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Issue 103 October 2016

Get your coloured lights out for this month’s featured artist, Italian duo Carnovsky. Their work responds differently to red, green and blue light, so give it a go if you get the chance.

This month, Nigel Slack tackles devolution (p7) and the question of whether Sheffield will be voting on a new elected Mayor in May next year, I talk to journalist and filmmaker John Pilger (p12) ahead of his appearance at the Crucible on 27 October, and Tasha Franek talks to Neil Hannon (p50), the man behind The Divine Comedy, about his new album, Foreverland.

Elsewhere, I recommend Andrew Wood’s piece on Curtis Eller (p19) and this month’s Sad Facts (p29).

Sheffield was shocked and saddened last month at the passing of local photographer Shaun Bloodworth. On the couple of occasions we worked with Shaun, he was an absolute gent – so generous, open hearted and warm. Long may his legacy continue.

This month’s mix comes via Free Hand. Get stuck in below.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Zero Option

Sheffield City Council’s Licensing Committee looked a little scared last month, as dozens of people trooped in to oppose an application to o…

Sheffield City Council’s Licensing Committee looked a little scared last month, as dozens of people trooped in to oppose an application to o

Devolution: Rough Seas Ahead?

From the moment devolution for the Sheffield City Region was announced, the agreement has been sailing on troubled waters. We're now heading…

From the moment devolution for the Sheffield City Region was announced, the agreement has been sailing on troubled waters. We're now heading

Fairer Food: AFC Unity & Our Fair City

AFC Unity is an indie women’s football club based in Sheffield. Since 2015, we have been running our Football for Food campaign, through whi…

AFC Unity is an indie women’s football club based in Sheffield. Since 2015, we have been running our Football for Food campaign, through whi

John Pilger : The New Rulers of the World

The media lies at the heart of our society and our perceptions of the day-to-day, shaping public opinion and marking out the lines of accept…

The media lies at the heart of our society and our perceptions of the day-to-day, shaping public opinion and marking out the lines of accept

Festival of Debate: The Debate Goes On

As we write, the Autumn season of Festival of Debate has kicked off, with a couple of events under our collective belts. But throughout Octo…

As we write, the Autumn season of Festival of Debate has kicked off, with a couple of events under our collective belts. But throughout Octo

Curtis Eller: And His American Circus

My social media feeds are populated by crazy acrobats. They strap on headcams and start running, jumping, unicycling and somersaulting over …

My social media feeds are populated by crazy acrobats. They strap on headcams and start running, jumping, unicycling and somersaulting over 

Wake Up and Smell The Coffee

Recipe by Jess at The Holt 200g ground almonds 200g dark chocolate 175g unsalted butter 120g caster sugar 4 eggs, separated 40ml stron…

 Recipe by Jess at The Holt
200g ground almonds
 200g dark chocolate
 175g unsalted butter
 120g caster sugar
 4 eggs, separated
 40ml stron

The Church of Jim: Homily on Joy

Greetings, friends. By the time you read this, it will be the eighth metric month. This month was known to our ancestors as October, when fa…

Greetings, friends. By the time you read this, it will be the eighth metric month. This month was known to our ancestors as October, when fa

Sad Facts Upsetting Truths For Despondent Citizens

MINI-MALALA GALA Sheffield City Council have announced plans to erect a miniscule monument to activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala …

MINI-MALALA GALA

Sheffield City Council have announced plans to erect a miniscule monument to activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala 

Carnovsky Red, Green, Blue

Carnovsky is Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla, an art and design duo based in Milan. They started collaborating in 2007, producing mult…

Sound Qawwali

Sha E Mardan is a Qawwali music group whose members live in Sheffield and Bradford. Qawwali is a devotional music most popular in the Indian…

Sha E Mardan is a Qawwali music group whose members live in Sheffield and Bradford. Qawwali is a devotional music most popular in the Indian

The Divine Comedy: Neil Hannon discusses Foreverland

We’re lucky to have a great deal of musical talent regularly playing live in our city. We’re even luckier that when the top dogs set up thei…

We’re lucky to have a great deal of musical talent regularly playing live in our city. We’re even luckier that when the top dogs set up thei

Corrie Dick : Jazz drummer does Impossible Things

Drawing from a rich tapestry of Celtic folk, world music and blistering jazz, Corrie Dick’s debut album, Impossible Things, weaves these ing…

Drawing from a rich tapestry of Celtic folk, world music and blistering jazz, Corrie Dick’s debut album, Impossible Things, weaves these ing

Headsup Hudson Records

Neil McSweeney is an interesting guy. A tall drink of water who can weave intimate folk songs that will tug your heartstrings. An imposing l…

Neil McSweeney is an interesting guy. A tall drink of water who can weave intimate folk songs that will tug your heartstrings. An imposing l

Rachael Dadd / Pearson Sound

17 September Regather Works "It's all about community," Will Newsome remarks as he opens proceedings at The Lamplight Club. Supporting Rach…

17 September
 Regather Works
"It's all about community," Will Newsome remarks as he opens proceedings at The Lamplight Club. Supporting Rach

Filmreel Andro & Eve / One More Time With Feeling

Despite having hosted a hugely successful screening of But I'm A Cheerleader (Jamie Babbit, 1999), and this month showing the charming, low…

 Despite having hosted a hugely successful screening of But I'm A Cheerleader (Jamie Babbit, 1999), and this month showing the charming, low