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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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10th November 2019

"Making Space: Squatting, Trespass and Direct Housing Action"

Mon 5 - Sat 10 Nov 2018, 10am-4pm (late opening on Wed), Union Street co-working space, 18-20 Union St. S1 2JP

An exhibition exploring grassroots campaigns involving squatting, trespass and direct action taken to addresses issues of housing policy, poverty, homelessness, inequality and democracy.

Led by Dr Sam Burgum, University of Sheffield. Part of Understanding Society, the festival of social sciences, organised by the universities (Sheffield and Hallam), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. It runs all week after the launch on Monday 5th November, 7.00-8.30pm, and has late opening on Wednesday 7th November until 8pm. Open to all, no booking necessary.

Understanding Society

Reclaim The Power national gathering

Sat 10-Sun 11 Nov 2018, Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre St. Sheffield S1 4QZ

Reclaim the Power is a national network of activists that works with communities across the country to fight for climate justice.

Fracking has started but the movement to oppose this unwanted and reckless industry is blossoming. Three important protesters have been freed because the court said their sentences were excessive, for expressing a firm commitment by peaceful direct action. We can end fracking in Lancashire and fossil fuel extraction all over. Reclaim the Power 2018 national gathering is in Sheffield so now is the time to join. It doesn’t matter whether you are an old or new face, they say, or whether this is the first time you’ve dabbled in activism. This is a key time to get stuck in!

Reclaim The Power meetings use consensus decision making to develop strategies and make plans to take direct action in the name of climate justice. Gatherings are also a space to get empowered, meet new people, and learn from one another.

The venue is close to the city centre, fully accessible, with vegan lunches on both days, and tea, coffee and biscuits. A Solidarity Travel Fund is operated to help people attend gatherings who would otherwise not be able to do so. Please email finance@nodashforgas.org.uk if you need help with the costs of your travel, and try to book your transport ASAP to save money, so that the fund can help as many people as possible to attend. They will also organise for ’crash space’ for people who live outside Sheffield, so that you have somewhere to stay and sleep on Friday and Saturday evening if required. For details and any other questions please email info@reclaimthepower.org.uk or post below.

Reclaim The Power
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"Close Quarters"

Wed 24 Oct-Sat 10 Nov 2018, various performances, Studio, Sheffield Theatres, Norfolk St, Sheffield S1 1DA

The world première of a play by Kate Bowen. Cormack, Findlay and Davies are the elite. They are the first generation of female soldiers to serve in the British infantry in close combat roles, ever. They’ve aced physical tests only 5% of female soldiers can pass; they’ve been trained to shoot, fight and kill. They’ve proven their exceptional skill and discipline – while everyone around them questions whether they should even be allowed to serve. And now they’re about to join the action.

A co-production between Sheffield Theatres and Out of Joint. Suitable for ages 14+. Contains strong language and sexual references. Box Office Sheff 2496000.

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