Sensoria: Monster sized street party at Devonshire Green

I Monster are appearing at Sensoria
I Monster are appearing at Sensoria

TAKING advantage of an unexpected public holiday on the opening day of Sensoria, organisers have decided to launch with a street party on Devonshire Street which will be decked with bunting, picnic tables and chairs on Friday.

There will be entertainment and a market.

Sensoria, the UK’s festival of music, film and digital, runs until Sunday, May 8, at various venues.

Bill Drummond, co-founder of KLF, is Sensoria’s first composer in residence, based at Sheffield Forgemasters, and joining In The Nursery at the City Hall Ballroom on Thursday are Sieben, Job Karma, Neil McSweeney and David Thomas Broughton.

This weekend The Washington pub is hosting Off With Their Heads, a three day live music festival of Sheffield acts and DJs including The Violet May, Pete David and the Payroll Union, Death Rays of Ardilla, The Ratells and more.

On Sunday at the Greystones I, Monster are curating a cosmic event to mark the 50th anniversary of man’s first journey into space. Skywathers, The Third Half and Hoarse Verse are involved.

The Heebie Jeebies and The Cuckoo Clocks will play at The Harley on Wednesday against a backdrop of archive film footage in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus event in association with the National Fairground Archive.

The 2Weeks 2Make It 2011 competition will launch on Thursday in the fifth year of the music video competition which randomly pairs off musicians with filmmaking teams who then collaborate to make a video in just two weeks.

It coincides with Sensoria Pro industry event which runs on Thursday and Friday when speakers include Feargal Sharkey, Mary Anne Hobbs, John Robb, Dave Simpson and Martyn Ware (Heaven 17, Future of Sound), who will also present his installation Diaspora Magnet (part of Echo City project presented at the Venice Biennale) throughout the festival.

In the Nursery interview, page 27