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Issue 110 May 2017

By the time you read this we will be deep into the 2017 programme of Festival of Debate, coordinated by Opus and Now Then. Take a look at some highlights we’ve picked out this month or go to festivalofdebate.com for all 50+ events. There’s something for everyone.

Also on the horizon is Sheffield Doc/Fest, the annual blessing of documentary lovers everywhere. We spoke to Daisy Asquith, director of Queerama, which is opening Doc/Fest this year, about how the film fits with the festival’s themes of ‘change’ and ‘resistance’.

Elsewhere, we’ve got the creepy artwork of Daniel Danger, an interview with local instrumental rock maestros King Capisce, and a reappraisal of vinyl culture by Alex Keegan.

Whatever your persuasion, please get out of the house to vote on 8 June. If your vote is ‘none of the above’, then fine, but get out there and make your view known.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Migrants on The Moor

This summer, Theatre Delicatessen will be leaving The Moor, where it has brought together so many creative people, new partnerships and proj…

This summer, Theatre Delicatessen will be leaving The Moor, where it has brought together so many creative people, new partnerships and proj

Pen & Pocket: A Right Sheffield Knife

Since Chaucer referred to a 'Sheffield thwitel baar' in The Reeve's Tale, the name of Sheffield has been synonymous with knife-making. As th…

Since Chaucer referred to a 'Sheffield thwitel baar' in The Reeve's Tale, the name of Sheffield has been synonymous with knife-making. As th

Festival of Debate: Our 2017 Programme

"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance" Alan Watts We think it’s fair to say that…

"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance" Alan Watts

We think it’s fair to say that

Fairer Money: Redistribution & Wellbeing

As we approach a snap General Election on 8 June, issues of income inequality among the electorate are at the forefront of Labour leader Jer…

As we approach a snap General Election on 8 June, issues of income inequality among the electorate are at the forefront of Labour leader Jer

For The Love Of Cheese

With a bit of spring sunshine and lighter evenings, what could be better than a plate of cheese with a few of your favourite condiments, pic…

Sad Facts BEAUTIFUL INFO FOR CHERISHED DWEEBS

SAD FACTS by Tracy Denholm War has always been about fucking: cannons blaring, pikes rearing, semi-automatics shooting hot rounds into the a…

SAD FACTS by Tracy Denholm
War has always been about fucking: cannons blaring, pikes rearing, semi-automatics shooting hot rounds into the a

Vinyl: A Reappraisal?

In a Marxist theory of value, humans imbue commodities with the value of their labour. These are then circulated within a market as a means …

B12 / Major Notes / The Moonlandingz

Live 1 April DINA It's not often you enter an intimate space to witness the live play of an era-defining record, yet last month DINA play…

Live 
1 April 
 DINA
It's not often you enter an intimate space to witness the live play of an era-defining record, yet last month DINA play

Female Fantasy

In an interview with Sight & Sound, auteur-filmmaker Anne Biller makes clear that her spectacularly lush The Love Witch (2016) is a "mov…

Utopia in Sheffield: We Have To Start Somewhere

On 25 May as part of the Festival of Debate 2017, we want to open up a space to give permission for some utopian thinking in our lives, as a…

On 25 May as part of the Festival of Debate 2017, we want to open up a space to give permission for some utopian thinking in our lives, as a