Despite the name of the site and our previous allegiance to all things Londoncentric (is that even a word?), its become clear to us at that a good portion of our readership does come from outside the capitol. It seems therefore prudent of me to mention something that is going on a little further north that should be worthy of your attention.
Running from the 12th to the 18th of April in Sheffield is Sensoria, a new festival of music and film which will play host to a series of events across the city throughout its duration.

The programme so far includes;

A screening in Sheffield Cathedral of The Passion of Joan of Arc with a premiere of the new score by In The Nursery, Wednesday 16th April.
The score was co-commissioned by Sensoria and the Barbican Cinema.
In The Nursery will then tour the work to Leipzig in May and the Barbican in June.

There will be a Friday evening interview with Julien Temple and we will screen his punk docs The Filth and the Fury (the Sex Pistols own answer to Great Rock n Roll Swindle) and award-winning Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten.

The festival will screen rarely seen films from Jarvis Cocker’s artschool days.

An exhibition Harry Smith’s Anthology remixed. Originated by, Sensoria have invited local musicians to perform their own interpretations tracks from the collection. Those invited include Richard Hawley and Double No No.

After an 8-year hiatus Future Loop Foundation return home to Sheffield to present a full av performance of their new album The Fading Room: Memories & Remixes at the Showroom, Tuesday 15th April.

Visual artist Mark S. Gubb will provide a “Metal Talk’ on the history of heavy metal music and will include Sheffield’s place in the music’s history and evolution.

An audio visual performance by Richard H. Kirk in Sheffield’s iconic 60s building The Grosvenor Hotel, Thursday 17th April.

Finally, Sensoria Pro, an industry day on Thursday 17th April will provide a lively hotbed of debate, discussion and future gazing for all involved in music and film, we expect a host of music supervisors, composers, filmmakers, licensors and record publishers to descend on Sheffield for this one-day event.

Sheffield supporters include Jarvis Cocker, Richard Hawley, The Human League, Stephen Singleton, The Long Blondes, Richard H. Kirk (Cabaret Voltaire) and Reverend and the Makers.

Further information is available on and tickets are available at Showroom Cinema’s box office tel. 0114 275 7727.