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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 don…

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 don

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 tol…

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

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 …

Period Positive: Sheffield: #periodpositive City

Sometimes people call me The Period Lady and I’m okay with that. I’ve talked about periods in the school where I used to teach. My menstrua…

Sometimes people call me The Period Lady and I’m okay with that.

I’ve talked about periods in the school where I used to teach. My menstrua

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 an…

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 an

Seasonal Eating

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

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

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, tog…

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

Live / stage review The Crookes / In:Flux 4th Birthday

30 September Leadmill As I arrived at The Leadmill shortly after doors to find every bar fifteen deep, it really hit me how big a deal ton…

 30 September
 Leadmill
As I arrived at The Leadmill shortly after doors to find every bar fifteen deep, it really hit me how big a deal ton

Sad Facts Dilapidated Narratives for Opinionated Goons

BREXIT DIVORCE BILL Spare me the political mumbo-jumbo on Brexit please, Liberals. So we can’t negotiate a divorce bill. During my appallin…

BREXIT DIVORCE BILL

Spare me the political mumbo-jumbo on Brexit please, Liberals. So we can’t negotiate a divorce bill. During my appallin

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 s…

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

Don Letts: DJ, Director and Cultural Commentator

A one-man cultural and creative hub who transcends video, fashion, music, writing and broadcasting, Don Letts has been at the forefront of r…

A one-man cultural and creative hub who transcends video, fashion, music, writing and broadcasting, Don Letts has been at the forefront of r

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 …

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 start…

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