It’s almost time for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 tournament at New York Stadium and the countdown is on to the international matches being played in Rotherham.
To celebrate the games there will be three months of music, dance, theatre, art and much more across Rotherham.
A new exhibition, Grass Roots To Glory – Our Story So Far (on until 9th October), has been launched in Clifton Park Museum. This exhibition charts the powerful and personal story of women’s football across Rotherham. Entry is free.
For each match that Rotherham hosts, the town centre will be transformed by a spectacular Fan Party (10th, 14th, 18th and 23rd July), bringing you a festival of dance, movement, music, food and football skills. Enjoy performance and music at All Saint’s Square, football-themed workshops and masterclasses along College Street, food and drink at Minster Gardens, and a beautiful new public artwork at Effingham Square, all hosted by the South Yorkshire Siren herself, Myra Dubois.
On 16th and 17th July, be inspired at the WOW Rotherham festival in Clifton Park. The event will be a vibrant, colourful, bold, fun, and fearless celebration of women, girls, trans and non-binary communities, connecting Rotherham to other women and girls across the globe as part of the WOW – Women of the World – family. The two-day festival celebration will inspire through a series of events, talks, debates, workshops, mentoring and performances. Day tickets: £9.00, weekend tickets: £14.00. Some workshops and activities are free to attend. Tickets are available from www.rotherhamtheatres.co.uk.
On Sunday 17th July, join award-winning artist Emma Smith and a cast of local dancers and performers as they prepare the borough for peak-tournament action. Supercompensation Cycle is a free event at Clifton Park (performance times vary).
Hear the Anthem for Rotherham – an anthem celebrating Rotherham’s unique history, heritage and local sporting heroes will be performed by local school children and musicians alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Quintet in Rotherham town centre on Monday 18th July.
You can also join in with a travelling programme of ‘Make Your Mark’ events, which include workshops and have-a-go masterclasses that will be touring to communities across the borough, giving everyone a chance to get involved and help shape how Rotherham celebrates the beautiful game. Find out more on the @RMBCEvents social media pages.
Finally, don’t forget to buy tickets to the tournament via www.uefa.com/womenseuro/ticketing.