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August 2017

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Sheffield Green Business Group planned

March 2017

Sheffield Green Party members who own or run a business are invited to a meeting discussing policies for Sheffield Green Party which are friendly to local business, rather than remote, faceless and profit-sucking corporations. Please contact Councillor Rob...

Help the homeless

February 2017

Sheffield charity the Cathedral Archer Project is asking supporters to get involved in food parcel sorting, breakfast and lunch for homeless people. This year they will again hold their annual sleep-out to draw attention to homelessness and raise vital fun...

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Nkululeko from Sheffield
That feels like change in the making. I feel at home with these sort of initiatives going on all around me.

Thanks for all you guys that are making change, given this job is often a thankless one.

Events Listings

Sheffield Environment Weeks

All summer

Sheffield 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. In 2016 it won the category ´Small Group, Big Impact´ in the Sheffield ´Make a Difference´ Awards. If you want to volunteer see the timetable on the website.

Sheffield Environment Weeks

The Real Junk Food Project

Aug 2017

A reminder that 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 4 days a week and free wi-fi!
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

Foodhall Café

Eyre Street Café, 121 Eyre St. S1 4QW

A reminder that Foodhall Café 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 to Saturdays, there are also art workshops and reading groups, and some nights it becomes a DIY venue for fundraiser gigs.



Sat 19 Aug 2017, from 1pm, Doncaster Council Building, Waterdale DN1 3BU.

Live music stages, market, the "Procession of Unity", funfair and loads of stalls and entertainment. Annual festival for Donny´s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, along with friends and families and supporters. The Procession will depart at 1pm, please start to gather from 12.15pm. The route should take approx 30 mins to walk round.

Doncaster Pride

CommUnity Burngreave

Sat 19 Aug 2017, 1pm–5pm, Ellesmere Green and Spital Hill

Friends of Burngreave Library are working with local residents and businesses to organise a friendly and fun event in and around Burngreave. This is a response to some of the recent criminality that has impacted on the local community. They want to celebrate the diversity of the area, support local businesses and encourage local residents and people from outside the area to come together and discover what local shops, cafes and restaurants have to offer. They would also like to produce a guide to eating out at Spital Hill. The event has been organised in a very short time and will include a street party at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground for under 13s in the morning, an afternoon of sports and youth activity in Ellesmere Park for the 13-18s in the afternoon, music, dance, performers and stalls around Ellesmere Green, Ellesmere Park and local streets.

It’s the middle of the summer holidays and if you can help or support this event it would be very much appreciated. How you can help… Spread the word and come on the day, visit the local shops, enjoy a meal or a coffee at many of the local cafes and eating places. Stalls: There will be space for information stalls – no costs but you will need to supply your own tables and chairs etc.

If you want to join in or would like any further details, please contact:, or, or tel. 07876 550465

Sheffield Friends of the Earth general meeting

Mon 21 Aug 2017, 8pm Red Deer (upstairs) Pitt St. S1 4DD, off West St.

Friends of the Earth is a powerful force of people from all walks of life pressing for environmental protection and positive change. Current campaigns include air pollution in Sheffield.

The meetings are free and welcoming to newcomers, on the 3rd Monday of each month.

Sheffield FoE

Feminists Over Fifty Discussion Group

Mon 21 Aug 2017, 10.15am, Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James St. S1 2EW

A friendly and vibrant, over 50s feminist discussion group which has been meeting monthly for over a year. There are usually 15-25 women and they split into smaller groups for discussion.

Fee towards room hire is £3. All women welcome. Book a place with Maggie at

Critical Mass

Fri 25 Aug 2017, meet 6pm outside the Town Hall

Critical Mass is a fun, free and pro-bicycle ride that takes place in Sheffield (and many other cities around the world) on the last Friday evening of every month. It is a self-organised movement, in other words it happens with whoever turns up. Come and enjoy a nice evening ride around Sheffield for an hour, then off to a pub for a drink and a chat.

Critical Mass Sheffield

Sheffield Vegetarian Group

Sat 26 Aug 2017, 10.45am-12.45pm at Blue Moon Café, 2 St James St. S1 2EW

Sheffield Vegetarian Group meets on the last Saturday of each month. Phone to confirm: Jenni 07929 831866.

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