News In Brief: Campaign debates asylum changes

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SOUTH Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group is holding a public meeting to discuss the impact of plans to restrict people bringing in family members from outside the European Union.

Under the planned changes, only people who earn at least £18,600 per year can bring their spouses to join them.

The meeting is at 7pm on Tuesday, at the Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, Sheffield city centre.

Take to the stage

Members of the Chapeltown Amateur Operatic Society are inviting anyone aged eight or over to join their group in preparation for rehearsals for their 2013 show Annie.

As well as rehearsals, members of the society can enjoy social events such as barbecues and race nights.

Anyone interested in joining is invited to go to rehearsals, at the Wortley Road Methodist Church Hall, High Green on Wednesday nights. Junior rehearsal is from 6.30-7.30pm and adult rehearsal is at 7.45pm.

Hospital art show

AUTHOR turned artist Karen Platt is exhibiting her paintings for the first time at the Clocktower Gallery in Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital.

Karen is exhibiting 23 paintings that have not previously been hung in a gallery, which are on show daily until October 5 from 8am to 5pm.

Zumbathon date

A TWO-hour Zumbathon at Ponds Forge in Sheffield will raise money for Cancer Research UK. Julia Crowder and her son Mark Kewick are hosting the event on Saturday, September 29, from 9.15am. Entry on the day is £6.