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Issue 45 December 2011

Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last year – readers, writers, advertisers, local businesses, artists, musicians, promoters. It means a great deal that we are still going strong after three and a half years, and that is as much a testament to you as it is to our own blood and sweat. Here’s to the next three and a half.

That time again. You might even be reading this while eating your freakishly large turkey. But if the big day is still on the horizon, consider buying presents and provisions from local independent businesses. Christmas is all about family and friends, and what better way to show them you care than buying unique presents and tasty local products. Try roasting a pigeon (more on that in our Food section). Consider the impact of your purchases and don’t buy more than you need. I challenge you not to watch rubbish Christmas TV.

Above all, enjoy yourself and the company of others. See you next year.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Occupy Sheffield.

A good friend of mine pointed out that life is like a game of Monopoly. Very soon after you get into it you realise that someone's got the u…

A good friend of mine pointed out that life is like a game of Monopoly. Very soon after you get into it you realise that someone's got the u

Wellbeing: Never mind the economy

There has been a lot of fuss about the economy lately, you might have noticed. There's fuss about how we are all in debt to each other to th…

There has been a lot of fuss about the economy lately, you might have noticed. There's fuss about how we are all in debt to each other to th

Cathedral Archer Project: Helping the homeless and vulnerable

The Cathedral Archer Project was set up in 1990 to support homeless and vulnerable adults living in Sheffield. Based at Sheffield Cathedral …

The Cathedral Archer Project was set up in 1990 to support homeless and vulnerable adults living in Sheffield. Based at Sheffield Cathedral 

Christmas: Have yourself a very Marxist Christmas

I never got the chance to meet my Grandad Harry on my Mum's side of the family, which is a shame because while he managed to cause my Mum im…

I never got the chance to meet my Grandad Harry on my Mum's side of the family, which is a shame because while he managed to cause my Mum im

Recession: If it looks like a duck

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." George Orwell, Animal Farm. Like a lugubrious wild boar who slovenly …

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." George Orwell, Animal Farm.

Like a lugubrious wild boar who slovenly 

FareShare / Midwinter Feasting / Christmas Recipes.

This country wastes a lot of food. We all know this. At home, many people buy too much or plan badly and as a result, end up discarding lar…

 This country wastes a lot of food. We all know this. At home, many people buy too much or plan badly and as a result, end up discarding lar

27b/6 Working in the Design Industry

"I am sick to death of dealing with you designers. Being able to draw and dressing like women doesn't make you special." There are many thin…

"I am sick to death of dealing with you designers. Being able to draw and dressing like women doesn't make you special."
There are many thin

NHS: Competition and Privatisation

Andrew Lansley's Health and Social Care Bill has been attacked on many grounds. I'll summarise these objections before adding my own. Neith…

Andrew Lansley's Health and Social Care Bill has been attacked on many grounds. I'll summarise these objections before adding my own.

Neith

James Oliver / Donna Jones / Joe Kriss.

There's a bad case of Moorfoot Where there should have been your work-boots Cos everyone's a winner There's a hordings around nothing …

 There's a bad case of Moorfoot 
Where there should have been your work-boots 
Cos everyone's a winner 

There's a hordings around nothing 

Chris Godley: Chasing the shapes that numbers make

A departure from the doodle this month. This month's feature is entirely generative patterns - numbers and code that produce line, form and …

A departure from the doodle this month. This month's feature is entirely generative patterns - numbers and code that produce line, form and 

Sound Portable Music.

I have absolutely no qualms in admitting I dance to car alarms. I've been known to 'box some beat' to an assortment of birdsong and have hum…

I have absolutely no qualms in admitting I dance to car alarms. I've been known to 'box some beat' to an assortment of birdsong and have hum

Magazine / Na Zdrove / Neil McSweeney / Yuck

9th November. Plug. Reviewer - Pete Martin. A near-capacity crowd greets post-punk legends Magazine on their comeback tour. After releasin…

9th November. 
Plug. 
Reviewer - Pete Martin.
A near-capacity crowd greets post-punk legends Magazine on their comeback tour. After releasin

Richard H Kirk: On Johnny YesNo, Sweet Exorcist and the riots

Richard H Kirk was one of the founding members of influential Sheffield group Cabaret Voltaire, who formed in the early 70s and quickly beca…

Richard H Kirk was one of the founding members of influential Sheffield group Cabaret Voltaire, who formed in the early 70s and quickly beca

Live / stage review The End at the Lantern Theatre, 18th November.

This play, inspired by Shakespeare's most famous piece of stage direction, sounds like the sort of show that most people would avoid. In fa…

This play, inspired by Shakespeare's most famous piece of stage direction, sounds like the sort of show that most people would avoid.

In fa

Headsup Sheffield Techno Institute.

Sheffield Techno Institute, now run by Ben Dorey and Terry Dragatis, has been providing a consistent techno fix since September 2010. Showc…

Sheffield Techno Institute, now run by Ben Dorey and Terry Dragatis, has been providing a consistent techno fix since September 2010.

Showc

Filmreel (In)voluntary Circumcisions.

This is where I stand on the subject of censorship: every single aspect of the human condition - no matter how dark, difficult or inconvenie…

This is where I stand on the subject of censorship: every single aspect of the human condition - no matter how dark, difficult or inconvenie