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Disabled people call for trashing the Metro

May 2019

In the face of a government propaganda campaign supporting the new Universal Credit scheme, Sheffield DPAC (Disabled People Against Cuts) are urging people to dispose of misleading articles.Please take as many Metro Newspapers with DWP Universal Credit adv...

Global Justice Sheffield announcement

For June 2019

Global Justice Sheffield global are looking for willing volunteers for Peace in the Park, Sat 8th June, and the Sharrow Festival, Sat 6th July. Newcomers especially welcome, and you will be placed with at least one "old hand" there at all times, who can h...

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Sheffield Environment Weeks

Sat 27 Apr-Sun 9 Jun 2019

We can be proud of the hundreds of activities that make up Sheffield Environment Weeks, which has run for many years. They range from talks on a range of subjects, to projects like urban agriculture and wildlife conservation. To get involved see the timetable on the website. Officially it runs 27th April to 9th June but some events are on before this.

Sheffield Environment Weeks

"Portraits of a Nation"

Tue 28 May to Wed 5 Jun, DINA, 32 Cambridge St. S1 4HP

DINA is the venue for this week-long photo exhibition to raise money for homeless charities. It features stunning work by @s.t.marks. Entry is free. Opening times 10am-4pm.

DINA on Facebook
Twitter @dinavenue
Instagram @dinavenue
Email dinavenue@gmail.com

Abolish Exams! A Socialist Vision of Education

Mon 3 Jun 2019, 6pm, Quaker Meeting House, 10 St. James St. S1 2EW

Testing in schools has nothing to do with learning. The market-and-targets-driven discipline is causing a mental health crisis in children, and stress for teachers, but there are alternative socialist visions for education.

Sheffield Socialist Forum, hosted by Workers’ Liberty, present this discussion meeting with Pat Murphy (National Education Union NEC PC). All welcome.

Workers’ Liberty,

Course: "How Local Councils Work"

June 2019, WEA Sheffield Learning Centre, 3 Vicarage Rd. Attercliffe S9 3RH

A 5-session course of 2-hour talks. Councils are struggling to make ends meet. How they make decisions is sometimes not clear. Local Councils can seem daunting and difficult to deal with yet are a huge part of our lives. This course will help you find out how your Council makes decisions and, importantly, will give you the basics on how to affect those decisions.

Run by Nigel Slack, a Sheffield citizen activist. No pre-reading or pre-course work is required. No skills or experience needed, this course is for beginners. Bring materials for note taking if you wish.

It runs on both days from 2pm. Organised by the WEA (Workers Educational Association), booking below.

Tuesday booking (4th June 2019 - 2nd July 2019, 2pm)

Thursday booking (6th June 2019 - 4th July 2019, 2pm)

Sheffield Against Fracking monthly meeting

Tue 4 Jun 2019, 7.30pm, Central United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk St. S1 2JB

All are welcome to attend Sheffield Against Fracking meetings on the first Tuesday of each month, to support and plan campaigns and actions.

Results from the latest government survey on fracking shows that public opposition has risen to its highest level so far and support dropped to a record low.

Sheffield Against Fracking

Together Against Trump Demonstration - London

Tue 4 Jun 2019 - coaches from Sheffield

Donald Trump is coming to the UK for a full state visit with a procession down the Mall in a golden carriage. But there won’t be any cheering crowds. Last year, a quarter of a million mobilised to say no to Trump’s politics of hate and division. This time there may be even bigger numbers - to fight for migrant and refugee rights, for women’s rights, against the corporate elites, war, and for the future of our planet.

Together Against Trump is organised jointly by the Stop Trump Coalition and Stand up to Trump. Transport from Sheffield is being organised by Sheffield Stand Up To Racism. Book your coach tickets from Sheffield to London via the link below.

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Global Justice Sheffield monthly meeting

Thu 6 Jun 2019, 7pm, Quaker Meeting House, 10 St. James St. S1 2EW.

A monthly meeting discussing and planning upcoming campaigns and activities.

Global Justice Sheffield is a democratic social justice organisation working as part of a global movement to challenge the powerful and create a more just and equal world. We mobilise people in the UK for change, and act in solidarity with those fighting injustice, particularly in the global south. The Sheffield group is part of a global movement to end poverty and injustice, together with 60 other local groups and national Global Justice Now.

Global Justice Sheffield

PEACE IN THE PARK

Sat 8 Jun 2019, Ponderosa Park, Crookes Valley Rd. S10 1BA

Peace in the Park is an excellent Sheffield festival, with multiple music stages, food, dozens of stalls, entertainment and fun for all ages. All the local activist and community groups are there and it is a great day out. Run entirely by volunteers, and funded by gigs all year round, the proceeds are given to different charities every time. Tell your friends and come along, see you in the park!

Peace in the Park

Music for the Homeless 2019

Sat 8 Jun 2019, Don Valley Bowl, 12.30pm - 11pm

The Cathedral Archer Project in association with the organisers of Mosfest bring you a unique day of music, fun and friendship all in the aid of charity with an option to sleep out under the stars.

Featuring a diverse range of music: ska, indie, rock, hip-hop, opera, rock-n-roll, Brit pop. Acts include;

Tom Hingleys - Kar-Pets
The Neville Staple Band
Bang Bang Romeo
Missing Andy
The Smiths Ltd
Josephine & the Artizans
Velcro Teddy Bears
48K´s
Ryan Jarvis

Tickets £20 Adults, £10 juniors and under 8s free. Sleep out pitches available here: www.archerproject.org.uk - click on the Events page. Pitches are £25 for a 5 berth tent (2 adults and maximum of 3 children per tent, or 2 adults per tent) A free sleeping bag option is also available.

Music for the Homeless

Stand up for the planet

Sun 9 Jun 2019, 4-5pm Mam Tor Ridge, near Castleton, High Peak, Derbyshire

Peak District Against Fracking invite you to join them and stand together along Mam Tor and the Great Ridge in the heart of the Peak District on 9th June. Gather from 4pm at the Trig Point for a short walk and activities along the ridge. Bring friends and family, picnics and banners to make a day of it in this iconic landscape - a mass shout out for the environment.

All the details including travel are on the link below.

Facebook event page.

Sheffield Greenpeace Get Together

Mon 10 Jun 2019, 6.30pm, Blue Moon Cafe, St. James St. S1 2EW

Environment and peace pressure group Greenpeace holds this monthly meeting to discuss upcoming campaigns and catch up. Very friendly and informal - newcomers always welcome!

Sheffield Greenpeace

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