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  • Festival of Debate 2021 is Live

    Festival of Debate 2021 is  Live

    South Yorkshire’s Festival of Debate programme has returned with a ‘digital led’ festival from 4 May – 6 June 2021 . The Festival creates opportunities to bring people together to share new ideas and lived experience that can help shape our understanding of the world.You can browse events by date or topic which includes climate change, solving poverty, social justice and putting citizens in the lead.

  • Off the Shelf Programme of Events

    Off the Shelf Programme of Events

    The annual ‘Off the Shelf’ festival programme brought to you by the University of Sheffield and celebrating books, words and ideas is taking place this year from 9-31 October. The organisers are keenly aware that books, reading and conversations are more important now than ever saying “We have worked throughout lockdown to produce uplifting and thought-provoking events that reflect the world around us and we can’t wait to share the whole programme with you. Much of the festival activity will be online but there will also be live events in real venues where we can safely invite audiences to hear some wonderful speakers in person.”

  • Inclusive Summer Festival Fun

    Inclusive Summer Festival Fun

    Sheffield CU – with the initials standing for Children’s University – is part of a national initiative that encourages and celebrates participation in a wide range of inspiring learning opportunities outside school hours.Their Festival Of Fun consists of more than 75 free activities for children, young people and families, all of which are suitable for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) with adult support.

  • Go WILD at Festival Performances

    Go WILD at Festival Performances

    Sheffield performers are among the acts taking part in a new online festival to promote disability rights during the lockdown, which will be taking place from 3-6pm on Saturday July 11th. Jon McClure from locally-based chart band Reverend And The Makers” is one of those involved in the World Independent Living Day (WILD) as is new act Rita Resistance (pictured). WILD describes itself as “a long-term initiative to reimagine the transformation to an inclusive society with Independent Living being a central part of that vision.”

  • Festival Of Debate Goes Online

    Festival Of Debate Goes Online

    Sheffield’s Festival Of Debate is not letting the Coronavirus crisis make the talking stop – and instead has gone totally online. The festival, founded in 2015, usually features a series of panel discussions, debates, Q&As, artistic responses, keynote speeches and other public events exploring politics, economics and society.

  • Join Us at the Festival of Debate

    Join Us at the Festival of Debate

    The Festival of Debate is back for 2020 and we’re excited to announce that Disability Sheffield will be hosting two thought-provoking events. The first event on Thursday 16 April will debate “Has the Care Act given us any choice?” whilst the second event on Monday 27 April debates the effects of austerity on disabled people. Both events are free to attend but please book a place.

  • Free Festival Of Fun For Youngsters

    More than 40 free activities are available as part of this year’s Children’s University Festival, taking place in venues across the city over the summer. Some activities are specifically designed for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), which are delivered by specially-trained staff.

  • Disability Festival Will Have No Limits.

    Disabled people in South Yorkshire are hoping to hold the first festival of its kind in the UK next summer – and are hoping for financial support to make their dream come true.No Limits, scheduled to take place in Barnsley from 4-12 July 2020, will celebrate the contribution disabled people make to life in our towns, neighbourhoods and communities.To raise funds Jamie Preece ( pictured ) a member and volunteer at Sheffield Cycling 4 all, will be cycling along the Trans Pennine Trail for 18 miles on June 7 and 8 this year as part of a Sponsored Walk, joining over 100 other disabled people of all ages and impairments.

  • Festival Of The Mind Returns To Sheffield

    The fourth festival, offering more unique views into all aspects of the human brain, takes place from September 20-30 at a variety of venues across the city, as a collaboration between academic experts and creative cultural talent. Among the health-related events taking place is a talk entitled ‘In And Out Of Hospital’, based on the experiences of people with life-limiting conditions. This takes place on the first day of the festival in the specially-erected Spiegeltent on Barkers Pool.

  • The Stage Is Set For You To Perform In Edinburgh

    Ever fancied getting up on stage and talking about your life? The BBC’s disability site Ouch! is offering people the chance to do just that,asking potential writers and performers to send them their stories on the theme of ‘Going Out’ – those voted the best will be given the chance to work with a top comedy script producer and perform it in front of an audience at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

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Very good presentation, brave of the speakers to tell their stories and had a very high impact - feedback from Mate/Hate Crime presentation and video session at Safeguarding Working Together Conference
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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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When I moved to Sheffield nearly five years ago it was my "go to" organisation. I expect it to stay that way. All the staff and volunteers seem to pull out little gems of effort that disabled people like me couldn't do without. Professionally and personally - I love em :)
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Andrew Crooks

A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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