To do guide

Migration Matters Festival 14-22 June

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Sheffield continues to celebrate migration with the return of the UK’s largest city-wide Refugee Week event!

“Britain’s largest festival that celebrates the contribution of refugees and promotes understanding of why people seek sanctuary is more relevant than ever.” – New Internationalist, 2017.

Migration Matters Festival returns to Sheffield with its biggest line up to date for Refugee Week 2019, showcasing a large spectrum of local, national and international acts that will come together to celebrate the positive impact of migration in the city and the UK.

Sheffield Futures are proudly participating in Migration Matters Festival this year, with a photography exhibition by young people across Sheffield. The photographs will be shown on Monday 17th June at Sheffield Futures, Division St between 5-7pm and then for the rest of the week. Young people who have participated in the project live in Sheffield and represent the diverse communities that make Sheffield great, including Roma Slovak, Pakistani and Somali communities.

“Driven by this year’s Refugee Week Theme, ‘You, Me and Those Who Came Before’, the festival sheds light on how Sheffield and the UK has been forged by the generations of people whose cultures have shaped and made it a richer place. While the country has been plunged into uncertainty – a word we’ve all grown weary of, it’s essential we don’t lose sight of what makes this island great: its people.” – Sam Holland, Migration Matters Festival Director.

This year’s 8-day festival will take place from 14th to 22nd June with over 60 events during what will be the UK’s 21st annual Refugee Week. Migration Matters Festival is set to continue the important work of bringing communities together to enjoy a culturally rich mix of theatre, music, film, dance, spoken word, academic talks, and food – covering key topics such as LGBTQI+ identity, mental health and activism to name a few.

Migration Matters Festival is at venues across Sheffield, 14-22 June. Full lineup and how to book are at All events are Pay-What-you-Decide to ensure that the festival is open and available to all. However, it is advised that tickets are reserved for most events through Tickets for Good who specialise in making events accessible to vulnerable audiences.

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Sheffield Futures launches new Things To Do Guide for young people

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Local youth charity Sheffield Futures has launched the latest edition of the Things To Do Guide, a free handbook with over 200 local activities in April to June. Families and young people aged 8-18 can plan their Easter holidays in advance, as well as learn about events all over Sheffield. The guide is packed with handy information, including days, times, venues and details of activities, all in an easy-to-understand format.

Sporty people can find new ways of keeping fit – everything from football to fencing, or skating to snorkelling. Outdoor lovers can find out about Sheffield’s amazing selection of green activities – feeding farm animals or seeing the sights of the city on walking tours. Families will find creative classes in music, dance, art, film and media as well as local theatre listings, art exhibitions and other performances suitable for young people.

The guide features details on the 21 local youth clubs across the city run by the Sheffield Futures Community Youth Teams. Activities at the youth clubs range from arts and crafts, cooking, video games and sports.

Printed copies of the Things To Do Guide are available free of charge at Sheffield Futures one-stop-shop at Star House, 43 Division Street, S1 4GE or any of the youth clubs run by Sheffield Futures.

Young people’s events and activities guide – pick yours up today!

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Sheffield Futures are proud to launch their young people’s guide to local activities in January to March.

Every three months, Sheffield Futures produce the up-to-date Things To Do guide which can be found online: and in youth clubs, leisure centres, libraries, doctors surgeries and various venues across the city, including Sheffield Futures head office on Division Street.

Included in the guide are the 26 Sheffield Futures youth clubs in our city, holding over 40 activities per week. The Community Youth Teams also host additional activities and trips during the school holidays for club members. Several evenings per week, youth workers are out and about in neighbourhoods across the city, engaging with young people in the community.

Sheffield Futures Chief Executive Officer, Gail Gibbons said: “We are very pleased to launch our latest edition of the Things To Do guide. There are so many great activities and events in the next couple of months, whether you’re looking for a new hobby, one off activity, or a regular youth club, we cover it all.”

If you run a youth activity in Sheffield and would like to be included in the next guide, please contact: [email protected] or call: 0114 201 2754


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