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Issue 135 June 2019

As I write this, Festival of Debate 2019 is drawing to a close. On behalf of Opus and all its staff, I want to offer a heartfelt thanks to everyone involved – partners, sponsors, volunteers and audience members. After around 60 events of all shapes and sizes, we’re ready for a much-needed rest.

This is also the final issue of Now Then before our summer break, with the next print mag out in September. To stay up to speed, download the Now Then App for all the usual content over summer. We’re currently running a readership survey across social media, with plenty of prizes to be won for taking part, so please take a look if you’re a regular reader.

To close out the first half of the year, we’ve asked past featured artist Andy Cropper back. We are in awe of Andy’s work and strongly recommend you go down to Cupola Gallery in Hillsborough this month to see it in the flesh.

Have a great summer.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Co-operatives Pay Dividends

Richer Sounds in Broomhall has sold quality hi-fi equipment at cheap prices for years, with enthusiastic and knowledgeable service. Now aged…

Lower Pitsmoor: Signs of the Times

Yes, it was me.I can explain. But before I do, let me say that for the most part I think the continued development of Kelham Island is a goo…

Exile: In An Untethered Time

It had been unseasonably warm and sunny all week. Daffodils and crocuses dug out their springtime headdresses, café chairs shuffled outside,…

Waste Not...

Millions of tonnes of food and drink is thrown away every year in the UK and much of this waste could have been avoided. Shocking, isn't it?…

Morley's Fun Page Kropotkin's Crab

"Oh, no, uh... Peter Kropotkin was a naturalist and anarchist philosopher from the 19th century and he saw a crab here in 1882..."

New Wave & Blondie's punk-in-opposition

Along with cat ownership, sourdough bread and mid-twentieth century interior design, one of my favourite things about being an insufferable …

Roy Ayers: Sunshine & Good Vibes

At 78, Roy Ayers still has an infectious youthfulness about him. Over six decades of recording and performing have kept him young, and over …

Headsup Out and About

Out and About aims to create welcoming spaces for LGBT people in a world traditionally dominated by straight men. We spoke to founders Heath…

Birds of Passage

The afterimages of violence circulate through multiple worlds in Birds of Passage, the newest film from the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the S…

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