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Global Justice Sheffield announcement

For June 2019

Global Justice Sheffield global are looking for willing volunteers for Peace in the Park, Sat 8th June, and the Sharrow Festival, Sat 6th July. Newcomers especially welcome, and you will be placed with at least one "old hand" there at all times, who can h...

Extinction Rebellion success in Sheffield?

14th May 2019

Activists from Extinction Rebellion Sheffield have engaged in protests that saw more arrests than the poll tax riots but were entirely peaceful. The movement is favour of a sustainable world free from the impending threat of climate breakdown and full of n...

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8th November 2019

"The Homes We Want"

Thu 8 Nov 2018, 5pm–6pm, Conference Room, Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone St. S1 2HH

A free interactive lecture on how planners use social science to help them understand the homes we want in years to come. Society and population are always changing, and so too are the demands and expectations of housing. In parts of the UK, including in Sheffield and Rotherham, there is a shortage of good quality, affordable homes.

Led by Professor Ed Ferrari, Director of the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) at Sheffield Hallam University. Part of Understanding Society, the festival of social sciences, organised by the universities (Sheffield and Hallam), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Free to attend, pre-booking a place is recommended. A similar event also runs in Rotherham, see 5th November.

Understanding Society

"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

"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.

Sheffield Theatres

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