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Vacancy at Sheffield Renewables

Deadline 28th August 2018

Sheffield Renewables is committed to making Sheffield a low carbon, resilient and sustainable city. They believe this can only be done through together taking real practical and positive action collectively. Despite a period of uncertainty in the renewable...

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...

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Events Listings

26th January 2018

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD)

Thu 25 Jan 2018, from 12 noon, Winter Garden, City Centre

Every year on 27 January, the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). This has taken place in the UK since 2001. On this day we share the memory of the millions who have been murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur, in order to challenge hatred and persecution in the UK today. The central vision of HMD is to learn from the past in order to create a safer, better future.

This year the theme is "The Power of Words"

Free event, everyone welcome on 25th January:
12 noon to 4.30pm – Short films (drop in anytime)
5.30pm to 7pm – Memorial candlelit vigil with readings and reflections

In addition, from Monday 22nd to Monday 29th January there will be a collection of posters on display in the Winter Garden.

HMD 2018 on Sheffield City Council website

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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