Festival of Debate Spring Season is here….

For those of you who receive our newsletters, you will already know that Sheffield Climate Alliance have three events taking place this season; a film screening, a workshop (with two opportunities to attend) and a full panel debate. 

Film Screening: Thank You for the Rain

Five years ago, Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, started to use his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the damages of climate change. When a violent storm throws him and a Norwegian filmmaker together, we see him transform from father, to community leader, to activist on the global stage. Thursday 17th May, 7 to 10.30pm, Regather Works. £5 a ticket. 

So You Want to tackle Climate Change?

Fed up of worrying about the climate crisis, but don’t know what to do about it? We have the antidote! Come along to this free workshop and find out how you can help make a difference by taking action on the greatest moral challenge of our times. Saturday 19th May, 1-2.30pm, Union Street S1 2JP  and Monday 4th June, 6 to 8.30pm, Regather Works, 57-59 Club Garden Road, S11 8BU, both free workshops. 

How Could Emergency Climate Action Benefit Sheffield?

Addressing climate change with the scale and urgency demanded requires radical changes to our cities – from our energy to transport and housing. How do we seize this opportunity to ensure that the transformation delivers an inclusive economy? What will a zero-carbon Sheffield look like and why will we be proud to live in it? The panel includes influential people from local universities, local authorities and business development. Thursday 7th June, 6 to 8.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, free event. 

In addition to our events, we also recommend the following within the Festival of Debate programme;

  • Should People in the UK have fewer children to save the world? In association with Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures; Tuesday 1st May, 6 to 7.30pm, The Diamond Lecture Theatre 6 at University of Sheffield, free event.
  • Making Local Food Work in Sheffield. In association with Regather; Friday 4th May, 7 to 10.30pm, Regather Works, free event.
  • Power The Powerless (ending electricity poverty). In association with Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures; Wednesday 9th May, 5.30 to 7pm, The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 6, free event.
  • Protest: Stories of Resistance. In association with Worldlife, Comma Press and Museums Sheffield; Wednesday 9th May, 7 to 9.30pm, Millenium Gallery, tickets £7-£9.
  • Should We Put a Price on Carbon? In association with Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures; Friday 11th May, 5.30 to 7pm, The Diamond Lecture Theatre 8, free event.
  • Democracy Across Seven Hills: Giving Communities A Say in Sheffield. Thursday 17th May, 7 to 9.30pm, St Mary’s Church, ‘pay as you feel’ event.
  • The Cure for Catastrophe: How We Can Stop Manufacturing Natural Disasters. Thursday 24th May, 6.30 to 8pm, Roco Creative Co-op, 342 Glossop Road S10 2HW, tickets £4-£3.
  • Food for Thought (part of Sheffield Food Festival). Saturday 26th to Monday 28th May, 4 to 6pm, Sheffield Town Hall, free event.
  • Cooperation vs Capitalism: Do Cooperatives Work In Practice? In association with Principle5; Tuesday 12th June, 7 to 9pm, Regather Works, free event.
  • Ruby Tandoh: Eat Up! Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want. Wednesday 13th June, 7.30 to 9pm, Theatre Deli, 202 Eyre Street S1 4QZ, tickets £8-£5.
  • Beyond Biodiversity To Bioabundance. Thursday 14th June, 6 to 8pm, Roco Creative Co-op, 342 Glossop Road S10 2HW, ‘donations welcome’ event.
  • Migration Matters Festival. In association with Theatre Deli; Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd June, Multiple City Centre Locations – see Festival of Debate guide for more.

For more information and how to book tickets for all events, please go to the ‘Festival of Debate’ website here. Sheffield Climate Alliance would like to thank Opus Independents for their continued support.