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Issue 58 January 2013

2012 was a fantastic year for all Opus projects, but Now Then in particular came on leaps and bounds. While we are taking a break from print this month, we will be back with a vengeance in both Sheffield and Manchester in February, with a featured artist from the other side of the Pennines gracing our pages.

If your New Year’s resolution is to have a go at writing a review, interview a hero of yours, or try your hand at poetry, give us a shout. Our page space can be limited, but we will always point you in the right direction and we try to judge every piece of writing on its own individual merits.

This month we have artwork from local sculptor Simon Kent, articles on food banks, disused spaces, MRI scans and the world of online comedy, as well as the usual news and reviews, plus an interview with Lis Murphy of Musicians Without Borders UK.

This month's articles

Localcheck Feminism and Activism.

Activism can spring up as a protest reaction, or else existing actions may create the conditions for further developments. In Sheffield…

Savages: Food banks in Sheffield

You've got to be prepared. It's always good to have some food about, like some tins of beans. Or bread. Bread mould isn't poisonous, you…

Dead Space NUM Headquarters.

The lost, the forgotten, the neglected and the rejected. We have all seen buildings that correspond to these criteria in and around our…

Bees Make Honey: A CALL TO ARMS

When I finished my Fine Art degree I was disillusioned and apathetic about the creative industries. It seemed that to get ahead you needed…

Budget meals.

Recipe by Cassie Kill. Serves 4. 800g beef brisket (excess fat removed, cut into small chunks) 1 onion (sliced) 1 red pepper (deseeded…

Live / stage review My Fair Lady.

19th DECEMBER, THE CRUCIBLE. Daniel Evans stepped up once again this Christmas to direct a rousing, vibrant version of My Fair Lady at the…

Simon Kent: Carving out a niche

Simon Kent is a local artist with a difference. Carving sculptures out of large chunks of wood with his chainsaw, the pieces he creates are…