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Natalie Bennett appointed to House of Lords

Sept 2019

Natalie Bennett, the former Green Party leader who lives in Sheffield, has been appointed to the House of Lords - which she thinks should be abolished. She noted that the Greens have three parliamentary representatives but this is only 0.2% of the combined...

Tenants: Sign the open letter from ACORN

Sept 2019

For years ACORN has been on the front line of the fight against homelessness and housing insecurity. They have prevented hundreds of evictions and where necessary, physically stopped them by confronting bailiffs and landlords with united community action.F...

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Events Listings

On The Surface Of Things

From Fri 20 Sep 2019, 7-10pm, Access Space, AVEC Building, 3-7 Sidney St. S1 4RG

This exhibition is the first of a series of events at Access Space over the coming year which invite artists to respond to the extraordinary contemporary circumstances. On The Surface Of Things is an exhibition of artworks that relate to our environment, either through our dependency on it, our relationship to it, our interactions with it, or our experiences of it.

An action affiliated with Extinction Rebellion Sheffield, in response to the declaration from Sheffield City Council of a climate emergency.

Opening Event including large scale film projection on the exterior of Access Space, (AVEC Building, opposite corner from The Rutland pub).

Film screening of short films by:
AsproZingel,
Kayla Parker,
Joshua Evan & Antonis Sideras,
Alessandro Carboni,
Lorraine Clewlow,
Matteo Zamagn,
alittlepieceofland.org.uk,
Dan Shipsides,
Andrew Payne,
Eva Rudlinger,
D-Fuse,
Nichola Rodgers,
Richard Bond,
Isabella Martin,
Amy Wilson.

The exhibition continues until 4th October, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11am-6pm.

It is curated by Sadie Renwick, Rachael Kidd & Access Space and includes a long list of artists - in alphabetical order: Krishna Alageswaran, Lizzie Alageswaran, alittlepieceofland.org.uk, Annie Anthony-Mays, Anthony Bennett, John Brokenshire, Daniel Bustamente, Stephen Carley, Claire Jane Carter, Jennifer Clowes, Krystal Collison, Cath Dunn, Alex Ekins, Paul Evans, Gill Gathercole, Ellie Harrison, Rachael Kidd, Tessa Amy Lyons, Anne Parfitt, Julia Parks, Sadie Renwick, Katherine Rhodes, Dan Shipsides, and Ric Warren.

Closing party Friday 4th October from 6pm, followed by a fundraiser for Extinction Rebellion, venue to be confirmed later.

Access Space

Nottingham Prints - Radical and Alternative News Media from 5 Decades

Fri 27-Sun 29 Sep 2019, Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB

Note this event is not in Sheffield, but could be of interest.

Sparrows' Nest Library and Archive has been operating since 2008 (like Alt-Sheff). It holds books, pamphlets, zines, leaflets, posters etc. focussing on the history of anarchist and social movements, protests and radicalism in Nottinghamshire, and the wider regions of East Midlands and South Yorkshire. They offer an online catalogue with downloadable copies, and visits by arrangement.

This event covers 50 years of Nottingham's rich tradition of radical publications. Note it is being held not at the archive, but in Notts Zine Library at Nottingham Contemporary, in the city centre. Free entry, accessible venue.

Sparrow's Nest

DIVERSITY FEST 2019

Sun 29 Sep 2019, 1-9pm, Hagglers Corner, 586 Queens Rd. S2 4DU

Returning for another year, the celebration for people of every gender, sexuality, ethnicity, age and ability. A statement of unity and mutual respect between the many communities of Sheffield. Free to attend, all welcome.

Diversity Fest

5G - Is it Safe?

Tue 1 Oct 2019, Sheffield Hallam University (City Campus), Howard St. S1 1WB

Mobile network providers like EE claim that 5G (fifth generation) technology is necessary for faster download/upload speeds. The government accepts this, and it has started to be rolled out across some UK cities. But 5G technology is controversial, including concerns about potential health risks and surveillance/security risks.

Ian R Crane is a former oilfield services executive who has spent the past seven years supporting communities resisting the UK Government fracking agenda. In late 2017, Ian became aware that country-wide tree-culling was directly related to the planned roll-out of 5G, because organic material (like tree trunks and leaves) interferes with 5G transmission frequencies. This prompted him to study the available academic research. 5G uses radio-wave frequencies in the areas that "microwave" things. This was discovered in the early days of radar, but the US Senate was recently told that there is no real research on impacts under the proposed 5G system.

This thought-provoking presentation will question the technology and our reliance on it. Ian encourages people to do their own research. The event is part of five-week tour of venues around UK. Tickets £8 in advance (£10 on the door).

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Global Justice Sheffield Meeting

Thu 3 Oct 2019, 7pm, Quaker Meeting House, 10 St. James St. S1 2EW

The monthly meeting of Global Justice, which aims to change the actions, policies and institutions of governments, corporations and wealthy minorities which are preventing an end to poverty and injustice.

The meeting is for discussing and planning upcoming campaigns and activities. Newcomers always welcome.

Dr. Bike Clinic

Fri 4 Oct 2019, times to be confirmed, Voluntary Action Sheffield, 33 Rockingham Lane S1 4FW

Not sure if you bicycle is fit for the road? Dr. Bike Clinics offer the chance to bring your bike along for a FREE safety check. A Sheffield Cycle Boost service, open to the public.

Dr. Bike Clinics

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