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Issue 44 November 2011

Thanks to everyone who has complimented us on last month’s Off The Shelf landscape issue. We were very pleased with it. For now we are back to portrait, but we will almost certainly try it again in the future. It was a refreshing change to present the mag in a different format and it’s something we’re really interested in exploring.

Following on from Now Then #43, our featured artist this month is local photographer Theo Simpson, who presents us with sequences of images, some of which have been taken from self-published books like What We Buy (more on that on page 39). Theo creates his own opportunities and is a hard worker, as you can see by the range of photos on offer here, and it’s great to have him on board after featuring other locals working in a similar vein.

Articles this month cover the Human Rights Act, the Jarrow Marches, sacred art and traditional British food. An amusing piece by 27b/6 brings some light relief. Our music section includes interviews with Sheffield techno luminaries The Black Dog and Liam O’Shea of Mixed in Sheffield fame. I would also recommend you read Sam Parkin’s article about Senegalese hip-hop on page 43.

If you are keen and have already started thinking about Christmas shopping, please do what you can to support local traders. Not only are their products often unique, but buying them puts more money back into the local economy and strengthens our community.

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This month's articles

Filmreel Film Architectures.

The second stage of structuring the narrative of a film is to build upon and around the psychological foundations of each scene. I realise I…

Filmreel Buildings in Film.

The advent of cinema was for all those involved a turbulent and unpredictable affair. The discovery that moving images could be recorded and…

The Black Dog: Liber Canis

Martin and Richard Dust joined The Black Dog in 2001. The group was founded in 1989 by Ken Downie, Ed Handley and Andy Turner. Only the form…

What We Buy: In the Age of Consumerism

As the economic downturn continues we encounter dramatic changes in the landscape of our high streets, with both the small independent store…

Theo Simpson: That's a lot of pylons

More photography this month from local snapper Theo Simpson. Fresh from running courses in self-publishing, we've managed to tie him down f…

Offally Good...

By Phill James. As we come into the colder seasons, I find warming one-pot dishes to be just the ticket huddled around the fire with a gla…

27b/6 Pie Charts

I quite like Simon. He is like the school teacher that would pull you aside after class and list, for an hour, every bad aspect of your pers…

Sacred Art: Supreme Realities

"Here in the West the nature of the world was traditionally understood with developing symbolic geometry in philosophy and art. In the ancie…

Jarrow Marches: Give us jobs!

There's always one who keeps the revolution waiting and, as I was running five minutes late to meet the marchers on a drizzly Thursday morni…