Alt-Sheff Events The guide to Sheffield's radical, alternative, ethical business and groups What kind of NHS do we really want? Tue 26 Jun 2018, 7-9pm, Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James St. S1 2EW *** A Socialist Health Association event asking, if we all want to protect the NHS, what kind of NHS? We want it to be national, but surely some decisions need to be local and personal? Many campaigners argue that the new Accountable Care Organisations are a route to privatisation. But what do we want instead? Join us for this thoughtful seminar.Entry free, (booking below), donations to the Socialist Health Association welcome. Part of this year’s Festival of DebateBooking page at Tickets For Good Celebrate the NHS reaching 70: but what is its life expectancy? Wed 27 Jun 2018, 7-11pm, Roco Creative Co-op, 338-346 Glossop Rd. S10 2HW *** Part of this year’s Festival of Debate in association with Sheffield Save Our NHS.National, regional and local speakers contribute their thoughts, memories, hopes and fears for the NHS, followed by discussion on how to help ensure its survival.The speaker panel, all appearing in personal capacities, will include: Dr Sally Ruane, Leicester Keep Our NHS Public and Director of the Health Policy Research Unit, De Montfort UniversityDr Stephen Watkins, Medical Practitioners Union (Unite) activist and Director of Public Health for StockportProfessor Mavis Kirkham, Professor Emerita Sheffield Hallam University and co-founder of the Radical Midwives Association.Followed by a social with music and entertainment. Free to attend, please book your place.Tickets For Good booking page Social Care: does anyone care? Wed 27 Jun 2018, 1.30-4pm, The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane S1 4FW *** One-fifth (19%) of the population of the City of Sheffield are disabled people. Join Disability Sheffield, the Disability Hub, and Healthwatch to debate the future of the care "industry" as a catastrophe in the making and how we can stop that happening. Too many lives are at risk to keep meandering towards tragedy.A free event as part of this year’s Festival of Debate in association with Disability Sheffield.Booking page at Tickets For Good Crosspool Festival Fri 29 Jun - Sun 8 Jul 2018, Crosspool, Sheffield 10 *** A festival in the Crosspool area with lots of activities organised by the community. Features include a photo competition, street market, open mic/acoustic night, folk music and dance, books, bric-a-brac, tombola, even a talk on The Story of Adela Pankhurst and her suffragette work in Sheffield and a film show “Suffragette”. Download the full programme from the website, for full details.Crosspool Festival Festival of Debate Closing Party: 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage Fri 29 Jun 2018, 7pm, Abbeydale Picture House, 387 Abbeydale Rd. S7 1FH *** The closing party for this year’s Festival of Debate celebrates 100 years of (some) women’s right to vote. Helen Pankhurst, granddaughter of Sylvia and great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, will do a Q&A based on her book, Deeds Not Words, with Dr Kate Taylor-Jones from the University of Sheffield. This will be followed by poetry sets from the Ted Hughes Award-winning Hollie McNish, Salena Godden, poets from the Verse Matters Collective, and music from Before Breakfast & Girl Gang DJs.Please note: Entry to the venue is available to people aged 14 and over. People aged 14 and 15 will be allowed into the venue under the supervision of a responsible adult. I.D. may be asked of both parties so please have this available to avoid disappointment.Facebook event page