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Fri, 24 Jun


Sheffield City Centre

Migration Matters Festival presents MIXED SNACKS

Eurasian variety showtime with Sam Reynolds and Jasmine Shigemura Lee!

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Migration Matters Festival presents MIXED SNACKS
Migration Matters Festival presents MIXED SNACKS

Time & Location

24 Jun 2022, 21:00 – 22:20

Sheffield City Centre, 12 Fitzalan Square, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2AZ, UK

About the Event

Delve into an assortment of performance treats with Cushion Eurasian Society!

This two-strong society are Sam Reynolds and Jasmine Shigemura Lee, two performers of mixed Asian and European heritage, Filipinx-Irish-British and Japanese-Irish respectively. Having performed across London at venues such as the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, and Carnesky's Finishing School Soho, the duo present their cabaret variety show of sorts, Mixed Snacks, a series of autobiographical vignettes exploring their origin stories and experiences of being queer mixed-race Eurasians growing up in the UK.

Expect comedy, live art, dance - and indeed perhaps, some Asian snacks. Tuck in!

This will be followed by a DJ evening with Eastern Margins


This event will take place at DINA

We offer a range of tickets for each event, to ensure that Migration Matters Festival is accessible to everyone. Our Free ticket option is an invitation to those experiencing financial hardship, seeking sanctuary, or who have limited means, to enjoy our events for free. They guarantee exactly the same access to the event.

Whichever ticket you choose, your contribution supports our artists, the running of the Festival, and our chosen charities who support migration, refugees and people seeking sanctuary across the world. Thank you!



Cushion Eurasian Society are Sam Reynolds and Jasmine Shigemura Lee, two artists of mixed Asian and European heritage; Filipinx-Irish-British and Japanese-Irish respectively. The Society was created after their realisation that they were the only people of colour in Cushion Collective, and decided to throw a knowing nod at being a two-strong society, which is always on the lookout for new members. Cushion Eurasian Society creates accessible performance that explore themes such as heritage, identity, and vulnerability, through the use of humour, physicality, and transformative experiences. Sam Reynolds and Jasmine Shigemura Lee first worked together under the direction of David Rosenberg at Glastonbury Festival’s Block9, before becoming Resident Artists at the Roundhouse and founding members of Cushion Collective. Along with their co-member Scarlett Lassoff, they did a post-show DJ set for Kyary Kyary Pamyu at her headline concert at Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival at the Roundhouse. They are Carnesky’s Finishing School alumni, and their Cushion Eurasian Society debut showcase was Carnesky’s season-closing, and busiest, CFS Alumni Show at CFS Soho. Since then, Cushion Eurasian Society have performed as the Society at Cushion Collective’s comeback show Happy Hollygays at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, and at Bar Wotever at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, both of which Sam hosted.

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