Leed the way on Saturday!!

Happy Charity Tuesday ladies of the feminist persuasion,

As our politicians debate our future relationship with the EU, we are aware that charity often begins at home, so with a view to ensuring that our homes remain a safe place free from domestic enslavement or abuse, why not journey a short distance from yours this coming Saturday to join our Yorkshire sisters in Leeds at our Women’s Lives Matters National meeting between 10.30 and 16.00 pm at St George’s Centre, Leeds to discuss preventative measures to combat the effects of austerity, as the concept applies to women’s refuge and domestic violence services.


Use heads and hearts to make your mark!!

Happy Sunday to you ladies!! (and gentlemen)

Two wonderful feminist events to bring to your attention- the first exciting meeting this week is a film called RESILIENCE celebrating the transformative power of this emotion, which will be hosted by the local Sheffield Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service- between 6 and 8 pm this Tuesday evening at Sheffield Town Hall- tickets via Eventbrite!! See link below: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sheffield-womens-counselling-and-therapy-services-annual-celebration-2018-and-screening-of-award-tickets-51009177824?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=reminder_attendees_48hour_email&utm_term=eventname

This coming Sunday 25th November also marks the International Day to End Violence Against Women- we all know what a joyous activity singing can be- so why not tune up and support the White Ribbon campaign by joining our action to end VAWAG- if you would like to practice- join us this Tunesday evening to polish up your vocal chords- see the flyer and related links below:

Make your mark and make some noise

on the International Day to End Violence Against Women 25 November

Sheffield Feminist Network invites everyone to join an action in Sheffield City Centre on Sunday 25 November 2018 between 12 noon and 1pm

We will be singing songs, giving out postcards from the Know the Line campaign against sexual harassment and encouraging men to sign up to the White Ribbon Campaign.

To join in just gather on the Moor outside Debenhams any time from 11.30am

Please bring appropriate banners or placards

[see#suggestions below] and wear something green/purple/black or any combination.

BUDDING SINGERS:                                     

If you want to make your voice heard

join the rehearsal for our scratch choir

Tuesday 20th November 8.00pm at DINA

32 Cambridge Street, Sheffield S1 4HP

[in the Jara room which is fully accessible from rear entrance]

A chance to learn ‘Nasty’ by Sheffield’s own Val Regan, inspired by the Women’s March on Washington in 2017.

All welcome – rehearsal will repeat if needed – details tbc…

Contact Maureen for scratch choir [m.storey@vidasheffield.org.uk]

Or sheffieldfeministnetwork@gmail.com for other details

#metoo   #timesup   #knowtheline #VAWG   #ThisIsNotConsent

@knowthelineSY   @WhiteRibbon_UK @vida_sheffield

Trix and Treats in South Street!!

Happy Wednesday wonderful feminist friends!!

Yes you did read the title correctly- Hallow’een may officially be over for another year, but if your name is down on the waiting list you might be allowed in to brand new Trix magazine’s Thursday evening think tank at Sheffield’s South Street Café between 6 and 8 pm!!

Trix magazine is set to take its place in herstory as an international mover and shaker and your ideas could be at the vanguard of this new and exciting innovation!!

Click on the Eventbrite link below now to grab your opportunity to be a part of the Focus Group Northern launch!!


Queen of Katwe film screening

Happy Monday feminist friends,

It’s the start of a brand new week, and this week it all STEMS from Uganda so why not make it a great one- and pop along to the Sheffield Hallam University Stoddart building at 5pm tomorrow Tuesday 13th November for a free event of networking, awards and film all in honour of young women’s achievements in Science, Technology and Engineering!!

Queen of Katwe promises to be an inspirational film about a woman in Uganda who discovers an amazing talent for playing chess- so come along, take a friend, make new friends and most importantly celebrate young women’s achievements in STEM and have fun!!

Hope to see you there!!!

Remember Remember meetings set for November and December!!

Happy Boxing Day of Guy Fawkes feminist friends!!

Hope you and yours stayed safe if you were out and about fanning the flames of feminism last night literally or metaphorically!!

As the midterms light up the political agenda stateside, as America goes to the polls, why not cast your sparklers over our fiery feminist agenda over the next couple of months!! Minus any gunpowder or treason- just feminist planning- not plotting!!!

I’m sure you will remember the 25th of November between 11.30 and 1pm as this is the day when we plan a day of action in Sheffield city centre on the international day of CEDAW centred around the #Me too and #Times Up campaigns- be sure to be there waving your placards in the air!!

Then on Tuesday December 4th we are hosting our Xmas social at The Showroom Café between 6 and 8 pm- buy food and drink as you wish from the bar!!

Hope to see you there!!

Fems making films behind bras

Hi feminist friends,

Hope you are all staying up until witching hour, polishing your broomsticks ready for the big night tomorrow!!

What are your favourite Feminist Hallow’een themed films- answers on a pumpkin please!! Some old conkers that spring to mind are Practical Magic, The Craft and Carrie to name an unholy trinity!!

From women on celluloid, let’s now look at the women behind the lens and look forward to the ASFF film festival which will be held in York from November 16th-25th so cross your heart and give your support to the uplifting Underwire festival- screening soon!!


