Love From Syria by Bedford Creative Arts
Jun
15
to Jun 22

Love From Syria by Bedford Creative Arts

A sound piece created in collaboration with Syrian refugee families in Bedford for Refugee Week.

Singer and composer Roshi Nasehi worked closely with refugee families on an innovative adventure exploring time-stretched audio landscapes; as part of the process, the group shared many traditional Syrian songs and stories, which the artist then recorded.

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Origins by Nadjet Ben Maghnia
Jun
15
to Jun 22

Origins by Nadjet Ben Maghnia

Origins, a series of image captured from different parts of Algeria, born from curiosity and nostalgia of the motherland.

This series is a portrait of the country that has never given up, always surviving even with the human unfairness.

A country that will always embrace its children, like Nadjet, with warmth and love.

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Outside/Inside
Jun
17
to Jun 22

Outside/Inside

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These 3 artists come from different countries, background, culture and religion but practice art as a form of release. Outside/Inside explores how the artists over barriers through their work.

Karmand Tahsin from Kurdistan was banned from creating art when at university in Iraq. Karmand works in art installation, mixed media and paints in various forms.

Farhan Mordi was born in Saudi Arabia of Eritrean background. He claimed asylum 20 years ago and often creates his art at Sheffield’s Conversation club.

Annie Anthony Mays was born in Singapore and is of South Asian descent. She has lived in Sheffield for over 35 years, running arts workshops for Refugees and Asylum seekers.

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Beam Me Upperthorpe!
Jun
19
to Jun 22

Beam Me Upperthorpe!

Bleep. Blorp. Baddonk. Kzerp.

Strange radio signals echo across the Sheffield airwaves. There's slime in all the drainpipes, and crop circles on the Pondarosa.

Something's up in Upperthorpe.

Build rockets, crack codes and make first contact with an alien species in this interactive family adventure created by Paperfinch Theatre and the young people of Zest Centre.

Will you join the Sheffield Space Cadets?

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Tales From The Playground is kindly supported by Arts Council England

* All welcome, recommended age range 5+ years

** Due to the physical nature of the show, there may be some access restrictions.

Please email talesfromtheplayground@gmail.com for more detail or with any questions.

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Lessons From the ‘Inspire: Creative Writing’ Project
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Lessons From the ‘Inspire: Creative Writing’ Project

Join Katherine Blessan and colleagues to hear about their inspirational creative writing work with refugees and asylum seekers. The ‘Inspire: Creative writing’ project was a 10-week set of workshops run in partnership with the Refugee Council and Storying Sheffield to empower refugees, inspire creativity and provide them with a voice. Includes readings of the short stories, poetry and other materials written by the project participants.

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Ketermaya
Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Ketermaya

A film about the resilience, dreams and struggles seen through the eyes of Syrian refugee children.

On a dusty hillside surrounded by olive trees, the children of Ketermaya play far away from the horrors of Syria. But life in the Lebanese refugee camp is far from easy. Disrupted educations, the loss of loved ones, and the scars of war and chemical weapons weigh heavily in this extraordinary portrait of family and childhood innocence. An important corrective to narratives surrounding refugees, and a moving fable of hope and resilience in unimaginable circumstances.


There will also be a premiere of extracts from a new series of short films made in Syrian refugee camps by students from Sheffield Hallam University, this talk will focus on displacement, belonging and a new life in Lebanon. Working collaboratively with refugees, the students aimed to give voice and raise awareness through documentary, drama and personal testimony. Recently returned, they’ll share their experiences of the trip, life within the camps and discuss ideas for supporting the refugees in the long term.


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The Gift by Arab Puppet Theatre Foundation
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

The Gift by Arab Puppet Theatre Foundation

World renowned puppet theatre company, Arab Puppet Theatre Foundation return to Migration Matters Festival to present new show 'The Gift'

In his sumptuous palace, the Abbasid Caliph Harun Al-Rashid hosts emissaries sent by Emperor Charlemagne. As the foreign dignitaries prepare for their long journey back home, the Caliph offers an array of lavish gifts to be sent along, including an albino elephant, known as Abou Al-Abbas. Had the Caliph heard of the German proverb ‘small gifts preserve friendships’?

The Gift is a Shadow puppetry performance featuring traditional classical Arabic, Persian, Iraqi, Egyptian, and Indian music.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE VIA THE Sheffield Theatres BOX OFFICE ON THURSDAY 9TH MAY

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My Jerusalem
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

My Jerusalem

A combined-arts performance derived from a song. A politically-charged tale of a drunken one-night stand, infused with stories of growing up in 1980s Israel. A nuanced exploration of the politics of division, from internal checkpoints and separation walls to gender norms.

