PLATES: Autumn Edition w. Girl Gang
Nov
28
to Nov 29

PLATES: Autumn Edition w. Girl Gang

Girl Gang are bringing you a night of autumnal foodie merriment. On offer are hearty vegan stews, a hot choccie bar where you can choose your own toppings and blankies galore. The wearing of snuggly jumpers is encouraged and it you want to bring along a blanket, even better. Food is a suggested donation of £5-£10, we would love to see you down there!

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FOODHALL ALLOTMENT GRAND OPENING!
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

FOODHALL ALLOTMENT GRAND OPENING!

We've finally got the keys to the allotment, so lets pretend like it's summer 2018 and get gardening! 

Very chilled, drop by, bring some snacks/lunch to share with your other green fingered pals. 

We might even get a wee bonfire on the go. 

Generally we'll be looking to: 
- Have a look at what we've been given
- See what work needs to be done
- Do some weeding
- Sort some rubbish
- Make a plan for growing 

The main allotment gate (at the end of Meersbrook Road) will be open 10:00 until 13:00, so you'll be able to walk in. We'll share the plot number on the day (when I've remembered it for certain). 

** Please bring tools & gloves!! We have a very limited supply of tools that have already been donated, but it would be greatly appreciated if you could bring your own should you have some.We've finally got the keys to the allotment, so lets pretend like it's summer 2018 and get gardening! 

Very chilled, drop by, bring some snacks/lunch to share with your other green fingered pals. 

We might even get a wee bonfire on the go. 

Generally we'll be looking to: 
- Have a look at what we've been given
- See what work needs to be done
- Do some weeding
- Sort some rubbish
- Make a plan for growing 

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LATES: This Isn’t Mechanical & Doesn’t Really Kill Anything Properly
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

LATES: This Isn’t Mechanical & Doesn’t Really Kill Anything Properly

Doors open at 7 and the acts will start at 7.30 – full line-up TBA still…
- Welcome & introduction, by Isaac Stovell (also hosting, so will recite/read extracts from the book between all subsequent acts)
- Kate Garrett writes and edits. She lives in Sheffield with her husband, five children, and a sleepy cat.
- Amy Kinsman (they/them) is the host of Gorilla Poetry and founding editor of Riggwelter Press.
- Mark Hurdiss is a relatively new poet – Gorilla was his baptism, and he never left! [Insta]; dagvikjanson
- Kiran MB – co-organiser of Verse Matters, is often found outdoors where mud and trees inspire her poetry.
- Lee Moore is a storyteller and peddler of spoken word nonsense. He is also one half of true storytelling show Tales of Whatever.
- Aditi Babel is a university student and author of the book ‘Unsettled’. [Insta]; aditi.babel
- Raluca de Soleil writes, paints, photographs and has cinematic reveries. Her first book is coming out early 2019. [Insta]; raluca_de_soleil
- Amy King – a literature student in Sheffield, often found at any place with poetry and good ale.
- Bob Stern teaches at Sheffield Uni, and is interested in German philosophy (especially Hegel and Kant) and an obscure Danish thinker called Løgstrup.
- Elliott Woodhouse is a greengrocer, bartender, and radical amateur librarian at New Roots.
- Bo Meson chucks half-brickbats of emotive adulation, then falls over.
- Finishing with a complete free-for-all open mic for the duration of the time!

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Group Guitar Lessons
Nov
8
3:00 PM15:00

Group Guitar Lessons

Come together with a small group of other aspiring musicians in a friendly relaxed setting for weekly contribute-what-you-can guitar lessons. 

You'll learn:
- how to play parts from your favourite songs,
- how to understand things better using music theory,
- guidance with and an introduction to a variety of different playing techniques,
- how to interact dynamically with other musicians

....as well as a whole lot more!

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BIKEHALL
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

BIKEHALL

Do you want to embody Sheffield's DIY ethic but don't know where to start? Got a bike? No bike but want to learn to fix one anyway? Come join us for our Bikehall workshops this November and December, where we'll have a team of bike fixers ready to help Sheffield cyclists care for their bicycles!

Sign up to one or more workshop here: https://goo.gl/forms/WCs2Qcs44wOIa07r2

All workshops will run from 6-8pm. The first (7 November) will be followed by some food, so will run until about 9ish. If other workshops coincide with Plates events then you are welcome to stay for some grub following the workshop.

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Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

NFS: Closing Event - Forming the NFS

FareShare

FoodCycle

Regather

Heeley City Farm

New Roots

Timebuilders

Foodhall

followed by a Club Mexicana communal meal.

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Starting something national requires a multitude of local structures to co-operate and collaborate. We want you to imagine what the local incarnation of the National Food Service would look like here in Sheffield and what are the steps required for it’s growth? We will hear from local groups and individuals who work regionally to share their thoughts, experiences and expertise on social, urban and anarchistic food practices:

Themes to be discussed include:

What should our communication systems look like?

