Alt-Sheff Events http://alt-sheff.org/rss.php The guide to Sheffield's radical, alternative, ethical business and groups Melanin Fest Sheffield 2017 http://alt-sheff.org/events/5135/ http://alt-sheff.org/events/5135/ 1st-31st October 2017, Sheffield City Centre *** A celebration of Black History Month, October 2017, organised by Our Mel co-hosted by Gabriela Thompson Menanteaux and Annalisa Toccara. Our Mel is a grassroots volunteer community dedicated to exploring cultural identity, Black history and what it means to be a person of colour in Britain today. Inspired by two local lasses on a journey of self-love, Our Mel was born in November 2016 over a pack of caramel biscuits and a cup of tea - Yorkshire of course.Events for Black History Month could be happening near you; 31 days poetry/open mic, art exhibitions, dance, music, seminars, drama, speakers, workshops and film. Workshops include opportunities for people of all ages, races and religious backgrounds to gather together in a safe environment to discuss and learn about everyday issues surrounding people of colour in today’s society.Full schedule and more information will be available on the website, or email Public meeting: Why we should not be celebrating The Balfour Declaration – a Jewish perspective http://alt-sheff.org/events/5177/ http://alt-sheff.org/events/5177/ Mon 23 Oct 2017, 7:30pm, Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James St. S1 2EW *** Green Party member Robert Cohen, blogger and dissident, talks about the impact of the Balfour Declaration in 1917 which offered British government support for the establishment of a "national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine, then an Ottoman region with a minority Jewish population. Free to attend. Event full details at link below.Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign Life as a judge! http://alt-sheff.org/events/5175/ http://alt-sheff.org/events/5175/ Wed 25 Oct 2017, 6pm St John’s Buildings Chambers, 7 Leopold St. S1 2GY *** Hear from His Honour Judge Robinson, Designated Civil Judge at Sheffield, and District Judge Kelly, specialist in civil law at Leeds, on their legal careers and what it is like to be in the hotseat as a judge. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome. However, numbers are limited so please register your interest by emailing ylalnorth@gmail.com or registering with Eventbrite.Young Legal Aid Lawyers North - Eventbrite booking Rebuild: A Festival of Post-Apocalyptic Theatre http://alt-sheff.org/events/5168/ http://alt-sheff.org/events/5168/ Thu 26 Oct 2017, 7-11pm, DINA Venue, 32 Cambridge St. S1 4HP *** A celebration of theatre, the end of the world and the building of new ones - four theatre companies come together with four unique productions to create an incredible evening of immersive and interactive performance on post-apocalyptic themes.Rebuild on Facebook A New Man: trans memoir http://alt-sheff.org/events/5173/ http://alt-sheff.org/events/5173/ Sat 28 Oct 2017, 6pm, New Roots, Glossop Road *** Charlie Kiss discusses his recently released memoir, ‘A New Man’. It is a story of broken families, isolation and a total collapse of identity. Anti-nuclear protest at Greenham Common results in imprisonment. Severe mania and crisis of identity results in hospitalisation, homelessness, loss of friends and dignity.Throughout all these challenges lies the conflict of self-identity within, as Charlie knows deep down that he is male, but this is repressed. As a lesbian feminist Charlie believes that he should fight against stereotypes of what it is to be a woman but the repressed feelings keep resurfacing until finally Charlie transitions and is far happier and calmer but there are surprises at how the world treats him differently.Facebook events page