So, another weekend goes by and with it a great few days down here at DINA. First up we had the Electronic Music Open Mic Night which went down a storm with a plethora of different acts performing, we had a blast! On to Saturday and Sheffield’s ten-piece funk and soul band Bright Lights lit up the place with a great range of party tunes to a packed house, raising £580 for Sheffield’s refugee charity ASSIST. Thanks to everyone who came down.
On to this week, and we kicked off on Tuesday celebrating a first birthday. Sheffield Singer Songwriters Night began a year ago here and has proven very successful as part of our Creative Tuesdays series.
On Wednesday we welcome Open Space to the venue, who have been hosting a weekly Open Mic night at the University Arms, and are bringing down some of the acts who have continually supported their events. This night will raise money for Puentes de Esperanza, a community project in Nicaragua which provides ever so important support to young people’s education in a place where there is little resources and opportunity. For more information on the acts showcased on the night, visit Open Space’s Facebook event page.
Moving on to Thursday and a great night of deluded spontaneity awaits as one of Sheffield’s leading comedy troupes, The Impolytes, return to DINA following their smashing “Scriptless In Seattle” show back in February, which has since seen them nominated for the forthcoming Leicester Comedy Festival awards for Best Improv Show. This time round they host an Improv Jam, doors open at 1900.
Friday night heralds something new we have in store, which we are very much looking forward to. The DINA Social Club debuts, an after-work evening get-together for Sheffield’s lovely creative types. A chance to have a drink in a relaxed space for nice people to socialise, network and also participate in arts and crafty activities if they so wish.
They’ll be a live DJ spinning a wide range of tunes to kick start the weekend vibes, a selection of craft ales, board games, and we’re also serving Classic cheese toasties from Mr Toasty. Doors open at 1700 and we will probably wrap it up about 2100 for you to make your merry way out into the city.
Saturday night sees us welcoming some very special guests in the shape of Warp’s Sheffield stalwarts B12, performing one of the stand-out electronica albums of a generation in Electro Soma. We also bring the city’s techno don John Shima with his melodic Detroit style to your soul. Check here for more information including tickets, a limited amount of which will be available on the door.
So that pretty much wraps it up for this week. We are going to be announcing a few more bits and bobs we have in the pipeline soon, plus work is undergoing on a brand-spanking new website for our venue.
We hope to see you down here at least some point this week!