Alan Glossop RIP

The Chilean Community is deeply saddened to inform that our longlasting friend and supporter of our community Alan Glossop has passed away on following a lengthy illness.

Funeral arrangements:  Friday 8th March, at 14.00. Grenoside North Crematorium.  5 Skew Hill Ln, Sheffield S35 8RZ

*Please, no flowers. Donations to St Luke would be most appreciated (Here)



Quisiera compartir la triste noticia del reciente fallecimiento de Alan Glossop. Alan fue un antiguo y fidedigno amigo de nuestra comunidad.

Nuestras sinceras condolencias a su compañero Carlos, a sus familiares y amigos.

Fecha y lugar del funeral: Viernes 8 de Marzo a las 14.00. Grenoside North Crematorium.  5 Skew Hill Ln, Sheffield S35 8RZ

No flores por favor, Se agradecen donaciones en memoria de Alan a  St Luke’s Hospice (Here) Muchas gracias!



Pedro Fuentes







Betty Smalley RIP

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Betty Smalley 21st January 2019 at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.  Betty was involved in a range of community initiatives in our city:  Friend of Firth Park, Trade Base Trust, Abbeyfield Multi-Cultural Festival, Green City Action, Burgrave Cemetery Community Chapels, among others.

Betty was a loved friend of the Chilean Community.

Service and cremation at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium on Thursday 14th February 2019 at 2.45pm.

Please feel free to wear purple and/or a red hat if you wish.

Please, family flowers only, donations to Sheffield Hospital Charity.

Our sincere condolences go to Betty’s family, colleagues and friends.

Pedro Fuentes



“Thinking Chile: Fresh ideas and new perspectives”: Invitation for submitting abstracts.

The Chilean Society of The University of Edinburgh and ChileGlobal Seminars UK invite students and researchers to submit abstracts for the open
track “Thinking Chile: Fresh ideas and new perspectives”. Presentations will be delivered during the morning and afternoon of the 8th of February 2019.

Presentations can be submitted to one of the four themes of the seminar: 

One Health for Latin American Development
Sustainable Cities in Latin America
Artificial Intelligence
Arts, Culture and Society

Submission and presentations:

 Oral presentations should be delivered in English.
 Presentations should last no longer than 10 minutes and there will be 5 additional minutes for questions from the audience.
The use of ppt or another audio-visual support is optional but encouraged.

  • How to apply & additional information: presenters should send an abstract of max. 300 words and a short biography of the author of max.100 words through the link below
  • Please, apply Here 

Travel/accommodation bursaries: Up to £80, Contact


Great news – after six years of campaigning by asylum tenants G4S has lost their asylum housing contracts.
Serco and the Mears Group will share the new 10 year contracts across the UK.
In Yorks, the Humber and the North East the Mears Group (a housing management and repairs and social care group) will take over from G4S.
A great day for asylum housing tenants and a victory exposing the Hostile Environment and the companies who develop and exploit ‘asylum markets’.G4S the largest security company in the world has been ‘stopped’ – at least in asylum housing.
In celebratory solidarity
John (Grayson)

Well done John & SYMAAG. Congrats!!

Rotherham Rising: Building the Future


¡Nae Pasaran! is back in Sheffield: 1st and 3rd January 2019


Yes!! The film is back to the Showroom for only two screenings:

Tuesday 1st January at 20.15 & Thursday 3rd January at 18.00

1974. Factory workers in Scotland refuse to repair jet engines from the

Chilean Air Force in protest against Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship.

Four years later, the engines mysteriously disappear, ending the longest

single action of international solidarity in the UK. The workers never

found out the scale of their impact. Until now.


Tue 1 Jan 2019  20.15

Thu 3 Jan 2019  18.00

                                                                                      To book, click a time above.

Supported by Creative Scotland, Unite the union, Unison, National Union of Journalist and Amnesty UK.

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Bread & Roses: Songwriting and Spoken Word Award 2018


The Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) and Culture Matters are pleased to announce the second edition of their successful Bread and Roses Songwriting and Spoken Word Award. The Musicians’ Union is also sponsoring and supporting the Award.

The Award is an example of cultural democracy – the struggle for a more democratic and socialist approach to the arts and all cultural activities, accompanying the struggle of the working class for political and economic democracy. Our aim is to encourage young and emerging musicians and performers in particular to write material relevant to working-class people, culture and communities.

There is a £100 cash prize for each of the top five entries. The judges will be drawn from practising performers, the CWU, the MU, and members of Culture Matters.

Rules and Guidelines for Submissions

1. Entry is free and is open to all residents of Great Britain, regardless of trade union membership.

2. Entries should broadly deal with any aspect of working-class life, communities, culture and concerns.

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