Bringing Sheffield’s Communities together through art, performance and celebration.

Migration Matters Festival Trailer 2017

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Sheffield was the UK’s first City of Sanctuary and it is a city that remains rich with diversity and interconnecting cultures. This year’s five day festival seeks to celebrate this history and culture with a vibrant and inclusive series of events.

Opening on the 20th June,  Migration Matters Festival will run alongside the annual Refugee Week celebrated across the UK.

The festival will take place across a series of city centre venues (to be announced alongside the line-up) uniting Sheffield’s communities and cultures.

Last year’s festival saw hundreds of people enjoy events including: theatre; film; music; fashion; installation; talks and food events.

This year we’re building on 2016’s strong foundations. Our 2017 line up features established companies, emerging artists, community arts groups & charitable organisations. It will be a rich and soulful programme that brings the diverse and global mix of Sheffield’s communities together with artists from all over the world in a celebration of food, culture and performance.

Check back soon for the full line up.