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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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30th September 2019


Sun 30 Sep 2018, 1-9pm, Hagglers Corner, 586 Queens Road S2 4DU

The festival of diversity, free and open for all. A celebration for people of every gender, sexuality, ethnicity, age and ability. A statement of unity and mutual respect between Sheffield´s many communities. This year is planned to be larger than ever, with dozens of performances lined up, all voluntary, over three stages. Performers are shown here in alphabetical order, the exact line-up with timings may change, and is shown on the website.

Mary Seacole Stage

A Mind Apart
Alice Nicholls
All Day Dog´s Breakfast
Anna Kissed
Annalisa Toccara
Dwane Reads
Horo (traditional dancing from Eastern Europe)
Magid Magid
Nic Harding
Rotherham African Drummers
Sheffield Carnival
Sisters of Tribellica
The Bleeding Obvious
Uken Dixon
Zara Ade

Jo Cox Stage

Bitten Whippet
Braver Than Fiction
Death and the Dancer
Hype Dance
Nisha Lall
Rotherham Sangeet Choir
Shimmy School
Sunrit Culture
Surf Jaz and the Beached Boys

Rosa Parks Stage

Arash Sabet
Carol Robson
Charlie Tophill
Clare Turner
Eleanor Boot
Ian Badcoe
Jo Whateley & Mark James (poetry)
Julie Cole & Duncan Brown
Kate Garrett
Kate Griffin
Madge Woollard
Petals Petrovsky
Ruthie Adamson
Sudipta Samanta
The Bints

Keep up with the latest news on the "Diversity Fest Radio Hour" at Sheffield Live 93.2FM. Diversity Fest poster also available to download at the website below. For further details email

Diversity Fest

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

Film screening: "Threads"

Sun 30 Sep 2018, 6pm, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate S1 2PP

A film about nuclear war, filmed in Sheffield, showing the possible horror of the impact. It was made during "Cold War" and it is not easy to watch, especially as it seems just as relevant in our world today. Please note this film is suitable for people aged 15 and over, and contains extremely distressing scenes of war and violence.

Price £6 / £4.50 concession (plus booking fee).

Event details at Museums Sheffield

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).

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).

"Urban Biophilia"

Thu 20 - Sun 30 Sep 2018, Love Square, corner of West Bar and Bridge St. S3 8NL

Professor Nigel Dunnett and artist Jo Peel have transformed an underused public space into a temporary pop-up garden and art installation, creating a positive area for people to interact with. With painted and animated murals and innovative greening and planting, this garden highlights the essential value of the imaginative public realm.

Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

Unhidden in Plain Sight

Thu 20–Sun 30 Sep 2018, The Winter Gardens, 90 Surrey St. S1 2LH

A thought-provoking display of photographs reflecting complex journeys into and out of modern slavery. The exhibition addresses the problem of how anti-trafficking images often stereotype and re-victimise the people they are trying to support. A collaboration between photographer Jeremy Abrahams and Migration Research Group academics Hannah Lewis and Gwyneth Lonergan, working with anti-trafficking organisations Ashiana, City Hearts and Snowdrop.

Note the times are Monday – Saturday: 8am – 8pm and early finish Sunday: 8am – 6pm. Also there are Audience Workshops in the Carpenter Room, Central Library, Surrey Street (nearby) on Saturday 22nd September: 12 – 1pm, Tuesday 25th September: 12 – 1pm, and Wednesday 26th September: 5.30pm – 6.30pm.

Free to attend, part of the 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Festival of the Mind

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