Diary of Events August 2017


Saturday 5th August MHAGS Event Day

Mental Health Action Group Sheffield (MHAGS) is holding a campaign day at Sheffield Works dept., Sports and Social Club, Heeley bank Road, S2 3GL. Campaign stalls etc. from 100am and event all afternoon

Sunday 6th August 2017 Peace Picnic to mark Hiroshima Day,

Annual Remembrance Event 2pm – 4.30 pm Walled Garden in Meersbrook Park, S8 9FL

To remember all victims past, present and future, of the atomic bombs which were dropped on the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

2.30 p.m. Remembrance ceremony in the Japanese Walled Garden and signing by Sheffield’s Lord Mayor of the ‘Mayors for Peace’ Declaration

3 pm – 4.30 pm Peace picnic with music by local artists and children’s activities

All Welcome: Bring and share picnic. Organised and hosted by Sheffield Creative Action for Peace (SCRAP), Sheffield CND & Meersbrook Park Users Trust.

Contact Hilary: scraptridentnow@gmail.com; 07818040982

 Sunday 6th August 2017 Sheffield welcomes the “Big Ride” 5pm Town Hall   The Big Ride 2017 is a rolling protest in solidarity with Palestine from Liverpool to Sheffield via Manchester and Bradford. Over 100 cyclists arrive in Sheffield Sunday 6th August 5pm Sheffield Town Hall to be greeted by the Lord Mayor and Louise Haigh MP, raising money for children’s projects and trauma centre in Gaza. It marks:

  • The third anniversary of Israel’s bombardment of Gaza in 2014, which killed 2,205 Palestinians (including 547 children);
  • The 50th anniversary of Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza strip (the Occupied Palestinian Territories) in 1967 when 300,000 Palestinians were made refugees and their villages ethnically cleansed; and
  • The 10 year illegal siege of Gaza. Flyer is attached. bigrideHit The Road For Palestine Solidarit1

Monday 7th August Organising meeting for the demo at the Tory conference, Manchester. 7pm Union Street, Sheffield. Please come and help plan how we build support from Sheffield and ensure a good turnout. Coaches are being booked by Sheffield Peoples Assembly with the support of Sheffield Trade Union council. The demo is part of a series of gigs, parties, rallies, meetings, screenings, comedy nights, educational events co-ordinated by the People’s Assembly over the period of the conference. 

Friday 11th August Community Meeting on Housing “Safe and Secure Homes for All”  6.30pm at the Terry Wright Community Hall, Newfield Green in Gleadless. Organised by Sheffield People’s Assembly in conjunction with Axe the Housing Act, Defend Council Housing and supported by Sheffield Trades Council. Post-Grenfell many Sheffield residents, especially council tenants, are more concerned than ever about the safety of their homes. Sheffield City Council has acted swiftly on alleviating this but we and many others believe that there is still much more to do. Fire safety worries, the new Housing Act and continued austerity all put at risk everyone’s desire to live in a safe and secure home. You can find the event on Facebook and the poster/leaflet is attached. Housing mtg leaflet 11 Aug 2017

Sunday 13th August South Yorkshire Festival, Wortley Hall   Trade Union and Labour Movement festival for all the family in Wortley Hall grounds. Among events there is the traditional public meeting on a burning topic of the day: “The Media and the General Election – Were the Tabloids defanged?” Public Meeting with BBC’s Nick Jones, 3pm in UNISON North West Gas Room, Wortley Hall. Organised by Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom. Flyer attached

Sunday 1st October Tories Out demo, outside Tory Party Conference, Manchester Coaches from Sheffield to Manchester organised by Sheffield Peoples Assembly and supported by Sheffield Trade Union Council. Details coming soon.

Wednesday 1st November “Rise Like Lions” Banner Theatre

Political theatre production with music. Sponsored by Sheffield TUC. 7pm Sheffield Trades and Labour Club, 200 Duke Street Sheffield S2 5QQ

Saturday 21st October Stand Up to Racism National Conference, London Sheffield TUC is supporting travel to this event