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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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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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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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: 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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DINA Digest : The week ahead and what’s on! (28/03 – 02/04)

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So, another weekend goes by and with it a great few days down here at DINA. First up we had the Electronic Music Open Mic Night which went down a storm with a plethora of different acts performing, we had a blast! On to Saturday and Sheffield's ten-piece funk and soul band Bright Lights lit up the place with a great range of party tunes to a packed house, raising £580 for Sheffield's refugee charity ASSIST. Thanks to everyone who came down. On to this week, and we kicked off on Tuesday celebrating a first birthday. Sheffield Singer Songwriters Night began a year ago here and has proven very successful as part of our Creative Tuesdays series. On Wednesday we welcome Open Space to the venue, who have been hosting…
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DINA Digest: What’s happening this week (20/03)

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Well, what a weekend that was! We had an absolutely jam-packed schedule with so much going on, thanks to everyone involved for making it such a great one. The GYPSYmaneuvers Launch Party kicked us off on Friday bringing a new and exciting music night to the city, whilst on Saturday we had beer and bass brought down to the venue. The Cavendish Beer Festival wet whistles throughout the day, whilst BARANG! and their global sounds touched down again at night with the beats, completely selling out for another belting evening. Sunday saw the Storyteller's studio make its bow in the afternoon, whilst another event made its debut in the shape of Creative Lounge. This brought together a really wide range of performance, and was that much of a success it…
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This Weekend at DINA (Fri 17 to Sun 19 March)

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To say there's a fair bit cracking off down our place this weekend would be somewhat of an understatement, so here's a digest on what's happening from Friday through to Sunday evening at DINA. First up on Friday is the GYPSYmaneuvers Launch Party, a brand new night featuring an eclectic industrial experimental live music programme, featuring UKAEA, Dogfeet, Negative Midas Touch & Charly B from Chop Shop DJs. This is a pretty bold concept for an evening as not all the acts performing follow a specific genre, but all complement each other in some way. Have a look at their Facebook event page for a full description of the line-up. Set in our intimate Georgian Room, and just £7.20 to get in (the National Minimum Wage, so effectively one hour's…
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