Melanin Festival Presents: Words of Recovery

Thu 26 October 2017 19:30 – 22:00

All welcome 14+

Sheffield Melanin Fest are proud to present an evening of poetry, theatre and live music for this year’s Black History Month 2017. Come speak your peace, be encouraged, heal & experience freedom with an empowering night of words of recovery with a focus on people of colour.

Sheffield Melanin Fest are running events throughout October for Black History Month 2017. For more, visit: www.ourmel.org.uk and https://www.facebook.com/sheffieldmelaninfest2017/

Our Mel

Rooted in Yorkshire and based in Sheffield, Sheffield Melanin Fest aka Our Mel is a grassroots volunteer community dedicated to exploring cultural identity, Black history and what it means to be a person of colour in Britain today.

Inspired by two local lasses on a journey of self-love, Sheffield Melanin Fest was born in November 2016 over a pack of caramel biscuits and a cup of tea, Yorkshire of course.

Sheffield Melanin Fest’s mission is to support, encourage, teach and build the Sheffield community through music, film, arts and education. We aim to create a safe space for all age groups and ethnicities where exploring culture is encouraged, talent is showcased and an embracement of heritage is welcomed.

We recognise that Black History is a history interconnected and so is not limited to a month or a time but has its roots interwoven within stories of pain, struggle, strength and beauty.

Sheffield Melanin Fest creates a space to showcase talent, discover what it means to be Black and British, explore a rich and vibrant culture and be proud of a deep and vast heritage.

Website & Social Media:

Our Mel website – https://ourmel.org.uk/

Our Mel Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/sheffieldmelaninfest2017/

Our Mel Facebook page event – https://www.facebook.com/events/306481523125941/?ti=icl

Our Mel Instagram page – @our.mel

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