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Festival of Debate

Fri. 19 April 2019 — Sun. 30 June 2019

Organised by the team behind Now Then, the Festival of Debate returns this spring to help shift some clouds from around the real issues and clear the path towards answers to questions that can sometimes seem too big to ask.

A series of talks, discussions, music and theatre performances, and film screenings, spread across Sheffield, the Festival of Debate aims to get people together to think about democracy and ideas for change. Strands at this year's festival are culture, self and identity, democracy and activism, fairness and equality, futures, and science and environment.

Make some plans with our top 10 Festival of Debate picks – featuring everything from the Vote Leave whistleblower on election scandals, Afua Hirsch on everyday racism in Britain, and lots more.

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Wed. 27 March 2019 — Thu. 28 March 2019

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Festival of the Outdoors

Fri. 1 March 2019 — Sun. 31 March 2019

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Fri. 22 March 2019 — Sun. 24 March 2019


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Enable US Festival of Theatre

Mon. 25 March 2019 — Sat. 6 April 2019

Drama Studio

Twice a year the Enable US festival brings unmissable and intriguing pieces of new theatre and performance to the beautiful Drama Studio.