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Exhibition: "Art Against War"

On now til Sun 7 Oct 2018, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate S1 2PP

The Millennium Gallery in central Sheffield is showing "Art Against War: Peter Kennard and the CND Movement". Peter Kennard made powerful photo-montages for the peace movement in Britain through the 1970s and 80s. The exhibition is worth seeing, both as a look back and as an inspiration in the struggle for a better world in the future.

Opens Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm, Bank Holidays 11am-4pm. Free entry (donations welcome).

Event details at Museums Sheffield

Childrens' lantern-making workshops

Thursdays 20, 27 Sep; 4 & 11 Oct, 3-6pm, Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, Burngreave Street S3 9DN

Kids are welcome to make big illuminated lantern for the Friends of Parkwood Springs procession (see 13th Oct). Free to attend workshops with Patrick Amber, materials provided, bring your friends.

Children under 8 yrs must be supervised. There are also adult lantern-making workshops (details online here).

"Urban Biophilia"

Thu 20 - Sun 30 Sep 2018, Love Square, corner of West Bar and Bridge St. S3 8NL

Professor Nigel Dunnett and artist Jo Peel have transformed an underused public space into a temporary pop-up garden and art installation, creating a positive area for people to interact with. With painted and animated murals and innovative greening and planting, this garden highlights the essential value of the imaginative public realm.

Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

Perspectives on Basic Income

Thu 20-Thu 27 Sep 2018, 10am-5pm, Art House, 8 Backfields S1 4HJ

Universal Basic Income (UBI) is gaining interest. It is a system where everyone receives a regular sum of money, without means testing, and whether or not they have a job, or work voluntarily. How would it change your life? UBI Lab Sheffield explores perspectives on it through three video interviews, plus vox pop audio capturing the views of people in the city.

Note there is also a late opening on Wednesday 26th: 10am-8pm. Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

Unhidden in Plain Sight

Thu 20–Sun 30 Sep 2018, The Winter Gardens, 90 Surrey St. S1 2LH

A thought-provoking display of photographs reflecting complex journeys into and out of modern slavery. The exhibition addresses the problem of how anti-trafficking images often stereotype and re-victimise the people they are trying to support. A collaboration between photographer Jeremy Abrahams and Migration Research Group academics Hannah Lewis and Gwyneth Lonergan, working with anti-trafficking organisations Ashiana, City Hearts and Snowdrop.

Note the times are Monday – Saturday: 8am – 8pm and early finish Sunday: 8am – 6pm. Also there are Audience Workshops in the Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey Street (nearby) on Saturday 22nd September: 12 – 1pm, Tuesday 25th September: 12 – 1pm, and Wednesday 26th September: 5.30pm – 6.30pm.

Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

"Warrior"

Fri 21-Fri 28 Sep 2018, Sheffield Cathedral, Church St. S1 1HA

A live-action animated rap music video that challenges the status quo, inspired by the inner thoughts of women from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. It uses their voices and experiences to deconstruct stereotypes. Advisory age guidance: 12+. Opening at various times during these dates, see the link below which has more details.

Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

Lantern-making workshops

Sundays 23, 30 Sep & 7th Oct, 1-4pm, Burngreave Chapel, Burngreave Cemetery, Melrose Rd S3 9DN

Make your own big illuminated lantern for the Friends of Parkwood Springs procession (see 13th Oct). Free to attend workshops with Patrick Amber. Materials provided.

There are also children's lantern-making workshops (details online here).

National Food Service Exhibition

Sun 23–Sat 29 Sep 2018, 11am–4pm, Foodhall, 121 Eyre St. S10 4QW

Exhibition of work on social eating and design, accompanying The National Food Service Symposium. Work by various people including Marsha Smith, Megan Blake, Kata Fodor, Kenneth Okafor and Nick Taylor Buck.

The National Food Service Symposium is the first of its kind on the emerging non-hierarchical, non-charity, open source social eating movement. It aims to foster a collective knowledge base at a time of significant social innovation among problems of food poverty, social isolation and exclusion, and food waste. Imagine a future with free eating spaces on every street. The Foodhall Project Sheffield examines this utopian vision, with a series of free talks and meals.

Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

Big Conversation on Climate Change

Wed 26 Sep 2018, 7.30pm, Central United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk St. S1 2JB

Sheffield Climate Alliance are hosting this event for a second time running, giving the citizens of Sheffield a chance to raise their concerns with Paul Blomfield MP on climate change and issues like fracking, forestry, transport, food, climate, jobs or education.

Refreshments provided. Further details and ticket booking below.

Eventbrite ticket booking (free)

Childhoods at a Cross Roads in Ghana: Growing up in the Shadow of Colonialism

Wed 26 Sep 2018, 5pm-6pm, The Spiegeltent, Barkers Pool S1 2JA

A vibrant performance of poetry and music by Kweku Sackey (Sheffield-based frontman of Afrobeat group KOG and the Zongo Brigade) using traditional instruments to explore the impact of British colonial rule and missionary activities on childhoods in Ghana.

