FreeDome is a free four-day arts extravaganza brought to Sheffield by theatre company Good Chance.
Originally built in the heart of the Jungle refugee and migrant camp in Calais, the Good Chance Dome has since popped up in locations around the world, and is coming to Barker's Pool (in front of Sheffield City Hall) this February. It aims to create a welcoming space for new connections, conversations and creations – extending an invitation to everyone to build a new global community in just four days.
At the centre of the Sheffield event is Change the Word – a bespoke poetry, storytelling and theatre programme for local residents and people recently arrived in Sheffield. Through weekly workshops at the Crucible Theatre, the collective have written and shared individual reflections on their lives, growing connections with one another and with the city they now call home.
On Saturday 22 February, the Change the Word Sheffield poetry collective will put their globe-spanning, bold new writing centre-stage in a world premiere performance at FreeDome.
Other events over the festival's four days will feature live music, poetry, dance, painting, performances and plenty more. Make a cardboard city, listen to Sheffield's One World Choir, enjoy a night of poetry with Sheffield’s Poet Laureate Otis Mensah and theatre maker and poet John Rwoth-Omack, try out kung-fu, screenprinting, and lots, lots more.
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