said the dog.

“But I rounded

them up.”

Fun and Laughs

Anderson Tree Services

Bill Anderson

131 Holmhirst Road

Sheffield S8 0GW

Telephone: 0114 274 9101

Email: thujopsis@aol.com 274 5061

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Offi ce: Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Miraculous and loving interventions

Make Your Own Wednesdays

helped Yun for example jumping over

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

a ten foot wall; walking through the

10am-12.30pm

open doors of a high security prison

Fun family craft drop-in sessions.

unobserved and walking after his legs

Normal admission applies – adults

were so severely broken (he was told

£4, concessions £3, children free.

he would be crippled for life after this

punishment).

August 4

Whatever Yun experienced, God

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repeatedly demonstrated his

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faithfulness never leaving him or his

10am-12.30pm

family to cope alone. We will

Drop in to play modern table top

probably never experience this kind of

games with a twist. For ages eight

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and over (or five and over with an

to the incredible power of God and his

adult).

Holy Spirit.

This is a free activity for children

Sian Mann

with a Sheffield Children’s

What’s On

If you have an event you would like

to see included in our What’s On

section, email impact@stchads.org

February 21

University Half-term passport Environmental to learning.

For Activities more details go to sheffield.

gov.uk/cu Meersbrook Park Walled Garden

10.30am-12.30pm

August Make bird 6, 27 feeders, and 28bird boxes and

Abbeydale bird ID. Activities Miniature for 8-13 Railway year olds.

Abbeydale Call 0114 Road 263 South 4335.

1-5pm

The February regular 27 open days at

Abbeydale Miniature Railway. The

Wild Designs: Pyrography

August 6 event is a Teddy Bears’

Picnic

Ecclesall

with

Woods

all ticket

Sawmill

proceeds

to 11am-2pm Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Charity. Learn how to create designs in

wood using a pyrograph (heated

August needle). 18Booking is essential.

Dronfield Call 0114 Hall 283 Barn: 9195. A Hidden

Gem

Greenhill March 6 Library

7pm Junk Boat Race

A Millhouses talk by Maria Park Smith on Dronfield

Hall 11am Barn – a stone agricultural

building Using your set back engineering from High skills, Street some

in Dronfield which dates back to

the early 18th century.

August 20

Open Day

Woodseats Allotment Society

10.30am-4pm

There will be plots to visit, homegrown

fruit and vegetables for

sale and children’s activities. Also,

there will be a pop-up up café on

the society’s Community Allotment

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10am to 12 noon

On the last Saturday of each month.

Bring & Buy (new items)

Handicrafts Home Baking

0114 453 4716

email: office@stchads.org

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Send details of your event to impact@stchads.org or write to: Impact,

St Chad‟s Church Offices, 15 Camping Lane, Sheffield S8 0GB.

CROWN GREEN BOWLING:

Health The De Walks La Salle club is looking

Mondays for new members – 10am: and Graves is offering Park.

Meet two at free the sessions. Animal Farm You can car park;

Tuesdays

borrow the


bowls.

10.30am:

Just turn

Ecclesall

up,

with flat shoes, at 6.30pm any

Woods. Meet at Abbeydale

Monday evening or 10.30am

Industrial

any Thursday.

Hamlet;

You will be very

Thursdays welcome.The – 10.30am: club is located next

Lowedges. door to Beauchief Meet at the Hall, Community off Abbey

Wing, Lane. Lowedges Junior School.

Call For more 0114 information 203 9337. phone Alan

Haigh on 0114 230 3070.

National Council for Divorced,

Single September and Widowed 8, 9, 10

Tuesdays Heritage 8-11pm Open Days

Norton Beauchief Country Abbey Club

Club Friday offering and Saturday, friendship 11am-4pm and social

activities. Sunday, 1pm-4pm

Call Magdalen on 0114

2394326. September 9

Book Sale

January 36 Crawshaw 30 - February Grove, Beauchief 5

AEGON 10am-12pm British Tennis Tour

Graves Second-hand Tennis and books Leisure for sale Centre in

World

aid of

ranked

the Alzheimer’s

players compete

Society.

alongside

Donations

local

of good

Sheffield

condition

players.

paperback novels or biographies

Call 0114 283 9900.

are welcome.

February

September

5

10 and 24

Book Abbeydale Sale Miniature Railway

36 Abbeydale Crawshaw Road Grove, South Beauchief

10am-12pm 1-5pm

Good The regular quality second-hand open days at books

for Abbeydale sale in aid Miniature of the Alzheimer‟s Railway.

Society. Donations of paperback

novels September or biographies 10 in good

condition Farmers’ are and welcome Artisan (but Market not

larger Greenhill books Library due to space

limitations). 10am-4pm

February

September

5

10

Free

Heritage

Environmental

Open Days

Activities

Abbeydale Picture House

Millhouses Park

Tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

10.30am-12.30pm

Free guided tours by historian

Obstacle

Mike Higginbottom

course and

who

stream

will talk

dipping

about the

activities

history

for

of

8

the

- 13

building

year

olds.

