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A Magazine for Sheffield

Issue 131 February 2019

Liam Casey makes a good point in this month’s artist interview, framing February’s featured artist Ellen Jewett as a ‘superrealist’ sculptor. It’s impossible to convey the detail of the Canada- based artist’s work on mere paper, but hopefully the first print issue of Now Then in 2019 gives you a taste.

This month it was our great pleasure to interview the punk-rock bard Dr John Cooper Clarke, Leonore Wheatley of Sheffield- Manchester ‘nerd disco’ outfit International Teachers of Pop,and Bambos Georgiou of Sheffield Comics Network. Elsewhere,I encourage you to read Rachael Hand’s piece on Sheffield’s proposed Clean Air Zone and Martin Currie’s piece on the ‘Pitsmoor Renaissance’.

Now Then has an open submissions policy, which means anyone can pitch ideas to us. If you’ve got something you want to say on these pages, get in touch. If you just fancy trying your hand at writing, we’re all ears.


This month's articles

Localcheck Extinction or Rebellion

Activist teenagers come and go, but climate-striking Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg went further than most. She ended up speaking to the…

Eat The Seasons

By this point your healthy New Year's resolutions may already have fallen by the wayside. But all is not lost. To shake up your list of…

Ellen Jewett Ellen Jewett: Superrealist sculpture

All the craft associated with hyperrealism is present in Ellen Jewett's art. You could almost mistake each sculpture for a real creature, but up close, a bird's feathers are blades of grass, a deer's antlers are formed of tree branches.

Sheffield Does 69 Love Songs

It was a friend called David Davidson, so good they named him twice, who introduced me to 69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields. It was the…

The Favourite

The Favourite, a genre-defying delight, has at its centre a woman's grief. That this woman is Queen Anne - in a career-defining performance…

Mr Fruit Salad

The first Regather Comedy Club of the year started off in the usual fashion, with compère Sean Morley taking to the stage, his usual blend…