Thornbridge Brewery are just about to offer Sheffield a new (and much needed) social destination, rethinking what has become somewhat standard form in city centre bars/pubs. A new venue for enjoying their much loved ales but this time from the keg - a bar rather than a pub. This grants them more license to experiment, attracting an audience who are inclined to be creative, meet and plan ideas, enjoy a live performance/music and take in artwork, which will on the whole celebrate what Sheffield has constantly brewing under the surface.
Another place for the actively creative and ambitious is definitely a goer. In the attractive corner building that was once Trippets on Trippet Lane, Dada will open next Tuesday and I'm pleased to say the dedicated art space inside Dada will house a body of work I made in collaboration with George Law 2 years ago. A shared process of collage, drawing and painting. It will be so nice to start things off for Thornbridge in their first dedicated exhibition space, Dada will accumulate more input from Sheffield artists and musicians over the coming year including projects in association with Martyn Ware of the Human League. A programme of events and shows which are (loosely!) dada in the sense of providing a catalyst for making, doing and speaking about it- just close to the city centre, but off the beaten track enough to feel like an alternative to the norm.
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