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Issue 43 October 2011

We’ve finally taken the plunge and done our first landscape magazine, and we couldn’t think of a more suitable candidate for featured artist than Andy Brown, a local photographer with a good eye and a hugely varied back catalogue of images. Particularly worth perusing are his shots of the residents of Park Hill and his Peak District collection.

This month’s magazine is a special issue celebrating Off the Shelf Festival of Writing and Reading, which takes place across Sheffield between 8th and 29th of this month. Turn to page 28 for our pick of the scheduled events. You can also find interviews with poet Daljit Nagra and climate change expert Mike Hulme on pages 22 and 30 respectively, while this month’s Wordlife includes poems from Wendy Cope, Daljit Nagra and Joe Dunthorne.

Our food page is themed around Indian cuisine and our music interview is with Glaswegian instrumental rock band Mogwai. There are various other topics covered elsewhere, including a piece on the UK Uncut movement.

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This month's articles

Filmreel Taglines.

No art form has associated itself more with the notion of entertainment than film. Tragic, isn't it? But let's not worry about the restricti…

No art form has associated itself more with the notion of entertainment than film. Tragic, isn't it? But let's not worry about the restricti

Filmreel The Bad, The Worse and The Worst.

Over the last couple of months, a number of outspoken voices amongst the cinematic community have come out claiming that commercial filmmake…

Over the last couple of months, a number of outspoken voices amongst the cinematic community have come out claiming that commercial filmmake

Mogwai: Hardcore Will Never Die

Mogwai released their first album Mogwai Young Team in 1997. Hailing from Glasgow, the five-piece have carved out a considerable niche in th…

Mogwai released their first album Mogwai Young Team in 1997. Hailing from Glasgow, the five-piece have carved out a considerable niche in th

The Payroll Union / Zachary Cale / The War on Drugs / Bestival

16th September. Lantern Theatre. Reviewer - Ben Eckersley. The Payroll Union are clearly a very hardworking band, as Your Obedient Servant …

16th September.
Lantern Theatre.
Reviewer - Ben Eckersley.

The Payroll Union are clearly a very hardworking band, as Your Obedient Servant 

A Strange Beast.

She'll make you laugh. She'll make you cry. She can anger you. She can sometimes sneak in at 4 in the morning stinking of sambuca and Hugo B…

She'll make you laugh. She'll make you cry. She can anger you. She can sometimes sneak in at 4 in the morning stinking of sambuca and Hugo B

Andy Brown: ENVIOUSTIMECOUK

Last featured in the Sheffield Photographers special (NT33) - Andy Brown remains firmly one of my favourite local working artists. Four sets…

Last featured in the Sheffield Photographers special (NT33) - Andy Brown remains firmly one of my favourite local working artists. Four sets

Mike Hulme: Why We Disagree About Climate Change

Mike Hulme has been a climate researcher since 1988, starting his career at the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East A…

Mike Hulme has been a climate researcher since 1988, starting his career at the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East A

Off the Shelf Listings: Our pick of the festivities

Wednesday 12th October. 7pm. Pennine Theatre, Hallam Uni. £9/£7 (cons). Will Self is among the most admired journalists and writers wo…

 Wednesday 12th October. 7pm. 
Pennine Theatre, Hallam Uni. 
£9/£7 (cons).

Will Self is among the most admired journalists and writers wo

Daljit Nagra: Never rest on your laurels

Daljit Nagra is one of Britain's most innovative poets. His poems relate to the experience of British-born Indians, especially Indian Sikhs,…

Daljit Nagra is one of Britain's most innovative poets. His poems relate to the experience of British-born Indians, especially Indian Sikhs,

Off the Shelf: Sheffield's Annual Celebration of Writing and Reading

Welcome to our Off The Shelf special. We've taken our content from their programme, so this is a taster of what's going on in Sheffield thro…

Welcome to our Off The Shelf special. We've taken our content from their programme, so this is a taster of what's going on in Sheffield thro

In Search of a 'Real' Curry.

Recipe by Carly Mountain. This is a recipe I got from a local restaurant when I was studying in South India. It is for a gravy which can p…

 Recipe by Carly Mountain.

This is a recipe I got from a local restaurant when I was studying in South India. It is for a gravy which can p

Uncutting: A Personal Choice

There has been much written in the rightwing media about UK Uncut and people who participate in their events. They have been tagged as terro…

There has been much written in the rightwing media about UK Uncut and people who participate in their events. They have been tagged as terro

Work Experience: From the Bubble of Education to the Bathtub of Employment

Work experience students are an easy target. Baggy-shirted and spotty-faced, they quickly become the butt of many an office joke. They bound…

Work experience students are an easy target. Baggy-shirted and spotty-faced, they quickly become the butt of many an office joke. They bound

Digital Region: The Net in South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire is unique in a number of ways, but you know all about them already (Wikipedia is there if you're struggling to think past Je…

South Yorkshire is unique in a number of ways, but you know all about them already (Wikipedia is there if you're struggling to think past Je

Localcheck Going Forward.

Around the end of the 1990s I first heard a new phrase in a particularly memorable meeting. You will have heard it. In the circumstances it …

Around the end of the 1990s I first heard a new phrase in a particularly memorable meeting. You will have heard it. In the circumstances it 

Books: The 3rd Sheffield International Artist's Book Prize Exhibition

A book cast in glass, a book carved from wood, books made from plastic and mirrors, delicate books of handmade paper, a book in a matchbox, …

A book cast in glass, a book carved from wood, books made from plastic and mirrors, delicate books of handmade paper, a book in a matchbox,