Occupy Sheffield https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website We are the 99% Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:24:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Public Forum and mini Occupy 15th June QMH. St James Street https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2013/05/23/public-forum-and-mini-occupy-15th-june-qmh-st-james-street/ https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2013/05/23/public-forum-and-mini-occupy-15th-june-qmh-st-james-street/#respond Thu, 23 May 2013 10:16:56 +0000 https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/?p=1275  

Public Forum and mini-Occupy

Saturday 15th June, 10:30am to 2pm at Sheffield Quaker Meeting House.

11am – performance of “The Bedroom Farce”, a street theatre take on the iniquitous bedroom tax;

11:20am – Occupy General Assembly with feedback from the Debt Forum, People’s Assemblies, and action against the Bedroom Tax;

12:30pm – Bring your own picnic and get free tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits!

1:30pm – Fargate street theatre and mini-Occupy demonstration.

Everyone welcome.


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Occupy Sheffield Meeting Tonight 14th May 5pm https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2013/05/14/meeting-tonight/ https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2013/05/14/meeting-tonight/#respond Tue, 14 May 2013 08:35:44 +0000 https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/?p=1271 Occupy Sheffield Working Groups

Sheffield Street Paper

Communities Uniting Against Austerity

Tuesday 14th May at 5.30 at Quaker Meeting House

All Welcome

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Next Event Sat. 15th June https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2013/04/22/next-meeting-7pm-5th-march/ https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2013/04/22/next-meeting-7pm-5th-march/#respond Mon, 22 Apr 2013 08:56:27 +0000 https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/?p=1171 Next Event: Workshop and Street Activity.  Assemble at the Quaker Meeting House in St. James Street at 9am – more details will be available nearer the time.

There are currently working groups on starting a street paper, joining with others to get an empty shop for ‘alternative Sheffield’ and to plan the 15th of June. If you are interested email us .

Everyone is welcome to everything.

The minutes of all our meetings can be accessed by clicking the Occupy Wiki button at the top of this page. When the Wiki displays scroll down the page until you come to the list of minutes.


We remain committed to support Fir Vale Food Bank and to work with Positive Money and the Sheffield Equality Group for fundamental system change.

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Don’t miss. Peoples Forum on Debt 2/3/13 https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2013/02/19/peoples-forum-on-debt-march-2013/ https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2013/02/19/peoples-forum-on-debt-march-2013/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:07:47 +0000 https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/?p=1118 Next Meeting

GA, 7pm Monday the 4th March 2013 at the Quaker Meeting House on St James’ Street – next to the Cathedral. Everyone is welcome – just turn up. This follows the Peoples Forum on Debt on the 2nd March.

Minutes of meetings can be found towards the bottom of the Wiki page. Click on Occupy Wiki at the top of this page

Next Event

Peoples Forum on Debt.      Saturday the Second of March.   9.30 – 3.00.    

Quaker Meeting House – St. James Street (just along from the Cathedral)

Speakers on Wealth and Poverty in Sheffield (Sheffield Equality Group), Banking System and debt (Positive Money) and Personal debt (Fir Vale Food bank).

Free – just turn up.     Bring a picnic lunch.       Speakers/small groups and Peoples Forum.

People suffer and struggle and don’t realise that it is not because of their own fecklessness and inadequacy but because of the way that our society is organised and financed. Only if we work together can we change things.

Everyone is welcome to everything.  A  commitment to pursue fairness and equality is fundamental to the Occupy movement. The founding principle of Occupy is that the current system is unsustainable. It is undemocratic and unjust. We need alternatives.

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April General Assemblies https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2012/04/04/april-ga/ https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2012/04/04/april-ga/#respond Wed, 04 Apr 2012 20:30:42 +0000 https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/?p=1074 Occupy Sheffield will be holding general assemblies on the following Mondays in April:

  • Monday 9th April, Riverside pub. Informal/Social G A, 6.30pm
  • Monday 16th April, Central United Reform Church, Norfolk Street, Corner of Chapel Walk, 6.30pm
  • Monday 23rd April, Quaker Meeting House, 6.30pm

For more information about what Occupy Sheffield is doing please see the Occupy Sheffield Wiki as this is updated more often than this site.

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Occupicnic – 1st April https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2012/03/28/occupicnic/ https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2012/03/28/occupicnic/#respond Wed, 28 Mar 2012 08:49:51 +0000 https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/?p=1066 On Sunday 1st April we bring to you…..


Meet 2pm Devonshire Green – bring something to share; food, thoughts, conversation, ideas, most importantly yourself!

A group of us will be meeting at 1pm (beforehand) at the bottom of the moor to scatter seeds and discuss guerrilla (gorilla!) gardening tactics. Bring seeds and/or yourself.

Later we will reconvene in Sharrow for the lantern parade, gardening (and gorillaing) as we go.

