Working in partnership to help the city of Sheffield raise awareness, educate and support the recognition of the city’s diverse history and African heritage culture.

the start of our journey

In late 2021 a group of individuals came together with a shared view of creating a voluntary, politically neutral and independent Forum where a like-minded ‘diverse’ group of members could meet, share ideas and discuss and contribute to Sheffield’s celebration of Black British history and African heritage cultural themes.

The African Heritage Culture Forum (the Forum) was officially launched (with support from Sheffield City Council) and became a member of the Sheffield Culture Consortium in May 2022.

our mission

As a Forum, we embrace a diverse network of people, communities, businesses and organisations who share the Forum’s passion to work in mutual partnership to help showcase the many achievements, ongoing contributions and valuable legacies of the African heritage community.

what we do

We are a contact point for organisations inc funders, institutions, community bodies and event promotors; who (Support Us) wish to consult upon and develop African heritage-themed events in the city of Sheffield and are seeking further information, guidance and introductions to BME creatives and the wider community. We also provide free learning resources and also maintain a publicly accessible ‘what’s on’ listing of African heritage / Black British-themed events.

our vision

Consistent with our values (and key objectives) the Forum’s vision is to leave a positive and lasting legacy for the enjoyment and benefit of everyone who respects and enjoys Black British history and African heritage culture.

African Heritage Culture Forum Sheffield

Our Values

Remain true to our vision and unwavering commitment to EDI and anti-racism.

Love > Excellence > Growth > Ambition > Culture > Youth

Contact Us

We welcome your enquiry – whether you are interested in partnering with us; wish to offer discounted or free tickets, require further information; need support (e.g. planning a Black History Month / Windrush Day event); or would like us to add your event (or a ‘creative/artistic’ job) to our listing sites; we would love to hear from you.

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