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Sensoria Festival brings a world of film & music to Yorkshire

DJ Yoda, La Haine live scoring, film music seminars and more

Asian Dub Foundation provide live scoring for French cult classic La HaineSensoria, the UK’s Festival of Film, Music and Digital, returns for an eighth year this Autumn with a brand new, genre-spanning programme of unique events in venues across Sheffield from 25 September to 3 October.

Japanese acid-punk band Bo Ningen play Sensoria 2015The festival, sponsored in part by Sound On Sound, boasts an excellent programme including the UK Premiere of music documentary B-MOVIE: LUST AND SOUND IN WEST BERLIN 1979-1989 with a Q&A with star MARK REEDER (Fri 25 Sept), whilst French cult favourite LA HAINE gets the live scoring treatment from ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION (Wed 30 Sept). Music Canada’s AMY TERRILL flies over to talk Music Cities and Japanese acid punk band BO NINGEN will close the festival with a bang.

Turntablist DJ Yoda brings his audio-visual feast ‘A History of Hip Hop’ to Sensoria's opening night party.The Charlatans’ TIM BURGESS brings his world-famous TIM PEAKS DINER to Sheffield, serving up ‘damn fine coffee’ and hosting special guests PADDY CONSIDINE - with his band RIDING THE LOW - and DAVE HASLAM. With their love of the industrial, festival organisers combine FACTORY FLOOR and LONELADY in an unmissable lineup at Abbeydale Picture House. There will also be a screening of INDUSTRIAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE URBAN DECAY (Sat 3 Oct). The opening night party is with turntablist DJ YODA and his audio-visual feast ‘A History of Hip Hop’. 

Sensoria will showcase some of Sheffield’s hottest bands, with BLOOD SPORT, FAERGROUND ACCIDENTS and BABA NAGA. They’ll be helping PEDDLER MARKET celebrate their first birthday while CITYSCAPES will transform the centre of town with dance. A bevy of Sheffield bands will soundtrack the GREAT YORKSHIRE RUN, culminating in a free live music stage in the Peace Gardens featuring CARMEN GHIA & THE HOTRODS, BANG BANG ROMEO and lots more.

Meet the pros
Industry event SensoriaPro gets extended for the first time to two days – an absolute must if you want to get ahead in music and film. Taking place in the gorgeous Upper Chapel and Channing Hall, guest speakers include CRISPIN HUNT (Longpigs, FAC, PRS for Music), IAN NEIL (Sony), ILAN ESHKERI (Still Alice, Kick Ass, Stardust), STEVE MCLAUGHLIN (Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, About a Boy) and CAROLINE BOTTOMLEY (Radar).

Festival Director Jo Wingate says “With a packed programme that features an array of special guests, live music, installations, new films from around the world - and some timeless classics too - we’ll also breathe new life into our city’s fabulous venues.”

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