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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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A look back at November’s Reel Femme

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The fifth instalment of the Sheffield-based film night which celebrates female filmmakers came to the performance venue DINA, showcasing an international parade of short films on the theme of music (writes Diana Read) On a cold November evening, there were few places as comfortable as the film night’s venue as the cosy room was illuminated by candle light. The chatter coming from the people seated in a lose semi-circle around the projector faded as the screen lit up, displaying the name of the first film to amaze the audience that night.  Destiny. The title’s yellow letters were stark and bold, much like the film’s protagonist, a New York rapper named Destiny Nicole Frasqueri, aka Princess Nokia. The documentary, directed by Orian Barki, takes a close look at this musician of…
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Sheffield’s Post Punk Pioneers 2.3 Reform and Return at DINA for Tramlines

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2.3, stable mates of Human League and Heaven 17, return to the stage at DINA this Saturday as part of the venue's Tramlines offering. Formed back in April 1977 at the legendary Gunrubber fanzine workshop on Devonshire Lane 2.3 shared rehearsal space and plans for world domination with some of the city’s greatest music pioneers. 2.3 have a unique place in the city’s music history - they were the first Sheffield new wave band to release a single and signed , ‘All Time Low/Where to Now?’ released in February 1978 on the influential Fast Product indie label and was made Tony Parsons NME Single of the Week. They were praised by him for their hard hitting melodic but political witty songs reflecting on urban life in the late 1970s. This…
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DINA Digest: What’s on this week at our place

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A busy couple of days awaits us here at DINA with music and comedy being served up. On to Friday night and alternative hip-hop band Ceiling Demons head up a night of four bands, alongside homemade indie-rockers Oya Paya, psychedelic Velvet Underground-esque Sundaze and punk band A Standard Model bringing together an eclectic cross-genre night. For more information and tickets (£3 adv £4 OTD) check out the Facebook event page. On Saturday we're delighted to host the first of four Edinburgh preview shows over the next month. First up is Dave Alnwick with his show "Dave: Literally The Best Magician." Dave has had twelve sell-out Fringe runs and a national tour, as well as treading the DINA stage at Club Wow Wow a couple of months back, with his bloody…
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Migration Matters Festival

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We are delighted to be one of the venues for this year's Migration Matters Festival, heralding our city's diverse and interconnecting cultures.  Migration Matters Festival will run alongside the annual Refugee Week celebrated across the UK. Here is a run down for the events at DINA. All events are pay-what-you-decide. Artist/ Company: Evi Stamatiou Event: Caryatid Unplugged Genre: Theatre Twitter: @EviStamatiou1 Show Dates: WEDNESDAY 21ST JUNE Show Time: 17:00 Ticket link: https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/292-migration-matters-festival-caryatid-unplugged-by-evi-stamatiou Content: Heralded as creating “a world of bubbly satire”, Stamatiou playfully presents a Greek woman's desire to remain and the marbles’ desire to leave. Artist/ Company: Comma Press Event: Refugee Tales: Book Reading Genre: Book reading Twitter: @commapress Show Dates: WEDNESDAY 21ST JUNE Show Time: 6.45PM Ticket link: https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/324-migration-matters-festival-refugee-tales-book-reading-by-comma-press Content: Refugee Tales works with renowned authors to retell the stories…
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