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Global Justice Sheffield announcement

For June 2019

Global Justice Sheffield global are looking for willing volunteers for Peace in the Park, Sat 8th June, and the Sharrow Festival, Sat 6th July. Newcomers especially welcome, and you will be placed with at least one "old hand" there at all times, who can h...

Extinction Rebellion success in Sheffield?

14th May 2019

Activists from Extinction Rebellion Sheffield have engaged in protests that saw more arrests than the poll tax riots but were entirely peaceful. The movement is favour of a sustainable world free from the impending threat of climate breakdown and full of n...

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Nkululeko from Sheffield
That feels like change in the making. I feel at home with these sort of initiatives going on all around me.

Thanks for all you guys that are making change, given this job is often a thankless one.

Events Listings

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.

Sheffield Theatres

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