Ghoul night- don’t let the bed bugs bite!!


Hi ladies,

It’s back by popular demand- but not as you know it!!

Feminism in London returns for a conference with a difference in the spiritual birthplace of feminism- Manchester!!

So like Virginia Woolf make your way to the Lighthouse next weekend for feminist workshops, networking, and shaping the future of feminism!!

Filia it’s where it’s all happening!!


20-21st October 2018= see agenda below for full details of the conference!!


Sisters are dancing for themselves!!!

Happy Suffrage Sunday feminist friends,

Those of you who are going to celebrate 100 years of partial suffrage at OTS today- we salute your fortitude on this rainy Autumn Sunday!! May your voices, be heard, your choices be observed, your questions raised, and the answers you are given leaving you feeling amazed!!

This veritable smorgasbord of celebratory feminist endeavour will culminate in the Millennium Gallery Cadman room at 7pm today with the great granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst presenting her “Deeds not Words” lecture- the Story of Women’s Right’s Then and Now!!! No raining on our parade today sisters!!

From the voices of the Suffrage movement on lectern and screen to another type of movement- whatever the weather this coming Friday- indoors at Edisons is where it’s all happening!!

We are all every woman- and it doesn’t take a genius to work out that the sounds of suffrage will be reverberating through Edisons as women dance through break free Friday!!

Get your requests and readies sorted for Debs with the Recs to enjoy an evening of wine, women and song with a difference!!!

Check out the details for your retails below:

Every Woman
Disco & Social

Bar till Midnight

Friday 19th October

In Support of
Sheffield Palestine
Women’s Scholarship Fund http://www.sheffieldpsc.org.uk/?page_id=157

Upstairs at Edisons

2-4 York Street, Sheffield, S1 2ER

8.00 pm till Midnight

£7.00 Entrance Fee

Pay on the door
Or through Paypal at:

Don’t miss out – get your ticket now!

All women are welcome!!

8 till late- and not long now to wait!!

So come along, dust off your boogie shoes, and dance away the blues- Edisons is where it’s at!!

Have an amazing Suffrage Sunday sisters- here’s to the future, the enhancement and extension of freedoms for every woman and girl internationally!!

Let’s do it for ourselves and others!!!


Suffrage Sunday!!!

Hi feminists,

Well it’s Suffrage Sunday- and not just today, as we celebrate 100 years of the emancipation of some women the excitement is building as Off The Shelf celebrates 100 years of partial suffrage- there are some amazing events scheduled between now and 27th October!! Here’s your starter for ten below!!

Do you believe in reincarnation- well if you are interested in feminist afterlives, book your ticket to see Suffrage Afterlives what happened after the vote was won a panel discussion featuring such notable figures such as Rachel Reeves Leeds West MP, and chaired by local academic Dr Julie Gottlieb- just time to come alive after 5 and perhaps grab a few new season fashion purchases before the discussion starts at 6pm on Tuesday 9th October at 6pm at the Town Hall.

Where on earth could you combine Poland with Barnsley? Well, take a pit stop on Wednesday 10th October from 7pm at The Studio University of Sheffield to hear Flis Callow and Caroline Poland talk about how they set up and sustained a women’s Pit camp outside Houghton Main Colliery in Barnsley in January 1993.

All these and many more events are in store before the main event-Suffrage Sunday 14th October where a host of talks in various venues from Professor June Purvis A Biography of Christabel Pankhurst from 11am at the Auditorium University of Sheffield Student’s Union- Die Suffragette from 1pm at SHU Void Cinema, Hearts and Minds by Jane Robinson from 3pm at The Cadman Room Millenium Gallery, swiftly followed by Suffragettes on Film from 5pm same location- then the final instalment in this terrific trilogy- Deeds not words Helen Pankhurst the great grand-daughter of illustrious Suffragette leader Emmeline will be leading the charge from 7pm in the aptly titled Millennium Gallery.

So come on let’s combine deeds and words- dust off the shelf and book your tickets now!!

Check out the Suffrage 100 link here providing further details of these wonderful events- all of which are positively suffused with the Herstory of emancipation!!


Not long to wait!!

Women and Homelessness Tuesday 9th October 7.15 pm Quaker Meeting House

Happy Tuesday feminists,

Here is your reminder for our next SFN meeting next Tuesday at Quaker Meeting House!!

Details below!!


Jo Parnell, Deputy CEO & Business Development  Lead at Sheffield’s Cathedral Archer Project will be talking about the issues homeless women face. This is a group of women who are often severely ostracised by society and who often have experienced prolonged trauma, and along with complex physical and health needs, homeless women are often at risk of repeat homelessness.

Jo will  highlight the areas that need to be addressed to ensure  homeless women are supported and the obstacles homeless women face in achieving stable accommodation and a happier, healthier life.

All women are welcome- just drop in and join us at 7.15-9pm at Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, St James’ Street.
£2/ concs-free

Tea/coffee & biscuits £1.

Don’t forget that the Off The Shelf festival 2018 has now commenced- watch this space for details of feminist and suffrage related events!!!

Au revoir!!