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Morning Star needs football and sport help

June 2018

South Yorkshire supporters of the socialist newspaper the Morning Star are currently planning a public meeting, in late summer. The discussion will be around football and sport and where it fits in socially, in the community, in politics etc.This is where...

URGENT !! Please support sanctuary organisations in Sheffield

URGENT DEADLINE: 12:00 MONDAY 30th APRIL 2018

Sheffield City of Sanctuary’s exciting new refugee centre in Sheffield is in the running to win £48,088 from the Big Lottery, in a link-up with ITV regional. Please click here to watch the film and place your vote.South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Ac...

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2nd January 2018

Seasonal greetings

December 2017

Sorry that Alt-Sheff has not been very much updated in 2017, for various reasons, but we have NOT gone away! If you would like to be kept informed, please subscribe your email address for Newsletters.

"Localcheck", a monthly Alt-Sheff column is published in Now Then magazine - the latest is available online at nowthenmagazine.com/sheffield/issue-117/localcheck

We wish all our readers a peaceful holiday and an "alternative" 2018.

Rail Fare Rises Day

Tue 2 Jan 2018, 7am-11am, Sheffield Station

Natalie Bennett and other Green Party activists will be at Sheffield Station from 7am to 11am on the annual “Rail Fare Rises” day as commuters return to work facing an average 3.4% increase in the cost of already eye-wateringly expensive travel.

All welcome to come down and say hello, give out leaflets and sign the petition (also online at action.greenparty.org.uk/railways

The Real Junk Food Project

Jan 2018

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 5 days a week.
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

Jan 2018

Foodhall Café is an open community venue which 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 and Fridays, there are also art workshops and reading groups, and some nights it becomes a DIY venue for fundraiser gigs.

Foodhall

Jepps Books in the Winter Gardens

All January until 31st

The well-loved Jepps Books now has a pop-up shop space in the Winter Gardens for the whole of January, six days a week. Radical books, posters and various left-wing things for sale. At this time when people need a vision of an alternative future, Jepps Books is doing its best to contribute to that vision of a better world.

Jepps Books

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