The Black Rose Centre is a new social centre project (PDF Flyer) at 268 Verdon Street, established by the Sheffield Social Centre Collective. This is the first time that the Social Centre Collective has had a permanent space, previously there have been weekend events held by the collective such as the Free Schools in 2011 and 2010 and there were two, short lived, squatted buildings in 2009.
On Wednesday 22nd of February at 7:30pm there will be a discussion on setting up a Sheffield Wide Class Struggle Anarchist Group following a screening of An Anarchist's Story. On Friday 24th February at 6pm there will be the opening of QUEER: an exhibition of local artists' work in response to "LGBT History Month", the deadline for submissions for the show is Wednesday 22nd February.
Events that will be happening at the Black Rose Centre include:
- Public meetings and discussion groups
- Bitfixit café, offering computer maintenance and free wi-fi
- Drop-in clinics for people having problems at work
- A radical library
- Art workshops
Past social centres in Sheffield include Matilda, which was evicted in 2006 after being open for over a year. Matilda was originally established as the Sheffield convergence centre for the G8 protests in 2005.