Skills Workshops

Fancy learning something new this autumn? Come to one of our transition workshops!

Setting up a repair cafe
Repair Cafes are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). You can find out more about them here Join Gordon to learn more and talk about setting one up in Sheffield.
Where? Quaker Meeting House
When? 7pm Thursday 8th November

Chutney making
Make some apple chutney with Ruth, using apples collected by Abundance. You’ll need to bring an apron.
Where? Crookes
When? 2pm Saturday 10th November

Ever fancied making your own compost but don’t know where to start? Join Susannah to find out.
Where? Burngreave
When? 2pm Sunday 11th November

All workshops cost £3/£2. Please book with the person running the workshop.

PS. Do YOU have a skill to share? Transition Sheffield would love to hear from you!

Sheffield's 2012 Transition Awards

Celebrating Transition in Action
Thursday 29th November, 7pm - 11pm

Postscript: This event exceeded all expectations -
an oversubscribed, enjoyable, and inspiring evening.
Many thanks to all who helped and came.
Check out the winners in each category

Join us for a sparkling evening to celebrate groups working to create more sustainable communities in Sheffield: with inspiring local artists, the irrepressible compère Chrystine Moon, and special celebrity guest.

Our venue is the Burton St Function Suite, Hillsborough, Sheffield S6 2HH (a fantastic and fully accessible venue). See directions. Doors 7:00 for 7:30 start.

Tickets are £12 / £8 / £5 according to income. This includes a vegetarian buffet (hot and cold drinks may be bought at the bar). (£5 is our concessions rate, £8 will cover the cost of the venue and food, whilst £12 provides some payment to our performers as well. )

NB. Nominations have now closed for this year's awards, but if you'd still like to see or add to our big picture of inspiring groups, see the nominations page.

Sept 13 2012: Growing Sheffield’s Local Food Economy

Sheffield Hallam University, 12:30-4:30pm

You are invited to celebrate Sheffield’s thriving food economy at this FREE networking event!

The event aims to create a vision to build on and strengthen Sheffield’s food economy. The event will allow participants to explore key issues in local food production and local procurement, connecting local interests across the food supply chain, and exploring sustainability, health and wellbeing, and the environmental impacts of food. Presentations will help to identify the potential benefits and challenges of working together across the private, public and voluntary sectors to grow Sheffield’s Food Economy.

For further information and to register please see attached flyer and booking form

We look forward to seeing you there!

A counsel for change: considering Sheffield's environmental options

Wednesday 25 July 2012, from 7:00-9:30pm, at the Harland Cafe.

The next Transition Sheffield Cafe event offers a chance to explore a range of topics related to environmental sustainability in Sheffield. With us for the evening will be Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Environment, Waste and Streetscene.

There are possibilities of changes to recycling services, street-lighting and cycle lanes, and we've asked Jack some big questions about his new portfolio:

  • Can Sheffield's recent recycling improvements be delivered in the light of current budget cuts?
  • How sustainable will the highways maintenance PFI be? (i.e. Do opportunities for cutting the energy footprint of street lighting and improving bicycling routes outweigh the possible financial unsustainability of private finance initiatives?)

Got an idea for how policy could translate into sustainability on the ground? Come to the Cafe, listen to some of the council's plans, and discuss how transition ideas could take shape in Sheffield.

In addition of course, this is an opportunity to meet or share news with people from across the city and beyond who have an interest in sustainability.The Harland Cafe (formerly Cafe Euro) is on John Street, off Bramall Lane. It will be serving a range of hot and cold drinks, beer and wine, and light snacks. We look forward to seeing you there.

Call for Nominations! Sheffield's 2012 Transition Awards

Transition Sheffield would like to celebrate 'Transition in Action' i.e. all that is happening in Sheffield to start to create a transition to a more sustainable community.

We are interested in groups who already allowing people in Sheffield (and beyond) to live with less use of fossil fuels and other non-renewable resources. Or they might be creating equitable, inclusive and thriving communities in other ways.

A range of themes such as food, energy, housing, well-being, transport, livelihoods, education, governance, wealth and waste will be considered.

The award ceremony will be on 29 November 2012. Nominations will be screened for relevance, and then winners for each theme will be selected in an inclusive and non-competitive process. Find out more...

Nominations have officially closed for 2012, but if you still want to add to our picture of inspiring groups, then nominate a group here

See a current summary of nominations included so far. The intention is to develop this into a set of links, as a directory of transition in progress.

Event notes: Getting the Recipe Right: Improving Sheffield's Food Plan

Photo by YoTuTu
This Transition Cafe event was on Wednesday 18 April 2012, from 7:00-9:30pm, at the lovely Harland Cafe.

The focus for the evening was Sheffield's Food Plan. Chris Shaw, Director of Health Improvement at Sheffield City Council, described the progress of the plan.

Seasons greetings!

Wishing everyone good cheer as the long winter days start to shorten again. Hope you are keeping warm and well and in good spirits. Now's the time to make sure you know where your thermals are, and maybe break out the blackberry wine!

Transition Sheffield Winter Social, Tues 6 Dec 2011

Heart by seyed mostafa zamani

Our Winter Social will be on 6 Dec, at the Showroom Cafe. This will be chance to share news with sustainability minded people and enjoy a great evening.

Transition Cafe: 28th Sept 7-10pm: Cafe Euro

The next Transition Cafe will take place from 7pm-10pm on Wednesday 28th September at Cafe Euro.

During the evening we will be discussing questions and suggestions for Transition Sheffield representatives to present to Sheffield Council the following week.

* Do you have a question about climate change, peak oil and/or the economic growth agenda that you would like to ask Sheffield Council?
* Do you have ideas for how communities in Sheffield can progress towards a low carbon economy?
* Do you want to find out more about Transition in Sheffield and help shape its agenda?

Skills for Sustainability Weekend: Sat 1st/Sun 2nd October

Transition Sheffield is hosting four Skills for Sustainability workshops on the weekend of 1st and 2nd October.
There will be workshops on making chutney, creating a low energy home, growing soft fruit and low impact living.

1. Planting soft fruit, growing your own garlic: a simple introduction
Saturday 1st October 10am-12.30pm
Contact details: Jerry Simon 0797 631 3642

2. Low Impact Living: From technical fixes to lifestyle changes
Saturday 1st October 2pm-5pm
Fireside Housing Co-op, Melrose Road, Burngreave
Contact: Rick or Terry on 0114 2725908

3. Chutney Making
Sunday 2nd October 1.30-4pm
Contact Ruth Davenport

4. Creating A Low Energy House
Sunday 2nd October 2-5pm
Contact Amyan MacFadyen on 01142681148 or

Each workshop costs £2 for unwaged/£3 for waged.
Open attachment below for more details

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