This Sheffield charity is hoping to bring people from all communities together for Christmas

A Sheffield charity which aims to build social cohesion amongst different communities, is hoping to bring people together for a festive event ‘whatever their traditions and understandings of Christmas’.

Friday, 27th November 2020, 4:51 pm

The Dialogue Society attempts to connect members of different cultures and religions together, empowering and engaging them through dialogue.

The Sheffield branch of the charity is hosting a virtual Christmas event via the Zoom app and anyone who may be interested is welcome to join.

Mehmet Acar, the Sheffield branch manager, said: “Knowing how important the season of Christmas is in British society in general and in the Christian faith in particular, we wanted to mark this time of celebration by inviting you to this special event.

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Sheffield Dialogue Society members (L-R): Mehmet Acar, Esra Acar, Sule Afacan and Mehmet Afacan

“This invitation is open to all our friends, whatever their traditions and understandings of Christmas. We would be honoured to be shared with the spirit of this special season.”

Last year, the charity hosted a Christmas dinner at its community centre - based at Birch Road in Attercliffe - and although Covid-19 restrictions means things are a little different this year, this year’s event still promises to be a night filled with fun.

There will be 90 minutes of games, a quiz, music and a guest speaker.

People are encouraged to wear Christmas themed clothes and can choose to participate in as much or as little of the games as they wish.

The event hopes to bring people together ‘whatever their traditions and understandings of Christmas’.

For those participating in the games, it may be useful to have some materials ready.

For the three minute gingerbread man design challenge, a gingerbread man base and decorations will be required - attendees will vote for the best design and the winner will receive a surprise gift.

There will also be a paper plate drawing competition, which will require a paper plate and a pen, and the quiz will be in the form of a Kahoot quiz, in which a second device will be required to play.

The winners of the paper plate drawing competition and the quiz will also receive prizes.

The Dialogue Society Sheffield Christmas event will take place on Zoom at 6pm on December 16.

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