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Food Works Not Food Waste Campaign

Deadline 4pm on 24th December 2018

The Real Junk Food Project has been working for the last three years as collecting and redistributing perfectly good food that would have gone to waste, turning over 300 tonnes into thousands of meals. Their strong community of volunteers, suppliers and sp...

Sheffield hostel fears for migrant children

December 2018

Campaigners have handed a petition to Sheffield Council to end the use of the Earl Marshall Guest House in Burngreave to accommodate children of migrants and refugees. The guest house houses single homeless men, and concerns have been expressed at the safe...

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Events Listings

26th 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

Lantern-making workshops

Sundays 23, 30 Sep & 7th Oct, 1-4pm, Burngreave Chapel, Burngreave Cemetery, Melrose Rd S3 9DN

Make your own big illuminated lantern for the Friends of Parkwood Springs procession (see 13th Oct). Free to attend workshops with Patrick Amber. Materials provided.

There are also children's lantern-making workshops (details online here).

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).

Big Conversation on Climate Change

Wed 26 Sep 2018, 7.30pm, Central United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk St. S1 2JB

Sheffield Climate Alliance are hosting this event for a second time running, giving the citizens of Sheffield a chance to raise their concerns with Paul Blomfield MP on climate change and issues like fracking, forestry, transport, food, climate, jobs or education.

Refreshments provided. Further details and ticket booking below.

Eventbrite ticket booking (free)

"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

Childhoods at a Cross Roads in Ghana: Growing up in the Shadow of Colonialism

Wed 26 Sep 2018, 5pm-6pm, The Spiegeltent, Barkers Pool S1 2JA

A vibrant performance of poetry and music by Kweku Sackey (Sheffield-based frontman of Afrobeat group KOG and the Zongo Brigade) using traditional instruments to explore the impact of British colonial rule and missionary activities on childhoods in Ghana.

Followed by a discussion between Dr Afua Twum-Danso Imoh (lecturer in Sociology of Childhood at the University of Sheffield) and Kweku Sackey, focusing on their own childhoods in Ghana. Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

National Food Service Exhibition

Sun 23–Sat 29 Sep 2018, 11am–4pm, Foodhall, 121 Eyre St. S10 4QW

Exhibition of work on social eating and design, accompanying The National Food Service Symposium. Work by various people including Marsha Smith, Megan Blake, Kata Fodor, Kenneth Okafor and Nick Taylor Buck.

The National Food Service Symposium is the first of its kind on the emerging non-hierarchical, non-charity, open source social eating movement. It aims to foster a collective knowledge base at a time of significant social innovation among problems of food poverty, social isolation and exclusion, and food waste. Imagine a future with free eating spaces on every street. The Foodhall Project Sheffield examines this utopian vision, with a series of free talks and meals.

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

Festival of the Mind

Exploring Social Eating

Wed 26 Sep 2018, 6pm–11pm, Foodhall, 121 Eyre St. S10 4QW

A talk with Robin Dunbar (Evolutionary Psychology, University of Oxford - his recent Breaking Bread report revealed that regularly eating alone is the biggest single factor for unhappiness besides existing mental illness) and Megan Blake (Food Justice, University of Sheffield). Informal questions and answers afterwards.

The talk is accompanied by a meal provided by volunteers. Part of The National Food Service Symposium, the first of its kind on the emerging non-hierarchical, non-charity, open source social eating movement. It aims to foster a collective knowledge base at a time of significant social innovation among problems of food poverty, social isolation and exclusion, and food waste. Imagine a future with free eating spaces on every street. The Foodhall Project Sheffield examines this utopian vision, with a series of free talks and meals. 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

"Bismillah!"

Wed 26 & Thu 27 Sep 2018, 7.30pm, Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre St. S1 4QZ

Performance by Wound Up Theatre. A story of social alienation, prejudice, radicalisation and the rock band Queen. Dean joined the Army, 'Danny' joined the Islamic State. One from Leeds, the other from London. Brought together in a holding cell in Northern Iraq, as captive and volatile guard. Shortlisted for an Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award, Bismillah! is a hilarious, heart-breaking and compassionate contribution to the vital discussion around the experiences of disenfranchised young people in modern Britain.

Tickets £10, £8 concessions.

Theatre Deli

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