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Issue 107 February 2017

We’re back in black after our customary break from print in January and it’s a pleasure to return with the pop surrealism of Okuda San Miguel decorating our pages.

‘The future’ is a bit of a theme this month, with a piece on the future of work by Ruth Amos and an interview with author and futurist Mark Stevenson, whose new book, We Do Things Differently, came out last month.

Elsewhere, we’ve got a hard-hitting piece on the NHS by Laurence Peacock, as well as all the usual news, reviews and previews. We’ve also heard some rumours about this year’s Tramlines line-up ahead of the official announcement. Go to the Music page for that…

We are planning the Festival of Debate 2017, so please get in touch if you have ideas for public events around social and political themes – speakers, panel discussions, film, music, arts events and more. We want to collaborate to get things done, so get in touch. More info at festivalofdebate.com.

This month we’ve got a mix from ‘Who’s This?’, a new night at The Harley “playing the weird and wonderful”. Sounds good to us.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Sex Talk

The Socialist Party of America organised an event which gave birth to International Women's Day. It was celebrated for the first time in 191…

The Socialist Party of America organised an event which gave birth to International Women's Day. It was celebrated for the first time in 191

Fairer Work: The Future of Work

Work is one of the key pillars that holds up our lives. We will spend an average of 90,300 hours across our lives working. I spent a lot of…

Work is one of the key pillars that holds up our lives. We will spend an average of 90,300 hours across our lives working.

I spent a lot of

Unprecedented: The NHS Crisis

On the weekend of 3 December 2016, all of London's paediatric intensive care beds were full. The system was under such pressure that every s…

Recipe Kimchi Stew

This is a really simple, warming dish which typifies Korean food - rich, spicy, hearty and packed full of kimchi. All the ingredients are in…

Seeing Red: Back in the SRSY

Badges were big in South Yorkshire in the 1980s. Whether you were a music-loving school kid or a picket-hardened pitman, badges formed the s…

Badges were big in South Yorkshire in the 1980s. Whether you were a music-loving school kid or a picket-hardened pitman, badges formed the s

A Londoner in Sheffield

DJ and freelance writer Young Lee on moving up to Sheffield.

If Sheffield were an online media platform, I'd share, like and retweet it. I'd stick a huge heart icon where everyone could see. This lovel

Sad Facts Fakes News For Nauseated Tweens

HELL IS OTHER AGE GROUPS I have endless respect for millenials. No one has more respect for millenials than me. My own son is a millenial. …

HELL IS OTHER AGE GROUPS

I have endless respect for millenials. No one has more respect for millenials than me. My own son is a millenial. 

Okuda San Miguel: This Month's Featured Artist

The kaleidoscopic work of Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel is decorating our pages this month. The scale of Okuda's work is often vast – not …

The kaleidoscopic work of Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel is decorating our pages this month.
The scale of Okuda's work is often vast – not 

Nostalgia For The Crackle

After reluctantly passing on his 80s Technics SL-B210 turntable, my dad frowned, disgruntled as I removed a brand new Floating Points album …

After reluctantly passing on his 80s Technics SL-B210 turntable, my dad frowned, disgruntled as I removed a brand new Floating Points album 

Negative Midas Touch / Sheffield is Super

14 January Audacious Art Experiment For those acclimatised to noise music, howling feedback and waves of nihilistic static can provide a de…

14 January 
Audacious Art Experiment
For those acclimatised to noise music, howling feedback and waves of nihilistic static can provide a de

Headsup Gett Off

Events in Sheffield are in constant rotation. Some host popular acts, others book musicians known only to a handful of locals, but none are …

Events in Sheffield are in constant rotation. Some host popular acts, others book musicians known only to a handful of locals, but none are 

Filmreel The Forbidden Room / Listings

A lumberjack takes a wrong turn and is lost aboard a gelatine-endangered submarine. A tale of an aristocrat ‘plagued by bottoms’, as told b…

 A lumberjack takes a wrong turn and is lost aboard a gelatine-endangered submarine. A tale of an aristocrat ‘plagued by bottoms’, as told b