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June 2017

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Sheffield Green Business Group planned

March 2017

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February 2017

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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

Steeple Corner Café

Jun 2017, 37 Stafford Rd, Norfolk Park S2 2SE

The Real Junk Food Project runs this volunteer-run café offering meals on a basis of pay-as-you-feel. They use food which would otherwise go to waste. Steeple Corner Café is open 4 days a week, Wednesday-Saturday for breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks and free WiFi!

Real Junk Food Café

Foodhall Café

Jun 2017, Eyre Street café, 121 Eyre St. S1 4QW

Foodhall Café 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.


Sharehouse Market

Wednesdays & Saturdays, 49 Carlisle Street

Sharehouse Market is run by Real Junk Food Project volunteers. It is a pay-as-you-feel store offering groceries, fresh fruit and veg, flowers, bread, baked goods, snacks, drinks etc. Opening hours twice a week, Wednesday 2-4pm and Saturday 2-4pm.

(They also run the Steeple Corner Café, Fuel For School programme and catering.)

Sharehouse Market


Sat 17 Jun - Sun 2 Jul 2017, Walkley, Sheffield 6

Walkley’s annual festival kicks off with a launch showcasing the best of Walkley - street market, stalls, food, crafts and activities for all the family. The next two weeks are filled with a variety of events which are a little more out-of-the-ordinary. The website has full details, ranging from a history of the Yorkshire Resurrectionists to a "Solstice Sketchcrawl" along Walkley Edge.

Walkley Community Forum

Migration Matters Festival 2017

20-24 Jun 2017, various venues.

This is a five day theatre and arts festival held during Refugee Week. Its aim is to celebrate diversity and recognise the positive impact migration has on the city. It brings together people, talks, exhibitions and performers from many communities, and welcomes you to come and show Sheffield is a friendly and supportive city. Many people who aren’t familiar with the injustices of the asylum system say how important this festival is.

Performance highlights this year include ‘An Evening with an Immigrant’, by Nigerian-born Inua Ellams, and the new play ‘Borderline’, by PSYCHEdelight. Musical treats from Syria, Southern Africa, Congo, and much more. It will be one of the final seasons based in the current home of Theatre Delicatessen, 17 The Moor, S1 3LR, before it moves out to allow for redevelopment of the old Woolworths shop.

Tuesday 20th June:
Moma K Launch Night (Exhibition opening) 7.00pm-10.00pm at DINA
Sunrit Culture Group - Bahukon (Dance) 7.00pm-8.00pm at Theatre Deli
Sosa Xa - No performance name (Music) 8.00pm-8.30pmat Theatre Deli
One Way Belongings Dance (Dance) 8.30pm-9.00pm at Theatre Deli
Sosa Xa - No performance name (Music) 9.00pm-9.30pmat Theatre Deli
Open Kitchen Social Club (Food) 9.30pm-10.30pm at Theatre Deli
Rafiki Jazz (band) (Music) 10.00pm-11.00pm at Theatre Deli

Wednesday 21st June:
Why Refugee Women Fashion Show (Fashion) 11.30am-1.30pmat Theatre Deli
Scatterlings - All over Everything (Dance) 1.00pm-1.45pm at Tudor Square
Angelina Abel (Workshop) 2.00pm-3.30pm at Tudor Square
InComplete Collaboration - Indefinite Leave to Remain (Theatre) 3.00pm-4.00pm at Theatre Deli
Nisha Lall - Rise (Dance) 4.00pm-4.30pm at Tudor Square
DEWA Workshop - Women and Peace (Workshop) 4.30pm-5.30pma at The Arthouse
Lucy Haighton - Ruido (Performance) 5.00pm-5:40pm at Theatre Deli
Evi Stamatiou - Caryatid Unplugged (Theatre) 5.30pm-6.30pm at DINA
Valerie Monti Holland - Forum Theatre (Workshop) 6.00pm-7.00pm at Theatre Deli
Refugee Tales (Literature) 6.45pm-7.45pm at DINA
Inua Ellams - An Evening with an Immigrant (Theatre) 8.00pm-9.30pmat Theatre Deli

Thursday 22nd June:
Together Women - Fusion Group Celebration (Celebration) 11.00am-2.00pm at Theatre Deli
Right to Remain Workshop (Workshop) 3.00pm-5.00pm at Theatre Deli
Conversation Club - Folktales around the world (Performance) 5.00pm-6.30pm at The Arthouse
Howl Yuan - How can I stay legally in the UK (Theatre) 5.00pm-5.45pm at Theatre Deli
Mengting Zhuo - Before the Wall (Theatre) 6.30pm-7:15pm at Theatre Deli
E-Merges - Performance Night (Music/Live Art) 7.00pm-10.00pm at DINA
Verse Matters (Poetry/Spoken Word) 7.30pm-10.00pm at Theatre Deli

