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Stand and Be Counted at the Migration Matters Festival in Sheffield for Refugee Week 2017

SBC Theatre contributes three of their  works as part of Migration Matters Festival in Sheffield

Stand and Be Counted Theatre, will present three projects as part of Migration Matters Festival in Sheffield. The company are the UK’s first Theatre Company of Sanctuary and are Associate Artists at Cast, Doncaster.

TANJA,’ their most recent touring show is a play and a campaign to end detention, starring Emily Ntshangase-Wood, a former Yarl’s Wood detainee and also a City of Sanctuary supporter.

The Journeys’ is a durational, map-making performance created with Third Angel, exploring the process of mapping migrations, and to consider the history and the reasons for movement.

SBC will also present a Theatre Company of Sanctuary Performance Talk’ about what performance work can do to engage and support sanctuary seekers, locally and nationally.

The Migration Matters Festival welcomes over fifty acts to a celebration recognising the positive impact of migration on the city of Sheffield. Taking place across five days (20th – 24th June) during the national Refugee Week, the festival will bring Sheffield’s communities together through art, performance, music, food and film.

Sheffield was the UK’s first City of Sanctuary and it is a city that remains rich with diversity and interconnecting communities. This year’s festival will celebrate the city’s history and culture with a vibrant and inclusive series of events. The line-up consists of; award winning artists, community projects, global and local charities, Sheffield based performers and international musicians. Headline acts include: Inua Ellams, Third Angel and PSYCHEdelight.

All events are pay what you decide and more info can be found here.

SBC Theatre presents ‘TANJA’ – The Montgomery Theatre, Friday 23 June, 7.30pm

SBC Theatre presents ‘Theatre Company of Sanctuary Performance Talk’ – Theatre Deli, Sat 24 June, 10.30am

SBC Theatre and Third Angel present ‘The Journeys’ – Theatre Deli, Sat 24 June , 12pm-7.30pm

SBC Migration Matters Flyer to download