Support will be provided by the Interplay Collective, a group of local migrant and settled musicians who’ve been working together since May in partnership with Virtual Migrants, Sheffield Refugee Council, Migration Matters Festival Theatre Deli and Koni Music.

The show is not suitable for anyone under 18.

This show contains issues of abuse and political turmoil which may cause distress to certain audience members. 

For an interview with Avital, and excerpts of performances, subscribe to their channel InterplayNow.org

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Cities of Sanctuary in Hostile Environments
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

Cities of Sanctuary in Hostile Environments

Refugees' Everyday Experiences of Sheffield and Barnsley

How do refugees experience life in Sheffield and Barnsley? What do their personal geographies look like? Where do they find help and community? Join Dr Aidan Mosselson to find out the answers to these questions and to hear about the challenges the refugees in our region face on a daily basis.

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Tales of Whatever
Jun
20
8:00 PM20:00

Tales of Whatever

Tales of Whatever features line-ups of performers and non-performers, all going off-script to share true stories of first-hand experiences. Up to five different acts join hosts Mark Powell and Lee Moore with 10-minute tales of weird, horrifying, funny, glorious or memorable incidents and encounters.

“Conversational, funny and inclusive” The Guardian

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Ubuntu HanD PTSD Healing Through Nutrition Workshop
Jun
21
11:00 AM11:00

Ubuntu HanD PTSD Healing Through Nutrition Workshop

Hope and Dignity Hearth (Ubuntu PTSD Arts and Culture Emotional Healing Initiative) is a non-profit multicultural community organisation that runs drop-in arts and crafts sessions, health talks and culture share workshops, seminars, conferences, and audience performances, promoting social cohesion and emotional healing.

Led by Gogo Loughrey Manyoni these workshops will be featured across Refugee Week.

11:00-12:30 PTSD Healing Through Nutrition Workshop

13:30-16:00 Hands on Food Preparation by Workshop Participants

*The event is free for anyone interested and resources will be provided

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St Marie's Cathedral & HandD (Love Your Neighbour Shared Supper)
Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

St Marie's Cathedral & HandD (Love Your Neighbour Shared Supper)

Hope and Dignity Hearth (Ubuntu PTSD Arts and Culture Emotional Healing Initiative) is a non-profit multicultural community organisation that runs drop-in arts and crafts sessions, health talks and culture share workshops, seminars, conferences, and audience performances, promoting social cohesion and emotional healing.

Led by Gogo Loughrey Manyoni these workshops will be featured across Refugee Week.

St Marie's Cathedral & Hope and Dignity Hearth (Ubuntu PTSD Arts and Culture Emotional Healing Initiative) Invite you to;

17:30-21:30 Love Your Neighbour Shared Supper

*The event is free for anyone interested and resources will be provided

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Indefinite Detention of Asylum Seekers: An Ethical Question
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Indefinite Detention of Asylum Seekers: An Ethical Question

The UK government currently has a policy of indefinite detention for refugees and asylum seekers while their cases are assessed. In this talk, Professor Angie Hobbs considers the harmful and often overlooked impact of the indefinite detention policy on the ethical agency of refugees and asylum seekers and their ability to be actively in control of their moral actions.

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Home is not the Place
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

Home is not the Place

Where do I belong? What defines me? Where is home?

Poetic, poignant solo show by award-winning writer Annie George, which tells the remarkable story of the short life and lost work of her grandfather, Keralan poet PM John, shortly before India’s independence; and contrasts his struggles with her own, as an immigrant in the UK.

Drawn from family memories, with music, projections, and testimonies of both Annie and John, Home is Not the Place considers how experiences shape us, what home means and how we can live forever.

An intimate story of personal and political independence, painted on an epic canvas.

‘...a fascinating examination of the meaning and legacy of the British Empire.’ THE STAGE

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Benjamin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds W/ Otis Mensah
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

Benjamin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds W/ Otis Mensah

Benjamin Zephaniah & the Revolutionary Minds

Widely celebrated as one of the greatest poets of his generation, Zephaniah is strongly influenced by the music and poetry of Jamaica and what Benjamin calls “street politics”.

His poetry, books and plays have captivated hearts and minds, fuelling imaginations and winning him a legion of fans all over the world.

Created alongside his accomplished producer and collaborator The Sea, Revolutionary Minds album is a deep selection of dub-reggae juggernauts, the essence and style of which fully reinforce the messages projected through Zephaniah’s powerful lyrics.

Revolutionary Minds is a chance to experience Zephaniah’s innovative talent in full force; a triumphant creation of emotional songs that highlight the poignant global issues faced by society today.

Support from Otis Mensah

Appointed as Sheffield’s poet laureate by Lord Mayor Magid Magid, Otis Mensah is a young story-teller-rapper-poet with a talent for drawing the poetic from the everyday happenings in his life.

