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Issue 122 May 2018

Festival of Debate is in full swing in Sheffield. Thanks to everyone who came to our opening event last month with Yanis Varoufakis. It’s the biggest event Opus has run in its ten-year history and we were really pleased with how it went. The Festival continues until 29 June, with many events of all shapes and sizes covering the key issues of our day.

Another exciting development is that we are relaunching the Now Then Discounts App over summer, transforming it into simply the Now Then App. We’re not going anywhere, because we love print, but hopefully we can start exploring more digital content on a regular basis.

This month’s featured artist is Lisa O’Hara, a local illustrator and graphic designer, whose work you may have spotted on gig posters and flyers over the last couple of years, as well as the pump clip for the official Festival of Debate ale from Abbeydale Brewery, called Agent of Change (available in all good ale houses now).

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This month's articles

Localcheck Peace in the Park

In spring 2018, people have again started talking about World War Three. Trump, May and Macron started bombing in Syria, without a democrat…

In spring 2018, people have again started talking about World War Three.

Trump, May and Macron started bombing in Syria, without a democrat

Bike Sharing: From Anarchism to App

Earlier this year, Sheffield woke up to a colourful new transport development: hundreds of yellow bicycles ready for anyone to ride away thr…

Earlier this year, Sheffield woke up to a colourful new transport development: hundreds of yellow bicycles ready for anyone to ride away thr

Festival of Debate: Carry Hope in Your Fists

Thu 10 May | 6:45pm | Quaker Meeting House | Free Evil - a word not often seen outside tabloid headlines in the modern world. 'Administra…

 Thu 10 May | 6:45pm | Quaker Meeting House | Free

Evil - a word not often seen outside tabloid headlines in the modern world. 
'Administra

Futureshock: Social Media and 21st Century activism

Last month was one of reflection: 2001: A Spacy Odyssey, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, and 'that' speech …

Last month was one of reflection: 2001: A Spacy Odyssey, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, and 'that' speech 

Sheffield Food Festival

@Fizzfromage Sister team Hatty and Emily have taken the classic mac & cheese and brought it up to date with exciting toppings, served …

 @Fizzfromage

Sister team Hatty and Emily have taken the classic mac & cheese and brought it up to date with exciting toppings, served 

Lisa O'Hara: Surrealist Manifestations

[GAL24]This month's featured artist, Lisa O'Hara, is an illustrator and graphic designer living and working in the Sheffield area. Her work …

Women in Classical Music

As a woman who works in classical music, both in trumpet performance and journalism, I’m often reminded of the divide between men and women …

As a woman who works in classical music, both in trumpet performance and journalism, I’m often reminded of the divide between men and women 

Trembling Bells / Ligeti Quartet / Jarvis Cocker / Let's Eat Grandma

The HUBS 4 April Heading up the stage at Hallam Students' Union, preceded by the Sufjan Stevens-esque Baby Copperhead and the frankly bonker…

The HUBS
4 April
Heading up the stage at Hallam Students' Union, preceded by the Sufjan Stevens-esque Baby Copperhead and the frankly bonker

Reeps One: Speaking Music

Vocal artist and championship beatboxer Reeps One has become a case study for academics across the globe, given that what he can do with his…

Headsup Rite Trax

I first met Mike Thompson at the first RiteTrax event in 2015, which brought together underground artists from across the city at Yellow Arc…

I first met Mike Thompson at the first RiteTrax event in 2015, which brought together underground artists from across the city at Yellow Arc

Filmreel Tales from Stump City / Bergman at the Showroom / Film Listings

2009’s Fantastic Mr Fox proved Wes Anderson’s pastel baroque worlds could be seamlessly rendered into stop-motion. The quirky and light-hea…

 2009’s Fantastic Mr Fox proved Wes Anderson’s pastel baroque worlds could be seamlessly rendered into stop-motion. The quirky and light-hea