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July 2019

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Stopping the council mowing grass verges

July 2019

A new petition aims to stop Sheffield City Council mowing grass verges at the sides of roads, where there is no foot traffic or safety concern. Long grass is an important habitat for many insects; we need to create more such areas due to climate change. Ro...

Housing co-operative vacancy at Share Instead

June/summer 2019

Share Instead Housing Co-op has a vacancy, and another one very likely soon.Share Instead is a five-member mutual housing co-op living in a spacious old house in Sharrow/Nether Edge with a large garden. They make decisions by consensus and aim to keep ren...

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Events Listings

29th September 2019

Exhibition: "Art Against War"

On now til Sun 7 Oct 2018, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate S1 2PP

The Millennium Gallery in central Sheffield is showing "Art Against War: Peter Kennard and the CND Movement". Peter Kennard made powerful photo-montages for the peace movement in Britain through the 1970s and 80s. The exhibition is worth seeing, both as a look back and as an inspiration in the struggle for a better world in the future.

Opens Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm, Bank Holidays 11am-4pm. Free entry (donations welcome).

Event details at Museums Sheffield

Lantern-making workshops

Sundays 23, 30 Sep & 7th Oct, 1-4pm, Burngreave Chapel, Burngreave Cemetery, Melrose Rd S3 9DN

Make your own big illuminated lantern for the Friends of Parkwood Springs procession (see 13th Oct). Free to attend workshops with Patrick Amber. Materials provided.

There are also children's lantern-making workshops (details online here).

Childrens' lantern-making workshops

Thursdays 20, 27 Sep; 4 & 11 Oct, 3-6pm, Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, Burngreave Street S3 9DN

Kids are welcome to make big illuminated lantern for the Friends of Parkwood Springs procession (see 13th Oct). Free to attend workshops with Patrick Amber, materials provided, bring your friends.

Children under 8 yrs must be supervised. There are also adult lantern-making workshops (details online here).

Clothes Exchange

Sat 29 Sep 2018, 1-4pm, Union Street, 18-22 Union St S1 2JP

Common Thread Sheffield present the next Clothes Exchange. Bring a bag of clean clothes in good condition, and select from a big range of clothes to take away a bagful.

Entry £4 or 2 Time Builders timecredits. Also, the day before there is a light induction session for new volunteers to find out more (Friday 28th, details below).

Common Thread Sheffield on Facebook

"Urban Biophilia"

Thu 20 - Sun 30 Sep 2018, Love Square, corner of West Bar and Bridge St. S3 8NL

Professor Nigel Dunnett and artist Jo Peel have transformed an underused public space into a temporary pop-up garden and art installation, creating a positive area for people to interact with. With painted and animated murals and innovative greening and planting, this garden highlights the essential value of the imaginative public realm.

Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

Up Close and Immersed in Migration – live performance

Sat 29 Sep 2018, 6pm-9pm, Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre St. S1 4QZ

A evening of celebration of Sheffield’s diverse communities combining music, art, film and discussion, by the "Up Close and Immersed in Migration" project. Vibrant live performances from local international artists including global roots band Rafiki Jazz, and Zarah Hussain with stunning Islamic digital art animation.

After the show there will be a talkback panel discussion co-hosted by Sufi academic Dr Andrey Rosowsky, and theatre-maker and writer Javaad Alipoor. Open Kitchen will be providing halal and vegan food. Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

Performance: Out of the Archive

Sat 29 Sep 2018, 6pm-7pm, The Spiegeltent, Barkers Pool S1 2JA

"In the Key of Blue", a new musical composition inspired by John Addington Symonds (1840-93), a gay man whose life, loves and writings were subject to moral censure and legal repression. A lyric meditation on homoerotic colour, clothing and the human body. Based on archive research, and performed by Out Aloud, Sheffield’s LGBT Community Choir.

Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

Developing a Regional Food Service

Sat 29 Sep 2018, 6pm–11pm, Foodhall, 121 Eyre St. S10 4QW

A discussion with FareShare Yorkshire, FoodCycle, Gareth Roberts and Regather, Heeley City Farm, New Roots, Timebuilders and Isaac Tendler of Foodhall.

Accompanied by a meal provided by volunteers. Part of The National Food Service Symposium, the first of its kind on the emerging non-hierarchical, non-charity, open source social eating movement. It aims to foster a collective knowledge base at a time of significant social innovation among problems of food poverty, social isolation and exclusion, and food waste. Imagine a future with free eating spaces on every street. The Foodhall Project Sheffield examines this utopian vision, with a series of free talks and meals. Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

Unhidden in Plain Sight

Thu 20–Sun 30 Sep 2018, The Winter Gardens, 90 Surrey St. S1 2LH

A thought-provoking display of photographs reflecting complex journeys into and out of modern slavery. The exhibition addresses the problem of how anti-trafficking images often stereotype and re-victimise the people they are trying to support. A collaboration between photographer Jeremy Abrahams and Migration Research Group academics Hannah Lewis and Gwyneth Lonergan, working with anti-trafficking organisations Ashiana, City Hearts and Snowdrop.

Note the times are Monday – Saturday: 8am – 8pm and early finish Sunday: 8am – 6pm. Also there are Audience Workshops in the Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey Street (nearby) on Saturday 22nd September: 12 – 1pm, Tuesday 25th September: 12 – 1pm, and Wednesday 26th September: 5.30pm – 6.30pm.

Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

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