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Broomhall Summer Event – 21st July 2018

21 Jun

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Health & Well-being day

21 Jun

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Steel city to host international festival celebrating migration

21 Jun

Sheffield is celebrating diversity and recognising the positive impact that migration has on our city by warmly welcoming the Migration Matters Festival.

Taking place across five days, from 20 to 24 June, during the national Refugee Week, the festival is bringing Sheffield’s communities together through art, performance, music, food and film.

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

There will be more than 50 acts as part of the celebrations taking place across six inner city venues (Theatre Delicatessen, DINA, The Art House, Sheffield Theatres, The Showroom Cinema, The Montgomery Theatre), as well as various outdoor spaces throughout the city centre.

In the line-up there are award winning artists, community projects, global and local charities, Sheffield based performers and international musicians. Headline acts include: Inua Ellams, Third Angel, Stand and Be Counted Theatre  and PSYCHEdelight.

Councillor Jim Steinke, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety at Sheffield City Council said: “This week let’s celebrate the fact that migration is what makes Sheffield a great city. Great cities are built on migration.

“We are proud to be supporting the festival and helping to raise awareness of the fact that the number of people who become refugees across the globe is on the increase. Cities have a vital role to play in supporting them to begin new lives in new places.”

The festival begins on World Refugee Day 2018 on Wednesday 20 June. This is an annual event, held on the same date each year, and 2018 is the 18th year of the event, run by the United Nations Refugee Agency, to state that the world supports and stands with refugees. The event is about raising global awareness of global responsibility for refugees.

World Refugee Day honours the strength and courage of refugees and encourages public awareness and support for people who have had to flee their home lands because of conflict or natural disaster. It reminds us that refugees have faced cold, hunger, trauma, despair, disease, violence and loss.

World Refugee Day also marks the launch of the ‘#With Refugees’ petition, which highlights refugees’ needs and potential rights. Organisations from across the world will be signing the statement of solidarity ahead of the day.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ‘#WithRefugees’ campaign supports the development of the global compact on refugees. To date the campaign has almost 2 million petition signatures, one of which is Sheffield City Council’s.

For more information about the week’s festival events visit www.migrationmattersfestival.co.uk

All of the week’s festival events are pay-what-you-decide and booking in advance is recommended.

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Migration Matters Festival 2018

7 Jun

We’re so excited to invite you to the third Migration Matters Festival taking place in venues across Sheffield from the 19th to the 23rd of June in what will be the UK’s 20th annual Refugee Week.

Sheffield will host the largest city-wide festival celebrating migration and sanctuary where all events are Pay-What-You-Decide and free for anyone seeking sanctuary, refugees or anyone who is financially vulnerable.

The festival will bring communities together to enjoy a rich mix of international, UK and Sheffield based artists ranging from theatre, music, dance, exhibitions, workshops and much more! Attached is the press release and below are the links to the full programme and where to find us online.

Links:

– Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/migrationmattersfestival/

– Website – www.migrationmattersfestival.co.uk

– Full programme – https://issuu.com/moordeli/docs/migmat2018

– Tickets for Good – https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/

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Celebrating Sheffield Doc/Fest’s success story

6 Jun

Doc/Fest’s 25th edition kicks off on Thursday 7 June, and the organisers are putting the city of Sheffield at the heart of its success.

Now, with the city in the running for a creative hub for Channel 4, Doc/Fest organisers will be welcoming the broadcaster which has involvement in several of this year’s documentaries and events.

Doc/Fest CEO and Festival Director Liz McIntyre said: “Sheffield is city of makers, always innovating and disrupting the status quo. Sheffield is also a city of glorious festivals, including Doc/Fest – a magnet for both emerging talent and media industry greats. Through our celebration of diversity and inclusiveness, both our city and Doc/Fest are at the heart of creating opportunity and inspiring new ways to see the world.”

Last year, Sheffield City Council signed a new three-year funding agreement with Doc/Fest, an event which brings in more than £1.85m to the city each year.

Doc/Fest is a world leading and the UK’s premier documentary festival for the art and business of all factual programme making, taking place across 25 venues and attracting around 3,300 delegates each year from more than 55 countries.

In 2017 more than 36,000 members of the public also enjoyed the eclectic range of films, talks and other events on offer at Doc/Fest, viewing more than 180 documentaries over six days.

The 25th edition will open at City Hall with the world premiere of Sean McAllister’s new film A Northern Soul made for BBC Two with support from BFI and Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

During the festival audiences will have a chance of a sneak peek at two highly anticipated Channel 4 films Three Identical Strangers and The Ballymurphy Precedent, while at the Alternate Realities Exhibition in Trafalgar Warehouse, audiences can look at Channel 4’s first ever virtual reality project, Grenfell: Our Home.

On the streets of Sheffield, artist Richard DeDominici will be filming a ‘Redux’ remake of scenes from the acclaimed Sheffield drama Threads, taking place in the original locations across the city, with local people invited to take part. This year’s Doc/Fest once again features a huge line-up of 200 documentaries and big-name talent, both home-grown and from around the world, including a record number of 37 world premieres.

Channel 4 will be participating throughout the festival, which has its opening night on June 7.

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, cabinet member for business and investment at Sheffield City Council, said: “The success of Doc/Fest is a great example of Sheffield’s cultural offer.

“It is one of the best and longest-established film festivals in the world, nurturing new talent and relationships, and a festival that we are proud to say is Made In Sheffield.

“We can’t wait for Doc/Fest to arrive in our city once again.”

In addition to financial support, Marketing Sheffield’s Convention Bureau team has worked closely with the festival organisers over the last 25 years supporting with event co-ordination and overseeing relationships with other key partners in the city, such as hotels.

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2017 Sheffield International Documentary Festival