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  • 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.

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  • 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.”

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Sheffield Doc/Fest Volunteering Opportunities

    The internationally-acclaimed Sheffield Doc/Fest celebrates its quarter-century this summer – and the organisers are looking for disabled volunteers to help it go well and will be piloting a BSL Buddies scheme.The deadline for applications to be a volunteer is 5pm on Friday April 20.

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  • Get Ready For The Big Festival Of Debate

    The Festival Of Debate returns to Sheffield later this Spring, promising a wide range of talks and interactive events which will be held at venues across the city during April, May and June.Among those taking part this year is comedian and disability rights campaigner Francesca Martinez.

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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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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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