MEERSBROOK HALL Brook Road entrance to the park, S8 9FH
12 noon: WELCOME
Outside Meersbrook Hall
Welcome by Clive Wilmer, Master of the Guild of St George.
The Guild owns and supports the Ruskin Collection at the Millennium Gallery.
12 noon, 2pm and 3pm: HERITAGE TALKS
Outside Meersbrook Hall.
Heritage talks about the history of the building and future plans, given by Heeley Development Trust and Friends of Meersbrook Hall. Food on sale outside the hall.
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Sunday 10th September
Big Draw in Meersbrook
12 noon - 4pm
12 noon - 4pm: MEERSBROOK HALL OPEN
- Heritage displays, including the Ruskin Museum (1890 - 1953)
- Future plans for Meersbrook Hall
- Original items from the Ruskin Museum, with the curator of the Ruskin Collection, Louise Pullen, on hand to answer questions
- Guild of St George and Ruskin publications on sale
- Artworks by Sheffield Young Artists.
- Drawing and calligraphy activities to take part in
MEERSBROOK PARK - WALLED GARDEN
Paint images of the flowers and nature of the Walled Garden on tiles, with artist Sarah Coleman.
Guided tours at 1pm and 2.30pm with Meersbrook Park Users Trust.
Tea, coffee and cakes on sale.
GLEADLESS COMMONS FAIR 12 noon - 6pm
Free entry, some activities will be charged for.
Less than half an hour's walk away from Meersbrook Park, Mesters Events present a Commons Fair on the open green space next to Cat Lane woods. A mellow mix of heritage crafts, music, drawing, great local music and locally crafted ales in this urban haven for wildlife.
Enter via footpaths from Cat Lane, S8 9JQ, and Bankwood Close, S14 1LW.
12 noon - 4pm: CREATIVE ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE HALL
Draw scenes of the Hall and park with drawing materials and help from Museums Sheffield.
Bash out metal images inspired by the park, with Quirky Metals.
Print an image of the Hall from junk materials, with illustrator and designer Jo Rucklidge.
ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE - JUST TURN UP
MEERSBROOK PARK - ON THE SLOPES
Help create a sculpture on the site of the former Victorian bandstand, with artist Ruthie Ford.
Try playing folk instruments with Soundpost musician Nicola Beazley at 12.30pm, 2.30pm or 3.30pm (next to the old bandstand site).
Help create a well-dressing to capture the view of the city from the 'Turner Viewpoint' near the top of the park, with artist Coralie Turpin.
Have a go at drawing local landmark Bishop's House, built c. 1500.