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Olive oil from Zaytoun makes a great Christmas present, and supports Palestinian producers fighting Israeli settler aggression. It is available from Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign, call Sheff 2582734 or email oliveoil@sheffieldpsc.org.uk. (Please...

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October 2018

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Events Listings

New Takes on Fallen Women in Global Cinema

Tue 16 Oct 2018, 5.45pm, Waterstones Bookshop cafe, Orchard Square S1 2FB

A talk by Dr Kate Taylor Jones of the School of East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield. She explores global cinematic representations of the image of the prostitute, and the debate on repressive and empowering depictions.

Free to attend, no need to book, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Book tickets at the link below. Part of the 2018 Off the Shelf festival of words.

Off the Shelf

TalkingGigs: Dobet Gnahore

Tue 16 Oct 2018, 7.30pm, The HUBS, 6 Paternoster Row S1 2QQ

Gig in aid of ASSIST helping refused asylum seekers. Songlines cover star Dobet Gnahore from Côte d’Ivoire who performs exciting traditional African music mixed with electronic samples. Discussion includes Andy Morgan (author, journalist, photographer and ex-manager of Algerian Tuareg group, Tinariwen).

In the first half of the gig, Andy will explore with Dobet something about Côte d’Ivoire, her background and her music, illustrated by some key songs. The second half will feature a full set of her astonishing music with her full band.

TalkingGigs ticket booking

Talk: Palestine, Israel and the arms trade

Tue 16 Oct 2018, 7.30pm, Victoria Hall Methodist Church, Norfolk St. S1 2JB

Huda Ammori of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign speaks in Sheffield on the Israeli role in the arms trade, and what the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign can do.

Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Film: "The Spider’s Web"

Wed 17 Oct 2018, 7pm, Central United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk St. S1 2JB

Screening of a documentary on "Britain’s second empire" - the web of off-shore financial institutions that have a toxic effect on the global economy. Guest Sam Al-Hamdani from the Equality Trust and Fair Tax Mark will introduce the film and answer questions.

Organised by Global Justice Now. Free to attend. Refreshments available. All welcome. Full details below. (Note: Global Justice Sheffield’s AGM will be held in the same place, Norfolk Room, from 6.30pm to 7pm.)

Global Justice Now

What is a Green Space Really Worth?

Wed 17 Oct 2018, 5.45pm, Waterstones Bookshop cafe, Orchard Square S1 2FB

A talk by Dr Julian Dobson of the University of Sheffield Department of Landscape. She asks if we love our parks and green spaces, how can we give them the investment they need?

Free to attend, no need to book, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Book tickets at the link below. Part of the 2018 Off the Shelf festival of words.

Off the Shelf

Talk: The History of Migration to Sheffield

Wed 17 Oct 2018, 6pm, Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey St. S1 1WB

A talk on a new book, "Welcome to Sheffield" on the history of migration to Sheffield, by the author David Price, a founder member of SYMAAG (South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group).

Part of the 2018 Off the Shelf festival of words. Tickets on the door £7/£6 concessions, or in advance £6/£5 concessions, at the link below.

Off the Shelf

Film: "Seed: The untold story"

Thu 18 Oct 2018, 7pm, Regather Works, 57-59 Club Garden Road S11 8BU

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, yet many seed varieties have disappeared, and agrichemical companies like Syngenta, Bayer and Monsanto control most of the global seed market, making massive profits. This documentary follows passionate seed keepers who are protecting a 12,000 year-old food legacy, battling to defend the future of our food.

Tickets £7 from the link below.

Regather

"On Demand"

Thu 18 Oct 2018, 7.30pm, The Montgomery, Surrey St. S1 2LG

The Natashas Project present a new dance/physical theatre production and awareness initiative on the depths and effects of human trafficking and modern day slavery. It follows the honest movement of characters as they share with audiences the physical and psychological effects on the body and mind.

The production sets out to challenge perceptions and assumptions about manipulation, disorientation and dehumanisation in human trafficking and modern slavery.

Suitable for 12+ years, running time 45 mins followed by Q&A. Please note there is no disabled access at present.

The Montgomery

Talk: Viv Albertine

Thu 18 Oct 2018, 7.30pm, Drama Studio, Shearwood Rd. S10 2TD

Viv Albertine of punk band The Slits talks about her book "To Throw Away Unopened", on her working class life in London, family, power, and being a rebel.

Part of Off The Shelf Festival of Words. Tickets on the door £9/£8 concessions, or in advance £8/£7 concessions, at the link below.

Off The Shelf

Every Woman Disco and Social

Fri 19 Oct 2018, 8pm till midnight, Edisons, 2-4 York St. S1 2ER.

Every Woman Disco and Social, with bar, in support of Sheffield Palestine Women's Scholarship Fund.

Upstairs at Edisons, £7 entrance fee, pay on the door. All women are welcome.

