Sheffield Social Center

An Anti-Capitalist, Non-Hierachical, Liberated Space in Sheffield.

‘Free School’ & benefit gig success

The Free School on Saturday 15th October 2017 at CADS (Creative Arts Development Space) was very well attended and successful, as was the benefit gig at the Redhouse pub. There is a report with photos on Sheffield Indymedia, and some of the workshops are available as MP3 audio recordings, shown below.

The full timetable included the following

YOU’VE BEEN “FARMED”: SOCIAL MEDIA AND SECURE/NON-CORPORATE ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS
CO-COUNSELLING
HUNT SABBING
WORKPLACE RIGHTS
LaDIYFEST PRESENTS: RIOT GRRL RETROSPECTIVE FILM ‘DON’T NEED YOU’
YOGA
GROW OUR OWN
ANARCHA-FEMINISM
PRET LOCATIF SOCIAL
FILM: THE PIPE
LUDDITE UPRISINGS: TECHNOLOGY POLITICS THEN AND NOW
SQUATTING AND AUTONOMOUS SPACES
FREE SOFTWARE CLINIC
CIDER AND WINE-MAKING
DISCUSSION: CUTS, CRISIS, CAPITALISM
CREATIVE WRITING
PLENARY
ALSO: Recycled art and recycled puppet-making for all, tool-sharpening, bike-fixing, various stalls, food served by Sheffield Animal Friends.

WHAT’S THIS ALL ABOUT?

You might have noticed that our everyday lives involve being bombarded from all angles by people whose primary desire in life is to make money. This can have one or two downsides: the creation of a culture in which happiness and well-being are measured in pounds and pence, the systematic sacrifice of planet earth in the name of business, and the life of a person coming to be quantified in terms of their financial worth instead of their intrinsic value as a thinking, breathing human being.

On 15th October 2017, people in Sheffield came together to resist the tide of consumer capitalism, exploitation and crisis, creating a space for the free sharing of skills, ideas and knowledge, the Sheffield Free School.

The free school was organised by members of the Sheffield Social Centre project, which aims to establish a permanent space for non-hierarchical, anti-capitalist and non-discriminatory activity in Sheffield.

Plans for a permanent Sheffield Social Centre

Sheffield Social Centre group is currently in the process of registering as a co-operative and joining the Radical Routes network. Following this it will be seeking funding and premises for a permanent space in the city, run on anti-capitalist, non-hierarchical, non-discriminatory principles.