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March 2018

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Diversity Fest 2018 needs your help

March 2018 (Festival Sept 30th)

A crowdfunding appeal for the 2018 Diversity Fest has been started. Organisers are asking supporters to share widely and pledge if possible. To encourage pledges of £10, there is a reward of a pair of tickets to the next two fundraising events.Since it wa...

Fight the (Fracking) Power!

January 2018

The new situation with Bramleymoor Lane - more objections please!INEOS are trying to be very clever by filing a new Planning Application with Derbyshire County Council for exploratory drilling at Bramleymoor Lane. Because it is going to be treated effectiv...

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The Real Junk Food Project

Mar 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


Mar 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.


Justice for Kashmir rally

Wed 28 Mar 2018, 3.30pm, Sheffield Town Hall, S1 2HH

Sheffield Kashmir Working Group has called this rally as a reminder of the demand for a just and peaceful solution to the Kashmir conflict. Thousands of killings, rape by paramilitary forces, displacement and years of hostility followed the British division between India and Pakistan, hurriedly drawn as a line on the map.

The rally is timed to precede the Commonwealth Summit in April, in London. To sign the online petition of support, asking Sheffield City Council Leader Julie Dore to support the British Kashmiri campaign, go to the link below.

Kashmir Justice petition

Work Not Charity – An exhibition inspired by Painted Fabric Ltd

Sat 31 Mar to Tue 17 Apr 2018, 11am-3pm, The Art House, 8 Backfields S1 4HJ

Created by the artists as part of a Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) project, this is an exhibition for the end of the first year of a project celebrating Sheffield’s Painted Fabrics Ltd. This company was set up in the aftermath of the First World War to provide retraining and employment for service personnel. It was a home and workplace for disabled veterans 1915-1959.

Exhibition and café opening times: Monday–Saturday, 11am–3pm (closed on Easter Monday). A preview will be held on Thursday 29th March 4-6 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

Art House
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