Theatre Delicatessen | Inspiring artists. Transforming spaces.
START DATE: June 15, 2015
END DATE: June 20, 2015
LOCATION: Theatre Delicatessen (Sheffield)
VENUE: Theatre Delicatessen Sheffield, 15-17 The Moor S1 4PF
Refuge Festival 

Tuesday 16th June 10-6.30

Crisis: Open sessions for Refugee Week

Crisis, Homeless Charity

Free arts workshops for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

Wednesday 17th June 4-6

Insight into the Eritrean Situation: Refugee Week Meeting

Northern Refugee Centre, SYMAAG

Speakers including Eritrean national Tesfamhret Tsegazghi talking about why

1 in 10 Eritreans have left their country in search of safety and human rights.

Thursday 18th June

Fusion Group Celebration 10.30-1

Together Women, Places for People

A friendly, informal group for women to meet chat and celebrate food from

around the world.

Northern Refugee Centre Fashion Show  3-6

Northern Refugee Centre

A whole host of activities including stalls, henna art/face painting, raffle, music

and the fashion show

Friday 19th June

Women’s Voices 12.30-1.30


Poetry, stories and spoken word on themes of exile and empowerment, with

writers from diverse backgrounds, including refugees, asylum-seekers and

their allies. Featuring Ethel Maqeda, Tchiyiwe Chihana, Violet Dickenson,

Jeannie McGinnis and River Wolton.

Migration Question Time, Screening of The Waltz of Lost Dreams 6-9

City of Sanctuary, Vertebra Theatre

Be part of the conversation on migration and refugee issues as a panel of

speakers answer questions posed throughout the week in an informative

discussion, as well as a screening of Vertebra Theatre’s ‘The Waltz of Lost


Open Kitchen Social Club at Sundown 10-12

Open Kitchen Social Club

Open Iştah Night Kitchen     8-12


Open Istah Kitchen Social Club

The community café invites you to break bread and enjoy food and music from around the world.

Saturday 20th June

Sanctum 2-3

Quite Right Theatre

A Kosovan man returns to Sheffield 15 years after arriving as a refugee in

1999 when war forced him to confront the unimaginable; evacuating his home

and being separated from his family.

Amorf 3.30-4.05

Persian folk and blues among other songs from Arash Sabet and his band

Parisa Borhan 4.10-4.40

An Iranian singer with 14 years experience, singing in Farsi, Kurdish, Turkish

and Arabic.

‘Tanja’ + Q&A 5-6

Strawberry Blonde Curls Theatre Company

Set in her room at Yarl’s Wood, this is her story, her life, her love of Roma

culture and music, her (despite everything) love of England and the abuse she

has suffered in her quest for refuge.

In addition to the exciting programme of events, the Theatre Delicatessen

Café will be hosting activities with screenings of Vertebra Theatre’s ‘The

Waltz of Lost Dreams’, Information boards about Sheffield’s refugee charities

and action groups, an audio experience about migration and other arts based


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