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December 2017

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Winter appeal for refugees in and around Calais

November/December 2017

Stand Up To Racism and Care4Calais are organising a winter appeal for refugees still living in Calais and its surrounding area, or in Paris or Brussels. The destruction of the "Jungle" camp by French authorities has not ended the refugee crisis, it has wor...

Sheffield Green Business Group planned

March 2017

Sheffield Green Party members who own or run a business are invited to a meeting discussing policies for Sheffield Green Party which are friendly to local business, rather than remote, faceless and profit-sucking corporations. Please contact Councillor Rob...

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Events Listings

29th July 2017

Sheffield Environment Weeks

All summer

Sheffield 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. In 2016 it won the category ´Small Group, Big Impact´ in the Sheffield ´Make a Difference´ Awards. If you want to volunteer see the timetable on the website.

Sheffield Environment Weeks


Sat 29 Jul 2017, Endcliffe Park, off Rustlings Rd. S11 7AB

Sheffield Pride is the city’s annual community festival and parade celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, non-binary and trans life, and welcoming friends, family and everyone to join in the fun. Lineup stretching all through the day and night, something for everyone to enjoy. There are also fundraiser events at various venues.

Endcliffe Park is 2 miles south-west of Sheffield city centre, at Rustlings Road junction with Ecclesall Road. Buses from city centre are very frequent.

Sheffield Pride

The Real Junk Food Project

July 2017

A reminder that the The Real Junk Food Project has various excellent volunteer-run projects, using food which would otherwise go to waste. The following operate on the basis of pay-as-you-feel:

Steeple Corner Café (Victoria Centre, 37 Stafford Rd., Norfolk Park S2 2SE) open 4 days a week and free wi-fi!
Citrus Café (New from 10th July 2017, at Zest Centre, 18 Upperthorpe, S6 3NA) open 6 days a week.
Shareouse Market (49 Carlisle Street, S4 7LJ) open Tuesday–Saturday 12-2pm as a pay-as-you-feel store.

They also run Fuel For School, an educational programme helping primary schools to take direct environmental action and make a positive change in the local community, and they run catering for conferences, parties, weddings and events from 5 – 350 people, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

The Real Junk Food Project

Foodhall Café

Eyre Street Café, 121 Eyre St. S1 4QW

A reminder that Foodhall Café offers food that would have been thrown away, surplus donated by retailers, on a "Pay-as-you-feel" basis. It is run by volunteers and encourages community engagement between the general public including students, homeless people, mental health groups, isolated people, people with addiction problems and people who need to access food.

You can help, whether by just visiting to eat and socialise, or maybe food preparation, or even playing the house piano.

The cafe opens Thursdays to Saturdays, there are also art workshops and reading groups, and some nights it becomes a DIY venue for fundraiser gigs.


Sheffield Vegetarian Group

Sat 29 Jul 2017, 10.45am-12.45pm at Blue Moon Café, 2 St James St. S1 2EW

Sheffield Vegetarian Group meets on the last Saturday of each month. Phone to confirm: Jenni 07929 831866.

Sheffield Vegan Beer Fest

Sat 29 Jul 2017, 12-9pm, Yellow Arch Studios, 30-36 Burton Rd. S3 8BX

The first-ever Sheffield Vegan Beer Fest, promoted by popular blogger Fat Gay Vegan. Looks set to be a great day with a big range of beer, food and festivities. More proof that veganism is not sober or boring. Tickets: £4/£5/on the door £7 (plus booking fee, food and drink not included).

Sheffield Vegan Beer Fest
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The Great UpCycle Fete

Sat 29 Jul 2017, 11am-4pm, St. Mary’s, Bramall Lane S2 4QZ

UpCycling is the creative transformation of waste into something useful or beautiful. This is a free-entry fundraiser to celebrate and support St. Mary’s and the excellent TimeBuilders skill-sharing project.

The event includes upcyled arts and crafts, FoodCycle international buffet, traditional tea tent, climbing and caving, birds of prey display, games and family fun.

​They welcome enquiries if you want to sell upcycled crafts, display upcycled sculptures, or your organisation’s work fits within the upcycle theme. Architecture students who fancy designing and building a temporary upcycle pavilion are particularly welcome (click here).


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