Ferham Festival Rotherham 2023

Ferham Festival Rotherham 2023

Project overview

Find out Flux Rotherham’s role at Ferham Festival, an exciting event in Rotherham driven by the local community! The day will be filled with music, sport, workshops, activities, art, food and more! Ferham Festival is free to attend. Saturday 15th July 2023.

Ferham Festival is returning to communities in Ferham and Rotherham on Saturday 15th July.

The day will be filled with music, sport, workshops, activities, art, food and more! Ferham Festival is free to attend. There will also be local food stalls selling food and refreshments.

Ferham Festival in the Community

As part of the build-up, Artful Make it Happen, funded by Flux Rotherham, has selected 3 local artists to visit schools in the area to create beautiful art installations for the festival site. Each artist has been supported by Vicky Hilton and Maria Sofragiu to run sessions.

Vicky Hilton

Vicky Hilton ran two sessions at St Pauls Church on Kimberworth Road.

Angie Hardwick

A young childs hands decorating a paper wind spinner, the table is surrounded by lots of decorative art materials.

Angie Hardwick visited Kimberworth Primary School to create paper wind decorations.

Uzma Rani

An orange piece of fabric with a decorative pattern that has been sponge painted on.

Uzma Rani visited a local community group, Nayi Zindagi, to create decorations.

Karen Hall

A photo of a childs hands attaching some string to bunting.

Karen Hall visited Ferham Primary School to create recycled bunting.


Ferham Festival Stage Line-up

Heera Singh

'Bhangra refers to several forms of folk dance and music that originated in the Punjab region of India. The dance is generally performed during the Vaisakhi festival that celebrates the harvest. Bhangra has a very energetic and lively tone and the dance is equally vivacious. The festival is celebrated with much pomp and fervour and the dresses worn by the male and female dancers are quite different from each other although both are a reflection of the joyous celebrations.' 

Heera Singh looking out to the crowd on stage at Ferham Festival Rotherham 2022.

August Charles

August Charles is an Alt-Soul singer born in Ndola, Zambia and raised in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Influenced by the work of Frank Ocean and Amy Winehouse, his music combines elements of both retro-soul and alternative R&B. With a focus on expressive vocal arrangements, lush instrumentals and thought-provoking lyricism, August's ability to tell intricately woven stories has begun to turn heads. August and his band have shared stages with luminaries such as Nile Rodgers & Chic, Emily Sandé, Omar, Gotts Street Park and Adi Oasis. His live performances throughout summer 2022 saw him playing live at Tramlines Festival, Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival, A Stones Throw Festival, and Ealing Jazz Festival amongst others. This year will see him take the stage at Ferham Festival for the very first time.

Musician August Charles who is performing at Ferham Festival 2023

Listen here: August Charles spotify


“Lawyer by Day DJ by Night”

DJ Kavita


Tamil Group

Performing beautifully choreographed dances is the Tamil Group, who were at Ferham Festival 2022 and are returning again.

Three young performers wearing highly decorative outfits and jewellery on stage at Ferham Festival 2022.


Shahina (Zumba)

Zumba on the main stage at Ferham Festival 2023! Led live get ready to boogie along.


Ferham Festival Workshops

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th, 12pm-5pm, St Pauls Church, Kimberworth.

All the workshops at Ferham Festival are free! Workshops will be led by Uzma Rani, Karen Hall, Jo Mailer, Children's Capital of Culture and many more.

Ferham Festival Rotherham 2023 workshop flyer



Ferham Festival is in collaboration between Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST), Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and Flux Rotherham.

Find out more about RUCST: RUCST Website

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