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Issue 116 November 2017

Last month was an absolute treat, the city coming alive with the sights and sounds of numerous festivals. In particular, a shout out to No Bounds for its diverse programme of electronic music and cultural offerings, and Off The Shelf for bringing the inimitable George Monbiot to speak here. Festival season may have passed in Sheffield, but don’t miss Understanding Society (4-11 Nov) and Algomech (8-12 Nov) on the horizon.

In the mag this month we’ve got pieces on Catalonia, the new Tingas Tinsley venture, and the enormously worthwhile Period Positive project, plus interviews with reggae royalty Don Letts, our featured artist Alex Ekins, Crooked Claw Tattoo, and No Name restaurant and Blend in the Food section.

If you like what you read, that’s great, but don’t go all quiet on us. We are always looking for feedback, positive or negative, as well as new contributors to get involved in producing the magazine. It’s always a group effort.

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This month's articles

Localcheck News from Tinsley

I don’t know whether you’ve ever walked or cycled under Tinsley Viaduct, north of the city, where the motorway passes Meadowhall. I have…

Down There: A Summer Tale

Page Hall. Everybody wants to know what it's like 'down there', except perhaps those living there. Maybe none will know that someone has…

SAGE Greenfingers: Gardening for Good

On a hilly suburb in Sheffield, the SAGE Greenfingers allotment is nestled within the City Council's Grimesthorpe site.Every day, staff and…

Catalonia: The Days Shaking Europe

I recently returned from Barcelona, the city I lived and worked in for two years. I have friends on both sides of the independence debate…

Seasonal Eating

Recipe by Thomas Samworth, No Name 300g crumbled goats' cheese 200g cream 200g natural yogurt 4 soaked gelatine 75g wholemeal…

11 Years On The Mic

Your framed photos line the mantelpiece, there's that holiday, a countryside walk, birthday cheers, standing next to your sister, …

 Your framed photos line the mantelpiece, 
 there's that holiday, a countryside walk, 
 birthday cheers, standing next to your sister, 
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Alex Ekins: Sadhus of Sheffield

[GAL28]I was recently moving some furniture around at a city centre venue, getting ready for a gig, and one of Alex Ekins' life-sized Sadhu…

No Bounds Festival

I’m sure comparisons are frustrating for both father and son, but Mark Fell and Rian Treanor’s separate performances at No Bounds Festival…

Headsup Crooked Claw Tattoo

Richard Lazenby is a tattooist and the proprietor of Crooked Claw Tattoo in Sheffield and True ‘Til Death in Accrington. Working with other…

Filmreel Twin Peaks / Film Listings

“A long film with chapters, as opposed to episodes” is how David Lynch sees Twin Peaks, according to co-creator Mark Frost. Where to…