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September 2019

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Natalie Bennett appointed to House of Lords

Sept 2019

Natalie Bennett, the former Green Party leader who lives in Sheffield, has been appointed to the House of Lords - which she thinks should be abolished. She noted that the Greens have three parliamentary representatives but this is only 0.2% of the combined...

Tenants: Sign the open letter from ACORN

Sept 2019

For years ACORN has been on the front line of the fight against homelessness and housing insecurity. They have prevented hundreds of evictions and where necessary, physically stopped them by confronting bailiffs and landlords with united community action.F...

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30th March 2019

Green Day’s American Idiot

Tue 26 - Sat 30 Mar 2019, Lyceum Theatre, Tudor Square S1 1DA

Green Day’s rock musical American Idiot, in Sheffield during the 15th anniversary year since the original album came out. It is the story of "three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world" with Green Day music and lyrics. Contains strong language and drug references, and presumably a bit of politics.

Sheffield Theatres

Lantern-making workshops for Sharrow Lantern Carnival

March/April 2019

This year the Sharrow Lantern Carnival is on Sunday 7th April. Anyone can make a lantern before the carnival, and these workshops are free. Materials are available, although donations are welcome.

Saturday and Sunday workshops: 1-5pm at the Old Junior School, South View Rd, S7 1DB. March: Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd, Sat 9th, Sun 10th, Sat 16th, Sun 17th, Sat 23rd, Sun 24th, Sat 30th, Sun 31st and Sat 6th April.

Tuesday evening workshops: 5-8pm at St Marys Church, Bramall Lane. March: Tues 12th, Tues 19th, Tues 26th, and Tues 2nd April.

Creative Action Network

Fruit n Juice: Queer Apocalypse for Trans Day of Visibility

Sat 30 Mar 2019, 11pm-4am, Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre St. S1 4QZ

It‘s 2019 and it may seem like the world is ending, but queerness is forever, and it‘s International Transgender Day of Visibility so let‘s celebrate. Party like it‘s the end of the world at this apocalypse-themed takeover of Theatre Deli. Featuring DJs, drag, burlesque, and ‘The Bunker‘ chill-out space to shelter in, with visual art from the local trans, non-binary and genderfluid community.

Theatre Deli

Demonstration: Shut Down Morton Hall Detention Centre

Sat 30 Mar 2019, coaches from Sheffield

Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre, in Lincolnshire, is a prison contracted to the Home Office as an Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) which can detain 392 people. There have been several deaths in recent years inside its walls, with nearly half the detainees feeling suicidal or depressed according to a 2017 Prison Inspectors report.

Join South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG), Sheffield Student Action for Refugees (STAR), Sheffield Labour Students and These Walls Must Fall, to protest against the cruel and inhumane treatment of detainees at Morton Hall.

Morton Hall is where our Zimbabwean friends from South Yorkshire, Victor, Khuzani and Benji, were detained and threatened with deportation last month. A huge campaign secured their release and halted the Home Office deportation plans. This demonstation will build on that success. In October 2018, Sheffield organisations were among many who surrounded Morton Hall to show solidarity with those inside. They continue to campaign to bring an end to the racist and oppressive institution of detention in the UK. This is a return visit with more numbers, more banners and more noise to demand that this grim place is shut down for good.

For more information look here. There is coach travel going from Sheffield (free tickets are available to those who need them, or £11.25-£16.58) please click the link below.

Frack Free Festival - Fighting Fracking on Fossil Fools Day

Sat 30 Mar 2019, 10am till Mon 1 Apr, Harthill Village Hall

Family friendly weekend for local communities working together to challenge the fracking threat. Fracking has restarted in UK and multiple sites in South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire are under imminent threat from drilling. Now is the time to learn more about fracking, network with others fighting fracking and learn how we can best protect our countryside, community and the climate!

The Frack Free Festival will be full of workshops and skill-sharing sessions from normal people with extraordinary experience in campaigning against fracking, and dedicated trainers with years of experience. There will also be space for discussions, performances, action planning and opportunities to
learn what has been happening on the frontlines of frack free campaigning.

Saturday: The full schedule of workshops on the Saturday will be released nearer the time. Some of the workshops we have confirmed so far include:
- How to monitor noise levels and air and water quality
- Fracking and Health: the health risks of fracking
- The Rogues Gallery and Creativity of Protests
- The Frack Free KM8 Campaign: how we won and what we learnt
- and much more!

The will be a creative corner throughout the day to make costumes, banners, placards or bubbles! There will also be a kids area, so you can leave the little uns to play if you want to get really stuck into a workshop!

The Saturday evening there will be music and performances and a screening of the film "The Bentley Effect" (the story of the legendary campaign that saw fracking banned in New South Wales, Australia).

Sunday: There will be some more workshops and creative sessions in the morning before a family-friendly march through Harthill. It would be wonderful if different groups could bring their own banners so show how wide the resistance to fracking is and how we are all united!

Monday - FOSSIL FOOLS DAY events to be confirmed.

Veggies Catering Campaign of Nottingham will be providing wholesome food throughout the weekend on a donation basis.

Organised by FrAcktion, a Sheffield-based group fighting for an end to the fracking industry using creative direct action, organised skill shares and training. If you have any queries do not hesitate to get in touch at: They can organise accommodation and advise on car-sharing or buses, for those travelling there. Also, if you would like to get involved with the coordination of the Frack Free Festival, there are lots of ways to do so before and during the festival and they would love your help! Email or come to a Monday evening meeting in Sheffield to find out how to use your skills and time (however much or little you have to offer).

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Make Sheffield Beautiful Again: Climate Rebels Paint the Streets of Sheffield

Sat 30 Mar 2019, from 11am along busy routes in Sheffield

This Saturday, Extinction Rebellion Sheffield will be taking to the streets to install semi-permanent environmental art in the centre of our city. Make Sheffield Beautiful Again: Climate Rebels Paint the Streets of Sheffield will spread the climate call to action by gifting Sheffield a vibrant piece of climate art with the help of proud Sheffielders. The work will be done on routes in Sheffield, culminating outside the Town Hall.

The aim is to keep the climate emergency firmly in the spotlight and inform people of Extinction Rebellion’s International Week of Action that will commence on April 15th, when thousands of ordinary people around the world will stand up for their planet.

They invite all who are interested to stop by to speak to Extinction Rebellion activists about how they can get involved in the movement and join in acts of nonviolent civil disobedience around the world. Jade Clarke, Paint the Streets of Sheffield Coordinator says “realise your power and join the rebellion. We can insist on altering our systems and cultures to become regenerative. Our future is our’s to shape. Business as usual will not hold. We can’t wait for action, we are the action.” Extinction Rebellion welcomes all those who demand a better tomorrow free from climate catastrophe.

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Extinction Rebellion

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