Migration Matters

Sheffield was the UK’s first City of Sanctuary and it is a city that is made vibrant by its 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 19th June,  Migration Matters Festival will run alongside the annual Refugee Week celebrated across the UK.

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

Building on the strong foundations of our 2016 & 2017 festivals, this year we’re going even bigger! Our 2018 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.

At the Showroom we have curated a special programme of films, in partnership with the Migration Research Group at the University of Sheffield. The season will showcase films made by women that explore different representations of migration, identity and belonging.

All screenings are Pay-What-You-Decide, which is available in person from the Showroom Box Office

Tickets can be purchased online in advance for the standard suggested price of £9.00 / £ 6.80 concessions or £4.50 CINE 26 for everyone aged 26 or under.

Upcoming films & events


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