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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DINA Digest: A busy week ahead! 09/05-14/05

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We've got quite a bit to get through in this week's round-up as there's absolutely shedloads of stuff cracking off down here, from comedy, film, theatre, poetry, music... just the whole shebang you'd associate with our place. Kicking off tonight and we welcome Apocalypse Of The Mind, a theatre show that takes audiences on an enthralling journey through myths and legends, and one man’s dramatic struggle to stay alive. Created with stories from the people of Sheffield, help from mental health professionals, and advice from internationally-renowned theatre company Third Angel, Apocalypse of the Mind debuts in Mental Health Awareness Week. This is running for two nights from 1930-2100, with tickets at £10 and £7 concessions. For more information visit their Facebook event page. And seeing as it's Tuesday, that means…
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UnShut Festival: Interview With The Curator, Charlotte Blackburn

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The first UnShut Festival begins this month at DINA bringing a wide variety of performance art to our venue over three days. This brand new and bold platform for artists sets out to make its mark on Sheffield’s creative calendar by showcasing work in a professional environment outside of mainstream theatres. One of UnShut’s curators, Charlotte Blackburn, decided to create an annual festival after producing a successful run of one-night events, Northern Art, at Theatre Delicatessen in Sheffield City Centre. Charlotte said: “At the time there was nothing like it taking place in the city, and after doing ten of these shows in two years I decided a three day annual festival was the next step, something which would bring people together through a range of performances. “It is about…
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DINA Digest 01/05 – 07/05

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It's been slightly quieter at DINA this week, it could well be said we're having a bit of a breather for what lies ahead for the rest of the month, which is packed. We've updated our listings up until June (June's shaping up to be even busier and those listings will be up very soon, just as we've confirmed a few bits and bobs.), so you can have a look at the delights in store, everything from Sheffield Gin Festival, to Daft Chuffs Comedy Night, and UnShut Festival of performing arts. Speaking of performance, we've had an immersive one in our building this week as Sheffield University Theatre Company have been using the entire first floor for their "Breathing Corpses" show by promising dramatist Laura Wade, which completely sold out.…
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DINA Digest: What’s on this weekend 28/04: 30/04

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As April draws to its close the DINA team have been beavering away on more projects lined up for the year, and we have also this week launched a new competition for emerging contemporary artists, The Potential Prize. Promoting up and coming talent is something we feel very passionate about here, we are exceptionally excited to get this up and running and we look forward to a wide range of submissions, with the winner picking up a £250 bursary and exhibiting their work here later in 2017. As for this weekend, it's a musical offering on both Friday and Saturday, whilst Sunday sees an evening of performance return to the venue. Tomorrow night from 2000, Groundwork brings five Sheffield DJs down to our place to combine their styles with a…
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DINA launch The Potential Prize

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The team at DINA are delighted to launch a national competition for emerging contemporary artists. The Potential Prize has been created to follow the success of the Connect The Dots Festival last year which saw over 2000 visitors to DINA and O2 Academy. The competition offers a £250 bursary and the opportunity to exhibit alongside international artists at DINA this September. Our director Deborah Egan said: “We will be inviting applications from artists who explore the environment that lies between analogue and digital, using sound, visual arts or interdisciplinary practice. “The purpose of DINA is to offer a platform for new and emerging work, so we are welcoming submissions from artists with range of practices and artistic approaches that can bring together a showcase of new talent.” The closing date…
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DINA Digest: A look ahead to events this week (04/04)

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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…
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