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Petition to ban slum landlords in Sheffield.

March 2019

The situation for tenants in Sheffield is unacceptable. Most of us struggle to get landlords to carry out basic repairs and far too many houses are not fit for human habitation. Mould, major safety issues, and rip-off landlords are common across private re...

Extinction Rebellion swarming

March 2019

On Tuesday 19th March Extinction Rebellion blocked the rush-hour traffic at the crossing outside the train station on Sheaf Street, Sheffield, in the top 10 most polluted places in Britain. Swarming onto the road for seven minutes at a time, they talked to...

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Lantern-making workshops for Sharrow Lantern Carnival

March/April 2019

This year the Sharrow Lantern Carnival is on Sunday 7th April. Anyone can make a lantern before the carnival, and these workshops are free. Materials are available, although donations are welcome.

Saturday and Sunday workshops: 1-5pm at the Old Junior School, South View Rd, S7 1DB. March: Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd, Sat 9th, Sun 10th, Sat 16th, Sun 17th, Sat 23rd, Sun 24th, Sat 30th, Sun 31st and Sat 6th April.

Tuesday evening workshops: 5-8pm at St Marys Church, Bramall Lane. March: Tues 12th, Tues 19th, Tues 26th, and Tues 2nd April.

Creative Action Network

Film: Threads

Wed 3 Apr 2019, 7.30pm, Film Unit Cinema, Sheffield Students Union, Western Bank S10 2TG

This 1984 film is a haunting and terrifying look at the impact of nuclear war on a city, which gave a boost to the anti-nuclear movement. It was filmed in Sheffield, including the Nottingham House pub. As panic increases, Sheffielders stock up on supplies and attempt to flee to the safety of the countryside. When a nuclear bomb explodes above the city, thousands are killed instantly - the lucky ones. The Film Unit describes it as an "unforgettable experience and scarier than any horror film."

The Film Unit is mainly volunteer-run, and is not just for students. It is based in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium, at Western Bank (off Glossop Road).

Tickets from Students Union

It’ll Be Alt-Right on the Night

Wed 3 - Fri 5 Apr 2019, 7.45pm, Theatre Deli 202 Eyre St. S1 4QZ

It’ll be Alt-Right is the story of friendship, disenfranchisement, punk-rock and a global movement - born of economic, political and social frustrations. Though a fusion of theatre, comedy, cabaret and jazz-punk, Alt-Right explores the discourse between two lives and asks what it’s like to be a disenfranchised young man in modern Britain.

Theatre Deli

Green party fundraising gig

Sat 6 April 2019, 7pm, Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane S10 2FB

An election fundraising gig for Sheffield Green Party, featuring top Sheffield bands Treebeard and Club Shefficana.

Entrance £5 waged, £3 unwaged, pay on the night. Bar available, please bring food to share. Raffle prize donations brought on the night would be welcomed.

Sheffield Green Party

Non-Violent Direct Action Training

Sat 6 Apr 2019, 2.30-5pm, Union Street, 18-22 Union St. S1 2JP

Extinction Rebellion Sheffield training session in non-violent direct action. Life as we know it is falling apart. Extreme weather events and mass species extinction cover the globe. The government has failed to implement radical change and environmental organisations have failed to take sufficient action. It´s time to rebel. Join the Extinction Rebellion introduction to non-violent direct action - both theory and practice.

What are your rights? How do you de-escalate tense situations? Affinity groups are forming around the country to take part in a series of escalating disruptions. This training will include briefing about the Rebellion, action essentials and practice of nonviolent techniques, and create affinity groups for people in the Sheffield area.

Note this venue is only accessible via a stairway. Please book your place on the link below.

Booking on Eventbrite
Extinction Rebellion Sheffield on Facebook

SHARROW LANTERN CARNIVAL

Sun 7 Apr 2019, from 7.30pm

This carnival has run since 2004 (originally a celebration of the first anniversary of the end of the Iraq war) to bring peaceful protest to the streets of Sharrow. Today they keep to these morals by celebrating the creative community in Sharrow. The carnival takes place annually in April and there are free lantern making workshops in the weeks before it. The theme for this year is "Disco At The End Of The Universe"

Gather at Mount Pleasant Park, (Sharrow Lane, near London Road, S11 8AE) at 7.30pm, setting off 8pm to parade for an hour and arrive at Sheffield General Cemetery (off Cemetery Road) at 9pm for food, dancing, music, fire spinning and more! Everyone is welcome, including children accompanied by adults, wrap up warm and bring torches.

Volunteer stewards, collectors and decorators are needed. See the website for details, and lantern-making workshops.

Creative Action Network

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