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September 2019

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Natalie Bennett appointed to House of Lords

Sept 2019

Natalie Bennett, the former Green Party leader who lives in Sheffield, has been appointed to the House of Lords - which she thinks should be abolished. She noted that the Greens have three parliamentary representatives but this is only 0.2% of the combined...

Tenants: Sign the open letter from ACORN

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28th September 2019

Nottingham Prints - Radical and Alternative News Media from 5 Decades

Fri 27-Sun 29 Sep 2019, Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB

Note this event is not in Sheffield, but could be of interest.

Sparrows' Nest Library and Archive has been operating since 2008 (like Alt-Sheff). It holds books, pamphlets, zines, leaflets, posters etc. focussing on the history of anarchist and social movements, protests and radicalism in Nottinghamshire, and the wider regions of East Midlands and South Yorkshire. They offer an online catalogue with downloadable copies, and visits by arrangement.

This event covers 50 years of Nottingham's rich tradition of radical publications. Note it is being held not at the archive, but in Notts Zine Library at Nottingham Contemporary, in the city centre. Free entry, accessible venue.

Sparrow's Nest

The Blood of Our Children protest

Sat 28 Sep 2019, 11am-1pm, Sheffield city centre venue(s)

The Blood of Our Children is a public protest hosted by Extinction Rebellion Sheffield.

Climate and ecological breakdown is here. Children are already having to flee their homes due to extreme weather and food shortages exacerbated by the climate and ecological crisis. Society's continued failure to tell the truth and act on the climate emergency condemns our own children and young people around the world to a more volatile and more dangerous future. Society's inaction is sacrificing our children's future and this beautiful planet for a few more years of destruction.

In this dramatic protest, Extinction Rebellion Sheffield will draw attention to the climate crisis and the effect that continued inaction will have on the future of our young people. This will be a non-disruptive action and everyone is invited to join in. More details about the event will go on the Facebook page below.

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Extinction Rebellion Sheffield

On The Surface Of Things

From Fri 20 Sep 2019, 7-10pm, Access Space, AVEC Building, 3-7 Sidney St. S1 4RG

This exhibition is the first of a series of events at Access Space over the coming year which invite artists to respond to the extraordinary contemporary circumstances. On The Surface Of Things is an exhibition of artworks that relate to our environment, either through our dependency on it, our relationship to it, our interactions with it, or our experiences of it.

An action affiliated with Extinction Rebellion Sheffield, in response to the declaration from Sheffield City Council of a climate emergency.

Opening Event including large scale film projection on the exterior of Access Space, (AVEC Building, opposite corner from The Rutland pub).

Film screening of short films by:
Kayla Parker,
Joshua Evan & Antonis Sideras,
Alessandro Carboni,
Lorraine Clewlow,
Matteo Zamagn,,
Dan Shipsides,
Andrew Payne,
Eva Rudlinger,
Nichola Rodgers,
Richard Bond,
Isabella Martin,
Amy Wilson.

The exhibition continues until 4th October, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11am-6pm.

It is curated by Sadie Renwick, Rachael Kidd & Access Space and includes a long list of artists - in alphabetical order: Krishna Alageswaran, Lizzie Alageswaran,, Annie Anthony-Mays, Anthony Bennett, John Brokenshire, Daniel Bustamente, Stephen Carley, Claire Jane Carter, Jennifer Clowes, Krystal Collison, Cath Dunn, Alex Ekins, Paul Evans, Gill Gathercole, Ellie Harrison, Rachael Kidd, Tessa Amy Lyons, Anne Parfitt, Julia Parks, Sadie Renwick, Katherine Rhodes, Dan Shipsides, and Ric Warren.

Closing party Friday 4th October from 6pm, followed by a fundraiser for Extinction Rebellion, venue to be confirmed later.

Access Space

The Vegan Night School

Sat 28 Sep 2019, 10.30am-4.30pm, Sheffield Students Union, Western Bank S10 2TG

The Vegan Night School presents: Going Vegan, Staying Vegan.
What the science tells us about how people change their lifestyles, and sometimes don’t, and what you can do to help others and yourself live aligned with your values. Come hear Dr Alex Lockwood (vegan academic and author of The Pig in Thin Air), Leigh Venus (vegan activist and Minimalists, Newcastle) and Ben Thorne (Anonymous for the Voiceless, The Vegan Night School) share what they’ve learnt from psychology, arts and practice in a fun, non-judgemental interactive session.

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Sheffield Vegan Festival

Sat 28 Sep 2019, 10.30am-4pm, Sheffield Students Union, Western Bank, S10 2TG

All welcome, for free samples, discounts, food tasting, vegan food stalls including chocolate, cheese, cakes, takeaway food, animal sanctuaries, clothing and so much more. There will also be some fabulous talks and demos on from some amazing people and businesses.

For information about exhibiting, speaking, sponsoring the festival, volunteering on the day or anything else please email

Admission £2 in advance here or £3 on the door for adults and £1 for children. Under 5’s and carers go free, price includes entry into all speaker presentations and workshops.

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