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10th edition Festival at venues across Sheffield 30 September - 8 October 2017

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Jataneel Banerjee PRS FOR MUSIC Caroline Bottomley RADAR Alex Keegan BLOOD SPORT, HYBRID VIGOUR Andrew McIntyre NORTHERN STAGE Martyn Ware HEAVEN 17, ILLUSTRIOUS




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Nitin Sawhney Julien Temple Martyn Ware


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Sheffield creative advisors Graham Wrench James O’Hara Sofia Genders

welcome to sensoria 2017

We’ll close Sensoria X with an outdoor screen on Devonshire Green and music in the Devonshire Dome. Last but not least we’re delighted to launch of awards and commissions Well, it’s hard to believe we’re aforseries new talent including the ‘Beats here already - our 10th edition Working’ Martin Lilleker bursary for of Sensoria. Please join us for music journalism. 9-days of amazing, unique Our thanks are especially heartfelt this experiences. year to everyone who helped make the 10th Sensoria happen – and indeed We’ve launched our fair share the past nine. Our board and advisory, of innovations over the years, past and present, our sponsors and bringing outdoor, Drive-Ins and partners, both founding and since, all experiential cinema to Sheffield and the staff and volunteers, artists and Derbyshire, digital projects such as venues, co-promoters and suppliers,, Yorkshire’s friends and family who have worked first delegation to SXSW in the US, the with, and supported us along our mad dash of the 3 Ring Circus (which journey. this year sees Richard Hawley, Lou The festival wouldn’t exist without Doillon and James Dean Bradfield such amazing support and we really each perform in 3 intimate venues), hope you’ll join us for Sensoria X, our even through to bringing customised sensational party for all. festival beers your way – perhaps the reason it all feels a bit of a blur now! This year SensoriaPro welcomes a stunning line up of special guests @SensoriaFest including Nitin Sawhney and Chris #SensoriaFest Packham, Geoff Barrow & many more. We present a La La Land outdoor screening overlooking Sheffield’s skyline. Live soundtracks include SensoriaFestival Metropolis at Magna Face of Steel by Factory Floor, the UK premiere of ITN live scoring The Fall of the House of Usher and who can resist Graeme Miller’s live music to the Moomins? The mighty SynthFest UK returns, attracting electronic music enthusiasts from across Europe, the US and beyond.


In The Nursery live soundtrack:


The Fall of the House of UsheR SAT 2 SEPTEMBER 3PM

In The Nursery live soundtrack: The Fall of the House of Usher PG Dir. Jean Epstein France 1928 1hr 3mins

launch event Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley S75 4AT

As his beloved sister Madeleine succumbs to a mysterious illness, Sir Roderick Usher invites his old friend Allan to his castle for support. Jean Epstein & Luis Bunuel’s 1928 interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale of paranoia and suspense is considered cinema’s first true Gothic horror. In The Nursery’s new score incorporates sound design along with more traditional instrumentation (including shruti box & sansula) to complement the Gothic style of Epstein and Bunuel’s haunting, avant-garde vision.



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La La Land Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star as a jazz musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. This non-saccharine love letter to LA is enough to convert the most hardened hater of musical films.


Sat 30 September Doors 6.30pm screening starts 7.15pm

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Outdoor Screening

‘Here’s to the fools who dream’.

Dir. Damien Chazelle USA 2016 2hrs 8mins

40’ screen overlooking the Sheffield skyline. Coffee, bar and food will be available.

Tickets £10 full price / £8 conc.s advance, £15 on door

South Street Amphitheatre, 21 South Street S2 5PN

jane weaver Jane Weaver has been a formidable figure in UK music for over two decades, in bands such as Kill Laura and Misty Dixon, and founding Manchester-based Bird Records. Her six self-penned solo albums have brought an ever increasing cult audience and May this year saw her latest body of work ‘Modern Kosmology’ released to great acclaim. Building on 2014’s superb ‘The Silver Globe’, Weaver’s latest album adds a sprinkling of fairy dust on her dream pop that’s filtered through vintage synthesizers, motorik beats and jangling guitars. Don’t miss our favourite psych pop doyen who has truly come of age.

sat 30 september 8.30pM

Jane Weaver + support

Trafalgar Warehouse, 120 Trafalgar Street S1 4JT

Tickets £12.50 full price / MOTD https://janeweaver.eventbrite.


