Unpeeled Returns to DINA With Performance From Internationally Renowned Bass Clarinettist.

Unpeeled Returns to DINA With Performance From Internationally Renowned Bass Clarinettist.

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This Friday night DINA is delighted to host a performance by internationally renowned solo bass clarinettist Sarah Watts, as part of the Unpeeled programme of concerts, sound installations and talks showcasing women in music technology. 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. SONA co-founder Deborah Egan first saw Sarah perform during the opening programme of the Centre for New Music in Sheffield, and decided she would be the perfect fit for an Unpeeled event. Deborah said: “I was drawn to the concert as Sarah was performing with contrabass clarinet, a huge instrument that sits two octaves below the standard tuning. “Sarah was playing with pre-prepared electronic…
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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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DINA Digest: What’s happening this week at our place! 12/11

DINA Digest: What’s happening this week at our place! 12/11

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Welcome to DINA Digest, a round-up of all the events going on here throughout the week into one package. It's a pretty damn busy one this week as we're showcasing brand new poetry, debuting fresh theatre, welcoming back an old favourite and much more... read on and you'll find out! First up we've got to say a big thank you to all who came down to the launch of Rob Hindle's latest collection "The Grail Roads" on Sunday night, in the packed out Jara Room upstairs. We are delighted to herald more new poetry this week on Tuesday November 13 at 7pm, with the debut of doom-pop-poet Suzannah Evans and her dark humoured apocalyptic anthology, 'Near Future.' Described as a journey through sci-fi lullabies and northern mysteries, Suzannah’s work brings…
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DARK HUMOURED APOCALYPTIC POETRY BOOK SET FOR LAUNCH AT DINA

DARK HUMOURED APOCALYPTIC POETRY BOOK SET FOR LAUNCH AT DINA

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DOOM POP POETRY with an apocalyptic edge comes to DINA this Tuesday as we herald the book launch of Suzannah Evans’ debut collection ‘Near Future.’ Described as a darkly humorous journey through sci-fi lullabies and northern mysteries, Suzannah’s work brings a distinctive, skilful and wonderfully peculiar roving eye to our restless and unpredictable times. As a teenager, Suzannah had an obsessive fear of the apocalypse which has informed and inspired many of her poems, and she still doesn’t know whether it’s best to plan responsibly for the future or party like it’s 1999. Suzannah is the winner of a Gladstone's Library residency for 2019 with this new collection. Our doors will open from 7pm for this end-of-the-world party to remember, which features readings from the book and poets Helen Mort…
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Artist Who Uses The Power Of Drawing To Improve Her Life To Have Work Exhibited

Artist Who Uses The Power Of Drawing To Improve Her Life To Have Work Exhibited

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The work of an artist who uses drawing as self-therapy to help her through past traumas is to be shown in an exhibition opening this Thursday. “Help Me Find A Way Out” is the first time the artwork of Barbara Brookes has been shown to the public, and will be on display at The Cellar Theatre on Backfields from 8-14 November. Barbara has been drawing for 20 years, however it was a chance meeting in Foodhall public dining room on Eyre Street that attracted the attention of her work, leading it to be published. Miriam Schechter, co-founder of The Cellar Theatre and a volunteer at Foodhall said: “I was running a project at Foodhall called the Open Journal, which is a quarterly publication that is open to anyone in the…
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THIRD SHOWCASE ON WOMEN IN MUSIC TECHNOLOGY HITS DINA ON FRIDAY

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The third event in a series of showcases focusing on the work of women in music technology comes to DINA on Cambridge Street, Sheffield this Friday November 2. Sound artist Vicky Clarke will be performing her work, which uses DIY electronics to create self-built instruments, as part of 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. SONA co-founder Deborah Egan said: “We’re delighted to have Vicky performing as part of this series. “Her work is influenced by brutalism, futurism and musique concrete, and explores the form and function of materials, uncovering the patterns & properties as sound sources…
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The Cellar at DINA gets ready for launch

The Cellar at DINA gets ready for launch

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Nine months ago, a group of our hearty band of volunteers at DINA, came up with an idea to turn the wrecked beer cellar here into a working theatre space. It was met with many obstacles along the way, but nous and sheer graft have made that a reality as The Cellar at DINA tantalisingly awaits its launch night on Wednesday July 18. Joey Winson spoke to Miriam Schechter, one of the new venue’s founders, about the journey of The Cellar, what’s in store for the launch night and its future. We last chatted with Miriam in February as our venue’s old beer cellar, once a disorderly, unloved and forgotten relic in the grand scheme of DINA, was slowly but surely starting to see a dream being realised as a…
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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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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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