Editorial

Last month’s magazine marked our 4th birthday as a publication, so I said most of my thank-you’s then, but this one is also special because it is our 50th issue. It’s hard to believe how far we have come from our lowly beginnings, so once again, thank you to everyone who has been involved in any capacity.

Last month saw the release of the Now Then pale ale with Abbeydale Brewery, which has gone down a storm across the city. By the time you are reading this, stocks will probably have run out, but keep your eye out for more beer-related projects from us in the not-too-distant future. We have also made a short film about the brewing process with Nathan Gibson, which you should be able to watch online now.

This issue includes interviews with Joy Division bassist Peter Hook and Sheffield’s own Off Me Nut Records, as well as articles on the Olympics, the NHS and Europe’s Last Dictator. Also check out the comedy courtesy of NewsThump, and vegan recipes in our Food section.

In case you hadn’t noticed, artwork this month comes from Pete McKee. One of the city’s best loved and most immediately identifiable artists, Pete has provided us with a series of sketches that are his love letter to Sheffield. A great art submission for our 50th. Enjoy.

SAM.