Sun 1 October 4.30pm

Factory Floor live soundtrack: Metropolis PG

Dir. Fritz Lang Germany 1926 2hrs 33mins + introduction

Magna Face of Steel, at Magna Science Adventure, Magna Way Rotherham S60 1FD

Tickets £11.50 full price / £9.50 conc.s advance £17 / £15 on the door


Electronic duo Factory Floor return to Sensoria to present the northern premiere performance of their new live score to this sci-fi classic. 2017 is the 90th anniversary of the release of Metropolis. Widely regarded as a pioneering work of cinematic science fiction, Metropolis depicts a dystopian future where a city’s downtrodden, exploited underclass of workers secretly plot a revolt. The film is the 150-minute reconstructed and restored 2010 version (including 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost). There will be demos by Sheffield Robotics before the screening. Supported by Goethe-Institut, London. With thanks to the Murnau Foundation and Eureka Entertainment.


rumble The untold story of one of popular music history’s most significant omissions. In 1958, Link Wray released the now legendary instrumental track “Rumble”, a song with which he would go on to change the sound of rock ‘n’ roll forever. But his story, like so many others, had one significant aspect all but erased, his Native American heritage. From the blues and jazz, to pop and rock ‘n’ roll, the influence of Native American music has had a profound effect on contemporary music throughout history. Featuring interviews with icons such as George Clinton, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Martin Scorsese, Iggy Pop and more, this feature length documentary fills in the missing chapter of popular music and exposes the immeasurable impact Native Americans have had on the music we treasure today. Supported by Québec Government Office in London.

Sun 1 October 2pm

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World 18 (English Premiere) Dirs. Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana Canada 2017 1hr 43mins

The University of Sheffield Drama Studio, Shearwood Road S10 2TD

Intro by Richard Hawley Tickets £7.50 full price / £6.50 conc.s advance, £10 on the door rumblescreeningsensoria.


Sun 1 October 8pm

Monterey Pop 18

Dir. D. A. Pennebaker USA 1968 1hr 19mins

Monterey Pop

Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row S1 2BX

Tickets £8.80 full price / £6.60 conc.s cinema/booking 1968 concert film that documents the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967, the screening marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Among Pennebaker’s several camera operators were fellow documentarians Richard Leacock and Albert Maysles. The film features performances from Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar, The Mamas & the Papas, The Who and the Jimi Hendrix Experience.


Mon 2 October 7pm Honey Bee Blues Club presents TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’ 18 Followed by a live music set.

Dir. Samuel D. Pollard 2016 US 1hr 20mins. Event duration approx. 3 hours.


Tickets £9 full price / £7 conc.s advance, £15 on the door.


In June 1964 hundreds of college students, eager to join the civil rights movement, traveled to Mississippi, starting what would be known as Freedom Summer. That same month, two groups of young men, made up of musicians, college students and record collectors, also traveled to Mississippi. They had both come to find an old blues singer and coax him out of retirement. 30 years before, Son House and Skip James had recorded some of the most memorable music of their era. Mississippi, that summer, was an extremely tense and violent place. Finally, on June 21, 1964, these two campaigns collided in tragic fashion. Two Trains Runnin’ revisits an important moment when America’s cultural and political institutions were dramatically transformed. Still feels relevant in current times.

Rare screening and live re-score of the 1983 version of The Moomins and the Comet, by original composer Graeme Miller. The original book Comet in Moominland (1946) by Tove Jansson was written during a time of hardship and war and the tolerant world of Moominvalley offered a refuge from the harshness of reality. The storyline sees Moomintroll and Sniff set off to the Observatory in the Lovely Mountains, to find out whether a comet will hit Earth. The music for the 1983 version was written and played by two Leedsbased post punk avant-garde theatre composers, a suitable complement to the programme’s surreal storylines and freaky but friendly ‘fuzzy felt’ animations.

Tue 3 October 6.30pm

Moomins and the Comet U

Presented in association with Finders Keepers Records. 40mins

The University of Sheffield Drama Studio, Shearwood Road S10 2TD

Tickets £5.50 full price £4.50 conc.s advance £8 on the door

Event TBC please see website for details.



tue 3 October 8pm


Dirs. Morten Traavik, Ugis Olte Norway, Latvia 2016 (partially subtitled) 1hr 38mins

Picture House Social Mini Cinema 383 Abbeydale Road S7 1FS


Tickets £6.50 full price £5.50 conc.s advance £10 on the door

Laibach go on tour to North Korea! This Slovenian industrial group is the first western band to perform a concert in the hermetically sealed country. The avantgarde art rockers with their hard-hitting march songs and completely totalitarian aesthetics have provoked both right and left. A perfect choice to celebrate the regime’s national holiday - apart from the fact that Laibach’s totalitarian style is also bold satire. But travel to North Korea they do, facilitated by the Norwegian provocateur and North Korea expert Morten Traavik.

