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Our Mel Fest presents: Words of Recovery

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. 

Find out more and book a slot via or just turn up at the event (slots limited on the night - All interests welcome) 

Sheffield Melanin Fest are running events throughout October for Black History Month 2017.  For more, visit: and

About 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. 

Come share this with us. 

This is our festival. 

Go where you are celebrated.


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