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Fracking consultation

Deadline 7th January 2019

The Government is asking for views on whether there should be pre-application consultation with local communities prior to planning applications for shale gas development, as if it isn´t obvious.Go online to tell them. The consultation closes at 11.45pm o...

Guitar classes at Foodhall

November/December 2018

Foodhall community-managed open public dining room and kitchen now offers guitar classes. Learn to play your favourite songs, music theory, techniques, and making music with others. There are many events such as this, see the website for what else is on.Th...

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Sheffield Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers (CDAS) meeting

Mon 19 Nov 2018, 6.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James St. S1 2EW

CDAS welcomes all to its monthly meeting, to fight for asylum seekers to be allowed to stay in the UK. These are people have become our friends, and contribute to the cultural identity of the city, yet many live in fear of deportation, torture, physical abuse or even death.

CDAS

TV Dinners #1 The Florida Project

Mon 19 Nov 2018, 7-10pm, Foodhall, 121 Eyre St. S1 4QW

The first in a 6-part series of open cinema, brought to you by Film Unit and Foodhall community-managed open public dining room. The Florida Project (2017) tells the story of a six year-old and her friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.

TV Dinners is cinema in the community. A monthly get-together for all. Future films will be chosen by vote. No barrier to entry, suggested donation of £5-£10. Film, popcorn, hot drinks and vegan dinner. Bring your own blanket!! Hot water bottles also welcome. Foodhall is cold during the winter, stay cosy with the shared sense of community and wellbeing.

Foodhall

BikeHall

Wed 21 Nov 2018, 6-8pm, Foodhall, 121 Eyre St. S1 4QW

One of three bike maintenance classes over November and December at Foodhall community-managed open public dining room and kitchen. Learn to fix bicycles, and help others fix theirs. This session: puncture repair.

Contribute what you can (suggested £5-£10 donation or consider contributing to the project in other ways; time/knowledge/skills). Full details at the link below.

Foodhall

Talk: Dangers of radioactivity in fracking

Wed 21 Nov 2018, Barlborough Miners Welfare, 1 California Lane S43 4EZ

Dr. Ian Fairlie, consultant in environmental radiation, presents a talk on dangers of disturbing underground radioactivity in fracking or exploratory drilling. A shared event with Frack Free Barlborough and Health Professionals of the UK (CHPUK). All members of the public welcome.

Frack Free Barlborough

Diversity Fest 2019: Second planning meeting

Thu 22 Nov 2018, 7-8pm, Rutland Arms, 86 Brown St. S1 2BS

All welcome to this second planning meeting for Diversity Fest 2019. There is lots to do over the next 6 months including fundraising, developing the organisation, publicity, recruiting volunteers etc. Then in April 2019, start booking performers for the festival. If you want to get involved, please come along to one of the planning meetings.

Diversity Fest

Film screening: "A început ploaia"

Thu 22 Nov 2018, 7.30pm, Red Haus Books, 232 Abbeydale Rd, Nether Edge S7 1FL

"A început ploaia" (It started raining) is a film made to inspire debate and solidarity for the right to housing worldwide. Join director Michele Lancione as he presents the film. Roma people in Romania are often forcefully evicted. This documentary tells the history and reasons behind the harassment and the story of one community in Bucharest, and the longest and most visible protest for housing rights there.

Free, donations welcome to FCDL (Frontul Comun pentru Dreptul la Locuire), a grassroots feminist anti-racist group that Michele works with in Bucharest. Vegan Korean food and beer also for sale.

Tickets (free) at Eventbrite

Rally to defend freedom of movement

Fri 23 Nov 2018, 5pm, outside Sheffield Town Hall, S1 2HH

The Tories plan to end freedom of movement, a loss of rights for millions, and on 22 November, they will announce wide-ranging measures to make life harder for all migrants in the UK. This “hostile environment”, with scandals like Windrush, makes us poorer in every way.

Join with Another Europe is Possible, South Yorkshire Migrant and Asylum Action Group and others in this rally to refuse the anti-migrant agenda, and say: hands off freedom of movement; migrants are welcome here.

Event page at Carpe-diem

Airworks Discothèque #1

Fri 23 Nov 2018, 8pm-midnight, Foodhall, 121 Eyre St. S1 4QW

The first Airworks dance party. Airworks FM are leaving the radio studio for an evening of DJing & dancing featuring an exclusive vinyl set from rising Sheffield hip-hop star Otis Mensah. The rest of the Airworks family will also be on the decks spinning jazz, house, electronica & disco.

Bring your own beer. Good vibes only, zero tolerance to racism, sexism, homophobia or any other forms of bigotry. £5 on the door to support the incredible work of Foodhall community-managed open public dining room and kitchen, bringing the people together.

Foodhall

Labour Poetry Night

Fri 23 Nov 2018, 7-10pm, University Arms, 197 Brook Hill S3 7HG

Sheffield Labour Students poetry night hosted with Broomhill and Sharrow Vale Labour Party. Local poets, headlined by Rachel Bower, founder of Verse Matters. £2 suggested donation, all proceeds to South Yorkshire Refugee Law & Justice.

