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

Hosted by AlgoMech Festival in 2019, the Symposium on Dancing and Braiding was a far-reaching, interdisciplinary symposium, bringing together perspectives from digital media, choreography and dance technology, traditional Andean and Ancient Greek textiles, e-textiles, philology, live coding and architecture.

Through talks, discussion and performance, contributors to the symposium considered their work in the context of interlacing within and between textiles, e-textiles, pattern, structure and movement, including dance. Interfaces between materials, craft technologies, digital engineering, responsive systems, embodied communications, threads, inter-weaving, intertwining, braiding and building provide a rich vein of dialogue, experimentation and recent practice-led outcomes.

See videos from the symposium in the YouTube playlist below.

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Jean Toussaint Quartet

A clip from an intimate evening in the Crucible Studio with a saxophonist of international stature and his excellent band, hosted by Sheffield Jazz.

Yellow Arch Studios

Richard Hawley's longstanding go-to studio, now home to a live music venue and bar.

Failed Experiments

AlgoMech is a music and art festival exploring the creative potential of code. Enjoy this footage from AlgoMech 2017 of the piece Failed Experiments by Anne-F Jacques and Ryoko Akama.

Portland Works Virtual Tour

Take a peek around this fascinating building steeped in Sheffield's metalworking past. A former cutlery works, the birthplace of stainless steel cutlery, and now a community-run home to artists, craftspeople, musicians and small-scale manufacturers.