A look forward to Barang! Global Adventures In Bass

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Playing a multitude of genres from South African House to Soca to UK Bass, Barang! is a club night which dubs itself “Global Adventures In Bass.” It is gaining a burgeoning reputation in the North of England for being a unique occasion, not just for the music but also for its atmosphere and that it features a pre-club three course dinner and cocktail evening, which not many club nights can boast of. Joey Winson met with Jack and Komarine from the Barang! collective as they prepare for their one-year birthday at DINA on December 16th, to find out more about how this one-of-a-kind night came to fruition. Sometimes fate has a canny knack of bringing people together with similar ideas and comparable tastes to eventually form a mighty project. Whilst…
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A look back at November’s Reel Femme

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The fifth instalment of the Sheffield-based film night which celebrates female filmmakers came to the performance venue DINA, showcasing an international parade of short films on the theme of music (writes Diana Read) On a cold November evening, there were few places as comfortable as the film night’s venue as the cosy room was illuminated by candle light. The chatter coming from the people seated in a lose semi-circle around the projector faded as the screen lit up, displaying the name of the first film to amaze the audience that night.  Destiny. The title’s yellow letters were stark and bold, much like the film’s protagonist, a New York rapper named Destiny Nicole Frasqueri, aka Princess Nokia. The documentary, directed by Orian Barki, takes a close look at this musician of…
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Sheffield’s Post Punk Pioneers 2.3 Reform and Return at DINA for Tramlines

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2.3, stable mates of Human League and Heaven 17, return to the stage at DINA this Saturday as part of the venue's Tramlines offering. Formed back in April 1977 at the legendary Gunrubber fanzine workshop on Devonshire Lane 2.3 shared rehearsal space and plans for world domination with some of the city’s greatest music pioneers. 2.3 have a unique place in the city’s music history - they were the first Sheffield new wave band to release a single and signed , ‘All Time Low/Where to Now?’ released in February 1978 on the influential Fast Product indie label and was made Tony Parsons NME Single of the Week. They were praised by him for their hard hitting melodic but political witty songs reflecting on urban life in the late 1970s. This…
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DINA Digest: What’s on this week at our place

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A busy couple of days awaits us here at DINA with music and comedy being served up. On to Friday night and alternative hip-hop band Ceiling Demons head up a night of four bands, alongside homemade indie-rockers Oya Paya, psychedelic Velvet Underground-esque Sundaze and punk band A Standard Model bringing together an eclectic cross-genre night. For more information and tickets (£3 adv £4 OTD) check out the Facebook event page. On Saturday we're delighted to host the first of four Edinburgh preview shows over the next month. First up is Dave Alnwick with his show "Dave: Literally The Best Magician." Dave has had twelve sell-out Fringe runs and a national tour, as well as treading the DINA stage at Club Wow Wow a couple of months back, with his bloody…
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Migration Matters Festival

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We are delighted to be one of the venues for this year's Migration Matters Festival, heralding our city's diverse and interconnecting cultures.  Migration Matters Festival will run alongside the annual Refugee Week celebrated across the UK. Here is a run down for the events at DINA. All events are pay-what-you-decide. Artist/ Company: Evi Stamatiou Event: Caryatid Unplugged Genre: Theatre Twitter: @EviStamatiou1 Show Dates: WEDNESDAY 21ST JUNE Show Time: 17:00 Ticket link: https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/292-migration-matters-festival-caryatid-unplugged-by-evi-stamatiou Content: Heralded as creating “a world of bubbly satire”, Stamatiou playfully presents a Greek woman's desire to remain and the marbles’ desire to leave. Artist/ Company: Comma Press Event: Refugee Tales: Book Reading Genre: Book reading Twitter: @commapress Show Dates: WEDNESDAY 21ST JUNE Show Time: 6.45PM Ticket link: https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/324-migration-matters-festival-refugee-tales-book-reading-by-comma-press Content: Refugee Tales works with renowned authors to retell the stories…
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DINA Digest: A busy week ahead! 09/05-14/05

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We've got quite a bit to get through in this week's round-up as there's absolutely shedloads of stuff cracking off down here, from comedy, film, theatre, poetry, music... just the whole shebang you'd associate with our place. Kicking off tonight and we welcome Apocalypse Of The Mind, a theatre show that takes audiences on an enthralling journey through myths and legends, and one man’s dramatic struggle to stay alive. Created with stories from the people of Sheffield, help from mental health professionals, and advice from internationally-renowned theatre company Third Angel, Apocalypse of the Mind debuts in Mental Health Awareness Week. This is running for two nights from 1930-2100, with tickets at £10 and £7 concessions. For more information visit their Facebook event page. And seeing as it's Tuesday, that means…
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UnShut Festival: Interview With The Curator, Charlotte Blackburn

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The first UnShut Festival begins this month at DINA bringing a wide variety of performance art to our venue over three days. This brand new and bold platform for artists sets out to make its mark on Sheffield’s creative calendar by showcasing work in a professional environment outside of mainstream theatres. One of UnShut’s curators, Charlotte Blackburn, decided to create an annual festival after producing a successful run of one-night events, Northern Art, at Theatre Delicatessen in Sheffield City Centre. Charlotte said: “At the time there was nothing like it taking place in the city, and after doing ten of these shows in two years I decided a three day annual festival was the next step, something which would bring people together through a range of performances. “It is about…
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DINA Digest 01/05 – 07/05

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It's been slightly quieter at DINA this week, it could well be said we're having a bit of a breather for what lies ahead for the rest of the month, which is packed. We've updated our listings up until June (June's shaping up to be even busier and those listings will be up very soon, just as we've confirmed a few bits and bobs.), so you can have a look at the delights in store, everything from Sheffield Gin Festival, to Daft Chuffs Comedy Night, and UnShut Festival of performing arts. Speaking of performance, we've had an immersive one in our building this week as Sheffield University Theatre Company have been using the entire first floor for their "Breathing Corpses" show by promising dramatist Laura Wade, which completely sold out.…
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