We're happy to share the exciting news that we've received emergency funding from Arts Council England to provide online programming and an opportunity to commission new work from artists and members of the public over the next few months. Small pleasures project is a free online festival running this July, celebrating DINA's artist community in Sheffield and beyond, with a focus on the small pleasures we can find during these uncertain times.
POETRY WORKSHOPS //
A series of three online poetry workshops with award-winning writer and performer Jemima Foxtrot. Open to all levels of experience.
8 July, 6pm - Writing joy in poetry
15 July, 6pm - Writing poetry inspired by music
22 July, 6pm - Writing political poetry
POETRY NIGHT //
23rd July, 7pm - We've got a wonderful mix of poetry and spoken work on the line-up for this reading, all the poets are Sheffield-based or have a link to Sheffield and they will be reading work stemming from the theme of small pleasures during lock down. The line-up is as follows - Genevieve Carver, Joey Connolly, Nadia Emam, Suzannah Evans, Tashinga Matewe, Otis Mensah, Vicky Morris, Sez Thomasin, Ben Wilkinson and Warda Yassin.
ONLINE POETRY AND ART ANTHOLOGY //
10 poets and 10 artists have been commissioned to produce new work stemming from the theme of small pleasures during lockdown for our online anthology. To be released on 23rd July.
GIVE US A GIF //
Give us a Gif is a digital patchwork stemming from the theme of small pleasures during lockdown, made up of 64 gifs sent in from Sheffield and around the World! To be launched online on 24 July.
We want to hear from you!
Please send us a gif that reflects your lockdown experience. We know small pleasures can be hard to find during this difficult time so feel free to relate to the theme as loosely as you like. What we need is 64 gifs from you, those who are chosen to take part will receive £50 each and be included in our online exhibition.
Any age can take part (under 18s must have a guardian's permission who can be contacted on their behalf)
The gif must be in a square format
Absolutely nothing x-rated
No larger than 2MB
you will only be contacted if you are successful
only 1 gif per person will be chosen
To take part send us a gif using this form