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Tramlines Fringe Festival is here at DINA

Tramlines Fringe Festival is here at DINA

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First up we have 2.3. Check out their song: https://soundcloud.com/go2native/23-excellent Also joining the line-up is Mr. Ben & the Bens. Click on the link to hear some of their music: https://soundcloud.com/mr-ben-the-bens All the way from Brooklyn are the Candy Boys. Listen to their songs here: https://soundcloud.com/candyboys Listen to the eccentric sound of Tsarzi here: https://soundcloud.com/tsarzi I Set The Sea On Fire are the next massive sound of Sheffield and you can listen to their songs here: https://soundcloud.com/istsof Speak Visually. Create an infographic with Visme
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Tramlines Fringe festival is coming to DINA and you should come too and enjoy two nights of electrifying music

Tramlines Fringe festival is coming to DINA and you should come too and enjoy two nights of electrifying music

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Celebrate the best of the North, past and present, with a music-packed weekend. Featuring Sheffield’s pioneering new wave band: 2.3. Returning after a 40-year-dissaparance with a new debut album, 2.3 are ready to storm the scene with the same raw energy that set Sheffield alight in 1977. Starring alongside them is I Set The Sea On Fire, the alternative rock band whose mix of four-part harmonies with traditional indie rock cement them as the future of the Sheffield music scene. Travelling from Lancaster is Mr Ben And The Bens, who appeared on BBC Radio 6 to debut 'How We Used to Write’, as part of his new EP, much to the joy of his fan, Marc Riley. But by far the most travelled are the Candy Boys. This queer Brooklyn…
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PAT: A man of his time

PAT: A man of his time

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A review of new work by Analogue Theatre Company. The Cellar, DINA, June 2018 We are in a small and dark cellar- a middle aged man with a grey beard scrabbles at a desk between a pile of teetering papers and an urgently ringing phone. He grabs the phone ‘I’ve seen him across the street …the man who tried to kill me..!’ A low hiss, smoke rolls in under the door filling the room. Choking back the fumes the man struggles, slumping forward - his head bangs hard on the desk …and he’s out. We are five minutes into PAT by Analogue Theatre Co. The real story of Pat Hughes, Irishman and President of Sheffield University’s Student Union in 1974. A man of his time and an activist, he lived…
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A colossal painting previously hidden from the public eye has become a permanent fixture for all of Sheffield to enjoy

A colossal painting previously hidden from the public eye has become a permanent fixture for all of Sheffield to enjoy

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Inspired by the Mexican mural movement led by Diego Rivera, this painting depicts the global and political climate of the world during the late to mid-70s. The chronology of oppression and colonialism can be felt through the careful brushstrokes of the two Chilean emigres who created this piece. A year ago, this hidden jewel was gathering dust in storage, having been secluded away from the now-demolished Sheffield Centre Against Unemployment. Before its containment, the centre kept the painting hidden behind a temporary stud wall. Now, thanks to the help of volunteers, DINA Arts Centre has managed to restore the art piece to its rightful environment in which audiences from across the city are able to admire the exhibit.
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Dina mentioned in Guardian article

Dina mentioned in Guardian article

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Dina was mentioned in a guardian article about the sites to visit in Sheffield After a morning stroll, stop for lunch at Dina Diner, a vegetarian and vegan cafe attached to a music, comedy, poetry and theatre venue that is a social enterprise and platform for emerging artists. Dina is an example of what I like about most of Sheffield’s creative spaces: the really thoughtful curation Read the full article here - https://www.theguardian.com/discover-the-uk/2018/jun/13/48-hours-in-sheffield-a-locals-guide
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It’s time to get skanking this Sunday with Jungle Lion!

It’s time to get skanking this Sunday with Jungle Lion!

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Jungle Lion, an 11-piece Ska band who have taken over Sheffield with their monumental stage presence, are going to be performing this Sunday at DINA. (Doors at 8pm, £2 entry!) Dave Campbell, the founder of Jungle Lion, has disclosed a bit more about the band and their rise to success. How was the Jungle Lion created? Before Jungle Lion, I spent a few years working in a band which did the working men’s club circuit. We played ska but it wasn’t a big band and I got to thinking that it would be nice not be tied to just one circuit. That band came to an end in 2007. I had a break for a while and then started putting Jungle Lion together. It took us over a year of…
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DINA to welcome “visually stunning” play to Sheffield

DINA to welcome “visually stunning” play to Sheffield

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Bringing ‘lyrical magic’ to Sheffield this May will be the ‘visually stunning’ play, Honey, produced by the Reaction Theatre Makers. The Malvern-based theatre company have been preparing for their national tour, having already established glowing support for their play in the Worcestershire hills. Honey gave audiences a glimpse into a rural Welsh community, where a fraying family have been trying to stitch together a quilt, which eloquently mirrors the patchwork nature of the narrative. The meditative writing absorbed those watching into the internal dialogues of a boy with autism, his mother, her tattoo-artist sister and their estranged half-sibling in their struggle to deal with missing a part of their family, creating a gentle but profound drama. Written and directed by Tiffany Hosking, the play’s use of minimalistic staging completely entranced…
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Spoken Word and Beats and Toast (yes, actual toast.). This week’s DINA Digest

Spoken Word and Beats and Toast (yes, actual toast.). This week’s DINA Digest

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Good day to you! DINA Digest is back with a round-up of what's going on this week. However, first we must have a look back to last weekend and give a huge thanks to everyone who came down to Barang on Saturday, the crew who make it happen and the fantastic DJs on the night, big up to headliner Samedia Shabeen who made it down all the way from Edinburgh! The Beast From The East was tamed by the fire on the dancefloor on yet another great night, we hope everyone got home all right afterwards! Barang! will be back in what we sincerely hope will be a much more welcoming climate on June 2. So on to this week, and tonight (Thursday May 22), Wordlife returns with its night…
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Introducing A New Space For Theatre: The Cellar At DINA

Introducing A New Space For Theatre: The Cellar At DINA

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DINA are proud to announce we are housing a new project which transforms a rather neglected part of our building into Sheffield’s newest fringe theatre. Joey Winson spoke to Miriam Schechter, one of the team behind The Cellar at DINA, about how the idea came about and their plans for the space’s launch. The four spaces we have at DINA all have a little quirk about them or a particular backstory. The Café, the home of DINA Diner, was part of The Cutler pub. Next to that is the long bar on the we know as The Spoon Factory, as its guise before being part of a pub was entwined with Sheffield’s steel history as… yes you guessed it. Upstairs is mainly taken up by what was the 70s in…
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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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