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Issue 124 July 2018

As always, we’re online only for July and August, coming back into print in September.

As well as managing our other projects, over summer we are deep in digital territory, focussing on redeveloping the existing Now Then Discounts app into simply the Now Then app.

This means that after summer we will have a mobile and tablet-friendly platform for all our content and artwork, delivered straight to your pocket free of charge. We’re really looking forward to it.

Last month we also released the Now Then 10 mix, celebrating just a tiny selection of the music we have showcased through the mag since 2008. Have a listen below.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Stop Press

In May, Sheffield’s new Lord Mayor, Magid Magid, reportedly visited anti-fracking campaigners at the Preston site, which was blockaded last …

In May, Sheffield’s new Lord Mayor, Magid Magid, reportedly visited anti-fracking campaigners at the Preston site, which was blockaded last 

Vanishing Democracy:

Is this how democracy in local government dies? For the last six years, I have been working to improve local transparency and decision maki…

Is this how democracy in local government dies?

For the last six years, I have been working to improve local transparency and decision maki

Vanishing Democracy: Has Council lost touch with the people?

Is this how democracy in local government dies? For the last six years, I have been working to improve local transparency and decision maki…

Is this how democracy in local government dies?

For the last six years, I have been working to improve local transparency and decision maki

Rain: Chasing Sheffield's rain shadow

I lived in Crookes for a year in 2011. An attic bedroom gifted me a panoramic view of Sheffield, looking out towards the east. You could see…

I lived in Crookes for a year in 2011. An attic bedroom gifted me a panoramic view of Sheffield, looking out towards the east. You could see

The Tap Runs Faster: When prudence loses control

"Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand" - Aphra Behn (1770-1827) Expert or not, the topic of money - systems, banking and…

"Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand" - Aphra Behn (1770-1827)

Expert or not, the topic of money - systems, banking and

Road Tennis: Bajan sport in Sheffield

Road Tennis is a cross between lawn tennis and table tennis. Popular in the Caribbean island of Barbados, we are now playing it right here i…

Road Tennis is a cross between lawn tennis and table tennis. Popular in the Caribbean island of Barbados, we are now playing it right here i

Night Kitchen Tales

With aggressive redevelopers and increasing rents contributing to a continued fall in the number of nightclubs and music venues across the U…

With aggressive redevelopers and increasing rents contributing to a continued fall in the number of nightclubs and music venues across the U

Drenge: The Return of the Brothers Loveless

Dazed, disorientated and dripping with sweat. Anyone who’s attended a Drenge gig will be familiar with the feeling. Since forming the band …

Dazed, disorientated and dripping with sweat. Anyone who’s attended a Drenge gig will be familiar with the feeling.

Since forming the band 

Live / stage review CW Stoneking // KALLIDA

19 June Plug Tom Bower has the unenviable task of opening proceedings tonight to a sparse crowd spread around the edges of the room, but h…

 19 June
Plug

Tom Bower has the unenviable task of opening proceedings tonight to a sparse crowd spread around the edges of the room, but h

Filmreel Whose Story? - Doc/Fest 2018

Whose Story? Authentic Voices in Storytelling' was the title of a Doc/Fest delegate session that raised some interesting questions about how…

Whose Story? Authentic Voices in Storytelling' was the title of a Doc/Fest delegate session that raised some interesting questions about how

A Slice of the Gin Action

Recipe by Trippets Lounge Bar Salmon fillets 200g caster sugar 140g table salt 1 lemon, juice & zest 3 oranges, peel only 50ml Liverp…

 Recipe by Trippets Lounge Bar 

Salmon fillets
200g caster sugar
140g table salt
1 lemon, juice & zest
3 oranges, peel only
50ml Liverp

Live / stage review One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Crucible

Ken Kesey’s seminal 1962 novel is no stranger to the stage, having been adapted into a play by Dale Wasserman and Kirk Douglas the year afte…

Ken Kesey’s seminal 1962 novel is no stranger to the stage, having been adapted into a play by Dale Wasserman and Kirk Douglas the year afte

Hosted by Joe Kriss

The best tactic for entrapment is a triangle formation, past, future, geographical déjà vu resulting in a loss of the inclination for self-…

 The best tactic for entrapment
is a triangle formation,
past, future, geographical déjà vu
resulting in a loss of the inclination
for self-

Sad Facts Interesting Information for Courteous Citizens

The Veganazis, Vegeterrorians and Pest-ca-scarians are no match for my meat-induced physical strength. I could easily and clinically rip th…

 The Veganazis, Vegeterrorians and Pest-ca-scarians are no match for my meat-induced physical strength. I could easily and clinically rip th

Now Then 10 BBQ Special

What's the inspiration behind your Now Then 10 BBQ item? After some thought on what we can do to celebrate your 10th anniversary at Now Then…

What's the inspiration behind your Now Then 10 BBQ item?
After some thought on what we can do to celebrate your 10th anniversary at Now Then