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August 2016

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Job vacancy at E.D.E.N Film Productions

Closing date: 29th August 2016

E.D.E.N Film Productions is a social enterprise based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire specialising in running filmmaking workshops specifically for the LGBT community and producing campaigns promoting LGBT equality and rights. They are recruiting for the E.D...

Jeremy Corbyn in Sheffield

August 2016

Jeremy Corbyn visited Sheffield on 19th August 2016. A large and supportive crowd filled Barkers Pool as he spoke from the steps of Sheffield City Hall. The following short feature on Sheffield Live! TV gives a flavour of the event.Sheffield Live!...

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Global Justice Sheffield campaigning meeting

Thu 1 Sep 2016, 7pm-9pm, Quaker Meeting House, St. James' St. S1 2EW

Justice Now aims to change the actions, policies and institutions of governments, corporations and wealthy minorities, which are preventing an end to poverty and injustice. Part of a global movement, it works alongside people protesting in the developing world.

The organising meeting is held on the first Thursday of each month. The main business this month includes planning for the autumn programme of activities.

Global Justice Sheffield

The Real Junk Food Café

Sep 2016, Regather Works, 57-59 Club Garden Rd. S11 8BU

The Real Junk Food Project hosts this cafe in the Regather Works, offering breakfast, brunch and lunch on a basis of "Pay what you feel". Many opening hours, too many times to cover in full here. See full details on the Facebook page and website below.

Facebook page
Real Junk Food Cafe website and calendar of dates

Bake Sale and Bake Off in aid of ASSIST

Thu 1 Sep 2016, 12 noon-closing time, Red Deer pub, 18 Pitt St. S1 4DD

A bake sale and competition with prizes of dinners and beer, supporting ASSIST Sheffield. ASSIST supports destitute asylum seekers in Sheffield by providing accommodation, food and support to those in most need or distress. ASSIST is a charity totally reliant on volunteers, grants and the generosity of the people of Sheffield and the surrounding area.

ASSIST Sheffield

Sheffield CReative Action for Peace (SCRAP)

Thu 1 Sep 2016, Quaker Meeting House, 1.30-4pm, 10 St. James St. S1 2EW

SCRAP is a Sheffield group using creative actions to campaign against Trident and against Drone warfare. Inspired by the 2014 Wool against Weapons protest against Trident. The group meets fortnightly, every other Thursday.


A New Politics for Health - Moving Forward from the Ottawa Charter

Fri 2 Sep 2016, 9-12.30pm Pemberton Room, Regent Court S1 4DA

Thirty years ago, the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion generated worldwide interest in a new public health movement. This was based on the promotion of healthy public policies, healthy environments, inclusive public services, community action and individual skills. Thirty years later we better understand how politics and public policy affect health but we are still battling for health equity and well-being through the application of socialist principles

People working in Sheffield and the wider region are invited to share their ideas at an event about good practice and innovative ideas. Book your place for the free Sheffield event. Travel subsidies are available for people who are unwaged - please contact

This event will contribute to the development of the Birmingham Health Charter

BitFIXit Friday Pop-Up

Fri 2 Sep 2016, 10am-6pm, Union Street S1 2JP

BitFIXit is a group of volunteers and professionals which has been fixing computers since 2005 on a not-for-profit basis. They pop up every Friday at Union Street co-operative co-working space. Anyone can drop in for a free diagnosis or chat about computer problems. They fix things for £20 per hour (on the spot or collect later). Sessions also on Saturdays in Burngreave.


"Democracy Outside"

Sat 3 Sep 2016, 2pm City Hall Steps, Barkers Pool S1 2JA

Democracy Outside is participatory street theatre where people come together to have real conversations about the real issues that matter, in a public space. No justice no peace? No rights without responsibilities? Is a socially just society AND environmental sustainability just a pipedream?

"Democracy Outside" is being staged as a pre-exhibition event for the "Start Where You Are: Second Degree Potentias" arts and activism residency at Bloc Studios, 9th-17th Sept. It was previously toured in Leeds, Bristol, Oxford, Manchester at Hazard Arts, Hebden Bridge and Brighton. For more details call 07761 702156. Free, all welcome.

Facebook event page

BitFIXit Cafe

Sat 3 Sep 2016, 12-3pm, Abbeyfield Park House S4 7AT

BitFIXit is a great long-running project giving help with computer and internet problems every Saturday on a ’Pay-As-You-Can’ basis, from a group of volunteers and professionals. Now also open on Fridays at Union Street, and offering home and business visits.



Sun 4 Sep 2016, 12-5pm Ecclesfield Park, S35 9XL, opposite Morrisons Supermarket

This gala was started by Macmillan Nurses over 30 years ago and is still run by a small group of volunteers in aid of Macmillan support for people suffering from cancer, and to bring the community together. Dog Show, falconry, music and dance, wrestling, climbing wall, classic motorbikes, amusement rides, stalls and games for all the family.

Ecclesfield Gala on Facebook


Sun 4 Sep 2016, 12-6pm in Heeley People’s Park, Sheffield S8 9TF

Heeley People’s Park, Sheffield’s first and largest, community owned and managed public green space is the site of this annual free event, now in its fifth year. It includes live music, food stalls and a bar, and free or low cost arts and crafts for local children and families. They invite artists, crafters, creatives and makers, new and small businesses, freelancers and community projects to be involved. Activities can range from stalls and exhibitions to running workshops.

Asylum Seeker Bicycle Workshop

Mon 5 Sep 2016, 3pm-7pm approx, Bike Kitchen, Unit 6 Princess St (off Attercliffe Rd) S4 7UU

Friends of ASSIST Sheffield run this community workshop on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. They always welcome help, any volunteers, cake or biscuits! Also donations of adult bikes - especially mens’ mountain bikes.

For info email or call 07981 452174

Sheffield Feminist Network

Mon 5 Sep 2016, 7pm, Quaker Meeting House, St James St. S1 2EW

A network to connect feminists across the city for activism and friendship. All feminists, pro-feminists and people interested in feminism are welcome to join Sheffield Feminist Network, no matter your gender identity. The Network is an umbrella group within which members are free to form their own groups for discussion, activism, mutual support and socialising, for people who you share the commitment to ending oppression and discrimination against all women, including women of different sexualities, ages, ethnicities and backgrounds, disabled women, trans women and those with and without caring responsibilities.

This month: Campaigning against Northern Ireland abortion legislation.

Sheffield Feminist Network

Sheffield Against Fracking

Tue 6 Sep 2016 7.30pm, Red Lion, Charles St. S1 2ND

Fracking is a nightmare, causing toxic and radioactive water contamination, severe air pollution and adding to climate change. Tens of thousands of wells, pipelines and compressor stations are planned to devastate our countryside and blight communities. Join the local group focussing on this, they meet on the first Tuesday of each month. All are welcome. Come and find out more about unconventional fossil fuel extraction, and how people are fighting against it.

Sheffield Against Fracking

CycleSheffield meeting

Tue 6 Sep 2016, 7pm, Fat Cat pub, 23 Alma St. S3 8SA

Note: Not the usual venue.

The monthly meeting of CycleSheffield. This group is for all kinds of cyclists; it organises events, information and rides, and campaigns for cycling to be taken seriously as a means of transport, with the facilities it needs.

Cycle Sheffield

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