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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals


DINA is an alternative arts and music venue and diner on Cambridge Street. It's an innovative, creative and progressive space, with an ongoing mission to “make room for unheard voices and forms of expression”.

This July, DINA presents the Small Pleasures Project – a free online programme of workshops, a poetry night, and an anthology of newly commissioned poetry and artwork. Small Pleasures Project celebrates DINA's artist community in Sheffield and beyond, with a focus on the small pleasures we can find during these uncertain times. See details below, and enjoy a some films from the DINA archives.

Small Pleasures Project: Give us a Gif

A digital patchwork stemming from the theme of small pleasures during these uncertain times, made up of 64 gifs sent in from Sheffield and around the world!

Small Pleasures Project: Online Poetry and Art Anthology

DINA presents an online anthology of new work on the theme of small pleasures during lockdown, from 10 poets and 10 artists.


Video highlights of a unique performance, exploring the musical diversity of the city through singing and live coding. Arranged by SONA and featuring 15 live vocal performances across six indoor and outdoor stages at DINA, for Migration Matters 2018.

The History of Ska

Hear the history of ska music summarised in two minutes in this insightful interview with Dave Campbell, founder of Sheffield-based ska and reggae 12-piece Jungle Lion. Interview by Diana Read for DINA TV.