Followed by a discussion between Dr Afua Twum-Danso Imoh (lecturer in Sociology of Childhood at the University of Sheffield) and Kweku Sackey, focusing on their own childhoods in Ghana. Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

Exploring Social Eating

Wed 26 Sep 2018, 6pm–11pm, Foodhall, 121 Eyre St. S10 4QW

A talk with Robin Dunbar (Evolutionary Psychology, University of Oxford - his recent Breaking Bread report revealed that regularly eating alone is the biggest single factor for unhappiness besides existing mental illness) and Megan Blake (Food Justice, University of Sheffield). Informal questions and answers afterwards.

The talk is accompanied by a meal provided by volunteers. Part of The National Food Service Symposium, the first of its kind on the emerging non-hierarchical, non-charity, open source social eating movement. It aims to foster a collective knowledge base at a time of significant social innovation among problems of food poverty, social isolation and exclusion, and food waste. Imagine a future with free eating spaces on every street. The Foodhall Project Sheffield examines this utopian vision, with a series of free talks and meals. Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

"Bismillah!"

Wed 26 & Thu 27 Sep 2018, 7.30pm, Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre St. S1 4QZ

Performance by Wound Up Theatre. A story of social alienation, prejudice, radicalisation and the rock band Queen. Dean joined the Army, 'Danny' joined the Islamic State. One from Leeds, the other from London. Brought together in a holding cell in Northern Iraq, as captive and volatile guard. Shortlisted for an Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, Bismillah! is a hilarious, heart-breaking and compassionate contribution to the vital discussion around the experiences of disenfranchised young people in modern Britain.

Tickets £10, £8 concessions.

Theatre Deli

New Public Design

Thu 27 Sep 2018, 6pm–11pm, Foodhall, 121 Eyre St. S10 4QW

A talk with Richard White and the Foodhall Project, accompanied by a meal provided by volunteers. Part of The National Food Service Symposium, the first of its kind on the emerging non-hierarchical, non-charity, open source social eating movement. It aims to foster a collective knowledge base at a time of significant social innovation among problems of food poverty, social isolation and exclusion, and food waste. Imagine a future with free eating spaces on every street. The Foodhall Project Sheffield examines this utopian vision, with a series of free talks and meals. Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

Love Music Hate Racism gig

Fri 28 Sep 2018, doors 7.30pm, Record Junkee, 7 Earl St. S1 3FP

A night of live bands at Record Junkee, (just off The Moor), showing that music and cultures can mix and unite. Featuring:

Glitchers
Streak
Karlos Sutra

Tickets £6 at Eventbrite or on the door. (Love Music Hate Racism Sheffield group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at Central United Church, S1 2JB, all music lovers who hate racism are welcome).

Eventbrite ticket booking

Festivalaoke of the Mindaoke Karaoke

Fri 28 Sep 2018, 8pm–midnight, Foodhall, 121 Eyre St. S10 4QW

Bring your karaoke voice for a night of fun at Foodhall. Part of The National Food Service Symposium, the first of its kind on the emerging non-hierarchical, non-charity, open source social eating movement. It aims to foster a collective knowledge base at a time of significant social innovation among problems of food poverty, social isolation and exclusion, and food waste. Imagine a future with free eating spaces on every street. The Foodhall Project Sheffield examines this utopian vision, with a series of free talks and meals. Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

Clothes Exchange

Sat 29 Sep 2018, 1-4pm, Union Street, 18-22 Union St S1 2JP

Common Thread Sheffield present the next Clothes Exchange. Bring a bag of clean clothes in good condition, and select from a big range of clothes to take away a bagful.

Entry £4 or 2 Time Builders timecredits. Also, the day before there is a light induction session for new volunteers to find out more (Friday 28th, details below).

Common Thread Sheffield on Facebook

Up Close and Immersed in Migration – live performance

Sat 29 Sep 2018, 6pm-9pm, Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre St. S1 4QZ

A evening of celebration of Sheffield’s diverse communities combining music, art, film and discussion, by the "Up Close and Immersed in Migration" project. Vibrant live performances from local international artists including global roots band Rafiki Jazz, and Zarah Hussain with stunning Islamic digital art animation.

After the show there will be a talkback panel discussion co-hosted by Sufi academic Dr Andrey Rosowsky, and theatre-maker and writer Javaad Alipoor. Open Kitchen will be providing halal and vegan food. Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

Performance: Out of the Archive

Sat 29 Sep 2018, 6pm-7pm, The Spiegeltent, Barkers Pool S1 2JA

"In the Key of Blue", a new musical composition inspired by John Addington Symonds (1840-93), a gay man whose life, loves and writings were subject to moral censure and legal repression. A lyric meditation on homoerotic colour, clothing and the human body. Based on archive research, and performed by Out Aloud, Sheffield’s LGBT Community Choir.

Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

Developing a Regional Food Service

Sat 29 Sep 2018, 6pm–11pm, Foodhall, 121 Eyre St. S10 4QW

A discussion with FareShare Yorkshire, FoodCycle, Gareth Roberts and Regather, Heeley City Farm, New Roots, Timebuilders and Isaac Tendler of Foodhall.

Accompanied by a meal provided by volunteers. Part of The National Food Service Symposium, the first of its kind on the emerging non-hierarchical, non-charity, open source social eating movement. It aims to foster a collective knowledge base at a time of significant social innovation among problems of food poverty, social isolation and exclusion, and food waste. Imagine a future with free eating spaces on every street. The Foodhall Project Sheffield examines this utopian vision, with a series of free talks and meals. Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

DIVERSITY FEST

Sun 30 Sep 2018, 1-9pm, Hagglers Corner, 586 Queens Road S2 4DU

The festival of diversity, free and open for all. A celebration for people of every gender, sexuality, ethnicity, age and ability. A statement of unity and mutual respect between Sheffield´s many communities. This year is planned to be larger than ever, with dozens of performances lined up, all voluntary, over three stages. Performers are shown here in alphabetical order, the exact line-up with timings may change, and is shown on the website.

Mary Seacole Stage
A Mind Apart
Alice Nicholls
All Day Dog´s Breakfast
Anna Kissed
Annalisa Toccara
Dwane Reads
Horo (traditional dancing from Eastern Europe)
Kirstianna
Magid Magid
Nic Harding
Rotherham African Drummers
Sheffield Carnival
Sisters of Tribellica
The Bleeding Obvious
Uken Dixon
Zara Ade

Jo Cox Stage
Bitten Whippet
Braver Than Fiction
Death and the Dancer
Hype Dance
Marcato
Nisha Lall
Rotherham Sangeet Choir
SAYiT
Shimmy School
Sunrit Culture
Surf Jaz and the Beached Boys
Treebeard

Rosa Parks Stage
Arash Sabet
Carol Robson
Charlie Tophill
Clare Turner
Eleanor Boot
Ian Badcoe
Jo Whateley & Mark James (poetry)
Julie Cole & Duncan Brown
Kate Garrett
Kate Griffin
Madge Woollard
Petals Petrovsky
Ruthie Adamson
Sudipta Samanta
The Bints

Keep up with the latest news on the "Diversity Fest Radio Hour" at Sheffield Live 93.2FM. Diversity Fest poster also available to download at the website below. For further details email dhtgohj@yahoo.co.uk

Diversity Fest

Film screening: "Threads"

Sun 30 Sep 2018, 6pm, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate S1 2PP

A film about nuclear war, filmed in Sheffield, showing the possible horror of the impact. It was made during "Cold War" and it is not easy to watch, especially as it seems just as relevant in our world today. Please note this film is suitable for people aged 15 and over, and contains extremely distressing scenes of war and violence.

Price £6 / £4.50 concession (plus booking fee).

Event details at Museums Sheffield

"People vs. PFI"

Mon 1 to Fri 5 Oct 2018, Union Street, 18-20 Union St S1 2JP

An exhibition about the notorious Private Finance Initiatives which have damaged public services and put billions into private pockets. Including on Wed 3rd October (5.30–7pm, Union Street) a talk by Dr Stuart Hodkinson of Leeds University, presenting research and solutions to PFI contracts, with Q&A and new & second hand book sale.

Part of "Vision Sheffield", a 2-week festival of political change, of alternatives, of celebrations of socialist achievements and demands for the many not the few. Organised by The Peoples Assembly and Sheffield Trades Union Council. Further details from sheffieldpeoplesassembly@gmail.com or 07941 332993.

Film: "The NHS: a difficult beginning"

Mon 1 Oct 2018, 7pm, Regather Works 57-59 Club Garden Rd S11 8BU

Film screening about our threatened health service, with Q&A and DVD lending scheme. Part of "Vision Sheffield", a 2-week festival of political change, of alternatives, of celebrations of socialist achievements and demands for the many not the few. Organised by The Peoples Assembly and Sheffield Trades Union Council. Further details from sheffieldpeoplesassembly@gmail.com or 07941 332993.

"The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists"

Wed 3 to Fri 5 Oct 2018, 7.30pm, Lantern Theatre, 18 Kenwood Park Rd, S7 1NF

Townsend Productions present this old but very relevant story of capitalism with all its problems.

Part of "Vision Sheffield", a 2-week festival of political change, of alternatives, of celebrations of socialist achievements and demands for the many not the few. Organised by The Peoples Assembly and Sheffield Trades Union Council. Further details from sheffieldpeoplesassembly@gmail.com or 07941 332993.

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