Call 0114 263 4335.

and its current revival project.

Booking is not required but there

February will be limited 8-12 places.

Jamaica Inn

Ecclesall September All 10 Saints Church Hall

7.30pm Heritage Open Days

A Abbeydale play presented Industrial by Ecclesall Hamlet

Theatre 11am-4pm Company. Tickets: £5.

Join Call the 0114 Totley 230 Local 8842. History

Group to discover more about the

February lives of the 12 families of Abbeydale

Free Hamlet,1740-1933. Environmental Free Activities entry

Millhouses to the Heritage Park Open Days

1.30-3.30pm

event in the Learning Centre

and Waterwheels Cafe. Normal

Nature quiz trail, stream dipping

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and bug hunting activities for 8 - 13

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February St Chad’s 12 Church

Free 9.30am-3pm Environmental Activities

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10.30am-12.30pm

the work and talents of the

Nature community. quiz trail, Come stream along dipping and enter

and – even bug if hunting this is your activities first year for 8 of - 13

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The Call cost 0114 is £1 235 per 6348. adult entrant,

50p per child under 12. Bring

February your entries 20 between 9.30 and

Why 10.30am. Not Try Viewing A Bike is from 12.30-

Greenhil 2.30pm and Park there will be a sale

10am-2pm of produce after 3pm. For more

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Greenhill

visit stchads.org/haveagoshow

Park. The rangers will

provide a bike, helmet and

September 17

instruction. Meet at the Bowls

Nether Edge Farmers’ Market

Pavilion, Stalls, entertainment Greenhill Park. and various

Booking activities is held essential. in the streets around

the Call old 0114 Nether 283 Edge 9195. Market Place.

Beauchief Abbey Abbey holds holds a variety a

of variety services of services. and anyone For is more

welcome information to attend. see page For 9. more

details see the Abbey notice

board.

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Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

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A New Cinema Experience

Surely not another one?!

Yet another cinema has

opened its doors here in

Sheffield, but what makes

this one so different?

The Light Cinema Experience

opened a couple of months ago as

part of The Moor redevelopment.

As the UK’s fastest growing

cinema operator, we hope to bring

back the hustle and bustle the area

saw many years ago.

The nine-screen, state-ofthe-art

venue offers all the

usual blockbusters as well as

independent films and the latest

live productions from the world of

theatre, ballet, opera and music.

Its Green Room café bar also

serves local products such as Our

Cow Molly ice-cream, True North

ale and gin and Kelham Island

beer. It’s the perfect place to grab

a drink after work, meet friends for

a cocktail or grab a fresh baristamade

coffee on your lunch break.

You can take all your food and

drink into the film with you. This

is great if you want to make the

most of The Light’s speciality food

offerings including gourmet hot

dogs, handmade waffles and local

bakery products.

The seats inside the auditoriums

were specially designed for The

Light Sheffield and offer maximum

comfort by having the ability to

recline. They also have tables

attached so you can have all your

cinema essentials right at hand,

whilst having plenty of leg room for

you to stretch out and relax.

The VIP experience continues

with the friendly team who

personally introduce all the films

and are at hand to answer any

questions guests may have. Be

warned some of their introductions

have been known to be gatecrashed

by characters from the

films themselves, with Captain

Jack Sparrow causing havoc at the

release of the most recent Pirates

of the Caribbean film.

With the local area very much at

its heart, the cinema hosts many

events for the community. Doc/

Fest saw the cinema host 44 of

its screenings and sponsor 400 of

their volunteers. The cinema also

supports charities, schools and

other good causes.

The Light already offers subtitled

and audio-described films and will

soon introduce dementia, autism

and baby-friendly screenings.

Free online mylight membership

allows guests to get cheaper

tickets as well as all the latest

news and offers. There are

discounts for students, the elderly

and members of the armed forces/

emergency services with a Blue

Light Card or equivalent. The

cinema also accepts the CEA card

permitting disabled holders to have

a carer accompany them for free.

The Light’s paid for monthly

INFINITY card allows holders to

see as many films as they’d like

and gives access to exclusive

screenings, events and a 25%

discount on food and drink. Find

out more at sheffield.lightcinemas.

co.uk, follow @LightSheffield on

Twitter or search Light Cinema

Sheffield on Facebook.

Shannon Cooke

The Light Cinema Experience

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Is your child aged

between two-and-a-half and

school age?

St Chad’s

Pre-school

Monday to Friday

opposite Abbey Lane School

56 Abbey Lane, Woodseats S8 0BP

NOW OPEN UNTIL 3:15 ON CERTAIN WEEK DAYS!

Currently opening until 3:15 on Wednesdays, Summer term will see more

afternoon openings! Call Claire our Manager for more information.

• A fun and exciting environment for your child

• Experienced and qualified staff

• Learning through play to help your child reach their potential

• Free early learning funding for eligible children

Rated Good by Early Years Ofsted 2016

A member of the Pre-school Learning Alliance

Call in for an information pack

or ring 07526 100755

Here’s how little it costs

to advertise in

Adverts are priced

at the following rates for

one year (six editions):

1/8 page: £110

1/6 page: £155

1/4 page: £225

1/2 page: £445

Full page: £915

Call St Chad’s Church office on

0114 274 5086

or email

impact@stchads.org

for more information

email info@beauchiefabbey.org.uk

August & September 2017

(Sunday Services are based on the

book of common prayer and

refreshments are served afterwards).

