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Dan Jarvis: Save our bus services!

Spring 2019

Since privatisation by the Conservatives in 1986, bus use here has halved, despite the pollution and climate problems. In London it has doubled. Government transport funding per person is £4,155 in London, but only £844 in South Yorkshire (source: IPPR N...

Sheffield Stop and Scrap Universal Credit launch

February 2019

Sheffield Trades Council, the progressive voice of Sheffield’s trade union movement is calling for support for the campaign to Stop and Scrap Universal Credit, which affects us all. They ask supporting organisations to collaborate, signing up to the foll...

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Course: Sheffield Activism - Rebellion to Cold War

Thu 17/24 Jan - Thu 28 Mar 2019, Voluntary Action Sheffield (The Circle), 33 Rockingham Lane, S1 4FW

A course on Sheffield´s long history of people´s activism, run by the WEA (Workers´ Educational Association). Tutor (and activist) Nigel Slack will cover the period 1500-1950 in this series of 2-hour sessions.

NOTE you can choose 3pm or 6pm start time. Fee £87.50, all details on the link below, including downloadable full course information sheet. The course is suitable for beginners or improvers, no pre-reading is required.

Afternoon Course.
Evening Course.

Lantern-making workshops for Sharrow Lantern Carnival

March/April 2019

This year the Sharrow Lantern Carnival is on Sunday 7th April. Anyone can make a lantern before the carnival, and these workshops are free. Materials are available, although donations are welcome.

Saturday and Sunday workshops: 1-5pm at the Old Junior School, South View Rd, S7 1DB. March: Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd, Sat 9th, Sun 10th, Sat 16th, Sun 17th, Sat 23rd, Sun 24th, Sat 30th, Sun 31st and Sat 6th April.

Tuesday evening workshops: 5-8pm at St Marys Church, Bramall Lane. March: Tues 12th, Tues 19th, Tues 26th, and Tues 2nd April.

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Extinction Rebellion swarming event

Tue 19 Mar 2019, 8am, Sheffield Railway Station

Extinction Rebellion will be blocking the crossing outside the train station on Sheaf Street, Sheffield, one of the top 10 most polluted places in Britain. Swarming means going on for seven minutes and blocking the road. After every seven minutes there is a two-minute break. During the blocking they talk to drivers. It is more effective with lots of people and everyone attending helps. Only a few people go in the road (others in the crowd do not have to do anything, or can hand out leaflets, bring banners, etc.)

The objective is pressure on the Council to act on climate crisis with a Climate Emergency Motion.

Sheffield Extinction Rebellion on Facebook

Talk: The Spanish Civil War: 80 Years On

Wed 20 Mar 2019, 6pm, Sheffield Students Union (View Room), Western Bank S10 2TG 4

The Spanish Civil War resulted in the fascist regime of Franco, lasting almost 40 years.

What drove this rise in conservatism and the popularity of Francoism? How was it able to defeat Republican Spain? The events of the Civil War and the brutal repression following it are still alive in the Spanish memory today. Recent police brutality against those protesting for an independent Catalonia reminds us of Spain´s repressive history, and the legacy of nationalism which continues to plague the country.

Event hosted by University of Sheffield Sheffield Marxist Society.

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Divest, Disarm, Decolonise demonstration

Wed 20 Mar 2019, 1-2.30pm, University of Sheffield Concourse

Wednesday 20th marks the Day of Action for Palestine and Sheffield students are calling for the University to divest from fossil fuel companies, disarm from arms trade companies and to decolonise, taking Israeli apartheid off the campus. Come to show your support, to learn more about the cause, or to just have a chat.

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Green Day’s American Idiot

Tue 26 - Sat 30 Mar 2019, Lyceum Theatre, Tudor Square S1 1DA

Green Day’s rock musical American Idiot, in Sheffield during the 15th anniversary year since the original album came out. It is the story of "three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world" with Green Day music and lyrics. Contains strong language and drug references, and presumably a bit of politics.

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