Editorial

We have some excellent articles for you this month. Alt-Sheff considers the case for cannabis decriminalisation on page 5, Ben Dorey talks about the history of climbing in Sheffield on page 9, and Ben Jackson revels in the glory of real ale on page 20. Our music feature this month sees Alex Keegan explore the links between Sheffield and Detroit.

Due to financial constraints, Now Then will be onlineonly for July and August. We want to be back in full force come September, so taking a summer break from print seems like a sensible choice, but don’t forget that all of the usual content will be available on nowthenmagazine.com as usual. ‘Like’ the Now Then page on Facebook to stay up to date.

Our June art submission comes from Dan McCarthy, a US-based screen printing extraordinaire with an immediately identifiable style. Trees galore. Read an interview with Dan on page 32.

Don’t forget that Peace in the Park, everyone’s favourite free community festival, takes place on Saturday 9th June at Ponderosa Park. Visit web.peaceinthepark.org.uk for more details, including the full line-up. We’ll be hosting the Other Stage, so see you down there.

Thanks for reading.

SAM.