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  • Sheffield Life, Loss and Death Festival

    Sheffield Life, Loss and Death Festival

    Death is part of life. so let’s talk about it during this festival across Sheffield and online during May. Events include music, activities in nature, training, creative workshops, writing, open mic sessions, authors panel, Death Cafes, exhibitions and discussion groups.

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  • It's Debatable at the Festival

    It's Debatable at the Festival

    The largest annual politics festival in the UK – the Festival of Debate – takes place every Spring across South Yorkshire and has started this week, offering a host of debatable views by many guest speakers on different subjects. It aims to increase public engagement with politics and encourage active citizenship.

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  • Working with a Disability – From Striving to Thriving

    Working with a Disability – From Striving to Thriving

    Join Sheffield Health and Social Care Disability Staff Network Group and Sheffield Flourish at this online evant on Thursday 17 March from 2 – 3pm to explore through conversation and video what it means not just to live with, but to thrive with a disability. This event is part of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS Health and Wellbeing Festival (14 -20 March ).

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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.

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  • 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.”

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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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