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Visit Cuba by bike

27th April-9 May 2017

The Cycle Cuba Challenge: The Revolutionary Rebel Route 2017 is a fantastic way to experience real Cuban socialism, not simply visiting as a tourist. Cyclists will raise sponsorship money for essential educational equipment for young Cuban school children...

Housing under threat

January 2017

The campaign calling for Sheffield Council to oppose the Housing and Planning Act continues. This is a vicious bundle of proposals which will have devastating impacts, to the benefit of rich landlords and speculator-developers.It could cut 350,000 social r...

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Events Listings

The Real Junk Food Café

January 2017

The Real Junk Food Project hosts cafés offering meals on a basis of "Pay what you feel". Venues: Regather Works, 57-59 Club Garden Road S11 8BU, and Steeple Corner Café, 37 Stafford Road, Norfolk Park, S2 2SE. Many opening hours, too many times to cover in full here. See full details on the website below.

Real Junk Food Café

Repair Wednesdays

Wed 25 Jan 2017, 11am-5pm, Access Space, Unit 1, AVEC Building, 3-7 Sidney St. S1 4RG

Access Space opens its doors on Wednesdays for you to bring in broken items and they will help you to learn how to repair them. This includes computer/electrical stuff, even clothing or furniture, etc. Our current capitalist system produces inferior products designed to go wrong and need replacing, with the cost paid by us, and the environment. #FightForYourRightToRepair is the new movement promoting the end to this built-in obsolence and unrepairable goods.

Access Space on Facebook

Dr. Bike

Wed 25 Jan 2017, 10.30am-5.30pm, Union St. co-working space, 18-22 Union St, S1 2JP

As part of the drive to make Sheffield a cycling city, you can bring your bike to a Dr. Bike session for a FREE check-up. Their qualified mechanics will fix minor problems, and give advice on anythings that need workshop attention.

Sessions are every Wednesday at Union St. co-working space, and other venues at various times over the summer. Funded by CycleBoost and Inmotion.

Email for details: fix@cycleboost.org or call Sheff 3991100

We Touched the Sky - Sheffield Chilean Community/SYMAAG event

Thu 26 Jan 2017, 7pm, Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James St. S1 2EW

A public meeting, "We Touched the Sky" is organised by South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) and the local Chilean community. Come and learn about the experience of Chilean refugees who came to Sheffield in the 1970s.

It is often forgotten that refugees have been welcomed, and their experience of fighting injustice has been valued here. But that was part of the experience of Chilean refugees who came to South Yorkshire in the 1970s fleeing the military coup. While the UK Government did nothing to defend the elected Chilean Government against dictatorship, trade unions welcomed and supported activists who shared their organising skills and courage.

The main speaker is Dr Jasmine Gideon, senior lecturer in Development Studies in the Geography Department at Birkbeck, University of London. She has recently published research on the health and well-being of Chilean refugee women in the UK. She will be joined by speakers from the Chilean community in Sheffield and a representative from the Sheffield labour movement who supported Chilean refugees in the 1970s.

Find out more and access the free online course here.

The meeting is free though the groups would welcome a donation to cover room-hire costs. Doors open at 6.30pm for pre-meeting refreshments. If lack of money is a barrier to attending any SYMAAG event, bring your ticket/receipt to the meeting and they can reimburse you in cash at the meeting for any reasonable travel expenses. Or get in touch in advance if you need to.

Chilean Community in South Yorkshire
SYMAAG

Critical Mass

Fri 27 Jan 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. Enjoy a nice evening ride around Sheffield for an hour, then off to a pub for a drink and a chat.

Critical Mass Sheffield
Critical Mass on Wikipedia

Sheffield Vegetarian Group

Sat 28 Jan 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.

Asylum Seeker Bicycle Workshop

Mon 30 Jan 2017, 5.30-8pm, Bike Kitchen, Ash Tree Yard, 62-68 Thirlwell Rd S8 9TF

Friends of ASSIST Sheffield run this community workshop on Mondays. They always welcome help, any volunteers, cake or biscuits! Also donations of adult bikes - especially mens’ mountain bikes.

For info email comacworkshop@gmail.com or call 07981 452174

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