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August 2019

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Clean Air Zone Consultation

August 2019

The consultation being held by Sheffield City Council on the "Clean Air Zone" proposals finishes on Sunday 25th August 2019. You can find the link to it here. All individuals that live, work or travel regularly to the city centre are encouraged to complete...

Free cycling lessons

Autumn 2019

Pedal Ready offers free cycling lessons in Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster. From learning to ride a bike to advanced commuter skills; bike included with all lessons.For details of courses and day sessions email: or phone Sheff 241...

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18th May 2019

Sheffield Zine Fest 2019

Sat 18 May 2019, The Workstation, Paternoster Row S1 2BX

The 6th annual festival of DIY (home made) comics, magazines and other publications. A full range of different styles and content is available, or why not apply to be part of it? Details on the website.

Sheffield Zine Fest

Sheffield Environment Weeks

Sat 27 Apr-Sun 9 Jun 2019

We can be proud of the hundreds of activities that make up Sheffield Environment Weeks, which has run for many years. They range from talks on a range of subjects, to projects like urban agriculture and wildlife conservation. To get involved see the timetable on the website. Officially it runs 27th April to 9th June but some events are on before this.

Sheffield Environment Weeks

Fruit n Juice x Common Thread Clothes Swap Party

Sat 18 May 2019, from 1pm, Foodhall, 121 Eyre St. S1 4QW

Common Thread and Fruit n Juice come together for a slow fashion party. Common Thread host their monthly clothes exchange from 1-4pm (bring nearly-new items and take some away), followed by talks on the impact of fast fashion on people and planet from researchers and activists, a fashion show, music and dancing from 6pm. This event has been sponsored by Barnsley Digital Media Centre.

Foodhall is a community-managed open public dining room and kitchen in the city centre, serving hot meals to all on a contribute-what-you-can basis. They promote excellent values of community, diversity, skill-sharing, education, participation, equality and inclusion. As well as core opening hours for food (10am-3pm every Thursday and Friday) there are many events such as this, see the website for what else is on.

For further information and our full programme visit

Eurovision boycott protest

Sat 18 May 2019, 12 noon, at the Town Hall

The Eurovision final is on 18th May and there will be a special demonstration at the Town Hall at noon on that day.

According to Haaretz, the expected number of Eurovision tourists has been cut from 18000 to 10000 citing lack of funding resulting in higher ticket prices as the cause of this - no mention of European wide campaigns calling for people not to attend! Israel is using Eurovision to promote itself as "the only democracy in the Middle East" while its apartheid policies continue to deny human rights to 5 million Palestinians.

Hear the new Eurovision Boycott song

Eurovision: Artwashing Apartheid

Course: "Modern Activism in Sheffield - 1950 to date"

Fri 17 or Sat 18 May 2019, 1-5pm, Union St, 18-20 Union Street S1 2JP

A one-day session on Modern Activism in Sheffield - 1950 to date, with Nigel Slack, Sheffield citizen activist. The discussion will bring the radical history of the city up to date and give a taste of the campaigns that were key parts of the modern city. From the Poll Tax to the Battle of Orgreave and Nuclear Disarmament to Street Trees, find out more about the campaigns that are still part of today's vibrant radical city.

Understand Sheffield's unique role in Activism. Learn the role of the activist campaigns in the city since 1950, activism in the modern world, and the role of media and particularly social media in modern activism.

Bring materials for note taking if you can, but no pre-reading or pre-course work is required. No skills or experience needed, this course is for beginners. It runs on both days at the same time.

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Training For Change

Sat 18 May 2019, 10.30-4.30pm, Union St, 18-22 Union St. S1 2JP

If you’re angry at the way things are in this country right now and want to do something about it - organise! Join community union ACORN for a one-day accredited crash course in community organising.

Part of Festival of Debate. Spaces limited. Tickets to this event are free, please book using the link below.


Training: How To Have Engaging Political Conversations

Sat 18 May 2019, 11am-1pm, Union Street, 18-22 Union St. S1 2JP

Back by popular demand, this training is free and open to anyone. It is useful for people that have never been out campaigning before, to those who want to practice their conversation skills. The short training session at Union Street at 11am will cover the fundamental aims and structure of an engaging conversation, then off to put the training to use in the city with the ACORN petition for landlord licensing.

The day will include some standing around outside so bring some warm clothes.

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