Unpeeled: Fifth And Final SONA Session Showcasing Women In Music Tech Hits DINA This Friday

Unpeeled: Fifth And Final SONA Session Showcasing Women In Music Tech Hits DINA This Friday

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The fifth and final event in a series of showcases focusing on the work of women in music technology comes to DINA on Cambridge Street, Sheffield on Friday February 8. Two artists, AGF and Otherworld, will be performing on the final night in the Unpeeled programme of concerts, sound installations and talks. Unpeeled has been devised by SONA, a Sheffield-based group which fosters skills, creates space, generates networks, and forges collaboration to support women in learning and experimenting with sound and music practices. Audio sculptress AGF SONA co-founder Lucy Cheesman explained why these two artists were chosen to feature in this session. She said: “Both artists are prominent musicians, and both work with technology in a creative and innovative way. “AGF founded female:pressure, a ground-breaking blog shining a light on…
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The anuual Independent Christmas Art Market is bringing the Christmas spirit back to DINA

The anuual Independent Christmas Art Market is bringing the Christmas spirit back to DINA

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The Independent Christmas Art Market will be back at DINA on 8 December, from 11am to 5pm, so come and support your local makers whilst buying unique and beautiful gifts this Christmas. The broad selection of artworks for sale will include, ceramics, zines, planters, independent publications, custom t shirts, tote bags, art prints, screen prints, jewellery, and much more. The bar alongside the DINA Diner café will be open all day to provide festive treats. To see the wonderful exhibiotrs who will be showcasing their specialist crafts, check out our brand new website: https://www.dinaartmarket.com/ See our Facebook for further information: https://www.facebook.com/events/180565312894527/
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Review: Reel Femme No.8 – showcasing a staggeringly broad range of female filmmaking

Review: Reel Femme No.8 – showcasing a staggeringly broad range of female filmmaking

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For its eighth screening, Reel Femme returned to DINA with an array of short films created by self-identifying women filmmakers with the theme of ‘land and sea’. Such a broad topic allowed the audience to engage with a variety of genres, subject matters and filmmaking styles, all of which resulted in a surprising and entertaining evening.    While ‘land and sea’ was an apt theme for the film night, ‘seclusion’ seemed to be at the core of most of the pieces shown, no matter their format or narrative. Amongst the three animated shorts, the stop motion animation, Bottle, was a standout. Created by Kirsten Lepore, the mind behind the Internet hit, ‘Hi Stranger’, this short film was shot on location. Or rather, three distinct locations: a beach, in snow and…
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Polaktastic: A celebration of the Queer and the Polish but mostly, a combination of the two

Polaktastic: A celebration of the Queer and the Polish but mostly, a combination of the two

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Artistic innovators from a range of creative fields will be coming together to unearth the fields of Polishness and queerness. Coming to DINA on 17 November, from 19:30pm to 22:30pm, Polaktastic will not be an event to miss as, with a variety of music, performances and presentations, there will be something for everyone. Take a look at the graphic below which not only details the night’s programme but also expands more on the artists who are collaborating to bring you this event. Speak Visually. Create a Visme To see the best summary of Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay's extensive collection of works, click here. Further reading on the project he’s working on, Cruising the 70s: Unearthing Pre-HIV/AIDS Queer Sexual Cultures, can be found here. Karol Radziszewski: his website can be seen here. More on the Polish…
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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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