The alternative hip-hop artist has risen from a new wave; age and era, embodying a contemporary, poetic take on hip-hop music.

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Lates: Grl#003 x Migration Matters
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Lates: Grl#003 x Migration Matters

For out third instalment of GRL. we'll be bringing the vibe in collaboration with Migration Matters. For this v special party, we'll be showcasing some of the most talented gals + pals from migrant communities in Sheffield.

As per, expect an eclectic mix of musical tastes, funky visuals, and a chance for a proper boogie.

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the GRL. vision is simple: a new sheffield-based collective made up of women and non-binary DJs playing what they want, how they want in a safe + loving environment. and we want you to join us in our mission to spread love and have a good old boogie

at each of our events, self-identifying gals + non-binary pals who want to share half an hour of their favourite tracks (no genre too weird or groove too far out) can get up on the stage and give it a go

all GRLS. on the decks, everyone else on floor

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~GRL. safe space policy ~

we operate on a zero tolerance policy on all forms of prejudiced behaviours, including, but not limited to, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and ableism. do not make any assumptions about your peers and respect both their physical and emotional boundaries. if you experience any kind of behaviour that makes you feel uncomfortable, come and grab a GRL. and we'll do all we can to find a solution. ultimately, just be good to each other

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Lates are Foodhall's main fundraising events. We suggest a £7 donation on the door, but nobody is turned away for lack of funds. Our events are BYOB. Please be respectful of the space and each other.

Unfortunately our toilets are not wheelchair accessible.

More info & accessibility statement:

https://www.foodhallproject.com

https://www.foodhallproject.org/accessibility/

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Barang! w/ NIDIA
Jun
21
to Jun 22

Barang! w/ NIDIA

Barang! - Global Adventures in Bass

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Afro Beats / Gqom / House / Soca / Kuduro / Drum / Techno

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This one is gonna be VERY special... We're teaming up with Migration Matters and getting the awesome NIDIA over from Lisbon!

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10pm - 4am (no food this time...)

Full price = £6 +bf

Concession = £4 +bf

+ tix avaliable on the door

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On Barang!'s heavyweight soundsystem:

>>>> NIDIA (Lisbon / 4x deck set) <<<<

Her music is dazzling in all senses, a trance-inducing tangle of boxy drums, vivid swirls of synthetic melody and buzzsaw grime bass, all corralled into tracks that feel less like functional dancefloor units and more like short, sharp shocks of adrenaline

Nídia released her debut album "Nídia é Má, Nídia é Fudida" in the Summer of 2017 on Príncipe, reviewed by Pitchfork as ''the work of a young woman closing in on her finely tuned seismic transformation brought to the contemporary alternative dance infrastructure internationally, and the kuduro culture in particular.''

Recently she's appeared at Red Bull Music Festival editions in New York and Berlin, Sonar Barcelona and Just Jam at the Barbican in London.

FACT mix - https://soundcloud.com/factmag/fact-mix-611-nidia-jul-17

Just Jam mix & video - https://youtu.be/Wb3Iko_zKOo

Boiler Room - https://youtu.be/DtDuJB5quP8

>>>> KOM KOM (Barang!) <<<<

You know her by now! Sheffield's queen of Soca brings the carnival to Barang! Bass and melodies abound...

>>>> KWAITEK (Barang!) <<<<

Sounds of the African underground. Expect it deep, hard or fast.

https://www.mixcloud.com/kwaitek/so-you-think-you-can-dance/

>>>> NIMBLE JACK (Shambala Festival / Barang!) <<<<

'Specialist in all styles' brings percussive house, bass music & some drummy techno

https://www.mixcloud.com/jackbnimble/

https://www.facebook.com/djnimblejack/


>>>> MOREECE (Barang) <<<<

Electic global sounds to warm us up...

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@ DINA Downstairs

32A-34 Cambridge St, Sheffield S1 4HP


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Parson Cross Community Celebration Event
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

Parson Cross Community Celebration Event

Join us for a fun afternoon as we celebrate the community of Parson Cross through creativity.

We will be displaying ten pieces of artwork which have been created by local community groups around the theme of Hopes and Dreams in a project with SOAR works.

Alongside the exhibition there will be a chance to get involved in FREE creative activities yourself suitable for all ages.


We will also have a range of performances from local groups - more details to follow!

And more importantly there will be FREE food - details to follow.

This event is part of Migration Matters Festiva.

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Daylight Come
Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

Daylight Come

A play based on the Windrush generation and specifically the first people who responded to the United Kingdom’s government call for bus drivers, nurses, labourers and professionals to come over from the Caribbean to help rebuild post World War Two Britain. In the play, we see the racial prejudice faced by the Windrush generation, alongside the lived experiences of love, laughter and the music of the 50’s.

