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Stopping the council mowing grass verges

July 2019

A new petition aims to stop Sheffield City Council mowing grass verges at the sides of roads, where there is no foot traffic or safety concern. Long grass is an important habitat for many insects; we need to create more such areas due to climate change. Ro...

Housing co-operative vacancy at Share Instead

June/summer 2019

Share Instead Housing Co-op has a vacancy, and another one very likely soon.Share Instead is a five-member mutual housing co-op living in a spacious old house in Sharrow/Nether Edge with a large garden. They make decisions by consensus and aim to keep ren...

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Stand up to Racism protest

Tue 23 Jul 2019, 5pm, outside the Town Hall, Pinstone St. S1 2HH

Sheffield Stand up to Racism is holding this protest outside the Town Hall to call for "Neither Johnson nor Hunt - We don’t want another racist in No 10".

Sheffield Peoples Assembly will also have a stall on the day to support the event. They say NO to the Tory ’coronation’ of a new Prime Minister and YES to a General Election to finish them off!

Please come along to support this event.

ACORN Sheffield Quarterly General Meeting

Wed 24 Jul 2019, 6.15pm, Union St, 18-22 Union Street, S1 2JP

General Meeting of ACORN, an activist group campaigning on housing and other issues.

They have big plans for the summer, including an app to take ACORN’s work to the next level and save people in need from violent and traumatic situations, and for self-organising and peer-to-peer led solidarity. Come along if you might like to get involved.

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Marlo De Lara: "Sonic Acts as Resistance"

Thu 25 Jul 2019, 6pm, Red Haus Books, 232 Abbeydale Rd. S7 1FL

Leeds-based Filipino American Marlo De Lara is a prominent figure in a thriving and diverse international scene of female experimental music performers. As curator of the pioneering Ladyz in Noyz compilation series since 2008 she continues to promote emerging artists from around the world on her record label Corpus Callosum.

She talks and performs about the ‘artist struggle’ in the context of current political unrest and socio-historical gender barriers. As she explains: "The work of making art is more critical than ever to the individual and the social body. It nourishes our emotionally exhausted souls by allowing another method to exist and create. Sharing and talking about surviving these tumultuous times feeds the community of individually suffering marginalized peoples. In this way, it is a revolutionary act and a survival method. We must live through this. We must create. We must commune with others and extend our selfcare to the larger community."

Free/£3.50 solidarity tickets.

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Dr. Bike Clinic

Fri 26 Jul 2019, 10.30am-4.30pm, outside the front of One Northbank S3 8JY

Not sure if you bicycle is fit for the road? Dr. Bike Clinics offer the chance to bring your bike along for a FREE safety check. A Sheffield Cycle Boost service, open to the public.

Northbank is where Blonk Street crosses the River Don, and near the entrance to the Five Weirs walk.

Dr. Bike Clinics

Pride in Sheffield 2019

Sat 27 Jul 2019, 1pm-7pm, Endcliffe Park, off Rustlings Rd. S11 7AB

The return of the city's annual community festival and parade celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, non-binary and trans life, and welcoming friends, family and everyone to join in the fun. Everything starts with a parade from Pear Street at 12.00 noon.

2019 is also the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a pivotal moment for LGBT+ communities and a worldwide catalyst for change.

Pride is organised by a committee of elected volunteers, and is funded through sponsorship and donations. Endcliffe Park is 2 miles south-west of Sheffield city centre, at Rustlings Road junction with Ecclesall Road. Buses from city centre are very frequent.

Pride in Sheffield

Celebration of the life of Carmen Olivia Morales-Guarda

Sat 27 Jul 2019, gather 3.30pm, St James Church Hall, Scott Rd. S4 7BG

Sheffield Chilean community and friends gather to celebrate the life of their compañera Carmen Olivia Morales-Guarda, 5.5.1947–25.6.2019. She will be missed, her life touched so many people. Please bring your thoughts, stories, readings, and fondest memories of Carmen. Music, empanadas and yewum (mapudungun for potluck meal / sweets) and light drinks to follow. If you wish to attend please, RSVP to chilescda@gmail.com or text 07853 633637.

ChileSCDA issued the following message:

Con mucho sentimiento quisiéramos compartir la triste noticia del fallecimiento de la Cra Carmen, acaecido el día 25 de Junio en la ciudad de Valdivia. Carmen vivió parte de su exilio en Liverpool junto con su Cro Alan Rodríguez y su hijo José Miguel. Luego retorna a Chile después del ingreso clandestino de su Cro a nuestro país. Un par de años más tarde y debido al cerco de la represión, vuelve a GB y comparte con nosotros en Sheffield el resto de su exilio hasta principios de 1990, cuando retorna definitivamente a Chile.

Cra Carmen, te recordamos y saludamos tu participación en la resistencia a la dictadura y tu compromiso militante con el movimiento feminista. En nuestro pensamiento también está el Cro Alan Rodríguez, su hijo José Miguel, Alan Ford, con quien compartió su nueva vida en Chile, sus hermanos y familia; como también en sus camaradas y amigas/os.

Sus restos descansan en Valdivia, la ciudad que la vio nacer. Carmen, te Saluda el exilio de Sheffield y todas tus amigas de acá y GB.

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