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Issue 50 May 2012

Last month’s magazine marked our 4th birthday as a publication, so I said most of my thank-you’s then, but this one is also special because it is our 50th issue. It’s hard to believe how far we have come from our lowly beginnings, so once again, thank you to everyone who has been involved in any capacity.

Last month saw the release of the Now Then pale ale with Abbeydale Brewery, which has gone down a storm across the city. By the time you are reading this, stocks will probably have run out, but keep your eye out for more beer-related projects from us in the not-too-distant future. We have also made a short film about the brewing process with Nathan Gibson, which you should be able to watch online now.

This issue includes interviews with Joy Division bassist Peter Hook and Sheffield’s own Off Me Nut Records, as well as articles on the Olympics, the NHS and Europe’s Last Dictator. Also check out the comedy courtesy of NewsThump, and vegan recipes in our Food section.

In case you hadn’t noticed, artwork this month comes from Pete McKee. One of the city’s best loved and most immediately identifiable artists, Pete has provided us with a series of sketches that are his love letter to Sheffield. A great art submission for our 50th. Enjoy.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Freeman College.

Today I heard about someone coming to Sheffield and being transformed. Literally, fundamentally changed. That's not an expression people use…

Today I heard about someone coming to Sheffield and being transformed. Literally, fundamentally changed. That's not an expression people use

NHS: Under Threat

Despite the widespread concern and opposition to the coalition government's NHS reforms, the Health and Social Care Bill has received royal …

Despite the widespread concern and opposition to the coalition government's NHS reforms, the Health and Social Care Bill has received royal 

Olympics: The circus is coming to town

The London 2012 Olympics are hurdling towards us at break neck cost, not just to our taxes but, it would seem, increasingly to our civil lib…

The London 2012 Olympics are hurdling towards us at break neck cost, not just to our taxes but, it would seem, increasingly to our civil lib

Just stop it!

Serves 3-4. Ingredients: 200g of strong bread flour (around 12% protein is best) Dried instant yeast Soya mince Tomato passata Vegetables …

 Serves 3-4.

Ingredients:
200g of strong bread flour (around 12% protein is best)
Dried instant yeast
Soya mince
Tomato passata
Vegetables 

Europe's Last Dictator: Alexsandr Lukashenko's Belarus

Recently, I was lucky enough to attend the premiere of Europe's Last Dictator with the filmmakers Mathew Charles and Juan Passarelli. Filmed…

Recently, I was lucky enough to attend the premiere of Europe's Last Dictator with the filmmakers Mathew Charles and Juan Passarelli. Filmed

Pete McKee: A Love Letter to Sheffield

Pete McKee is one of the most immediately identifiable artists currently working in Sheffield. Even if you haven't heard the name, chances a…

Pete McKee is one of the most immediately identifiable artists currently working in Sheffield. Even if you haven't heard the name, chances a

Sound Festivals.

23rd-27th August. Market Harborough, Northamptonshire. If you read last month's Now Then you will know how much we love Shambala. Taking p…

 23rd-27th August.
Market Harborough, Northamptonshire.

If you read last month's Now Then you will know how much we love Shambala. Taking p

Abe / Night Train / Folk Forest vs Wordlife / King Mojo 6th Birthday.

7th APRIL. BUNGALOWS AND BEARS. Reviewer - CHARLOTTE TANNER. The Sheffield-based collective Abe sum up their music in five words - textura…

7th APRIL.
BUNGALOWS AND BEARS.

Reviewer - CHARLOTTE TANNER.

The Sheffield-based collective Abe sum up their music in five words - textura

Peter Hook: Unknown Pleasures

In 1976, Peter Hook was involved in the founding of one of the most important British bands of the last 40 years. For most people, the work …

In 1976, Peter Hook was involved in the founding of one of the most important British bands of the last 40 years. For most people, the work 

Headsup Off Me Nut Records.

You've probably heard of Off Me Nut already, or at least recognise the big yellow smiley logo branding their releases. Regularly playing bil…

You've probably heard of Off Me Nut already, or at least recognise the big yellow smiley logo branding their releases. Regularly playing bil

Filmreel Three Films - Three Decades (Part 2).

JOÃO PAULO SIMÕES. The most important film to be made and released in the last decade is not about the dawn of the 21st century or the soc…

 JOÃO PAULO SIMÕES.

The most important film to be made and released in the last decade is not about the dawn of the 21st century or the soc