Raving Iran Anoosh and Arash are at the centre of Tehran’s underground techno scene. Tired of hiding from the police and of their stagnating career, they risk one last rave in the desert. Back in Tehran they also try their luck selling their illegally printed music album without permission. When Anoosh is arrested, there seems to be no hope left. But a phone call from the biggest techno festival in the world brings new potential opportunities, challenges and life decisions. 12

Wed 4 October 7.30pm Raving Iran 18

Dir. Susanne Regina Meures Switzerland 2016 (subtitled) 1hr 25mins

Picture House Social Mini Cinema 383 Abbeydale Road S7 1FS

Tickets £4 advance / £7 on the door

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SOUND AND LIGHT Thu 5 October 6.30pm

Regather Film Night - Sound & Light

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The Regather Works, 57-59 Club Garden Road S11 8BU Having enjoyed some success with their weekly Thursday film nights, Sheffield co-operative Regather launch a season of soundtracked screenings at Sensoria this year. Following an open call, local musicians have been selected to play a soundtrack live to the film of their choice. This event featuring music from King Capisce, who have just released their 3rd album ‘Momento Mori’, is the first of several such evenings and promises to be a very special evening of film and music. See for further details.

Lord Sinclair’s Music and Movies Quiz

Thu 5 October 7.30pM

Lord Sinclair’s Music and Movies Quiz

Picture House Social 383 Abbeydale Road S7 1FS

Free Ages 18+


Lord Sinclair has built up quite a following thanks to this charismatic host’s unique and fun ideas. Those who attended All Tomorrows Parties (ATP) events in their heyday may recall the Sunday quiz by Lord Sinclair that gave a place for music geeks to go head-to-head (usually nursing a sore one of their own). He’s since gone on to do pop quizzes and music-themed bingo nights in bars and at festivals all across the country. We’re excited to welcome a specially created one-off quiz to Sheffield for the first time.

sensoria pro Fri 6 October 10.30am-6pm


Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row S1 2BX

Tickets starting from £37.50 advance, £90 on the door

The ever-popular Sync & Scoring Contest with Ian Neil (Sony Music), Rachel Menzies (Native Music Supervision) and Jon Skinner (Music Gateway)


SensoriaPro is our unique, informal gathering of composers, filmmakers, music publishers, music supervisors, games developers and festivals all under one roof to discuss the latest innovations in music and the moving image. A must-attend event with a stunning line up of speakers, direct access to international buyers and informal, friendly networking. We’re delighted to announce a few of this year’s highlights – with plenty more to be announced.

sync or score contest

Geoff Barrow

Pic: Mark Fielder – Quickfire Media

Geoff Barrow (Portishead, Beak>, Invada Records) in conversation about his work on film scores and his inspirational, extensive music career.

Mike Smith Artist-friendly A&R with Mike Smith (Warner/ Chappell)

Nitin Sawhney and Chris Packham Nitin Sawhney and Chris Packham discuss their Sky Arts project The Animal Symphony.


fri 6 October 6.30pm

The Inertia Variations 12A

Dir. Johanna St Michaels Sweden 2017 1hr 25mins

Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row S1 2BX

Tickets £8.80 full price / £6.60 conc.s


The Inertia Variations Johanna St Michael’s beautifully shot, deep and personal insight into the work and life of THE THE’s Matt Johnson. We follow Johnson, not only as he and close collaborators come up with a radio broadcast that is in contrast to the mainstream media , but also as he struggles with creative inertia whilst facing the challenge of writing new work.

