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Issue 48 March 2012

This month we welcome a past Now Then artist who continues to refine his craft – Nathan Gibson. Nathan provided photography for our 34th issue back in January 2010 and has been providing the odd image for Now Then since way before then. Currently based in Leeds, his photos take a look at a diverse range of subjects, from protest to very personal portrait pieces and commissioned work.

We have articles on asylum, the Council’s Fairness Commission, Sharrow Lantern Carnival and the election in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as a witty piece from comedian Freddie Quinne entitled ‘Lock and Key’, a piece on funding cuts at Museums Sheffield, a special Guilty Pleasures themed Filmreel page and an interview with violin virtuoso Andrew Bird. If you are a soup fan, take a look at our recipes and Cassie Kill’s piece on the Grow Your Own movement in the Food section.

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This month's articles

Opus in 2012: Coming this year from the Now Then family

OPUSINDEPENDENTS.COM The new Opus Independents website is now live. Designed by the fine hand of Mr Michael Auty at madewithpixels, who did …

OPUSINDEPENDENTS.COM
The new Opus Independents website is now live. Designed by the fine hand of Mr Michael Auty at madewithpixels, who did 

Filmreel Guilty Pleasures.

JOÃO PAULO SIMÕES. This month's Filmreel welcomes three guest writers, each taking a very personal stance on the notion of guilty pleasure…

 JOÃO PAULO SIMÕES.

This month's Filmreel welcomes three guest writers, each taking a very personal stance on the notion of guilty pleasure

Andrew Bird: What's mistaken for closeness is just a case of mitosis

Andrew Bird is an Illinois-based multi-instrumentalist, perhaps best known as a virtuoso violinist and grade A whistler. His music has mutat…

Andrew Bird is an Illinois-based multi-instrumentalist, perhaps best known as a virtuoso violinist and grade A whistler. His music has mutat

Bunga Bunga / Riddimtion / Liquid Steel Sessions / What's On.

3rd February. DLS. Reviewer - Wayne Hoyle. On more weekends than not nowadays, the once deserted back alleys of Shalesmoor are quietly te…

3rd February.
DLS. 

Reviewer - Wayne Hoyle.

On more weekends than not nowadays, the once deserted back alleys of Shalesmoor are quietly te

Sound Pirates of the Internet.

Words change their meaning constantly. They evolve along with our society and the issues it faces. One example is "pirate". Contrary to what…

Words change their meaning constantly. They evolve along with our society and the issues it faces. One example is "pirate". Contrary to what

Nathan Gibson: Pride in the Process

This month's art comes from a long time collaborator of mine, the amazing photographer Nathan Gibson. Appearing from the world of oil paint …

This month's art comes from a long time collaborator of mine, the amazing photographer Nathan Gibson. Appearing from the world of oil paint 

Museums: England's fourth largest city deserves better

At the time of writing, Museums Sheffield has lost its Arts Council funding. Not the 'We Wanna Do This One Tiny Cool Project' funding. No, t…

At the time of writing, Museums Sheffield has lost its Arts Council funding. Not the 'We Wanna Do This One Tiny Cool Project' funding. No, t

Joining the Green Fingers Brigade.

Correen Robinson. Serves 4. 4 leeks 500g potatoes 2 tablespoons of butter 2 cloves of garlic 2 tablespoons of parsley 1 tablespoon of ore…

 Correen Robinson.
 Serves 4.

4 leeks
500g potatoes
2 tablespoons of butter
2 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of parsley
1 tablespoon of ore

Diaspora: Perspectives on post-election Democratic Republic of Congo

On 28th November 2011, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) held the second ever democratic election of its existence. Locking horns were …

On 28th November 2011, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) held the second ever democratic election of its existence. Locking horns were 

Lantern Festival: Magic on the Streets of Sharrow

Herds of excited lantern bearers dressed in vibrant costumes from all walks of life, entertainers, fire jugglers, dancers and performers par…

Herds of excited lantern bearers dressed in vibrant costumes from all walks of life, entertainers, fire jugglers, dancers and performers par

Fairness: What is Fair?

For politicians, promising to make things "fairer" is the new baby kissing. You wonder what the alternative is. "Vote me and I'll make your …

For politicians, promising to make things "fairer" is the new baby kissing. You wonder what the alternative is. "Vote me and I'll make your 

Localcheck Asylum.

Imagine for a moment that you live far from the cosy comforts of Sheffield and that brutal forces of control dominate daily life. Disappear…

Imagine for a moment that you live far from the cosy comforts of Sheffield and that brutal forces of control dominate daily life.

Disappear