Scottish Arts Group

The Scottish Arts Group is for all members with an interest in Scottish history, folklore, literature, architecture, music, natural history, science and arts.


Group meetings take place on Saturday evenings at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grove Road, Millhouses, Sheffield. The hall is open from 7.00 pm and meetings start at 7.30 pm, finishing at around 10.00 pm. All members of the Society are welcome.


Contributions towards supper are always welcome and are pooled, e.g. sandwiches, cakes, scones etc. There is a small charge per person of £3, payable on the night.


Convenor:  Mrs Julia MacNamara     0114 266 4585


PROGRAMME    2017 - 2018


October 14th 2017- "Arabella Stuart - Hardwick's Lost Princess" (Lesley Bilby)


November 11th 2017 - "Decorative Architecture of Sheffield" (Sylvia Dunkley)


December 2nd 2017 - "Nature's Wonders on Your Doorstep" (Wildlife expert/photographer  (Steve Drinkall)


January 6th 2018 - New Year Party - A Taste of Scotland - Meal & Entertainment


February 3rd 2018 - "Great Tapestry of Scotland" (Sheila Dunstan)


March 10th 2018 - "Well Dressings of Derbyshire" (Glinis Denial)  



 On Saturday October 14th nearly 40 members attended the ARTS GROUP and thoroughly enjoyed a fascinating presentation by Lesley Bilby on ‘Hardwick’s Lost Princess’: A totally absorbing  story of Arbella Stuart.  Lesley proved to be an excellent speaker.  We ended with an outstanding tea when The Usual Suspects did a wonderful job for us, as they always do.  An outstanding event for the Caledonian Society of Sheffield.  

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Arts Group – 11th November 2017

In recognition of Armistice Day, our Group began the evening with a minute’s solemn silence. The past Lord Mayor of the City of Sheffield, Sylvia Dunkley, then  gave us a fascinating and very well illustrated talk on the decorative architecture of Sheffield which we all thoroughly enjoyed.  We were given an insight into  many treasures and hidden details which we pass by daily, unaware of their existence. We will now be more observant, better informed and appreciative of our built environment. Helen Clark and Sheila Dunstan delivered highly appreciative votes of thanks.  We then went on to  enjoy a most superb supper.  The Usual Suspects cleared up after us in their customary helpful and efficient manner, then melted silently into the night, leaving everything in apple pie order.