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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Migration Matters

In 2007 Sheffield became the UK’s first City of Sanctuary – a place that welcomes and offers safety to asylum-seekers and refugees. It's fitting, then, that the city is home to the UK's largest Refugee Week festival: Migration Matters.

Since 2016, the arts festival has celebrated the positive impact that migration and refugees have had on Sheffield and beyond.

Migration Matters 2022 takes place 17–25 June. The programme features music, literature, conversation, art, theatre, film and more. Most events are pay-as-you-feel, while some are free.

See below for our highlights for Migration Matters 2022. And see the full programme for lots, lots more.