What does co-operation look like?

How are decisions made?

How do we design better financial, funding and incentive systems?

The evening of talks will conclude with a communal evening meal, where we want to hear from the community, and open up the discussion from the public.

At dinner, each table will participate in a planning exercise called a compact systems analysis, curated by Dr Blake. Through our collective wisdom, we will try to formulate an action plan for the National Food Service. This will encourage us to take the first steps as individuals towards implementing the ideas that have been explored and discussed during the symposium.

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Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

NFS: Festivalaoke of the Mindaoke Karaoke!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

An interactive night of performative cultural deconstruction that will immerse visitors in an expansive utopia through the medium of karaoke. Divisions blur as attendees oscillate between spectator/spectacle, audience/performance, superfan/superstar. Binaries disintegrate, leaving space for optimism, collectivism, and Elton John and Kiki Dee's 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart'.

Festivalaoke of the Mindaoke Karaoke.

Foodhall is a grassroots community space that brings everyone together to share food, conversation, culture and skills. Donate and help. There will be a licensed bar. Good good.

Accessibility info here: https://www.foodhallproject.org/accessibility.

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Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

NFS: New Public Design

Louis Pohl - Foodhall Project

Richard White - Anarchist geographies, Sheffield.

followed by a FHine Dining communal meal.

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How do we better design and create the architecture of mutual aid, reciprocity, co-operation, collaboration and inclusion in our cities? How can this be rolled out in a new public system?

As part of the National Food Service Symposium we invite thinkers who specialise in co-production of space and those who experiment at the edges of their field to come and speculate on the broader application of these ideas and theories.

We also explore the architectural relationship with our cities. Imagine public social eating spaces become more common than the public library in the future, how they are better designed and what are the social and political implications in designing them? Designers who are already active in this field of civic architecture share their discoveries and lessons from their experiences so far.

Doina Petrescu.

Introduces the Organisation systems they use in AAA and R-Urban, Paris, France.

Richard White,

Discusses anarchist Praxis and touches on vegan politics.

Nick Taylor Buck.

Discusses how research can shape a new digital infrastructure around food sharing.

Polpo

Introducing the implications of collective living and new ways of co-existing.

Kata Fodor

Introduces her research and experience in Urban strategy from Atelier kite.

Elliot Woodhouse

Introduces some learning from New roots, the radical library and co-operative existence in contemporary Sheffield.

After the talks, in keeping with the spirit of the event, we will have a large open public meal. All members of the public are invited to participate and help in it's preparation and the consumption.


Accessibility information can be found here: http://foodhallproject.org/accessibility

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Sep
26
6:00 AM06:00

NFS: Robin Dunbar and Megan Blake.

Robin Dunbar – Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford.

Megan Blake – Food Justice, Department of Geography, Sheffield.

followed by a Morocco Loco communal meal.

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As part of the first National Food Service Symposium which is part of this year's festival of the mind, we are delighted to be joined by Robin Dunbar, an Emeritus professor of evolutionary psychology at the University of Oxford who will contribute some research to inform the discussion towards a National Food Service.

Robin is most famous for discovering the Dunbar number, which is the cognitive limit the number of people whom one can maintain stable social relationships. His research is concerned with trying to understand the behavioural, cognitive and neuroendocrinological mechanisms that underpin social bonding in primates and humans. Understanding these mechanisms, and the functions that relationships serve, give us insights how humans have managed to create large-scale societies using a form of psychological that is evolutionarily adapted to very small-scale societies, and why these mechanisms are less than perfect in the modern world.

Building on his research he will join us to share his insights from his recent Breaking Bread report in which he revealed that regularly eating alone is the biggest single factor for unhappiness besides existing mental illness. The research ties in with the dialogue that Foodhall promotes that Free, public communal eating and cooking spaces need to be re-introduced in our cities to reduce public health concerns.

We will also be joined by Professor Megan Blake who will share the some of the research she has been undertaken on this topic and insights from the Food justice MA in the University.

This public talk and discussion is also an opportunity for you to contribute to the dialogue because after the talk we have a large open, public community meal cooked by the community of volunteers and we will be able to experience the idea in action and discuss the topic in detail over an informal community meal.

Accessibility information can be found here: http://foodhallproject.org/accessibility

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Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

NFS: Opening Night

Lord Mayor Magid Magid - officially opens the series of talks.

Bryce Evans, Liverpool Hope University.

Marsha Smith – founder of Souper Kitchen.

Dan Woolley – Feedback Global.

Louis Pohl – Foodhall Project.

followed by a Harvest Feastival communal meal.

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The National Food Service is a new idea. A public system emerging between the networks of social eating spaces across the country. This symposium is the first step in growing a campaign for individuals and groups who share the aim of creating a national food service in the UK. During the festival of the mind, we will develop the concept through a symposium of free talks, meals and events, inviting experts from divergent universities, people active in the food sharing movement across the country and citizens who are passionate about the topic to come and think about strategies. What can we employ not to defend public services, but to collectively construct an entirely new one? The National Food Service.

