'Double Decker'

11 & 12 August / Showroom Cinema

This month the Showroom will screen two films by the critically acclaimed independent filmmaker Josephine Decker, in the form of Butter on the Latch (Tues 11 Aug, 6.45pm) and Thou Wast Mild & Lovely (Weds 12 Aug, 6.15pm), the latter followed by a Q&A with the director herself.

has been compared to David Lynch, Terrence Malick and Ingmar Bergman. Butter on the Latch and Thou Wast Mild & Lovely are her

Based in New York, Decker's work first and second films, leading the New Yorker to label her the "most original independent filmmaker to surface in the past few years". Well worth a look-in, we say.

Sensoria Festival

25 September - 3 October

Now entering its eighth year, Sensoria has proven itself a mainstay on the local festival circuit, and for good reason. This year running across nine days in venues across the city, it offers a unique combination of music and film events, as well as an industry-focussed strand called SensoriaPro.

There still plenty TBA, but we would recommend checking out: Tim Peaks Diner (1 Oct, Abbeydale Picture House), with Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Paddy Considine and Dave Haslam; Factory Floor and LoneLady (2 Oct, Abbeydale Picture House); and the opening night screening of B-Movie: Lust and Sound in West Berlin (1979-1989) (25 Sept, Showroom).



For those of you whose imagination is captured by developments in space exploration and technological progression in general, Spacehack may be just the thing for you. In essence, it's a directory of ways to participate in space exploration. It lists over 30 different projects, ranging from Galaxy Zoo Radio, a project seeking out super black holes, to Disk Detective, seeking out stars which could harbour planet forming disks, to Constellation, analysing aerospace engineering data.

All of these projects involve the user allowing their home computer, when it's idle, to analyse raw data. You are sent a package of data relating to the project you are interested in and you simply download it, along with the analytics program, and thus begins your contribution to science. Find out more on their site.


On Apple & Android

Overhear is a new project designed to complement both formal and informal live music events across any given geographical area. Designed and produced in Sheffield, Overhear launched in the lead up to Tramlines this year, the festival providing a perfect testing ground for this innovative new app.

Overhear allows the user to identify on a map of Sheffield where and when events are taking place, as well as contribute media and reviews after the event. For promoters and venues, this app offers a great tool for reaching a targeted audience of gig goers and is currently free to host your event on. Get in touch with them for more information or simply get on your app store and download it for free.