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Sheffield Green Business Group planned

March 2017

Sheffield Green Party members who own or run a business are invited to a meeting discussing policies for Sheffield Green Party which are friendly to local business, rather than remote, faceless and profit-sucking corporations. Please contact Councillor Rob...

Help the homeless

February 2017

Sheffield charity the Cathedral Archer Project is asking supporters to get involved in food parcel sorting, breakfast and lunch for homeless people. This year they will again hold their annual sleep-out to draw attention to homelessness and raise vital fun...

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Sheffield Environment Weeks

All summer

Sheffield can be proud of the hundreds of activities that make up Sheffield Environment Weeks, which has run for many years. They range from talks on a range of subjects, to projects like urban agriculture and wildlife conservation. In 2016 it won the category 'Small Group, Big Impact' in the Sheffield 'Make a Difference' Awards. Volunteers do the hard work, and to get involved see the timetable on the website.

Sheffield Environment Weeks

The Real Junk Food Café

March 2017, Steeple Corner Café, Victoria Centre, 37 Stafford Road, Norfolk Park, S2 2SE

The Real Junk Food Project hosts cafés offering meals on a basis of "Pay what you feel". Open five days a week. See full details on the website below.

Real Junk Food Café

Foodhall

March 2017, Eyre Street cafe (opposite Plug), 121 Eyre St. S1 4QW

Foodhall cafe offers food that would have been thrown away, surplus donated by retailers, on a "Pay-as-you-feel" basis. It is run by volunteers and encourages community engagement between the general public including students, homeless people, mental health groups, isolated people, people with addiction problems and people who need to access food. You can help, whether by just visiting to eat and socialise, or maybe food preparation, or even playing the house piano.

The cafe opens Thursdays to Saturdays, and some nights it becomes a DIY venue for fundraiser gigs.

Foodhall

Free advice surgery for Sheffield charities

Thu 30 Mar 2017, 9.30-4pm, Clifton Street, near Meadowhall

Free advice surgery for charity trustees, treasurers and leaders. It’s not an easy job to manage a charity. So, to help, Faithstar LLP are running this advice surgery. If you would like help in preparing your accounts or have a query about how to organise your charity’s finances or governance, then this surgery could be just what you need. Managing partner Shahida Siddique will give free advice on problems and suggest ways to move forward. Shahida has extensive experience in supporting non-profit organisations with their finance and governance. Faithstar LLP can also offer help on managing administration, and website planning.

This is not a drop-in surgery, appointments will only be booked on a “first come, first served” basis, so please contact Faithstar LLP to reserve your place. For more information please visit

Faithstar LLP

Benefit Protest and Film Screening

Thu 30 Mar 2017, from 5pm, Manor Top

Join Sheffield Unite Community members in a protest against benefit sanctions at Manor Top, with a big banners display from 5pm - 6pm, followed by a free screening of "I, DANIEL BLAKE" at Manor Social Club, 794 City Rd, Sheffield S2 1GN.

These events are part of Unite Community national day of action against benefit sanctions and in support of the PCS Union campaign to keep Eastern Avenue Job Centre open.

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Momentum Sheffield Social

Fri 31 Mar 2017, 8pm, DINA, 32 Cambridge St. S1 4HP

An evening of music, poetry and fun in support of Momentum Sheffield (Left-wing of the Labour Party). An array of local acts: Julian Socha, guitarist, singer and songwriter who plays a mixture of blues, rock 'n' roll, bluegrass, and jazz. Robert Eunson, political spoken word artist, singer, and songwriter who has recorded an anthem for Momentum! Sam Browse, talented multi-instrumentalist who plays acoustic folk, blues, and country.

All are welcome. Admission is free but donations are welcome.

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Homegrown Ceilidh for Sheffield Anarchist Book Fair

Sun 2 Apr 2017, 7.30-10.30pm Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane S10 2FB

A fundraiser dance with THE WELL DRESSED BAND to support Sheffield Anarchist Book Fair (which is on 20th May this year).

There will be ceilidh dancing with guidance from the caller explaining the steps, loads of food (bring and share, if you can come with something to add to the table). Raffle with various prizes.

Tickets £7 on the door, £6 in advance, £5 concession and under 16s free. To book tickets in advance, email: jerrysimon.grow@gmail.com or call 07976 313642.

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Women’s Access to Justice

Mon 3 Apr 2017, 9am-4pm, The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row S1 2BX

This day-long event is not just a talking shop on the importance of access to justice for women. They plan real action, which includes volunteering needed from the general public and students, who will hopefully commit to a number of hours to the charities that work in this field. The goodwill of volunteers is vital to their success in improving people's lives.

A free event organised by academics and students from Sheffield Hallam University Department of Law and Criminology, as part of the SHU annual Social Justice Week. Limited spaces available; includes lunch and refreshments. Arrive from 8.30am.

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Sheffield Green Party monthly meeting

Mon 3 Apr 2017, 7pm, Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk Row S1 2JB

This is the key meeting for members to meet others and to discuss policies or actions. Open to supporters as well, non members are welcome to attend. Usually on the first Monday of the month, please arrive 6.45pm for 7pm start.

This month, people who attended the Global Greens conference will report back on how the conference works, post-Brexit views and policy, interactions with Greens from around the world and key motions and outcomes.

Sheffield Green Party

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