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Sharon Oakes | Coming from You: How to Write a Good Script

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Have you got a story that’s urgent? That you want to tell now? Do you have a great idea for a film, TV drama, radio drama or stage play? Over the course of six workshops you’ll cover the principles of scriptwriting and you will write, discuss, share and receive friendly and constructive feedback to help you towards writing the first working draft of your script.

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Comma Press Short Story Course

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09/02/17 – 06/07/17
A writing course from one of the UK’s leading publishers of short fiction. Comma Press is always looking for new voices in short fiction and it’s hoped that this course will unearth and develop contenders for one of their showcases of new writers.

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Chris Graham Atrium Occupation

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2nd Nov onwards
A complex, nuanced and dazzling blend of radical dissent, catharsis, and critique of institutional power, the work of BSA resident Chris Graham- who’s going to be occupying our atrium over the next few months- is as likely to reference Mickey Mouse or Kate Moss as it is Zygmunt Bauman.

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The Nymph and the Shepherd

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Spring 2016- spring 2017
The Nymph and the Shepherd is an ongoing series of photographs chronicling the transitions of resident Jesse Alexander’s rural Somerset surroundings 160 miles from Sheffield. The series commenced in Spring 2016 with a commitment from Jesse to send one image per week to Bank Street Arts over the course of a year.

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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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Laura Smith | Mania

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From February 17th
Laura Smith is interested in the attachments that people form with inanimate objects and her work involves giving charity shop figurines a surreal makeover. Her Mania exhibition, which takes place in our newly-refurbished Keyhole Gallery, features three textbook examples of mantelpiece kitsch and car boot sale tat, to which Laura has added her own twist.

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Oliver Manning and James Ewan Tait co-headline gig

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Friday 21st April from 6.45pm
Songwriter, musician and Bank Street Arts resident Oliver Manning is currently recording his forthcoming album in the various spaces around our building. While he’s played a few impromptu gigs with us, his first ‘official’ BSA performance will be taking place on the evening of Friday 21st April. The show is a co-headliner with fellow songwriter James Ewan Tait.

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IOTA

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Weds 5th – Sat 8th April
Iota is a collective of eight 2nd year photography students currently studying at Sheffield Hallam University. Their exhibition serves to showcase the diverse range of work they are creating, touching on identity, motion and spaces.

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Lucy Wright | Bling!

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March 29th- 1st April.
Artist and researcher Lucy Wright’s conception of folk is more interested in what can happen when people come together to share in a cultural practice that they create for themselves. Her forthcoming exhibition Bling! explores this, with loving reference to the recent DIY phenomenon known variously as ‘bedazzling,’ ‘bejewelling’ and ‘blinging’.

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One evening, six exhibitions

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On Friday 31st March from 6pm we’ll be hosting an event that will give visitors to Bank Street Arts the opportunity to spend the evening taking in six very different exhibitions: Lucy Wright’s Bling!, Andrew Jackson’s Wake-Up Call, Laura Smith’s Mania, resident Jesse Alexander’s The Nymph and the Shepherd, Ben Lewis’s Taken to Pieces: Peculiar Wood, and resident Chris Graham’s Atrium Occupation.

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Allan Pacey & Kate Sully | Reproduction

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8th- 23rd March
Allan Pacey, Professor of Andrology at The University of Sheffield, and artist Kate Sully first exhibited at Bank Street Arts with their mesmerising Journey of Reproductive Life project, part of 2016’s Festival of the Mind. Since the festival, Allan and Kate have continued their collaboration, producing work that provides a unique conduit between the reproductive sciences and art.

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In Celebration of Trees

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7th- 12th January
In Celebration of Trees is an exhibition of photographs that comes at a point when trees have become an unusually divisive and highly charged issue in Sheffield. While a 2007 independent survey suggested that just 1,000 of the city’s street trees needed replacing, 4,000 have since been felled. Sheffield hasn’t taken kindly to this…

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Writing in Crisis

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21/10/16
An evening of poetry, memoir extracts, and fiction readings from writers that have experienced, or are currently experiencing, homelessness. This event is suitable for ages 16+ and is organised by Crisis, the national homeless charity. Part of this year’s Off the Shelf Festival of Words.

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Poetry Cafe

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The next Poetry Cafe at Bank Street Arts will be on Wednesday, 5th August. We’re reading Matthew Clegg’s ‘The Navigators’. From 1pm, we’ll start the workshop. Bring half a dozen or so copies of your poem. We’ll aim to finish between 3pm and half past.

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The History of Bank Street

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Since 2011, Dr Karen Harvey from the University of Sheffield has been academic in residence at Bank Street Arts. Starting with her own research into Georgian domestic life, she has looked into the history of the buildings on Bank Street and collaborated with our artists and writers, along with our founder and former Creative Director John Clark.

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Sean Morley

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As our first Comedian in Residence- and one ‘armed with ‘a bucket full of pranks and a briefcase full of EU funding applications’- Sean Morley has been given free rein to explore humour and laughter at Bank Street Arts, develop his work in live and recorded comedy, and… whatever else tickles his fancy.

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Sean Morley: Scriptless Standup

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8/10/2016
Bank Street Arts comedian in residence Sean Morley is running another instalment of his Scriptless Standup workshop for devised and improvised comedy performance this autumn. The workshop is open to anybody with an interest in developing their standup, and will teach the skills needed to abandon your ideas in the moment and go with what’s funny, interesting or dramatic. Please note, Sean’s workshop is now fully subscribed.

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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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Monochrome Breach

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16th & 17th June
Bryan, an artist with a long standing association with Bank Street Arts, will be holding a solo show of drawings at the gallery on Saturday 17th June. Bryan has shown his work at Bank Street many times, and is currently a trustee of the charity. On the evening of Friday June 16th, there will be an opening event to launch this pop-up show. During the evening there will be a talk by the artist. All are welcome.

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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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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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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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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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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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