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

Sheffield is a city as famous for industry as it is for its contribution to culture, making it the perfect place to host AlgoMech – a festival of algorithmic and mechanical arts. Taking place over one weekend in May, the packed programme encapsulates the creative potential of code, and has a lot of fun with machines.

AlgoMech 2019 will host an array of events including talks, hands-on workshops, concerts, and a full-on algorave (find out exactly what that means in our Q&A with algorave pioneer Alex McLean).

The theme for the festival's third edition is interlace – taking a look at unlikely and unusual inter-weavings of different art practices. There'll be handmade dancing robots making braids on a maypole, make-your-own-mechanical-techno, algorithmic Siberian trance, interactive textiles, invented mystical instruments, live pop music made from code, and much more.

Venues for AlgoMech 2019 include DINA, Site Gallery, Sidney&Matilda, and Access Space, while there'll also be pop-up performances and hands-on activities in the Winter Garden.

See the full programme.

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