All the latest about the festival and beyond

We are excited to bring you a closer look at some of the important people and companies involved in this years festival. We talked to them about everything from the stories and politics of migration to what the arts can really do to make a difference. Click on the below links to read the full in-depth interviews. The interviews have been conducted by Nicole Williams and Nils Erich (edited by Joanna Jowett).


Interview with the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Magid Magid

Magid talks to us about everything migration, art and politics in this incredibly candid no-nonsense interview!



Festival Insight: One Lens, Countless Stories Exhibition by Snowdrop Project

We spoke to the CEO of Snowdrop Project, Lara Bundock, about the exhibition and how it explores exploitation, trafficking and the recovery journey from the perspective of people who have actually lived it.

Festival Insight: Phosphoros Theatre in 5 Questions

London-based Phosphoros Theatre is an interdisciplinary theatre company made up of theatre makers with backgrounds in social care, education, youth work and refugee casework.

In five questions, Kate Duffy gives an inspiring insight into their work and current issues surrounding migration.

Festival Insight: SBC Theatre in 5 Questions

SBC Theatre performs their new work in progress ‘Where We Began’ at Theatre Deli on Friday 22nd June 5pm. We spoke with the Artistic Director of SBC and playwright Rosie MacPherson and delved a little bit deeper in to some of their thoughts on migration


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“What frustrates me is the notion of being a good immigrant versus a bad immigrant.” Sheffield’s Lord Mayor…

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