Diary of Events November 2016

Tuesday 8th November Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise Coordinating Committee

7pm United Reform Chapel Norfolk Street Sheffield

Following our extraordinalrily successful launch meeting with John McDonneell MP on 14th October, we are now having our inaugural SNAP Coordinating Committee meeting to plan our next events. This is meeting is open to all who feel they want to be active and involved in this hugely important campaing.

Daragh O’Neill is leading teams to meet workers and map city centre shops

“We’ve got dates for mapping on Fargate on 5th, 10th, 12th, 16th 25th. All at 1pm and meet at the top of Fargate. I’m happy to coordinate all of these, but will not be able to lead each one. As such I’m happy to be contacted via my email or via my number 07710479259, and will be contacting other activists to lead on some of these as I won’t be able to be there for all these dates.”


Saturday 12 November SYMAG 10th Anniversary Party

7-11pm St Andrews Church Upper Hanover Street , Sheffield S3 7RQ

South Yorkshire Migration Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) is having a party to celebrate its 10th anniversaryand we’d like to invite all of our supporters to come. Including you!

Over the last 10 years we have worked for refugee and migrant rights in the UK and beyond. We have:

  •   Supported the struggles of refugees for safety, dignity and justice ·    Helped increase public understanding of how refugees are treated in the UK ·   Educated ourselves and others about the global conflicts and injustices that push people to leave their home countries

Traditional British music; Professional Salsa dancing.Iranian pop music, Syrian and Kurdish music. And Iranian traditional food.

We’d like you to join us. There is no entry fee but we welcome your donations to support our work. You are welcome to bring your own drinks

Please email: Jamesrooz5@gmail.com and let us to know if you’ll be coming so we know how much food to prepare. If you want to attend a SYMAAG event but don’t have money for transport, don’t be put off! Bring your ticket to the event and we will reimburse you in cash. Or email us in advance. Email: symaagcentral@gmail.com   Website: www.symaag.org.uk    Twitter: @symaag   find us on Facebook

Stuart Crosthwaite Secretary, SYMAAG


14 -19 November ‘Dare Devil Rides To Jarama’ by Neil Gore 7.30pm The Lantern Theatre, Kenwood Park Road, Sheffield, S7 1NF. Theatre Show: ‘Dare Devil Rides To Jarama’ by Neil Gore- about 1930s speedway superstar and wall of death rider, Clem ‘Dare Devil” Beckett who joined the International Brigade to fight in the Spanish Civil War marking the 80th anniversary. Townsend Productions, in association with IBMT Harrogate Theatre, The Place Bedford and Unite the Union

(Box office: 0114 255 1776; www.lanterntheatre.org.uk tickets £5 -£30 ★★★★★ ‘Dare Devil Rides to Jarama is quite simply the best political theatre produced for a long, long time.’ MORNING STAR
Saturday 19th November “Profiting from children in prison: G4S and outsourcing”

1000hrs to 1600hrs. Day school organinsed by Stop G4S Sheffield and South Yorkshire. Quakers Meeting House, St Jamses ST S1 2EW. See flyer attached.   profiting-from-children-in-prison-19-nov


Tuesday 22nd November Sheffield TUC Delegate Meeting 7pm Trades and Labour Club 200 Duke Street Sheffield S2 5QQ (use side entrance on Talbot ST)

Guest Speakers: Eileen Turnbull Shrewsbury 24 Campaign . 24 pickets were arrested after the 1972 national building workers strike and charged with conspiracy. Some including Ricky Tomlinson and Des Warren were jailed. The call for justice is as relevant today as it was then.

David Etherington – Austerity and Devolution. David presents the major findings of his research into the effects on local communities of a City Region Devolution deal that devolves central government’s austerity spending cuts onto our local government structures.

PLUS: all the latest on our fantastic Sheffield Needs a Pay Rise Campaign.

Visitors/observers welcome. Please register at the door