Editorial

NOW THEN IS 8!

We are continually humbled when another year passes and we’re still here. It’s been a long journey for us – starting out without any background or experience in publishing, learning from our mistakes and building Now Then from the ground up. But it’s not over. We want to carry on meeting new people, forming new partnerships, doing good work and telling the stories of Sheffield better. If you want to join us, get in touch.

The Festival of Debate is in full swing and continues this month and next. Take a look at page 34 for the lowdown. My recommendations are Nigel Slack’s event on next month’s ‘all out’ Council election (14 Apr, Town Hall), the EU Referendum panel discussion (20 Apr, St Mary’s Church) and the talk from Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell (21 Apr, SU), who is interviewed in this issue. Abbeydale Brewery are also kindly brewing us another festival beer, Why Not Give A Toss?, which will be available soon at all fine establishments in the city.

We are pleased to be featuring the work of internationally renowned visual artist Bridget Riley. Get yourself down to her exhibition, Venice and Beyond, Paintings 1967-1972, which runs at Graves Gallery until 25 June.

And to everyone who has been involved with Now Then in any way since we started out: thank you.

This month’s mix via The Night Train. You can catch their show on SheffieldLive radio on Thursday nights.

SAM

SAM