Sheba Festival 2021, Manchester

After successful shorter runs and online runs over the past two years, this year Sheba Arts CIC, a Manchester-based not-for-profit organisation, hosts its first full week, in-person, community festival that will showcase the best of community migrant art that Greater Manchester and North England has to offer. 

This year, an exciting programme lined up, all community and arts-focused:

  • Two days at Central Library in partnership with Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Centre
  • One day in South Manchester’s Hulme Garden Centre
  • One day in Stockport, and two days led by local community groups Everything Human Rights in Leigh and Doosti Community Group in Salford.  

Established and emerging artists came together to perform, some highlights were music dialogue between Iranian citar and Cameronian Jazz, Sufi music, La Nagualita, a play written by Sally Hilton, a Guatemalan artist, exciting multi-media monologues and spoken word by artists from different backgrounds, and much more. They held workshops for adults and children, magic entertainment, and offered traditional food almost every day. To learn more about the events, visit

Watch the festival’s promo video:

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