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Issue 106 January 2017

hanks to everyone who read and wrote for Now Then in 2016. It was a good year for us, but we’re hoping to do even better this year.

If you have something to say, or just want to give us some feedback on the direction of the mag, please get in touch. It’s what keeps us on our toes.

This month we are online-only, with a Best of 2016 art feature, picking out some of our favourite pieces of art from last year.

See you back in print next month.

This month's articles

Localcheck Write Good

I was impressed when I first came across Now Then magazine, and I’m still excited and enthused by its way of keeping alight the flame of loc…

Yarl's Wood: Immigration Detention

Since the refugee crisis began, I’ve been one of perhaps millions of people who have watched the news in horror, feeling sad and outraged at…

Create50: Community-driven creation

Here’s a question you don’t hear every day: What do a giant asteroid, Stephen King and Sheffield have in common? The Create50 initiative, th…

Snowed In: An Elephant in the Lift

Snow was falling but there was an elephant in the lift. On the night in question I and a few of my flatmates decided to head out to watch t…

Spotify The Dog

I’ve always been an anti-establishment bean. Right from the off I knew I wasn’t going to go down the paths chosen for me and climbed out o…

Feeding Community Spirit

Now we are in January, most of us are over the ‘indulging until we are overflowing’, and many of us have made resolutions to be healthier, s…

Vibrations / Mall Grab / Barang!

9 December Yellow Arch Studios With Banana Hill decamping main operations to Manchester, a void has opened up for club nights non-aligned …

Filmreel Paterson / The Look of Silence

dir. Jim Jarmusch, 2016 Paterson is a film about taking note. We follow Adam Driver as the titular character for a single week as he goe…

Our Pick of the Bunch

699 Abbeydale Road that-there.co.uk That There Deli is one of those places that just appeared one day, like a mirage in the desert. It's e…