This website uses cookies. Read more about our cookie/privacy policy.

Accept and Close

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

Integrate That is a podcast focussing on different issues around a refugee’s life in the UK (and Europe).

"We take the listener through some of the reality of trying and making a life in a foreign country. Although some stories are grim - it is generally happy and sarcastic. We refugees tend to make fun of our new daily lives and the systems that we have to adapt to. This is a challenge that we would like to open a listener to - life can be funny. In this narrative, we don’t have a choice about travelling, or seeing our families, or about the jobs that we do."

Hosted by Abdulwahab Tahhan, a researcher and occasionally a standup comedian, raised in Aleppo, Syria and based in London. He's currently doing this pilot podcast to give a voice to the refugees and allow them to own the narrative of their stories. He's also working on a series of videos on youtube about being a refugee.

Launching online during Migration Matters 15–20 June – listen below.

Free – donations welcome.

You might also like...

Spaces for Creation: Skateboarding

A conversation about how we can use skateboarding as a tool for better understanding the urban environment – particularly if we want our cities to offer more than just the flow of capital. With Professor Iain Borden and Dr. Dani Abulhawa.

Spaces for Creation: Morag Myerscough

A conversation with artist-designer Morag Myerscough about Legible Cities. How do we get around cities instinctively? How can we make navigating a city easier, and ultimately, more fun?

Matt Haig and Susan Calman in conversation

Author Matt Haig and comedian Susan Calman reflect on the ways the arts give us ‘reasons to stay alive’ – drawing from songs, books, theatre and comedy, celebrating art that has kept people going in their darkest hours. Hosted by Sheffield Theatres.

Francesca Amewudah-Rivers in Conversation with Michael Henry

Fri. 4 December 2020

Musician and actor Francesa Amewudah-Rivers is joined in conversation with vocalist, composer, educator and music director Michael Henry.