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Volunteer Social Media Coordinator wanted

September 2018

Campaigning group Acorn Sheffield are seeking a volunteer who wants experience in a social media role to join the team for a few hours a week. Must be keen to fight bad landlords via a tenant-owned union run by its members, building community power through...

Vacancy at Sheffield Renewables

Deadline 28th August 2018

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Events Listings

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

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).

DIVERSITY FEST

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

This year the festival of diversity is still free and open for all. It is planned to be larger than ever, with dozens of performances lined up, including (not in any order) over various stages:

Alice Nicholls
A Mind Apart
Arash Sabet
Bella Shimmy-Shimmy School
Bitten Whippet
Braver Than Fiction
Carol Robson
Charlie Tophill
Clare Turner
Death and the Dancer
Dwane Reads
Eleanor Boot
Horo (traditional dancing from Eastern Europe)
Ian Badcoe
Jo Whateley & Mark James (poetry)
Kate Garrett
Kate Griffin
Kirsty Went
Madge Woollard
Nic Harding
Nisha Lall
Ophelia
Petals Petrovsky
Prishni Asthana
Rotherham African Drummers
Ruthie Adamson
Sangeet Choir
Sheffield Carnival
Sisters of Tribellica
Sudipta Samanta
The Bints
The Bleeding Obvious
The Unmelodics
Tim & Julie Cole
Treebeard
Uken & the Reggaedelics
Uken Dixon

Keep up with the latest news on the "Diversity Fest Radio Hour" at Sheffield Live 93.2FM on the "Green Friendly & Different Show", fortnightly on Tuesdays, also available via podcast here. Diversity Fest poster download here. 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.

"Politics of the Mind"

Thu 4 Oct 2018, 7pm, Central United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk St. S1 2JB

Mental distress has become one of the key issues of our time. Join author Iain Ferguson at this booklaunch discussing the effects of the sick capitalist economic/political system, and how to fight back. Hosted by the Socialist Workers Party, all welcome.

Campaign Bootcamp workshop for activists

Thu 4 Oct 2018, 2-4.30pm, The Sanctuary, Chapel Walk S1 2PD

A workshop for activists as 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.

"Social and Secure"

Thu 4 Oct 2018, 7pm, 7 Union St. S1 2JP

Public meeting on the Welfare State, public finances and Universal Credit. 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.

Book launch: Biography of Mohammed Taj

Fri 5 Oct 2018, 5.30pm, 7 Union St. S1 2JP

Launch of a book about Mohammed Taj, the first Asian President of the TUC, a Bradford bus driver and committed anti-racism campaigner.

This event includes a new and 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.

Songs for Chilypep

Sat 6 Oct 2018, 7pm doors, The Hubs, Paternoster Row S1 2QQ

Caritas Harmony and Sheffield Socialist Choir present an evening of song in aid of Sheffield-based Chilypep, the children and young people’s empowerment project. Tickets £10, £5 concessions.

Eventbrite ticket booking

The Common Freedom of the People – Professor Michael Braddick

Sun 7 Oct 2018, 3pm, Cadman Room, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate S1 2PP

Author Michael Braddick talks about the extraordinary life of John Lilburne, ‘Freeborn John’, one of the Levellers who fought for government based on popular democracy in the 17th century.

Part of the 2018 Off the Shelf festival of words. Tickets on the door £8/£7 concessions, or in advance £7/£6 concessions at the link below.

Off the Shelf

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