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March 2019

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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...

Dan Jarvis: Save our bus services!

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Since privatisation by the Conservatives in 1986, bus use here has halved, despite the pollution and climate problems. In London it has doubled. Government transport funding per person is £4,155 in London, but only £844 in South Yorkshire (source: IPPR N...

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22nd March 2019

The Real Junk Food Project

Mar 2018

The Real Junk Food Project has various excellent volunteer-run projects, using food which would otherwise go to waste. The following operate on the basis of pay-as-you-feel:

Steeple Corner Café (Victoria Centre, 37 Stafford Rd., Norfolk Park S2 2SE) open 5 days a week.
Citrus Café, Zest Centre, 18 Upperthorpe, S6 3NA) open 6 days a week.
Shareouse Market (49 Carlisle Street, S4 7LJ) open Tuesday–Saturday 12-2pm as a pay-as-you-feel store.

They also run Fuel For School, an educational programme helping primary schools to take direct environmental action and make a positive change in the local community, and they offer catering for conferences, parties, weddings and events from 5 – 350 people, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

The Real Junk Food Project


Mar 2018

Foodhall Café is an open community venue which offers food that would have been thrown away, surplus donated by retailers, on a "Pay-as-you-feel" basis. It is run by volunteers and encourages community engagement between the general public including students, homeless people, mental health groups, isolated people, people with addiction problems and people who need to access food.

You can help, whether by just visiting to eat and socialise, or maybe food preparation, or even playing the house piano.

The cafe opens Thursdays and Fridays, there are also art workshops and reading groups, and some nights it becomes a DIY venue for fundraiser gigs.


Performance: "Three Acres and a Cow"

Thu 22 Mar 2018, 6:30pm, Regather, 57-59 Club Garden Rd. S11 8BU

The return to Sheffield of "Three Acres And A Cow" which is well worth experiencing. It connects the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with current issues like fracking, the housing crisis and transition town and food sovereignty movements, via the Enclosures, English Civil War, Irish Land League and Industrial Revolution.

It is a great performance, drawing a compelling narrative through the radical people’s history of Britain in folk song, stories and poems. Part talk, part history lecture, part folk club sing-a-long, part poetry slam, part storytelling session… Come and share in these tales as they have been shared for generations. Featuring Tim Ralphs, Roo Bramley and Robin Grey.

Doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Three Acres and a Cow
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Public meeting. In Erdogan’s Turkey: Do Human Rights Exist?

Thu 22 Mar 2018, 6-8 pm. Sheffield University Arts Tower, Lecture Theatre 5, Western Bank S10 2NT

Panel discussion about the human rights situation and latest update in Turkey. What rights do Kurds in Turkey have? What is Turkey’s role in the refugee crisis?

Prof. Mehmet Ugur: Greenwich University, Economics and Institutions.
Hakan Çiftçi: Representative of HDP Party Turkey (People`s Democratic Party)
Richard Williams: Amnesty International (Turkey country Coordinator in UK)

Event organised by SYMAAG (South Yorkshire Migration Asylum Action Group), Sheffield Amnesty International, and Politics Society of Politics Department, Sheffield University.

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