Migration Matters Festival is set to return to Sheffield on Friday with its biggest line up to date for this year’s Refugee Week. The annual festival, now into its fourth year, features local, national and international acts celebrating the positive impact of migration in the city and the UK. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A Sheffield-based migration rights group is calling on the government to assure safe passage for refugees and asylum seekers crossing the Channel to enter the UK. Stuart Crossthwaite, of the South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group, said the government should provide a “safe and legal route to allow people to exercise their rights to claim asylum”. The comments came as Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced two additional UK Border Force boats will be deployed to patrol the Channel. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield’s annual Migration Matters theatre and arts festival has launched as part of Refugee Week, aiming to unite people across cultures and communities. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The five day festival, with the theme Migration Matters, explores through theatre and arts how migration has made a positive contribution to the city and community life. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Katelyn Mckeown and Firas Sharefy, co-founders of Open Kitchen Social Club.
The topic of Syrian refugees has been the talking point for many people, here in Sheffield there have been public talks, demonstrations and more. Last week there was one outside town hall, Sheffield Live spoke to Stuart Crosswaite from South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group about why the topic has only just come up, when the issue has been going on for years….