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Issue 60 March 2013

Greetings and welcome to our 60th issue. Next month will be our fifth birthday, so stay tuned for something rather big, but that doesn’t mean we’ve put all of our eggs in one proverbial basket. This month’s mag features art from the fantastic Handiedan, a collage artist born, bred and based in The Netherlands. We’re all big fans of her work, and it’s great to feature art that is so different to anything we have covered so far. Read our interview with her for an insight into her working techniques.

Recommended read this month goes to Jason Leman’s article on the proposed Bedroom Tax. We also have an interview with Wolverhampton-based musical duo Letherette, a special Localcheck piece on high speed rail, our second printed installation of Dead Space, poetry curated by award-winning local poet Helen Mort, and a piece by Tom Belshaw about musical progression throughout the ages.

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This month's articles

Localcheck HS2.

I really support public transport, but the proposed HS2 high speed rail plan has so many weak links that it's strange the three mainstream p…

I really support public transport, but the proposed HS2 high speed rail plan has so many weak links that it's strange the three mainstream p

Dead Space Lost Post - The Old Central Post Office.

How much do we take notice of the environment around our city centre? Why are decent buildings sitting empty? This month the focus of Dead S…

How much do we take notice of the environment around our city centre? Why are decent buildings sitting empty? This month the focus of Dead S

Bedroom Tax: A government under-occupied

Hello. As MP for Bollinger on the Mange I have noticed a lot of misunderstanding of late from the more unfortunate amongst us, such as those…

Hello. As MP for Bollinger on the Mange I have noticed a lot of misunderstanding of late from the more unfortunate amongst us, such as those

1913: A Year That Influenced Everything

My grandma would have been 100 this year, so I've decided to research and celebrate other centenaries in her honour. She was incredibly warm…

My grandma would have been 100 this year, so I've decided to research and celebrate other centenaries in her honour. She was incredibly warm

Handiedan: Dutch collage artist talks about her art

Handiedan is the artistic moniker of Hanneke Treffers. Born, bred and currently based in The Netherlands, she works with mixed media, creati…

Handiedan is the artistic moniker of Hanneke Treffers. Born, bred and currently based in The Netherlands, she works with mixed media, creati

Sound Progression.

"Do you ever feel like a plastic bag?" It's a quandary whose true meaning resonates through the annals of time, back to the widely accepte…

"Do you ever feel like a plastic bag?" 

It's a quandary whose true meaning resonates through the annals of time, back to the widely accepte

Letherette: Wolverhampton Duo Talk Innocent Pleasures

Letherette are a production duo based in Wolverhampton. Now signed to Ninja Tune after releasing two wildly popular EPs on Ho Tep, a sub-lab…

Letherette are a production duo based in Wolverhampton. Now signed to Ninja Tune after releasing two wildly popular EPs on Ho Tep, a sub-lab

Japanese.

Many people argue that the Japanese diet is the healthiest in the world. Whilst this title is subject to fierce debate, there are certainly…

 Many people argue that the Japanese diet is the healthiest in the world. Whilst this title is subject to fierce debate, there are certainly

Collated by Helen Mort.

Guest editing Word Life feels like slipping my feet into shoes far too big for them, then tiptoeing around in the snow. It's a daunting, ex…

 Guest editing Word Life feels like slipping my feet into shoes far too big for them, then tiptoeing around in the snow. It's a daunting, ex

Tom, Nick and Lenny 3 / Villagers / Norman Jay + more.

LANTERN THEATRE. 2ND FEBRUARY. REVIEWER - PAUL ROBSON. On 2nd February the Lantern Theatre held a sold-out charity event to help raise fund…

LANTERN THEATRE.
2ND FEBRUARY.

REVIEWER - PAUL ROBSON.
On 2nd February the Lantern Theatre held a sold-out charity event to help raise fund

Live / stage review The Full Monty at the Lyceum, 18th February.

Some 16 years since the unlikely worldwide success of The Full Monty film, the story of six unemployed Sheffield men who form a male stripte…

Some 16 years since the unlikely worldwide success of The Full Monty film, the story of six unemployed Sheffield men who form a male stripte

Filmreel Dramatic Veracity vs Factual Accuracy.

JOÃO PAULO SIMÕES. Kathryn Bigelow is under attack. The first woman director ever to win an Oscar had to be aware that making a film like …

 JOÃO PAULO SIMÕES.

Kathryn Bigelow is under attack. The first woman director ever to win an
Oscar had to be aware that making a film like 

Sylvia Broeckx: Hug An Atheist

Sheffield-based filmmaker Sylvia Broeckx is on a mission - to persuade the people of America that her fellow atheists aren't terrifying, amo…

Sheffield-based filmmaker Sylvia Broeckx is on a mission - to persuade the people of America that her fellow atheists aren't terrifying, amo

Libraries: In Defence of Public Libraries

A friend of mine recently told me that he wouldn't really mind if all the public libraries in Sheffield were closed. He didn't see this as p…

A friend of mine recently told me that he wouldn't really mind if all the public libraries in Sheffield were closed. He didn't see this as p