“Don’t live with pain,” reads the sign outside the now well-established osteopaths in the heart of Nether Edge. “Obviously,” I found myself thinking as I read it. As I mused a little further whilst walking on, I realised I’d had a niggling pain in my lower back for what was then almost 12 months. Confronted with this internal paradox, I decided to take advantage of their introductory offer and get a long-overdue MOT of my bones, muscles and general bodily workings. It was nothing short of a revelation.

Owner, Steve, and his team of highly-trained specialists Mariska and Alex, have been operating under the Bannerdale banner since 2005. Having set up on (you guessed it) Bannerdale Road, they moved to their home in Nether Edge in 2013, where they operate in state-of-the-art facilities with some world-leading technologies to alleviate aches and pains.

One of these technologies is their therapeutic K-Laser. “We’re really excited about our therapeutic K-Laser, because we're the only clinic in Yorkshire with one of this power and sophistication. It’s the most advanced one out there and can do some amazing things to help people get better, quicker," Steve enthused. “The only thing that can repair damage in your body is your own body. As osteopaths, we try to speed this up by removing any barriers to this happening. The K-Laser allows us to actually speed up the healing on a cellular level."

For your initial assessment and first session at £30, get in touch. Oh, and definitely don’t live with pain, like this wally did for too long.



True to one of our core principles, the Discounts App is aimed at encouraging people to change their shopping habits and regularly support our city's unique independent traders, contributing to the local economy, rather than the wealth of often-distant multinational shareholders.

Users can browse individual trader profiles, get the low-down on their wares, then take a look at offers and discounts with that business, some of them super exclusive. Then it's just a matter of showing their phone at the point of sale. It works on Android and iOS, and also has a nifty map function to aid navigation. Our top offers this month are a free bottle of wine when you buy two main courses at Silversmiths and 50% off film tickets at Film Unit.

All new sign-ups are priced at £180 + VAT for twelve months (60p per day) or £120 + VAT for six months (80p per day). We'll also throw in free push notifications - pop-up messages sent to our 15,000 App users, which are usually £20 a pop - as well as a monthly email detailing the number of views an offer receives so traders can see what users think of the discount or offer. We also tweet, retweet and support traders via our @NTDiscounts and @NowThenMag Twitter accounts and send out a monthly newsletter to App users detailing new offers.

The Now Then Discounts App enables traders on a low budget to reach an engaged audience who are actively seeking to purchase goods and services from independent businesses in Sheffield. If you're interested in getting in touch to find out more about how your business can get on the App, please contact james@opusindependents.com.



We discovered their cafe whilst delivering this very publication to Bank Street Arts towards the latter part of last year, and have been so impressed by this independent business’ approach to the world’s favourite beverage that we’ve been regular customers ever since.

Having established their roastery in Nether Edge in 2012, this group of friends have built their company on a philosophy of simplicity, transparency, excellent service and good value, and these core values are apparent in every aspect of the business, from their ethical stance on the sourcing of their beans, to their meticulous method of making the perfect cup of Joe. 

As well as freshly roasting coffee for you to buy directly from them for your pot at home, the aforementioned Foundry Coffee cafe on Bank Street has also installed the new and exclusive Londinium R espresso machine. Firsthand experience tells us that this is a seriously sophisticated piece of kit which does justice to the quality and care that are the benchmarks of all things Foundry. 



Hagglers Corner is a welcoming hub of creativity and collaboration, championing the independent makers and doers of Sheff and providing a family-friendly environment for all to explore and enjoy.

The latest addition to the collective is Hagglers Bar. Serving up tasty cocktails, local ales, live music and DJs, and opening until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays, it’s a cosy spot to enjoy a few tipples with pals. And be sure to take advantage of their ‘Two cocktails for £10’ offer.

If you’re looking to host a party, the beautifully decorated event space is perfect for celebrating special occasions, and they’re currently offering discounted venue hire on Friday nights, so do get in touch via their website for more details. And for the forward-planners amongst you, they’re also taking bookings for Christmas parties.

And finally, don’t forget to head down to Hagglers Fair on Saturday 24 September, where you’ll find stalls from local artists, live music, food stalls, kids activities and more delicious local booze than you can shake a stick at.



It's been a long time coming, but King Capisce have finally returned with their much-anticipated third album, Memento Mori. The Sheffield-based experimental instrumental outfit are part of a new wave of pioneering UK jazz crossover bands and their acclaimed sound is brimming with energy. The band have been described by BBC6 Music as 'an exciting cross-genre talent' and the new release is undoubtedly their best yet.

To celebrate the new album, Now Then and King Capisce are hosting a super special launch party in the beautiful surroundings of the Abbeydale Picture House, and naturally, you're all invited. You can expect a stonking set from King Capisce themselves and a high-octane supporting slot filled by none other than Mercury Prize and MOBO Award nominees, Roller Trio, plus we'll be serving up ale from Abbeydale Brewery and playing our favourite tunes in between the bands to keep your toes tapping. So come on down. We'd love to see you all there.



Genetic modification. We’re all aware of its prevalence in the world around us and the ethical issues which surround it, particularly in the food industry, but how do we really feel about it? Sheffield artist Anthony Bennett has created The Gene Genie, a brand new installation of artworks made up of sculptures and photomontage, which aims to investigate the emotional response of ‘people with full bellies’ to the subject of GM. 

The works are part of a wider discourse called Pontifications in the Pub hosted by The Red Deer’s landlord, Jacob Nickles, and reflecting on the impact of humans on the biosphere of the planet, the Anthropocene, the scale of some of the predicaments we face and how we can address them. It will feature inclusive presentations by academics and professionals, encouraging debate and promoting awareness. 

Head to The Red Deer on 14 September from 7:30pm for The Gene Genie’s opening event or alternatively you can experience it at your leisure with a pint of ale in hand from 15 September to 2 December.