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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Migration Matters

In 2007 Sheffield became the UK’s first City of Sanctuary – a place that welcomes asylum-seekers and refugees, that offers a hand to people in need of safety. Over Refugee Week and the weekend running up to it, join in a celebration of diversity in the city with the Migration Matters theatre and arts festival.

From 14 to 22 June, the festival will champion Sheffield artists – those who were born here and those who now call it home. The programme includes everything from poetry to performance, via puppetry, music, footie, food and film screenings. It joins in wider conversations surrounding Refugee Week, exploring the impact of refugees on the country at the same time as shining a spotlight on Sheffield's creativity, diversity and vibrancy.

Venues for this year's festival include Theatre Deli, DINA, Abbeydale Picture House, Showroom, Foodhall, and the Crucible.

See highlights from the Migration Matters 2019 programme below.