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Birley Spa Bath House may be saved

November 2018

Birley Spa Bath House fell into disrepair under the ownership of Sheffield Council, which planned to sell it off this year. Now, after a huge outcry, it will be registered as an ‘Asset of Community Value’ by the Council. They have given the Friends of...

Diversity Fest 2019 planned

Nov/Dec 2018

The Diversity Fest group have set pre-Christmas meeting dates to allow interested people to get join in and help. It is decided already that the event will happen in 2019, and they will work towards making Diversity Fest an official organisation for next y...

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Events Listings

22nd September 2018

Exhibition: "Art Against War"

On now til Sun 7 Oct 2018, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate S1 2PP

The Millennium Gallery in central Sheffield is showing "Art Against War: Peter Kennard and the CND Movement". Peter Kennard made powerful photo-montages for the peace movement in Britain through the 1970s and 80s. The exhibition is worth seeing, both as a look back and as an inspiration in the struggle for a better world in the future.

Opens Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm, Bank Holidays 11am-4pm. Free entry (donations welcome).

Event details at Museums Sheffield

National Food Service Symposium: Opening Night

Sat 22 Sep 2018, 6-9pm, Foodhall, 121 Eyre St. S1 4QW.

The National Food Service is a new idea. This symposium is for individuals and groups involved with the network of social eating spaces across the country. It is the first step in developing the concept, through free talks, meals and events, inviting experts and people active in the food sharing movement and those who are passionate about the topic.

Part of Festival of the Mind, one of a series of events. If you would like to contribute to the symposium in any way please contact through the Foodhall Facebook page. Further details at the link below.

Foodhall

Childrens' lantern-making workshops

Thursdays 20, 27 Sep; 4 & 11 Oct, 3-6pm, Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, Burngreave Street S3 9DN

Kids are welcome to make big illuminated lantern for the Friends of Parkwood Springs procession (see 13th Oct). Free to attend workshops with Patrick Amber, materials provided, bring your friends.

Children under 8 yrs must be supervised. There are also adult lantern-making workshops (details online here).

"Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise" campaign day

Sat 22 Sep 2018, 10–2pm Trades & Labour Club, 200 Duke St, S2 5QQ

After years of relentless cuts, privatisations and sell offs by the Tories at their worst, Britain is on the brink and we need radical change.

Part of "Vision Sheffield", a 2-week festival of political change, of alternatives, of celebrations of socialist achievements and demands for the many not the few. Organised by The Peoples Assembly and Sheffield Trades Union Council. Further details from sheffieldpeoplesassembly@gmail.com or 07941 332993.

"Urban Biophilia"

Thu 20 - Sun 30 Sep 2018, Love Square, corner of West Bar and Bridge St. S3 8NL

Professor Nigel Dunnett and artist Jo Peel have transformed an underused public space into a temporary pop-up garden and art installation, creating a positive area for people to interact with. With painted and animated murals and innovative greening and planting, this garden highlights the essential value of the imaginative public realm.

Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

Perspectives on Basic Income

Thu 20-Thu 27 Sep 2018, 10am-5pm, Art House, 8 Backfields S1 4HJ

Universal Basic Income (UBI) is gaining interest. It is a system where everyone receives a regular sum of money, without means testing, and whether or not they have a job, or work voluntarily. How would it change your life? UBI Lab Sheffield explores perspectives on it through three video interviews, plus vox pop audio capturing the views of people in the city.

Note there is also a late opening on Wednesday 26th: 10am-8pm. Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

Unhidden in Plain Sight

Thu 20–Sun 30 Sep 2018, The Winter Gardens, 90 Surrey St. S1 2LH

A thought-provoking display of photographs reflecting complex journeys into and out of modern slavery. The exhibition addresses the problem of how anti-trafficking images often stereotype and re-victimise the people they are trying to support. A collaboration between photographer Jeremy Abrahams and Migration Research Group academics Hannah Lewis and Gwyneth Lonergan, working with anti-trafficking organisations Ashiana, City Hearts and Snowdrop.

Note the times are Monday – Saturday: 8am – 8pm and early finish Sunday: 8am – 6pm. Also there are Audience Workshops in the Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey Street (nearby) on Saturday 22nd September: 12 – 1pm, Tuesday 25th September: 12 – 1pm, and Wednesday 26th September: 5.30pm – 6.30pm.

Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

"Warrior"

Fri 21-Fri 28 Sep 2018, Sheffield Cathedral, Church St. S1 1HA

A live-action animated rap music video that challenges the status quo, inspired by the inner thoughts of women from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. It uses their voices and experiences to deconstruct stereotypes. Advisory age guidance: 12+. Opening at various times during these dates, see the link below which has more details.

Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

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