Diary of Events October/ November/ December 2023

Tuesday 10th October  Palestine Emergency protest

4.30pm opposite Sheffield Railway Station. Justice for the Palestinians – Stop Apartheid Israel from Destroying Gaza




Wednesday 11th October “The Mental Health Crises” SSONHS zoom meeting

7pm- 9pm Speakers: RCN Mental Health Nurse – Kate Edwards (Personal Capacity) BMA  Mental Health Consultant  Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86945797242?pwd=NW95YmZoU0JkbnlCUUE4QitvWGpGdz09 Meeting ID: 869 4579 7242 Passcode: 917279

More and more people are suffering from common mental health distress, but the availability and accessibility of therapeutic help via the NHS Talking Therapies (NHS TT) has become severely limited, including in some cases a denial of care. More and more adults and children in the UK continue to experience difficulties with their mental health. NHS services are in a state of crisis. NHS data shows over a million adults, and rising, use mental health services every month.  Among children and young people, numbers are rising alarmingly quickly. In April 2016, 96,789 children and young people came into contact with mental health services. Fast forward to April 2022, this number had risen to 355,807.

Come along to our meeting to discuss these important issues. ALL WELCOME

IF YOU NEED HELP OR ASSISTANCE WITH THE MEETING CALL MICK ON 07380139142 Web page: www.sheffieldsaveournhs.org  Facebook: Sheffield Save our NHS

Email: contact@Sheffieldsaveournhs.org

Wed 18 October “Nae Pasaran” film showing

7pm Theatre Deli. Promoted by Chile Solidarity Network as part of the 50years anniversary of the Pinochet coup. For mor information and tickets pleas use this link: Nae Pasaran showing and panel discussion @ Theatre Deli about the incredible true story of the British workers who defied Pinochet.

If you haven’t seen this film already it is a must, but even if you have, the recent sad passing of John Keenan, one the story’s protagonists reminds us how important it is to remember, and celebrate, working class history. In the panel discussion which will follow you will have the opportunity to hear about the solidarity given by Sheffield workers during that time.  

Community Kino is a community based radical film club which brings important films to the masses and offers a space for discussion and contribution. For more info, and to support this amazing Sheffield based resource, see here.

Wednesday 18th October “Pharmanomics: How Big Pharma Destroys Global Health” 7 pm at Central United Reformed Church, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JB

Public meeting organised by Global Justice Sheffield with Nick Dearden, Global Justice Now director, talking about his new book.

To book a place, go to: https://shorturl.at/nptJ6



Saturday 21st October “Socialist republic of South Yorkshire -Resisting Thatcherism in the 1980’s

1pm-5pm Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane S10 2FD.

Sheffield Transformed is hosting a free workshop that will explore how left-wing activists and politicians in 1980s Sheffield attempted to resist the dominance of Thatcherism and implement their own political ideas.

During the 1980s, the term ‘Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire’ was coined to describe the region’s left-wing political culture. With contributions from historians and local campaigners, this workshop will examine the left-wing, trade union, feminist, and anti-racist activism that made up the Socialist Republic. We’ll discuss what we can learn from this pivotal period in political history and how we can apply it to our present situation.



Saturday 21st October Stand Up to Racism National Organising Conference. 

11am to 4pm Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BB

We have Neville Lawrence father of Stephen confirmed to speak – book your place now tinyurl.com/SUTR23c

Tuesday 24th October  Sheffield Trade Union Council Delegate Meeting

7pm Trades and Labour Club (downstairs room) Talbot Street S2 2TG.

Speaker: Loz Barfoot XR on the Climate and COP 28. Open to non-delegates who are trade union members.



Wednesday 25th October ‘The Old Oak’ Screening

Theatre Deli Sheffield, S2 4QP

Get yourself a ticket from only £4! 20% of ticket sales goes to Sheffield City of Sanctuary.


Doors open at 6.30pm. Make sure you get here early so that you can also grab a drink at the licenced bar and have a flick through the free zine/programme you receive on the door. Get there sharpish as the film will start at 7.30pm!

Theatre Deli has disability/wheelchair access. After the film we will be joined by Sheffield City of Sanctuary to talk about the lessons of the film and how that relates to their work in Sheffield.

About the film; THE OLD OAK is directed by Ken Loach, written by Paul Laverty and produced by Rebecca O’Brien, and completes their unofficial North East trilogy following acclaimed films including Sorry We Missed You and I, Daniel Blake. In an unlikely friendship, the landlord of an ailing local pub TJ Ballantyne (Dave Turner) meets a curious young Syrian Yara (Ebla Mari) with her camera. Can they find a way for the two communities to understand each other? So unfolds a deeply moving drama about their fragilities and hopes.

Certificate: 15 RUNTIME:  112mins

Sun 29 October 50 years since the coup: Ceilidh for Chile Solidarity network

7pm  Ceilidh/ Pena @ Broomhall Centre

The Well Dressed Band, and other local singers and musicians, have come together to support Chile 50. In a wonderful eclectic mix of sounds this event promises to have you dancing all evening! Please see attached flyer and here for tickets.

Don’t forget that our display in the Millenium gallery will run until Jan 2024 and will now also be part of the Yorkshire Integration Festival. We still have some events left, with a tree planting ceremony for the disappeared, another chance to see Chileans of the North, and we’re hoping to bring back Mestisa and Valentina for a peña in the not so distant future so stay close!

Abrazos solidarios, Maria

Tuesday 28th November  Sheffield Trade Union Council Delegate Meeting

7pm Trades and Labour Club (downstairs room) Talbot Street S2 2TG.

Speaker: Sam Legg, YCND Events and Campaigns Co-Ordinator. Open to non-delegates who are trade union members.


Saturday 9th December March for Climate – COP 28 mustn’t cop out again!

More details to come but S. Yorks Climate Justice Coalition will be holding a major demonstration in Sheffield on this Global Day of Action for the climate in the middle of the COP28 meetings in the Gulf! We will also be sponsoring a range of climate-oriented activities in the run up to 9th December so watch this space!