Friday 23rd June:
Anima Artworks (Workshop) 10.30am-1.00pm at Theatre Deli
British Red Cross - Refugee Awareness Workshop (Workshop) 12.00pm-2.00pm at Theatre Deli
El-Addo Sewing Workshops (Workshop) 1.30pm-2.30pmat Theatre Deli (cafe)
Afreena Islam - Daughters of the Curry Revolution (Theatre) 4.00pm-4.45pmat Theatre Deli
DEWA Workshop - Talk that Talk (Workshop) 4.30pm-5.30pmat The Adelphi Room
Vertebra Arts - An Ice thing to say (Theatre) 5.00pm-5:40pm at Theatre Deli
Afreena Islam - Daughters of the Curry Revolution (Theatre) 6.00pm-6.45pmat Theatre Deli
Vertebra Arts - An Ice thing to say (Theatre) 7.00pm-7:40pm at Theatre Deli
Stand and Be Counted Theatre - Tanja (Theatre) 7.30pm-8.30pm at The Montgomery
Afreena Islam - Daughters of the Curry Revolution (Theatre) 8.00pm-8.45pm at Theatre Deli
Beats, Bass & (No) Borders (Music Night) 8.00pm-2:00 AM at DINA

Saturday 24th June:
Stand and Be Counted Theatre - Performance Migrations (Workshop) 10.30am-11.20am at Theatre Deli - Main Space
Anima Artworks Workshops (Workshop) 11.30am-1.30pm at Theatre Deli
El-Addo Sewing Workshops (Workshop) 11.30am-12.30pm at Theatre Deli (cafe)
Third Angel (Theatre) 12.00pm-7.30pmat Theatre Deli - Warehouse
Howl Yuan - 100 ways to say goodbye (Theatre) 12.00pm-1.30pm Sheaf Square
Umoja Dance Group (Dance) 1.30pm-1:50 AMat Theatre Deli
Otoxo Productions- El Peso De La Menta (Film) 2.00pm-2.35pm at Theatre Deli
Element Society - Open Mic performance (Various) 3.00pm-6.30pm at The Montgomery
The Paper Project - We are not Birds (Theatre) 3.00pm-3.40pm at Theatre Deli
Sunrit Culture Group - Bahukon (Dance) 4.00pm-4.30pmat Theatre Deli
Ice & Fire - The Asylum Monologues (Theatre) 4.00pm-4.45pm at The Arthouse
InComplete Collaboration - Utopia (Theatre) 4.30pm-5.30pm at Theatre Deli
The Paper Project - We are not Birds (Theatre) 6.00pm-6.40pm at Theatre Deli
Psychedelight - Borderline (Theatre) 8.30pm-9.30pm at Theatre Deli
Open Kitchen Social Club (Food) 9.30pm-10.30pm at Theatre Deli
Mulembas D´Africa dance group (Dance) 10.00pm-10.30pm at Theatre Deli
Mortal Tides (Band) (Music) 10.30pm-11.30pm at Theatre Deli
Mango Rescue Team (Music) 11.30pm-12:20am at Theatre Deli
Mango Disco Addis Abbaba Sound System (Music) 12.30pm-2.30am at Theatre Deli

Moma K 20-30th June 11.00am-5.00pm at DINA
I Welcome Refugee 20-24th June 11.00am-4.00pm at The Arthouse
Jessica Omitola 20-24th June 11.00am-4.00pm at Theatre Delicatessen

Karmand Tahssin (Live Art) 20-24th June 11.00am-4.00pm at Theatre Delicatessen
The Bare Project 21st-24th June 13.00pm-15.00pm at Theatre Delicatessen

Migration Matters Festival


Fri 23 Jun-Sun 2 Jul 2017, Crosspool, S10

Crosspool’s major annual community event runs for over a week, including a summer fayre, street market, open gardens, well dressing, barn dance, folk evening, fun run and open air church service. This summer the theme is "Wild Crosspool". All run by the local community, proceeds to charity.

Crosspool Forum

BitFIXit pop-up cafe

Fri 23 Jun 2017, 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.



Sat 24 Jun 2017, Coronation Park, Station Lane, Oughtibridge S35 0HS

Annual village festival held on the last Saturday in June. Organised and run by local volunteers, the gala is opened each year by the gala princess and starts with a parade through the village to Coronation Park. The attractions include a bouncy castle, children’s entertainers, various side-show games, refreshments, craft stalls and a competitions marquee. In the main arena a programme of events run throughout the afternoon including music, bands, dance groups.

