DINA Digest: What’s happening this week (20/03)

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Well, what a weekend that was! We had an absolutely jam-packed schedule with so much going on, thanks to everyone involved for making it such a great one.

The GYPSYmaneuvers Launch Party kicked us off on Friday bringing a new and exciting music night to the city, whilst on Saturday we had beer and bass brought down to the venue. The Cavendish Beer Festival wet whistles throughout the day, whilst BARANG! and their global sounds touched down again at night with the beats, completely selling out for another belting evening.

Sunday saw the Storyteller’s studio make its bow in the afternoon, whilst another event made its debut in the shape of Creative Lounge. This brought together a really wide range of performance, and was that much of a success it over-ran by an hour and no-one seemed to mind!

The DINA team have given themselves the Monday off, but if you know us well by now, waiting round for too long is not really part of our repetoire. So, it all begins again tomorrow for yet another busy week.

First off, Creative Tuesdays continues and this week it is the turn of Wordlife, the literary open mic night described by the Yorkshire Post as “a fantastically entertaining evening.” The doors swing open for that at 1930.

On to Wednesday, and we welcome Make Some Noise to the venue, a music open mic night where anything goes. Here, the audience are the performers and the performers the audience. Impromptu bands will be assembled to use voices, instruments, body parts and furniture with just one goal – to make some noise. Who knows what sonic concotions could come from this? You’ll have to come down to find out, and maybe join in. Doors at 1930.

Thursday is the turn of Sheffield University Concerts Sound Laboratory with their Sound Junction satellite event. This Electro-Acoustic Night uses a customised 360 sound system, where newly composed sound is thrown around a hi-tech set-up that encapsulates the audience. There’s also a chance to chat with the artists who are behind the work. Doors at 1900, free admission.

The weekend starts with a bang on Friday with the Electronic Music Open Mic and Forum. Get out of the home studio and into the light of a listening and appreciative audience. Laptops, synths, drum machines, loop stations, groove boxes, sequencers, samplers, iPads, modular synths, keyboards, analogue and digital devices of all kinds welcome, if you’ve got it, bring it! All forms of electronic music is sought for this, including dance, ambient, noise, electropop, techno, glitch, electrojazz, hip hop, loopers, trance, you name it (as long as it’s electronic!).

This evening also doubles up as a great chance to network with other musicians and share ideas. We’ve had more than a fair bit of interest in this event to the point that all advanced slots have now been taken, however there will be 20 minute walk-in slots on the night, first-come, first-served. Keep tabs on the Facebook event page for updated details. Free entry, doors at 1900.

And rounding things off on Saturday night, Sheffield’s ten-piece funk-and-soul band Bright Lights perform as part of a benefit gig for ASSIST, Sheffield’s refugee charity for new arrivals. £5 entry fee for waged, £4 for unwaged. Doors at 8 until late, so get yourselves down for a drink and a dance.

So, a big musical offering this week is in store to get your lugholes around. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page and also our Twitter feed for updates or if you want to get in touch.

Have a great week!




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