Shut Down Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre protest

Sat 20 Oct 2018, 12-3pm, Swinderby, nr Lincoln LN6 9PT

Morton Hall is a prison contracted to the Home Office as an Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) and can detain 392 people. Four people died at Morton Hall in the year to April 2018. The Prisons Inspectors in March 2017 reported on Morton Hall: “Nearly half the detainees told the inspectors they felt depressed or suicidal on arriving at Morton Hall.” See here for a report on Morton Hall and previous protests.

There may be places in cars to Morton Hall from South Yorkshire. Contact SYMAAG if you want a lift.

SYMAAG (South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group)

Talk: Steve Bell on Jeremy Corbyn

Sat 20 Oct 2018, 6pm, Pennine Theatre, Owen Building, Sheffield Hallam, Howard St. S1 1WB

Political cartoonist Steve Bell presents "Corbyn: The Resurrection", an entertaining account of the rise of left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn through years of political turmoil.

Part of Off The Shelf Festival of Words. Tickets on the door £9/£8 concessions, or in advance £8/£7 concessions, at the link below.

Off The Shelf

Film: Beyond The Frontlines: Tales Of Resistance and Resilience from Palestine

Sat 20 Oct 2018, 4pm, The Hub, Hallam Students’ Union, 6 Paternoster Row S1 2QQ

A film screening and Q&A with Palestinian psychiatrist Dr.Samah Jabr. The film shows his work with people traumatised by supporting the resistance to Israeli occupation.

“The Palestinians perceive the Israeli authorities as taking sadistic satisfaction in our suffering. In response, the Palestinians often present a tough exterior, masking their emotions and effacing all signs of vulnerability in the face of those who killed their loved ones. Some Palestinians go further, trying to avoid inflicting further pain on their family members by holding their grief to themselves.”

Organised by Sheffield Hallam students’ Palestine Society and supported by Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign

The Proclaimers

Sun 21 Oct 2018, 7.30pm, Sheffield City Hall, Barkers Pool S1 2JA

30 years since their Sunshine On Leith album, new wave/punk folk band The Proclaimers (Scottish twins Craig and Charlie Reid) bring their songs of personal and political wit and honesty to Sheffield. A rare exception to the otherwise solidly mainstream programme at Sheffield City Hall.

Tickets £36.40 (inc. booking fee)

Sheffield City Hall

"WTF – Robert Peston"

Mon 22 Oct 2018, 7.30pm, Octagon Centre, University of Sheffield, Clarkson St. S10 2TQ

Journalist Robert Peston talks about current issues like austerity, Brexit, social mobility, Grenfell Tower, and Donald Trump. He calls for radical changes in education, politics, the economy, worker empowerment, understanding, tolerance and optimism.

Part of Off The Shelf Festival of Words. Tickets on the door £11/£9 concessions, or in advance £10/£8 concessions, at the link below.

Off The Shelf

History of Allotments

Tue 23 Oct 2018, 7pm, Regather Works, 57-59 Club Garden Road S11 8BU

Margaret Boulton presents a history of the peoples’ allotments in Sheffield from the 18th century through to the present day. Margaret is from the Sheffield Allotment Federation and author of "A History of Allotments in Sheffield". Free to attend, details and RSVP to reserve a place below.

Regather

What’s in Our Water?

Tue 23 Oct 2018 5.45pm, Waterstones Bookshop cafe, Orchard Square S1 2FB

How is drinking water quality controlled to prevent public health risks? A talk by Dr Isabel Douterelo Soler of the University of Sheffield Department of Civil and Structural Engineering.

Free to attend, no need to book, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Book tickets at the link below. Part of the 2018 Off the Shelf festival of words.

Off the Shelf

Escaping from the Amey PFI maze

Tue 23 Oct 2018, 7pm, Quaker Meeting House, 10 St. James St. S1 2EW

A meeting about the £2.2B Amey PFI contract with the Council to repair Sheffield roads and cut down thousands of trees. Dexter Whitfield of European Services Strategy Organisation, a leading activist campaigner and researcher on privatisation and the negative effects of PFI contracts, will be speaking.

This is a participatory event, open to all, explaining how PFI works and how contracts can be challenged. Free admission (donations welcome).

Note: organised by Alan Story/No Stump City, which is a small group (no known website) for independent action to save Sheffield street trees. It is separate from STAG, Sheffield Trees Action Groups, the main umbrella campaign against the tree felling. For details please email no.stump.city@gmail.com

Volunteering with ASSIST - Information session

Tue 23 Oct 2018 5.30 to 6.30pm, Room 43, Victoria Hall, Chapel Walk entrance S1 2JB

A short presentation about ASSIST’s work and a chance to find out about the volunteer roles that are currently available, and how to apply for them. All welcome.

ASSIST Sheffield supports some of the most vulnerable people who have been unsuccessful in their applications for asylum and as a result have been made destitute. Many of them have escaped the unimaginable horrors of war, violence and persecution. Without refugee status, asylum seekers are not allowed to work. Once their initial application for asylum has been turned down many are left homeless and destitute with no right to housing, benefits or other vital support, so ASSIST is an invaluable lifeline.

ASSIST Sheffield

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