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August 2016

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Job vacancy at E.D.E.N Film Productions

Closing date: 29th August 2016

E.D.E.N Film Productions is a social enterprise based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire specialising in running filmmaking workshops specifically for the LGBT community and producing campaigns promoting LGBT equality and rights. They are recruiting for the E.D...

Jeremy Corbyn in Sheffield

August 2016

Jeremy Corbyn visited Sheffield on 19th August 2016. A large and supportive crowd filled Barkers Pool as he spoke from the steps of Sheffield City Hall. The following short feature on Sheffield Live! TV gives a flavour of the event.Sheffield Live!...

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Nkululeko from Sheffield
That feels like change in the making. I feel at home with these sort of initiatives going on all around me.

Thanks for all you guys that are making change, given this job is often a thankless one.

Events Listings

The Real Junk Food Café

Aug 2016, Regather Works, 57-59 Club Garden Rd. S11 8BU

The Real Junk Food Project hosts this cafe in the Regather Works, offering breakfast, brunch and lunch on a basis of "Pay what you feel". Many opening hours, too many times to cover in full here. See full details on the Facebook page and website below.

Facebook page
Real Junk Food Cafe website and calendar of dates

Wild Food and Macrobiotic Weekend Retreat

Fri 26-Sun 28 Aug 2016, Unstone Grange, Derbyshire

A gentle introduction to help transform your diet and to help you connect or re-connect by trusting your intuition and listening to your body. Learn a more mindful approach to cooking balanced and nutritious meals and to feel more aware of your energy levels.

The retreat covers wholefood ingredients and plant-based cooking demos and workshops, foraging and preparing edible wild plants, open fire cooking techniques, optional yin yoga / barefoot running or walking, gong bath, morning Dō-in and dry body scrub routine for an energising start time for yourself to unwind in the natural surroundings.

Cost £200 includes two nights accommodation and all meals (other prices available).

Touch the Earth Wholefoods


Mon 29 Aug 2016, 10.30-5.30pm, Norfolk Heritage Park, Guildford Avenue S2 2PL

This classic Sheffield event is in its 15th year, this time just on Bank Holiday Monday. A great day out for all of the family in one of Sheffield’s most wonderful parks. Activities include street entertainers, music and dance, horticulture show and crafts, model tent, fairground archive exhibits, classic and vintage cars, dog show, birds of prey, archery, fun fair and inflatable slides, bungee trampolines, kite and boarding demonstrations, food, trade and exhibitor stands and more.

Free entry.

Sheffield Fayre website

Global Justice Sheffield campaigning meeting

Thu 1 Sep 2016, 7pm-9pm, Quaker Meeting House, St. James' St. S1 2EW

Justice Now aims to change the actions, policies and institutions of governments, corporations and wealthy minorities, which are preventing an end to poverty and injustice. Part of a global movement, it works alongside people protesting in the developing world.

The organising meeting is held on the first Thursday of each month. The main business this month includes planning for the autumn programme of activities.

Global Justice Sheffield

The Real Junk Food Café

Sep 2016, Regather Works, 57-59 Club Garden Rd. S11 8BU

The Real Junk Food Project hosts this cafe in the Regather Works, offering breakfast, brunch and lunch on a basis of "Pay what you feel". Many opening hours, too many times to cover in full here. See full details on the Facebook page and website below.

Facebook page
Real Junk Food Cafe website and calendar of dates

A New Politics for Health - Moving Forward from the Ottawa Charter

Fri 2 Sep 2016, 9-12.30pm Pemberton Room, Regent Court S1 4DA

Thirty years ago, the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion generated worldwide interest in a new public health movement. This was based on the promotion of healthy public policies, healthy environments, inclusive public services, community action and individual skills. Thirty years later we better understand how politics and public policy affect health but we are still battling for health equity and well-being through the application of socialist principles

People working in Sheffield and the wider region are invited to share their ideas at an event about good practice and innovative ideas. Book your place for the free Sheffield event. Travel subsidies are available for people who are unwaged - please contact

This event will contribute to the development of the Birmingham Health Charter

BitFIXit Friday Pop-Up

Fri 2 Sep 2016, 10am-6pm, Union Street S1 2JP

BitFIXit is a group of volunteers and professionals which has been fixing computers since 2005 on a not-for-profit basis. They pop up every Friday at Union Street co-operative co-working space. Anyone can drop in for a free diagnosis or chat about computer problems. They fix things for £20 per hour (on the spot or collect later). Sessions also on Saturdays in Burngreave.


"Democracy Outside"

Sat 3 Sep 2016, 2pm City Hall Steps, Barkers Pool S1 2JA

Democracy Outside is participatory street theatre where people come together to have real conversations about the real issues that matter, in a public space. No justice no peace? No rights without responsibilities? Is a socially just society AND environmental sustainability just a pipedream?

"Democracy Outside" is being staged as a pre-exhibition event for the "Start Where You Are: Second Degree Potentias" arts and activism residency at Bloc Studios, 9th-17th Sept. It was previously toured in Leeds, Bristol, Oxford, Manchester at Hazard Arts, Hebden Bridge and Brighton. For more details call 07761 702156. Free, all welcome.

Facebook event page

BitFIXit Cafe

Sat 3 Sep 2016, 12-3pm, Abbeyfield Park House S4 7AT

BitFIXit is a great long-running project giving help with computer and internet problems every Saturday on a ’Pay-As-You-Can’ basis, from a group of volunteers and professionals. Now also open on Fridays at Union Street, and offering home and business visits.



Sun 4 Sep 2016, 12-5pm Ecclesfield Park, S35 9XL, opposite Morrisons Supermarket

This gala was started by Macmillan Nurses over 30 years ago and is still run by a small group of volunteers in aid of Macmillan support for people suffering from cancer, and to bring the community together. Dog Show, falconry, music and dance, wrestling, climbing wall, classic motorbikes, amusement rides, stalls and games for all the family.

Ecclesfield Gala on Facebook


Sun 4 Sep 2016, 12-6pm in Heeley People’s Park, Sheffield S8 9TF

Heeley People’s Park, Sheffield’s first and largest, community owned and managed public green space is the site of this annual free event, now in its fifth year. It includes live music, food stalls and a bar, and free or low cost arts and crafts for local children and families. They invite artists, crafters, creatives and makers, new and small businesses, freelancers and community projects to be involved. Activities can range from stalls and exhibitions to running workshops.

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