Change the Word is a storytelling, poetry and performance collective open to all.
Join us and find out more at our Welcome Meal!


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Join us for a delicious free meal, meet people and find out more about Change the Word.

Date: Monday 14th October 2019
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Place: Crucible Theatre, 55 Norfolk St, Sheffield S1 1DA (on Tudor Square)


Featuring the Coventry Change the Word Collective performing an extract from their premiere poetry show, first performed in the Good Chance Dome in a Day during Refugee Week in June 2019.

Please email Emily or text/call on 07752 051290 to reserve your spot as places are limited.

Feel free to bring your children. Local travel costs can be covered if needed - please bring your bus ticket.

Speakers of all languages welcome, you just need to be able to take part in workshops led in simple English. The project is open to all but particularly welcomes refugees and asylum seekers.

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Join the Change the Word collective!

Free workshops take place every Monday from 5pm - 7pm. At the Crucible Theatre, starting Monday 21st October.

Support with childcare and travel costs available. Free food shared together after every workshop.

Contact or 07752 051290 to sign up.


If you love storytelling, want to develop your poetry skills, want to share stories, want to meet people from across the city - then join Change the Word.


Join us to discover, write and meet friendly new faces!

Take part in inspirational weekly writing and performance workshops, share food together and be published in a collective book. We want to see Sheffield through fresh eyes and tell its stories in a way they’ve never been told before. 

Change the Word Sheffield runs from October 2019 - February 2020.

The programme encourages participation from people who have come to the country as refugees and asylum seekers, as well as being open to people from other backgrounds.

You are welcome to write and perform in your own language - we just ask that you have conversational English to be able to take part in workshops in simple English. 


Have your voice heard - we’ll showcase the work of the Change the Word group in February 2020, sparking creativity and spreading poetry throughout the city.

You can also be published, to be part of a collective poetry film and more future opportunities.


We’ll all share food together after each workshop, and have the chance to write and perform in each other’s homes. Change the Word is a way of coming together, through shared passions, through creativity, through food, through humanity.

Welcome to all, As-Salaam-Alaikum
I want to make friendship
Good character can create good friends
Together we combat slavery and poverty
The farmer sleeps beneath the tree
The light of the moon humbles
When heart speaks only heart knows
— Change the Word Coventry Welcome Meal, February 2019