Haggler’s Corner presents…

Be Free and Dance!

Diversity Fest 2018: Mary Seacole Stage (Outdoor)

1-1.15 Magid Magid
The Lord Mayor of Sheffield opens the festival.
1.15-1.45 A Mind Apart
Improv comedy workshop.
1.45-2 Zara Ade
Poetry.
2-2.30 The Unmelodics
Community choir.
2.30-3 Horo
Eastern European dance.
3-3.20 Dwane Reads
Dynamic poetry from Derby.
3.20-3.50 Sheffield Carnival
Carnival dancers and musicians.
3.50-4 Annalisa Toccara
Short talk about Our Mel.
4.10-4.40 KIRSTIANNA
Spiritual blues from Matlock.
4.50-5.20 Uken Dixon
Solo Reggae outing from the Jungle Lion frontman.
5.20-5.50 Rotherham African Drummers
Community drummers from the Open Minds Theatre Group.
5.50-6.20 Sisters Of Tribellica
Alternative Belly Dance.
6.30-7 Nic Harding
Acoustic folk.
7.15-7.45 Alice Nicholls
Multi-instrumentalist from Leeds.
8-8.30 The Bleeding Obvious
Unique performance from Wakefield.
8.30-9 Anna Kissed
DJ.

Diversity Fest 2018: Rosa Parks Stage (Bar)

1.15-1.30 Jo Whateley & Mark James
Poetry.
1.30-1.45 Kate Garrett
Poetry.
1.45-2 Ian Badcoe
Poetry.
2-2.15 Ruthie Adamson
Poetry from Liverpool.
2.15-2.35 Carol Robson
Poetry.
2.35-3 Sudipta Samanta
Bollywood song.
3.10-3.40 The Bints
Women’s acapella harmony trio.
3.50-4.20 Petals Petrovsky
Drag artist and classical pianist.
4.30-5 Clare Turner
Classical piano pieces.
5.10-5.40 Madge Woollard
Piano and bass duo.
5.50-6.20 Charlie Tophill
Singer-songwriter.
6.30-7 Julie Cole & Duncan Brown
Country infused acoustic music.
7.10-7.40 Eleanor Boot
Folk.
7.50-8.20 Arash Sabet
Iranian Blues.
8.30-9 Kate Griffin
Young banjo and tabla duo.

Diversity Fest 2018: Jo Cox More In Common Stage (Upstairs)

1.30-1.50 Rotherham Sangeet Choir
Multi-cultural choir.
1.50-2.20 Sunrit Culture
Kathak dance with guest musicians.
2.20-2.30 SAYiT
Short talk about the Sheena Amos Youth Trust; a local charity working with the LGBT community.
2.30-3 Nisha Lall Be Free dance workshop
3-3.30 Nisha Lall Be Free dance workshop
3.45-4.15 Surf Jaz & The Beached Boys
Soothing trio.
4.15-4.45 Shimmy School
Belly Dance.
4.45-5.15 Hype Dance
Energetic dancers.
5.30-6 Death And The Dancer
Bluegrass.
6.15-6.45 Marcato
Duo version of Jack’s Rake.
7-7.30 Bitten Whippet
Female led rock.
7.45-8.15 Treebeard
Folk rock.
8.30-9 Braver Than Fiction
Female led Indie band.

Timings are provisional and subject to change.

Diversity Fest

All Communities-All Genders-All Sexualities-All Ethnicities-All Ages-All Abilities-Altogether

Diversity Fest is a free, annual community arts festival.

We celebrate diversity through music, dance, spoken word, film and art.

Established in 2015, our fourth festival takes place on September the 30th, 2018.

The venue is Hagglers Corner, 586 Queens Road, Sheffield S2 4DU.

The 2017 festival showcased 37 acts over the 8 hour event.

Acts featured people from a range of genders, sexualities, ethnicities, ages and abilities.

The Mary Seacole Stage featured dance (African, Kathak, Ragga, Belly); plus music: Samba, Iranian Blues, Bollywood, African drumming, Indian Classical, Folk, Rock, Pop.

The Jo Cox Stage featured Afrobeat, Polish Goth, Bluegrass, Indie, Jazz and Folk.

The Rosa Parks Stage featured Reggae, Americana, Classical, Folk, Rock and Pop.

All stages also featured spoken word slots (book reading, poetry, comedy and talks).
Over 100 volunteers performed in 37 acts across three stages (1 outdoor and 2 indoor).

Performers came from Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster, Leeds, Derby and London.

The 2017 festival was organised by a group of 16 volunteers.

We attracted an audience of approximately 400 people over the day.

All enquiries: dhtgohj@yahoo.co.uk