Festive Feminist Friday!!!

Fabulous Feminist Friday friends!!!

Well the countdown is here- just ten days  to go, so hope you all enjoy a fun-packed and peaceful festive season!!

If you are looking for some last minute gift ideas for the feminist friends in your life (or just a treat for yourself and why not?) then feast your mince pies on this selection of seasonal offerings from the web!!




Happy shopping!!

As if that wasn’t enough it would be NICE to see you to see you NICE at the Barbara Nice comedy show on the 20th December at The Leadmill from 8pm- tickets on sale here https://theleadmill.seetickets.com/tour/barbara-nice-s-christmas-cracker

So why not pull your Christmas crackers early and grab yourself a barrel of laughs rolling in the aisles at this comedic pre xmas Leadmill special!!

Don’t forget if you are active on social media why not check out our Facebook pages for more feminist posts, events and chats!!!

Watch this space too for news of exciting events in the new year, and as it’s now way past midnight I wish you good night and a very happy Saturday!!!

Buenas noches!!










Feminist Friday!!! Samba Saturday!!!

Happy late evening Feminist Friday folks!!

Well, it might have been Black Friday, but there’s nothing gloomy about forthcoming events in Sheffield!!

Starter for ten includes tomorrow evenings annual sisterly solidarity “Reclaim the Night” march starting from Sheffield Cathedral, at 6pm- so why not wrap up warm and tune up your tonsils for a night of creative collective and individual expression, on the route down to Sheffield SU for the rally immediately following the march!!

See the link below for details on the evening’s events!!


If you prefer chatting to chanting, then join the circle of women at The Circle at the next Women’s Hub meeting on December 11th with networking and refreshments from 5pm until 7.30.

Happy weekend to all of you- in sisterhood!!


Sharing Feminist Wisdom this evening with Apna Haq

Hi everyone, hope you are having a great start to the week!!

 Just  a little reminder that our next women’s group meeting is this evening Tuesday 7th November at 7.15pm-9.00 pm at the Sheffield Quaker Meeting House

Zaklh Ahmed , Chief Executive of Apna Haq, Rotherham 

will be speaking about

‘ Marginalised Women and Women’s Rights when Austerity Bites’

Known locally for her work in developing specialist support services for BAME women experiencing domestic and sexual abuse she was awarded the MBE in 2015 for services to the community and her campaigning work to raise awareness of the hidden difficulties for women in minority communities.
Zlakha will describe the impact of the austerity agenda on services and access to justice and consider how the voices of these women are heard and respected. This is especially important in the context of Islamophobia, rising levels of intolerance and the painful aftermath of enquiries into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. 
Active on the national stage and in the feminist movement Zlakha is a Muslim woman who is linked to the global women’s Islamic initiative for Spirituality and Equality (WISE).

All women are welcome.
£2/free (concs)
Please circulate the attached flyer amongst your networks.

SFN treats galore!!!

Happy Hallow’een feminist friends,

Whatever your plans for this evening, whether you are staying indoors polishing a broomstick or two, or planning a ghoulie night partying with family and friends, have a great one!!

Because we like to treat you here at SFN- here is a rundown of our forthcoming events at the network- if you have never attended one of our events before, or haven’t been for a while-witchever one you attend you will be spellbound by the variety of meetings on offer!!!

November 7th “Marginalised Women, Austerity, Women’s Rights” with Zlakha Ahmed, CEO Apna Haq.

December 5th “A Feminist Perspective on Disability” (For International Day of People with Disabilities) with Alice Kirkby, Disability Sheffield

January 9th 2018 “Women in Film and Media” with Laura Hegarty Sheffield Showroom Outreach Worker.

February 6th 2018 “Female Genital Mutilation” with Meyoma Usen Training lead, Ashiana.

March 6th 2018 “Red Rags and Menstruation Matters” with Irise International.

April 3rd 2018 “Women and Prosperity? The Gender Pay Gap” Speaker tbc.

