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.
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.
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.