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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Makers Market on 8th December. Free Entry 11am – 5pm :-)

Makers Market on 8th December. Free Entry 11am – 5pm :-)

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We're excited to announce our Christmas Art Market on 8th December! We have a wonderful variety of local makers selling their work and there will be delicious food from the DINA DINER. The market will be on from 11am - 5pm. Full line up of makers to be announced soon! Get in touch for more information, we have a few stalls left so please email us at dinadiyartmarket@gmail.com if your interested. 
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The Cellar – Scratch Night #2 – A Night of Queer Performance 12/09/18

The Cellar – Scratch Night #2 – A Night of Queer Performance 12/09/18

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  Following our opening and a short break over summer, The Cellar is proud to host Scratch Night #2 - A Night of Queer Performance. Our scratch nights give artists an opportunity to test out small pieces of their work to a live audience - this can be any kind of performance, spoken word, dance, comedy, music .etc. The theme for the evening will focus on Queer performance - please consider this when bringing your piece. Our scratch nights are open to everybody, and each performance has a 10 minute limit - you will set the timer yourself. Sign up operates on a first come-first serve basis, to sign up please email us at thecellaratdina@gmail.com or send us a message on here and we'll reserve a spot for you. We…
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What are we going to do with all this stuff? A new exhibition by Gillian Brent

What are we going to do with all this stuff? A new exhibition by Gillian Brent

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To mark the end of her 2018 sabbatical, sculptor Gillian Brent is presenting new work at DINA Sheffield, Friday 7th September, 4-7 and Saturday 8th September 10-4. On Friday there will be drinks and nibbles. On Saturday DINA Diner is open for vegetarian/vegan food and drink. The event will take place upstairs in the Jara room, the entrance of which is on Bethel Walk, off Cambridge Street, right next to DINA Diner. DINA, 32 Cambridge Street, Sheffield, S1 4HP gillianbrent.co.uk
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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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