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Issue 112 July 2017

As is customary for Now Then, we are online-only this month and next month, before returning to print in September.

We’ve got homegrown talent in NT#112 in the form of graphic illustrator and painter Marcus Method, who’s bright and bold work you may have seen on many surfaces across Sheffield and Manchester.

We also had the great pleasure of interviewing electronic music extraordinaire Chris Clark, ahead of his gig in Manchester as part of his Death Peak tour.

Elsewhere, you’ll find an interesting review of Byline Festival (a “protest against fake news and alternative facts”), a fantastic photo-journalism piece on European refugees, and a short interview with the director-producer of a documentary about doom metal in Sheffield and further afield.

Keep your submissions coming and feel free to get in touch with me.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Community or Property?

This summer’s Grenfell Tower fire disaster in London shows the dangers of ‘gentrification’. It means gilding the surfaces, glossing over the…

This summer’s Grenfell Tower fire disaster in London shows the dangers of ‘gentrification’. It means gilding the surfaces, glossing over the

Byline Festival: A Riot of Independent Journalism

This last year has been wrought with fake news, political upheavals and a general mistrust of media and government. Byline, a brand new fest…

This last year has been wrought with fake news, political upheavals and a general mistrust of media and government. Byline, a brand new fest

Refuge: At The Gates of Europe

The current refugee crisis has been the biggest mass movement of asylum seekers since the end of the Second World War, and an important topi…

The current refugee crisis has been the biggest mass movement of asylum seekers since the end of the Second World War, and an important topi

Live / stage review Julius Caesar

Robert Hastie began his career as The Crucible’s Artistic Director by continuing the theatre’s commitment to staging high-quality production…

Robert Hastie began his career as The Crucible’s Artistic Director by continuing the theatre’s commitment to staging high-quality production

Sad Facts Questionable Truths For Sweaty Serfs

NATIONAL CHARACTER By Simon Klimpt Jeremy Corbyn cannot build the broad coalition he requires for power simply by dispensing platitudes int…

NATIONAL CHARACTER
By Simon Klimpt

Jeremy Corbyn cannot build the broad coalition he requires for power simply by dispensing platitudes int

Notes on Glastonbury

Notes on Glastonbury from a first-time attendee: 1. It's a cliché, but Glastonbury really is vast. It's scale is impossible to comprehend a…

Notes on Glastonbury from a first-time attendee:

1. It's a cliché, but Glastonbury really is vast. It's scale is impossible to comprehend a

Clark: Composer and Producer Summits Death Peak

As a student, Chris Clark’s music teacher said that he would give up all faith in his musical ability if he bought a drum machine. Demonstra…

As a student, Chris Clark’s music teacher said that he would give up all faith in his musical ability if he bought a drum machine. Demonstra

Headsup The Doom Doc

For fans of music heavy, slow and low-tuned, it’s an exciting time to be in the north of England. Doom metal is not for the faint of heart, …

For fans of music heavy, slow and low-tuned, it’s an exciting time to be in the north of England. Doom metal is not for the faint of heart, 

Filmreel Doc/Fest 2017: The Lives of Others

Some of 2017's most interesting films were especially thought-provoking in respect of our desire to know about the lives of others, whether …

Some of 2017's most interesting films were especially thought-provoking in respect of our desire to know about the lives of others, whether 

Feed Your Appetite

Reading food blogs and following feeds on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram offers a rich feast to feed your food knowledge. These days, where…

Reading food blogs and following feeds on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram offers a rich feast to feed your food knowledge. These days, where

BBC Music Day / Lush Spectra / The Unsung

15 June Wah Wahs The theme of this year’s edition of BBC Music Day was the power of music, a fitting subject as its full force can be felt o…

15 June
Wah Wahs
The theme of this year’s edition of BBC Music Day was the power of music, a fitting subject as its full force can be felt o

Marcus Method: Check The Method

If you walk around Sheffield or Manchester regularly, it's quite likely you'll recognise the work of this month's featured artist, Marcus Me…

If you walk around Sheffield or Manchester regularly, it's quite likely you'll recognise the work of this month's featured artist, Marcus Me

Indigo Girls: Amy Ray talks about the duo’s upcoming UK tour

After rising to stardom with their self-titled second album in 1989, Indigo Girls, the folk singer-songwriter duo of Amy Ray and Emily Salie…

After rising to stardom with their self-titled second album in 1989, Indigo Girls, the folk singer-songwriter duo of Amy Ray and Emily Salie