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September 2018

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Exhibition: "Art Against War"

On now til Sun 7 Oct 2018, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate S1 2PP

The Millennium Gallery in central Sheffield is showing "Art Against War: Peter Kennard and the CND Movement". Peter Kennard made powerful photo-montages for the peace movement in Britain through the 1970s and 80s. The exhibition is worth seeing, both as a look back and as an inspiration in the struggle for a better world in the future.

Opens Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm, Bank Holidays 11am-4pm. Free entry (donations welcome).

Event details at Museums Sheffield

Childrens' lantern-making workshops

Thursdays 20, 27 Sep; 4 & 11 Oct, 3-6pm, Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, Burngreave Street S3 9DN

Kids are welcome to make big illuminated lantern for the Friends of Parkwood Springs procession (see 13th Oct). Free to attend workshops with Patrick Amber, materials provided, bring your friends.

Children under 8 yrs must be supervised. There are also adult lantern-making workshops (details online here).

National Food Service Symposium: Opening Night

Sat 22 Sep 2018, 6-9pm, Foodhall, 121 Eyre St. S1 4QW.

The National Food Service is a new idea. This symposium is for individuals and groups involved with the network of social eating spaces across the country. It is the first step in developing the concept, through free talks, meals and events, inviting experts and people active in the food sharing movement and those who are passionate about the topic.

Part of Festival of the Mind, one of a series of events. If you would like to contribute to the symposium in any way please contact through the Foodhall Facebook page. Further details at the link below.


"Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise" campaign day

Sat 22 Sep 2018, 10–2pm Trades & Labour Club, 200 Duke St, S2 5QQ

After years of relentless cuts, privatisations and sell offs by the Tories at their worst, Britain is on the brink and we need radical change.

Part of "Vision Sheffield", a 2-week festival of political change, of alternatives, of celebrations of socialist achievements and demands for the many not the few. Organised by The Peoples Assembly and Sheffield Trades Union Council. Further details from or 07941 332993.

Lantern-making workshops

Sundays 23, 30 Sep & 7th Oct, 1-4pm, Burngreave Chapel, Burngreave Cemetery, Melrose Rd S3 9DN

Make your own big illuminated lantern for the Friends of Parkwood Springs procession (see 13th Oct). Free to attend workshops with Patrick Amber. Materials provided.

There are also children's lantern-making workshops (details online here).

"Spirit of 1868"

Mon 24 Sep 2018, 7.30pm, Trades & Labour Club, 200 Duke St. S2 5QQ

Banner Theatre presents a stirring dramatisation of some of the struggles, protests and moments of resistance that shaped our past and our present. Featuring folk, blues, punk, reggae and stories of workers standing together in solidarity over 150 years.

Doors and bar open from 6.45pm. Tickets £10, £6 concessions, on the link below (booking fee applies) or to reserve, email Organised by Sheffield Trades Council.

Eventbrite ticket booking

National Food Service Symposium: Robin Dunbar & Megan Blake.

Wed 26 Sep 2018, 6-9pm, Foodhall, 121 Eyre St. S1 4QW.

Part of Festival of the Mind, presentation of research to inform the discussion towards a National Food Service. This is also an opportunity for you to contribute to the dialogue.

Robin Dunbar, Emeritus professor of evolutionary psychology at the University of Oxford. His recent Breaking Bread report revealed that regularly eating alone is the biggest single factor for unhappiness besides existing mental illness, one reason why Foodhall promotes public communal eating and cooking spaces.

Professor Megan Blake will share research she has been undertaking on this topic and insights from the Food justice MA in the University.

After the talk is a large open, public community meal cooked by volunteers allowing experience of the idea in action, and informal discussion. Further details at the link below.


Big Conversation on Climate Change

Wed 26 Sep 2018, 7.30pm, Central United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk St. S1 2JB

Sheffield Climate Alliance are hosting this event for a second time running, giving the citizens of Sheffield a chance to raise their concerns with Paul Blomfield MP on climate change and issues like fracking, forestry, transport, food, climate, jobs or education.

Refreshments provided. Further details and ticket booking below.

Eventbrite ticket booking (free)

Love Music Hate Racism gig

Fri 28 Sep 2018, doors 7.30pm, Record Junkee, 7 Earl St. S1 3FP

A night of live bands at Record Junkee, (just off The Moor), showing that music and cultures can mix and unite. Featuring:

Karlos Sutra

Tickets £6 at Eventbrite or on the door. (Love Music Hate Racism Sheffield group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at Central United Church, S1 2JB, all music lovers who hate racism are welcome).

Eventbrite ticket booking

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