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Adoptee Voices: What We Wish You Knew

Thu. 21 October 2021 at 20:00

Free

Join Annalisa Toccara (founder of Our Mel) and Shania Ives (co-founder of Adoptee Futures) for an online panel event discussing Black adoption, trauma development, and identity. The webinar will talk about “What Adoptees Wish Their Parents Knew.”

Adoptee Futures is the first UK adoption organisation made by adopted people to help create a better future for all those involved in adoption.

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Take it to the Streets: Hidden Voices in Sheffield Archives – Désirée Reynolds and Cheryl Bailey

Thu. 21 October 2021

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Join writer Désirée Reynolds and archivist Cheryl Bailey for a fascinating look into some of the hidden histories, Black and marginalised voices and important discoveries found in Sheffield Archives.

Ella Taylor plus Dorothy Ker, Dominic McHugh & Renee Timmers

Thu. 9 December 2021

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An evening of music lectures and Q&As hosted by University of Sheffield Concerts, followed by a performance from rising young soprano Ella Taylor. This event will take place both in person and online.

The Fortune Men – Nadifa Mohamed in conversation with Désirée Reynolds

Sat. 30 October 2021

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Longlisted for the Booker Prize, The Fortune Men tells the story of Mahmood Mattan, a Somali man living in Cardiff in 1952 – a father, chancer, petty thief. Nadifa Mohamed will talk about her powerful, timely novel, with author Désirée Reynolds.

The Cult of Water

Thu. 18 November 2021

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Combining music, animation, archive film and monologue, David Bramwell takes a magical candle-lit odyssey up the river Don in search of its dark secrets.