Holy Communion Services at 11am

6th, 13th & 27th August 2017

3rd, 10th,24th September 2017

Evensong Services at 3pm :

20th August & 17th September 2017

All Welcome

Our Services are based on the

Book of Common Prayer.

Refreshments are served afterwards

View of Beauchief Abbey Chapel

Beauchief Abbey Lane, S8 7BD

Heritage Open Days

....come & explore this hidden gem

8th & 9th Sept 11am - 4pm

10th Sept 1pm - 4pm

Beauchief Abbey sits within a

peaceful site and is surrounded

by ancient parkland.

Noted to be the oldest building in

Sheffield the Abbey is

scheduled as an ancient monument.

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Offi ce: Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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A relaxed and friendly place for a chat

Coffee morning for anyone over 50

Tuesdays 10.15 Tuesdays -11.15am, 10.15 starting -11.15am

25th April 2017

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

No table games, no speakers,

just a good cuppa and a natter!

WOODSEATS • SHEFFIELD

For more information, contact the church office on 274 5086

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Offi ce: Linden Avenue, Sheffi eld S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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email: offi ce@stchads.org

website: www.stchads.org


This year National

Allotments week from

August 14-20 has

Growing the Movement

as its theme.

Woodseats Allotment Society is

supporting the National Society of

Allotments and Leisure Gardens

by opening its site to the public on

Sunday August 20 from 10.30am

until 4pm. This year, as before,

there will be plots to visit, homegrown

fruit and vegetables for

sale and children’s activities.

And back by popular request

will be the pop-up up café in the

heart of the site on the society’s

Community Allotment plots. This

little oasis boasts room for several

picnic tables on the vine terrace –

ideal for relaxing with a cuppa and

a piece of cake or a scone. It also

has six terraces under cultivation

to explore. One of the terraces

is managed by St Chad’s Scout

group. You will be surprised at the

variety of vegetables they have

grown in the short time they have

had to develop this space!

The society’s Community

Allotment plots are used by

members for meetings, teamashing

and socialising. In

keeping with the theme of

Growing the Movement, having

this facility for use as a social hub

has helped us grow the society’s

membership to the point where

we are one of the most dynamic

and interactive allotment societies

in Sheffield.

You don’t have to be a tenant

on the Woodseats site to become

a member and to enjoy benefits

such as discounted horticultural

supplies and seeds. Tenants

from other allotment sites are

welcome to join, and often do,

and local residents can join as

home gardeners for an annual

subscription of just £4.

We are delighted that the

community orchard at the

Camping Lane entrance is

showing signs of bearing fruit.

Once the fruit is fully ripe you are

very welcome to help yourselves

to some apples and pears – it was

planted for the community after

all – partially to tidy the area, but

mainly to provide some local free

fresh fruit. We are very happy

that some families in particular

have made use of the picnic

area in the Abbey Lane orchard.

Thanks to terrific support from a

small number of volunteers, this

area has been transformed from

a jungle of nettles, brambles,

Japanese knotweed and ivy

to a safe and pleasant space

over a two-year period. We very

much believe that Growing the

Movement means involving the

community by improving their

facilities. This is a little gem that

not many people know about.

Feel free to spread the word.

Please join us on Sunday

August 20 and come and support

your local allotment society.

Look for the advertising

banners at the Abbey Lane and

Camping Lane entrances, or

visit our website www.woodseats

allotmentsociety.btck.co.uk

Sue Lee, Treasurer,

Woodseats Allotment Society

Growing the Movement

St Chad’s Church, Linden Avenue, Woodseats

Church Office: Linden Avenue, Sheffield S8 0GA

Tel: (0114) 274 5086

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Call St Chad’s Church office on

0114 274 5086

or email

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for more information

The Showroom Cinema has

been open now for over 22

years. In Europe, this kind of

cinema might be known as

‘art-house’ or often referred

to as a cultural cinema, but the term

that best encapsulates all aspects

of this Sheffi eld-based organisation

is independent. A registered charity,

the Showroom prides itself on a fi rm

spirit of independence – setting it

apart from the many other cinemas

that make up Sheffi eld’s big screen

offer. All fi lms are hand-selected,

programmed in-house and chosen to

both provide titles that will be popular

and in-demand but also to highlight

the unknown, the different and

sometimes the more challenging.

When people think of independent

fi lm it is harder to defi ne – in its

most literal sense this refers to

fi lms made outside of the major

studio-system in Hollywood, and

to a lesser extent it also means

non-mainstream. However, when

independent cinemas are discussed,

the term has come to describe a

boutique experience with luxury

touches and high pricing. It is very

important to me, and to many industry

colleagues that independence reasserts

its true meaning and that the

truly independent elements of our

businesses are writ large.

