Lust, Sound and ‘damn fine coffee’

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Sensoria, the UK’s Festival of Film, Music and Digital, returns for an eighth year this autumn with a genre-spanning programme of unique events in venues across Sheffield.

Running from September 25 to October 3, it includes the UK premiere of music documentary B-Movie: Lust and Sound in West Berlin 1979-1989 with a Q&A with star Mark Reeder while French cult favourite La Haine gets the live scoring treatment from Asian Dub Foundation.

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.

The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess brings his world-famous Tim Peaks Diner to Sheffield, serving up ‘damn fine coffee’ and hosting special guests actor Paddy Considine – with his band Riding The Low – and author and DJ Dave Haslam.

Factory Floor and Lonelady form an unmissable lineup at Abbeydale Picture House, and there will be a screening of Industrial Soundtrack for the Urban Decay. The opening night party is with turntablist DJ Yoda and his audio-visual feast, A History of Hip Hop.

Some of Sheffield’s hottest bands, such as Blood Sport, Faerground Accidents and Baba Naga, will be showcased while others 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.

Sensoria will be helping Peddler Market celebrate their first birthday while Cityscapes will transform the centre of town with dance.

Industry event SensoriaPro gets extended for the first time to two days taking place in the Upper Chapel and Channing Hall. Guest speakers include Crispin Hunt, Ian Neil, Ilan Eshkeri, Steve Mclaughlin and Caroline Bottomley.

Tickets are now on sale. See sensoria.org.uk for full details and booking.