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Refugee Week Open Mic
Jun
22
3:00 PM15:00

Refugee Week Open Mic

ASSIST would like to invite you to join an afternoons celebration of music, theatre & poetry from around the world.

Open to anyone that would like to perform in a relaxed and supportive environment or anyone who would just like to enjoy a varied selection of performances.

Proudly featuring Women Asylum Seekers Together Choir

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The Past in the Present: Three Palestinian Short Films
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

The Past in the Present: Three Palestinian Short Films

THE PAST IN THE PRESENT – Three Palestinian shorts

Palestinian filmmakers from different locations - Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza - challenge the erasure of their histories through creatively retracing, retrieving and reflecting on different aspects of Palestinian pasts to challenge the erasure, dispossession and dehumanisation of a stateless people. The films are part of the Creative Interruptions research project. The filmmakers will be present at the screenings to discuss their new films and how creativity can challenge erasure.

For details of how to book, please visit https://www.facebook.com/CinemaPalestino/ or www.creativeinterruptions.com/thepastinthepresent

The Silent Protest: Jerusalem 1929 (2019)
dir Mahasen Nasser-Eldin; 20 mins

On 26 October 1929, Palestinian women launched their women's movement. Approximately 300 women converged on Jerusalem from all over Palestine. They held a silent demonstration through a car convoy to protest at the British High Commissioner's bias against Arabs in the Buraq uprising. This is their story on that day.

Jerusalem-born filmmaker Mahasen Nasser-Eldin specializes in reconstructing and scripting historical narratives using audio and visual archives.

Eight Years Later (2019)
Dir Salim Abu Jabal; 25 mins

In 2010 filmmaker, Salim Abu Jabal visited the villages of Nabi Saleh and Deir Ghassana where the weekly non-violent Friday demonstrations were being held against the occupation. He interviewed some of the children who were taking part. In 2018 Salim searched for these children who are now between the ages of 17 and 20 to find out how the political situation and the passing of time have affected their lives.

Salim Abu Jabal is a filmmaker, journalist and film critic. His first feature 'Roshmia' was awarded Special Jury Prize at Dubai Int'l Film Festival and was officially selected by IDFA 2015

Gazagraph
Dir Yousef Nateel; Prodr Hussein Owda; 40 mins

Tracing the presence of everything from the earliest glass plate negatives to contemporary digital photography the director explores the way in which Gaza has been documented across the decades. Travelling across Gaza City we meet the successors of the city’s former Armenian photographers as well as contemporary practitioners and gain insight into histories of migration, injustice and Gaza’s social and political past.

Yousef Nateel is a director/filmmaker passionate about telling stories for change. He is CEO of Skills Media Production and has worked with a variety of NGOs developing media projects in Gaza. The development of Gazagraph was supported by A. M. Qattan Foundation.
Hussein Owda is a Palestinian film producer and former CEO for Zaitoon for Animation and Video Games. He also teaches media at university level.

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Stories Of Sanctuary
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Stories Of Sanctuary

Stories of Sanctuary are pleased to be performing at Sheffield Migration Matters festival! Join us for an emotive and poignant show of original songs written and performed by those seeking sanctuary in County Durham.

The songs were written as part of a community songwriting project and draw on Durham’s rich history of offering sanctuary – from the arrival of an exiled monastic community seeking sanctuary from the Vikings to modern stories of fleeing civil war in Syria.

The performance features the Sanctuary Seekers Choir, the National Syrian Orchestra’s Raghad Haddad and project curator and singer-songwriter Sam Slatcher.

Stories of Sanctuary warmly invites you into a project that inspired infectious friendships as well as deeply beautiful songs.

https://storiesofsanctuary.co.uk/

More details and ticket information to follow!

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Migration Matters Festival Closing Party
Jun
22
to Jun 23

Migration Matters Festival Closing Party

Eat, dance and celebrate as we end the Refugee Week programme with a rhythmic, spirited night of delicious food, powerful performances and spinning decks.

Open Kitchen Social Club

Celebrate the end of the festival by bringing people of different faiths, and no faith, together in solidarity to celebrate refugee week with meat and veggie dishes.

One World Choir

A group of refugees, asylum seekers and other local people who have come together to sing.

Red Ink

Wayward Thread & Si Rawlinson blend hip hop and contemporary dance tackling a complex political subject with exhilarating grace and clarity.

Inspired by the courageous lives and precarious experiences of Ai Weiwei and others, Red INK spotlights dissident artists and their struggles against the state.

Wiyaala

Wiyaala’s music is a potent fusion of West African folk songs and stadium Afro-pop, bringing traditional West African mythology to life with spectacularly energetic traditional dance moves.

