Alt-Sheff Events http://alt-sheff.org/rss.php The guide to Sheffield's radical, alternative, ethical business and groups MIGRATION MATTERS FESTIVAL http://alt-sheff.org/events/5274/ http://alt-sheff.org/events/5274/ Tue 19 - Sat 23 Jun 2018 at multiple city centre venues *** Britain’s largest festival about refugees and sanctuary returns for Refugee Week, bringing communities together through a soulful celebration of performance, food and culture. This rich programme will feature international theatre and dance, delicious iftars and global music evenings hosted by venues across the city to recognise the cultures that make Sheffield what it is and celebrate its status as a city of sanctuary."Pay As You Feel" tickets. Part of Festival of Debate 2018 in association with Theatre Deli.Migration Matters Festival Fairness: How to be a good neighbour in Tinsley http://alt-sheff.org/events/5276/ http://alt-sheff.org/events/5276/ Wed 20 Jun 2018, 6-9pm, Tingas Tinsley, Siemens Close, Tinsley S9 1UN *** In an age where social media is more popular than the pub, church, temple or mosque for social interaction, how and where do you meet your neighbours? Do we want to know our neighbours? What does your new neighbour need to know? What does it take to be a good neighbour? And is it your role to tell them about your neighbourhood? A panel will be exploring these complex topics, featuring local councillors and members of the community with lived experience.A free event, part of Festival of Debate 2018.Booking (free) at Tickets For Good Wheelies For Water http://alt-sheff.org/events/5278/ http://alt-sheff.org/events/5278/ Fri 22 Jun 2018, meet 6pm outside Sheffield Town Hall *** Two water treatment plants in Sheffield are now licensed to receive toxic water from Fracking (unconventional oil and gas extraction processes). Join this bike ride around the city centre and then out to Blackburn Meadows Water Treatment Works by 8pm (near Meadowhall) to spread the word to Sheffield residents - "No, not here and not anywhere!" 8pm onwards: Speakers from local Frack Free groups, Music and entertainment at the site. 9/10pm group ride back to city centre and to the pub.Non-cyclists also welcome, meet at Blackburn Meadows at 8pm for the gathering and entertainment. The train, tram and bus are easily accessible, with around a 10 minute walk at the other end. Meadowhall South/Tinsley Tram stop, Purple or Yellow lines, every 12 — 20mins late into the night. Meadowhall Train Station has trains every 7 minutes. Useful buses: X78, every 15 minutes from Stand C1 at the Bus Station will take you to A6178. Wheelies For Water SHEFFIELD CARNIVAL 2018 http://alt-sheff.org/events/5277/ http://alt-sheff.org/events/5277/ Sat 23 Jun 2018, 12-8pm, Norfolk Heritage Park, Guildford Ave S2 2PL *** A free, multicultural family event with lots of music and entertainment, fairground, carnival workshops, food and arts. A costume parade starts at 3pm. Sheffield Carnival was launched at the Sheffield Fayre in 2017 and looks set to get more exciting every year.Part of Migration Matters Festival, admission is free (donations welcome).Sheffield Carnival Sharrow Festival Volunteer Recruitment Event http://alt-sheff.org/events/5280/ http://alt-sheff.org/events/5280/ Sat 23 Jun 2018, 2-5pm, Old Junior School, South View Rd. (off Sharrow Lane) S7 1DB *** The supporters of Sharrrow Festival are preparing for 7th July this year, when thousands will come, bringing together a diverse community and celebrating unity. They invite local people, people who have experience of festivals and people who have never been involved before. A free, fun pre-festival afternoon of drop-in activities and cake! You can help to make some festival decorations, eat scrummy cake and hear some of the music that will be performing on the day. There is even a Sharrow quiz. To give something back to the festival you can add your name to the list of volunteers (they need 30 people) and talk through what job you might enjoy most.Sharrow FestivalFacebook event page