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The Unsung

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Friday 26th May 7:30pm
You’ve heard of Kurt Cobain. You’ve heard of Jim Morrison. Have you heard of Scott Johnson, or Lina Prokofiev? The Unsung is a funeral party for the forgotten fallen heroes of music – not the famous dead rock stars, but the people whose story has never been told.

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Art + Copyright/Copyleft : A Symposium and Exhibition

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Friday June 16th | 11am – 4pm | tickets £10
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Richard Taylor, Lawyer and partner at DLA Piper LLP, specialist in Intellectual Property & Professor Robert Burrell, Head of School of Law, University of Sheffield. Occursus and Bank Street Arts are pleased to invite proposals for 20-minute contributions (including, but not limited to, papers, presentations and readings) that reflect critically on the issues and practicalities of copyright and copyleft, with particular reference to the arts (broadly interpreted).

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Sheffield: This is Hardcore

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Wednesday 31st May 6pm | Free admission.
An illustrated talk by Jones the Planner. “Sheffield is heroic. It’s like a boxer struggling back to his feet after a series of knock-down blows; down but not out. Sheffield is masculine, raw and powerful. But it is Pittsburg, not Detroit, still optimistic that its past, improbable, greatness can be rekindled. And it is often wrong-headed about how to do this.”

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Diisonance

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21st – 24th June
Diisonance is a collaboration. Part of a jigsaw, the genesis of which is shared experiences; Steve and paul met in the early nineties squatting in Claremont Road, east London at the height of anti-road protests, poll-tax riots and dissent.

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An Evening Reading with Steve McCaffery and Karen Mac Cormack

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Saturday 10th June 7.30pm | Free admission
Resident artist Linda Kemp will be introducing Steve McCaffery and Karen Mac Cormack for an evening of poetry readings as part of this years Independent Publishers Book Fair. Steve McCaffery has been twice nominated for Canada’s Governor General’s Award and is twice recipient of the American Gertrude Stein Prize for Innovative Writing. Karen Mac Cormack is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry. Titles include Quirks & Quillets, The Tongue Moves Talk, At Issue and Vanity Release.

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Independent Publishers Book Fair

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Saturday 10th June 11am – 6pm | Free
The Independent Publishers Book Fair will once again bring some of the most innovative artists and independent presses together under one roof. The fair will include handmade artists’ books, poetry, fiction, art writing, literary criticism, zines, and much more.

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Copyright/Copyleft : A Symposium

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Art & Copyright/Copyleft: A Symposium | Friday 16th June | 11am – 4pm
Should it matter if you break the law to make art? Is it, in fact, necessary?
This symposium brings together artists, writers, curators and lawyers to discuss the stakes and realities of copyright, copyleft and creative commons and fair usage in contemporary art, video games, writing and creative practice.

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Diisonance: Workshop

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Diisonance | Friday 23rd June | 2pm – 4.30pm
paul hawkins and poet/musician Rowan Evans will run a workshop on experimental, collaborative poetry. Participants will be encouraged to produce new, collaborative work in that moment and invited to join five pairs of collaborating writers in a free Diisonance event in the evening featuring performances of new collaborative poetry generated with the theme of Diisonance in mind.

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Safe

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Safe | 30th June & 1st July
Artist Arnett Powell has had a number of varying experiences in hospital throughout her life and in her new exhibition Safe she reflects on her own desire, what is quite possibly a universally shared desire to feel safe and secure on the day of being discharged.

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