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Issue 40 July 2011

Thanks to everyone who came down to Peace in the Park last month and checked out the Opus/Now Then stage. We had a whale of a time, hosted some great musicians and also raised money for Sheffield Mind and Self Help Africa. We’ll see you all next year for more of the same.

Doug Pyper returns this month with an article about drug policy and a brief interview with Professor David Nutt, former chair of the government’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, who was dismissed in 2009 for stating that ecstasy is statistically no more harmful than horse riding.

I would also recommend you read Ben Jackson’s piece on real ale in Sheffield and beyond. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that beer is an important part of our heritage, but more than that it is a vital industry and must remain so. Local breweries need your support, so get supping.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Access Space

If you go down to the town today, you're in for a big surprise, at least in certain areas. Walk to the end of the Workstation. Don't cross t…

If you go down to the town today, you're in for a big surprise, at least in certain areas. Walk to the end of the Workstation. Don't cross t

Inequality: Health and Wealth

The left hand map shows the proportion of people in Sheffield on income support. The right hand map shows the rate of people dying. What we …

The left hand map shows the proportion of people in Sheffield on income support. The right hand map shows the rate of people dying. What we 

Drugs: Science, not Stigma

On 2nd June the Global Commission on Drug Policy released a report which began with the words "The global war on drugs has failed". Whenev…

On 2nd June the Global Commission on Drug Policy released a report which began with the words "The global war on drugs has failed". 

Whenev

Filmreel Spliced Memories - Part 2.

...And here's the second round of our insider's view of the art of film editing. Having delivered the image article in the last issue, we no…

...And here's the second round of our insider's view of the art of film editing. Having delivered the image article in the last issue, we no

Filmreel DOC WONDERFUL / GIVE UP TOMORROW.

DOC/WONDERFUL. REVIEWER - ALEX KEEGAN. Little did anyone know that the most sought-after commodity at this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest was not…

DOC/WONDERFUL.
REVIEWER - ALEX KEEGAN.
Little did anyone know that the most sought-after commodity at this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest was not

Minimalism: Beyond the narrative

I am standing surrounded by bodies flailing in a field, the beat progressing ever forward at a steady tempo but creating the illusion of sta…

I am standing surrounded by bodies flailing in a field, the beat progressing ever forward at a steady tempo but creating the illusion of sta

Illum Sphere: Long live the plan

Illum Sphere is Ryan Hunn, a Manchester resident in his early 20s with a somewhat original take on bass music. Stating his intentions with t…

Illum Sphere is Ryan Hunn, a Manchester resident in his early 20s with a somewhat original take on bass music. Stating his intentions with t

Machinedrum / Wu Lyf / Zomby / The Black Dog.

Room(s). Planet Mu. Reviewer - Tom Belshaw. Are you growing weary of following what everyone else is doing? Have a penchant for condescen…

 Room(s).
Planet Mu.

Reviewer - Tom Belshaw.

Are you growing weary of following what everyone else is doing? Have a penchant
for condescen

Sound Netlabel Dub.

The pages of this magazine have long been shouting praise in the direction of the netlabel scene and like it or not, I am here to shout a li…

The pages of this magazine have long been shouting praise in the direction of the netlabel scene and like it or not, I am here to shout a li

George Law: Hantu Head Honcho

After the last few editions of non-local and well established artist types it's time to head back to Sheffield. Veteran of a multitude of li…

After the last few editions of non-local and well established artist types it's time to head back to Sheffield. Veteran of a multitude of li

The Ale City: Step Away From the Stella

Sheffield is a city famed the world over for its production of things, and though our major export has always been the stainless hard stuff,…

Sheffield is a city famed the world over for its production of things, and though our major export has always been the stainless hard stuff,

27b/6 Tower Defense.

I do not get on all that well with my offspring's teacher. Ever since the day she gave him a brochure explaining the real meaning of Easter,…

I do not get on all that well with my offspring's teacher. Ever since the day she gave him a brochure explaining the real meaning of Easter,

Glade / Mutiny.

10TH - 12TH JUNE. HOUGHTON HOUSE, KING'S LYNN. REVIEWER - SAM WALBY. What can I possibly say about Glade Festival in 500 words? Not nearly e…

10TH - 12TH JUNE.
HOUGHTON HOUSE, KING'S LYNN.
REVIEWER - SAM WALBY.
What can I possibly say about Glade Festival in 500 words? Not nearly e

Peace in the Park: 4TH JUNE PONDEROSA PARK

If Sheffield's cultural landscape was a monarchy, then Peace in the Park would be one of its crown jewels, a true idyll of peace and a basti…

If Sheffield's cultural landscape was a monarchy, then Peace in the Park would be one of its crown jewels, a true idyll of peace and a basti