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Issue 115 October 2017

Hello and welcome to our 115th issue, adorned with the collages of British artist Katie Ponder.

It’s festival season here in Sheffield, with Sensoria (30 Sep – 8 Oct), No Bounds (13-15 Oct), Off The Shelf (7-28 Oct), Celluloid Screams (20-22 Oct), Melanin Fest (throughout Oct), Classical Sheffield (21-22 Oct), Understanding Society (4-11 Nov) and Algomech (8-12 Nov). There are probably others I’ve neglected to mention. Get yourselves out of the house and sample the fantastic, diverse range of events being curated across the city at the moment.

This month, I’d recommend you read Isaac Hanson’s piece (p10), looking to the future as a young person, as well as Andrew Wood’s latest musings (p13) and Sam Gregory’s interview with techno icon Jeff Mills (p44), who’s playing at No Bounds Festival.

Thank you to everyone who came down to the gig we hosted at Abbeydale Picture House last month with King Capisce and Roller Trio. We’re hoping to put more stuff on at that cathedral of a venue, as well at other locations, so stay tuned.

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This month's articles

Localcheck The News: No One Died

Halloween will be a protest night in Sheffield this year, with a zombie march to the law courts. They’re railing against the undead ghost of…

Halloween will be a protest night in Sheffield this year, with a zombie march to the law courts. They’re railing against the undead ghost of

Mester Class: The Next Generation of Masters

“Our work is the result of thousands of hours of training and honing our skills. When you buy a piece of our work, you are buying into that …

“Our work is the result of thousands of hours of training and honing our skills. When you buy a piece of our work, you are buying into that 

Our Fair City: Fairer Futures & Vision For Our Young People

What will the UK look like in ten years? Will it be a utopia in which work is voluntary, food is free and Sheffield United are in the Premi…

 What will the UK look like in ten years? Will it be a utopia in which work is voluntary, food is free and Sheffield United are in the Premi

Off The Shelf: Radicalism at this year's OTS Festival

The annual Off The Shelf Festival of Words returns again this month, the first outing curated by Sheffield Hallam University and the Univers…

The annual Off The Shelf Festival of Words returns again this month, the first outing curated by Sheffield Hallam University and the Univers

Subtopia: Don't Want for More

I found a wallet in the street with two identities in it. Which is the real one? Why carry both at the same time? Surely that's a schoolboy …

Recipe Steak with Coffee Spice Rub

Coffee is an ingredient which works well in cooking, offering roasted nutty richness to savoury dishes and giving a bitter balance to sweet …

Sad Facts Moist Facts For Crestfallen Chumps

Sad Facts by Brian Kindermelch LAST CHRISTMAS ME GET FANCY LOOKING ‘Amazon Echo’ FOR CHRISTMAS. IT ROUND & SHINY AND RECOGNISES BRIAN V…

Sad Facts by Brian Kindermelch 
LAST CHRISTMAS ME GET FANCY LOOKING ‘Amazon Echo’ FOR CHRISTMAS. IT ROUND & SHINY AND RECOGNISES BRIAN V

Live / stage review Force Majeure / Parquet Courts / Marmen Quartet

8 September Audacious Art Experiment The Audacious Art Experiment is the kind of place where the longer you’re there, the more unusual thin…

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Audacious Art Experiment
The Audacious Art Experiment is the kind of place where the longer you’re there, the more unusual thin

Mark Fisher Was My DJ (R.I.P. 1968-2017)

Now or then? For readers who have never heard of Mark Fisher, I write to you to describe these two versions of the British theorist. Since …

Now or then? For readers who have never heard of Mark Fisher, I write to you to describe these two versions of the British theorist.

Since 

Jeff Mills: Lost in Space with Techno Pioneer

Producer, label owner, radio host, conceptual artist, conductor and DJ Jeff Mills has moved in all of these spheres and more while remaining…

Producer, label owner, radio host, conceptual artist, conductor and DJ Jeff Mills has moved in all of these spheres and more while remaining

Headsup Public

A new bar is opening in the old gent's toilets under the Town Hall on Surrey Street. The newest venture by the team behind The Great Gatsby…

A new bar is opening in the old gent's toilets under the Town Hall on Surrey Street.

The newest venture by the team behind The Great Gatsby

Filmreel Celluloid Screams 2017 / Hunt for the Wilderpeople

There are few, if any, Asian film directors with a vision as distinctive and unique as Sion Sono. Unfortunately, this can lead to a varying…

 There are few, if any, Asian film directors with a vision as distinctive and unique as Sion Sono. Unfortunately, this can lead to a varying