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March 2018

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Diversity Fest 2018 needs your help

March 2018 (Festival Sept 30th)

A crowdfunding appeal for the 2018 Diversity Fest has been started. Organisers are asking supporters to share widely and pledge if possible. To encourage pledges of £10, there is a reward of a pair of tickets to the next two fundraising events.Since it wa...

Fight the (Fracking) Power!

January 2018

The new situation with Bramleymoor Lane - more objections please!INEOS are trying to be very clever by filing a new Planning Application with Derbyshire County Council for exploratory drilling at Bramleymoor Lane. Because it is going to be treated effectiv...

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13th August 2018

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


Sun 13 Aug 2017, 12-5pm Wortley Hall, Wortley, nr Sheffield, S35 7DB

The annual family and cultural festival and celebration of the Labour Movement in South Yorkshire held in Wortley Hall, co-operatively owned and run, in the hands of the Trade Union and Labour movement for decades.

Fun for all ages, stalls, crafts, gifts, animals, dancers, face painting, bouncy castles, rides and games, music and entertainers, bars, food and drink in the beautiful setting of Wortley Hall and 27 acres of quiet woodland, formal and landscaped garden.

Admission free, car park charges go to charity. Bus number 29 runs every hour or two from Sheffield Interchange, get off at Wortley, then go down the drive to the hall.

South Yorkshire Festival


Sun 13 Aug 2017, 12-5pm, Greenhill Park, Gresley Rd. Lowedges S8 7HN

The popular Lowedges Festival is really big. This year a big top with top reggae tent with bands including Truly Apparent, Steel City Rhythm, Trixie Bang and Band, Irie White from Norfolk and Pantonic Steel Band from Stockport. There will also be a huge free beach with deck chairs and buckets and spades plus several free funfair rides, plus a farmers market, historic re-enactment, Classic Car Show, arts and craft stalls, a dance arena, a dog show, falconry, hot food areas, a balloon race, a teddy bear parachute drop and much more.

Free entry. Free disabled parking/toilets on site. An annual community festival organised jointly by Greenhill and Bradway Tenants and Residents Association and the Friends of Greenhill Park.

Lowedges Festival on Facebook

The Real Junk Food Project

Aug 2017

A reminder that 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 (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 offer 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.


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