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Extinction Rebellion letter to Graham Kellas

October 2019

Lana, a Sheffield Extinction Rebellion rebel arrested whilst protesting at the Government Oil & Gas Fiscal Summit, has written a letter to the organiser - who attended the same school, 30 years before her.Read the letter at Extinction Rebellion Sheffield...

ACORN statement in support of the Kurdish people

October 2019

The campaigning union ACORN has has issued a statement of support of the Kurdish people and the Rojava Revolution in Syria, currently under attack by the Turkish army after Donald Trump’s sudden withdrawal announcement. Turkey is the second largest force...

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24th May 2019

Sheffield Environment Weeks

Sat 27 Apr-Sun 9 Jun 2019

We can be proud of the hundreds of activities that make up Sheffield Environment Weeks, which has run for many years. They range from talks on a range of subjects, to projects like urban agriculture and wildlife conservation. To get involved see the timetable on the website. Officially it runs 27th April to 9th June but some events are on before this.

Sheffield Environment Weeks

Expressions of protest: Journeys toward understanding

Fri 24 May 2019, 7.30pm, Sheffield Hallam Performance Lab, Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2LQ

Jerusalem born singer-songwriter Avital Raz and performance artist Dani Abulhawa are friends. Dani’s father grew up in East Jerusalem, Avital in the west. On equal ground they explore their heritage and connection to Palestine/Israel through live performance (My Jerusalem), film (The Slide), a short talk and panel debate.

Tickets £10/£5. Part of Festival of Debate 2019.

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Money is Weird

Fri 24 May 2019, 7.30 to 8.30pm, Regather, 57-59 Club Garden Rd. S11 8BU

When it comes to money, Laurence Peacock (BA English Lit, 2008) definitely knows what he’s talking about. OK, fine, he really doesn’t. But he’s tried his best to find out ... From the mind that brought you ironic tax advice (Dodge&Co, Festival of Debate 2017/18) comes a show about money, and how profoundly weird it is. Join Laurence as he tries to answer the fundamental questions: What is money? Where does it come from? And will you give him £7 to talk about it for 50 minutes? No? What if he throws in some jokes and promises to keep the graphs to a minimum?

Part of Festival of Debate 2019. Booking at the link below.

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GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE

Fri 24 May 2019, 11am-2pm Devonshire Green, Division St. S1 4GX

School Strike Plus everyone else is invited to join in the biggest UK and global event yet! General strike!

100,000 species go extinct annually due to pollution. Resources are dwindling. We have only 8-12 years left to take drastic and immediate action. Extinction Rebellion urges everyone to respect nature, go vegan for animals and this planet, and join in these protests if you can. This is not going away; this is serious.

Sheffield Youth Strike 4 Climate: All supporters are welcome. Assemble at Devonshire Green at 11am, march to the town hall, then a rally until 2pm. Please bring your friends and family, and bring your own signs and banners.

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Food For Thought

Fri 24 to Mon 27 May 2019, Winter Garden/Millennium Square, St Pauls Place S1 2JF

Join Sheffield’s food for purpose organisations in the ShefFood Village at the Sheffield Food Festival. Explore the issues, meet the people and seize the opportunities to change the health, equality, economy and sustainability of food and drink in Sheffield for the better, for everyone! There will be hands-on activities and people who will talk with you.

Food Explorers Trail, Sat - Mon, 11-6pm
Have fun exploring the Sheffield Food Festival with the ShefFood Explorers Trail. Follow the trail, answer the questions and get your reward! Learn fun food facts and how your food system works. Pick up the trail leaflet from Regather in the ShefFood Village. Suitable for all ages.

Food For Thought ‘Table Talks’, Sat - Mon, 12-4pm
Curious about food and how we feed ourselves? Passionate about better food for everyone? Look out for the ‘ShefFood’ t-shirts and the ‘Table Talks’ signs and join them to share food, drink and conversation together and learn how we can all work together to make the food system in Sheffield better for everyone.

Mr & Mrs VegHead, Sat - Mon, 12-2pm
A Sheffield Food Festival twist to everyone’s favourite Mr Potato Head, everything you need to make a crazy fruit and veg head will be provided. There will be fruit and veg head selfies to share on social media, and a competition for the best head ever! Suitable for all ages.

No Junk Fruit Juicing, Sat, 2-4pm
Kids love drinking fruit juice, but do they know how easy it is to make? Kids can get hands on and messy as they learn about the simple process of making (and drinking!) fruit juice. Fresh fruit, leftover fruit or any fruit that would otherwise go to waste will be available to use, so it’s a great opportunity to learn about reducing food waste too.

Keeping Chickens At Home, Sun, 2-4pm
Kids love visiting the farm and learning where their food comes from. Kids also love taking care of pets. Keeping chickens is a great way to combine both, plus the family gets to eat fresh, tasty eggs. There will be a small flock of hens to watch and feed, and people who are passionate about chickens to talk with.

Kids Seed Sowing, Mon, 2-4pm
Once they have grown their own, kids love growing their own veg. They are more likely to eat them and they’ll have learned a little bit about where food comes from. Kids can decorate their own pot and plant some veggie seeds to take home. Even if you don’t have a garden you can grow your own delicious vegetables in a window box or on a balcony, it’s easy!

Disco Soup, Sat - Mon, 4-6pm
Join the party to collect, chop, and cook leftover food or any food that would otherwise go to waste. The music will be pumping, everyone will be dancing and we’ll all enjoy delicious soup!

Part of Festival of Debate 2019, in association with SHEF FOOD and the Sheffield Food Festival. Visit www.sheffood.org.uk to find more info and how to get involved. Hosted by not-for-profit social enterprise Opus Independents (which also publishes the Alt-Sheff "Localcheck" column in "Now Then" magazine). Free to attend, but please register using the Eventbrite link below.

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Sermon of the Soil: Soil Degradation & The Unfolding Global Disaster

Fri 24 May 2019, 6pm, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate S1 2PP

Professor Duncan Cameron, co-director of the Institute of Sustainable Food, talks about his research into soil degradation across the globe, one of the greatest threats to agriculture. Prof. Cameron looks at the past and present issues, and what we can do to develop sustainable agriculture to feed the world’s population.

Part of Festival of Debate 2019, in association with SHEF FOOD and the University of Sheffield. This event is part of the Our Planet strand which has kindly been sponsored by Sheffield Climate Alliance and Regather.

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