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Issue 123 June 2018

Once again, the time has come for us to put the print magazine to bed for summer, coming back fresh-faced and super-keen in September.

Over summer, we will be re-launching the existing Now Then Discounts app for Apple and Android devices, bringing magazine content and artwork across and calling it simply the Now Then app. If you’ve already got it installed, the new version will come to you as if by magic via automatic update.

This month we’ve got pieces on Sheffield Doc/Fest, including Filmreel’s pick of the festival and an interview with video artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard about their new installation, DOUBLETHINK. Joyce Bullivant explores heritage in her Timewalk piece, while Localcheck looks at co-operative working. Our featured artist is the superb Helena Pérez Garcia. We can’t get enough of her work. As always, there’s plenty more to sink your teeth into.

Festival of Debate continues until 29 June, so take a look at the site for full details of our events exploring politics, economics and society – festivalofdebate.com. I’d also recommend you attend the launch of the Hannah Directory on 7 June at Access Space and pick up a copy of this informative, beautifully-designed, pocket-sized book “celebrating the great stuff that people are doing in places in England’s north, and asking how even more of it can happen”. A fine statement of intent.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Who's in Charge Here?

Do you like taking orders? Are you happy going to work? Global capitalism dominates our stormy economic world like a fleet of battleships, e…

Do you like taking orders? Are you happy going to work?
Global capitalism dominates our stormy economic world like a fleet of battleships, e

Timewalk: I Want to Start a Heritage Revolution

I started Timewalk Project five years ago with the idea of mapping out Sheffield's historic sites and linking them to history groups – but i…

I started Timewalk Project five years ago with the idea of mapping out Sheffield's historic sites and linking them to history groups – but i

Festival of Debate: Be Curious, Not Judgemental

As Festival of Debate enters the final furlong on its ten-week run, we want to thank everyone who has come out to our events, from the most …

As Festival of Debate enters the final furlong on its ten-week run, we want to thank everyone who has come out to our events, from the most 

Smart City: Come Out from Behind Your Screen

The ghost of Roald Dahl has come to dinner. Death hasn’t dulled his appetite for wine. “'Never stop looking at the world with glittering ey…

The ghost of Roald Dahl has come to dinner.

Death hasn’t dulled his appetite for wine. “'Never stop looking at the world with glittering ey

A Mexican Fiesta

Mexican food is colourfully diverse, with dishes from heuvos ranchos and zingy ceviche to tacos topped with pico de gallo. The cuisine varie…

Mexican food is colourfully diverse, with dishes from heuvos ranchos and zingy ceviche to tacos topped with pico de gallo. The cuisine varie

Recipe Carnitas

Enter any Mexican taquería in California and you'll find carnitas on the menu, usually pork butt (the shoulder roast) - braised first, pulle…

Joe Kriss / Salena Godden Linton Kwesi Johnson / Kayombo Chingonyi

After my kakha, my father’s father who died before I was born, I was gifted this Luvale name; the self-same borne by my kakha, brother…

 After my kakha, 
my father’s father who died 
before I was born, 
I was gifted this Luvale name; 
the self-same 
borne by my kakha, brother

Helena Pérez Garcia: Universal Meaning

[GAL25]Helena Pérez Garcia is a designer and illustrator who originates from Spain, but now lives and works here in the UK. Her work explore…

Mishka Shubaly: Back From The Brink / Soundwaves

The sound of a thousand drunken nights slouched over a dive bar pours from the music of American songwriter Mishka Shubaly. It's the sound …

The sound of a thousand drunken nights slouched over a dive bar pours from the music of American songwriter Mishka Shubaly.

It's the sound 

Live / stage review Peace / Roderick Williams & Ensemble 360

9 May Leadmill I’d just started university when Peace came to my attention. My life seemed destined to become a weak brew of student debt …

 9 May
Leadmill

I’d just started university when Peace came to my attention. My life seemed destined to become a weak brew of student debt 

Filmreel Doc/Fest 2018: Think/Rhythms/Visions / Film Listings

Eclectic as ever, this month Sheffield Doc/Fest presents its films alongside virtual and augmented reality experiences and numerous talks a…

Eclectic as ever, this month Sheffield Doc/Fest presents its films alongside virtual and augmented reality experiences and numerous talks a

Sad Facts Banging Thoughts for Guilty Friends

Racism comes in many forms. The type of racism I experience is the type exclusively levelled at jowl-encrusted 50 year old men from suburba…

 Racism comes in many forms. The type of racism I experience is the type exclusively levelled at jowl-encrusted 50 year old men from suburba

Headsup Project Sandstorm / Now Then 10 Mix

Budding entrepreneurs and industry tycoons have been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in nothing less than the future of mu…

 Budding entrepreneurs and industry tycoons have been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in nothing less than the future of mu