Fri 6 October Doors 8pm Sløtface 18+

Picture House Social Abbeydale Road S7 1FS

Tickets £7 advance MOTD

Sløtface Punk-pop band Sløtface, inspired by the riot grrrl movement, want both genders to enjoy being part of the mosh pit. The four young Norwegian activists are influenced by punk heroes from Patti Smith to The Clash. 18

Fri 6 October Doors 7pm

3 ring circus

3 Ring Circus



1 night, 3 venues & 3 amazing artists―No headliner Tickets £40

Pic: hana knizova

Trafalgar Warehouse 2 (standing) 120 Trafalgar Street Sheffield S1 4JT Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street S1 2JD The University of Sheffield Drama Studio, Shearwood Road S10 2TD Each artist acts as the opener in a venue, plays 40 minutes stripped down/acoustic set then jumps into a waiting car outside which will speed them to the next venue. And the same again to the last venue. So each artist becomes the opener, middle act and headline – and they say democracy doesn’t work! And the audience sits still, maybe has another pint, has a chat in between whilst the artists break all speed restrictions in order to get to the next show. The only catch is no one knows what order the artists will appear at which venue. So it’s pot luck. But the important thing is you get to see: Richard Hawley, James Dean Bradfield and Lou Doillon all on the same bill in the most intimate surroundings. The Drama Studio and Upper Chapel are suitable for wheelchair users. Supported by the Institut Français.

richard hawley

james dean bradfield

lou doillon


synthfest uk Sat 7 October 10.30am-6.30pm SynthFest UK

Octagon Centre, The University of Sheffield, Western Bank S10 2TQ

Tickets starting from £8. inc. SynthFest Bag for Life SynthFest UK has been created by Sound On Sound magazine, in partnership with Sensoria, to give companies of all sizes an opportunity to showcase their synth products in front of the public in what promises to be a great day out for all musicians, whether a pro, semi-pro or hobbyist. Guests include Steve Levine, Hannah Peel, Adrian Utley and Martyn Ware, plus a Mini Oramics demo and 2 members of the Radiophonic Workshop in conversation.


DEADLINE 5PM SATURDAY 9 SEPT For our 10th festival we would like to celebrate Sheffield music and encourage new talent. We have come up with 2 awards that will give a ‘leg up’ to a talented artist/band and music journalist through an open call for submissions. The ‘Beats Working’ bursary and commission are both in tribute to music journalist Martin Lilleker, author of ‘Beats Working For A Living’ & ‘Not Like A Proper Job,’ champion of Sheffield music and thoroughly lovely man. BURSARY We will be offering an aspiring music journalist the chance to attend the whole festival and publish a review with a guaranteed writing fee. COMMISSION The chosen musician/band will be offered a £2,000 fee to write new music and perform at Sensoria Festival 2018. Please see for submission details for both awards or email for information. 20

Sat 7 October 6.30pm



The University of Sheffield Drama Studio, Shearwood Road S10 2TD

Tickets £10.50 full price. / £8.50 conc.s £15 on the door radiophonicworkshop. Young people welcome but must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

Founded in 1958 by Desmond Briscoe and Daphne Oram, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop was home to a maverick group of experimental composers, sound engineers and musical innovators. In a series of small studios within the labyrinthine corridors of the BBC Maida Vale complex, the Workshop explored new ways of using - and abusing - sound. Using early electronics, oscillators, handmade synths and tape loops the Workshop created the other-worldly soundtrack to some of BBC television and radio’s most iconic programmes including Horizon, Quatermass, Newsround, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Delia Derbyshire’s iconic Doctor Who Theme - still the high water mark for British electronic music nearly 50 years after it was recorded. Now, more than 15 years after the Workshop was decommissioned, original members Peter Howell, Roger Limb, Dr Dick Mills, Paddy Kingsland and archivist Mark Ayres are back working together and currently enjoying a well-deserved renaissance. 21

devonshire green dome 7—8 october

Devonshire Green, Devonshire Street S3 7SW

DEVONSHIRE GREEN DOME Sat 7 October 4pm Promenade Cin�ma

“Cinedramatic synthpop” from Sheffield.

5.30pm Harley Likes Music

Sheffield’s own Harley makes music using a Nintendo DS.

7.45pm Hannah Peel

Singer, musician and electronic composer, Hannah Peel released her 2016 solo album ‘Awake But Always Dreaming’ to great acclaim, with Q Magazine describing the album as a ‘sublime electronic opus’ in their 4 star review.

“A great singer and a latter day Delia Derbyshire” The Observer. More activities to be announced, please check the website for details


2017 sees Sensoria’s 10th edition so we’ve decided to put up a dome on Devonshire Green for our closing weekend with FREE music. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. The gigs are free but booking recommended. We have allocations for day tickets or just individual gigs.

Sun 8 October 2pm PET DEATHS

‘Celestial folk pop duo’. New project from Liam Karima formerly of the wonderful Sheffield band Hey Sholay.

