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Issue 118 January 2018

This year Now Then celebrates its tenth birthday.

It’s hard to believe we’ve been around that long. It feels like a lifetime ago that plans were being hatched for its birth and Sheffield has changed so much, but many things stay the same. The independent scene here continues to flourish, helped along by that most Sheffield of attributes: mutual support.

We’ll do our best to keep shouting about the things that make this city unique. Please, if you have a perspective or a story to share, get in touch with us. Now Then is only as strong as its citizen journalists – but you don’t need training or even a background in writing to get involved. Tips for new writers can be found here.

Happy New Year.

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This month's articles

Ski Village: Ski village travellers resist eviction

A community of New Age travellers are fighting Sheffield City Council’s attempts to evict them from a site near Sheffield’s abandoned Ski Vi…

A community of New Age travellers are fighting Sheffield City Council’s attempts to evict them from a site near Sheffield’s abandoned Ski Vi

Bird Feed: Seeding Evolution

In September 1835, a ship arrived at the Galápagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador, making just one stop in many on its five-year expeditio…

In September 1835, a ship arrived at the Galápagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador, making just one stop in many on its five-year expeditio

Coffeemoon: Adventures in Love & Caffeine

The famous barista-cum-occasional author JRR Tolkien once wrote, "Not all those who wander from coffee shop to coffee shop are lost." If an…

The famous barista-cum-occasional author JRR Tolkien once wrote, "Not all those who wander from coffee shop to coffee shop are lost."

If an

Sad Facts Clammy News for Furtive Denizens

THE REAL FASCISTS If there’s any real authoritarians here, it’s the authoritarian left. That’s what I say. I say it at least once a day in r…

THE REAL FASCISTS
If there’s any real authoritarians here, it’s the authoritarian left. That’s what I say. I say it at least once a day in r

Localcheck Renters Rising

The stereotypical landlord is lazy, greedy, bullying and dishonest. Perhaps your landlord – or any landlord – is good. Excellent landlords …

The stereotypical landlord is lazy, greedy, bullying and dishonest.

Perhaps your landlord – or any landlord – is good. Excellent landlords 

Lil Peep & Emo Rap

Emo rap. It’s a term that seems oxymoronic at first. What common ground could possibly be found between the testosterone-fuelled, aggressive…

Emo rap. It’s a term that seems oxymoronic at first. What common ground could possibly be found between the testosterone-fuelled, aggressive

Waajeed: Hip hop pioneer still breaking new ground

As a regular crate digger down at the legendary Fat City Records in Manchester, it was inevitable that I would cross paths with Waajeed's mu…

As a regular crate digger down at the legendary Fat City Records in Manchester, it was inevitable that I would cross paths with Waajeed's mu

Filmreel Can there be a Happy End to the Human Flow?

Michael Haneke’s newest film, Happy End, reflects a fascinatingly eclectic mix of texts, as well as referencing many of Haneke’s own films, …

Michael Haneke’s newest film, Happy End, reflects a fascinatingly eclectic mix of texts, as well as referencing many of Haneke’s own films, 

New Places for 2018

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018. Now is the time to set goals and try new experiences. With that in mind, we’d like to help you with your…

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018. Now is the time to set goals and try new experiences. With that in mind, we’d like to help you with your

Blood Sport / Moulettes / Skream

9 December Leadmill The shock announcement that Sheffield’s Blood Sport would play one final show before disbanding was met with disbelief. …

9 December
Leadmill
The shock announcement that Sheffield’s Blood Sport would play one final show before disbanding was met with disbelief.