The Showroom’s programme

is one of the broadest and most

diverse in the country, with over 550

different fi lms from over 50 countries.

This breadth of choice is curated

in-house and often in partnership

with local organisations, community

groups, festivals and of course both

of Sheffi eld’s great universities. This

commitment to partnership working is

another element that is made possible

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through the independent nature of

programming at the Showroom.

When the variety of ways that

people watch fi lm seems to grow

all the time and the competition

for the attention of audiences on

screens of all sizes is increasingly

fi erce, it is more important than

ever that the experience of

watching a fi lm, in the company

of others, on a big screen, in a

dark room, without interruption is

treasured. It is equally vital that the

wealth of wonderful international

cinema is brought to these big

screens – providing glimpses of

other stories, cultures, experiences

and histories.

Sheffi eld’s fi lm culture is thriving,

with new cinemas, major festivals,

a strong community sector and

many pop-up screenings. Long

may the spirit of independence

remain in our city’s well-loved

venues, events and organisations

as they continue to enrich the

cultural life of its people.

Joan Parsons

Senior Programmer, The

Showroom

The Spirit of Independence

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My Experiences in Film-M

It all began in 1988. I was teaching

RE in a large secondary school and

thought it would be great to take

some teenagers to the Holy Land.

So I went with some RE teachers

on an exploratory visit, borrowing the

school’s video camera. With help

from my son, I cobbled together some

footage, added some sound and

convinced 22 others to join me for a trip

the following year. I filmed their exploits

– from visiting the Dome of the Rock, to

snorkelling in the Red Sea, to sleeping

on the beach, camel riding in the desert

and climbing Mount Sinai. On their

return all the kids wanted a VHS copy.

With encouraging comments, I started

making films for my teaching using my

own camcorder. But I was never satisfied

with the quality. Analogue editing was a

nightmare, so when digital came along I

invested in a new editing suite.

Retiring early, I couldn’t find another

job, so my wife, Ann, encouraged me to

look for filming opportunities. I sent out a

questionnaire to 50 missionary societies

(I really wanted to travel a bit too). In

the end, one society took

me on and in 1998 I went to Uganda,

Rwanda and Burundi to make them a

promotional film. I ended up making ten!

I found living alongside local people with

different cultures enthralling.

That was the first of many trips abroad

– 12 countries in Africa alone, besides

Europe, South America and Asia. I’ve

spent time with nomads in Mali, secret

believers in Yemen, travelled across

Pakistan’s North-West Frontier and

crossed the Andes in an aircraft cockpit,

filming the work of hospitals, schools and

churches.

My aim is always to promote the

Gospel through Christian agencies so

people in the UK can support them.

Since the recession my work has

become more home-based. I’ve

produced a promotional film for a

Sheffield Special school, a college

for those with learning difficulties and

recently one for South Yorkshire’s

Restorative Justice project. Nowadays

the demand is mostly for shorties to

upload to social media or websites.

Any outstanding

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-Making

experiences? Many, but one

memorable occasion stands out. Being

in Rwanda four years after the genocide

showed me the legacies of war. An

amazing 80 year old was providing

shelter and support for the many

widows. One afternoon she was having

one of her ‘meetings’ which I fi lmed.

Over 50 widows were singing and

dancing rhythmically. It was vibrant, loud

and fun! And then I saw her. A lady, with

an upturned, radiant face, was twirling

around to the music. Looking closer, I

notice she was gyrating on a wooden

leg. I was moved to tears. How could

someone who had lost family, house and

health, be so full of joy and exuberance?

I found out later, she had recently asked

Jesus into her life and now she lived to

praise Him with her new-found Christian

family. Events like these make my work

so rewarding!

For examples of my work see

www.jftvideoproductions.co.uk or

JeremyThornton1 on YouTube.

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Morning Prayers

Morning Prayers

Morning Prayers

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayers

Evening Prayers

Evening Prayers

Monday to Thursday at 9am

Monday to Thursday at 9am

Monday to Thursday at 9am

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Monday to Thursday at 5pm

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I

know that many short

films have been made in

Sheffield, either as features

or for publicity purposes, but,

searching on our old friends

Google and Wikipedia, I could only

find around a dozen full-length

movies made in our city.

The earliest was Hard Steel

starring Wilfred Lawson and made

in 1942, about a steel worker

who takes over the factory. Later

offerings included Alan Bennett’s

The History Boys and When

Saturday Comes featuring Sean

Bean as a footballer.

In 1984 Threads was made in

Sheffield and went out on TV,

showing the effects of nuclear war.

I remember that it had a profound

effect on me at the time. Perhaps it

should be shown again.

However, by far the most famous

feature to come out of our city was,

of course The Full Monty, made

in 1997. It still entertains after all

these years and has been adapted

into a musical and a stage play.

It was the highest grossing film in

the UK until Titanic was released.

I’m sure everybody is aware of the

plot, but the underlying theme was,

of course, the demise of Sheffield

and its industry and the plight

of the unemployed. Although a

comedy, it highlighted some very

serious political and social issues.

