Bill Nelson


Sensoria Festival 2011

May 4, 2011

Sensoria is a festival concoction of film and music held in Sheffield every year and things got off to a flying start at the weekend. With a programme more packed than ever, here are a few picks from the crop…

‘Sheffield On Film’ – today a screen has been erected in Tudor Square and films will roll from 6pm. Included are Storying Sheffield and the Full Monty – classic tales of life in the steel city.

The hot ticket for Sensoria this year is 65 Days of Static, who will perform a new musical score for 1972 sci fi kitsch classic, ‘Silent Running’. Appropriately this will be at Sheffield’s glittery 70′s venue the Queens Road Social Club, Friday 6 May, 8pm (grab your tickets in advance to save on some pennies).

Bill Drummond, co-founder of co-founder of the KLF, late 1980s avant-garde pop group, and the K Foundation after it. The first ever composer Sensoria festival has had in residence. He has been writing something new everyday and will perform an element of the new compositions with his choir, The17 on Friday 6 May 12 midday-1.30pm at the Showroom.

The Showroom cinema with host Bill Nelson: My Ever Gleaming Dreamerton, where the producer, composer and founder of Cocteau Records, who collaborated with The Associates and Cabaret Voltaire, will perform a live merging of guitar, sonic processing and moving video paintings. (7 May, 8.15pm)

Shaun Bloodworth the iconic photographer of Dubstep and bass music has an exhibition up at Bank St Arts, it’s his first solo show of portraits and films taken in the US, UK and Europe, open until 14 May.

See the programme at Sensoria’s website and try to catch something before the week’s out!


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