Love against war:March 7th meeting!!!

Sheffield Feminist Network
Women’s Group meeting- celebrate International Women’s Day
Tuesday 7th March  7.15pm  
Speaker on PLAN UK’s Report
 ‘We Want To Learn About Good Love’: Findings from a qualitative study assessing the links between comprehensive sexuality education and violence against women and girls.
This is based on research in Cambodia and Uganda.
Please bring cakes to share. Tea/coffee available.
All donations in support of IRISE, a charity with Sheffield roots which supports women in East Africa in managing their menstrual hygiene needs.
***    nb Our film group is meeting there at 6pm-see you then  **
Happy International Women’s Day
In sisterhood

Peace and freedom!!!

Women’s International League for


UK Section – – Sheffield Branch

Dear WILPF members and supporters.

It is the start of a new year and Sheffield WILPF have an interesting
program coming up for this years meetings which will be held on the third
thursday of the month.

we will start at 7.15pm at the Quaker Meeting House. there will be tea’s
and coffee’s served for a small fee. also we ask for a wee donation to
help with room hire.

The next Meeting is on 16th February at 7.15pm we have a talk from Ibtisam Al-Farah who will give a talk on Women and Arab Spring Revolution: Six Years on and a long way ahead.

Short summary of the talk:
January 2017 is the 6th anniversary of the Arab Spring, the revolution
where women played a variety of roles but noticeably, women have been
“intimidated and threatened” in unexpected ways. Now we have to ask: what did the
revolution do for women and what does the future of them look like?

this meeting will also be our AGM so there will be an update on business
from the WILPF sheffield branch.

it would be lovely to see you,

Rosie Horsley (Sheffield WILPF branch secretary)

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Herstory of Feminism!!!!

Be part of the story!!! 

Hello Sheffield Feminist Archive Oral History Interviewers!

I hope you’re all enjoying a good start to 2017. The winter evenings can seem long and dark – what better time to conduct an oral history interview for the Sheffield Feminist Archive?

We now have over 10 interviews collected and are working towards passing these to Sheffield Archives but we would really like to add more recordings to the collection. Please don’t worry if it feels like a long time since the training (it has been a while!); full training on the equipment and a refresher on the theory of conducting an oral history interview is available.

We have a growing list of feminists in Sheffield who would really like to be interviewed so we are very keen to match them up with an interviewer. If you think that could be you please get in touch! We can provide full support and guidance.

I hope you are all doing well and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Best wishes,


On behalf of the SFA organising group

WE are hiring!!!!

Calling all techie types- WE start with you!!!

Digital Communications Co-Ordinator 

The Digital Communications Co-Ordinator will be part of the communications team, under the direction of the Chief of Staff. Line management will be provided by the Head of Communications or any successor to this post.

The post holder also works with external contractors under the direction of the Head of Communications. 

The post holder will be responsible for being the digital ‘face’ of the organisation. This busy role will help ensure our dynamic communications team engages with target audiences and drives sustainable system change. The role will be specifically focused on developing our digital communications strategy to complement the Party’s ongoing organisational strategy, increase its profile and income, and support its projects and partnerships.

Download the job description >>

Download the equal opportunities form >>

In order to apply, please include:

  • A CV with full details of your skills and experience relevant to the job description and your education and work history
  • A cover letter (please also reference the job code below)
  • A completed equal opportunities form (optional)

Please send your application and supporting documents to

Closing date for applications: 24 February 2017     

Interview: w/b 27 February 2017

Job Code: DCC





Shake The Chain!!! Share the shackles of love in the Peace Gardens this Tuesday!!!

One Billion Rising!!!

Final countdown – please circulate to all your networkstake a lunch break on Tuesday and join us!!


Countdown to One Billion Rising – Tuesday 14 February 2017


FLASH DANCE in Sheffield Peace Gardens 12:30-1:30

‘Break the Chain’ dance at 1.00pm



Join the One Billion Rising global campaign to stop violence against women and girls


Fired up by the mass rallies organised by women fighting back against all that Trump symbolises?

Remember all those times you’ve felt angry and powerless in the face of blatant sexism, misogyny, and survivors’ stories of abuse and exploitation??

Well here’s a chance to take a stand alongside thousands of others around the world, show your solidarity, and celebrate the strength and courage of survivors.

Tuesday 14th February 2017 programme:

Peace Gardens in the city centre from 12.30 to 13.30

with the University samba band, performances by local dance groups and some short speeches – then join us to dance Break the Chain at 1.00pm to synchronise with other events in the UK!

All welcome: women and children will dance in front and centre, and men who support us are welcome to dance in the outer circlesee weblink below to the choreography…
Flash dance dress code: where possible, please wear black with red/pink/orange [umbrellas of the same colours in case it rains?!]

Red ribbons for wrists will be available from stewards on the day

‘Break the Chain’ dance workshops 

Learn the Break the Chain dance with the help of experienced dance teachers [and the practice video below

*     Sunday 12 February 12.30-1.30 – at Croft House, Garden Street, Sheffield S1 4BJ – workshop for all genders

*     Monday 13 February 2.00pm – workshop for women from Black and minority ethnic and refugee communities – as part of the I STAND campaign to raise awareness of VAWG issues affecting BAMER communities – at Dance Revolution, Bailey House, 3 Bailey Street, S1 4EH  [details from: ]

& DIY: you can watch the video and practise anywhere you like – we are using the same choreography as 2013: 


Contact or Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter @OBR_Sheffield  #1BillionRising  #RiseInSolidarity

See our Sheffield Rising website at:

Check out the global website: for more information and videos – and watch the events unfold from east to west on 14 February…

Write On- Show and Tell speaks to Sheffield!!!


Letters to Windsor House

A loophole in the Postal Services Act says you can open other people’s mail under certain circumstances. This is that certain circumstance…The multi award-winning duo, SH!T THEATRE, follow up their smash-hit show Women’s Hour with their Fringe First award-winning and Total Theatre award-nominated Letters to Windsor House. With songs, politics, dodgy landlords and detective work, this national housing crisis gets deeply personal in a ‘hilarious and heartbreaking’ (★★★★ Sunday Times) show for Generation Rent.



On Tour


‘A distinctive style of music-hall agitprop theatre imbued with wit and heart’
The Times

‘Pertinent social theatre’
The Guardian

‘Brave and bruising’
The Stage

‘Clever, hilarious and thoughtful…fierce original songs with a hard edge of pure punk’
The Scotsman

‘A kind of twenty-first-century Withnail & I’
Time Out

Venues / Tickets

FEB 24; Crucible Theatre, SHEFFIELD – Book Tickets

What’s On


Rise and Dance!!!!

Our next women’s group meeting is Tuesday 7th February
whether or not you can join the OBR celebrations on Feb 14th come along and join in
followed by
when we will be discussing the whole spectrum of violence against women and girls and how it is inextricably linked to gender inequality. If there is gender-based violence there is gender inequality.
There will be a speaker from Ashiana’s campaign  ‘#IStand:Women taking a Stand Against Violence and Abuse’.
Agree or disagree, come and share your ideas and opinions.
£2 /CONCS FREE                            TEA/COFFEE £1