diary of events posted 8th March

Monday March 7th Sheffield People’s Assembly AGM Central United Reformed Church 7-9 pm Annual reports and election of officers for 2016-17 Nominations for Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Officer, Outreach Officer, Membership Secretary to sheffieldpeoplesassembly@gmail.com by March 6th


 Wednesday 9th March. International Womens’ Day Screening of “The Color Purple”.

There will be an opportunity to meet with representatives from the charities as well as other women at a reception with refreshments from 6.15 pm in the Union Foyer, with the film screening at 7pm following brief contributions from Paul Blomfield MP, Sharmin Jahan, the University Women’s Officer and Pat Pepper from UNITE. Nelson Mandela Auditorium – The University of Sheffield Student Union. 301 Glossop Road. Sheffield S10 2HL. Tickets are fee but open link to book your place:


 4945_001 (click this link for flyer

Saturday 12th March NUM Miners’ Offices, Barnsley S70 2LS

NUM Memorial Event for David Jones and Joe Green, miners killed on picket line in 1984/85 strike. Speaker Tosh McDonald ASLEF President.

NUM Memorial Event for David Jones and Joe Green 12th March Barnsley

Saturday 12th March. Sheffield Save Our NHS “Taking Back Our NHS” Workshop

10am to 2pm The Roco, 342 Glossop Road. A half day event of information, discussion and campaign planning. National and local speakers, including from Keep Our NHS Public, and Junior Doctors. The Junior Doctors dispute provides a focus for showing support for the NHS. Find out the latest in the dispute and what can be done to build solidarity.

WE STAND FOR:  A publicly owned health service that puts people before profit! An open, accountable and democratically run health service! Quality, accessible health care free at the point of delivery for all!


Saturday 12TH March 

 Sheffield Socialist Choir’s SINGING WORKSHOP to celebrate the legacy of Joe Hill

10.30 – 16.30 St Andrew’s, URC Upper Hanover St, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S3 7RQ

Marking the centenary of Joe Hill’s execution and celebrating his legacy of great political songs.  Workshop fees: £20, £15, £10 depending on income – you choose!

To register –  www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom–sheffield/celebrate-the-legacy-of-joe-hill or contact – sheffieldsocialistchoir@gmail.com


Sunday 13th March – London demonstration against the Housing and Planning Bill

Among the Bill’s provisions are:

  • extension of the right to buy to housing association homes – and placing the financial burden on Local Government
  • ending secure tenancies for social housing – a shocking attack on the poorest families
  • massive rent increases for those not deemed “poor enough” to be in social housing

Kill the Housing Bill 13th march demo London  (download for flyer)

This is a serious attack on working class families and a further class-based assault on social housing. Assemble 12 noon Lincoln’s Inn Fields WC2A 3TL (near High Holborn/Chancery lane)


Friday 18th March International Women’s Day memorial event

Speakers: Louise Raw, author and historian, and Cllr Chris Peace, activist on the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign. Organised by Morning Star.

7pm United Reform Chruch Norfolk Street


Saturday 19th March STAND UP TO RACISM! National Demonstration in London

ALL OUT FOR UN ANTI-RACISM DAY 1230 London March sets off, then rally in Trafalgar Square. Coach transport from Sheffield buy a ticket on the bus to London or make a donation to sponsor others to go. Tickets are  £20 waged and £10 low waged/unwaged. We are also asking organisations to make a donation towards the cost of the bus. People can pay either by BACS or Paypal using Sort code 161221 for SUAF Account no.10051008 or by making a cheque out to ‘Sheffield UAF’ and posting it to  SUAF c/o Unison office, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield 5 7AU.


Saturday 9th April    National Stop G4S Campaign Meeting

10.30 – 5.00 Quaker Meeting House 10 St James Street Sheffield S1 2EW

Louise Haigh (Sheffield Heeley MP), John Burgess (Unison), John Grayson (SYMAAG), Martin Mayer (UNITE Labour NEC member), Cllr Mick Bowman (Newcastle Council) Riya Hassan (Boycott National Committee

G4S is a serial human rights abuser, in the UK and across the world, including vulnerable people seeking asylum, people in youth protection, and Palestinian children held illegally in Israeli detention.

Friday evening, Saturday 0930-1730, Sunday 0930-1300

15th-17th April Sheffield TUC Weekend Political School – Sheffield Trades and Labour Club

John McDonnell MP confirmed. Price £15 ( concession for low pay and unemployed). Watch this space for further details. N.B. Put in your diary now as places will be limited!


 Saturday April 16th Food Sovereignty event, Fargate

Organised by Global Justice Movement

Thursday 28th April International Workers Memorial Day

Wreath laying ceremony and speeches outside Sheffield Town Hall. 1230hrstill 1315hrs.