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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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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. Volunteers do the hard work, and to get involved see the timetable on the website.

Sheffield Environment Weeks

Film: "I, Daniel Blake"

Wed 26 Apr 2017, 6-9pm, Union St. co-working space, 18-22 Union St, S1 2JP

The first in a series of new events for Sheffield with ‘pay-as-you-feel food’, discussion and organising. Each screening is collaboratively organised so you can sign-up, meet some friendly people and - if you fancy it - get involved. To kick-off, a showing of the powerful recent film about the dehumanising effects of cuts, "I, Daniel Blake".

Sheffield is an active and engaged city. In the past it has been instrumental in national politics, with activism by workers, students and communities. The Festival of Debate has become part of this ongoing history, as it enters its third year with a season for spring 2017. Events include panel discussions, debates, Q&As, artistic responses and keynote speeches, at various venues. The Festival of Debate is hosted by not-for-profit social enterprise Opus Independents (which also publishes a monthly Alt-Sheff column in Now Then magazine).

A pay-what-you-feel event, please register to attend via the appropriate Tickets For Good link on the website below.

Festival of Debate

Talk: Peter Tatchell

Thu 27 Apr 2017, 6.30-8pm, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate S1 2PP

Peter Tatchell, an LGBTI and human rights campaigner since 1967, speaking in Sheffield. His theme is how the bid for equality doesn’t question the current system, it seeks only parity for LGBTIs within it. In contrast, LGBTI liberation questions society and seeks to transform it, aiming for the betterment of everyone, LGBTI and straight.

Part of Festival of Debate. Events include panel discussions, debates, Q&As, artistic responses and keynote speeches, at various venues. It is hosted by not-for-profit social enterprise Opus Independents.

Tickets £6 plus booking fee, please register to attend via the Tickets For Good link on the website below.

Festival of Debate

Think While You Drink

Thu 27 Apr 2017, 8.30-10.30pm, Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Rd. S7 1FS

An informal launch party for Festival of Debate, and for a busy May Day weekend at Abbeydale Picture House. CADS is kicking off its beer festival alongside a curated series of short videos on political, social and economic themes with the hope of inspiring and enthusing. Come down for a drink, and get thinking. Free to attend.

Part of Festival of Debate. Sheffield is an active and engaged city. In the past it has been instrumental in national politics, with activism by workers, students and communities. The Festival of Debate has become part of this ongoing history, as it enters its third year with a season for spring 2017. Events include panel discussions, debates, Q&As, artistic responses and keynote speeches, at various venues. It is hosted by not-for-profit social enterprise Opus Independents (which also publishes a monthly Alt-Sheff column in Now Then magazine).

Festival of Debate

Health and Wellbeing AGMs of Recovery Insulation and Solar-Active

Thu 27 Apr 2017, 6.30-8.30pm, Sheffield Hallam University, Howard 5540 , Howard St. S1 1WB

An evening with AGMs of two longstanding and innovative Sheffield sustainable energy organisations, (Recovery Insulation and Solar-Active), and discussions on the theme of "Health and Wellbeing in our Homes and Neighbouroods".

Presentations, panel discussion and Q&A (questions and answers).

a. LEDs with blue-rich spectra - street light effects on human and wildlife circadian rhythms, road safety and the view of our night sky.
- i. On flowering plants in front gardens
- ii. On trees in streets
- iii. Urban tree care and planting
b. Urban food production and food waste
c. Air quality in the home and on our streets

Refreshments and raffle. Full list of prizes and details of speakers on www.inno-therm.com and www.solar-active.com or from the organiser at david@solar-active.com.

With kind support from:
• Sheffield branch of Friends of Earth
• Sheffield Hallam University Outreach
• Sheffield Climate Alliance
• Strip the Willow/REACH Homes
• Regather trading co-operative
• Carbon Neutral University Network - Sheffield [CNU]

International Workers Memorial Day

Fri 28 Apr 2017, 12.30pm outside Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone St. S1 2HH

Gather from noon for a ceremony to mark the many deaths over generations as a result of working conditions and accidents at work. “Remember the dead, fight for the living” is the theme. Opened by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, with wreath laying and speeches. Union branches will bring wreaths to lay at the Memorial Tree.

Sheffield Trades Union Council

Performance: "God Complex" by Jamal Gerald

Fri 28 Apr 2017, 6.30-7.30pm, Theatre Delicatessen, 17 The Moor (old Woolworths shop) S1 3LR

An interactive, work-in-progress performance focusing on free speech and the way we talk about race and gender. It explores how everyone has work to do politically, on the left and the right. Political quotes, protests and statistics will lead to healthy debate and discussion. No idea is above scrutiny.

Part of Festival of Debate. Sheffield is an active and engaged city. In the past it has been instrumental in national politics, with activism by workers, students and communities. The Festival of Debate has become part of this ongoing history, as it enters its third year with a season for spring 2017. Events include panel discussions, debates, Q&As, artistic responses and keynote speeches, at various venues. It is hosted by not-for-profit social enterprise Opus Independents (which also publishes a monthly Alt-Sheff column in Now Then magazine).

Free to attend, please register to attend via the Tickets For Good link on the website below.

Festival of Debate

Brexit & Social Haunting: What role does our past have in shaping our future?

Sat 29 Apr 2017, 12-2.30pm, Zest, 18 Upperthorpe, S6 3NA

Three connected sessions for fifteen local residents, where "Leave" and "Remain" voters will explore how the past shapes our current identities and our visions for the future. To mark out common ground those present will begin each session by cooking and eating a free vegetarian meal together.

Part of Festival of Debate. Events include panel discussions, debates, Q&As, artistic responses and keynote speeches, at various venues. It is hosted by not-for-profit social enterprise Opus Independents (which also publishes a monthly Alt-Sheff column in Now Then magazine).

In association with the Education & Social Research Institute at Manchester Metropolitan University. This event will be repeated on 20th May and 10th June. Free to attend, but please email to book your place, at mouthpiece@sheffieldlive.org

Festival of Debate

Sheffield Woodland Connections - Walk in Ecclesall Woods

Sun 30 Apr 2017, 10.30am and 2.30 pm, Ecclesall Woods

Do you want to gain confidence in identifying trees and woodland plants? Interested to know about woodland habitats and how people have shaped them through history? Want to find out more about how volunteers are managing the woodland today?

Join Sheffield Woodland Connections, a team of artists, ecologists and landscape architects, on a guided walk through Ecclesall Woods to discover the magic of the largest semi-natural woodland in South Yorkshire. This is an interactive project, they want to hear your questions, no matter how daft; to know your thoughts; and see any photos or drawings inspired by your visit. Please bring along cameras, pens and paper and they will help get you inspired. If you want to show your love for trees by learning how to survey them, bring along a fabric tape measure or piece of string marked with 20cm increments – then you can contribute a lasting record to the archives.

Together these personal impressions will contribute to the Woodland Trust Charter for Trees, Woods and People, a campaign that highlights the importance of UK woodlands. By empowering people with a deeper understanding of woodland ecology, future generations will help protect one of our most precious resources.

Maximum 25 people per walk. The walks will be a minimum of an hour and will stick to marked footpaths. Sensible footwear is essential, as paths are muddy. All welcome, but the walks are not aimed at young children, although older kids with a passion for learning about nature are encouraged. Sign up on the day at the stall outside the Woodland Discovery Centre or email franhalsall@googlemail.com to reserve your place.

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