May 8th 2018 “Developing a City Wide End Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy” with Maureen Storey VIDA and Sheffield Women’s Hub.

June 5th 2018 “Faith and Feminism” – A panel debate with representatives from different Faith communities

July 3rd 2018 “The Hidden Feminists in Sheffield History” with Sheffield Feminist Oral History Project.

Meetings at 7.15pm /first Tuesday of month unless otherwise advised * These are women’s meetings and are trans-inclusive.



Why not check out our Facebook Community Page, for further details of events, news, and views- we would love to hear from you!!

Don’t forget to email with any queries you have regarding events!!

Happy Hauntings!!



Step back in Time!!

Happy Sunday feminists,

Hope you have all remembered last night to set your clocks back one hour to gain all the benefits of that extra shut-eye!!

Off The Shelf may have drawn to a close last week, but there are plenty of feminist events to look forward to coming right up!!

Remember remember on November 9th to light up your evening between 17:30 to 20:30  with a fascinating SWIM event “Keep Calm and Champion Gender Equality”!!!

Who said fire and water don’t mix?

Guest speakers include Labour Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, fresh from the Question Time studios who will no doubt be discussing her latest book “Of Women in the 21st Century”, https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/shami-chakrabarti/79283/

As if that wasn’t enough time to get the balance right with Kirstie Stott, Managing Director of Equilibrium, who earlier this year worked in partnership with several women’s networks, including SWiM, to undertake what is possibly the largest survey on flexible working to date in the NHS. Kirstie will be presenting the findings from the survey and challenges in moving towards an approach of ‘flexible first’!!

Networking beforehand, so why not come over and say hi to WEP Sheffield who have a stall at the event- here’s your chance to discover more about the work of the local branch, and how YOU- yes YOU can become more involved in becoming a councillor!!


On November 15th,  those of you interested in participating as well as spectating at feminist events should pop along to Sheffield Town Hall between 5.30 to 7pm for the Sheffield Domestic and Sexual Abuse Strategy Consultation Workshop co-ordinated by Alison Higgins!!

To book your place or for further information please contact Hardeep at:


0114 350 3314


 Last but not least why not support a Shiva collaboration as the renowned and fabulous She-fest aims to increase funding with Aviva Community Fund which will ensure wider participation in the project-register online following this link to vote for She-fest!!  https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-1104

Have a great week all!!












Wordy Writinghood #Why I Write

Write here feminists,

I’m back again- this late evening, with yet more Off The Shelf event info!!!

For the initiated, the wonderful world of Twitter has trended the theme #Why I Write today, and all day long there have been some wonderful insights into the world of famous authors and their motivation to put pen to paper, fingers to keyboards, all to amuse, enthral, and often inspire their millions of fans!!!

Your humble author of this WordPress site loves to write from inspiration, passion, and purely from the heart over and above everything else ( as you may have noticed!!)

Writing can be uplifting, joyous and inspirational, also therapeutic and cathartic, as the great authors and songwriters of this world can certainly attest to!!

On that note, I would like to share some more Off The Shelf events with you that might just fan the flames of your creative spark, with some more literary workshops to conclude the festival!!


Booking is by email for this event, see the full OTS guide for more details of all future workshops in the final week!!


Hope you find something of interest to whet your appetite!!

Good night for now and keeeep writing!!!




























Crumbs-WEP are Canvassing for councillors!!!

Hi all,

As OTS draws to an end, and festive feminist forays loom on the agenda, why not polish the dust off your shelf and do brunch at Union Street Cafe where WE will be picking your creative brains ( ok not literally!!) to focus on campaigning for the party ahead of the seasonal C word Christmas!!!

If you want to have your cake and eat it WE are ready for your canvassing support!!!

See WEtails below:

Sunday 10th December- Let’s do Brunch 10.30 at Union ST.  Open invitation to members and supporters to join us for brunch – please bring cake/croissants etc.  It will be busy in town, so we will follow this up with a bit of leafleting ….
Have a fabulous WEekend!!!