Moonlight Benjamin

Nicknamed “the Carribean Patti Smith” by The Guardian, Moonlight Benjamin offers us a powerful and original fusion between Caribbean voodoo and 70’s US blues rock.

The shock between Moonlight’s powerful and rebellious voice, and the tension of Matthis Pascaud’s saturated guitars reinvents voodoo trance in a new and explosive style!

DJ DisOrientalist presents Beats from a Borderless World

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Made in Spain
Jun
19
8:30 PM20:30

Made in Spain

Have you ever been to Spain? Did you think things were … ‘interesting’?

Sonia Aste is a Spaniard living in the UK who believes ‘Cultural differences are like Sangria, a mix that leaves a headache, but we always ask for more.’

Don’t miss this hour of foot stomping comedy! ¡Olé!

‘Sprinkle of Spanish summer .. shimmering performance … the perfect anti-Brexit peace-cry.’ ★★★★ – Mumble Comedy

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Pay What You Decide

7.30 Doors

8.00 Performance

Please note Cellar Theatre is not wheelchair accessible.

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Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble
Jun
19
7:30 PM19:30

Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble

Seyed Ali Jaberi - Hamdel Ensemble at Migration Matters Festival, Sheffield

Wednesday 19th June

Tickets on sale now via https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/promoter/events/1346-seyed-ali-jaberi-the-hamdel-ensemble

This Summer, internationally acclaimed musician and composer, Seyed Ali Jaberi and the Hamdel Ensemble will bring the poetry of Persia’s beloved mystic poet Rumi to life, through ‘All Because of Love’; a music production combining hauntingly beautiful Sufi music, dance and poetry.

All Because of Love presents a devotional Sufi setting of Rumi’s poetry, considered in the Middle East to be the ultimate expression of wisdom and love, with contemporary and traditional music compositions by Jaberi.

The production is accompanied by a post show discussion and a chance to find out more about Rumi’s spiritual philosophy and the Sufi music traditions of Persia.

This national concert and festival tour is jointly presented by The Hamdel Ensemble and Community Arts North West in association with Band on the Wall.

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Access to Finance
Jun
19
7:15 PM19:15

The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Access to Finance

Tawfik Alhashemi talks about his research into the financial situations and experiences of Syrian refugees in the UK. Join Tawfik and explore how factors such as gender, age, faith, family size, qualifications and financial literacy impact upon Syrian refugees’ ability to access financial systems and services in the UK.

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Migration Matters X Plates: Issues, Activism And Action
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Migration Matters X Plates: Issues, Activism And Action

As part of Migration Matters festival we’re hosting an evening of talks and discussion about the politics of migration and what you can do to help end the violence done to some of the world’s most vulnerable people

and, of course, food.

Doors from 6

Talks from 6:30

Food around 7:30

Speakers including Stuart Crosthwaite, secretary of South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) plus more TBC

Suggested Donation £10 but no one turned away due to lack of funds

Since we'll be celebrating migration to and from our city, we'll also be celebrating Sheffield's food culture through the dishes that have travelled to us from all over the globe.

Send us your fave vegan recipes (or vegan versions) from around the world.

Even better... if you're free on the 19th June and would like to volunteer to cook or serve your dish, then get in touch. Mark emails to foodhallproject@gmail.com 'FAO Migration Matters Meal'.

Foodhall's accessibility details can be found here: www.foodhallproject.org/accessibility

Suggested donation £10 - or whatever you can afford. No one turned away due to lack of funds.

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Work, Welfare and Seeking Asylum
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Work, Welfare and Seeking Asylum

Asylum seekers in the UK do not routinely have the right to enter the labour market. In the absence of a right to work, the government provide them with welfare support. Support levels are very low, around 50% of Job Seekers Allowance. Join Dr Lucy Mayblin in examining the reasons given by successive governments for these restrictions on the economic rights of asylum seekers and find out whether there is any evidence to support their reasoning.

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The Calabash
Jun
19
5:30 PM17:30

The Calabash

The Calabash returns! Join us at Theatre Deli for a vibrant exploration and celebration of West African music, food, art, dance, culture and research. Featuring live performances, complementary West African food, a film screening and a lively discussion of colonialism and human rights in Africa.

Line-up

● 5.30pm - doors open

● 6pm - Screening of 'Growing Up Colonial in the Gold Coast' by Dr Afua Twum-Danso Imoh with audience Q&A

● 7pm - Interactive panel debate and discussion exploring the impact of colonial rule in Africa on today’s human rights discourse

● 8pm - Live music from kora player Jally Kebba Susso, combining traditional West African sounds with hard funk, jazz and rock

● 9pm - Performance and dance class led by Mulembas d'Africa

PLUS

● Complementary West African food from Blessone’s Kitchen

● African bazaar with stalls open throughout the evening

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Reel Femme No 11: Migration Matters
Jun
18
8:00 PM20:00

Reel Femme No 11: Migration Matters

Reel Femme presents an evening of personal accounts of migration told through a variety of short films by self-identifying women and non binary filmmakers.

