Festival of Debate

Festival of Debate

Sheffield Festival of Debate has been running for five years now, organised by Opus Independents, who are otherwise probably best known for producing Now Then magazine. Three events, in particular, stand out for local residents.

Fir Vale Community Hub are involved in the ‘Living Together’ strand. On 29th April, they will be discussing ‘How can we work together to improve Fir Vale?’ They promise an open and constructive discussion with members of the community, asking how the area has improved, the challenges it faces and what is the potential for shared, community-led solutions? Join them from 6.30-8.30 pm, at the Fir Vale Hub.

As part of the ‘Our Planet’ strand of the festival, Green City Action have teamed up with Sheffield Climate Alliance Food Group to hold an evening of discussion and debate around the question of food production. How might climate change be affected by it, and how might it affect climate change? As we face a ‘Climate Emergency’ what kind of action is needed? Come along to the Scout Hut on Holtwood Road, between 6.30 and 8.30 on 9th May to take part.

Also, as the Messenger is being distributed, we will be leading a workshop as part of the ‘Our Democracy Hub Day’ event at The Circle, in VAS on Rockingham Lane. If you have received your copy in time, it would be great to see you at the event, where we will be deliberating over how we can make our media more democratic and open to all. We’ll be there from 2.30-3.15pm on 27th April.

All these events are free, although donations would be welcome.