Oughtibridge Gala

Sheffield Vegetarian Group

Sat 24 Jun 2017, 10.45am-12.45pm, Blue Moon Café, 2 St James St. S1 2EW

Sheffield Vegetarian Group meets on the last Saturday of each month. Phone to confirm: Jenni 07929 831866.

Rebel Folk: Festival of Debate Special

Sat 24 Jun 2017, 3pm-11pm Audacious Art Experiment, 107a Harwood St. S2 4SE

Rebel Folk showcases artists who perform in the radical tradition, protest songs or music with political themes. Regulars and special guests will share the stories and ideas behind their songs, followed by a film screening documenting folk traditions across the UK, and evening concert.

Pay on the door - £5 or nearest offer. No-one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Part of Festival of Debate.

Festival of Debate

Girl Gang Sheffield: Battle Royale

Sat 24 Jun 2017, 7pm-2am DINA, 32 Cambridge St. S1 4HP

Grab your squad and join Girl Gang Sheffield for an immersive screening of Battle Royale and an interactive party to end the world, and the Festival of Debate 2017 closing party. Checkout full details via the link below. Vegan cakes provided by The Very Friendly Cupcake Company. Sweets & Treats provided by Girl Gang Sheffield, an events collective of party animals, 90s fanatics, riot grrrls, bad ass babes, and promoters of positivity. Event open to any person, regardless of gender or sexuality, in a safe, welcoming space.

Tickets £10. Part of Festival of Debate.

Festival of Debate

BitFIXit Cafe

Sat 24 Jun 2017, 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 with a service on Fridays at Union Street, and offering home and business visits.


Anti-Fracking Media Representative Training

Sat 24 Jun 2017, 11am-5pm, Old Sharrow Junior School, South View Rd S7 1DB

This training has been developed for people who are opposed Fracking and who wish to improve their ability to engage with the mainstream media. The day includes 10 different ways to interact with the media, how to research about the media, key messages and excellent soundbites, interview training and writing news releases.

The event, run by Seeds for Change, is free, however donations are needed to cover the cost of the room (£68) and the refreshments, but do not let shortage of money put you off, come anyway. It is open to anyone, whatever level of skills / knowledge, and you do not need to be part of a group to attend. Please bring lunch and snacks for the day. There will be tea and coffee provided.

To book please contact via this Facebook event page, or phone/text 07776 091439 or email


Sun 25 Jun 2017, 12-5pm, Firth Park, Sheffield S5 6WS

Firth Park Annual Summer Fun Day is back, and packed with activities to get involved with or just watch and enjoy the atmosphere - music and dance performances, animal petting sessions, Fire and Police vehicle display, clowns and circus skills workshop, wrestling matches, bouncy castle and fairground rides, hot food stalls, community stalls and carboot sales.

Family friendly and free entry, with a good range of free or low price activities. Bookings still available until some time before the date: carboot info & applications email or ring 07903 230266. For stalls, email

Firth Park is on the frequent 47/48 and 75/76 bus routes.

How to Create a Better, Stronger and Fairer Economy

Mon 26 Jun 2017, 7pm, Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James St. S1 2EW

Our current system has delivered a banking crisis, recession, austerity, falling wages, rising government and personal debt, and increasing environmental threats. Simon Duffy (Centre for Welfare Reform), Natalie Bennett (Green Party) and Adrian Byrne (Positive Money) will put forward and debate changes they want to see in order to create a better, stronger and fairer economy.

Tickets free. Organised by Positive Money as part of Festival of Debate, hosted by not-for-profit social enterprise Opus Independents (which also publishes a monthly Alt-Sheff column in Now Then magazine).

Festival of Debate

Asylum Seeker Bicycle Workshop

Mon 26 Jun 2017, 5.30-8pm, Bike Kitchen, Ash Tree Yard, 62-68 Thirlwell Rd S8 9TF

Friends of ASSIST Sheffield run this weekly bike workshop. They welcome help, any volunteers, or donations of bikes.

For info email or call 07981 452174

Repair Wednesday

Wed 28 Jun 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, furniture, etc.

Access Space

Divestment Campaign group meeting

Wed 28 Jun 2017, 5.30pm, Blue Moon Café, 2 St James St. S1 2EW

The friendly Divestment Campaign, part of Sheffield Climate Alliance, meets regularly every other Wednesday. New members are very welcome, please come along.

Sheffield Climate Alliance

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