We will have the fantastic Minnow Books on hand selling feminist literature - get down to the fabulous DINA Venue at 8pm for a browse and a drink before the films start at 8.30pm.

As ever, everyone is welcome and we will make sure it is a safe accessible and inclusive space.

Suggested on the door donations £3.


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NIkesh Shukla in conversation with Magid Magid
Jun
18
7:30 PM19:30

NIkesh Shukla in conversation with Magid Magid

“Immigrants Make Britain Great”

The tagline used by the unorthodox Ex-Lord Mayor of Sheffield Magid Magid went viral overnight, making international headlines. Join him and best-selling author and compiler NIkesh Shukla (The Good Immigrant) as they talk about their experiences with the hostile-environment, Brexit Britain and the route into an immigrant planet.

PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE VIA THE Sheffield Theatres BOX OFFICE ON THURSDAY 9TH MAY

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3 Mothers
Jun
18
7:30 PM19:30

3 Mothers

Set in present day Senegal, Bavaria and post WW2 Sudentenland, Three Mothers immerses the audience in the personal lives and the dilemmas facing its three female characters. The story follows their lives as they attempt to make difficult decisions that will change their lives forever. Enforced migration and refugee status are the backdrop to this inspiring, uplifting and intertwined story spanning a time-frame of 60 years, of women’s determination to carry on and create a new life.

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Escaping Fascism: Jewish Refugees in Sheffield
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Escaping Fascism: Jewish Refugees in Sheffield

Talk and roundtable discussion. Discover more about the history of Jewish migration to Sheffield during the Second World War in this public talk and roundtable discussion led by historians from the University of Sheffield and members of the local Jewish community. Learn about the struggles of those who arrived in Sheffield after fleeing the Nazis, and how their experiences relate to discussions on migration today.

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Over the Margins
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Over the Margins

Have you ever overstepped a margin? Or had one overstepped? Or felt marginalised? Or had a barrier or border to cross? Or wanted to move to greener pastures?

A devised play of vignettes that explores the theme of barriers, borders, obstacles, and margins; how people overcome obstacles or cross boundaries, whether physical, geographical or personal.

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SBC Theatre: Creative skills for Employment Workshop
Jun
18
11:00 AM11:00

SBC Theatre: Creative skills for Employment Workshop

This exciting and highly creative workshop from SBC Theatre, the UK’s first Theatre Company of Sanctuary offers participants the chance to improve their confidence and language skills in order to prepare for interviews, build networks and tell stories.

This fun and friendly workshop is goal oriented, focusing on the individuals next steps in finding work and opportunities and developing community.

You will have the opportunity to:

- Meet new people

- Learn voice skills

- Develop language skills

- Build confidence

- Have lots of fun

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Pizza Shop Heroes
Jun
17
8:00 PM20:00

Pizza Shop Heroes

Sons. Brothers. Fathers. Men. Refugee actors take centre stage.

The latest show from this dynamic, emerging, political company. Four former child refugees from Eritrea, Afghanistan and Albania working your average shift in your average pizza shop take us on a journey across time and continents to show how extraordinary they are.

Having told their ‘stories’ to social workers and courts as part of their asylum claims, it’s the desire to reclaim them that grounds Phosphoros Theatre’s innovative work. From prisons in Libya and Greece, to conversations with absent mothers, to raising future sons, they shine a light on masculinity and forced migration. Powerful, funny, resistant, revealing; refugee actors take centre-stage.

The performance will be followed by a meal from Open Kitchen Social Club

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Refugee Tales: Volume III
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

Refugee Tales: Volume III

Modelled on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the third volume of Refugee Tales sets out to communicate the experiences of those who, having sought asylum in the UK, find themselves stripped of their basic human rights and detained without charge, held indefinitely and living in constant fear and unfamiliarity.

The event will feature writer and contributor Gillian Slovo who wrote ‘The Listeners Tale’ segment Inspired by someone who visited detained refugees

Gillian Slovo is a South African born novelist and playwright whose latest novel, Ten Days, is published by Canongate.

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TV Dinners: Migration Matters Double Bill
Jun
17
5:30 PM17:30

TV Dinners: Migration Matters Double Bill

Join us in your favourite community living room for a very special episode of TV Dinners as part of Migration Matters festival

Film #1: Britain on Film: Welcome to Britain (PG, Runtime: 84 mins)

Whether seeking safety, freedom or simply a better life, the 20th century saw a rise in immigration to the UK. Sometimes welcomed, immigrants have also encountered hostility, racism and xenophobia even as they have enriched Britain’s economy and cultural life.