To launch the first National Food Service Symposium, which forms part of this year's Festival of the Mind, we will be joined ceremonially by Sheffield’s now famous Lord Mayor Magid Magid. We will then have discussions from four pivotal speakers who are key figures in the social eating movement today, and Dr Megan Blake will act as the master of the ceremony introducing the talks and topics.

Marsha Smith is working on regional social eating planning across the north of England, now a researcher in the University of Nottingham she will share her research and insights in this area.

Dan Woolley will be joining us from Feedback Global, a group with a focus on intergovernmental research and implementing campaigns to lower food waste.

Bryce Evans, a historian from Liverpool hope University will give us insights from the historical context of the movement and will talk in particular about the National Kitchens.

After the talks and discussion, we will have a meal cooked by volunteers in the community which will showcase the concept in action and lead to discussion.

Because the foodhall is a public community project any citizen from Sheffield or beyond is invited to volunteer, help cook the meal and participate in the creation and running of the event. Your active involvement is what makes foodhall special.

This is one of a series of events so if you would like to contribute to the symposium in any other way please contact us through the Foodhall facebook page.

Please see the description for plates meal below:

"On the eve of the Harvest Moon we celebrate our own harvest festival in true Foodhall fashion. We’ll be harvesting from surplus food supplies and our own vegetable patches to cook up a love-letter to vegetables that both your mouths and bellies will be thankful for. Menu to be confirmed, but expect (mostly vegan): roast things, stuffed things, pies and cakes in our vegetable extravaganza. Summer may be ending, but the good food has only just begun."

Accessibility information can be found here: http://foodhallproject.org/accessibility

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Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

Plates #21: Picnic Plates

As part of the Foodhall’s ‘Plates’ Initiative and with the support of good friends we’ll be taking over the kitchen and making use of both surplus food and the bounty of local forage. Expect artisan breads, elements of Sheffield finest foraged foliage and a taste of local summer treats directly into your napsack (99% vegan). It’s like any other fun picnic you’ve been on, but with less wasps and more insulating walls. 

.Hot Tea & cool squash!!
.Artisan bread & various dips
.Roast Veg
.Nettle crisps
.Sausage rolls (vegan for sure) 
.Assorted salads
.Lavender scones & homemade blackberry jam
.Rosemary & lemon shortbread

BYOB ( BRING YOUR OWN BLANKET)

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Aug
17
7:30 PM19:30

Friday Lates: The Apples of Pain, Slash Fiction, Slouch + DJs

An evening of local entertainment featuring the hottest, boppest, whoppin' lineup of music that was available on this date. Couple djs afterwards for a bit of a boogie.

£5 otd, byob, all money goes back to Foodhall. 

The Apples of Pain
Lo-fi synth pop off a phone, featuring performance pieces such as "lying down on the floor" and "drinking a beer." FFO of Montreal, having naps, beer drinkers

Slash Fiction: Fuzzy emo queercore 5 piece from South Yorkshire. FFO: Remo Drive, Joyce Manor

Slouch
Combining the spirit of punk with the brooding melody of post-rock, Slouch are a four piece guitar band from Sheffield. FFO: Pavement, Parquet Courts, Mogwai

DJing afterwards:

FMLY LVHZ
Two (or maybe three) of Sheffield's finest musicians ever team up behind the decks for the first time, playing a selection of the finest and most exuberant pop and disco bangers.

Part of the new band Family Love Muscle, coming to a disco near you soon (ft. current/former members of Ganglions, Moonlit Dog, Blood Sport)

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Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Plates #20: Sheff City Burgers

Entertainment from Optronica + DJ's (TBC).

@ Foodhall, 121 Eyre Street, Sheffield, S1 4QW.

£5 - £10 suggested entry on the door/ pay what you can basis (food included) with all proceeds supporting the incredible work of the Foodhall Project.

As part of Foodhall's 'Plates' initiative and with the support of good friends we'll be taking over the kitchen for one night only and making use of local surplus food waste to dish up tasty veggie burgers and sides for Sheffield locals, with entertainment from our good friends at 'Optronica' + more (tbc).

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Aug
4
3:00 PM15:00

Chopfest UK 2018

The legendary annual music festival returns to our hallowed hall.

Bands:
- Kagoule
- Sister Wives
- Death Rays of Ardilla
- Mr. Smith of Mayor McCA fame
- Carol-Anne Showband v.2k18
+ more tbc
…and DJ sets from: 
- Tom J. Newell
- Speedball
- Amy Dutronc
- Robert E. Lee
+ more tbc.

It’s a fiver and all for a good cause, so you owe it to yourself and the community to come and have a day of it, 3pm till late. More deets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1769678626452286/

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