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March 2019

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Extinction Rebellion swarming

March 2019

On Tuesday 19th March Extinction Rebellion blocked the rush-hour traffic at the crossing outside the train station on Sheaf Street, Sheffield, in the top 10 most polluted places in Britain. Swarming onto the road for seven minutes at a time, they talked to...

Dan Jarvis: Save our bus services!

Spring 2019

Since privatisation by the Conservatives in 1986, bus use here has halved, despite the pollution and climate problems. In London it has doubled. Government transport funding per person is £4,155 in London, but only £844 in South Yorkshire (source: IPPR N...

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Lantern-making workshops for Sharrow Lantern Carnival

March/April 2019

This year the Sharrow Lantern Carnival is on Sunday 7th April. Anyone can make a lantern before the carnival, and these workshops are free. Materials are available, although donations are welcome.

Saturday and Sunday workshops: 1-5pm at the Old Junior School, South View Rd, S7 1DB. March: Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd, Sat 9th, Sun 10th, Sat 16th, Sun 17th, Sat 23rd, Sun 24th, Sat 30th, Sun 31st and Sat 6th April.

Tuesday evening workshops: 5-8pm at St Marys Church, Bramall Lane. March: Tues 12th, Tues 19th, Tues 26th, and Tues 2nd April.

Creative Action Network

Green Day’s American Idiot

Tue 26 - Sat 30 Mar 2019, Lyceum Theatre, Tudor Square S1 1DA

Green Day’s rock musical American Idiot, in Sheffield during the 15th anniversary year since the original album came out. It is the story of "three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world" with Green Day music and lyrics. Contains strong language and drug references, and presumably a bit of politics.

Sheffield Theatres

Fruit n Juice: Queer Apocalypse for Trans Day of Visibility

Sat 30 Mar 2019, 11pm-4am, Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre St. S1 4QZ

It‘s 2019 and it may seem like the world is ending, but queerness is forever, and it‘s International Transgender Day of Visibility so let‘s celebrate. Party like it‘s the end of the world at this apocalypse-themed takeover of Theatre Deli. Featuring DJs, drag, burlesque, and ‘The Bunker‘ chill-out space to shelter in, with visual art from the local trans, non-binary and genderfluid community.

Theatre Deli

Film: Threads

Wed 3 Apr 2019, 7.30pm, Film Unit Cinema, Sheffield Students Union, Western Bank S10 2TG

This 1984 film is a haunting and terrifying look at the impact of nuclear war on a city, which gave a boost to the anti-nuclear movement. It was filmed in Sheffield, including the Nottingham House pub. As panic increases, Sheffielders stock up on supplies and attempt to flee to the safety of the countryside. When a nuclear bomb explodes above the city, thousands are killed instantly - the lucky ones. The Film Unit describes it as an "unforgettable experience and scarier than any horror film."

The Film Unit is mainly volunteer-run, and is not just for students. It is based in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium, at Western Bank (off Glossop Road).

Tickets from Students Union

Green party fundraising gig

Sat 6 April 2019, 7pm, Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane S10 2FB

An election fundraising gig for Sheffield Green Party, featuring top Sheffield bands Treebeard and Club Shefficana.

Entrance £5 waged, £3 unwaged, pay on the night. Bar available, please bring food to share. Raffle prize donations brought on the night would be welcomed.

Sheffield Green Party

Non-Violent Direct Action Training

Sat 6 Apr 2019, 2.30-5pm, Union Street, 18-22 Union St. S1 2JP

Extinction Rebellion Sheffield training session in non-violent direct action. Life as we know it is falling apart. Extreme weather events and mass species extinction cover the globe. The government has failed to implement radical change and environmental organisations have failed to take sufficient action. It´s time to rebel. Join the Extinction Rebellion introduction to non-violent direct action - both theory and practice.

What are your rights? How do you de-escalate tense situations? Affinity groups are forming around the country to take part in a series of escalating disruptions. This training will include briefing about the Rebellion, action essentials and practice of nonviolent techniques, and create affinity groups for people in the Sheffield area.

Note this venue is only accessible via a stairway. Please book your place on the link below.

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