Diary of Events June July August 2024

Saturday 15th June     Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign Annual Rally

1pm assemble outside City Hall, S1 2JA


Please come along and support the Annual Orgreave Rally organised by the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign. Bring your banners, comrades and friends and march in solidarity with us through Sheffield City Centre to support our call for an inquiry for truth and justice for the miners brutalised by the state and police at the Orgreave Coking plant in June 1984.

Led by the Unite Brass Band, come and march with us through Sheffield City Centre and support our call for an inquiry for truth and justice for striking miners brutalised by the state and police at the Orgreave Coking plant on 18 June 1984.


  • Arthur Scargill – President of the National Union of Mineworkers, 1982 -2002
  • Maria Vasquez-Aguilar – Chile Solidarity Network/Chile 50 Years UK
  • Mick Whelan – General Secretary, ASLEF
  • Gareth Peirce – Lawyer for Orgreave miners
  • Taj Ali – Co-editor of Tribune Magazine
  • Rose Hunter – North Staffs Miners’ Wives Action Group
  • John Dunn – Arrested striking miner, Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign
  • Kate Flannery – Secretary, Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign

COMPERES: Chris Peace and Joe Rollin, Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign

MUSIC: UNITE Brass Band & PCS Samba Band

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Monday 17th – Friday 21st June PCS G4S Picket Lines Sheffield

PCS members Job Centre security guards announce week-long strike to take action over pay

Please find below details of the PCS G4S picket lines for next week in Sheffield All from 8am -12:

Monday- Cavendish Ct JC , 9 Bank St, S1 2DR

Tuesday- Bailey Court JC, 112 West St, S1 3SY

Wed- 1 Hartshead Sq. JC, S1 2FD

Thu- Cavendish Court, as Monday

Fri- Bailey Court, as Tues.

“200 Public and Commercial Services (PCS) members working as security guards in Jobcentres are to take seven days’ strike action over pay. They will take action from June 17 – 23 alongside work colleagues in the GMB union. Members of both unions are employed by G4S to provide essential security to keep DWP employees and claimants safe.” Linda Hughes, PCS Regional Secretary,

Tuesday 18th June   “STRIKE An Uncivil War” film

To mark the 40th anniversary of The Battle of Orgreave, “Strike: An Uncivil War” will be previewed in cinemas as a special event on Tuesday 18 June 2024, featuring a 23-minute recorded Q&A with Director Daniel Gordon, Chris Peace and Kate Flannery of the Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign, and former Miners Kevin Horne and Ian Mitchell

The Light Cinemas, Sheffield  1915hrs

Vue Sheffield Meadowhall 1830hrs

Parkway Cinema, Barnsley  1945hrs

Vue Doncaster  1830hrs

Wednesday 19th June    CRESR Seminar at Sheffield Hallam University

“Universal credit and employers: exploring the demand side of UK active labour market policy” Katy Jones (Manchester Metropolitan University)

4.00-5.00 pm City Campus, Cantor Building, Room 9135 / Zoom



Saturday Sunday 22nd 23rd June Small Park Big Run

THE EVENT #spBR24 is a 24-hour community challenge from noon Saturday- till noon Sunday, 22-23 June. Pick the time and length to run, walk or jog around laps of Meersbrook Park: 30 mins to 24 hours!

AT NOON ON SUNDAY there’s a Fun Run, live link up with friends in Palestine and a mass singalong with six choirs and live instruments.

ADDED EXTRAS There will also be music, singing, poetry, tea/coffee and cake, lantern making, talks, solidarity supper and more.

WE RAISE FUNDS for two charities: Sheffield Palestine Cultural Exchange which will direct its funds to support emergency relief in Gaza until reconstruction becomes possible and Sheffield Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund which supports Palestinian women to study at university.

Wednesday 26th June  Sheffield TUC Hustings

7pm Central United Reform Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield. Organised by Sheffield Trade Union Council

Who should trade unionists vote for in the General Election? We have invited a range of candidates from the various parties that claim to stand up for working people and trade union values. N.B. Conservatives and far right parties have not been invited!

Saturday 29 June Stop Rwanda! Stop the Riads! Refugees welcome here 

London protest to show solidarity with refuges in Colnbrook Detention Centre. 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Paternoster row /Chesterfield town hall, S1 2QQ/S40 1LP Coach tickets to Protest –https://buytickets.at/sheffieldstanduptoracism/1267466 The coach will return around 4 at the latest and be back in chesterfield/ Sheffield by 8pm.

This event is to protest again the detention of refugees and Plans by our government to send them to Rwanda. We will be assembling opposite the unite office -and marching to the detention centre.


Saturday 13th July — Durham Miners Gala

“The world’s greatest working-class festival and celebration of community and trade union values.”

Friday 19th – 22st July 2024 Sheffield Transformed Weekend Festival SADACCA (Sheffield and District African Caribbean Community Association), 48 Wicker, S3 8JB.

Sheffield Transformed is a group of socialists who run events where people can come together to discuss radical political ideas, enjoy arts and culture, and build a movement in a safe environment. We have been organising events since 2019, most recently on the Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire, a Radical History Walk and on Police suppression of protest.

Inspired by The World Transformed we organise and host a wide range of events and activities on topics including housing, welfare, education, the environment and the many other issues facing our city.

Saturday 20th July Bg Ride 4 Palestine comes to Sheffield

To register please go to https://www.thebigride4palestine.com/big-ride-2024#LetsDoIt


Saturday 20th July Tolpuddle Martyr’s festival

An annual gathering to mark the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs: a weekend-long, family-friendly festival.



Saturday 20th July. The next Free Radicals gig will be at Theatre Deli

Thanks very much to everyone who came to the Free Radicals/Sosa-Sa gig a couple of weeks ago. It was very busy and we had to turn away some people. Very sorry if you were one of those. The evening raised over £5,600 which went straight into the Sheffield Emergency Relief Fund and then straight to Gaza. This fund has now transferred over £130,000 to Gaza, which has been providing support food parcels, blankets, baby milk, clothes, nappies and cash to 3931 families in Khan Younis and Rafah. [Fuller reports can be found at: https://www.sheffieldpsc.org.uk/?page_id=3286]

Sunday 18th August South Yorkshire Festival

We are marking the 40th anniversary of the 1984 Miners Strike at the SYF and are pleased to announce the guest speakers so far are Colin Kirkham, a former miner, will be speaking to his experiences at that time and Jean Miller from Women Against Pit Closures we will be announcing further speakers in due course.  Brian Clarke will also be speaking prior to the afternoon talk in the Unison Room on the history of Wortley Hall from the 50’s onwards.  We are also hoping to get a speaker on the history of the Hall and Barnsley Area.

Rotherham’s “South Yorkshire Transport Museum” will be bringing some vintage vehicles for us to see, we will have our usual stalls, stands and bouncy castles for a fun family day out, again we hope to make all the rides and face painting free.

We again are looking for volunteers for the event. Please email politicalsecretary@wortleyhall.org.uk should you wish to help on the day. Massive thank you to all who kindly helped out with last year’s event.

We need help on:

  • Traffic Management
  • Staffing the Wortley Hall Stand
  • General Setting Up.

We have started collecting donations and pledges for this great event, if you can support this day, please contact info@wortleyhall.org.uk – or, by contacting the hall on 0114 288 2100. You can also send a cheque to Wortley Hall, Wortley Village, Sheffield, S35 7DB, cheque payable to Wortley Hall Ltd. Please ensure to mark your letter for South Yorkshire Festival.

SYF Committee