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Issue 64 July 2013

As you probably already know, as usual we are online only for this month and next, returning to print with force in September.

This month we’ve got an art feature from local sculptor Stoneface, articles on healthcare, gender identity and the Fair Deal for Sheffield campaign, interviews with new Sheffield record label the Little Mesters’ Recording Confederacy, Chali 2na of hip hop collective Jurassic 5 and legendary film editor and sound designer Walter Murch in the Filmreel section, on top of a healthy collection of album and gig reviews, and two in-depth accounts of this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest, which by all accounts was a great success.

As ever, if you have something to contribute to Now Then, get in touch with me.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Healthcare.

A huge social experiment is being conducted on the world, and it's time to talk about it. It's almost invisible to many people. Discussion t…

A huge social experiment is being conducted on the world, and it's time to talk about it. It's almost invisible to many people. Discussion t

Somewhereto: Connecting young people with free space

Somewhereto_ is a service that helps young people access space to do what they love. By opening up hundreds of spaces across the UK, it aims…

Somewhereto_ is a service that helps young people access space to do what they love. By opening up hundreds of spaces across the UK, it aims

A Fair Deal for Sheffield: Local vs Central Government

After over 30 years of rapid growth in the finance sector we have also seen a reduction of local government power and autonomy. Through mas…

After over 30 years of rapid growth in the finance sector we have also seen a reduction of local government power and autonomy.

Through mas

Stoneface: Be Yourself

Stoneface is a creative sculptor currently living and working in Sheffield. Working on both abstract and figurative projects and regularly t…

Stoneface is a creative sculptor currently living and working in Sheffield. Working on both abstract and figurative projects and regularly t

Headsup Little Mesters’ Recording Confederacy.

The Little Mesters’ Recording Confederacy is a record label set up last year by local musicians Bob Saull, Jim Ghedi and Neal Heppleston as …

The Little Mesters’ Recording Confederacy is a record label set up last year by local musicians Bob Saull, Jim Ghedi and Neal Heppleston as 

Chali 2na: Time will tell you when it’s time

There are arguments aplenty in 2013 that hip hop is entering a new golden age - listen to most things coming out of the Brooklyn underground…

There are arguments aplenty in 2013 that hip hop is entering a new golden age - listen to most things coming out of the Brooklyn underground

Filmreel DOC/FEST 2013, PART 1 / WALTER MURCH.

The facts after-the-fact: International and UK delegate attendance at the 20th edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest rose by 18%, breaking all previ…

The facts after-the-fact: International and UK delegate attendance at the 20th edition of Sheffield Doc/Fest rose by 18%, breaking all previ

Filmreel DOC/FEST 2013, PART 2.

I had the pleasure of reviewing some standout films at this year's Doc/Fest. Inadvertently, I found that the flicks I happened to watch pair…

I had the pleasure of reviewing some standout films at this year's Doc/Fest. Inadvertently, I found that the flicks I happened to watch pair

Pink or Blue or?: Gender Difference

I was buying a pair of swimming goggles for my daughter, but they only had blue. ‘We only have blue, is that ok?’ said the man behind the de…

I was buying a pair of swimming goggles for my daughter, but they only had blue. ‘We only have blue, is that ok?’ said the man behind the de

Barbecues.

Serves 6. Recipe by Cassie Kill. 1.5kg belly pork 2 tbsp sea salt 2 star anise, ground 1 tbsp soy sauce 8 garlic cloves 1 tbsp English mus…

 Serves 6.
Recipe by Cassie Kill.

1.5kg belly pork
2 tbsp sea salt
2 star anise, ground
1 tbsp soy sauce
8 garlic cloves
1 tbsp English mus

Al McLimens / Aaron Castledine / Joe Kriss.

He went into the White Lion and wept pints. She’s left me, Frank, he sobbed into his Tetley’s, Even though it was Frank’s day off. She’s le…

 He went into the White Lion and wept pints.
She’s left me, Frank, he sobbed into his Tetley’s,
Even though it was Frank’s day off.
She’s le

British Sea Power / Holy Esque / Jimmy Cliff / Beardyman.

15th June. Crucible. Reviewer – Pete Martin. I last saw British Sea Power about ten years ago supporting the Libertines at the Leadmill. Th…

15th June.
Crucible.

Reviewer – Pete Martin.
I last saw British Sea Power about ten years ago supporting the Libertines at the Leadmill. Th

Nationwide: Vote No

This weekend I got up in the middle of night, ran through Broomhall, across Hanover way, along Division Street, and plastered the Barker’s P…

This weekend I got up in the middle of night, ran through Broomhall, across Hanover way, along Division Street, and plastered the Barker’s P

Listings: Hosted by Cool Beans and Puzzled

It’s official. It’s now over six months since Christmas. Six months since you were unwrapping gifts, stuffing your face with all sorts and a…

It’s official. It’s now over six months since Christmas. Six months since you were unwrapping gifts, stuffing your face with all sorts and a