In contrast, in 1981 a film called

Looks and Smiles was released.

It was directed by Ken Loach,

who made the successful Kes

and, recently, I, Daniel Blake.

Now, I am a big Ken Loach fan,

but I had never heard of this film!

This was probably because it was

one of Ken’s biggest flops. Looks

and Smiles was about one man’s

struggle in Mrs Thatcher’s Britain.

Although the film won an award at

the Cannes festival, it then sank

without trace. It was filmed in black

and white, in Sheffield, using real

dialect, which the Americans could

not understand. Ken Loach films

often have to have subtitles in the

USA.

So, here we have two movies,

both made in Sheffield and which

cover similar ground. The Full

Monty was a success because

it used comedy, was brash, had

lots of music and dance, but still

made the important points about

poverty and unemployment. In

contrast Looks and Smiles was,

according to one film critic, a

depressing film about a depressing

theme. Ken Loach himself has

damned this earlier work and has

perhaps used that experience

in making the successful and

thought-provoking Daniel Blake,

which brings Full Monty up to date

and shows us that some people

are still struggling to survive.

Loach, however, in the later film,

which switches from Sheffield

to Newcastle, uses

colourful characters

and some comedy

to make his point.

Going south

from Sheffield,

we find

ourselves in

Derbyshire and

the Peak District.

Countless movies

have been filmed

on the moorland and

in the many stately homes,

including Chatsworth. When

visiting Hardwick Hall recently it

was interesting to see the whole

list of TV programmes and films

shot there. Perhaps an idea for a

future article!

David Manning

Made in Sheffield

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From Films on the Field t

Some of you will remember me

from nine years ago when my

dad, Matthew Porter, was vicar

at St Chad’s. You probably saw

me playing in the worship band or

operating the AV desk, or perhaps called

upon me to try and help fix something

technical when my dad wasn’t around. I

grew up at St Chad’s and really enjoyed

being part of the community. Since

December 2008 I’ve been living in York,

I took my A levels and spent five years

playing in bands. I am now a director at a

film company called Hewitt & Walker.

I’ve been making short videos since I

was eight or nine years old, borrowing

my parents’ camcorder and filming myself

and my brothers in the garden or on the

church field. We’d make really bad karate

videos where we’d all have to fight in

slow motion, and then we’d speed it up

after so it looked like we were really well

choreographed, and alien films where

we’d explore the attic in the vicarage and

the church basement. Later I’d spend

summer holidays at Millhouses Park,

skateboarding and rollerblading and

filming myself and my friends.

I never saw any of this turning into a

career, it was just a bit of fun to pass the

time. One day we even filmed ourselves

having a race to see who could eat a

whole lemon the fastest, with the loser

getting the remaining lemons thrown

at them by the winners. Being the

cameraman I kept stopping to change

camera angle and, of course, lost.

The main thing I learnt from these short

videos is that you need to make sure what

you’re filming is interesting. You can have

the best camera in the world, but if what

you’re pointing it at isn’t interesting then it

won’t look very good!

The most important thing to think about

when you are filming is where your light

is coming from. Many people just turn the

camera on and start shooting what is in

front of them, but this is like setting up a

microphone in a crowded room and hitting

record. People need to be able to clearly

make out what it is you are trying to show

them. Always focus on one subject at a

time, which will involve either moving your

subject to make use of available light, or

by moving your light into the right place to

light your subject. Never shoot against a

source of light such as a window, as it will

make your subject look like they’re floating

in white space. If you’re shooting people,

most of the time you will want even light

across their face, to reduce shadows

and make them look healthier and more

beautiful.

Colour is very important when filming,

so be aware of the colour of your subject

and background. If you’re filming a person

then it’s better to put them against a

background that’s different to the clothing

they are wearing, and also try to avoid

backgrounds that are wooden or yellow/

peach colours as they will blend in with

the colour of skin. The further away

from the background you can bring your

subject the better your shot will look, as it

creates more depth. You don’t want to put

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your subject right up against a wall as it

will look flat and boring, so where possible

use three-dimensional space to your

advantage.

If you need any audio then it’s always

best to get your microphone as close to

the subject as possible. The further away

you are the more background noise you

will pick up. If you have the option of using

even a cheap external mic rather than

the inbuilt microphone on the camera

then that will allow you to position it more

effectively.

All of these points are rough guidelines

for what you will want to aim for 90% of

the time. There will be occasions where

you may choose to do something different

for a particular reason, or where it isn’t

possible to follow every rule.

I was recently back in Sheffield filming

a show at Theatre Delicatessen in the old

Woolworths store and due to the nature

of live theatre there wasn’t much I could

control in terms of lighting or moving the

actors. I had one attempt to film the entire

80-minute performance. Having not seen

the show before I didn’t know which way

the characters were going to move, so

in this instance I used a second camera

to record the whole room on a wide

angle lens. I then used another camera

to record close-ups, which I could walk

around with to capture different angles.

It’s relatively easy to sync up footage

using available computer editing software,

just make sure you have a visual and

audible point of reference in every clip so

you know where to join them.

