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Issue 120 March 2018

Next month is our tenth birthday as a publication. It’s likely we’ll take this opportunity for a year-long celebration of the whole of Opus, the company which publishes Now Then, but we’re still weighing up exactly how best to do this, so let us know if you have ideas.

Our featured artist for March 2018 is local illustrator and all-round optimist, Kate Morgan. Find her work spread across the issue as usual, as well as a chat with her on page 35.

We are really excited to be launching the Festival of Debate 2018 programme this month. Turn to page 10 for the low-down on just some of the 70+ events happening between 18 April and 29 June, exploring politics, culture and society in 2018. In particular, we’re chuffed to be bringing Yanis Varoufakis to Sheffield to open the festival.

Elsewhere we’ve got great pieces about Andro and Eve and suffrage statues, as well as an interview with former Bellowhead band leader, Jon Boden.

As always, get in touch if you have thoughts about the magazine you’d like to share – and, even better, if you want to form said thoughts into a publishable article…

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This month's articles

Localcheck Hosted by Alt-Sheff

Riding my bike recently, I was thinking how much healthier, happier and safer cycling would be without any cars. Montgomery Road is a delig…

Andro and Eve: Representation Matters

My partner and I don’t walk around Sheffield after dark. We learned soon after moving here that it just wasn’t worth the aggravation. Men wo…

Silent Voices: Untying The Hands

You have the vote – now have the statue. It may be a harsh rush to judgment, but it is over 100 years since Emily Davidson took one for the…

SpaceX: Road To The Planets

Feeling a bit ‘universal’ recently? It’s possible you’re one of the many millions of people who watched tech giant Elon Musk send his cherry…

Kate Morgan: The Optimist's Illustrator

[GAL23]In a today's climate of political turmoil and unrest, it's refreshing to come across an artist like Kate Morgan.Kate's images are rem…

Mark E Smith: An Obituary

"Life should be full of strangeness."The brawl that broke out at The Fall frontman Mark E. Smith's wake is in many ways a more fitting epita…

Jon Boden: Love Among The Ruins

Even in the diverse and frequently inventive world of contemporary folk music, fiddle player and composer Jon Boden is considered a polymath…

Headsup Cut Some Capers

When it launched in May 2017, Cut Some Capers immediately stood out from the parade of identical new club nights clogging up social media fe…