Abbeydale Brewery

Online Shop
abbeydalebrewery.co.uk/shop

Abbeydale Brewery is a local treasure for many of Sheffield’s drinkers. We never need an excuse to enjoy a pint of the highly-decorated Moonshine or a can of one of their more crafty concoctions, but sometimes it’s too far a stretch to get your hands on their wares.

Thankfully the brewery has got us covered. For the first time in their 22-year history, Abbeydale are selling canned beer directly to the consumer, so we can now stock our fridges to the brim with our favourite ales to enjoy amidst homely comforts. The online shop currently offers tasty double IPAs Deliverance #1 and #2, Salvation Rocky Road Stout and Espresso Martini Stout, session IPA Serenity #5, Unbeliever #6 dry-hopped lemon & lime sour IPA, and many others.

The full range is available to buy on their website as a pack of six or a case of 24. If eclectic flavours are what you’re seeking, mix and match your way up to a case. For the most avid Abbeydale fans among us, merchandise is also available to buy on the shop, a range of t-shirts, hoodies and notebooks externalising our internal love for their famed tipples. It’s important to remember: we are what we drink.

Makers on the Edge

555 Abbeydale Road
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Founded by enthusiastic and hard-working couple James and Lisa, Makers on the Edge is celebrating three years since it first opened its doors to the public. Located not far from The Broadfield pub, Makers is all about art and crafts old and new, from antiques and curios to modern, bespoke creations.

Lisa fashions artwork and lamps using mosaic, bricolage, felt and textiles, while James specialises in fixing and creating items primarily from wood and perspex using lasercutting, engraving and traditional techniques. Completing the roster of makers, Angela of Diamonds & Frogs makes decorations, toys and gifts from textiles, paper and upcycled material on the first floor of the building.

The second floor plays host to Quick Press Gallery, an exhibition space named after the city-wide ironing service based at 555 Abbeydale Road in the 1940s and 50s. They tell us they are currently programming for the gallery, so local artists looking for a place to show your work, get in touch with them.

It's heartening to see such an obvious labour of love still going strong after three years, and this is certainly a testament to the tenacity and creativity of Makers.

Citizen

Celebrating 10 Years of Now Then

We are giving Abbeydale Brewery a lot of love of late, but we assure you it's completely justified.

As well as working closely with the brewery for the majority of our existence as a publication and as an organisation, they have also created a number of highly-suppable ales on our behalf, carrying the Now Then name far outside Sheffield.

To celebrate ten years of this here magazine, Abbeydale have for the first time made us a craft ale. Citizen is an oatshake New England IPA, a hazy, unfiltered, hopped IPA. For the beer geeks among you, the hops are Tradition, El Dorado, Citra, Galaxy and Vic Secret, with Windsor Ale and London ESB yeasts. Its name is inspired by our aims of encouraging participation through citizen journalism and local activism, and the label was created by local artist Jim Spendlove.

You can find Citizen at all your favourite watering holes from 15 October.

Brazil & Metropolis

Sunday 21 October, Abbeydale Picture House

Responsible for some of the best screenings at the newly-revitalised Abbeydale Picture House in recent memory, the team behind Yorkshire Silent Film Festival brings two fantastic dystopian visions to the big screen this month in the form of Fritz Lang's Metropolis and Terry Gilliam's Brazil.

The former, widely considered a masterpiece of the silent age and the first film to be inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register, will be live scored with violin, cello, percussion and piano, while the latter dystopia-by-bureaucracy will stand in its bizarre, full-audio glory.

Tickets can be found at ticketsource.co.uk/yorkshiresilentfilm priced at £9.50 and £8 concessions for Brazil (2:30pm start), £12.50 and £10 concessions for Metropolis (6pm start), or £17.50 and £15 concessions for both. Under 18s go free, though Brazil is 15 certificate.

Yorkshire Silent Film run regular screenings, so keep 'em peeled.

Illuminate The Gardens

2-4 November, Botanical Gardens

As the days shorten and autumn’s satisfying crunch can be felt underfoot, it’s time to look forward to all the enjoyable activities that are synonymous with the last months of the year.

One of our favourites is Bonfire Night, and this year we’ll be heading to Illuminate the Gardens, the fireworks extravaganza brought to you by Events Collective, the ace folk behind Sheffield Food Festival.

With an extra date added for 2018, the event will take place over three nights from 2 to 4 November within the beautiful surroundings of the Botanical Gardens. It promises to be a magical night out for all the family, with tasty street food and drinks available from some of your favourite local traders, fairground rides, free kids activities, fire performances, acoustic music and, of course, a stunning fireworks display. It’s likely to sell out in advance, so be sure to snap up tickets soon from illuminatethegardens.co.uk.

Site Gallery

sitegallery.org

Following a large-scale renovation and expansion of the premises which started in April last year, Site Gallery on Brown Street is once again open to the public. The recent work has trebled the public floor space, with a large-scale gallery, projects space, cafe and shop welcoming guests as of late last month.

To coincide with this grand re-opening, Sharna Jackson has been appointed artistic director, bringing to bear her experience at The Tate and The Design Museum.

One of the first projects to occupy the main gallery space is Liquid Crystal Display, comprising a sculpture by Anna Barham which houses 16 other artworks, all of them inspired by the material possibilities of crystals, how they link technology and the natural world, and how they've influenced contemporary culture.

Site already has plenty of exciting stuff programmed in, so drop in when you're next in town or visit their site for more.