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Issue 67 October 2013

Once again, another first for Now Then – we’ve never featured sculptures quite like this in print. Kris Kuksi is based in the US and produces some of the most dazzlingly intricate assemblages we have seen in a very long time. Read about his working processes on page 34.

In celebration of Off The Shelf Festival of Words, running at various venues across Sheffield until 2nd November, we have got some special content for you, including interviews with festival curator Jackie Kay and up-and-coming poet Hollie McNish, whose poem ‘Mathematics’ is reaching 1.5m views online. We will also be hosting the opening and closing parties for the festival – the former at the Winter Gardens on 12th October, 11am-4pm with open mic slots available, and the latter at Shakespeares on 2nd November, featuring Hollie McNish and an all-Sheffield poetry slam.

I’d also recommend you read Fat Roland’s interview with The Orb on page 48, and Jason’s piece on zero hours contracts on page 9.

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This month's articles

Zero Hours: The Value of Work

Work is valued in two ways. There’s social value and what the job pays. We need nursery workers to look after kids, care workers to check on…

Work is valued in two ways. There’s social value and what the job pays. We need nursery workers to look after kids, care workers to check on

Jackie Kay: On The Outside

Jackie Kay is one of the UK’s best loved poets and novelists, and is the guest curator of this month’s Off The Shelf Festival of Words. She’…

Jackie Kay is one of the UK’s best loved poets and novelists, and is the guest curator of this month’s Off The Shelf Festival of Words. She’

Cemetery: Voices of the Dead

Sheffield takes pride in its history. With roots deep in its hidden castle and the steel scarred narrative of the industrial past emblazoned…

Sheffield takes pride in its history. With roots deep in its hidden castle and the steel scarred narrative of the industrial past emblazoned

Stanage: Stand Up For Stanage

Every time you go up Ringinglow Road, away from the city, a complete transformation in the landscape unfolds before your eyes. The houses …

Every time you go up Ringinglow Road, away from the city, a complete transformation in the landscape unfolds before your eyes. 

The houses 

Cheese.

RECIPE BY ANDY SWINSCOE, COURTYARD DAIRY. Serves 4, or 8 as a starter. This tart is lovely for a lunch, or serve with boiled new potatoes …

 RECIPE BY ANDY SWINSCOE, COURTYARD DAIRY.

Serves 4, or 8 as a starter.
This tart is lovely for a lunch, or serve with boiled new potatoes 

Hollie McNish / Helen Mort / Moniza Alvi.

One frost-rich, half-invented night, a moonbeam like a Sheffield knife cuts through to Brearley in the dark enchanted by his cast-out work:…

 One frost-rich, half-invented night,
a moonbeam like a Sheffield knife
cuts through to Brearley in the dark
enchanted by his cast-out work:

Kris Kuksi: The Architecture of Fantasy

Kris Kuksi’s art is so vast that we would’ve liked to have printed a special, double-sized edition for you this month. Even then we could on…

Kris Kuksi’s art is so vast that we would’ve liked to have printed a special, double-sized edition for you this month. Even then we could on

Sound ICE MUSIC.

As technology advances, pioneering minds are developing unique new ways to harness the creative potential of nature in sound and sound in na…

As technology advances, pioneering minds are developing unique new ways to harness the creative potential of nature in sound and sound in na

65DAYSOFSTATIC / FLIGHT BRIGADE / MERCHANDISE / STAY POSITIVE.

23rd September. Sound Control, Manchester. Reviewer – Alex Adams. It’s a chilly night in Manchester and the streets are quiet, but inside So…

23rd September.
Sound Control, Manchester.
Reviewer – Alex Adams.
It’s a chilly night in Manchester and the streets are quiet, but inside So

The Orb: History of the Future

They’re all getting old, all the musicians. Mick Jagger prances around Glasto like a splintered toothpick. David Bowie is now some kind of w…

They’re all getting old, all the musicians. Mick Jagger prances around Glasto like a splintered toothpick. David Bowie is now some kind of w

Headsup Freaky Fuzz.

In a city so renowned for great music and great venues, it’s inevitable to find a bunch of great promoters doing the sifting and sewing to p…

In a city so renowned for great music and great venues, it’s inevitable to find a bunch of great promoters doing the sifting and sewing to p

Filmreel ENTITLEMENT III / LOVELACE.

JOÃO PAULO SIMÕES. The Welsh spell cinema with an ‘s’. This is surely an illustration of how their perplexing phonetics evolved through ti…

 JOÃO PAULO SIMÕES.

The Welsh spell cinema with an ‘s’. This is surely an illustration of how their perplexing phonetics evolved through ti

Localcheck Access Space.

When you hear the word 'culture', do you reach for your gun or your chequebook? Or the 'off' button? What is culture? What is art? We leave …

When you hear the word 'culture', do you reach for your gun or your chequebook? Or the 'off' button? What is culture? What is art? We leave