Most of my work nowadays is in

creating online marketing videos for

brands and organisations. We do a lot of

work in the tourism sector capturing visitor

attractions and events, and also with more

corporate business clients who want shots

of their premises, products and team.

It’s important to remember that not

everyone feels comfortable on camera,

so it’s always best to get to know people

before you point a camera in their face.

Filmmaking, like anything creative, is

a continuous process of trial and error.

You can spend ages reading about it,

but the best way is to simply have a go.

You will learn by putting yourself in new

situations and by not being afraid to make

mistakes. Find one or two other people

that are also interested in filming and start

conversations with them. Send them your

work, get them to send you theirs, and

make suggestions on things to try out

next time. I started a film and photography

collective in York which now has over 50

members. We head out once a month to

take photos and videos of an area of York,

and it’s invaluable to have this community

of people to bounce ideas off and get

feedback from.

I hope this has given you a few ideas

to either get started or improve your

filming. If you’d like to contact me, my

email is ben@hewittandwalker.com. To

see any of my work you can head over

to www.hewittandwalker.com and I’m on

Instagram @benporteryork.

Ben Porter

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Where’s

That From?

A Blockbuster

Meaning – a show, film or book which is

a “smash hit”, having outstanding popular

appeal and often proving to be a great

fi nancial success.

Derived from – a type of bomb, invented

and used by the Royal Air Force in air

raids during the Second World War.

These bombs were huge, weighing

up to 2,000lbs and capable of causing

enormous devastation. The Germans

called them “blockbusters” because they

were so destructive, having the capability

to obliterate entire blocks of buildings

when dropped on their cities. After the war

and the cessation of bombing, the word

naturally changed its connotation and is

much in use today, though it’s doubtful how

many people would associate the modern

“wow factor” it describes with the original

lethal one.

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What do you remember

most about going

to the pictures? Is

it the films you saw,

the picture palaces,

the people you went with or what

you got up to on the back row?

For me, I think it’s probably

the picture houses, ranging from

the truly palatial Gaumont (still

called The Regent by many) to

my local ‘flea pit’, the Carlton on

the Arbourthorne Estate. The

Gaumont opened as The Regent

on Boxing Day 1927 and in its

heyday seated 2,300 people. The

cafe/restaurant was the place to

be seen and having afternoon

tea there used to make me feel

like a princess. It was decorated

in a Georgian style with panelled

walls and an ornate ceiling and I

seem to remember a Palm Court

orchestra. The Gaumont had

the only proper cinema organ

in Sheffield, an all-singing, alldancing

instrument which sounded

like a full orchestra. The Gaumont

showed all the best films until the

Odeon opened in 1956, where

films were shown in Tod-AO,

notably South Pacific, Cleopatra

and The Sound of Music. Other

picture houses in town included

the Cinema House, the ABC and

the Hippodrome. A much older

venue was the Albert Hall, next

to the Gaumont where John

Lewis is now. This was built as a

concert hall in 1873 but became a

cinema in 1927. The building was

destroyed by fire in 1937.

Another long-gone cinema,

perhaps my favourite, was the

News Theatre in the 1940s and

50s. This had started life as

the Electra in 1911 and became

the Classic in 1962. I spent

many happy Saturday mornings

watching cartoons, cowboys and

newsreels for about 6d (2½p).

Programmes were continuous

from about 11am until late at

night. The cinema finally closed in

November 1982.

Of course, most of us only went

into town on special occasions or

to see special films. Usually we

went to one of the local cinemas.

Many of these have now vanished

without trace but the facades of

a few, like the Woodseats Palace

(now Wetherspoons) and the

Lansdowne on London Road (now

Sainsbury’s) are still recognisable.

One London Road cinema which

has disappeared is the Heeley

Palace, which can claim fame for

having the legendary Reginald

Dixon as musical director, playing

both the piano and the organ

for silent films. Reginald was

born in Sheffield, in Walkley, and

learned the craft of organ playing

at Cemetery Road Congregational

Church. He was able to practice

on the Wurlitzer at the Regent and

from 1930 to 1970 was known as

Mr Blackpool, playing the Tower

Ballroom instrument. Surely a

local boy made good!

Looking at photographs of long

lost cinemas brings back a host

of memories. During the late

1930s there were more than 60

picture palaces in Sheffield and,

particularly during the Second

World War, they provided a vital

service by keeping us up to date

with the news and providing

escapism from the horrors of war.

It has been said that the cinema

is dying, being superseded by

TV and modern technology. But,

just maybe, like books, live music

and vinyl records, it could make a

glorious comeback.

Sylvia Bennett

Going To The Pictures

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Are you getting ready for our

Have A Go Show? We invited

you to have a go at growing,

sewing, knitting, baking, jammaking

and much more – and

the day will soon be here for you to

display the results.

There’s still time before our show on

September 16 so go on....have a go!

Bring your entries to St Chad’s between

9.30 and 10.30am. Viewing is from 12.30-

The aim of the Have a Go show is

to display the work and talents of

the local community. Everyone is

encouraged to enter even if this is

your first year of growing, making

and baking, especially if you have

never entered a show before.

