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Issue 34 January 2011

Hello one and all and welcome to the new Now Then site. We’re really happy with the way it has turned out and an extra special thanks goes out to Michael Auty at madewithpixels for getting it online. We will be tweaking it in the coming months, as well as trying to get all our back issues uploaded, so give us a shout if you have any feedback or ideas for improvement.

Now Then #34 is an online-only issue. Many mags take a break in January because business is slow, but we’re not ones to sit about twiddling our thumbs. This month, I recommend you read Will Milner’s article about Sheffield Gangs and Nigel Mphisa’s exclusive interview with Cinematic Orchestra.

Happy New Year. You’ve had your fun – now get your nose back to the grindstone.

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This month's articles

Sheffield poetics

The Young Writers' Hub is a new online network for young writers. It provides information about events, publications and opportunities for …

 The Young Writers' Hub is a new online network for young writers. It provides information about events, publications and opportunities for 

Localcheck Credit unions and Christmas debt.

This article will change your life. You will be better off if you read it. Struggling through a tidal wave of Christmas debts? Smile! Can't …

This article will change your life. You will be better off if you read it. Struggling through a tidal wave of Christmas debts? Smile! Can't 

Council Axe Consumption.

How are the New Year resolutions doing? Dribbled with the fat of nut roast pig, scorched with candle smoke and cheap wine, muddled by late n…

How are the New Year resolutions doing? Dribbled with the fat of nut roast pig, scorched with candle smoke and cheap wine, muddled by late n

Sheffield Wildlife Trust: With green fingers and hearts

The year is 15,000 BC. The nomadic tribespeople of the Urn stand and admire their finished showpiece, a stone circle in Crookes. It has take…

The year is 15,000 BC. The nomadic tribespeople of the Urn stand and admire their finished showpiece, a stone circle in Crookes. It has take

Sheffield Gangs: A History of Violence

Not so long ago, Sheffield was infamous for its gang culture, a story told in J.P. Bean's excellent local history, The Sheffield Gang Wars.

Stop the Traffik: Slavery: Not Just in the History Books

Slavery. A dirty word for a dirty practice which most would agree is a lesson learnt. So why are we still doing it? According to the United …

Slavery. A dirty word for a dirty practice which most would agree is a lesson learnt. So why are we still doing it? According to the United 

Nathan Gibson: Capturing the Sheffield Winter

Nathan has been our in-house photographer for the last couple of years, and his work has graced a multitude of posters in the name of the ca…

Nathan has been our in-house photographer for the last couple of years, and his work has graced a multitude of posters in the name of the ca

Sound Big Audio Dynamite.

Last month, Site Gallery played host to Unsound Systems, an installation exploring the various ways that sound has been utilised as a weapon…

Last month, Site Gallery played host to Unsound Systems, an installation exploring the various ways that sound has been utilised as a weapon

Damo Suzuki, Frozac, Taste of Eden, Am Jam

9th December. Harley. Reviewer - Clare Whitty. The Harley rarely fails to deliver an eclectic range of musical events, making it one of the…

9th December.
Harley.

Reviewer - Clare Whitty.
The Harley rarely fails to deliver an eclectic range of musical events, making it one of the

Cinematic Orchestra: Undeniably beautiful and smoky

Wikipedia describes the Cinematic Orchestra as "a British electronic and jazz group". Although factually correct, this description does the …

Wikipedia describes the Cinematic Orchestra as "a British electronic and jazz group". Although factually correct, this description does the 

Filmreel Praise the lord. Jesus in Film.

The problem with Jesus as subject matter will always be the immediate lack of objectivity as any proposed dialogue takes shape. Those who ch…

The problem with Jesus as subject matter will always be the immediate lack of objectivity as any proposed dialogue takes shape. Those who ch