What emerges from these incredibly valuable films is a picture of a country in flux as a century of conflict, the end of Empire and the forces of globalisation challenged geographical boundaries. See Basque families fleeing the Spanish Civil War arrive in Southampton; Vietnamese children find sanctuary in Birmingham; a Jewish family escape the pogroms of pre-war Romania for a Derby suburb. Witness early multi-culturalism in London and Manchester, the stories of second generation immigrants amid racism and rioting in the ‘70s and ‘80s, and the traditions, restrictions and comforts of immigrant communities.

During a period in which some UK residents are being asked to re-frame their presence in the country, this programme explores the manifold costs to our shared humanity in turning people away and contends that all citizens should have a right to call themselves British: no matter where they started from.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxRCMacHXkM

Film #2: Not Just Football (PG, Runtime: 70 mins)

In 2005, Gabriel Stauring, a young and enterprising activist from California, decides to travel to Africa - with a camera in hand - to do what he can to help the thousands of refugees from Darfur escaping from a cruel and dramatic civil war in Sudan.

Eight years later, Gabriel's enthusiasm is challenged with disappointment: he has since created an NGO and is still risking his life and facing outstanding obstacles, but the international community is no longer interested in his mission. What can he do, to re-capture the world's attention? In 2012, he creates "Darfur United", a soccer team made of young Darfuri refugees living in the camps of Chad.

Through exclusive access to 500 hours of video footage taken directly by Gabriel Stauring and other characters in the flim, Not Just Football follows the journey of Darfur United players, from the dust of the refugee camps to the lights of the World Football Cup; and along the complex path of going from being refugees to becoming citizens.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aglsgDENOk

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Come as you are, suggested donation of £5-10. All funds support the work of Foodhall. No one turned away due to lack of funds.

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TV Dinners is part of Foodhall's Screen branch. We aim to bring the community together by creating a space in which film, food, and conversation is shared. To find out more and get involved, check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tvdins/

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Unfortunately our toilets are not wheelchair accessible. If you want to chat about accessibility, drop us a message

More info & accessibility statement:

https://www.foodhallproject.com

https://www.foodhallproject.org/accessibility/

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This is Sheffield, My Sheffield
Jun
17
5:00 PM17:00

This is Sheffield, My Sheffield

Young people’s photography exhibition representing the theme of ‘Past and Present’. Young people from Pitsmoor and Tinsley in Sheffield will be displaying photographs that they have taken which reflect their culture, celebrating their personal/family history and heritage. They will be displaying photographs that show their current day-to-day lives in Sheffield, showing the past and present.

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Veiled Voyagers - A Mahfil
Jun
17
5:00 PM17:00

Veiled Voyagers - A Mahfil

Join Dead Earnest Theatre at the ‘Veiled Voyages’ mahfil and hear the stories of Muslim women from India and Pakistan recounting their experiences of travelling to the UK in the early twentieth century. As you enter the tent, surrounded by Indian furnishings, sweets, rich aroma perfumes and traditional music, you will hear the long forgotten stories of these female travellers, brought to life through verbatim performance and recorded voices. A treat for all the senses!

The events will be taking place at these time slots;

17:00 - 18:00

19:00 - 20:00

21:00 - 22:00

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 Together Workshop Sheffield
Jun
17
1:00 PM13:00

Together Workshop Sheffield

How can you help? What do refugees really need? A friend. And fun, lots of fun!

PSYCHEdelight 'Together Workshops' are a place for people from all background to meet and have fun together. It's free and everyone is welcome! No previous drama/theatre experience necessary

"PSYCHEdelight’s Together Workshops rub out the lines of difference between locals and newcomers strengthening understanding and communities. Very inspiring and important work." Jo Winsloe Slater, Project manager Refugee Allies, St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace.

Picture credit Joze Far


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Immigration Crisis: The Musical
Jun
16
8:00 PM20:00

Immigration Crisis: The Musical

What motivation do people have to migrate to a different country? What does the stigma of being a migrant feel like? This new musical explores the lives of four women who have just moved into a new house together.

With two of the women being migrants, another a third generation migrant and the fourth woman having just moved to Sheffield from the south, the play focuses on the bond these women form around their dinner table, with food being a universal language.

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Mohand and Peter
Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

Mohand and Peter

No more borders. Mohand and Peter will travel everywhere and anywhere in a click of their fingers.

A backflip in time, a quick hop back home.

With humour and visual poetry they'll jump from one character to another (including Mohand's 450 cousins, of course).

Catch them while you can.

"Mohand is as buoyant as a bouncy ball" Time Out ****

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Palestine + 100: Stories From A Century After The Nakba
Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

Palestine + 100: Stories From A Century After The Nakba

Palestine + 100 poses a question to 10 contemporary Palestinian writers: what might

your home country look like in the year 2048 – exactly 100 years after Nakba, the displacement of more than 700,000 people after the Israeli War of Independence?

