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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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1st March 2019

Course: Sheffield Activism - Rebellion to Cold War

Thu 17/24 Jan - Thu 28 Mar 2019, Voluntary Action Sheffield (The Circle), 33 Rockingham Lane, S1 4FW

A course on Sheffield´s long history of people´s activism, run by the WEA (Workers´ Educational Association). Tutor (and activist) Nigel Slack will cover the period 1500-1950 in this series of 2-hour sessions.

NOTE you can choose 3pm or 6pm start time. Fee £87.50, all details on the link below, including downloadable full course information sheet. The course is suitable for beginners or improvers, no pre-reading is required.

Afternoon Course.
Evening Course.

Performance: "Rouse, Ye Women!"

26 Feb to 2 Mar 2019, 7.30pm, Lantern Theatre, 18 Kenwood Park Rd. S7 1NF

A new folk opera telling the true story of women chainmakers involved in the ‘home-working sweated industries’, working in the backyards of their homes. Union organiser and campaigner Mary Reid Macarthur led hundreds of women to strike for a living wage, helping to form the principle of a national minimum wage. The role of trade unionist and strike leader Mary is performed by Scottish folk singer Bryony Purdue.

Tickets from Lantern Theatre at Ticketsource

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