Judging and awarding of certificates

are to add a bit of fun to the event

and reward efforts.

SCHEDULE

Vegetable Section

1 Three white potatoes

2 Three coloured potatoes

3 Three onions

4 Three carrots

5 Two leeks

6 Six tomatoes

7 Six runner beans

8 Three mixed veg – not

otherwise in schedule

9 Three bulbs garlic

10 Three beetroot globes

11 One green cabbage

12 Three courgettes (15-20cms in

length)

13 One cucumber

14 Heaviest Veg

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You Have A Go?

Have A Go Growing, Making

& Baking Show 2017

September 16, St Chad’s Church

2.30pm and there will be a sale of

produce after 3pm.

The schedule is printed below

and is also available at stchads.org/

haveagoshow where you will fi nd full

details and instructions.

Fruit Section

15 Ten soft fruit on a plate (blackberries,

raspberries, blackcurrants,

gooseberries)

16 Five fruit on a plate – not otherwise

in schedule

Floral Art Section

17 Vase of three dahlias

18 One chrysanthemum - spray

19 Three gladioli – any variety

20 A single rose

21 Miniature fl oral arrangement (must

not exceed 15cm overall)

22 Floral arrangement (must not exceed

60cm overall)

23 One vase mixed garden fl owers

Preserves and Baking Section

24 1lb jar fruit jam

25 1lb jar lemon curd

26 1lb jar chutney

27 Victoria Sandwich 7 inch (6oz self

raising fl our; 6oz Caster sugar;

6oz butter; Vanilla Essence; 3 eggs;

raspberry jam; dusting of caster

sugar)

28 Four sweet biscuits/cookies one

variety

29 Four pieces of traybake

30 Three fruit scones

31 Six savoury biscuits or straws, one

variety

Handicrafts Section

32 Jewellery, one piece

33 One embroidery

34. One item knitted or crocheted

35 One item sewn

Art

36 Single photograph – theme

‘Outdoors’

37 Single hand produced picture

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Religious Themes and I

This article started out as a

conversation on the way home from

a cinema trip. Last year, Amy Hole

and I took my son Leon and her

boys, Magnus and Isaac, and to

see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

I was struck by the amount of religious

imagery used in the fi lm and began

discussing it with Amy while driving back.

What follows is a further exploration of the

ideas that began in that brief chat.

It’s not possible to write this article

without revealing key elements of the plot.

If you haven’t seen the fi lm

yet and don’t want to fi nd

out what happens, then

please feel free to stop

reading here.

Director Zack Snyder’s

2016 fi lm carries on from his

2013 release, Man of Steel,

which introduced us to the latest

cinematic incarnation of Superman,

played by Henry Cavil. Batman v

Superman further fl eshes out the world of

Superman and introduces us to the new big

screen versions of other superheroes from

the DC Comics universe – Wonder Woman,

Aquaman, The Flash and Batman.

Snyder is someone who clearly knows

and loves his comics. Here he weaves in

story elements and images from the wellknown

superman storyline The Death of

Superman, and another critics’ favourite,

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.

As a comics fan myself, these obvious

references jumped out of the screen at me.

But they weren’t the main things that did.

What struck me particularly was the very

strong use of religious imagery throughout

the fi lm in relation to Superman, and to

those around him.

The subject probably has enough

material to fi ll out someone’s postgraduate

thesis. And I’m pretty certain I didn’t spot

all of it. So for the sake of brevity I’ll stick

to the essentials, those being the clear

parallels that are drawn between Superman

and Jesus.

From early on, we see he inspires an

almost messianic following from those

around him. In one scene, Superman is

in Mexico on the Day of the Dead having

just rescued people from a fire. The crowd

surround him, awed by his presence,

many hands reaching out to touch him.

The image of this crowd, their faces a

mixture of adoration and

fear haunts the viewer and

underlines the sense of

worship expressed towards

this incredibly powerful

individual.

As the film progresses we

see challenges to Superman as

people begin to question his right

to wield such power, and his selfappointed

mission to protect (or perhaps

to save?) humanity. Batman in particular

questions whether Superman should be

allowed to decide right from wrong, good

from evil.

Superman is put on trial, ostensibly for

his very existence, and then finds himself

accused of the bloodshed of innocents.

As the film edges towards its conclusion,

Superman must sacrifice his own life to

stop a seemingly unstoppable monster.

The fight between the two is ended with

the use of a spear – Superman impales

the monster with it while he himself is

transpierced by a bone growing from the

monster’s body.

In the aftermath of the battle, Superman’s

body, wrapped in his cloak, is lowered

down, while in the background, wooden

debris has fallen together in such a way as

to make cross-like shapes. Finally his body

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Imagery

is laid on the ground, Batman and Wonder

Woman to each side of him, while Lois

weeps on his chest. The staging and lighting

of these scenes imbues them with an almost

painted quality, reminiscent of the works

of the grand masters, leaving the viewer in

no doubt that here, recreated on screen, is

Jesus taken down from the Cross.

