JUNE 2017

 
 
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BIN LADEN: THE ONE MAN SHOW

THU 1 JUN | 7:30-8:30PM | MOOR THEATRE DELICATESSEN | EARLY BIRD £9/£7, or £10/£8
In association with Theatre Delicatessen

The world’s most notorious terrorist tells his story in this remarkable, provocative and multi-award-winning one-man show. This incendiary, intelligent debut from Knaïve Theatre provides a fresh perspective, creating within the unthinkable a space for debate and dialogue.

 
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UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME: THE SHEFFIELD MODEL

THU 1 JUN | 7-9PM | QUAKER MEETING HOUSE | FREE
In association with Basic Income UK, Centre for Welfare Reform & Sheffield Equality Group

A Universal Basic Income has been proposed as a way of tackling issues including automation and zero-hours contracts. An embryonic model developed for Sheffield will be presented, critiqued and discussed with the audience. The meeting is part of a project to make UBI a reality for the people of Sheffield, tackling injustice and advancing citizenship.

 

HOW TO CREATE A BETTER, STRONGER AND FAIRER ECONOMY

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY 26 JUNE. SEE BELOW.

 

WOKE IN PROGRESS: POLITICAL SCRATCH NIGHT

TUE 6 JUN | 7:30-9:30PM | MOOR THEATRE DELICATESSEN | PAY AS YOU FEEL
In association with Theatre Delicatessen

On the eve of our 'unexpected' general election, Britain stands divided; hypocrisies spiral as each side paints the others in broad, cartoonish, ugly strokes. Whilst our world recedes into isolationism and buried 'alternative facts', four theatre-makers try to respond to this tumultuous moment in politics with humour, fury and hope. 

This event is a chance to see new work in development from the companies involved and a free space for artists to test their ideas out on new audiences. All money raised will go directly to the participating artists. Please reserve your seat for free.

 
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THE PERSONAL IS STILL POLITICAL

WED 7 JUN | 6:30-9PM | THE CIRCLE | FREE
In association with Process Work Sheffield

The big issues in the world are happening at every level. Change and conflict are mirrored in our relationships, our workplaces and in ourselves. Beyond blame and division, can we find the seeds of global change in our interactions? Come and explore together how to go forward from where we are now.

 
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SHEFFIELD HOMELESSNESS: TOO BIG A PROBLEM TO SOLVE?

THU 8 JUN | 6-8PM | THE CIRCLE | FREE
In association with Roundabout

Some problems in this world are just too big to solve. However, homelessness in Sheffield is something that we can absolutely solve. We are bringing together all the people in Sheffield who know homelessness and together we’ll work out how to make sure nobody has to sleep out in our city ever again. Be part of it!

 
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NO BOUNDS FESTIVAL

FRI 9-SAT 10 JUN | 12PM-7AM | TRAFALGAR WAREHOUSE & HOPE WORKS | £15 DAY / £30 DAY & NIGHT

No Bounds is a new festival of music, art and technology in Sheffield. This all-day event will feature music, art, talks, workshops, installations, exhibitions, performance and adventure over multiple venues. The Festival of Debate will be hosting Q&As and workshops with artists such as Nina Kraviz, Joe Muggs, Mumdance and more.

 
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SHEFFIELD CREATIVE GUILD: WHAT MATTERS MOST TO OUR MEMBERSHIP?

WED 14 JUN | 6-8PM | ABBEYDALE PICTURE HOUSE (UPSTAIRS) | FREE

Sheffield Creative Guild want to know your opinions. Part of the purpose of the Guild is to be a powerful collective to advocate for the issues that matter most to our membership. Join us for an interactive workshop where we can discover and discuss what you care about the most.

 
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STANDARD: ELITE

WED 14-THU 15 JUN | 7:30-9PM | MOOR THEATRE DELICATESSEN |  EARLY BIRD £7/£9, or £10/£8
In association with Theatre Delicatessen

An interactive theatre show exploring class and social mobility by splitting its audience in two. ‘Elites’ decide the outcome of the show. ‘Standards’ get to play games. Game winners get to become Elites. So that’s fair for everyone. Right?

 
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MANDATORY REDISTRIBUTION PARTY

FRI 16 JUN | 7:30-10:30PM | DINA | £5

Absurdist Comedians explain and illustrate the world of contemporary political taxonomy (who are all these people and what hole did they climb out of?) and the righteous struggles ahead (which of them do I need to push back into their hole?).

Devised by Sean Morley (“Setting the bar for alternative comedy,” Our Favourite Places) and Jack Evans (“As inventive and unsettling as a one-man League Of Gentlemen,” Vice).

 
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FAIRER MONEY: THE NEED FOR REDISTRIBUTION & FINANCIAL WELLBEING

TUE 20 JUN | 6:30-8PM | QUAKER MEETING HOUSE | FREE
In association with Our Fair City

People’s financial position, and their ability to respond to unexpected events in their lives, has a huge knock-on effect on physical and mental health, as well as being closely linked to unemployment and debt.

What can we do to make Sheffield a fairer, more financially inclusive city? Panel discussion with Q&A.

 
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MIGRATION MATTERS FESTIVAL

TUE 20-SAT 24 JUN | MULTIPLE CITY CENTRE LOCATIONS | PAY WHAT YOU DECIDE
In association with Theatre Delicatessen

This year’s festival will feature established companies, emerging artists, community arts groups & charitable organisations. It will be a rich and soulful programme that brings the diverse and global mix of Sheffield’s communities together with artists from all over the country in a celebration of food, culture and performance.

 
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DOES SOLIDARITY WITH REFUGEES MATTER?

WED 21 JUN | 6-8PM | ROCO | FREE

What does solidarity mean in the context of the refugee crisis? Does it prompt action or is it a token word that disguises ever more closed borders? This event, organised by a White Rose Research network, opens discussions on the motivations, meanings and consequences of solidarity with refugees.

 
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SHEFFIELD-SAARBRUCKEN-SCARBOROUGH: A NEW DEAL FOR EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

WED 21 JUN | 6:30-8:30PM | THE RED DEER (UPSTAIRS) | FREE

Join the multinational debate shaping a New Europe - and how local communities are a vital part of the policy. As a humanitarian, progressive vision, a reformed, united Europe is needed now. A new economic approach which values local enterprise, people and jobs, is gaining momentum. Discover the New Deal proposal and help shape the debate.

 
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REBEL FOLK: FESTIVAL OF DEBATE SPECIAL

SAT 24 JUN | 3-11PM | AUDACIOUS ART EXPERIMENT | £5 ONO

Rebel Folk showcases artists who perform in the radical tradition, protest songs or music with political themes. Regulars and special guests will share the stories and ideas behind their songs, followed by a film screening documenting folk traditions across the UK and our usual evening concert.

Pay on the door - £5 or nearest offer. No-one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

 
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GIRL GANG SHEFFIELD: BATTLE ROYALE

SAT 24 JUN | 7PM-2AM | DINA | £10-£15
In association with Girl Gang Sheffield

Grab your squad and join Girl Gang Sheffield for an immersive screening of Battle Royale and an interactive party to end the world. Festival of Debate closing party.

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HOW TO CREATE A BETTER, STRONGER AND FAIRER ECONOMY

MON 26 JUN | 7-9PM | QUAKER MEETING HOUSE | FREE
In association with Positive Money

Our current system has delivered a banking crisis, recession, austerity, falling wages, rising government and personal debt, and increasing environmental threats. Simon Duffy (The Centre for Welfare Reform), Natalie Bennett (Green Party) and Adrian Byrne (Positive Money) will put forward and debate changes they want to see in order to create a better, stronger and fairer economy.