Yorkshire Integration Festival 2023

Yorkshire Integration Festival 2023 main stage

Saturday 30 September, 10 am to 6pm
Peace Gardens and Winter Garden, Sheffield

The Yorkshire Integration Festival  is back for its second year.

This free, family-friendly event is a celebration of the positive impact made by migrants and refugees in Yorkshire and Humber, showcasing the diverse range of cultures and customs that make our region a special place to live.

As well as being open to the general public, the Festival is a place of welcome for those seeking sanctuary. Many of our audience are from our refugee communities. In order to make the festival as accessible as possible, Migration Yorkshire provides free return coach travel and lunch on the day to enable refugees and asylum seekers from right across the Yorkshire and Humber region to attend.

This year's line up includes:

Main Stage: K.O.G. • Ubunye • Punjabi Roots • ZOR • Unite the Union Brass Band • Nottingham Ukrainian School Choir • Dvi Doli • New World Steel Orchestra • African Dance Workshop • Sheffield One World Choir • KaskoSan Dance Group • Tai Chi Workshop

Winter Garden Stage: Samia Malik • Ulia Lord and Brattia • Otis Mensah • Loraine Mponela • Hind and the Jafa Cakes and Shahnai • Livia Barreira • Stand & Be Counted Youth Theatre of Sanctuary

Roaming Performers: The Peace Artistes • A la Puppet Carte • Yeshe the Yak • Bubbleology 

There's also...

Kids activities for all ages, including dance, arts and crafts, and face-painting.

A marketplace of stalls include art, crafts, accessories, food, clothing and much more.

Food vendors - try cuisines from across the globe from our on-site food vendors.

Global Village - A celebration and showcase of culture and communities from across Yorkshire and Humber.

Exhibitions including ‘Feeding the Nation’, ‘We Are Here, Because You Were There’, ‘Becoming Us’, and more.


See the full programme for the day


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Virtual Fringe

Alongside the Yorkshire Integration Festival 2023, we are launching our 2023 Online Fringe. The festival fringe includes a five-day-long programme of online events including workshops, seminars and 'cook-alongs' focussed around topics of migration and integration. You can book on to any of the Fringe events via our Eventrbrite page here.


Download the full Yorkshire Integration Festival Fringe Programme 2023 

If you’d like more information registration for any of the online events, get in touch at events@migrationyorkshire.org.uk

Crowds getting involved in the global village at the Yorkshire Integration Festival 2022
Crowds getting involved in the global village at the Yorkshire Integration Festival 2022

Keep an eye on our Twitter for more sneak previews of what’s to come.  We can’t wait to meet you there!

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Contact the events team

For more information or with expressions of interest to get involved, contact the events team at: