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Issue 121 April 2018

As you may have gathered, this month marks ten years of Now Then. This double page spread is our attempt to say thanks to every writer, artist and advertiser who has supported the magazine since day one. The list is massive, so to anyone we have neglected to include, and to those we have included, please know that your involvement has been absolutely vital. Thank you.

Opus, the company that publishes Now Then, is also celebrating its tenth year, so throughout 2018 we are planning ten special things to mark the occasion. The first is this bumper issue of Now Then, and the second is the Now Then 10 cocktail launching next month at Public bar. Read more about this on the Food page and stay tuned throughout the year.

You can read about some of the other things Opus is planning elsewhere in this issue. We’re really excited about 2018. The world feels smaller by the minute, so it’s often tempting to think we’re on a downward trajectory as a species. Maybe we are, but hopefully all the great stuff we cram into these pages shows that there is still hope.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Now Ten!

Remember 2008? The biggest economic crash of our time hit us the same year as this magazine. Yes, it's Now Then's tenth birthday. In the sma…

Council Axe The Party Whip: Keeping The Pack Together

Some people don’t understand the hunt. The thrill of pursuit. Tracking where the hounds are going, whipping the stray ones back into the pac…

Some people don’t understand the hunt. The thrill of pursuit. Tracking where the hounds are going, whipping the stray ones back into the pac

Festival of Debate: The Debate Continues

At the time of writing, the Festival of Debate is five weeks away. Tickets are flying out already for the 75+ events in the programme, indic…

At the time of writing, the Festival of Debate is five weeks away. Tickets are flying out already for the 75+ events in the programme, indic

Venice <-> Sheffield: We Are Not An Island

The Poly-Technic is a collaboration between artists Steve Pool and Kate Genever, who have been working together for ten years to create art …

The Poly-Technic is a collaboration between artists Steve Pool and Kate Genever, who have been working together for ten years to create art 

Superhero: Saving the Parallel City

For Now Then’s tenth birthday, I decided to rifle through the various pieces I’ve written over seven of those years, exploring the fringe la…

For Now Then’s tenth birthday, I decided to rifle through the various pieces I’ve written over seven of those years, exploring the fringe la

Sad Facts Birthday Facts for Ageing Friends

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NOW THEN MAGAZINE Now Then Magazine is ten years old this month. In human years, that is also ten years old. Old enough to us…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NOW THEN MAGAZINE
Now Then Magazine is ten years old this month. In human years, that is also ten years old. Old enough to us

Art & Soul: 10 Years of Art in Now Then

From the get-go, we have built Now Then around the work of a monthly featured artist. We started small at first, reaching out to visual arti…

From the get-go, we have built Now Then around the work of a monthly featured artist. We started small at first, reaching out to visual arti

A Celebratory Feast

Steam Yard Aberdeen Court, 97 Division Street, S1 4GE steamyard.co.uk "Every breakfast is a special occasion to us. Anytime we can welcom…

 Steam Yard
 Aberdeen Court, 97 Division Street, S1 4GE
 steamyard.co.uk
"Every breakfast is a special occasion to us. Anytime we can welcom

Now Then 10 Cocktail: By Public

We were wracking our brains for a way to celebrate the tenth birthday of Now Then when Public, the new cocktail bar in the basement of the T…

We were wracking our brains for a way to celebrate the tenth birthday of Now Then when Public, the new cocktail bar in the basement of the T

Live / stage review La Belle Époque Weekend / The Altered Hours

21 March Foundry It's almost a year since I interviewed Gary Numan for Now Then, when we discussed his decision to leave the UK, partially…

 21 March
Foundry

It's almost a year since I interviewed Gary Numan for Now Then, when we discussed his decision to leave the UK, partially

Live / stage review Frost/Nixon / The Kingdom Come #3

26 February The Crucible Twelve years ago, when Peter Morgan’s play premiered in London, the playwright could never have suspected that we …

 26 February
The Crucible
Twelve years ago, when Peter Morgan’s play premiered in London, the playwright could never have suspected that we 

Filmreel The Shape of Water / Journeyman / Film Listings

Dir. Guillermo del Toro In The Shape of Water, Del Toro has given us arguably his best, most satisfying work since Pan's Labyrinth. It's a …

 Dir. Guillermo del Toro
In The Shape of Water, Del Toro has given us arguably his best, most satisfying work since Pan's Labyrinth. It's a 

Richard Hawley Music on the edge

From playing with Treebound Story and Longpigs in the eighties and nineties to a stint with Pulp and a string of acclaimed solo albums since…

Headsup Platform 4

Known for their eccentric compositions, high-quality performances and friendly nature, Platform 4 – consisting of Tom James, Tom Owen, Chris…

Known for their eccentric compositions, high-quality performances and friendly nature, Platform 4 – consisting of Tom James, Tom Owen, Chris

Now Then 10: A Decade in Print

v2.0 Coming Soon... We launched the Now Then Discounts App in September 2014 with the dual aims of encouraging people in Sheffield to spen…

 v2.0 Coming Soon...

We launched the Now Then Discounts App in September 2014 with the dual aims of encouraging people in Sheffield to spen

Talking Heads

Over the last decade, Now Then has spoken to hundreds of musicians, composers and groups about their work, from celebrated veterans of left-…

Over the last decade, Now Then has spoken to hundreds of musicians, composers and groups about their work, from celebrated veterans of left-