Sheffield demo against destitution
Asylum seeker supporters in Sheffield marched through the city at the weekend as part of a national show of outrage…
King Herod assisted by G4S
The security firm G4S made a surprise appearance at the annual ASSIST carol service where they appeared as bodyguards to King Herod.…
Refugee poem at Off the Shelf
A poem inspired by the story of Sheffield refugee Lem Lem Hussain Abdu is featured in a ‘Digital Poetry Slam’ commissioned for the Off the Shelf literary festival. The project filmed 21 poets in 21 different locations across Sheffield – all venues used by the festival – to celebrate Off…
Sewing a welcome for Sheffield
Volunteers and participants at Sheffield Conversation Club have helped create this fantastic new banner for the city. Assisted by art facilitator Cecilie Browne, the group sewed on their contributions over two sessions.
CoS on international stage
Sheffield has been receiving international recognition as an example of refugee and migrant integration. Over the past month (May) City of Sanctuary has been invited to participate in three international events to showcase and discuss our work with colleagues from around the world.
New chapter for City of Sanctuary
City of Sanctuary has set off on a new path in its development following the appointment of a separate committee to take forward the national movement. This means Sheffield staff will be managed and operate independently though still connected with the rapidly growing network.
City of Sanctuary’s first Awayday
More than 50 representatives from City of Sanctuary groups all over the country got together in a beautiful Pennine setting for the movement’s first ever national ‘Awayday’.
World Refugee Day and beyond
From World Refugee Day on June 20th through to the end of August people in Sheffield will be staging a number of events to highlight the situation of refugees and celebrate all they bring to the city.
Star editorial praises Gleadless event
Gleadless residents pulled together to lay on their second “Community Social” attracting approval from the Starnewspaper, whose editorial described it as “a tremendous effort (that) will go a long way towards building closer understanding among people who have made the estate their home”.
More help for torture survivors around Sheffield
Yorkshire is back in the frame to have a dedicated worker to assist victims of torture. The announcement was made by Keith Best, Chief Executive of the national torture care organisation the Medical Foundation (pictured here with Jim Steinke and David Price, chair and vice-chair of SYMAAG), speaking at the AGM of the…