Summer events in the City

By Madison Corney of CCA Baldi Middle School
Sheffield is buzzing. Here's our roundup of events in the city in the next few weeks.

Thursday 13 June: Building our response to the Climate Challenge

A public meeting co-organised by Sheffield Climate Alliance and Sheffield City Council. The speakers will present the latest information on emission trends and impacts, and the economics of low carbon cities. Come and inspire the council to be brave and bold in setting up a new Green Commission for Sheffield and in addressing our contributions to climate change.
Details: 7 to 9 pm, Sheffield University Mappin Hall, Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mappin Street, S1 3JD

Saturday 15th June: Occupy Sheffield Peoples Forum/Street Theatre "A Bedroom Farce "

Including a street theatre take on the bedroom tax, the Occupy General Assembly, and a mini-demonstration on Fargate.
Details: 10:30am-1pm at Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, then from 1:30 on Fargate

Sat 15 June to Sat 22 June 2013: Sheffield Bike Week

Lots of bike related events, from rides, opportunities to get minor repairs done, and two film shows.

Weds June 19th: Documentary Film "97% Owned"

A documentary that exposes the privatised, debt-based monetary system that gives banks the power to create money, shape the economy, and cause economic crises. The film will be followed by a Q&A session and discussion.
Where - Quaker Meeting House, 10 St. James St., Sheffield S1 2EW
When - Weds 19th June. Film starts 7:30pm (doors 7:15; discussion till 9pm).
Free admission, donations invited to cover costs.

Thurs 20 June, British Energy Challenge

An event hosted by the Department of Energy and Climate Change to enhance understanding of how we power the country and the Sheffield City Region, both today and in the future. This event, led by David McKay and Mark Lynas, is an opportunity to participate with government in this discussion, network with leaders from across the region and discuss some practical steps to contribute to its solution.
Details: 3-5pm, Showroom Workstation in Sheffield
Free admission, registration essential.

Thurs 27 June: Sustainable Cities and Community Successes

Sustainable Cities Workshop
1:30-4pm, Sheffield Cathedral, Domino Hall, S1 1HA, Free entry (donations welcome)
Discuss key aspects of sustainability, and identify actions so Sheffield can thrive despite climate change and austerity.
An evening with Rob Hopkins
7-9 pm Quaker Meeting House, Sheffield S1 2EW, £5/£3
Rob Hopkins is a 'green community hero', a leading grassroots campaigner, and an engaging speaker. Come and be inspired.
See our event flyer and sign up via our booking form.

Thurs 27 June: Sheffield Moors & Uplands

How can we manage a site’s landscape, ecological and human history, yet safeguard our archaeological and natural heritage? Workshop with short presentations on key issues from George Monbiot and six other high level environmental policy makers.
Details: Hill Dickinson, LLP, The Balance, Pinfold Street, Sheffield S1 2GU.
Registration & networking: 3.15pm. Start: 3.35pm – Finish 7.00pm prompt

Sat 13 July: Sheffield Green Fair

An enjoyable annual fair celebrating all things environmental. Live music, childrens' entertainers, food & real ale bar. Large range of environmental, campaign & eco, recycled, reuse, fair trade & green energy stalls.
Details: 11am-5pm, St Mary’s Community Centre, Bramall Lane.

Thurs 18th July: An evening with Amey - find out about Amey's approach to sustainability

Sheffield City Council has awarded Amey plc the ‘Streets Ahead’ contract to carry out road improvements and maintenance across the city. Amey is now responsible for grass cutting and road-side tree pruning and felling, and has potential for to impact significantly (both positively and negatively) on the wildlife of the city. This evening will include details of the Streets Ahead programme, and an opportunity to ask questions about what Amey are doing to support local wildlife, biodiversity, and sustainability.
To book your place, please phone 0114 2634335 or email
Where: Victoria Hall, 37 Stafford Road, Sheffield S2 2SF
Time: 7pm for 7.30pm start
Free for Sheffield Wildlife Trust members, suggested minimum donation of £3 for non-members

Hope to see you on the 27th, and many of these other events as well.