The big Feminist questions- Meeting today- “Sexual Entertainment venues, the State of the nation and our fair city”!!!

Hi there and happy Saturday to you feminist ladies!!

It’s Saturday, it’s July and there’s still time to hotfoot it down to The Showroom Café for our feminist network meeting between 11.00 and 1.00 pm today- here at The Feminist Network we have been finalising a few details- hence the delay in this post, but because we always want to give you the most- check out our upload today of the topic of this meeting which will be based around sexual entertainment venues.

Why not take a friend, make new friends, then enjoy a coffee and cake from The Showroom Café delicious selection, and take in a film afterwards from the tremendous selection on offer!!

Sheffield Feminist Network Women’s Group 13/07/2019

“Sexual Entertainment Venues – the State of the Nation and our Fair City”

Saturday 13th July 2019 11am to 1pm at Showroom Cinema cafe

Following dramatic revelations about alleged breaches of licensing regulations in strip clubs up and down the country, and ongoing investigations, this is your chance to hear what’s behind the headlines and about the activities of various campaign groups. Join us in the Showroom café -if the sun is shining we can reclaim Festival Square!!

Find out about:

· Sheffield City Council’s Sexual Entertainment Venue Policy Consultation process – now deferred due to a formal investigation

· Spearmint Rhino’s License Renewal Hearing in September

· The National Select Committee findings about Survival Sex

This is an informal gathering: there are, however, big questions to consider. How to raise the voices of women desperate not to be working in the sex trade? What does one woman’s personal choice mean for others in a world in which women’s bodies are monetised? How can feminists change the economic circumstances driving entry into sex work? How to mainstream the evidence of harm to all women? Where/ how do we find common ground to resist the sexual exploitation that is the sex trade?

All women welcome. The venue is fully accessible. Coffee/hot drinks and refreshments to purchase from the Showroom bar.

Happy Galentine’s Day!!

Happy Galentine’s Day ladies!!

Hope you have had a fabulous week so far- with International Women’s day on March 8th- what better way to end your week than by stomping along to a few tunes at the Vida Eva Project Fundraiser on March 1st at Crookes Social Club from 7.30 pm!! Try your hand at a spot of salsa, and shake your thing along with The Free Radicals, and music from The Chevettes!!

Feminism with a conscience!!

Sheffield Feminist Network Women’s Group meeting

 Tuesday 5th February 2019  7.15 – 9pm

Quaker Meeting House, St James’ Street, S1 2EW

Call yourself a Feminist?

If you answered YES!!  Come and share what that means to you.

Got it all sussed?

If you answered NO!! This is the discussion for you.

“Contradictions of Living Life as a Feminist”

An interactive, no issue out of bounds, say it like it is, get out of the house, ask all the questions about feminism you never dared ask, talk to another confused feminist –

*Friendly Evening Gathering*

 Meet new members! Help to plan future activities!  Find out about future feminist activism! Complete our Fun quiz!

All women welcome.  The venue is fully accessible.  £2/free (concessions)

Waterstones Pitstop

Hi feminists,

Following our Showroom meeting yesterday, where we discussed The Women’s March in March- (the 9th to be precise!!), and plans for inclusion at The Festival of Debate 2019- our spirits were rejuvenated with plans for future meetings and the year ahead!!

If you are out and about in town today-why not have your spirits illuminated by dropping into Waterstones for a talk by the women who campaigned against pit closures in the early 90s’ from 4.30 today!!

You Can’t Kill the Spirit!!

The story of the women against pit closures who set up camp 24/7 for over five months, outside some of the most threatened collieries in January 1993 to stop the further destruction of mining communities. Please come and celebrate the publication of our book and share your stories with us Book launch:  Waterstones Book Shop Orchard Square, Sheffield S1 2FB SUNDAY 13 JANUARY, 4.30 pm (Coffee/tea & cake available to buy in the cafe from 4pm) And from 6 pm at the Grapes80 Trippet Lane, S14EN

RSVP if poss to or phone/text 07952 946183 

Fems meeting in Showroom Cafe Saturday 12th January @2.30 pm!!

Hi fems,

It’s almost time for the weekend and what better way to round up the working and studying week than by joining us for afternoon tea, chat, and maybe a doorstopper slice of cake at our newly advertised meeting place- The Showroom Café!!

We will be planning various events to celebrate International Women’s Day, including a locally based event, and a trip to London for the Million Women Rise March which will be held in March!!!

Our meeting will be held until 4.30, giving ample opportunity to perhaps take in the next cinematic showing of the film Colette afterwards

See you there!!

Agenda for Change!!

Hi all,

Don’t miss out on our future meetings- we return this year with a different format in terms of venues for our monthly meet-ups!!

Take a look at these meetings over the coming months!!

January     12th  Saturday             2.30-4.30pm       Millenium Gallery café, Sheffield city centre               Feminist Chat over Afternoon tea- buy food/drink as you wish

February      5th  Tuesday             7.15-9pm             Quaker Meeting House, St James’ Street, S1           Speaker TBC

March         5th Tuesday              7.15-9pm TBC    Quaker Meeting House, S1                                        Collaborative event to mark International Women’s Day                

April              2nd Tuesday TBC        TBC                TBC                                                                             Book Reading (TBC) 

Happy 2019 everyone!!

Happy 2019 feminist friends!!

May this year- the very last one of the decade bring a culmination to all the feminist activity that we have undertaken over the previous decade both individually and collectively- as we go forth into the new year planning new ventures and adventures!!

Would love to hear more from you about your vision of a feminist future- what could the next decade bring us in terms of change?

The future is ours- where will it lead us?

We decide!! Happy new year!!!

Come to see RBG @ Showroom Cinema Wed 19th Dec @ 6pm!!

Happy Monday feminist friends!!

Don’t miss your opportunity to catch the amazing cinematic story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg the famous US Supreme Court Judge followed by a panel discussion led by influential women representatives of diverse national and local feminist organisations -see below for further details!!

Gabby Willis – Women’s Rep for Sheffield Hallam Student Union. 

Judith Dodds – Sheffield Feminist Network.

Naomi Lumsdaine – Justice for Women.

Catherine Slattery – Women Lawyers Division of The Law Society.#RBG

We wish you a Femmy Xmas!!

Hi ladies,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year- so join the Network for a Xmas get together tomorrow evening at The Showroom Cinema- not too late 6-8 pm!!

Tune up and roll out the baubles and xmas jumpers as we celebrate the centenary of some women getting the vote as well as Yuletide fun!!

Food and drink can be purchased from the bar!!

Cheers to the feminist year!!