Please spread the word, hope to see you all there with a big ray of sunshine.

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OCCUPY SPRING: 24hr Pop-up Camp https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2012/03/09/24hr-pop-up-camp/ https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2012/03/09/24hr-pop-up-camp/#respond Fri, 09 Mar 2012 17:44:25 +0000 https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/?p=1018 Pop-up / Pop-down / There’s a revolution in this town

Friday 9th March 2012 : General Assembly 6:30pm : Town Hall steps : Bring tent.

OCCUPY THE STREETS: a 24 hour pop-up protest against “The Banks” (which we’re still furious about, by the way). Meet on Sheffield Town Hall steps today with tents, sleeping bags, flasks, chairs and rebellious smiles. A General Assembly at 6:30pm will be discussing money, policy and actions: alternative banking / ways forward / “Move Your Money” and the rest. Bring your stats, stories and ideas. The overnight camp location(s) will be decided at the GA. Saturday morning (10th March, 10am-12 noon) will give us time for family photos outside your Favorite Worst Bank(s), and maybe we should call time on Bankers’ bonuses too. This is going to be FUN. If you missed the winter, now’s your chance to OCCUPY SHEFFIELD.

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Occupy Sheffield Statement – 10th February 2012 https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2012/02/11/statement-10-feb/ https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2012/02/11/statement-10-feb/#respond Sat, 11 Feb 2012 00:22:23 +0000 https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/?p=1009 On Monday 13 February 2012, the occupation on Cathedral Square will be gone, but Occupy Sheffield will continue. The snow has been fun, but the threat of over £100,000 of High Court costs, and the Cathedral’s answer to peaceful, public protest as eviction has made the decision easier.

Our stand against excessive greed and corruption of our democracy continues. Since November 5th, thousands of people have come to show their support for the camp in many ways. Thank you Sheffield. Occupy is a global movement, manifesting itself in the heart of this city with a occupied space that has been a mission for fairness, a sentry point for justice and an outpost for compassion. But we are more than the sum of our parts; more than tents and sleeping bags. We will continue this process with events, and build on discussions with peaceful direct action.

To mark the beginning of a new phase for Occupy Sheffield, people are invited to a Moving Forward Parade starting at the camp at 3pm this Saturday 11th February 2012, and finishing with a free Impromptu Cabaret/Poetry/Open Mic event at the Citadel of Hope on Cross Burgess Street (near the Peace Gardens, map) at 5:30pm.

Occupy Sheffield will continue to have daily meetings. Public General Assemblies (GA’s) are Mon/Wed/Fri at 6:30pm, 3pm on Saturdays and are open to all. Meetings will start from the Citadel of Hope on Monday, with plans for meetings back on the streets in the Spring. Follow @OccupySheffield and @Citadel_of_Hope for the latest.”

Occupy Sheffield

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Occupy Sheffield Moving Forwards Parade https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2012/02/09/moving-forwards-parade/ https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2012/02/09/moving-forwards-parade/#respond Thu, 09 Feb 2012 11:52:07 +0000 https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/?p=999 Everyone is invited to come to Occupy Sheffield’s Moving Forwards Parade on Saturday 11th Feburary 2012, assemble from 3pm at the Church Street for a parade to the Citadel of Hope on Cross Burgess street (Map) for a Cabaret from 5pm onwards.

Occupy Sheffield Moving Forwards Parade

There is a PDF of the flyer on the wiki for downloading and printing.

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High Court Judge decides protestors have a case https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2012/01/26/protestors-have-a-case/ https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/2012/01/26/protestors-have-a-case/#respond Thu, 26 Jan 2012 23:16:32 +0000 https://occupysheffield.org.archived.website/?p=991 Occupy Sheffield attended a High Court hearing this morning, defending the Cathedral’s attempt to obtain a possession order to evict the camp.  The Judge decided that this was not a straightforward matter of trespass and the case should be heard in full at a later date.  

Although Occupy Sheffield regret that the Cathedral has decided to take this very expensive legal route, the group is pleased that the Judge did not grant the possession order the Cathedral were seeking today. Instead it was decided that a full 2 day hearing should take place to give consideration to the wider implications of the protest. A proper proportionality review has been scheduled for the 21st February, giving both sides time to marshal their arguments.

Prior to today’s hearing, Occupy Sheffield offered to move the camp no later than 7 days before the Cathedral required the land for building works.  This offer was declined by the Cathedral.
Occupy Sheffield did not choose its location in order to enter into conflict with the staff and management of the Cathedral.  The Occupy movement worldwide is a people’s movement for social and economic justice and a prolonged dispute of this nature is an unwelcome distraction from our primary purpose.
The invitation to the Dean and Chapter to join the Occupiers in the marquee in order that there can be substantive face to face discussions about the future of the camp remains open.
Occupy Sheffield

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