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Issue 38 May 2011

I reckon we’ve had our summer now. No more hot weather until next year. BBQs in the snow. Paddling pools full of rain.

If that really is the case, we should all be doing some sort of sun dance ahead of Peace in the Park Festival on 4th June. If you have never heard of Sheffield’s most peaceful cultural rendezvous, turn to page 48 sharpish and we’ll let you off. If you have heard of it, you’ll know it is one of the city’s best-loved annual festivals, packed full of song, dance, food, drink and merriment. And that doesn’t even include the evening celebrations. Don’t miss it.

Now Then #38 sports interviews with Media Lens and Mount Kimbie, on top of the usual local and (inter) national pieces, including a Wordlife prose special and the re-emergence of 27b/6.

Come down to the Forum on 8th May to celebrate our third birthday as a magazine, with performances from Bell Hagg Orkestar and Zacc Rogers.

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This month's articles

Localcheck May Goings On

The spirit of freedom and equality is blowing through Sheffield's rebellious streets like a summer breeze. It's May, and the season kicks of…

The spirit of freedom and equality is blowing through Sheffield's rebellious streets like a summer breeze. It's May, and the season kicks of

Heeley City farm: Green since '81

Going green has become a fashion trend in the last few years, something for celebrities to hitch their star to. Suddenly knobbly shaped veg…

Going green has become a fashion trend in the last few years, something for celebrities to hitch their star to.

Suddenly knobbly shaped veg

Media Lens: correcting for the distorted vision of the coporate media

Media Lens is a media analysis organisation set up by David Edwards and David Cromwell in 2001 to highlight the shortcomings of mainstream m…

Media Lens is a media analysis organisation set up by David Edwards and David Cromwell in 2001 to highlight the shortcomings of mainstream m

Tabloid watch: Keeping an eye on the red tops

On 31st March 2011, the Daily Express front page headline claimed 'Salt Banned in Chip Shops'. The truth was rather more mundane - a scheme …

On 31st March 2011, the Daily Express front page headline claimed 'Salt Banned in Chip Shops'. The truth was rather more mundane - a scheme 

The venns: Pub Quizzes Explained

QUINT'S AUTO-ETHNOGRAPHY OF PUB QUIZZES. I first breezed through Sheffield from New York on a pen pal visit in 1992, and took two photograph…

QUINT'S AUTO-ETHNOGRAPHY OF PUB QUIZZES.
I first breezed through Sheffield from New York on a pen pal visit in 1992, and took two photograph

27b/6 one girl. twelve cups.

Due to there being an unprecedented twelve coffee cups needing to be cleaned in the sink at work, it is understandable that Shannon would be…

Due to there being an unprecedented twelve coffee cups needing to be cleaned in the sink at work, it is understandable that Shannon would be

Scotia Works: Charities and social change organisations

The name 'works' is synonymous with Sheffield's past. The city's works were home to cutlers and other 'little mesters' that formed its wealt…

The name 'works' is synonymous with Sheffield's past. The city's works were home to cutlers and other 'little mesters' that formed its wealt

Dean Lilleyman. Sam Priestley.

drove it drunk to pitsmoor, missed a bend and bent a lamp-post, ran to my half-sister's bleeding and never got pinched. my father calls h…

  drove it drunk to pitsmoor, missed a bend and bent a lamp-post, ran to my
half-sister's bleeding and never got pinched.
 my father calls h

Martin Machado: Paint what you know

There is something slightly tragic about living in the most landlocked city in the UK and missing the sea daily, but that's the life of a Sc…

There is something slightly tragic about living in the most landlocked city in the UK and missing the sea daily, but that's the life of a Sc

Sound Talent in Music.

The other week I overheard a conversation that made me really angry. It went roughly as follows: Man: "I'm just so bored at the minute. Wha…

The other week I overheard a conversation that made me really angry. It went roughly as follows:

Man: "I'm just so bored at the minute. Wha

Soup Kitchen. Curry in the Surrey. Jah Shaka. Wiley.

25th March @ M-Code. Reviewer - Ben Dorey. Big things occurred in the last week of March as a collaboration between Birmingham's prolific B…

25th March @ M-Code.
Reviewer - Ben Dorey.

Big things occurred in the last week of March as a collaboration between Birmingham's prolific B

Chrissy Murderbot. 13 & God. Cex. Cobra Fist. Biodub.

Women's Studies. Planet Mu. Reviewer - Jack Scourfield. If you haven't heard of 'juke' yet, you've clearly been living under a large rock…

 Women's Studies.
Planet Mu.

Reviewer - Jack Scourfield.

If you haven't heard of 'juke' yet, you've clearly been living under a large rock

Mount Kimbie: Hotflush duo talk about recent successes

Unmitigated hype is a serious accusation to throw at any artist and Mount Kimbie prove that a bit of mainstream accreditation is no reason t…

Unmitigated hype is a serious accusation to throw at any artist and Mount Kimbie prove that a bit of mainstream accreditation is no reason t

Peace in the Park: 4th June @ Ponderosa Park Free

It's that time of year again. Time to choose between wellies and sandals, the safe route or living on the edge. Time to dig out those beads.…

It's that time of year again. Time to choose between wellies and sandals, the safe route or living on the edge. Time to dig out those beads.

Filmreel (De)construction.

There's something to be said about an art form that makes you think of another whilst retaining a complete discernment of its own language. …

There's something to be said about an art form that makes you think of another whilst retaining a complete discernment of its own language.