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

A Conversation with Ai Weiwei

See below for a conversation with artist and activist Ai Weiwei, following the screening of his film The Rest at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019.

The Rest is a film about refugees who fled war and persecution and arrived in Europe, the world's bastion of human rights, yet have not found the safe havens of their dreams. Instead, they now live in limbo within a disintegrating humanitarian aid system, no longer the centre of attention, yet unable to move forward with their lives.

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Poetry in Conversation

A politically infused spoken-word performance with Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan. Her debut collection Postcolonial Banter came out in 2019. Her words are a disruption of comfort, a call to action, a redistribution of knowledge and an outpouring of dissent.

The Art of Playful Communication (Ash Perrin)

Entertainer Ash Perrin demonstrates how playful communication can break down barriers of formality and enhance connections with others. But is playful communication possible at a time when meeting on digital platforms has become the norm?

Abbeydale Picture House

An enchanted princess of a building, the beguiling 1920s Abbeydale Picture House is at last mid-rescue.

Home Concert: Annabelle Lawson – Piano

Join wonderful pianist Annabelle Lawson for a Concerteenies concert including music by Arlen, Bach, Chopin, Debussy and Randy Newman's Toy Story.