To say there’s a fair bit cracking off down our place this weekend would be somewhat of an understatement, so here’s a digest on what’s happening from Friday through to Sunday evening at DINA.
First up on Friday is the GYPSYmaneuvers Launch Party, a brand new night featuring an eclectic industrial experimental live music programme, featuring UKAEA, Dogfeet, Negative Midas Touch & Charly B from Chop Shop DJs.
This is a pretty bold concept for an evening as not all the acts performing follow a specific genre, but all complement each other in some way. Have a look at their Facebook event page for a full description of the line-up. Set in our intimate Georgian Room, and just £7.20 to get in (the National Minimum Wage, so effectively one hour’s work for three hours of music), and with all the profits going back to the bands and artists, this should be a really fun night as well as a unique sonic showcase. Doors at 2030 and entance will be down the side of the building down the alleyway.
On to Saturday afternoon and well, seeing as it is Sheffield Beer Week, we had to get involved in some way. We will be hosting a beer festival raising money for Cavendish Cancer Care upstairs in the venue starting at 1400. Featuring craft ales and fine beers from a plethora of local breweries, entrance is £6 for general admission, and £12 for VIP admission which includes a designated seating area and food. All admissions recieve a free Cavendish Beer Festival glass, subject to availability. Have a look at their Facebook page for more info and a list of all the breweries.
On Saturday evening we’re very happy to welcome back BARANG!: Global Adventures in Bass, for their second night at our venue. Described by Now Then as “a new model for adventurous club nights,” Barang! brings together South African House, Gqom, Soca, Tropical and UK Bass under one roof. Their facebook page will give full details of the line-up, however at the time of writing this on Friday afternoon, tickets are selling out fast. However a handful will be on the door, and a few people who cannot make it are selling theirs on the page. This was an absolute belter of a night last time round, so keep an eye out to see if you can get in.
We’re not done there. Moving on into Sunday afternoon, we welcome the Storyteller’s Studio, hosted by Rick Scott. This is a workshop for people interested in developing the skill of telling stories to live audiences, rooted in the tradition of storytelling as a folk art. The Studio will provide a regular informal space for participants to practise their storytelling skills and receive critique, feedback and support from fellow storytellers and performers. The first workshop will focus on the basics of choosing a story and tools for learning and remembering a story so that you can perform it confidently. The Studio is at 1330 to 1530.
And last, but by no means whatsoever least, the first ever Creative Lounge debuts at DINA on Sunday evening from 1700 to 2000. Creative Lounge is a performance night, inviting performers to showcase upto 15 minutes of their work in a supportive and professional enviroment. After each performance, there is the opportunity for a 15 minute feedback session. This is a Pay What You Decide event with a mixture of dance, performance and spoken word.
So, with a weekend of beats, beer, bass, storytelling and creative lounging, we hope to see you down here!