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Issue 114 September 2017

We’re pleased to be back in print this month with a colourful feature from local artist Bryan John. There are some hard-hitting articles here, covering topics like time banking, tenant rights and ethical banking, plus interviews with up-and-coming poet Hollie McNish and the one and only Gary Numan. We’ve also got the low-down on the new Theatre Delicatessen venue, opening next month.

We’re running a gig to launch the new King Capisce album on 15 September at Abbeydale Picture House, with support from Roller Trio. You should come down. More info in Live Picks.

Another development at Now Then HQ is our regulation by IMPRESS, starting this month. It’s really important to us that the standard of journalism in the mag is top-notch, so we’re pleased to have set up a formal complaints procedure, as well as committing to follow the IMPRESS Standards Code.

Get in touch with me if you want to contribute to Now Then or just have comments you want to share. We now have a guide for new writers.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Encore for Theatre Delicatessen

For over two years, Sheffield’s Theatre Delicatessen occupied the former Woolworths on The Moor like a radical autonomous zone, a space to d…

For over two years, Sheffield’s Theatre Delicatessen occupied the former Woolworths on The Moor like a radical autonomous zone, a space to d

TimeBuilders: Tales of an Alternative Currency

It’s been great to read in past issues of Now Then about Sheffield’s desire to experiment with new types of economy and new forms of collabo…

It’s been great to read in past issues of Now Then about Sheffield’s desire to experiment with new types of economy and new forms of collabo

Hollie McNish: PERSONAL & POLITICAL POETRY

Hollie McNish is one of the leading poets of her generation. We last interviewed her in 2014 (NT#67), when two of her poems had just gone vi…

Hollie McNish is one of the leading poets of her generation. We last interviewed her in 2014 (NT#67), when two of her poems had just gone vi

Ethical Cash: Our Criminal Banks

You're in town and you need a coffee. Like, if you don't get a latte soon, you are going to KICK. OFF.In front of you, Coffee Warehouse. The…

Acorn: Fighting For Tenant Justice

"The tenants united, will never be defeated."This refrain could be heard up and down Abbeydale Road on Thursday 27 July, as around 100 prote…

Recipe Chocolate Cake

Everybody should have a chocolate cake recipe of some description, and once mastered this easy variation of a brownie will see you through e…

Live / stage review Banana Hill / Music In The Round

11 AugustThe Harley In 1980 American composer and theorist Jon Hassell coined the term 'Fourth World music' with an album he made in collab…

 11 AugustThe Harley
In 1980 American composer and theorist Jon Hassell coined the term 'Fourth World music' with an album he made in collab

Sad Facts Chlorinated News For Low Earners

PROBLEM By Brian Kindermelch HELLO NOW ME MUST SAY FIRST THAT BRIAN NOT NORMALLY WRITE LETTERS. ME HAVE MORE IMPORTANT WAY TO SPEND TIME. …

PROBLEM
By Brian Kindermelch

HELLO

NOW ME MUST SAY FIRST THAT BRIAN NOT NORMALLY WRITE LETTERS. ME HAVE MORE IMPORTANT WAY TO SPEND TIME. 

Bryan John: Expressionism in Sheffield

[GAL30]Coming back into print after our summer break, it's always nice to feature a bold and colourful art submission. Local painter Bryan J…

Roundup: What You Might Have Missed

With the print edition returning from its summer break, it feels like an apt moment to take stock and discover what’s slipped under the rada…

With the print edition returning from its summer break, it feels like an apt moment to take stock and discover what’s slipped under the rada

Headsup Regather

Since their founding in 2010, Sharrow's Regather Co-operative have nurtured an eclectic range of projects, from fruit and veg delivery to a …

Since their founding in 2010, Sharrow's Regather Co-operative have nurtured an eclectic range of projects, from fruit and veg delivery to a 

Filmreel SHIN GODZILLA / SENSORIA / AND 2017

Two remarkable festivals – one in Sheffield and environs, the other in Castleton – between them present not just an intriguing range of fil…

 Two remarkable festivals – one in Sheffield and environs, the other in Castleton – between them present not just an intriguing range of fil