A quick trawl through the internet showed

me there was much discussion on this

subject, including very passionate debates

on whether Snyder was right or wrong to

help himself so liberally to Christian imagery

for his film.

For my own part I found it to be beautifully

rendered and very moving. But I also felt

that the additional dimension gives an

opportunity for reflection.

What Snyder delivers in this film, whether

unwittingly or not, is an opportunity for a

person of faith to reflect on the nature of

the faith we hold. The Superman being

worshipped in this film is a real living being.

Granted he is possessed of near miraculous

powers, but nevertheless his feats, his

miracles are present and visible for all to

see. And his powers are – according to the

story – explainable as scientific phenomena.

In this world, technology is advancing at

a prestigious pace. Within our lifetimes are

predicted breakthroughs that would seem

like miracles just a few years ago.

So where do we put our faith? In that

which we can see and touch and experience

here in the everyday? Or do we remind

ourselves that faith is an act of love towards

that which cannot be explained or proven.

I’ll leave you with one final thought. If you

enjoyed the film, or end up watching it and

liking it as a result of this article, do watch

out for the sequel due out later this year. We

can be pretty much certain that Superman

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A Reflection of Culture

I

am not really a fan of old

black and white films. I know

some folk are but I could

never see the attraction until

recovering from a bout of

illness one day, about 30 years

ago, I turned on the television to

see what was on. What was just

starting was a black and white

film, made in the late 1930s which

had three main characters. The

lead part was played by a middle

aged man with the other two being

a very old toothless guy and a

slightly overweight insolent young

man. The film was about an

incompetent man who,

because of his family

connections, was

given the job as

stationmaster at

a station where

no trains stopped

because it was in

the middle of rural

Ireland very close

to the border with

Northern Ireland and the

then Irish Free State. You

can still see the full film on Youtube

and if you have a couple of hours

to kill it is a great way to pass the

time.

The main character of the film Oh

Mr Porter was an old entertainer

called Will Hay. This was one film

in a series and others include

Windbag the Sailor, Convict 99,

Old Bones of the River, Ask a

Policeman and Where’s That Fire?

Whatever the film the characters

were always the same. The main

lead, Will Hay, played a man

who seemed to work his way

into important positions but was

eventually shown to be incompetent

by circumstances and by those

around him. No matter how hard

he tried, things always happened

to him. Eventually, however, he

always came out on top. Moore

Marriot, who was a veteran film

actor, played the idle old man who

was fond of drink and Graham

Moffatt played the lazy and easily

corrupt younger man who always

seemed to get by without doing any

work at all.

One of the things I love about

films, especially old ones, is

that like any art they reflect the

attitude of the era in which they

were filmed. Do you remember

the Carry On Films – one of them,

Carry On Nurse was set within a

story line about the theft of

contraceptive pills from a

hospital. This was filmed

at a time when the

contraceptive pill was

a very controversial

subject and so a

good topic for a

contemporary film.

Even science fiction

which is mainly set in the

future reveals the culture

which was prevalent at the time

it was written or about the innate

fears and doubts of the time. The

films we make today either hark

back to a time when everything

seemed to be viewed through rosecoloured

spectacles or seems to

be all doom and gloom about how

the future is dark and painful but

through which goodness, often in

the form of a superhero, wins in the

end.

It makes me wonder how the

films we are making now will be

viewed by people watching them in

25 or 50 years. Possibly the futility

of war, the rise of fundamental

terrorists, corruption, alternative

truths and ‘dodgy’ politicians – who

knows. I bet it will be interesting!

Steve Winks

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The Elegance of the

Hedgehog

by Muriel Barbery

This story fl its between

the life of Renee Michel,

a 54-year-old concierge

in a Parisian block of

luxury apartments, and

Paloma Josse, a 12-year-old

girl who is the daughter of one

of the upper class families living

in the apartment block.

The fi rst half of the book

looks at the everyday lives

and problems of Renee and

Paloma. The two have more

in common than they realise,

and later in the book become

friends.

Rene is a clever, well-read

woman whose observations

of her rich residents would

surprise them. She works hard to

appear far more stupid than she

is.

The book looks at philosophy

as applied to everyday life and

was a bit heavy-going and dry in

places. For me the book becomes

more interesting when a cultured

Japanese man takes up residence

in one of the apartments. He

develops a fascination with

Renee and a lovely relationship

develops.

There are some touching

moments in the book that were

gentle, funny and sad, and which

I enjoyed. However I did fi nd

ploughing through the philosophy

of it hard-going.

I would encourage anyone

to persevere with this book.

I enjoyed the last quarter but

getting there was a struggle.

Sue Sneddon

St Chad’s Third Age Book

Group

Book Review

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other than his memory and God, he

Hattaway started to take the good news of

Jesus to the people of China via

illegal house churches. This gentle

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and came themselves into a deep and

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Miraculous and loving interventions

helped Yun for example jumping over

a ten foot wall; walking through the

open doors of a high security prison

unobserved and walking after his legs

were so severely broken (he was told

he would be crippled for life after this

punishment).

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