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Soundtracking Streets: Found Sounds and Impromptu Music

Online and in person
How to use free accessible materials to make art based in the environment around you. An alternative and progressive take on folk and song-writing, exploring themes of social politics, history and environment with musician and artist Jim Ghedi. His previous idiosyncratic take on folk has often been instrumental, exploring the natural world and his relationship to it through his music,…
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Film: Chelas nha Ka

Showroom Cinema, but you can watch online if you prefer
Chelas nha Kau reflects the lives and realities of Bataclan 1950, a group of friends from Zona J – a low-income suburb of Lisbon – who use rap music as a means to express their identity. Shot across three years, and emerging from a workshop with multimedia cooperative Bagabaga Studios, the film was made by the same young people that…
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Solidarity Forever: Community Organising and Creative Disruption

Online
A workshop about grassroots movements and how to take action in your community to share skills and creativity through collective action to effect change. How do we build an active and impactful network of mobilisers that can influence and make a difference to systemic problems at the hyperlocal, national and international levels? Organised with the UBI Lab network. The panel…
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Film: Who We Were: A Chronicle of Racism in America

Showroom Cinema, but you can watch online if you prefer
Taking American Civil Liberties Union deputy legal director Jeffery Robinson’s groundbreaking talk on the history of anti-Black racism in America as a starting point, Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America interweaves archival material, and interviews that chronicle Robinson’s meetings with change-makers throughout history. The film explores the enduring legacy of white supremacy and our collective responsibility to…
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Sheffield Town Hall
The Extinction Rebellion main focus this week is the national Resist G7 Day of Action. Come along tomorrow and bring banners and placards and join the Sheffield Climate Campaign Umbrella Group COP26 Action Committee, with trade unionists, direct action networks, climate justice groups, students and youth, migrant and racial justice networks, and community groups, taking to the streets in Sheffield.…
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Talk: Trade as if People Matter

Online
An online talk by Nick Dearden, Director of Global Justice Now, as part of the 2021 Festival of Debate. He will lay bare how far modern international trade deals are going in adopting and entrenching the principle that maximising short-term corporate profit should override any protections for us, and our planet. Drawing on his new book, Trade Secrets: The Truth…
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