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Issue 66 September 2013

It’s a pleasure to be back in print this month after our usual two month summer break. We’ve got some great magazines in store for you before the year is out. If you missed our July and August online-only issues though, get online and take a look. There’s some great stuff up there, including artwork by Stoneface and Peter Et Le Wolff, interviews with film editor and sound designer Walter Murch, Jurassic 5 rapper Chali 2na and Soul Jazz Records founder Stuart Baker, as well as loads of reviews and articles.

This month we are happy to present the art of Florence Blanchard (a.k.a Ema), an insightful piece on Castle Market, a feature on comedian Simon Munnery, and an interview with Michael Ward, one of the writers of Now Will You Listen!, an audio-visual storytelling event taking place this month as part of Sensoria Festival.

Speaking of Sensoria, we are chuffed to be media sponsors for this year’s festival, so you will find plenty of tidbits scattered throughout the mag. If you want to look at their rather fabulous programme, head to sensoria.org.uk.

If you want to get it touch with me, whisper into the wind or, if it’s easier for you, email me.

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This month's articles

Localcheck We're All Fracked.

Was ‘fracking’ supposed to sound rude, like masturbation, or is that just me? When the 2010 film Gasland indicated that ‘hydraulic fracturin…

Was ‘fracking’ supposed to sound rude, like masturbation, or is that just me? When the 2010 film Gasland indicated that ‘hydraulic fracturin

Dead Space 2 For A Pound - Castle Market.

Bargains, special offers and value for money – that’s what the people of Sheffield have been receiving from stallholders at Castle Market fo…

Bargains, special offers and value for money – that’s what the people of Sheffield have been receiving from stallholders at Castle Market fo

Webcasting: Tranparent government in action?

Council meetings are the places where the decisions about how our city is run are made – whether it is how money is spent, how often our bin…

Council meetings are the places where the decisions about how our city is run are made – whether it is how money is spent, how often our bin

Simon Munnery: Fylm Makker

Despite being an entertainer for over 25 years, Simon Munnery isn’t exactly a household name. Apart from his all-too-brief 2001 comedy Atten…

Despite being an entertainer for over 25 years, Simon Munnery isn’t exactly a household name. Apart from his all-too-brief 2001 comedy Atten

Common People: Reclaiming The Land

In recent times, the word ‘common’ has really lost its original meaning. ‘Commons’ refers to the cultural and natural resources accessible t…

In recent times, the word ‘common’ has really lost its original meaning. ‘Commons’ refers to the cultural and natural resources accessible t

Florence Blanchard Sheffield via New York via Montpellier

Sheffield-based artist Florence Blanchard (also known as Ema) started out as a graffiti writer in her hometown of Montpellier. She later mov…

Sheffield-based artist Florence Blanchard (also known as Ema) started out as a graffiti writer in her hometown of Montpellier. She later mov

Sound The Day that never came – the failure of a band that had it all.

It’s a low-lit joint and as I make my way in the smell of dried up beer mixed with bleach overwhelms me. A nice tabby cat is sleeping in one…

It’s a low-lit joint and as I make my way in the smell of dried up beer mixed with bleach overwhelms me. A nice tabby cat is sleeping in one

Michael Ward: Now Will You Listen!

As part of this year’s Sensoria festival, a festival dedicated to all that is music, film and art, musician and writer Michael Somerset Ward…

As part of this year’s Sensoria festival, a festival dedicated to all that is music, film and art, musician and writer Michael Somerset Ward

Fat Freddy's Drop: Kiwi 7-piece chat about 'Blackbird'

Fat Freddy's Drop have been plying their trade for well over ten years of regular touring, including a memorable headline show at Glastonbur…

Fat Freddy's Drop have been plying their trade for well over ten years of regular touring, including a memorable headline show at Glastonbur

Headsup CPU Records.

In just one year CPU Records have firmly established themselves within the techno scene, building up an impressive repertoire starting with …

In just one year CPU Records have firmly established themselves within the techno scene, building up an impressive repertoire starting with 

Baking.

Recipe by Ben Davies, Forge Bakehouse. Friands are bite-sized almond cakes that really hit the spot. They’re perfect with a cup of tea or …

 Recipe by Ben Davies, Forge Bakehouse.

Friands are bite-sized almond cakes that really hit the spot. They’re
perfect with a cup of tea or 

Black Thunder Revue / Beacons / Improvised Scores / Beautiful Days.

2nd August. Shakespeares. Reviewer – Pete Martin. WagonWheelMedia has been promoting shows in Sheffield since 2006. Main man Craig has pres…

2nd August.
Shakespeares.

Reviewer – Pete Martin.
WagonWheelMedia has been promoting shows in Sheffield since 2006.
Main man Craig has pres

Filmreel Hype & Trailers.

Ben Halford. Hollywood virtually runs on hype and follows a simple formula. If there’s publicity and money to be made then it must be capi…

 Ben Halford.

Hollywood virtually runs on hype and follows a simple formula. If
there’s publicity and money to be made then it must be capi