How might that war reach across a century of repair and rebirth, and affect the state of the country – its politics, religion, language, and culture – and how might Palestine have finally escaped it, and found its own peace, a hundred years down the line?

This anthology showcases ten contemporary Arabic writers offering their own spin on science fiction and fantasy.

Readings by authors and contributors Selma Dabbagh & Ahmed Masoun

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Veiled Voyagers - A Mahfil
Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Veiled Voyagers - A Mahfil

Join Dead Earnest Theatre at the ‘Veiled Voyages’ mahfil and hear the stories of Muslim women from India and Pakistan recounting their experiences of travelling to the UK in the early twentieth century. As you enter the tent, you will be surrounded by Indian furnishings, rich perfumes and traditional music and will hear the long forgotten stories of these female travellers, brought to life through verbatim performance and recorded voices. A treat for all the senses!

The events will be taking place at these time slots;

15:00 - 14:00

17:00 - 18:00

19:00 - 20:00

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Foothall Foodball 5 a-side tournament for Migration Matters
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Foothall Foodball 5 a-side tournament for Migration Matters

In celebration of Migrations Matters Festival – and in tandem with our film screening of 'Not Just Football' on Monday 17th June – Foodhall is donning its kit and entering our first foray into the beautiful game.

We invite you to limber up and meet us on the pitch for a fun-filled, and probably not that competitive, Football tournament and community match tea.

It is absolutely not necessary to have previous footie experience or any skill, and we don't require you to be part of a team or have formed a whole team to sign up. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds, genders to take part.

Important: Please sign up using the google form here - https://forms.gle/yVTnbfonjYResxW18

You can sign up as an individual, team or small group.

We meet at midday, the first kick off happening very soon after that, so please be prompt.

At some point we'll all take a community half-time and share snacks and oranges together, please bring something to share with an opposing team.

Bibs, balls, and refreshment will be provided.

We will be collecting a suggested donation of £5 from each person taking part, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

If anyone would like to help cook or volunteer for this event, please email foodhallproject@gmail.com

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The Wall
Jun
16
10:30 AM10:30

The Wall

Led by Ronald Wiener and Valerie Monti Holland of the Sociodrama and Creative Action Network, The Wall is a sociodrama exploration of the role physical walls – such as the Berlin Wall, the West Bank Barrier, the Hungarian Border Wall and Trump’s Wall with Mexico – have in keeping communities apart. Participants will take a variety of roles so they can understand the complexity of the situation from a variety of standpoints.

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Body Control ft. Queer Performance &amp; Club Rush DJs
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Body Control ft. Queer Performance & Club Rush DJs

‘We’re here! We’re Queer! Get Used to It!’ was a popular slogan of the group Queer Nation in the 1990s. Where is this ‘here’ now for queer migrants in today’s United Kingdom?

Body Control will explore in multiple and intersectional ways how the borders of our bodies are disciplined and how our bodies are disciplined at borders.

Featuring live queer migrant art, performance and music followed by Club Rush DJs - Sheffield's homegrown queer rave and best kept secret. More details coming soon.

Poster: http://www.bartant.co.uk/

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Diary of an Expat
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Diary of an Expat

Cecilia arrived in the UK with a suitcase full of hopes, dreams and bags of pasta. Her mission began: try to become British whilst remaining deeply Italian. Now, Cecila finds herself alone among the chaos of multi-ethnic, glamorous London whilst navigating the ever-present uncertainty.

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Pay What You Decide
7.30 Doors
8.00 Performance

The performance will be followed by a Q&A with the artist.

Please note Cellar Theatre is not wheelchair accessible.

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Jericho's Rose by Althea Theatre
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

Jericho's Rose by Althea Theatre

JERICHO’S ROSE explores the experience of displacement from a dual perspective - a grandfather struggling with Alzheimer’s and an artist struggling to stay in the UK. What happens when neither can remember where they belong? This innovative and beautiful show invites the audience on a breathtaking journey into the past and present. Fusing new writing, movement, projections, live music and loop pedalled sound to create a unique tapestry of fragmented memories - remembered, forgotten and rediscovered again - Jericho's Rose empowers a stronger dialogue around the subjects of both immigration and dementia.

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Free Time in the City
Jun
15
3:00 PM15:00

Free Time in the City

A gathering to discuss women’s leisure in public spaces.

Free Time is an afternoon of conversation, food and mapping involving approx. eight (self-identifying) women who have migrated to Sheffield from outside the UK, or women whose mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers migrated here. Our event explores women’s involvement in public spaces of the city for leisure and play.

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