DINA Digest: A look ahead to events this week (04/04)

Once again it’s time to showcase what we have here for this week, but first a thanks to all who came down for a great weekend. We debuted our Social Club night on Friday, an after-work relaxed get-together for creative types with beer, cheese toasties and pork pie. We’ll be doing this again this week but with a slight twist on the proceedings, which I’ll mention later. On Saturday we had Sheffield techno royalty in B12 in our place on what was a cracking night from start to finish.

Moving on to this week and seeing as it is Tuesday then that means… yes, it’s Creative Tuesdays night, with an evening of film from Arkade. Tonight’s showing is on the theme of ‘Cognition & Consciousness’, with work from regional and international artists. Doors at 1930 and entrance is free.

Now, as I alluded to earlier, Friday will see the Social Club back from 1700, but it will absorb itself into a treat of a night with the Club Wow Wow Cabaret. Our esteemed curator and compere without compare, Stan Skinny, has taken a selection of some of the acts on our Creative Tuesdays nights and brought them together for a variety splendour of music, comedy, and spoken word.

The line-up is as follows: From the Songwriters club:

Ichabod
Chesterfield’s own answer to Johnny Cash. A truly breathtaking performer who weaves beautiful poetic imagery with a unique baritone vocal.

Christopher Delamere
One half of the incredible gifted ‘songs from the communal bathroom podcast’ duo, Chris writes catchy and tuneful songs with intelligent playful lyricism and acute social parody. He also sings songs about Pizza, he’s currently written 50. Stephen Merritt and Jake Thackray fans take note.

From Wordlife:

Grace Cohen
Grace began writing her diary as a slightly out of love, slightly love-handled 14 year old. Though with time her themes and style have grown, her poetry today still provides a wonderfully refreshing, unsullied view on modern womanhood.

And, from Daft Chuffs Comedy Night:

Frank Foucault
A unique and innovative voice in the comedy scene and finalist of the Welsh Unsigned Stand Up Awards 2014, Frank has been described as “Inspired lunacy” by WalesOnline and “Hard working and dedicated, inventive bizarre parody of a crazed genius who has lost control. In ten years time Luke (Frank) will be the terminator of all comedians” by Scott Fitzgerald, Cardiff Comedy Festival.

Club Wow Wow begins at 2000, with a £3/4 suggested donation.

On to Saturday and Sunday and Both Feet  will be holding beginner courses on the Meisner Technique for professional actors. These run from 1000 to 1800 and cost £75. You must be a professional actor or seriously working towards a career in acting. If in doubt as to whether you are eligible, please get in touch at stephanie@both-feet.co.uk, for more information visit their Facebook event page.

Blimey, so that’s yet another busy week ahead at DINA. And we have not even mentioned the start of our crowdfunding campaign to get the old revolving dancefloor in Stardust working again!

Do keep an eye out on our Facebook page and Twitter for updates on our events or what is going on generally at DINA, we hope to see you down here!

Joey

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