Golden Harvest

74 Cambridge Street
0114 249 1311

The latest addition to Cambridge Street is the new, revamped, resized and rejuvenated Golden Harvest, which until recently was located in the Forum.

As soon as the new Golden Harvest comes into your eye line it's clear this is an entirely different enterprise. The large street-facing windows and classy furniture in the downstairs cafe make this a great place to pop in for a coffee and a sandwich. The cafe is run by well-known barista Joey Jackson and at the risk of over egging the beverage, the coffee here is fantastic. You can also take advantage of a deal or two here using the Now Then Discounts app. Free slice of cake with a coffee, anyone?

But this is not all. Travel up to the first floor of Golden Harvest and you'll find all the usual elements you've come to expect from one of Sheffield's premier head shops, including top-end e-cig and vaping kits, alongside perhaps the most amazing thing - a stereo valve acetate machine.

Owned and run by Sheffield legend Rob Gordon, this machine allows you to convert your MP3s onto vinyl. We are gob-smacked by the potential of this. Golden Harvest are also interested in meeting any promoters who would like to put on evening events there, so pop in and make yourselves known.

Picture House Social

383 Abbeydale Road

Abbeydale Road is increasingly becoming a cultural and independent hotspot for Sheffield, be you antiques hunting, cafe crawling or simply out for a drink or two. The latest addition to this is the transformation of Bar Abbey into Picture House Social, housed in the former ballroom and billiard hall of Abbeydale Picture House, which originally opened in 1920.

Brought to you by the team behind the Great Gatsby, Picture House Social is an independent venue and bar with music, cocktails, craft beer, Italian inspired street food, and - yes - a games room. Cocktails wise, we'd recommend Crackers in Caracus, which for the courageous among you features an absinthe rinse. You can visit their website for further detail on glass types, ingredients and how quickly after drinking you'll lose all inhibitions alongside feeling in both legs.

Bearing this in mind, it's probably worth combining drinks with food. We'd recommend their San Marzano tomato stonebaked pizzas with toppings of your choice. Using the Now Then Discounts app you can now also get a pint of Abbeydale brewery ale for £2.50 and a quid off those devilishly good cocktails. Get it downloaded.

Other than drinking and eating the day away, at Picture House Social you can have a game of table tennis on their tournament standard tables. The team also host regular DJ sets and are planning a series of film nights and live events in the large ballroom which, with the original decor of the building, will be truly spectacular.

Photo by India Hobson

Wealthy Weekend

15 & 16 November

A wise man once said, “There is no wealth but life”. That wise man was writer, artist and social reformer John Ruskin, and this month the Guild of St George and the University of Sheffield are running a weekend of events aimed at promoting Ruskin’s thinking and redefining our concepts of wealth in the 21st century.

Wealthy Weekend begins with a series of projections at Upper Chapel on Norfolk Street (Sat 15 Nov, 4.45-6.30pm), while Sunday includes appearances from former New Economics Foundation policy director Andrew Simms, former National Trust director-general Fiona Reynolds and Clive Wilmer, Master of the Guild of St George, at Millennium Gallery, alongside exhibitions and activities for adults and children, 11am-4pm. Check the website for the full programme.

Women’s Institute

If the Women’s Institute makes you think of gingham and digging for victory, you are sorely mistaken. There are 7,000 WIs across the UK, voluntary organisations providing the chance to develop new skills, meet new people and campaign on community issues.

Two local WIs have got events coming up this month. Hallam Roses WI are running a clothes swap upstairs at the Broadfield on 7 November. £5.95 gets you entry and a drink, and there’s no limit on clothes brought or taken away. Then on 22 November, WINE (WI Nether Edge) is hosting a ceilidh at St Andrews Church Hall, with a pie and pea supper, homemade desserts and music from Strings and Reeds. £12 a pop, with proceeds going to St Luke’s Hospice.

Computer Club

29 November, Raynor Lounge

If you didn’t get a copy of this month’s promotional flexi disc vinyl courtesy of CPU Records, this is the event to grab one at. CPU is starting a sister label, Computer Club, for more leftfield electronic output, and this is the launch party.

There will be sets from Poborsk (ICASEA, Bedroom Research), Hanal and head honcho Sheffield Bleep, and all attendees will be guaranteed a copy of the Now Then/CPU flexi disc featuring ‘Extra Terrestrials’ by Cygnus, which by now is probably being sold on eBay for £20 by some cheeky bugger.

If you can’t make it, tune into @nowthenmag and @cpurecords on Twitter on 13 November and wait for transmissions.

School for Creative Startups

Deadline 30 November

The School for Creative Startups has teamed up with Sheffield College to offer a new course that could be well up your street. Accepting applications on a rolling basis until mid-December, the course is based around 12 days of world-class entrepreneurship training, with support from a dedicated business advisor, an online support community and access to funding and professional networks.

There are 100 places, granted according to the strength of applications and interviews, with key criteria being the uniqueness of your proposed product or service, your dedication to your startup and the likelihood of business success. If you’ve got a great idea ready to unleash on the world, this could be the leg up you need.

Kate Rusby

5 December, City Hall

With over 22 years in the music industry, Kate Rusby’s self-penned compositions and interpretations of traditional songs have brought her great critical acclaim and various awards, with particular praise going to her unique, heartfelt vocal delivery.

Next month she comes to Sheffield City Hall with a Santa bag full of Christmas carols learnt throughout her childhood growing up just outside Barnsley, many of which are completely unknown outside the South Yorkshire area. Drawing from her two festive albums, Sweet Bells and While Mortals Sleep, as well as her latest release, Ghost, Kate will be joined by her backing band and a world-class brass quintet. A homely, family-friendly night of pre-Crimbo entertainment.

Record Collector

233-235 Fulwood Road

It sounds trite, but it’s true - we will miss record stores when they’re gone. In Sheffield we are fortunate enough to have some - Tonearm Vinyl, LP Record Store and King Biscuit Time, to name a few. But we also host one of the oldest and most influential record stores in the country in the form of Record Collector, established in 1978.

If you were to travel east from Sheffield, the nearest independent equivalent, in terms of range of stock, would be found in Amsterdam. Record Collector are currently hosting a half price sale on thousands of selected CDs and vinyl. We suggest you pay them a visit with your Now Then Discounts app in hand.