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Extinction Rebellion National School Climate Strike

Feb 15th 2019

You might want to mention to any young people you know that there is going to be a national School Climate Strike on February the 15th, in case they are keen on organizing something in Sheffield.Facebook event page...

Fears for Zimbabweans in Sheffield

February 2019

Following worries about asylum seekers being asked ‘distressing’ questions by a Zimbabwean Embassy official invited to Sheffield by the Home Office to interrogate them in December, the worst fears may now be realised. Two Zimbabwean nationals, who have...

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24th October 2019

Talk: Council housing

Wed 24 Oct 2018, 7pm, Studio, University of Sheffield Students Union, Western Bank S10 2TG

John Boughton is the researcher and writer behind the website Municipal Dreams. He presents "Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing", a history of local authority housing in the UK, including Sheffield. He reviews the idea of state housing, through the Tory disaster of "Right to Buy" and controversial regeneration schemes. Good housing, he argues passionately, is vital for society.

Part of 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

"Unexplained"

Wed 24 Oct 2018, 7.30pm, Firth Hall, Firth Court, University of Sheffield, Western Bank S10 2TN

Researcher and writer Richard MacLean Smith talks about his book "Unexplained". Based on his podcast series Unexplained, it covers strange unsolved mysteries from around the world, analysed with open minded scepticism. Subjects range from political conspiracy theories to historical cases, and whether things traditionally thought to be supernatural may in fact lead to new scientific discoveries.

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

"Close Quarters"

Wed 24 Oct-Sat 10 Nov 2018, various performances, Studio, Sheffield Theatres, Norfolk St, Sheffield S1 1DA

The world première of a play by Kate Bowen. Cormack, Findlay and Davies are the elite. They are the first generation of female soldiers to serve in the British infantry in close combat roles, ever. They’ve aced physical tests only 5% of female soldiers can pass; they’ve been trained to shoot, fight and kill. They’ve proven their exceptional skill and discipline – while everyone around them questions whether they should even be allowed to serve. And now they’re about to join the action.

A co-production between Sheffield Theatres and Out of Joint. Suitable for ages 14+. Contains strong language and sexual references. Box Office Sheff 2496000.

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