Sensoria Music & Film Festival

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Sensoria Music & Film Festival
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Location Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Founded 2008
Hosted by Sensoria Festival
Festival date 27 Sept - 5 Oct 2014
Language International
http://www.sensoria.org.uk

Sensoria Music & Film Festival is the UK's festival of music, film and digital. The festival, based in Sheffield, presents a unique mix of live performance, film screenings, installations, exhibitions and music industry activity. Sensoria’s first edition took place in April 2008 - since then attendances have grown enormously, reaching 12,000 in 2013 with 15,000 expected in 2014. They have welcomed guests including Bill Drummond, Jarvis Cocker, Nitin Sawhney, Richard Hawley, Mark Kermode, Mary Anne Hobbs, British Sea Power, Julien Temple, Laurie Anderson and many more... The festival is renowned for its eclectic programme celebrating mavericks and pioneers, its use of unusual venues and for finding new ways of presenting, some examples include: drive in cinema's, a screening in an outdoor pool in Hathersage and gigs in disused department stores. Sensoria also runs the SensoriaPro Industry Day - an informal meeting point for professionals in music and film that has attracted multiple award-winning professionals from all over the world.

2014's festival will welcome electronic music pioneers Chris & Cosey who will be performing as Carter Tutti plays Chris & Cosey with support from Wrangler, a new musical project featuring Stephen Mallinder (of Cabaret Voltaire). There will be multiple new film and documentary screenings (including several premieres) as well as 30th anniversary screenings of Stop Making Sense and the 1984 Sheffield-based BBC docu-drama Threads.

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Sensoria hosts regular events throughout the year. These have included; • Screenings at In the City, Manchester • Resonator - educational music workshops. • Jail Guitar Doors film tour with Billy Bragg • Music Business Support Events • Devised and delivered Festivals Unit of the Creative Media Diplomas.

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