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Visit Cuba by bike

27th April-9 May 2017

The Cycle Cuba Challenge: The Revolutionary Rebel Route 2017 is a fantastic way to experience real Cuban socialism, not simply visiting as a tourist. Cyclists will raise sponsorship money for essential educational equipment for young Cuban school children...

Housing under threat

January 2017

The campaign calling for Sheffield Council to oppose the Housing and Planning Act continues. This is a vicious bundle of proposals which will have devastating impacts, to the benefit of rich landlords and speculator-developers.It could cut 350,000 social r...

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The Real Junk Food Café

January 2017

The Real Junk Food Project hosts cafés offering meals on a basis of "Pay what you feel". Venues: Regather Works, 57-59 Club Garden Road S11 8BU, and Steeple Corner Café, 37 Stafford Road, Norfolk Park, S2 2SE. Many opening hours, too many times to cover in full here. See full details on the website below.

Real Junk Food Café

Repair Wednesdays

Wed 18 Jan 2017, 11am-5pm, Access Space, Unit 1, AVEC Building, 3-7 Sidney St. S1 4RG

Access Space opens its doors on Wednesdays for you to bring in broken items and they will help you to learn how to repair them. This includes computer/electrical stuff, even clothing or furniture, etc. Our current capitalist system produces inferior products designed to go wrong and need replacing, with the cost paid by us, and the environment. #FightForYourRightToRepair is the new movement promoting the end to this built-in obsolence and unrepairable goods.

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Dr. Bike

Wed 18 Jan 2017, 10.30am-5.30pm, Union St. co-working space, 18-22 Union St, S1 2JP

As part of the drive to make Sheffield a cycling city, you can bring your bike to a Dr. Bike session for a FREE check-up. Their qualified mechanics will fix minor problems, and give advice on anythings that need workshop attention.

Sessions are every Wednesday at Union St. co-working space, and other venues at various times over the summer. Funded by CycleBoost and Inmotion.

Email for details: fix@cycleboost.org or call Sheff 3991100

"Current Affairs" course

Thu 19 Jan 2017, 10.30am-12.30pm, Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk St. S1 2JB

Week two of a discussion course looking at social, environmental, political and ethical issues, UK and world-wide. Topics to be agreed with the class. Runs for 11 weeks from 12th January, last meeting 6th April, with no meetings 23rd February (half-term) and March 2nd.

A Workers' Educational Association (WEA) course. Enrolment is for the full term. Fees for 11 weeks £73, or FREE if on means-tested state benefits, or Working Tax Credit with income under £15,276. Limited places available on the day. The course needs a minimum number of 12 participants in order to run, maximum 16. The best way to guarantee a place is to enrol online at WEA or by phone 0113 2453304. To enrol on the day, or if you could not make the first session, please contact the tutor to say you are coming.

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Asylum Seeker Bicycle Workshop

Mon 23 Jan 2017, 5.30-8pm, Bike Kitchen, Ash Tree Yard, 62-68 Thirlwell Rd S8 9TF

Friends of ASSIST Sheffield run this community workshop on Mondays. They always welcome help, any volunteers, cake or biscuits! Also donations of adult bikes - especially mens’ mountain bikes.

For info email comacworkshop@gmail.com or call 07981 452174

Repair Wednesdays

Wed 25 Jan 2017, 11am-5pm, Access Space, Unit 1, AVEC Building, 3-7 Sidney St. S1 4RG

Access Space opens its doors on Wednesdays for you to bring in broken items and they will help you to learn how to repair them. This includes computer/electrical stuff, even clothing or furniture, etc. Our current capitalist system produces inferior products designed to go wrong and need replacing, with the cost paid by us, and the environment. #FightForYourRightToRepair is the new movement promoting the end to this built-in obsolence and unrepairable goods.

Access Space on Facebook

Dr. Bike

Wed 25 Jan 2017, 10.30am-5.30pm, Union St. co-working space, 18-22 Union St, S1 2JP

As part of the drive to make Sheffield a cycling city, you can bring your bike to a Dr. Bike session for a FREE check-up. Their qualified mechanics will fix minor problems, and give advice on anythings that need workshop attention.

Sessions are every Wednesday at Union St. co-working space, and other venues at various times over the summer. Funded by CycleBoost and Inmotion.

Email for details: fix@cycleboost.org or call Sheff 3991100

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