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Black History Month in Sheffield 

Be empowered, educated and entertained! Each October, Sheffield joins a national celebration to highlight Black history, culture and heritage, and empower people to take action against racism. 

From fascinating talks and thought-provoking film screenings to music performances that will get your blood pumping and feet tapping - there is something for everyone. The official theme for Black History Month 2023 is “Saluting Our Sisters” (and the #WEMATTER movement) to celebrate the many achievements of ‘African heritage’ women.

Events listed on this page have been collated in partnership with the African Heritage Culture Forum, who work with organisations across Sheffield to help raise awareness of the city’s diverse history and culture- you can see their year-round event listings here. 

Black History Month event listings

Lines

Lines looks through the bars of postcolonial life as told through stories in these diverging yet parallel worlds.

28 Feb 2024 - 09 Mar 2024

Reclaiming Your Power

International Women's Day conference for Black women and their allies in the North of England

09 Mar 2024 09:30 - 17:00

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Following a record-breaking three-year West End residency, a sold-out UK & Ireland Tour, and an Amazon studios award-winning film, the smash-hit and critically acclaimed musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie returns to Sheffield's Lyceum Theatre 9 - 20 April.

09 Apr 2024 - 20 Apr 2024

Johannes Radebe - House Of Jojo

Join TV Dance Sensation Johannes Radebe and a host of eclectic characters in this brand-new theatrical celebration jam-packed with roof-raising music, dazzling costumes and of course, world class dance.

27 Apr 2024 19:30

Emma Rawicz Quartet & Tony Kofi Quartet

A very special concert, a double bill to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sheffield Jazz and its predecessors. It features two great all-star bands led by multi-award winning British Jazz musicians, one of whom is a longstanding favourite with Sheffield audiences and another who has made a huge impression in the past couple of years.

18 May 2024 19:15 - 22:15 (Doors open at 18:45)

Lost In Music

Get ready to recreate the magical 70s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of disco! Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind and Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.

24 May 2024 19:30

Migration Matters Festival 2024

The UK's largest Refugee Week festival, Migration Matters returns to Sheffield 14 - 22 June with another extensive programme of music, comedy, conversation, art, theatre, film and more.

14 Jun 2024 - 22 Jun 2024

What's Love Got To Do With It?

‘Simply The Best' tribute to sensational Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame legend Tina Turner is coming to Sheffield City Hall next July.

28 Jul 2024 19:30

The Drifters

The Drifters are the longest running singing group in pop history still performing live, having enjoyed over 50 hits world wide.

18 Oct 2024 19:30

Craig Charles Funk & Soul House Party (The Foundry)

A celebration of funk classics, soul essentials and undeniable dancefloor anthems, the legendary Craig Charles brings his Funk & Soul House Party to Foundry this November following on from back to back sold out appearances at The Leadmill.

15 Nov 2024 19:00
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