Migration Matters Festival

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We are delighted to be one of the venues for this year’s Migration Matters Festival, heralding our city’s diverse and interconnecting cultures. 

Migration Matters Festival will run alongside the annual Refugee Week celebrated across the UK.

Here is a run down for the events at DINA. All events are pay-what-you-decide.

Artist/ Company: Evi Stamatiou
Event: Caryatid Unplugged
Genre: Theatre
Twitter: @EviStamatiou1
Show Time: 17:00
Ticket link: https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/292-migration-matters-festival-caryatid-unplugged-by-evi-stamatiou
Content: Heralded as creating “a world of bubbly satire”, Stamatiou playfully presents a Greek woman’s desire to remain and the marbles’ desire to leave.

Artist/ Company: Comma Press
Event: Refugee Tales: Book Reading
Genre: Book reading
Twitter: @commapress
Show Time: 6.45PM
Ticket link: https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/324-migration-matters-festival-refugee-tales-book-reading-by-comma-press
Content: Refugee Tales works with renowned authors to retell the stories of those caught up in Britain’s detention system.
One of the book’s authors Dragan Todorovic reads his story and discusses the book.
In association with Comma Press, Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group and Jepps Books.
All proceeds of the book go to Kent Refugee Help and Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group.

Artist/ Company: eMERGES
Event: eMerges: A night of cross-cultural music and tradition
Genre: Music
Show Time: 19:00
Ticket link: https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/290-migration-matters-festival-emerges-a-night-of-cross-cultural-music-and-tradition
Content: Drawing from African, South Indian and Gypsy/Slovakian traditions, eMerges engages with three remarkable groups of musicians and a DJ/producer.
During the event these ensembles will present live music from each of their cultures in sequential performances. These will be sampled live and reinterpreted in a club track performed at the end of the night by Bosnian musician/producer DJ Zlatko.
Presenting Senagalese Kora player Kadialy Kouyate, The Ruhanni Trio, working in the South Indian Sufi tradition and Gypsy Dusan, a family trio from Sheffield’s Roma/Slovakian community. Gypsey Dusan feature 8 year old alto saxophone player Dusan who fuses his Roma/Gypsy traditions with the skills of an emerging jazz virtuoso and brings to the stage the hidden talents of one of the cities new communities.
The event will be live streamed and a download of the final track “eMerged” will be available post performance.
A DINA and University of Sheffield Music Department partnership

Artist/ Company: Barang & Two Foot Left DJs
Event: Beats, Bass and (No) Borders
Genre: Music/ DJs/ Party
Show Dates: FRIDAY 23RD JUNE
Show Time: 19:00 – 2:00AM
Ticket link: https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/320-migration-matters-festival-beats-bass-no-borders-at-dina
Content: Global Bassline Club Night
Come and celebrate the end of a great week at a great party!
Delicious dinner provided by the Open Kitchen Social Club, live music from Sudan, plus Barang DJs (soca & south african house) & Two Foot Left DJs (eclectic global music).
Nice vibes all round!


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