3.15pm Fr�n�ois and the Atlas Mountains

French/British pop group, combining indie pop, folk pop, and African rhythms.

4.30pm Tom Hickox

Hugely talented singer-songwriter compared to the likes of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits.

Screen on dev Green Screen on the GREEN for our closing weekend with FREE films. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Films are free but booking recommended

Sat 7 october

Super Hero movies

2.30pm The Incredibles U

Dir. Brad Bird USA 2004 1hr 55mins Follow the adventures of married superheroes Mr Incredible and Elastigirl and their family.

4.30pm Wonder Woman 12A

Dir. Lauren Montgomery USA 2009 1hr 14mins Can Wonder Woman stop the conflict raging outside of her sheltered paradise island?

Sun 8 October Music films 1pm Fantasia U

Dirs. James Algar, Samuel Armstrong USA 1940 2hrs 5mins Magical animated imagery with classical music.

3.45pm Sing U

Dirs. Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet USA 2016 1hr 48mins Koala Buster Moon goes to some lengths to save the crumbling theatre he loves. More activities to be announced, please check the website for details. 23

Announcing a very special event for Sensoria 2018.


Barbara Wasiak: Retrospective

A major exhibition of Barbara’s photographs will be shown during Sensoria 2018. barbara-wasiak-retrospective

Barbara Wasiak: Retrospective


Barbara Wasiak was a Sheffield photographer. She explored her curiosity, sense of humour, politics, her passion for life and love of Sheffield and its people through her photography. She was best known for her photographs of the Sheffield music scene in the 80’s and 90’s and beyond. Her archive includes Cabaret Voltaire, CHAKK, Hula, Tree Bound Story and many more. She was also an accomplished social documentary photographer, capturing the grit and humour of everyday life over 2 decades. This exhibition will include work spanning the 80s to the early years of the new Millennium. Promising to be a lively and poignant journey through Bab’s eyes, which will include “Lady’s Bridge”: the project that was closest to her heart. The fundraiser will go live on the 29th September marking her birthday.

Coming to Sheffield in 2018

Launch Thurs 29 March – Sat 28 April Trafalgar Warehouse, Trafalgar Street S1 4JT

POWER Pic: Tracey Moberley

Martyn Ware, Tracey Moberly, Sarah Hopkins Multi-disciplinary, immersive experience celebrating and reflecting on Britain’s industrial heritage in a postindustrial age.





CALENDAR sat 2 sept


In The Nursery live soundtrack: launch event PG Cannon Hall, Barnsley p5


wed 6 sept

In The Nursery live soundtrack: fall of the house of usher PG The Light Cinema, Sheffield p5

sat 30 sept

Doors 6.30pm

La La Land Outdoor Screening 12A

South Street Amphitheatre p6

JANE WEAVER + SUPPORT Trafalgar Warehouse P7

thu 5 oct


regather film night 18 the regather works p14 7.30pm              



fri 6 oct

sat 7 oct



showroom Cinema p16-17 6.30pm     

Octagon Centre - The University of Sheffield p20 6.30pm


THE INERTIA VARIATIONS 12a showroom Cinema p18 7pm

3 Ring Circus 3 venues

Upper Chapel University Drama Studio. Trafalgar Warehouse 2 p19 9pm


Picture House Social p.18

SynthFest UK

Radiophonic Workshop The University of Sheffield Drama Studio p21

CALENDAR sun 1 oct

mon 2 oct

tue 3 oct

wed 4 oct




The University of Sheffield Drama Studio. intro by Richard Hawley p9 4.30pm


18 The University of Picture House Sheffield Drama Social Mini Studio p11 Cinema p12 8pm

Rumble 18


Moomins & the Comet u


raving iran

liberation day 18

Factory Floor live soundtrack: Metropolis PG

Picture House Social Mini Cinema p12

Magna Face of Steel, Rotherham p8 8pm

Monterey Pop 18 Showroom Cinema p10

sun 8 oct

2pm – 7pm

12.30pm – 6pm

Films on Devonshire Green p23 2pm – 9pm

Films on Devonshire Green p23 1.30pm – 6pm

Screen on Dev Green

Devonshire Dome (live music) Devonshire Green p22

Screen on Dev Green

Devonshire Dome (live music) Devonshire Green p22

2 sept - 8 oct

Our programme may be subject to change, please check the website for details.



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