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

Palfest Sheffield is a celebration of Palestinian culture, coming to various venues across Sheffield this June and July. It's a festival of friendship and solidarity with Palestine and a tribute to Palestinian resilience through culture.

At the centre of the festival on 2 July will be a mass dabke dance performance in Barker's Pool. Dabke is a traditional dance, frequently danced at weddings and celebrations throughout the Middle East. In Palestine, this traditional dance has evolved to play an essential part in cultural expression and in the resilience of Palestinian communities.

The Palfest Sheffield 2022 programme also features exhibitions in the Old Junior School in Sharrow, Broomhall Centre, and the Winter Garden. There'll be kite flying at Meersbrook Park, a 'gypsy jazz' band at Crookes Social Club, an evening of Palestinian food, videos and live music at DINA, Cinema Palestino films at the Showroom, and more.

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