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

Otis Mensah at Migration Matters 2019

In 2007 Sheffield became the UK’s first City of Sanctuary – a place that welcomes asylum-seekers and refugees, that offers a hand to people in need of safety. Normally held on and around Refugee Week, Migration Matters Festival is a celebration of diversity in the city. Each year the Migration Matters programme brings together a fantastic variety of theatre, music, dance, interactive workshops, exhibitions, and more.

Past Migration Matters programmes have featured Sheffield's former poet laureate Otis Mensah, livestreamed gigs with Koni Music, a performance by acclaimed poet Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, and an immersive adaptation of Around the World in 80 days for children and families.

Come back soon for dates and details of Migration Matters 2022.

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Learn about the history, craftsmanship, and contemporary design of Sheffield’s celebrated industry, as you walk around the city of makers. The walk will start at Sheffield Station and end at the City Hall.

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Midland Players present The Effect

Fri. 27 May 2022

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An amateur dramatic production of The Effect by Lucy Prebble (known for Secret Diary of a Call Girl and I Hate Suzie). Asking if there really is any such thing as love, or if science has proved it to be no more than chemical exchanges in the brain.