Facebook event page

Vote 100: Born a Rebel

Sat 24 Nov 2018, from 2pm, Yellow Arch Studios, 30-36 Burton Rd. S3 8BX

Afternoon and evening events to mark 100 years of women’s right to vote, with films, music, discussion, poetry, food and children’s craft workshops.

2pm-5pm Afternoon event: “What are your demands?”
Screening of a new short film of archive material of women in British public life over the past 100 years. Followed by a panel discussion (with tea and cake!) on how the legacy of the women’s suffrage movement can be continued in our communities, to improve the lives of all women. Speakers will be:
Dani Abulhawa, Sheffield Hallam University
Gail Gibbons, Sheffield Futures
Annalisa Toccara, Our Mel
Clare Midgley, Sheffield Hallam University
Chair: Auriel Majumdar, Perform Green; Sheffield Creative Guild

Children’s workshop by Girl Gang Sheffield on the theme of craft inspired by the Suffragettes.

Evening event: 7pm-midnight
Film screenings, Indian food and events featuring:
Kate Dossett, University of Leeds, on the Feminist Archives project
Tchiyiwe Chihana, poet
Neighbourhood Voices, all-female choir
All Girl Arson Club, music
Venus Demilo, drag queen
Girl Gang, DJ sets

Organised by Sheffield-based Cinema For All, supported by finance from the Government’s Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme. All welcome (not women only). Afternoon tickets £3/£2, evening £5/£3 from Eventbrite

Cinema For All

Transforming Cinema 2018

Sat 24-Sun 25 Nov 2018, various venues

E.D.E.N Film Productions are proud to announce Transforming Cinema 2018, a trans-focused film festival, championing the voices, experiences and talents of transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary and genderqueer individuals and communities. It will include film screenings and workshops across the weekend at various venues. Other events will be taking place in Sheffield to mark Trans Awareness Week and the International Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Chair Tom Reaney says “Events like these are massively important in combatting ongoing overwhelming transphobic attitudes. Whether it’s negative media attention, so-called ‘debate’ on trans lives and existences, falsehoods, fears and scare-mongering being perpetrated through politics, in the media and in both LGBTQIA+ communities and non-LGBTQIA+ communities around the world – trans voices are being ignored whilst cis-gender fears are being elevated to dangerous prominence."

Transforming Cinema

Film screening and workshop - Fire in the Blood

Sat 24 Nov 2018, 1pm-4.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, 10 St. James St. S1 2EW

Free screening a film depicting the intentional obstruction of low-cost antiretroviral drugs needed for treatment of HIV/AIDS, from reaching people in Africa and other parts the Global South, by Western pharmaceutical companies using patent monopolies and rich country government compliance. Followed by a practical workshop.

To book your place, email globaljusticesheffield@gmail.com

Global Justice Sheffield

Cube of Truth

Sat 24 Nov 2018, 12-3pm, The Moor, city centre

Anonymous for the Voiceless is an activist animal rights organisation. Their display Cube of Truth is aimed at raising public curiosity and discussion.

Anonymous for the Voiceless on Facebook

Common Thread clothes exchange

Sat 24 Nov 2018, 1pm-4pm, Union St. co-working space, 18-22 Union St. S1 2JP

Chance to get some warm jumpers and coats for this winter and maybe even gifts for your loved ones! Bring a bag of clean clothes and take more away. Entry £4 or 2 Timecredits.

Common Thread

What is Transformative Justice?

Sat 24 Nov 2018, 2pm-4pm, Union Street co-working space, 18-20 Union St. S1 2JP

Sheffield Transformative Justice Learning Group offers an open space to collectively learn about responding to harms in our communities. Patterns of intimate partner violence and abuse are not always best dealt with by the state (eg Police). Transformative justice and community accountability approaches value the everyday skills and power that we have to end violence. The work of this group is in collectively learning how to translate this work and its lessons into our everyday contexts, challenges and peculiarities of our city.

Sheffield Transformative Justice Learning Group

Solidarity with Kerala Christmas Benefit Meal

Sun 25 Nov 2018, 5.30pm, South Indian Restaurant, Sheffield

Solidarity with Kerala (India) benefit meal with the South Yorkshire group of the socialist Morning Star newspaper. Come and meet comrades old and new for a Kerala Fundraiser at a South Indian Restaurant in Sheffield city centre. Lovely food, excellent company, guest speakers and raffle.

£20 per person for a three course meal. Places are limited so must be booked in advance; phone Steve on 07851 753711 or email symorningstar@gmail.com. (Please say if you are vegetarian or non-vegetarian) .

"Welcome to Sheffield" book launch and social

Mon 26 Nov 2018, 7pm, The Sanctuary, Chapel Walk S1 2PD

David Price, author of "Sheffield Troublemakers", will introduce his new book "Welcome to Sheffield – a Migration History" published in association with City of Sanctuary. Sheffield has become cosmopolitan with more than one fifth of the population being of ethnic minority heritage. He will discuss why so many diverse ethnic groups have come here, how they have been received and what are the implications for the city.

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