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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

Leona Lewis - Christmas With Love 2023

Record-breaking global sensation Leona Lewis has announced a major UK tour for Christmas 2023, coming to to Sheffield City Hall on Wednesday 6 December. 

06 Dec 2023 19:30

Magic of Motown

The Magic of Motown has been seen by over one million people and it is no surprise that this show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history.

07 Dec 2023 19:30

Maona Art: Saloum

As part of Showroom Cinema’s new partnership with programmers Maona Art, specialising in contemporary African cinema, there will be a special screening of 2021 Senegalese Crime Horror/Thriller, Saloum.

09 Dec 2023 18:00

Jean Toussaint Quartet

Tenor titan Jean Toussaint leads another fine band of top young jazz musicians, as they play the Crucible Playhouse in Sheffield on Saturday 13 January.

13 Jan 2024 19:00 - 22:00

A Luther Vandross Celebration

The World’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’ experience all the hits from his amazing career, featuring the renowned international Luther Vandross tribute artist, Harry Cambridge, and his 10-piece band.

27 Jan 2024 19:30

Diversity Supernova Tour 2023/2024

Britain’s most-successful dance group, Diversity, have announced their brand-new UK and Ireland tour, Supernova. The 66-date tour takes place across 40 towns and cities throughout 2023 and 2024.

17 Feb 2024 13:30

Aurie Styla

After a year of performing worldwide, award-winning comedian Aurie Styla is back on tour, with his biggest one to date.

21 Feb 2024 19:00

Johannes Radebe: House of Jojo

A new story begins…Welcome to the House of Jojo.

27 Apr 2024 19:30

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.

06 Jul 2024 19:30

Mo Gilligan - In The Moment World Tour

Triple BAFTA winning stand-up sensation, Mo Gilligan, returns with his highly anticipated World Tour… In the Moment.

22 Nov 2024 20:00