Diversity Fest 2019

by Trevor Tomlin in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

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Diversity Fest is a free community arts festival celebrating people of all genders, sexualities, ethnicities, ages and abilities.

by Trevor Tomlin in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Diversity Fest 2019

Diversity Fest is a free community arts festival featuring music, dance and spoken word celebrating people of all genders, sexualities, ethnicities, ages and abilities.

We promote mutual respect and co-operation between all people. 

We bring together communities to celebrate unity for we have more in common than things that divide us.

Diversity Fest 2019


www.diversityfest.wordpress.com

Diversity Fest 2019

Diversity Fest is a free annual community arts festival.

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

Established in 2015, our fifth festival takes place on Sunday, September the 29th, 2019.

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

The 2019 festival showcases 44 acts over the 8 hour event involving over 100 volunteers performing across three stages (1 outdoor and 2 indoor).

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

  • Just under half (48%) of our acts this year are new to the festival. 
  • Over three-quarters of our acts include women.  

(81.8% include women, 61.3% include men)

Women make up approximately 50 % of the current UK population. 

  • Around a quarter (20.4%) of our acts include people from the BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) community.

People from BAMER communities make up approximately 13% of the current UK population. 

  • A quarter (25%) of our acts include people from the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans) community.

People from LGBT communities make up approximately 10% of the current UK population. 

  • We particularly welcome people of all abilities to our festival and a number of our acts (6.8%) include people with disabilities.

People with disabilities make up approximately 20% of the current UK population.

 

  • People of all ages are welcome at our event and a number of our acts (14%) include children and young people or people over retirement age.

Children and young people make up approximately 15% of the current UK population.

  • Live music includes Jazz, Electro, Grunge, Bluegrass, Indie, Folk, Classical, Rock and Pop acts plus DJs.

Musicians also perform African drumming, Reggae, Iranian Blues, Gospel and Bollywood song.

Dance performances included Eastern European, Ragga, Indian Classical, Bellydance, Contemporary and African fusion.

The festival also features poetry, talks, improv comedy and dance workshops.  

 

  • The festival is organised by a group of 16 volunteers.

We expect to attract an audience of approximately 400 people over the day.

This year performers come from South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, and West Yorkshire. 

  • We are committed to running a festival that is highly sustainable and excellent value for money, using the minimum of our planet's finite resources necessary to have a fun and safe event. 
  • Our 2019 budget (£500) covers the following basic costs:

260 Equipment hire 52%

100 Insurance 20%

50   Health & Safety 10%

40   Posters 8%

30   Office supplies 6%

20   Volunteer refreshments 4% 

  • In 2019, we launched own weekly live radio show, in partnership with Sheffield Live!, which is broadcast every Thursday 3-4 p.m.

Diversity Fest Radio features a wide range of recordings, guest interviews, live performances and live recordings from performers and community activists of interest to the wider diversity promoting and festival  communities.

You can listen live, listen again and download the free podcasts (for the last 8 shows) from here: Diversity Fest Radio

An archive of all shows can be heard here: Diversity Fest Radio - Archive 

All enquiries: diversityfest@outlook.com

Let's make 'Diversity Fest 2019' happen

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